April 7, 2003 Snow Totals
(Ending 9:00 PM 4/7)
Table listing of totals below the map.
With below normal temperatures already in place across the area, the stage was set for another late season storm storm. A strong and slow moving upper level storm system moved out of Nebraska and into Iowa early on the 7th. A band of heavy snow formed during the early morning hours east of the low, across central Iowa, and move slowly north as the low also moved north. As the snow moved across northeast Iowa, northeast winds of 15 to 25 miles an hour produced near white out conditions as the snow fell at a rate of 2 inches an hour. The heavy snow band progressed into extreme southern Minnesota before becoming stationary as the upper level low stopped its northward movement. As the low moved slowly east across Iowa during the day, the snow quickly accumulated with totals of 9 to 11 inches common across southern Minnesota into the extreme corner of northeast Iowa and a small part of southwest Wisconsin. Dorchester, Iowa in northern Allamakee county had the highest total with 11 inches while Browndale, Minnesota in central Mower county piled up 10.5 inches.
Snow totals for April 7.
ZCZC MKEPNSLSE ABUS34 KLSE 080155 CCA PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 855 PM CDT MON APR 7 2003 ...24 HOUR SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM AROUND THE AREA TODAY... LOCATION COUNTY SNOWFALL ...IOWA... DORCHESTER ALLAMAKEE 11.0 CHARLES CITY FLOYD 9.0 LIME SPRINGS HOWARD 9.0 EDGEWOOD CLAYTON 8.1 CRESCO HOWARD 8.0 NORTH WASHINGTON CHICKASAW 8.0 OELWEIN FAYETTE 8.0 NEW HAMPTON CHICKASAW 7.0 ST ANSGAR MITCHELL 7.0 LANSING 4S ALLAMAKEE 6.4 CLERMONT FAYETTE 6.0 DECORAH WINNESKIEK 6.0 RICEVILLE MITCHELL 6.0 WATERVILLE ALLAMAKEE 6.0 WESTGATE 3N FAYETTE 6.0 CLAYTON CENTER CLAYTON 3.5 OSSIAN WINNESHIEK 3.5 ...MINNESOTA... BROWNSDALE MOWER 10.5 AUSTIN MOWER 10.0 CANTON FILLMORE 10.0 WHALAN FILLMORE 10.0 PRESTON FILLMORE 9.5 STEWARTVILLE OLMSTED 9.2 GRAND MEADOW MOWER 9.0 HARMONY FILLMORE 9.0 WINONA 3S WINONA 8.0 FOUNTAIN FILLMORE 7.5 CALEDONIA 6S HOUSTON 7.2 SPRING VALLEY FILLMORE 7.0 LA CRESCENT 3W HOUSTON 6.0 DODGE CENTER DODGE 4.0 GOODVIEW 1S WINONA 4.0 GOODVIEW WINONA 3.5 ROCHESTER OLMSTED 3.5 ....WISCONSIN... VICTORY VERNON 9.8 WARRENS MONROE 8.0 MT STERLING CRAWFORD 7.0 VIROQUA VERNON 6.8 BIG FLATS ADAMS 5.5 ONALASKA LA CROSSE 5.5 RICHALND CENTER RICHLAND 5.5 LA CROSSE NWS LA CROSSE 5.4 STODDARD 3NE VERNON 4.8 CUBA CITY 2NW GRANT 4.7 ETTRICK TREMPEALEAU 4.5 HOLMEN 2S LA CROSSE 4.5 MAUSTON JUNEAU 4.3 DICKEYVILLE GRANT 4.0 WILTON MONROE 4.0 LA CROSSE AIRPORT LA CROSSE 3.8 CUBA CITY 6N GRANT 3.5 PRAIRIE DU CHIEN CRAWFORD 3.5 LANCASTER 5W GRANT 3.1 CAMP DOUGLAS JUNEAU 2.0 ARCADIA TREMPEALEAU 0.8 $$ SOURCE DATA IS AMATEUR RADIO CONTACTS...LOCAL MEDIA... VOLUNTEER OBSERVERS...AMONG OTHER PUBLIC REPORTS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS ALL THAT PROVIDE US OBSERVATIONS.
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