Saturday's Temperature Drop and Peak Winds

An arctic cold front blew through the Upper Mississippi River Valley region Saturday afternoon and evening. In it's wake, strong northwest winds that gusted from 40 to 60 mph brought in arctic air, causing temperatures to plummet.

The image below shows the dramatic temperature drop that occurred with the arctic cold front at the National Weather Service in La Crosse, WI, along with the rapid increase in winds.  Further below are listings of observations with the temperature drop and highest winds.


January 19th-20th, 2013 Temperature Drop and Wind Speeds at NWS La Crosse

...THE DRAMATIC TEMPERATURE DROP FROM SATURDAY'S HIGHS TO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...

LOCATION              HIGH TEMP SATURDAY(TIME)  TEMP AS OF 5 AM

...NORTHEAST IOWA...

OELWEIN AWOS              50 F ( 2:15 PM)             7 F
CHARLES CITY AWOS         46 F ( 1:55 PM)             3 F
DECORAH AWOS              46 F (12:15 PM)             3 F

...SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...

WINONA AWOS               43 F (12:15 PM)             5 F
AUSTIN AWOS               43 F ( 2:15 PM)             1 F
ROCHESTER ASOS            42 F ( 1:06 PM)             1 F
PRESTON AWOS              41 F ( 3:10 PM)             1 F
DODGE CENTER AWOS         41 F ( 2:14 PM)             1 F

...SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL WISCONSIN...

LA CROSSE ASOS            48 F ( 1:35 PM)             5 F
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN AWOS     48 F ( 2:55 PM)             7 F
VOLK FIELD ASOS           48 F ( 1:55 PM)             4 F
SPARTA - FT MCCOY AWOS    46 F ( 1:55 PM)             5 F
PLATTEVILLE AWOS          46 F ( 3:35 PM)             9 F
BLACK RIVER FALLS AWOS    45 F ( 2:15 PM)             5 F
VIROQUA AWOS              45 F ( 1:35 PM)             5 F
MEDFORD AWOS              37 F ( 2:35 PM)             0 F


OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

...HIGHEST WINDS FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

...LOCATION...                             ...TIME...     ...WIND...

...IOWA...

...CHICKASAW COUNTY...
2 N IONIA (1072 FT)(IADOT)                 725 PM JAN 19      49 MPH

...FAYETTE COUNTY...
OELWEIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (AWOS)           815 PM JAN 19      48 MPH

...FLOYD COUNTY...
CHARLES CITY (993 FT)(AWOS)                715 PM JAN 19      52 MPH

...MITCHELL COUNTY...
SAINT ANSGAR (1174 FT)(APRSWXNET)          431 PM JAN 19      36 MPH

...WINNESHIEK COUNTY...
4 E NORDNESS (1017 FT)(IADOT)              613 PM JAN 19      52 MPH
DECORAH MUNICIPAL AIPRORT (AWOS)           755 PM JAN 19      49 MPH

...MINNESOTA...

...DODGE COUNTY...
DODGE CENTER AIRPORT (1304 FT)(AWOS)       613 PM JAN 19      53 MPH
2 E KASSON (1283 FT)(MNDOT)                504 PM JAN 19      50 MPH

...FILLMORE COUNTY...
2 ESE CANTON (1348 FT)(MNDOT)              634 PM JAN 19      53 MPH
PRESTON FILLMORE COUNTY AIRPORT (AWOS)     610 PM JAN 19      52 MPH
4 SSW LANESBORO (1044 FT)(IEM)             534 PM JAN 19      37 MPH

...MOWER COUNTY...
1 ENE DEXTER (1410 FT)(MNDOT)              546 PM JAN 19      52 MPH
4 E GRAND MEADOW (1322 FT)(IEM)            539 PM JAN 19      45 MPH
AUSTIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (AWOS)            515 PM JAN 19      45 MPH

...OLMSTED COUNTY...
MAYO HELIPAD (1164 FT)(AWOS)               613 PM JAN 19      66 MPH
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ASOS)     654 PM JAN 19      55 MPH
2 SE EYOTA (1309 FT)(MNDOT)                551 PM JAN 19      51 MPH
4 NW ROCHESTER (1273 FT)(APRSWXNET)        600 PM JAN 19      47 MPH
1 SSE STEWARTVILLE (1253 FT)(APRSWXNET)   1049 PM JAN 19      36 MPH

...WABASHA COUNTY...
2 SSE KELLOGG (741 FT)(MNDOT)              514 PM JAN 19      54 MPH
1 NE BEAR VALLEY (1000 FT)(APRSWXNET)      610 PM JAN 19      49 MPH

...WINONA COUNTY...
1 E RIDGEWAY (1318 FT)(MNDOT)              551 PM JAN 19      57 MPH
WINONA MUNICPAL AIRPORT (656 FT)(AWOS)     654 PM JAN 19      46 MPH
STOCKTON (757 FT)(APRSWXNET)               514 PM JAN 19      38 MPH

...WISCONSIN...

...CRAWFORD COUNTY...
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN  AIRPORT (AWOS)           755 PM JAN 19      58 MPH
1 SW MOUNT STERLING (1195 FT)(WIDOT)       558 PM JAN 19      56 MPH
1 WNW PRAIRIE DU CHIEN (615 FT)(WIDOT)     756 PM JAN 19      45 MPH

...GRANT COUNTY...
BOSCOBEL AIRPORT (673 FT)(ASOS)            634 PM JAN 19      54 MPH
PLATTEVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (AWOS)       735 PM JAN 19      49 MPH
2 NE EAST DUBUQUE (800 FT)(WIDOT)          733 PM JAN 19      42 MPH
1 ENE BOSCOBEL (672 FT)(RAWS)              803 PM JAN 19      40 MPH

...JACKSON COUNTY...
BLACK RIVER FALLS AREA AIRPORT (AWOS)      555 PM JAN 19      45 MPH
1 E BLACK RIVER FALLS (837 FT)(RAWS)       715 PM JAN 19      38 MPH

...JUNEAU COUNTY...
NECEDAH 1W (920 FT)(GOES)                  648 PM JAN 19      50 MPH
VOLK FIELD AIRPORT (906 FT)(ASOS)          636 PM JAN 19      49 MPH
MAUSTON (872 FT)(APRSWXNET)                812 PM JAN 19      40 MPH

...LA CROSSE COUNTY...
LA CROSSE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (ASOS)         501 PM JAN 19      51 MPH
1 SW LA CROSSE (639 FT)(APRSWXNET)         546 PM JAN 19      42 MPH

...MONROE COUNTY...
2 N TOMAH (990 FT)(WIDOT)                  656 PM JAN 19      47 MPH
SPARTA/FORT MC COY AIRPORT (AWOS)          635 PM JAN 19      45 MPH

...TAYLOR COUNTY...
MEDFORD TAYLOR COUNTY AIRPORT (AWOS)       535 PM JAN 19      45 MPH
3 NE LUBLIN (1316 FT)(RAWS)                614 PM JAN 19      40 MPH

...TREMPEALEAU COUNTY...
2 NNE TAMARACK (1240 FT)(WIDOT)            458 PM JAN 19      60 MPH
2 WSW GALESVILLE (769 FT)(APRSWXNET)       627 PM JAN 19      46 MPH

...VERNON COUNTY...
VIROQUA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (AWOS)           655 PM JAN 19      44 MPH


OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS ITS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PARTNERS FOR
PROVIDING US WITH THIS DATA.
 


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