Snowstorm
February 23-26, 2007

A strong and slow moving winter storm moved from Kansas to Milwaukee where it stalled. The sluggish movement of the storm provided Minnesota with a prolonged off-and-on snow event that lasted portions of four days. The total snowfall at the Twin Cities International Airport for the storm through 10am on Monday, February 26 was 9.1 inches. This included the sleet during the evening of February 23.

Farther to the south, Iowa was plagued by an ice storm that knocked out power to a quarter of a million customers, possibly the most in that state's history.

On the plus side, this storm brought some badly needed moisture to central Minnesota, with some locations reporting over one inch of liquid equivalent in the snow. Far northern Minnesota counties received between 0.25 and 1.00 inch of water equivalent with this snowfall.

Listed below are snowfall totals courtesy the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service Offices in the region also posted web articles about this event including Chanhassen , Duluth, La Crosse , Grand Forks and Sioux Falls.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1000 AM CST MON FEB 26 2007

...WINTER STORM TOTAL SNOWFALLS...
...FEBRUARY 23 THROUGH 26...
LOCATION             COUNTY       STATE   SNOWFALL

WINONA               WINONA        MN      29.5
DAKOTA 5NW           WINONA        MN      26.0
WINONA 3SSE          WINONA        MN      26.0
GALESVILLE 1S        TREMPEALEAU   WI      25.0
LANESBORO            FILLMORE      MN      25.0
ONTARIO              VERNON        WI      24.0
WEST SALEM           LA CROSSE     WI      23.9
PRESTON              FILLMORE      MN      22.8
LA CROSSE NWS        LA CROSSE     WI      22.4
WINONA DAM 5A        WINONA        MN      22.0
ETTRICK              TREMPEALEAU   WI      21.9
FRENCH ISLAND        LA CROSSE     WI      21.5
BUFFALO CITY         BUFFALO       WI      21.0
COCHRANE             BUFFALO       WI      21.0
HOLMEN 2S            LA CROSSE     WI      21.0
LA CROSSE AIRPORT    LA CROSSE     WI      21.0
LA CRESCENT 1N       HOUSTON       MN      20.9
COON VALLEY          VERNON        WI      20.6
ARCADIA              TREMPEALEAU   WI      20.5
FOUR CORNERS         MONROE        WI      20.0
HARMONY              FILLMORE      MN      20.0
HOLMEN 2NW           LA CROSSE     WI      20.0
LA CROSSE 5SE        LA CROSSE     WI      19.8
STODDARD 3NE         VERNON        MN      19.8
GOODVIEW             WINONA        MN      19.5
WESTBY               VERNON        WI      19.3
RENO 3SW             HOUSTON       MN      19.1
FRIENDSHIP 10NE      ADAMS         WI      19.0
WARRENS 5WSW         MONROE        WI      19.0
ALTURA 5W            WINONA        MN      18.8
DECORAH 10NE         WINNESHIEK    IA      18.0
PLAINVIEW            WABASHA       MN      18.0
ST CHARLES           WINONA        MN      17.0
WADENA               FAYETTE       IA      17.0
WILTON 3E            MONROE        WI      17.0
FRIENDSHIP           ADAMS         WI      16.9
DORCHESTER           ALLAMAKEE     IA      16.4
GRAND MEADOW         MOWER         MN      16.3
CHATFIELD            FILLMORE      MN      16.0
LANSING 4SE          ALLAMAKEE     IA      16.0
MINDORO              LA CROSSE     WI      16.0
NECEDAH              JUNEAU        WI      16.0
VIROQUA              VERNON        WI      16.0
GAYS MILLS           CRAWFORD      WI      15.9
ELGIN 2SSW           WABASHA       MN      15.8
SPRING GROVE         HOUSTON       MN      15.6
OSSEO                TREMPEALEAU   WI      15.3
STEUBEN 4SE          CRAWFORD      WI      14.9
WABASHA              WABASHA       MN      14.8
BLAIR                TREMPEALEAU   WI      14.7
RICHLAND CENTER      RICHLAND      WI      14.7
LA FARGE             VERNON        WI      14.2
ORONOCO              OLMSTED       MN      14.1
HAMMOND 1S           WABASHA       MN      14.0
THEILMAN             WABASHA       MN      13.7
HILLSBORO            VERNON        WI      13.5
MUSCODA 6S           GRANT         WI      13.4
NECEDAH 2SE          JUNEAU        WI      13.1
LEROY 1S             HOWARD        IA      13.0
READS LANDING 1W     WABASHA       MN      13.0
ROCHESTER AIRPORT    OLMSTED       MN      12.8
OWEN                 CLARK         WI      12.6
WAUKON 8NW           ALLAMAKEE     IA      12.0
MONDOVI              BUFFALO       WI      11.0
STEUBEN              CRAWFORD      WI      11.0
OSAGE                MITCHELL      IA      10.1
AUSTIN               MOWER         MN      10.0
CUBA CITY            GRANT         WI       9.4
BYRON                OLMSTED       MN       9.3
MEDFORD              TAYLOR        WI       9.3
VOLGA                CLAYTON       IA       8.9
CHARLES CITY         FLOYD         IA       8.3
ELKADER 6SSW         CLAYTON       IA       8.0
FAYETTE              FAYETTE       IA       7.7
OELWEIN 1E           FAYETTE       IA       6.8
OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH 
VARYING EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE.  NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.




PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
802 PM CST SUN FEB 25 2007
...SNOWFALL FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH TODAY...

