January 26-27, 2004 Snow Totals
(Ending 8:38 AM 1/27)
Table listing of totals below the map.

An area of low pressure formed along a stationary front over Oklahoma during the evening of the 25th. Extending north from the low into the Dakotas was a trough of low pressure. A trough of low pressure is similar to an area of low pressure, except it does not have a closed circulation associated with it. A large area of light to moderate snow develop along and ahead of the trough. By early morning on the 26th, the low had moved into Missouri with the trough extending north into Minnesota. Snow continued to fall ahead of the trough as far east as central Wisconsin. During the evening of the 26th, the low moved into Indiana, but the trough remained nearly stationary over eastern Minnesota. This allowed the light to moderate snow to occur for an extended time over eastern Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northeast Iowa. The snow tapered off to flurries during the morning of the 27th as the low moved into Ohio allowing the trough to shift east of the area. In the local area, a large area of snowfall exceeding three inches fell across southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa into western Wisconsin. Snowfall totals exceeding six inches was common over southeast Minnesota into west central Wisconsin. The highest snowfall total reported was 8.7 inches at the Rochester, Minnesota airport and 8.4 inches at Stewartville, Minnesota.


Snow totals for January 26 and 27.

 

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED FOR WABASHA LOCATION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
838 AM CST TUE JAN 27 2004

...STORM SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR JANUARY 26-27, 2003....


...SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...

LOCATION               COUNTY         ACCUMULATION
--------               ------         ------------  
AUSTIN - KAAL TV       MOWER              8.0"
DODGE CENTER           DODGE              6.0"
ELGIN                  WABASHA            4.8"
HARMONY                FILLMORE           6.8"
ROCHESTER - KTTC TV    OLMSTED            8.0"
ROCHESTER - SLEEP INN  OLMSTED            8.7"
STEWARTVILLE           OLMSTED            8.4"
WABASHA                WABASHA            7.0"
WINONA                 WINONA             7.0"

...NORTHEAST IOWA...

LOCATION               COUNTY         ACCUMULATION
--------               ------         ------------        
CHARLES CITY           FLOYD              4.3"
CRESCO 1NE             HOWARD             5.2"                
DORCHESTER             ALLAMAKEE          4.0"
EDGEWOOD               CLAYTON            6.3"
ELMA                   HOWARD             4.5"           
OELWEIN                FAYETTE            5.0"
POSTVILLE              CLAYTON            1.5"
WAUCOMA                FAYETTE            4.5"


...WESTERN WISCONSIN...

LOCATION               COUNTY         ACCUMULATION
--------               ------         ------------        
ARCADIA                TREMPEALEAU        7.0"
CAMP DOUGLAS           JUNEAU             4.0"
FOUR CORNERS           MONROE             4.5"
FRIENDSHIP             ADAMS              3.5"
HATFIELD               JACKSON            4.0"
HOLMEN                 LA CROSSE          5.7"
HOLMEN 2S              LA CROSSE          5.0"
HUB CITY               VERNON             3.5"
LA CROSSE AIRPORT      LA CROSSE          5.9"
LA CROSSE 5SE          LA CROSSE          5.5"
LA CROSSE - WKBT TV    LA CROSSE          6.1"
MATHER                 MONROE             5.5"
MEDFORD                TAYLOR             2.5"
MONDOVI 2W             BUFFALO            3.0"
NECEDAH                JUNEAU             4.0"
NEILLSVILLE            CLARK              2.5"
NWS LA CROSSE          LA CROSSE          6.5"
ONTARIO                VERNON             4.0"
OWEN                   CLARK              4.0"
PLATTEVILLE            GRANT              2.4"
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN       CRAWFORD           2.7"
RICHLAND CENTER        RICHLAND           2.5"
TAYLOR                 JACKSON            4.0"
TOMAH                  MONROE             4.2"
TUNNEL CITY            MONROE             3.6"
VICTORY                VERNON             5.8"
WAUMANDEE              BUFFALO            7.0"
WESTBY                 VERNON             4.5"
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