National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

An area of low pressure moved out of the Rocky Mountains and into Oklahoma during the evening of the 4th. The low moved into Arkansas during the morning of the 5th and by the evening of the 5th was along the Indiana/Kentucky border. The low continued to move northeast into northern Ohio during the early morning hours of the 6th. Like recent storms that affected the upper Midwest, a trough of low pressure extended north from the low. A trough of low pressure is similar to an area of low pressure, except it does not have a closed circulation associated with it. The trough moved across Iowa and Minnesota during the afternoon and evening of the 5th and across Illinois and Wisconsin during the early morning of the 6th. Snow developed across Iowa during the morning of the 5th and lifted northeast across the state during the day ahead of the trough. The snow moved into southeast Minnesota and Wisconsin during the late afternoon of the 5th and continued into the 6th until the trough moved through the area. Around the local area, most locations received snowfall of two inches or more. Snowfall totals exceeding seven inches were common over extreme northeast Iowa into southwest and central Wisconsin. The highest snowfall totals reported were 9 inches at Edgewood, Iowa and 8.7 inches at Readstown, Wisconsin.

Snow totals for February 5 and 6.


ABUS34 KLSE 061745

1145 AM CST FRI FEB 6 2004



EDGEWOOD                    CLAYTON         9.0"
GARNAVILLO                  CLAYTON         7.0"
NEW HAMPTON                 CHICKASAW       6.5"
WATERVILLE 8S               ALLAMAKEE       6.2"
WEST UNION                  FAYETTE         6.0"
ELKADER                     CLAYTON         5.5"
OELWEIN 1N                  FAYETTE         5.3"
FAYETTE                     FAYETTE         5.3"
LANSING                     ALLAMAKEE       5.2"
STRAWBERRY POINT            CLAYTON         5.1"
DORCHESTER                  ALLAMAKEE       5.0"
OSSIAN                      WINNESHIEK      5.0"
WAUCOMA                     FAYETTE         4.6"
CHARLES CITY                FLOYD           4.5"
CRESCO                      HOWARD          4.5"
ELMA                        HOWARD          4.5"
WAUKON                      ALLAMAKEE       4.1"
STACYVILLE                  MITCHELL        1.0"

CALEDONIA 6S                HOUSTON         5.8"
RENO 3SW                    HOUSTON         5.2"
BYRON                       OLMSTED         5.0"
AUSTIN - KAAL TV            MOWER           4.5"
SPRING VALLEY               FILLMORE        4.0"
LA CRESCENT 1N              HOUSTON         4.0"
SPRING GROVE                HOUSTON         3.5"
ROCHESTER AIRPORT           OLMSTED         3.5"
CHATFIELD 4SW               FILLMORE        3.5"
LANESBORO                   FILLMORE        3.5"
WINONA 4S                   WINONA          3.5"
GOODVIEW                    WINONA          3.5"
PRESTON                     FILLMORE        3.5"
ELGIN 2SSW                  WABASHA         3.3"
ALTURA 5W                   WINONA          3.3"
ROCHESTER - KTTC TV         OLMSTED         3.1"
GRAND MEADOW                MOWER           3.0"
CHATFIELD                   OLMSTED         3.0"
WABASHA                     WABASHA         2.7"
THEILMAN 1SSW               WABASHA         2.7"
MANTORVILLE                 DODGE           2.5"
DODGE CENTER 2W             DODGE           2.0"

READSTOWN 2E                VERNON          8.7"
PLAINVILLE 5N               ADAMS           8.0"
PLATTEVILLE NE SIDE         GRANT           8.0"
STEUBEN 4SE                 CRAWFORD        7.8"
MAUSTON - WRJC RADIO        JUNEAU          7.5"
RICHLAND CENTER             RICHLAND        7.5"
HUB CITY                    RICHLAND        7.5"
NECEDAH 2SE                 JUNEAU          7.1"
LANCASTER 4WSW              GRANT           7.0"
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN            CRAWFORD        6.8"
PLATTEVILLE                 GRANT           6.8"
CUBA CITY 2NW               GRANT           6.5"
CUBA CITY                   GRANT           6.5"
GAYS MILLS                  CRAWFORD        6.5"
WILTON                      MONROE          6.0"
MT STERLING                 CRAWFORD        6.0"
LA FARGE                    VERNON          6.0"
READSTOWN                   VERNON          5.6"
COTTONVILLE                 ADAMS           5.5"
ARKDALE 2NE                 ADAMS           5.5"
BIG FLATS                   ADAMS           5.0"
MONROE CENTER               ADAMS           5.0"
WESTBY 1NE                  VERNON          5.0"
VIROQUA                     VERNON          5.0"
ONTARIO                     VERNON          5.0"
LA CROSSE NWS               LA CROSSE       4.8"
STODDARD 3NE                VERNON          4.8"
LA CROSSE - WKBT TV         LA CROSSE       4.7"
FRIENDSHIP                  ADAMS           4.5"
FOUR CORNERS                MONROE          4.5"
TUNNEL CITY 1S              MONROE          4.3"
ONALASKA                    LA CROSSE       4.3"
LA CROSSE AIRPORT           LA CROSSE       4.1"
LA CROSSE 1N                LA CROSSE       4.0"
HATFIELD                    JACKSON         4.0"
TOMAH - WTMB RADIO          MONROE          4.0"
HOLMEN 2S                   LA CROSSE       3.8"
TOWN OF HOLLAND             LA CROSSE       3.7"
OWEN 3W                     CLARK           3.6"
ARCADIA                     TREMPEALEAU     3.5"
TAYLOR                      JACKSON         3.5"
SPARTA                      MONROE          3.5"
GALESVILLE 1S               TREMPEALEAU     3.5"
BLAIR                       TREMPEALEAU     3.4"
ETTRICK                     TREMPEALEAU     3.3"
HIXTON 5W                   JACKSON         3.3"
HOLMEN                      LA CROSSE       3.2"
MATHER                      JUNEAU          3.2"
ARCADIA                     TREMPEALEAU     3.0"
LONGWOOD                    CLARK           3.0"
WARRENS                     MONROE          3.0"
MONDOVI 6S                  BUFFALO         3.0"
MILLSTON                    JACKSON         3.0"
LUBLIN                      TAYLOR          2.5"
NEILLSVILLE 3SW             CLARK           2.0"
MEDFORD                     TAYLOR          2.0"
GOODRICH                    TAYLOR          2.0"