March 4-5, 2004 Snow Totals
(Ending 11:04 AM 3/5)
Table listing of totals below the map.
A cold front moved across the upper Midwest during the evening of March 3rd and eventually became stationary across the Ohio valley and central Mississippi river valley areas. Low pressure developed along the western end of the front over central Texas on the morning of the 4th. As the low moved northeast along the front during the day, a large area of rain developed north of the front and spread across most of Iowa and into northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. By mid morning on the 5th, the low had moved northeast into southern Wisconsin. Rain was still falling across northeast Iowa into southern Wisconsin where temperatures remained in the middle to upper 30s. Farther north across Minnesota into central and northern Wisconsin, the low had dragged enough cold air into the area to change the precipitation over to snow. Snow continued to fall across this region into the afternoon as the low moved off into Michigan. By the evening of the 5th, the low had moved far enough east to drag the snow out of the region.
Around the local area, accumulating snows were primarily limited to areas north of Interstate 90. Amounts ranged from under an inch to around seven inches. The highest snowfall totals reported were 7.5 inches at Goodrich, Wisconsin and 7.0 inches at Plainview, Minnesota along with Owen, Wisconsin.
Snow totals for March 4 and 5.
ZCZC MKEPNSLSE ABUS34 KLSE 051705 PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 1104 AM CST FRI MAR 5 2004 ...MORNING RAINFALL AND SNOWFALL REPORTS... LOCATION COUNTY SNOWFALL (IN) RAINFALL (IN) ...SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA... PLAINVIEW WABASHA 7.0 WEST CONCORD DODGE 5.5 MANTORVILLE DODGE 5.0 THEILMAN WABASHA 4.7 BYRON OLMSTED 4.5 ROCHESTER KTTC TV OLMSTED 4.4 WABASHA WABASHA 4.0 DODGE CENTER DODGE 4.0 WINONA 4S WINONA 4.0 ALTURA WINONA 2.6 AUSTIN MOWER 2.0 ELGIN WABASHA 2.0 ROCHESTER ARPT OLMSTED 1.8 ROCHESTER OLMSTED 1.3 RUSHFORD FILLMORE 0.5 GRAND MEADOW MOWER 0.3 PRESTON FILLMORE 0.2 HOKAH HOUSTON 1.44 CALEDONIA HOUSTON 1.24 PLATTEVILLE GRANT 1.17 LAKE CITY L&D 5A WABASHA 1.02 HARMONY FILLMORE 0.96 WESTBY VERNON 0.84 ...WISCONSIN... GOODRICH TAYLOR 7.5 OWEN CLARK 7.0 CHELSEA TAYLOR 6.3 MONDOVI 6S BUFFALO 5.0 MEDFORD TAYLOR 4.5 LUBLIN TAYLOR 4.8 TAYLOR JACKSON 3.5 FOUR CORNERS MONROE 3.3 HIXTON JACKSON 3.0 BIG FLATS ADAMS 3.0 ETTRICK TREMPEALEAU 3.0 BLAIR TREMPEALEAU 2.4 WARRENS 6W MONROE 2.0 BLACK RIVER FALLS JACKSON 2.0 FRIENDSHIP ADAMS 2.0 NECEDAH JUNEAU 1.7 TOWN OF HOLLAND LA CROSSE 1.2 SPARTA MONROE 1.0 LA CROSSE ARPT LA CROSSE 0.6 LA CROSSE NWS LA CROSSE 0.5 HOLMEN LA CROSSE 0.3 HOLMEN 2S LA CROSSE 0.2 CAZENOVIA GRANT 1.40 CUBA CITY GRANT 1.31 PRAIRIE DU CHIEN CRAWFORD 1.29 FENNIMORE GRANT 1.28 STEUBEN CRAWFORD 1.26 VICTORY VERNON 1.23 RICHLAND CENTER RICHLAND 1.22 GAYS MILLS GRANT 1.12 READSTOWN VERNON 1.10 LA CROSSE 5SE LA CROSSE 1.04 PLATTEVILLE GRANT 1.00 ONTARIO VERNON 0.95 FRIENDSHIP ADAMS 0.86 MUSCODA GRANT 0.79 TOMAH MONROE 0.72 WINONA WINONA 0.61 ...IOWA... WAUKON ALLAMAKEE 2.69 POSTVILLE ALLAMAKEE 1.83 OSSIAN WINNESHIEK 1.79 JACKSON JUNCTION WINNESHIEK 1.57 LANSING 4SE ALLAMAKEE 1.53 FAYETTE FAYETTE 1.52 WEST UNION FAYETTE 1.40 GARNAVILLO CLAYTON 1.39 STRAWBERRY POINT CLAYTON 1.38 WAUKON ALLAMAKEE 1.28 DORCHESTER ALLAMAKEE 1.20 WEST UNION FAYETTE 1.11 WAUCOMA FAYETTE 1.09 OSAGE MITCHELL 1.05 CRESCO HOWARD 1.00 IONIA CHICKASAW 0.89 CRESCO HOWARD 0.82 CHARLES CITY FLOYD 0.80 TOETERVILLE MITCHELL 0.75 ELMA HOWARD 0.72 NEW HAMPTON CHICKASAW 0.62 REPORTS COURTESY OF OUR COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...MEDIA... AND THE PUBLIC.
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