February 24, 2001 Ice Totals
(Ending 2:15 PM 2/24)
Table listing of totals below the map.
A strong area of low pressure developed over eastern Colorado on Friday, February 23rd. As the low moved northeast into Kansas Friday, warm air streamed northward into the upper Midwest ahead of the low. A mixed bag of precipitation broke out across the region Friday night. Over southwest Wisconsin and northeast Iowa, surface temperatures remained below freezing while just a few thousand feet above the surface, temperatures were in the 50s. This allowed the precipitation to fall as freezing rain. Across sections of southeast Minnesota and western Wisconsin, temperatures were initially cold enough for the precipitation to fall as snow, but the snow quickly changed over to freezing rain as the warmer air aloft spread over the entire region. The freezing rain created anywhere from 1/16th to a 1/2 inch of ice on exposed surface. As the low continued to move northeast Saturday and Saturday night, surface temperatures eventually warmed to above freezing changing all the freezing rain over to rain and helped to melt the ice that had accumulated. The low passed over southeast Minnesota Saturday night and as it did, a warm front moved across the region and pushed temperatures over southwest Wisconsin into the middle 40s. A few thunderstorms also moved across the region Saturday night with the warm front. The low continued to move northeast across Wisconsin Sunday spreading very windy conditions across the region. Wind gusts ranged from 38 mph at Winona Minnesota to 50 mph at Rochester Minnesota.
Ice totals for February 24th.
ZCZC MKEPNSLSE ABUS34 KLSE 242020 PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 215 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2001 ICE LOCATION COUNTY STATE ACCUMULATION -------- ------ ----- ------------ CRESCO HOWARD IA 1/8" DECORAH WINNESHIEK IA 1/8" AUSTIN MOWER MN 1/4" LANCASTER GRANT WI 1/8" ELKADER CLAYTON IA 1/4" NEW HAMPTON CHICKASAW IA 1/4" OSAGE MITCHELL IA 1/4" WEST UNION FAYETTE IA 1/4" CHARLES CITY FLOYD IA 1/2" PRAIRIE DU CHIEN CRAWFORD WI 1/8" RICHLAND CENTER RICHLAND WI 1/8" DODGE CENTER DODGE MN 1/4" ROCHESTER OLMSTED MN 1/8" PRESTON FILLMORE MN 1/4" SPARTA MONROE WI 1/8" FRIENDSHIP ADAMS WI 1/8" NEILSVILLE CLARK WI 1/8" ALMA BUFFALO WI 1/4" WHITEHALL TREMPEALEAU WI 1/8" BLACK RIVER FALLS JACKSON WI 1/8" MAUSTON JUNEAU WI 1/4" CALEDONIA HOUSTON WI 1/4" WINONA WINONA WI 1/8" WABASHA WABASHA WI 1/8" VIROQUA VERNON WI 1/16" NWS LA CROSSE LA CROSSE WI 1/16" A SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND THE SPOTTERS WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT THIS MORNING. $$ DTJ NNNN
ZCZC MKEPNSLSE ABUS34 KLSE 252147 PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 345 PM CST SUN FEB 25 2001 ...HERE ARE THE PEAK WIND GUSTS AS OF 330 PM THIS AFTERNOON... LOCATION COUNTY STATE WIND GUST ROCHESTER OLMSTED MN 50 MPH AT 719 AM AUSTIN MOWER MN 41 MPH AT 835 AM DODGE CENTER DODGE MN 40 MPH AT 157 PM WINONA WINONA MN 38 MPH AT 917 AM LA CROSSE ARPT LA CROSSE WI 44 MPH AT 717 AM LA CROSSE NWS LA CROSSE WI 48 MPH AT 721 AM BOSCOBEL GRANT WI 43 MPH AT 732 AM PRAIRIE DU CHIEN CRAWFORD WI 43 MPH AT 138 PM MEDFORD TAYLOR WI 40 MPH AT 141 PM $$
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