January 1-2, 2005 Ice Storm
Table listing of totals below the map.

A cold front moved through the region Friday, December 31 and eventually become stationary south of the area on January 1st. Cold air settled in behind the front with temperatures falling from the 40s and 50s into the 20s and 30s. An upper level disturbance moved across the upper Midwest on January 1st and 2nd. As this disturbance moved through, air temperatures above the surface warmed above freezing, while surface temperatures remain below freezing. Freezing rain developed across southern Minnesota, northern Iowa into central and southern Wisconsin during the morning and afternoon of the 1st and continued into the early morning hours of the 2nd before shifting east of the area. Ice accumulations from the freezing rain ranged from little or none up to a half inch across portions of southeast Minnesota and western and north central Wisconsin.


Ice totals for January 2.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
130 PM CST SUN JAN 2 2005

...24 HOUR ICE ACCUMULATIONS AROUND THE AREA...

LOCATION                 COUNTY          ICE ACCUMULATION(INCHES)
========                 ======          =========================

...IOWA...
STACEYVILLE              MITCHELL           1/2"
ST. ANSGAR 7NW           MITCHELL           3/8"
FAYETTE                  FAYETTE            1/4"
IONIA 2W                 CHICKASAW          1/4"   
WESTGATE 3N              FAYETTE            1/4"
EDGEWOOD                 CLAYTON          1/8-1/4" 
CLERMONT                 FAYETTE            1/8"
DORCHESTER               ALLAMAKEE          1/8"
LANSING 4SE              ALLAMAKEE          1/8"  

...MINNESOTA...
ALTURA 5W                WINONA             1/2"
CHATFIELD                OLMSTED            1/2"
SPRING VALLEY            FILLMORE           1/2"
STEWARTVILLE             OLMSTED            1/2"
CALEDONIA 6S             HOUSTON            3/8"
HARMONY                  FILLMORE           3/8"
MANTORVILLE 3E           DODGE              3/8" 
ROCHESTER                OLMSTEAD         1/4-1/2"
BYRON                    OLMSTED            1/4"
ELGIN 2SSW               OLMSTEAD           1/4"
GOODVIEW                 WINONA             1/4"
LYLE 2NE                 MOWER              1/4"
KELLOG 4S                WABASHA            1/4"
THEILMAN 1SSW            WABASHA            1/4"

...WISCONSIN...        
ALMA DAM 4               BUFFALO            1/2"
MEDFORD                  TAYLOR             1/2"
FENNIMORE                GRANT              3/8"
TUNNEL CITY              MONROE             3/8"
WARRENS                  MONROE             3/8"
ARCADIA                  TREMPEALEAU        1/4"
BLACK RIVER FALLS        JACKSON            1/4"
COCHRANE                 BUFFALO            1/4"
LONGWOOD                 CLARK              1/4"
MATHER 3NW               JACKSON            1/4"
VIROQUA                  VERNON             1/4"
HOLMEN                   LA CROSSE          1/5"
LA CROSSE WFO            LA CROSSE          1/5"
STODDARD 3NE             LA CROSSE          1/5"
CUBA CITY 2W             GRANT              1/8"
NECEDAH                  JUNEAU             1/8"

$$

Page last updated: January 4, 2005.


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