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Storms Tonight, Heavy Rain Likely

Thunderstorms will track across northern parts of the area tonight, mostly near and north of Interstate 90. A few could be strong this evening, then a transition to heavy rain and a flash flooding threat. Read More >

An area of low pressure moved slowly across northern Arkansas during the day of the 4th. An elongated area of low pressure (referred to as an inverted trough of low pressure) extended north from the low through Iowa into western Wisconsin. As an upper level disturbance moved across the upper midwest and interacted with the inverted trough of low pressure, snow developed across northern Iowa, southern Minnesota into Wisconsin. Much of the snow was light, but two distinct bands of heavier snow formed across the area. The northern band extended from Wabasha county in Minnesota east through Buffalo county into Trempealeau county in Wisconsin. The southern band  stretched from Fayette county in Iowa east into Grant county in Wisconsin. Snowfall totals in both of these bands were generally in the 3 to 5 inch range. The highest totals reported were 5.5 inches at Goodview, Minnesota in the northern band and 5 inches at Cassville, Wisconsin in the southern band.
 


Map of December 4, 2005 snow totals
Snowfall totals for December 4.
 
 

 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
950 AM CST SUN DEC 04 2005

  
  ...24 HOUR SNOWFALL TOTALS AND SNOWDEPTH ACROSS THE AREA...
 
 LOCATION                   COUNTY              SNOWFALL   SNOWDEPTH

...IOWA...
FAYETTE                    FAYETTE                4.7          8
EDGEWOOD                   CLAYTON                4.0          8
ELKADER 6SSW               CLAYTON                3.1          6
OELWEIN 1E                 FAYETTE                2.4          7
LANSING 4SE                ALLAMAKEE              2.1          6
WAUCOMA 3N                 WINNESHIEK             1.8          7
CRESCO                     HOWARD                 1.0          6
DORCHESTER                 ALLAMAKEE              1.0          5
CHARLES CITY COOP          FLOYD                  0.8          4
 
 ...MINNESOTA...
GOODVIEW                   WINONA                 5.5          6
KELLOGG 4S                 WABASHA                5.0          6
LAKE CITY-COOP             WABASHA                3.5          6
THEILMAN 1SSW              WABASHA                3.2          5
DODGE CENTER               DODGE                  2.5          4
ST. CHARLES                WINONA                 2.3          5
LA CRESCENT 1N             HOUSTON                2.2          5
ROCHESTER AP 2NE           OLMSTEAD               2.2          5
ZUMBRO FALLS               WABASHA                2.1          5
ELGIN 2SSW                 OLMSTED                1.6          5
CALEDONIA                  HOUSTON                1.5          5
CALEDONIA 6S               HOUSTON                1.5          6
BYRON 3N                   OLMSTED                1.4          6
GRAND MEADOW               MOWER                  1.0          4
LANESBORO                  FILLMORE               1.0          4
WINONA DAM 5A              WINONA                 1.0          3
SPRING VALLEY              FILLMORE               0.7          4
 
 ...WISCONSIN...
CASSVILLE                  GRANT                  5.0          7
BUFFALO                    BUFFALO                4.5          7
CUBA CITY 2NW              GRANT                  3.6          5
GILMANTON 8SE              BUFFALO                3.5          6
FOUR CORNERS 13NNE         MONROE                 3.1          4
ARCADIA                    TREMPEALEAU            3.0          5
GAYS MILLS                 CRAWFORD               2.8          6
LANCASTER                  GRANT                  2.8          7
RICHLAND CENTER            RICHLAND               2.8          7
HILLSBORO                  VERNON                 2.5          4
ETTRICK 5SE                TREMPEALEAU            2.0          5
FRIENDSHIP                 ADAMS                  2.0          4
LA CROSSE 5SE              LA CROSSE              2.0          6
MONROE CENTER              ADAMS                  2.0          4
ONTARIO                    VERNON                 2.0          4
LA CROSSE WFO              LA CROSSE              1.9          7
HOLMEN                     LA CROSSE              1.8          5
LA CROSSE 4NNW             LA CROSSE              1.8          5
MATHER 3NW                 JACKSON                1.5          3
TOMAH                      MONROE                 1.5          5
NECEDAH 2SE                JUNEAU                 1.4          3
WARRENS 5WSW               MONROE                 1.4          5
GOODRICH 1E                TAYLOR                 1.1          2
BLAIR                      TREMPEALEAU            1.0          3
HATFIELD                   JACKSON                1.0          3
CHIPPEWA FALLS             CHIPPEWA               0.8          2
ELK MOUND                  DUNN                   0.8          3
NEILLSVILLE 3SW            CLARK                  0.5          1
MEDFORD                    TAYLOR                 0.4          2
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