Snowfall totals for the 2006/2007 season have gone above normal for most areas in southeastern South Dakota, northwestern Iowa, southwestern Minnesota, and extreme northeastern Nebraska. The winter got off to a slow start with snowfall, but heavy snows in February, early March, and early April have brought seasonal totals back above normal for most locations. The seasonal snowfall totals would have been significantly higher if temperatures in late December had been only a few degrees colder. The region received widespread rainfall of 1 to 2 inches then, which would have translated to 10 to 20 inches or more of snowfall had it been a little colder.
Below is a table showing some of the preliminary snowfall totals for this season, the normal snowfall, and the percent of normal for many locations around the region.
|Location||2006/2007 Snowfall||Normal Snowfall||% of Normal|
|White Lake, SD||46.6||27.7||168|
|Sioux City, IA||50.6||31.4||161|
|Wessington Springs, SD||49.9||33.9||147|
|Sioux Center, IA||41.0||34.4||119|
|Lake Park, IA||39.7||36.0||110|
|Sioux Falls, SD||44.3||40.6||109|
|Rock Valley, IA||25.6||32.0||80|