February 14, 2001 Snow Totals
(Ending 3:30 PM and 7 PM 2/14)
Table listing of totals below the map.
Light to moderate snow fell across northeast Iowa into extreme southwestern Wisconsin on Valentines day. The snow develop in response to several upper air features that impacted the upper Midwest. During the winter months, the jet stream is often split into two streams, a northern and southern stream. On this day, the northern stream was along the U.S./Canadian border while the southern stream extended from the southwest U.S. to the lower Great Lakes region. Upper level disturbances in both jet streams moved across the upper Midwest during the day. With this scenario, the most favorable location for snowfall is in between the two jet streams where the energy can be combined to produce precipitation. There was a very sharp northern cutoff to the snow, as southeast Minnesota and most of western Wisconsin had little to no snow, while areas across northern Iowa into extreme southwest Wisconsin had one to four inch snows.
Snow totals for February 14th.
ZCZC MKEPNSLSE ABUS34 KLSE 142137 PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 337 PM CST WED FEB 14 2001 ...SNOW REPORTS FROM AREA SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTS AND SPOTTERS... COUNTY COUNTY STATE SNOWFALL (INCHES) AUSTIN MOWER MN TRACE CRESCO HOWARD IA TRACE OSAGE MITCHELL IA 0.5 INCH PRAIRIE DU CHIEN CRAWFORD WI 0.5 INCH RICHLAND CENTER RICHLAND WI 0.5 INCH DECORAH WINNESHIEK IA 0.8 INCH WEST UNION FAYETTE IA 1.0 INCH LANCASTER GRANT WI 1.5 INCH ELKADER CLAYTON IA 1.5 INCH WAUKON ALLAMAKEE IA 2.5 INCHES CHARLES CITY FLOYD IA 2.5 TO 3 INCHES OELWEIN FAYETTE IA 3.25 INCHES NEW HAMPTON CHICKASAW IA 3.5 TO 4 INCHES PLATTEVILLE GRANT WI 4 INCHES THANK YOU TO THE SHERIFF DEPARTMENTS AND SPOTTERS WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THIS STATEMENT. BOYNE NNNN
ZCZC MKEPNSLSE ABUS34 KLSE 150159 PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 757 PM CST WED FEB 14 2001 24 HOUR SNOWFALL TOTALS...AS OF 7 PM LOCATION COUNTY SNOWFALL (INCHES) ...IOWA... DORCHESTER ALLAMAKEE TRACE WATERVILLE 8S ALLAMAKEE 3.0 NEW HAMPTON 1S CHICKASAW 4.5 OELWEIN FAYETTE 3.0 CHARLES CITY FLOYD 2.8 OSSIAN WINNESHIEK 1.5 ...WISCONSIN... CUBA CITY 6N GRANT 2.0 BLOOMINGTON GRANT 2.5 PLATTEVILLE GRANT 4.5 MUSCODA GRANT 1.0 SAW/DB NNNN