Present Climate Conditions


Winter Storm of November 19-20, 2015

Storm snowfall totals from across the Midwest.
Snowfall totals from across the Midwest.
Courtesy: NWS La Crosse

 

Winter has arrived for a large swath of the Midwest. A potent winter storm brought heavy accumulating snow to the south of the Twin Cities area. Snowfall totals up to 18 inches were reported from the Sioux Falls area east to just north of Chicago. A larger area of over 6 inches of snow was reported from Nebraska to northern Illinois. Sioux Falls broke a daily snowfall record with 7.2 inches of snow falling. Cold air already in place prior to the winter storm caused snow to be the main form of precipitation, which lead to the high snowfall totals.

In Minnesota the snow stayed mainly along the I-90 corridor. The heaviest totals were seen in the southwest corner of the state, with Worthington receiving the most snow at 8 inches. Across the rest of southern Minnesota totals of 1 to 4 inches were common. Austin reported 3 inches, Rochester International Airport received 1.2 inches, and Winona picked up 0.3 inches of snow. While this was not a major snowfall event for most of Minnesota, it did produce the first measurable snow in the southern portion of the state.

Below is a list of snowfall reports gathered by the National Weather Service in La Crosse.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1127 AM CST SAT NOV 21 2015


...SNOWFALL REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS ...


LOCATION                     AMOUNT    TIME/DATE       LAT/LON
---------                   --------   ----------     ---------

...IOWA...

...ALLAMAKEE COUNTY...
HARPERS FERRY                5.5 IN    0800 AM 11/21   43.20N/91.15W
WATERVILLE 8S                5.5 IN    1053 AM 11/21   43.18N/91.30W

...CHICKASAW COUNTY...
NEW HAMPTON                  10.0 IN   0920 AM 11/21   43.06N/92.31W
NEW HAMPTON 0.4 SW           8.2 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.06N/92.32W
IONIA 2W                     8.0 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.03N/92.50W

...CLAYTON COUNTY...
1 W GUTTENBERG               12.0 IN   0345 AM 11/21   42.79N/91.12W
ELKADER 6SSW                 11.4 IN   0700 AM 11/21   42.78N/91.45W
VOLGA 1NE                    11.4 IN   0700 AM 11/21   42.81N/91.52W
EDGEWOOD                     11.0 IN   0800 AM 11/21   42.65N/91.40W
STRAWBERRY POINT             10.0 IN   0700 AM 11/21   42.69N/91.53W
GUTTENBERG DAM 10            9.0 IN    0600 AM 11/21   42.78N/91.10W
MONONA WWTP                  8.7 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.04N/91.40W

...FAYETTE COUNTY...
FAYETTE                      11.3 IN   0700 AM 11/21   42.85N/91.82W
WADENA                       10.5 IN   0800 AM 11/21   42.84N/91.66W
OELWEIN 0.8 WNW              10.0 IN   0500 AM 11/21   42.68N/91.93W
OELWEIN 1WNW                 10.0 IN   0800 AM 11/21   42.68N/91.93W
WEST UNION 2SSW              8.0 IN    0330 AM 11/21   42.94N/91.82W

...FLOYD COUNTY...
NORA SPRINGS 2.4 SSE         10.0 IN   0700 AM 11/21   43.11N/92.99W
CHARLES CITY                 9.6 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.06N/92.67W
NASHUA 2SW                   8.5 IN    0700 AM 11/21   42.94N/92.57W
COLWELL                      5.5 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.16N/92.59W

...HOWARD COUNTY...
CRESCO                       6.5 IN    0338 AM 11/21   43.37N/92.12W

...MITCHELL COUNTY...
ST ANSGAR 7NW                4.3 IN    0900 AM 11/21   43.44N/93.00W
ST ANSGAR                    4.2 IN    0630 AM 11/21   43.38N/92.92W
RICEVILLE                    3.3 IN    0800 AM 11/21   43.36N/92.55W

...WINNESHIEK COUNTY...
DECORAH                      8.5 IN    0335 AM 11/21   43.31N/91.79W
DECORAH 6ESE                 5.5 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.27N/91.68W
DECORAH 7.9 ENE              5.2 IN    0800 AM 11/21   43.34N/91.64W
CALMAR 1NW                   5.0 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.19N/91.87W

...MINNESOTA...

