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High Winds Creating Critical Fire Weather Threats in California; Heavy Rains Along Gulf Coast

Strong to high winds are creating critical fire weather conditions across much of California, and explosive fire growth in Southern California. Wind gradients gradually weaken Sunday and through mid next week. Conversely, very wet conditions will develop this week as week along the Gulf Coast; and unsettled weather pattern to the north with snow from the Great Basin to the High Plains. 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