February 2-3, 2003 Snow Totals
(Ending 9:00 AM 2/3)
Table listing of totals below the map.

Low pressure developed over northern Kansas February 2nd with a warm front extending into northern Missouri. As an upper level disturbance moved out of the Rockies and across the upper Midwest, precipitation developed well north of the warm front from South Dakota into Wisconsin. Snow fell across South Dakota and western Minnesota, but in southeast Minnesota and western Wisconsin temperatures were warm enough for rain to occur. By the end of the afternoon on the 2nd, temperatures had cooled enough to allow the rain to change over the snow across Minnesota and Wisconsin. The snow continued through the evening hours before moving north of the region early on the 3rd. Most snowfall totals from this event were in the 3 to 4 inch range with the exception of Rib Lake Wisconsin in northeast Taylor county where 7.5 inches fell.

The second round of precipitation occurred later in the day on the 3rd as the low moved from northern Missouri toward the Chicago area. Freezing drizzle occurred in the pre-dawn hours across southeast Minnesota into southwest Wisconsin putting a light coating of ice on exposed surfaces. Snow then developed across the region during the late morning and early afternoon hours and continued into the evening. Snowfall totals with this event averaged 2 to 4 inches, with Hillsboro Wisconsin in eastern Vernon county receiving 5 inches. Northwest winds of 20 to 30 miles an hour developed during the evening hours and helped to create some blowing and drifting snow.


February 2, 2003

Snow totals for February 2.

 

February 3, 2003

Snow totals for February 3.

 

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
915 AM CST MON FEB 3 2003

...SNOWFALL TOTALS ACROSS THE AREA AS OF 8 AM...
 
LOCATION                   COUNTY              SNOWFALL
  
...WISCONSIN...

FOUR CORNERS               MONROE                0.5  
GOODRICH                   TAYLOR                4.1
HIXTON                     JACKSON               1.5
LUBLIN                     TAYLOR                2.0 
MEDFORD                    TAYLOR                4.5
MONDOVI                    BUFFALO               4.0
NEILSVILLE                 CLARK                 3.0 
RIB LAKE                   TAYLOR                7.5
TAYLOR                     JACKSON               1.0
WILLARD                    CLARK                 3.2
$$

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED THEILMAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
938 AM CST TUE FEB 4 2003

 ...24 HOUR SNOWFALL TOTALS AND TOTAL SNOWDEPTH ACROSS THE AREA...
 
LOCATION                   COUNTY              SNOWFALL   SNOWDEPTH
 
...IOWA...
CRESCO                     HOWARD                 1.3            1
DECORAH                    WINNESHIEK             3.0            5
DORCHESTER                 ALLAMAKEE              2.1            4
FAYETTE                    FAYETTE                2.3            3
NEW HAMPTON                CHICKASAW              2.0            3
OELWEIN 1N                 FAYETTE                2.3            6
ROCKFORD                   FLOYD                  2.1            2  
STRAWBERRY POINT           CLAYTON                2.2            3
TOETERVILLE                MITCHELL               0.5            1
WAUCOMA                    FAYETTE                2.5            3
WAUKON                     ALLAMAKEE              2.2            5

...MINNESOTA...
BYRON 3N                   OLMSTED                  T            1
GRAND MEADOW               MOWER                  1.5            1
HARMONY                    FILLMORE               1.5            3
LA CRESCENT 1NNW           HOUSTON                2.1            2
LANESBORO                  FILLMORE               2.0            3
PRESTON                    FILLMORE               1.6            3
ROCHESTER AP               OLMSTED                0.4            1
SPRING GROVE 4N            HOUSTON                3.0            5
THEILMAN 1SSW              WABASHA                0.2            2
WABASHA                    WABASHA                  T            1
 
...WISCONSIN...
BIG FLATS                  ADAMS                  4.0            8
CHIPPEWA FALLS             CHIPPEWA               0.5            6
ELK MOUND                  DUNN                   0.3            4
ETTRICK 5SE                TREMPEALEAU            3.2            5
FOUR CORNERS 13NNE         MONROE                 4.5            7
FRIENDSHIP 3E              ADAMS                  2.0           10
GOODRICH 1E                TAYLOR                 2.0            6
GAYS MILLS                 CRAWFORD               2.3            4
HATFIELD 2N                CLARK                  3.0            8
HILLSBORO                  VERNON                 5.0            7
HIXTON 5W                  JACKSON                1.5            5
HOLMEN 2S                  LA CROSSE              2.7            3
HOLMEN                     LA CROSSE              3.0            4
LA CROSSE 5SE              LA CROSSE              5.9           10
LA CROSSE 4NNW             LA CROSSE              3.2            5
LA CROSSE WFO              LA CROSSE              3.5            6
LA CROSSE ASOS             LA CROSSE              3.2            5
LANCASTER 4WSW             GRANT                  1.8            2
MONDOVI 6S                 BUFFALO                0.9            5
NECEDAH 2SE                JUNEAU                 4.7           10
NEILLSVILLE 3SW            CLARK                  2.0            7
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN           CRAWFORD               0.2            2
PLATTEVILLE                GRANT                  2.0            2
READSTOWN                  VERNON                 4.6            6
RICHLAND CENTER            RICHLAND               3.0            3
STEUBEN 4SE                CRAWFORD               2.0            2
TAYLOR                     JACKSON                1.0            4
TUNNEL CITY 1S             MONROE                 3.1            7
VIROQUA                    VERNON                 4.0            5
WESTBY 1NE                 VERNON                 3.0            6
$$

    

Additional totals received through our web site:

Location County Snowfall
Garnavillo Clayton 2.5
Austin Mower 0.2

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