...DODGE COUNTY...
CLAREMONT 2.5 SSE            0.6 IN    0700 AM 11/21   44.01N/92.99W
MANTORVILLE 1.9 ESE          0.5 IN    0700 AM 11/21   44.05N/92.72W

...FILLMORE COUNTY...
SPRING VALLEY 3SW            3.5 IN    0800 AM 11/21   43.66N/92.41W
MABEL                        2.8 IN    0645 AM 11/21   43.52N/91.76W
SPRING VALLEY 3E             2.4 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.68N/92.33W
WYKOFF 3.1 NW                1.5 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.74N/92.31W
CHATFIELD 9.0 ESE            1.4 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.79N/92.03W
SPRING VALLEY                1.3 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.69N/92.39W
1 S PETERSON                 1.3 IN    0728 AM 11/21   43.77N/91.83W
PRESTON                      1.3 IN    0920 AM 11/21   43.67N/92.07W

...HOUSTON COUNTY...
CALEDONIA 5.4 S              3.0 IN    0800 AM 11/21   43.56N/91.51W
CALEDONIA                    1.8 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.63N/91.50W

...MOWER COUNTY...
4 WSW AUSTIN                 3.0 IN    0800 AM 11/21   43.65N/93.05W

...OLMSTED COUNTY...
ROCHESTER AP 2NE             1.4 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.93N/92.48W
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRP 1.2 IN    0554 AM 11/21   43.91N/92.50W
BYRON 4 NORTH                0.3 IN    0700 AM 11/21   44.09N/92.64W
ELGIN 2SSW                   0.2 IN    0700 AM 11/21   44.10N/92.27W

...WINONA COUNTY...
4SW WINONA                   0.3 IN    0630 AM 11/21   43.98N/91.71W

...WISCONSIN...

...CRAWFORD COUNTY...
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN             7.1 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.05N/91.13W
WAUZEKA                      5.8 IN    1056 AM 11/21   43.09N/90.88W
STEUBEN 4SE                  5.5 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.13N/90.84W
EASTMAN                      5.3 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.16N/91.02W
DE SOTO 1SE                  5.0 IN    0600 AM 11/21   43.42N/91.19W
LYNXVILLE DAM 9              4.5 IN    0600 AM 11/21   43.21N/91.10W
GAYS MILLS 6.1 SE            4.0 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.26N/90.76W
MOUNT ZION                   4.0 IN    0800 AM 11/21   43.26N/90.73W

...GRANT COUNTY...
2 ESE PLATTEVILLE            14.0 IN   0700 AM 11/21   42.73N/90.45W
LANCASTER 0.3 N              12.0 IN   0700 AM 11/21   42.85N/90.71W
PLATTEVILLE                  12.0 IN   0700 AM 11/21   42.75N/90.47W
3 SE BEETOWN                 11.5 IN   0915 AM 11/21   42.76N/90.84W
SINSINAWA                    11.0 IN   0900 AM 11/21   42.52N/90.54W
LANCASTER                    10.0 IN   0700 AM 11/21   42.85N/90.72W

...LA CROSSE COUNTY...
LA CROSSE WEATHER OFFICE     1.2 IN    0600 AM 11/21   43.82N/91.19W
LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT   0.7 IN    0453 AM 11/21   43.88N/91.26W
HOLMEN 2S                    0.4 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.93N/91.25W
HOLMEN 1NW                   0.2 IN    0600 AM 11/21   43.97N/91.27W

...MONROE COUNTY...
WILTON 4.2 E                 0.5 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.81N/90.44W

...RICHLAND COUNTY...
ITHACA 2S                    3.3 IN    0600 AM 11/21   43.34N/90.28W
PORT ANDREW 8NNW             3.0 IN    1100 AM 11/21   43.31N/90.66W
RICHLAND CENTER 4N           2.5 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.40N/90.39W

...VERNON COUNTY...
READSTOWN 4NE                3.1 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.48N/90.69W
LA FARGE                     2.8 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.57N/90.64W
GENOA DAM 8                  2.5 IN    0600 AM 11/21   43.57N/91.23W
VIROQUA 0.8 ESE              2.2 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.55N/90.87W
VIROQUA                      2.0 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.56N/90.88W
HILLSBORO 2SW                1.5 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.63N/90.38W
WESTBY 3ENE                  1.4 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.67N/90.81W
STODDARD                     1.2 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.66N/91.22W
HILLSBORO WSW                1.0 IN    0700 AM 11/21   43.65N/90.35W
Last modified: November 23, 2015
By: Climatology Volunteer Lucas Graunke

 

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