Winter Storm Summary
December 9-10, 2003

A winter storm impacted the region on Tuesday Dec.9th, and Wednesday Dec.10th bringing a fresh coating of snow and much colder temperatures into the region. Parts of southeast Minnesota and central Wisconsin picked up 6-9 inches of snow over a two day period. Areas along the Mississippi River and into northeast Iowa received less snow.

Here is a summary of La Crosse NWS actions:

  • Storm potential was included in the Hazardous Weather Outlook on Sunday, Dec. 7th.
  • Winter Storm Watches were issued Sunday afternoon, December 7th.
  • Winter Storm Warnings were issued early Tuesday morning, December 9th.
With the fresh snow cover, bitter cold temperatures followed with early morning low temperatures on Friday, December 12th below zero in many areas. Bryon, MN dropped to -18, Theilman, MN had -16, and Blair, WI had -10. Rochester, MN had -7 and La Crosse, WI had -2.

For graphics and related links to this winter storm, click below:

Jay Jocham, from Big Flats, Wisconsin (Adams Co.) sent in this image (left) after 8.5 inches of snow fell. NWS La Crosse (right) at -3 degrees and 3 inches of snow.
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