2006/2007 Seasonal Snowfall Totals

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
Mitchell, SD 41.2 31.1 168
Sioux City, IA 50.6 31.4 161
DeSmet, SD 52.2 32.7 160
Worthington, MN 62.5 39.6 158
Lakefield, MN 58.3 38.5 151
Pipestone, MN 45.1 29.8 151
Academy, SD 49.9 33.6 149
Wessington Springs, SD 49.9 33.9 147
Spencer, IA 49.8 34.0 146
Tyndall, SD 42.8 30.9 139
Sanborn, IA 51.4 38.9 132
Ocheyedan, IA 49.5 37.5 132
Yankton, SD 35.8 27.7 129
Sioux Center, IA 41.0 34.4 119
Flandreau, SD 37.2 31.2 119
Pickstown, SD 28.3 23.7 119
Vermillion, SD 33.8 29.8 113
Forestburg, SD 33.8 30.4 111
Lake Park, IA 39.7 36.0 110
Sioux Falls, SD 44.3 40.6 109
Holstein, IA 37.7 34.7 109
Gregory, SD 41.1 38.1 108
Menno, SD 37.6 35.3 107
Brookings, SD 28.3 26.5 107
Armour, SD 34.3 32.5 106
Huron, SD 42.8 42.1 102
Galva, IA 38.0 38.0 100
Alton, IA 29.0 30.7 94
Akron, IA 28.8 30.5 94
Wakefield, NE 27.3 31.6 86
Canton, SD 25.6 29.9 86
Rock Valley, IA 25.6 32.0 80
Marshall, MN 33.5 42.4 79



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