More Snow: February 21-22, 2013

Winter storm brings signifigant snow to the south half of Minnesota.

A long-forecasted snowstorm moved into southern Minnesota during the evening hours of February 21st and spread snow across central and southern Minnesota into the early morning hours of the 22nd. While the storm lacked the punch that it had over Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri, it dropped an extensive blanket of snow over the region. The heaviest snow fell over southern Minnesota with some places picking up 6 to 8 inches. The heaviest snowfall found so far in Minnesota is 9 inches at Mantorville in Dodge County. Truman in Martin County picked up 8 inches of snow. The Twin Cities International Airport measured 4.2 inches by noon on the 22nd.

This storm developed over the panhandle of Texas early on the 21st and moved northeast to eastern Iowa by noon on February 22 and began to weaken. For a time, winter storm warnings were posted for a wide area from Oklahoma to southwest Wisconsin. The snow fell at an unfortunate time for the morning commute on the 22nd in Minnesota. Eight traffic crashes were reported in the Twin Cities, one of which was fatal near Mendota Heights in Dakota County.

 


 

Listed below are Public Information Statements from the National Weather Service.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
243 PM CST FRI FEB 22 2013

...LATEST SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM WINTER WEATHER EVENT...

HERE IS A LIST OF THE MOST RECENT SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM TRAINED
SPOTTERS...COOP AND COCORAHS OBSERVERS...AND THE PUBLIC FROM THE
WINTER WEATHER EVENT THAT BEGAN LATE LAST EVENING. THE TOTALS BELOW
ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.


SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

 INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
  8.00   TRUMAN                   MN  MARTIN           0845 AM
  7.50   ALBERT LEA               MN  FREEBORN         0115 PM
  7.50   OWATONNA                 MN  STEELE           0900 AM
  7.50   FAIRMONT                 MN  MARTIN           0700 AM
  7.50   ELLENDALE                MN  STEELE           0700 AM
  7.00   FARIBAULT                MN  RICE             1032 AM
  7.00   WINNEBAGO                MN  FARIBAULT        0800 AM
  7.00   WELLS                    MN  FARIBAULT        0800 AM
  6.50   RUSH CITY                MN  CHISAGO          0103 PM
  6.50   JANESVILLE               MN  WASECA           0900 AM
  6.50   AMBOY                    MN  BLUE EARTH       0900 AM
  6.50   ZUMBROTA                 MN  GOODHUE          0700 AM
  6.20   NNW KINGSTON             MN  MEEKER           1024 AM
  6.10   MONTGOMERY               MN  LE SUEUR         0900 AM
  6.00   RED WING                 MN  GOODHUE          1230 PM
  6.00   DARWIN                   MN  MEEKER           0845 AM
  6.00   WSW ST JAMES             MN  WATONWAN         0745 AM
  5.70   4 E NERSTRAND            MN  GOODHUE          0800 AM
  5.70   3 NE STOCKHOLM           MN  WRIGHT           0800 AM
  5.60   BLUE EARTH               MN  FARIBAULT        0800 AM
  5.50   GLENCOE                  MN  MCLEOD           1200 PM
  5.50   1 WNW GREEN ISLE         MN  SIBLEY           0700 AM
  5.10   HAMBURG                  MN  CARVER           0800 AM
  5.00   MENOMONIE                WI  DUNN             1221 PM
  5.00   EAU CLAIRE               WI  EAU CLAIRE       0915 AM
  5.00   MANKATO                  MN  BLUE EARTH       0915 AM
  5.00   LAKEVILLE                MN  DAKOTA           0900 AM
  5.00   FARMINGTON               MN  DAKOTA           0853 AM
  5.00   6 N HENDERSON            MN  SIBLEY           0730 AM
  4.80   LAKEVILLE                MN  DAKOTA           0104 PM
  4.80   WASECA                   MN  WASECA           0800 AM
  4.80   6 WNW ST PETER           MN  NICOLLET         0700 AM
  4.80   1 NNW SPRINGFIELD        MN  BROWN            0615 AM
  4.70   4 E MANKATO              MN  BLUE EARTH       0800 AM
  4.60   2 ENE PLYMOUTH           MN  HENNEPIN         1145 AM
  4.50   MAHTOMEDI                MN  WASHINGTON       1201 PM
  4.50   2 W PRIOR LAKE           MN  SCOTT            1130 AM
  4.50   MADELIA                  MN  WATONWAN         1032 AM
  4.50   DURAND                   WI  PEPIN            0800 AM
  4.50   1 NNW SPRINGFIELD        MN  BROWN            0700 AM
  4.20   MINNEAPOLIS ST PAUL APT  MN  HENNEPIN         1200 PM
  4.20   PRIOR LAKE               MN  SCOTT            1100 AM
  4.20   CANNON FALLS             MN  GOODHUE          0800 AM
  4.20   1 NNE MAPLE GROVE        MN  HENNEPIN         0745 AM
  4.20   NORTHFIELD               MN  RICE             0738 AM
  4.10   NORTH ST PAUL            MN  RAMSEY           1142 AM
  4.00   EDEN PRAIRIE             MN  HENNEPIN         0858 AM
  4.00   COMFREY                  MN  BROWN            0851 AM
  4.00   ELLSWORTH                WI  PIERCE           0800 AM
  4.00   HENDERSON                MN  SIBLEY           0800 AM
  4.00   NW PRESCOTT              WI  PIERCE           0800 AM
  4.00   GAYLORD                  MN  SIBLEY           0700 AM
  4.00   COMFREY                  MN  BROWN            0610 AM
  4.00   CLEVELAND                MN  LE SUEUR         0610 AM
  4.00   SLEEPY EYE               MN  BROWN            0610 AM
  3.90   STILLWATER               MN  WASHINGTON       0700 AM
  3.80   ST PAUL U OF MN CAMPUS   MN  RAMSEY           1200 PM
  3.80   HASTINGS                 MN  DAKOTA           0812 AM
  3.60   3 SE NEW ULM             MN  BROWN            0720 AM
  3.50   ISANTI                   MN  ISANTI           1130 AM
  3.50   COON RAPIDS              MN  ANOKA            1115 AM
  3.30   CHANHASSEN NATL WX SVC   MN  CARVER           1200 PM
  3.30   MILROY                   MN  REDWOOD          0700 AM
  3.10   WATERTOWN                MN  CARVER           1045 AM
  3.00   RICE LAKE                WI  BARRON           1045 AM
  3.00   WEYERHAEUSER             WI  RUSK             0930 AM
  3.00   WNW EDEN PRAIRIE         MN  HENNEPIN         0851 AM
  3.00   BLOOMER                  WI  CHIPPEWA         0800 AM
  3.00   1 ENE ST MICHAEL         MN  WRIGHT           0800 AM
  3.00   BIRD ISLAND              MN  RENVILLE         0700 AM
  3.00   STANLEY                  WI  CHIPPEWA         0700 AM
  2.90   JORDAN                   MN  SCOTT            0800 AM
  2.80   BIG LAKE                 MN  SHERBURNE        0700 AM
  2.80   BECKER                   MN  SHERBURNE        0620 AM
  2.70   ELK MOUND                WI  DUNN             0800 AM
  2.70   5 SW CHISAGO CITY        MN  CHISAGO          0700 AM
  2.70   FOREST LAKE              MN  WASHINGTON       0700 AM
  2.60   1 SW EDINA               MN  HENNEPIN         0800 AM
  2.60   3 N CAMBRIDGE            MN  ISANTI           0700 AM
  2.50   4 W CORNELL              WI  CHIPPEWA         0830 AM
  2.50   6 ESE DRESSER            WI  POLK             0830 AM
  2.50   8 ESE HARRIS             MN  CHISAGO          0800 AM
  2.50   INVER GROVE HEIGHTS      MN  DAKOTA           0715 AM
  2.50   CRYSTAL                  MN  HENNEPIN         0700 AM
  2.50   ST CROIX FALLS           WI  POLK             0700 AM
  2.50   MAPLEWOOD                MN  RAMSEY           0700 AM
  2.40   WHITE BEAR LAKE          MN  RAMSEY           0755 AM
  2.40   WOODBURY                 MN  WASHINGTON       0700 AM
  2.40   CARVER                   MN  CARVER           0700 AM
  2.20   2 NNW HAMMOND            WI  ST. CROIX        1145 AM
  2.20   PRINCETON                MN  MILLE LACS       0630 AM
  2.10   LITTLE CANADA            MN  RAMSEY           0730 AM
  2.10   AMERY                    WI  POLK             0700 AM
  2.00   LAKE ELMO                MN  WASHINGTON       0700 AM
  2.00   HAMMOND                  WI  ST. CROIX        0700 AM
  2.00   HOLCOMBE                 WI  CHIPPEWA         0700 AM
  1.30   ST CLOUD                 MN  STEARNS          1200 PM

