March 10-11, 2013 Heavy Snow

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Overview

A storm system, that initially brought rain and fog to the region the previous weekend, ended up producing heavy snow across parts of the region as colder air swept in Sunday evening (March 10th).  The storm center tracked from central Iowa into southeast Wisconsin, which favored heavy snow to form over parts of northern Iowa, across southeast Minnesota, and into north central Wisconsin.

  • Heavy snow of 7 to 12 inches was common from the Mason City, IA area, through Rochester, MN and into north central Wisconsin.  The band of snow lingered the longest in these areas, well into Monday, March 11th.
  • Much lighter snowfall was reported south and east of this area, with hardly anything in far southwest Wisconsin.
  • It was a very wet and heavy snow.
  • Northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph led to some drifting.
  • Some schools remained closed and far more used 2-hour delays on Monday, March 11th.

Radar Loop 

Radar Loop (courtesy of Iowa Environment Mesonet)
March 10 6:35 pm (Sun) - March 11 10:35 am (Mon)
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Osage IA

Osage IA

Snowfall Totals 
March 10-11

Osage, IA

Osage, IA


Snowfall Totals (March 10-11) 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
105 PM CDT MON MAR 11 2013

...MARCH 10-11 SNOWFALL TOTALS...

LOCATION                       AMOUNT

IOWA

...ALLAMAKEE...
WAUKON 8NW                     3.0 IN
POSTVILLE                      2.2 IN
LANSING 4SE                    1.4 IN

...CHICKASAW...
IONIA 2W                       4.0 IN
NEW HAMPTON                    3.0 IN

...CLAYTON...
MONONA WWTP                    1.3 IN
ELKADER 6SSW                   0.1 IN
VOLGA 1NE                      0.1 IN
EDGEWOOD                       TRACE 

...FAYETTE...
1 ENE ALPHA                    1.0 IN
1 W OELWEIN                    0.5 IN
OELWEIN                        0.5 IN
OELWEIN 1WNW                   0.5 IN
CLERMONT                       0.4 IN
FAYETTE                        0.3 IN

...FLOYD...
CHARLES CITY                   8.4 IN
CHARLES CITY COOP              7.0 IN

...HOWARD...
RICEVILLE                      9.3 IN
ELMA                           6.2 IN
CRESCO 1NE                     4.5 IN

...MITCHELL...
OSAGE                         11.0 IN
ST ANSGAR                     10.2 IN
CARPENTER 2NNE                 9.8 IN
ST ANSGAR 7NW                  9.3 IN

...WINNESHIEK...
KENDALLVILLE                   7.6 IN
OSSIAN                         5.0 IN
CALMAR                         4.9 IN
4 S SATTRE                     2.3 IN

MINNESOTA

...DODGE...
DODGE CENTER                   9.0 IN
2 ESE MANTORVILLE              7.0 IN
MANTORVILLE                    7.0 IN
2 SSE CLAREMONT                6.7 IN
3 SSE CLAREMONT                6.7 IN
PINE ISLAND 5WSW               4.9 IN
KASSON                         4.5 IN

...FILLMORE...
SPRING VALLEY 3E              12.5 IN
HARMONY                       11.5 IN
WHALAN 3SSE                   10.5 IN
SPRING VALLEY 3SW             10.0 IN
PRESTON                        9.0 IN
RUSHFORD                       9.0 IN
HARMONY                        8.5 IN
PRESTON 1SSE                   8.3 IN
LANESBORO                      8.2 IN
2 SSE PILOT MOUND              8.0 IN
HIGHLAND                       6.0 IN

...HOUSTON...
SPRING GROVE 4N                5.8 IN
2 ENE WILMINGTON               3.8 IN
HOUSTON 4E                     3.0 IN
1 WNW LA CRESCENT              2.2 IN
RENO 3SW                       1.8 IN

...MOWER...
GRAND MEADOW                   7.3 IN
AUSTIN 1E                      6.7 IN
GRAND MEADOW 6SE               6.0 IN
AUSTIN                         5.0 IN
AUSTIN 2SW                     5.0 IN
AUSTIN KAAL TV                 4.8 IN
AUSTIN WASTE WATER TREATMENT   3.4 IN

