Heavy Snow of March 4-5, 2014

Overview Snowfall Maps Photos Snowfall Totals

Overview

A passing weather system brought snow to the region from the evening of March 4th into the morning hours of March 5th.  Although the snow did not last long, it produced a narrow band of heavy snow across southern Minnesota into neighboring northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin.  Very little snow fell along and north of Interstate 94.

Snowfall reached 10 to 12 inches over parts of Mower Co., MN (near Austin), with 8" around Waukon and Cresco, IA, 4-5" around Rochester, MN, and only about 2" around La Crosse, WI.

Winter Weather Advisories were in effect during the snowfall.

radar loop 

Loop of the snow on Doppler Radar. Purple and white colors show heaviest snowfall rates.


  Snowfall Maps

midwest snowfall

 regional snowfall

Upper Mississippi River Valley March 4-5 Totals

Regional Snow Totals March 4-5

local snowfall

Local Snow Totals March 4-5

 


  Photos

image of snow falling in Rochester, MN

image of snow in Austin, MN

image of snow on cars in austin

image of snow on cars in rochester

Picture from Rochester, MN by @BuckyBeeman

Picture of Austin, MN by @ChrisKuball

Snow on cars at KAAL (Austin) by @ChrisKuball

Snow on cars at KTTC (Rochester) by @Ted_Schmidt

using a snowblower in Austin, MN

person cleaning snow on top of car

   

Picture from Austin, MN by @RandyBrock

Picture from Albert Lea, MN

   


 Snowfall Reports

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1010 AM CST WED MAR 5 2014

...MARCH 4-5, 2014 SNOWFALL REPORTS...

LOCATION                       AMOUNT    TIME/DATE       LAT/LON

...NORTHEAST IOWA...

...ALLAMAKEE...
WAUKON 8NW                     8.8       0655 AM 03/05   43.34N/91.60W
WAUKON                         8.0       0602 AM 03/05   43.27N/91.48W
HARPERS FERRY                  7.0       0658 AM 03/05   43.20N/91.15W
WATERVILLE 8S                  6.0       0650 AM 03/05   43.11N/91.29W

...CHICKASAW...
NEW HAMPTON                    4.1       0700 AM 03/05   43.06N/92.32W
2 SSE BASSETT                  2.0       0700 AM 03/05   43.03N/92.50W

...CLAYTON...
ELKADER                        5.5       0415 AM 03/05   42.85N/91.41W
1 SW MONONA                    4.6       0700 AM 03/05   43.04N/91.40W
GUTTENBERG                     4.0       0512 AM 03/05   42.79N/91.10W
1 ENE VOLGA                    3.9       0600 AM 03/05   42.81N/91.52W
OSTERDOCK                      3.5       0548 AM 03/05   42.73N/91.16W
1 ESE GUTTENBERG               3.0       0600 AM 03/05   42.78N/91.10W
EDGEWOOD                       2.0       0600 AM 03/05   42.65N/91.40W

...FAYETTE...
1 NW FAYETTE                   3.8       0700 AM 03/05   42.85N/91.82W

...FLOYD...
1 NE FLOYD                     4.5       0512 AM 03/05   43.14N/92.73W
COLWELL                        4.3       0700 AM 03/05   43.16N/92.59W
1 SSE CHARLES CITY             2.2       0700 AM 03/05   43.06N/92.67W
2 SSE NORA SPRINGS             2.0       0700 AM 03/05   43.11N/92.99W
6 SSE CARRVILLE                0.9       0700 AM 03/05   42.94N/92.57W

...HOWARD...
BONAIR                         6.0       0648 AM 03/05   43.41N/92.20W
RICEVILLE                      5.5       0736 AM 03/05   43.36N/92.55W

...MITCHELL...
ST ANSGAR 7NW                  5.8       0850 AM 03/05   43.44N/93.01W
SAINT ANSGAR                   5.0       0630 AM 03/05   43.38N/92.92W
OSAGE                          4.3       0700 AM 03/05   43.28N/92.81W

...WINNESHIEK...
DECORAH 8ENE                   8.0       0630 AM 03/05   43.34N/91.64W
7 SE LOCUST                    8.0       0625 AM 03/05   43.34N/91.64W
DECORAH                        7.9       0650 AM 03/05   43.31N/91.79W
6 ENE NORDNESS                 7.5       0714 AM 03/05   43.27N/91.68W

...SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...

...DODGE...
MANTORVILLE                    4.5       0754 AM 03/05   44.07N/92.76W

...FILLMORE...
1 W MABEL                      7.5       0511 AM 03/05   43.52N/91.79W
3 E SPRING VALLEY              6.3       0700 AM 03/05   43.68N/92.33W
MABEL                          6.1       0705 AM 03/05   43.52N/91.76W
LANESBORO                      6.0       0700 AM 03/05   43.72N/91.97W
PRESTON                        5.7       0800 AM 03/05   43.67N/92.07W
SPRING VALLEY                  5.0       0854 AM 03/05   43.69N/92.39W

...HOUSTON...
2 ENE WILMINGTON               5.0       0800 AM 03/05   43.56N/91.51W
CALEDONIA                      3.9       0805 AM 03/05   43.63N/91.50W
RENO 3SW                       3.9       0655 AM 03/05   43.53N/91.33W