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
314 PM CST FRI FEB 22 2013


...LATEST SNOWFALL REPORTS...

LOCATION                       AMOUNT    TIME/DATE       LAT/LON

IOWA

...ALLAMAKEE...
DORCHESTER                     5.5 IN    0948 AM 02/22   43.47N/91.52W
WATERVILLE 8S                  5.0 IN    0952 AM 02/22   43.11N/91.29W
WAUKON                         4.5 IN    1019 AM 02/22   43.27N/91.47W

...CHICKASAW...
NASHUA                         5.0 IN    0933 AM 02/22   42.95N/92.54W
N. WASHINGTON                  4.8 IN    0930 AM 02/22   43.12N/92.42W

...CLAYTON...
ELKADER                        4.0 IN    1023 AM 02/22   42.85N/91.41W

...FAYETTE...
WESTGATE  3N                   5.5 IN    0959 AM 02/22   42.81N/91.99W

...HOWARD...
CRESCO (SHERIFF)               6.0 IN    1113 AM 02/22   43.38N/92.12W
RICEVILLE                      6.0 IN    0936 AM 02/22   43.36N/92.55W
ELMA                           4.7 IN    0944 AM 02/22   43.24N/92.44W

...MITCHELL...
OTRANTO                        7.5 IN    1100 AM 02/22   43.49N/93.01W

...WINNESHIEK...
DECORAH                        6.0 IN    0933 AM 02/22   43.30N/91.80W
DECORAH                        5.5 IN    1025 AM 02/22   43.31N/91.79W
SPILLVILLE                     5.2 IN    0116 PM 02/22   43.20N/91.95W
BLUFFTON                       5.0 IN    1052 AM 02/22   43.40N/91.93W
OSSIAN                         5.0 IN    1001 AM 02/22   43.15N/91.77W

MINNESOTA

...DODGE...
MANTORVILLE                    9.0 IN    1101 AM 02/22   44.07N/92.76W
KASSON 4SE                     8.0 IN    1014 AM 02/22   43.98N/92.72W

...FILLMORE...
HIGHLAND                       7.0 IN    1007 AM 02/22   43.69N/91.89W
PETERSON 1S                    6.5 IN    1012 AM 02/22   43.78N/91.82W
FOUNTAIN                       6.0 IN    1211 PM 02/22   43.74N/92.13W
SPRING VALLEY 3E               5.7 IN    1113 AM 02/22   43.68N/92.33W
PRESTON 1SSE                   5.7 IN    1036 AM 02/22   43.66N/92.08W
HIGHLAND 2SE                   5.5 IN    0950 AM 02/22   43.65N/91.84W
SPRING VALLEY 3SW              5.0 IN    1018 AM 02/22   43.66N/92.41W

...HOUSTON...
CALEDONIA 5S                   6.0 IN    1014 AM 02/22   43.56N/91.51W
RENO 3SW                       4.6 IN    0112 PM 02/22   43.53N/91.33W

...MOWER...
1 W AUSTIN                     7.5 IN    0259 PM 02/22   43.67N/92.99W
AUSTIN KAAL TV                 6.7 IN    0932 AM 02/22   43.68N/92.95W
LE ROY                         6.5 IN    1155 AM 02/22   43.51N/92.51W

...OLMSTED...
1 E BYRON                      7.5 IN    1117 AM 02/22   44.03N/92.63W
ROCHESTER AP 2NE               7.2 IN    1213 PM 02/22   43.93N/92.48W
WHITEWATER PARK                6.4 IN    1030 AM 02/22   44.04N/92.10W
MAPLE VALLEY GC                6.0 IN    1028 AM 02/22   44.02N/92.42W
ROCHESTER KTTC TV              6.0 IN    0931 AM 02/22   44.09N/92.51W

