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.

 

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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.

Page last updated: March 6, 2004.


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