...MOWER...
ROSE CREEK                     12.0      0802 AM 03/05   43.60N/92.83W
1 W AUSTIN                     11.5      0802 AM 03/05   43.67N/92.99W
ADAMS                          11.0      0802 AM 03/05   43.56N/92.72W
2 E AUSTIN                     10.5      0835 AM 03/05   43.67N/92.93W
1 S AUSTIN                     10.5      0700 AM 03/05   43.65N/92.97W
AUSTIN KAAL TV                 9.3       0511 AM 03/05   43.68N/92.95W
2 WNW VARCO                    9.0       0646 AM 03/05   43.63N/93.03W
GRAND MEADOW                   4.0       0500 AM 03/05   43.71N/92.56W

...OLMSTED...
3 NE ROCHESTER                 4.5       0600 AM 03/05   44.04N/92.44W
4 W SIMPSON                    4.3       0700 AM 03/05   43.93N/92.48W
ROCHESTER AP 2NE               4.3       0600 AM 03/05   43.93N/92.48W
MARION 2S                      4.0       0656 AM 03/05   43.90N/92.33W
2 N VIOLA                      2.8       0700 AM 03/05   44.10N/92.27W
2 SW GENOA                     2.6       0700 AM 03/05   44.09N/92.64W
ORONOCO                        2.4       0655 AM 03/05   44.16N/92.54W

...WABASHA...
1 SSE THEILMAN                 1.9       0830 AM 03/05   44.28N/92.19W
4 SSW ZUMBRO FALLS             1.8       0815 AM 03/05   44.24N/92.46W
1 N WABASHA                    0.1       0700 AM 03/05   44.38N/92.05W

...WINONA...
4 SW ELBA                      2.6       0737 AM 03/05   44.04N/92.06W
4 SE DAKOTA                    2.5       0600 AM 03/05   43.87N/91.31W
2 SW ELBA                      2.1       0700 AM 03/05   44.06N/92.04W
GOODVIEW                       2.0       0617 AM 03/05   44.07N/91.71W
7 N NODINE                     1.5       0600 AM 03/05   44.00N/91.44W
1 NW WHITMAN                   1.0       0700 AM 03/05   44.16N/91.81W
2 NE GOODVIEW                  1.0       0600 AM 03/05   44.09N/91.67W

...SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN...

...ADAMS...
2 ESE MONROE CENTER            1.0       0700 AM 03/05   44.11N/89.92W

...BUFFALO...
ALMA                           0.3       0600 AM 03/05   44.33N/91.92W

...CRAWFORD...
4 SW LYNXVILLE                 6.8       0600 AM 03/05   43.21N/91.10W
MOUNT ZION 2NW                 6.0       0803 AM 03/05   43.29N/90.87W
4 N PLUGTOWN                   6.0       0700 AM 03/05   43.26N/90.76W
3 ESE FERRYVILLE               5.5       0700 AM 03/05   43.33N/91.02W
4 W SOLDIERS GROVE             5.0       0818 AM 03/05   43.39N/90.85W
1 NNE PRAIRIE DU CHIEN         4.2       0700 AM 03/05   43.05N/91.13W
2 NNW CLAYTON                  4.0       0820 AM 03/05   43.41N/90.73W

...GRANT...
MUSCODA                        7.0       0814 AM 03/05   43.19N/90.43W
CASSVILLE 8NE                  5.0       0726 AM 03/05   42.80N/90.89W
LANCASTER 4WSW                 4.5       0800 AM 03/05   42.83N/90.79W
LANCASTER                      4.0       0819 AM 03/05   42.85N/90.71W
1 W PLATTEVILLE                3.8       0753 AM 03/05   42.74N/90.50W
PLATTEVILLE                    3.2       0700 AM 04/05

...LA CROSSE...
LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT     2.2       0614 AM 03/05   43.86N/91.27W
NWS LA CROSSE                  2.2       0613 AM 03/05   43.82N/91.19W
1 NW FRENCH ISLAND             2.1       0730 AM 03/05   43.87N/91.27W
HOLMEN 2S                      1.7       0700 AM 03/05
WEST SALEM                     1.5       0939 AM 03/05   43.90N/91.10W
2 NW ONALASKA                  1.5       0700 AM 03/05   43.90N/91.24W
HOLMEN 4N                      0.8       0659 AM 03/05   44.02N/91.30W
7 ENE BURR OAK                 0.1       0700 AM 03/05   44.07N/90.92W

...MONROE...
1 ENE MELVINA                  1.0       0700 AM 03/05   43.81N/90.76W
1 SW SPARTA                    0.5       0800 AM 03/05   43.94N/90.82W
3 W KIRBY                      0.2       0700 AM 03/05   44.10N/90.59W

...RICHLAND...
2 NW RICHLAND CENTER           5.0       0700 AM 03/05   43.36N/90.42W
ITHACA 2S                      3.8       0524 AM 03/05   43.34N/90.28W
4 SSW ROCKBRIDGE               2.0       0700 AM 03/05   43.40N/90.39W

...VERNON...
GENOA                          4.0       0600 AM 03/05   43.57N/91.23W
LA FARGE                       3.5       0700 AM 03/05   43.57N/90.64W
1 ESE VIROQUA                  3.5       0700 AM 03/05   43.55N/90.87W
1 E VIROQUA                    3.4       0700 AM 03/05   43.56N/90.88W
STODDARD                       3.4       0700 AM 03/05   43.66N/91.22W
STODDARD 2NE                   3.2       0645 AM 03/05   43.69N/91.18W
2 NNW BLOOMINGDALE             2.1       0700 AM 03/05   43.67N/90.81W
2 WSW HILLSBORO                1.1       0700 AM 03/05   43.63N/90.38W
1 WSW HILLSBORO                1.0       0700 AM 03/05   43.65N/90.35W

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

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