...WABASHA...
READS LANDING 1W               7.6 IN    1038 AM 02/22   44.40N/92.17W
MAZEPPA 5SE                    7.1 IN    0103 PM 02/22   44.21N/92.48W
KELLOGG 4S                     6.5 IN    1110 AM 02/22   44.24N/91.99W
WABASHA 5S                     5.0 IN    0104 PM 02/22   44.32N/92.05W

...WINONA...
WINONA 3S                      7.0 IN    0235 PM 02/22   43.99N/91.61W
LEWISTON                       7.0 IN    0925 AM 02/22   43.99N/91.87W

WISCONSIN

...ADAMS...
ARKDALE (PUBLIC 2)             4.8 IN    0228 PM 02/22   44.03N/89.89W
ARKDALE                        4.3 IN    0112 PM 02/22   44.03N/89.88W

...BUFFALO...
COCHRANE                       5.5 IN    1036 AM 02/22   44.22N/91.82W
DODGE 3S                       5.0 IN    0941 AM 02/22   44.09N/91.57W

...CLARK...
ROCK DAM LAKE                  6.0 IN    0117 PM 02/22   44.73N/90.84W
NEILLSVILLE 6N                 5.5 IN    0249 PM 02/22   44.63N/90.60W
LONGWOOD                       4.5 IN    0145 PM 02/22   44.89N/90.60W
COLBY 4SW                      4.0 IN    0144 PM 02/22   44.87N/90.42W
OWEN 2N                        3.5 IN    0253 PM 02/22   44.98N/90.55W
3 NNE VEEFKIND                 3.5 IN    1235 PM 02/22   44.74N/90.35W
WITHEE                         2.0 IN    0254 PM 02/22   44.96N/90.60W

...CRAWFORD...
FERRYVILLE 4ESE                6.0 IN    1020 AM 02/22   43.33N/91.02W
SENECA                         5.0 IN    1202 PM 02/22   43.25N/90.98W
STEUBEN 2SW                    4.0 IN    1030 AM 02/22   43.15N/90.89W
MT. STERLING                   4.0 IN    1029 AM 02/22   43.32N/90.93W

...GRANT...
PATCH GROVE                    4.2 IN    0938 AM 02/22   42.94N/90.97W
SINSINAWA                      4.0 IN    0913 AM 02/22   42.52N/90.54W

...JACKSON...
MERRILLAN                      7.0 IN    0246 PM 02/22   44.45N/90.84W

...JUNEAU...
MAUSTON WRJC RADIO             4.3 IN    0100 PM 02/22   43.82N/90.07W
UNION CENTER-WWTP              4.0 IN    0239 PM 02/22   43.68N/90.26W

...LA CROSSE...
LA CROSSE 4NNW                 6.0 IN    1156 AM 02/22   43.87N/91.27W
SHELBY                         6.0 IN    1032 AM 02/22   43.76N/91.16W
WEST SALEM                     5.8 IN    1205 PM 02/22   43.90N/91.10W
ONALASKA                       5.8 IN    1159 AM 02/22   43.89N/91.22W
LA CROSSE                      5.8 IN    1155 AM 02/22   43.81N/91.25W
NWS LA CROSSE                  5.8 IN    0314 PM 02/22   43.82N/91.19W

...MONROE...
TOMAH                          3.5 IN    0223 PM 02/22   43.98N/90.49W

...RICHLAND...
RICHLAND CENTER                4.0 IN    0906 AM 02/22   43.33N/90.39W

...TAYLOR...
JUMP RIVER 1NW                 4.5 IN    0255 PM 02/22   45.36N/90.80W

...TREMPEALEAU...
GALESVILLE 1SW                 6.6 IN    1212 PM 02/22   44.06N/91.37W

...VERNON...
STODDARD 2NE                   5.3 IN    0117 PM 02/22   43.69N/91.18W
NEWRY 2W                       4.2 IN    0119 PM 02/22   43.72N/90.85W

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