...OLMSTED...
CHATFIELD                     10.0 IN
MARION 2S                      9.5 IN
ROCHESTER INTL AIRPORT         8.7 IN
ROCHESTER 3W                   7.6 IN
ROCHESTER                      7.3 IN
ROCHESTER KTTC TV              7.0 IN
ORONOCO                        6.7 IN
2 NE ROCHESTER                 6.5 IN
BYRON 4 NORTH                  6.5 IN
ELGIN 2SSW                     6.4 IN
BYRON 4S                       6.0 IN

...WABASHA...
KELLOGG 4S                     7.5 IN
READS LANDING 1W               6.8 IN
PLAINVIEW                      6.5 IN
THEILMAN 1SSW                  6.3 IN
WABASHA                        6.1 IN
MAZEPPA 4NE                    5.2 IN
4 SSW ZUMBRO FALLS             5.0 IN
OAK CENTER                     5.0 IN
HAMMOND 1S                     5.0 IN
LAKE CITY                      5.0 IN

...WINONA...
3 ESE STOCKTON                10.5 IN
MINNESOTA CITY                10.3 IN
WINONA 3S                      7.5 IN
WINONA                         7.0 IN
4 SW ELBA                      6.0 IN
WINONA DAM 5A                  5.0 IN
MINNESOTA CITY DAM 5           5.0 IN
GOODVIEW                       5.0 IN
TREMPEALEAU DAM 6              4.0 IN
LA CRESCENT DAM 7              3.0 IN
ALTURA 5W                      0.6 IN

WISCONSIN

...ADAMS...
MONROE CENTER 1E               1.5 IN
FRIENDSHIP                     1.4 IN
ARKDALE                        1.4 IN

...BUFFALO...
COCHRANE                       6.5 IN
DODGE 3S                       6.0 IN
ALMA DAM 4                     5.0 IN

...CLARK...
LONGWOOD                      10.0 IN
ROCK DAM                       6.0 IN
5 S RIPLINGER                  5.5 IN
NEILLSVILLE 4 NNE              4.0 IN
NEILLSVILLE 3ESE               3.2 IN
OWEN 2N                        3.1 IN

...CRAWFORD...
DE SOTO 1SE                    1.0 IN
LYNXVILLE DAM 9                1.0 IN
FERRYVILLE 4ESE                0.5 IN
SOLDIERS GROVE                 0.5 IN
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN               TRACE 

...GRANT...
SINSINAWA                      1.0 IN

...JACKSON...
MERRILLAN                      6.0 IN
HATFIELD DAM                   5.0 IN
1 WNW VAUDREUIL                4.7 IN
BLACK RIVER FALLS SEWAGE       4.1 IN

...JUNEAU...
CAMP DOUGLAS                   3.0 IN
NECEDAH                        1.3 IN

...LA CROSSE...
FOUR CORNERS                   4.8 IN
NWS LA CROSSE                  3.8 IN
ST.JOSEPH                      3.5 IN
HOLMEN 2S                      3.0 IN
HOLMEN 4N                      2.5 IN
LA CROSSE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT    2.4 IN
LA CROSSE                      2.0 IN
LA CROSSE 4NNW                 2.0 IN
WEST SALEM                     2.0 IN
2 NW ONALASKA                  2.0 IN
LA CROSSE 5SSE                 1.0 IN

...MONROE...
TUNNEL CITY                    5.5 IN
WARRENS 4WSW                   5.1 IN
LEON                           4.0 IN
1 ENE MELVINA                  2.7 IN
SPARTA                         2.5 IN
4 WNW KENDALL                  2.2 IN
WILTON 4E                      2.2 IN

...TAYLOR...
MEDFORD                        8.0 IN
MEDFORD 4NW                    6.3 IN
JUMP RIVER 1NW                 5.0 IN

...TREMPEALEAU...
OSSEO                          7.5 IN
STRUM 4S                       7.0 IN
ARCADIA                        7.0 IN
WHITEHALL 2W                   7.0 IN
WHITEHALL                      7.0 IN
OSSEO                          6.5 IN
GALESVILLE 2WSW                4.6 IN
GALESVILLE 3ENE                4.1 IN
GALESVILLE 1SW                 3.8 IN

...VERNON...
NEWRY 2W                       2.8 IN
VIROQUA                        1.6 IN
STODDARD                       1.4 IN
LA FARGE                       1.4 IN
STODDARD 2NE                   1.1 IN
ONTARIO 3E                     1.1 IN
WESTBY 3ENE                    1.1 IN
HILLSBORO WSW                  1.0 IN
GENOA DAM 8                    1.0 IN
HILLSBORO WSW                  1.0 IN
READSTOWN 4NE                  0.5 IN

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