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Stormy Weather in the Northwest; Fire Weather Threat Redeveloping in Southern California this Weekend

An active fall storm pattern in the Pacific Northwest is bringing heavy rain and high elevation snow to the region which will persist through this weekend. Strong winds associated with this system will bring a renewed period of critical fire weather to southern California later this weekend into next week. Read More >

 

A band of heavy snowfall developed during the afternoon across the area, bringing widespread snowfall of 5 to 10 inches to much of southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa. Many areas also received a mix of rain and sleet leading into the later day snowfall, bringing a solid dose of needed moisture to the area.

Storm total snowfall from April 3 2014

24 HOUR SNOWFALL DATA IN INCHES...FOR SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA...
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...NORTHWEST IOWA...AND NORTHEAST NEBRASKA...
RECEIVED BY 10:15 AM FRIDAY APRIL 4 2014.

...SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA...

  7 WSW FAIRVIEW                           7.0
  NORTH SIOUX CITY                         3.8
  4 ESE SIOUX FALLS                        3.6
  4 ESE SIOUX FALLS                        3.4
  3 ESE SIOUX FALLS                        3.4
  4 SW SIOUX FALLS                         2.6
  3 N SIOUX FALLS                          2.6
  1 ENE WALL LAKE                          2.5
  3 NE CROOKS                              1.8
  2 SSW GAYVILLE                           1.0
  2 ESE YANKTON                            1.0
  FLANDREAU                                0.2
  SE MARION                                0.0
  2 N CHESTER                              0.0
  2 S MITCHELL                             0.0

...SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...

  1 S WINDOM                               9.7
  2 NNE WORTHINGTON                        9.0
  WESTBROOK                                8.0
  E HERON LAKE                             7.0
  1 WNW LAKEFIELD                          6.7
  1 W MOUNTAIN LAKE                        6.0
  1 NNE LUVERNE                            6.0
  S FULDA                                  6.0
  JACKSON                                  6.0
  SLAYTON                                  5.0
  ADRIAN                                   5.0
  1 N MARSHALL                             1.5
  6 N PIPESTONE                            1.5
  1 S MARSHALL                             1.3

...NORTHWEST IOWA...

  SUTHERLAND                               8.0
  4 NNE SIBLEY                             7.8
  3 NW EVERLY                              7.0
  SHELDON                                  6.5
  LE MARS                                  6.5
  SSE LAKE PARK                            6.0
  LESTER                                   6.0
  SIOUX CENTER                             6.0
  1 W SPIRIT LAKE                          5.8
  BRUNSVILLE                               5.4
  W LARCHWOOD                              5.0
  1 ENE CHEROKEE                           5.0
  1 N ROCK RAPIDS                          5.0
  1 NNE ROCK VALLEY                        5.0
  ORANGE CITY                              4.6
  ORANGE CITY                              4.6
  4 E SIOUX RAPIDS                         4.5
  E PETERSON                               4.5
  2 S ORANGE CITY                          4.0
  1 SE STORM LAKE                          4.0
  1 ESE ALTON                              4.0
  HOLSTEIN                                 4.0
  WASHTA                                   3.6
  5 N SIOUX CITY                           3.5
  3 N HORNICK                              3.0
  4 NNE BATTLE CREEK                       2.4
  N SIOUX CITY                             2.1
  1 WSW SERGEANT BLUFF                     0.5