November 15-16, 2005 Snow Totals
Table listing of totals below the map.

An area of low pressure developed over Oklahoma during the night of the 14th. The low then tracked across Missouri and Illinois during the day of the 15th and then turned north and went over Lake Michigan during the night of the 15th. A trough of low pressure extended north from the low and moved across Minnesota and Iowa and into western Wisconsin during the day of the 15th and then across the remainder of Wisconsin during the night. Warm and moist air was brought north into the region ahead of the low and the precipitation initially fell as all rain. Once the trough of the low pressure moved into the area, temperatures starting cooling and this allowed the rain to quickly change over to snow. Quite typical of early season snow storms, snow totals exhibited a wide range with some locations receiving only a trace, while amounts of 6 to 7 inches were reported across Vernon and Grant counties in western Wisconsin. The snow tapered off to flurries during the morning of the 16th as the area of low pressure lifted north across the upper peninsula of Michigan into southern Canada.

Around the local area, the heavy snow was rather localized from parts of western Wisconsin northeast into the central part of the state. The highest snowfall totals reported were 6.9 inches at Lancaster, Wisconsin and 6.5 inches at Viroqua, Wisconsin.


Snow totals for November 15-16.

 

            PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
            NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
            955 AM CST WED NOV 16 2005
24 HOUR SNOWFALL TOTALS AND TOTAL SNOWDEPTH ACROSS THE AREA LOCATION COUNTY SNOWFALL SNOWDEPTH ...IOWA... CHARLES CITY COOP FLOYD 1.0 1 CRESCO HOWARD 2.0 1 DORCHESTER ALLAMAKEE 0.5 1 EDGEWOOD CLAYTON 2.1 2 CLERMONT FAYETTE 1.2 KENDALLVILLE 4N WINNESHIEK 0.8 STACYVILLE MITCHELL 0.6 ELKADER 6SSW CLAYTON 0.9 1 ELMA HOWARD 0.8 1 FAYETTE FAYETTE 1.6 2 IONIA 2W CHICKASAW 1.7 2 LANSING 4SE ALLAMAKEE 1.8 1 OELWEIN FAYETTE 1.8 1 OSAGE MITCHELL 2.0 1 POSTVILLE ALLAMAKEE 1.0 1 STRAWBERRY POINT CLAYTON 1.7 2 WAUCOMA 3N WINNESHIEK 0.9 1 WESTGATE 3N FAYETTE 0.5 ST OLAF CLAYTON 0.3 GARNAVILLO CLATON 2.8 ...MINNESOTA... BYRON 3N OLMSTED 0.5 0 CALEDONIA 6S HOUSTON 2.5 M LA CRESCENT 4W HOUSTON 2.5 DODGE CENTER DODGE 1.0 M ELGIN 2SSW OLMSTED 1.2 1 EYOTA 2NE OLMSTED 2.0 2 STEWARTVILLE OLMSTED 1.6 ORONOCO OLMSTED 1.1 GRAND MEADOW MOWER 2.0 M HIGHLAND FILLMORE 1.3 ROCHESTER OLMSTED 1.2 LAKE CITY-COOP WABASHA T M LANESBORO FILLMORE 1.0 1 LYLE 2NE MOWER 0.9 PRESTON FILLMORE 1.5 1 SPRING GROVE 4N HOUSTON 2.4 2 SPRING VALLEY FILLMORE 2.3 2 CHATFIELD 4W OLMSTED 1.1 ST CHARLES WINONA 1.0 WINONA DAM 5A WINONA 1.0 THEILMAN 1SSW WABASHA 0.2 M WABASHA WABASHA T M ZUMBRO FALLS WABASHA 0.5 1 WINONA DAM 5A BUFFALO 1.0 1 MANTORVILLE 1E DODGE 0.3 GOODVIEW 1W WINONA 0.3 ...WISCONSIN... HILLSBORO VERNON 1.5 2 LA FARGE VERNON 2.0 2 BLAIR TREMPEALEAU 0.5 1 VOLK FIELD JUNEAU M 3 MAUSTON 11S JUNEAU 3.2 CUBA CITY 2NW GRANT 1.5 1 ELK MOUND DUNN 0.3 M FOUR CORNERS 13NNE MONROE 5.1 5 FRIENDSHIP ADAMS 2.6 3 GOODRICH 1E TAYLOR 3.0 3 GAYS MILLS CRAWFORD 3.0 3 HIXTON 5W JACKSON 0.7 M HOLMEN LA CROSSE 2.5 M LA CROSSE 5SE LA CROSSE 2.0 M LA CROSSE WFO LA CROSSE 4.5 4 LANCASTER 4WSW GRANT 6.9 5 LANCASTER 4WSW GRANT 6.9 5 MATHER 3NW JACKSON 2.5 2 MEDFORD TAYLOR 1.0 1 NECEDAH 2SE JUNEAU 2.1 2 HUMBIRD CLARK 3.0 M LONGWOOD CLARK 1.5 M NEILLSVILLE 3SW CLARK 2.0 2 ONTARIO VERNON 2.0 2 OWEN 3W CLARK 2.0 2 PRAIRIE DU CHIEN CRAWFORD 0.7 1 READSTOWN VERNON 3.2 3 RICHLAND CENTER RICHLAND 2.7 2 STODDARD 3NE VERNON 1.0 M SPARTA MONROE 1.0 1 TAYLOR JACKSON 1.0 M TUNNEL CITY 1S MONROE 3.5 M VIROQUA VERNON 6.5 7 WEST SALEM 1NW LA CROSSE 1.2 1 WESTBY 1NE VERNON 5.0 4 WARRENS 5WSW MONROE 3.0 M RICHLAND CENTER 4W RICHLAND 3.6 CASHTON MONROE 2.3 TOMAH MONROE 1.5 ONALASKA LA CROSSE 1.2 NEILLSVILLE 4NNE CLARK 2.1 $$

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