THE TOTALS BELOW ARE SEPARATED INTO SNOW...AND ICE AND SLEET
CATEGORIES...THEN BY AMOUNT...AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE
FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.

SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT
INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
17.50   HEWITT                   MN  TODD             1000 AM
16.50   10 N MORA                MN  KANABEC          1230 PM
15.00   BROWERVILLE              MN  TODD             0300 PM
14.30   ANDOVER                  MN  ANOKA            0230 PM
                UPDATED TOTAL FROM THE 13.5 INCHES AT 520 AM.
14.00   3 S ISLAND LAKE          WI  CHIPPEWA         0430 PM
13.50   DONNELLY                 MN  STEVENS          0530 PM
                SNOW HAS NOW ENDED. ADDITIONAL 0.5 INCH SINCE
                THE 10 AM REPORT OF 13 INCHES.
13.50   7 WNW ONAMIA             MN  MILLE LACS       0400 PM
13.40   ST PAUL                  MN  RAMSEY           0137 PM
                NEAR COMO PARK. HIGHLAND PARK CAME IN WITH
                8.2 INCHES.
13.00   1 E GRANITE FALLS        MN  CHIPPEWA         0330 PM
13.00   9 SW STARBUCK            MN  POPE             1136 AM
12.60   EAU CLAIRE               WI  EAU CLAIRE       0500 PM
                OBSERVED AT WQOW BY TV METEOROLOGIST.
12.50   LESTER PRAIRIE           MN  MCLEOD           0330 PM
12.10   CHANHASSEN               MN  CARVER           1200 PM
12.00   1 N FOSTER               WI  EAU CLAIRE       0400 PM
                7 INCHES FELL BY SATURDAY MIDDAY. 5 MORE
                SATURDAY NIGHT.
12.00   AUGUSTA                  WI  EAU CLAIRE       0400 PM
                8 INCHES BY SATURDAY MIDDAY. 4 MORE SATURDAY
                NIGHT.
12.00   PRINSBURG                MN  KANDIYOHI        0400 PM
11.90   ST CLOUD                 MN  STEARNS          1200 PM
                AT SCSU. MELTED 1.04 INCHES. SNOW DEPTH NOW
                10.8 INCHES
11.50   NEW BRIGHTON             MN  RAMSEY           1115 AM
                DRIFTING SNOW
11.00   CANBY                    MN  YELLOW MEDICINE  0600 PM
11.00   WATERVILLE               MN  LE SUEUR         0200 PM
10.80   DURAND                   WI  PEPIN            1210 PM
10.50   MORGAN                   MN  REDWOOD          1245 PM
10.50   MONTEVIDEO               MN  CHIPPEWA         1114 AM
                BLOWING SNOW
10.10   NORTH ST PAUL            MN  RAMSEY           1245 PM
10.00   GLENWOOD                 MN  POPE             0711 PM
10.00   NORTH MANKATO            MN  NICOLLET         0300 PM
                AT KEYC TV.
10.00   8 NE WARMAN              MN  KANABEC          0155 PM
10.00   8 W ST CLOUD             MN  STEARNS          1230 PM
10.00   CLARKFIELD               MN  YELLOW MEDICINE  1211 PM
                10 INCHES AT NOON. STILL SNOWING
 9.30   EDINA                    MN  HENNEPIN         1245 PM
                BROADCAST METEOROLOGIST.
 9.00   APPLETON                 MN  SWIFT            0400 PM
 9.00   ALBERT LEA               MN  FREEBORN         0330 PM
 9.00   GLENCOE                  MN  MCLEOD           0100 PM
 9.00   4 N MENOMONIE            WI  DUNN             1000 AM
                AT CEDAR FALLS.
 9.00   2 S RICE LAKE            WI  BARRON           1000 AM
 8.80   FAIRMONT                 MN  MARTIN           0430 PM
                KSUM RADIO.
 8.50   LAKEVILLE                MN  DAKOTA           1213 PM
 8.00   ELLENDALE                MN  STEELE           0711 PM
 8.00   ROCKFORD                 MN  HENNEPIN         0400 PM
                LIQUID WATER 0.86 INCHES.
 8.00   RICHFIELD                MN  HENNEPIN         1130 AM
 7.50   BLOOMINGTON              MN  HENNEPIN         1000 AM
                SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BLOOMINGTON.
 7.20   WATERTOWN                MN  CARVER           1040 AM
 7.00   RICE LAKE                WI  BARRON           0345 PM
 6.00   WINNEBAGO                MN  FARIBAULT        0430 PM
                ONE INCH ICE FELL BEFORE CHANGING TO SNOW.
 6.00   BELLINGHAM               MN  LAC QUI PARLE    0430 PM
 5.30   5 S FARMINGTON           MN  DAKOTA           0200 PM
 4.80   12 N BRUCE               WI  RUSK             0430 PM

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN ND/GRAND FORKS
1012 PM CST SUN FEB 25 2007
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
           ..REMARKS..

0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       NEW YORK MILLS          46.52N 95.37W 
02/25/2007  M10.0 INCH       OTTER TAIL         MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  
           TWO DAY TOTAL

0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       LAKE ITASCA             47.25N 95.21W 
02/25/2007  M8.0 INCH        CLEARWATER         MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  
           TWO DAY TOTAL

0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       RED LAKE FALLS          47.89N 96.27W 
02/25/2007  M6.5 INCH        RED LAKE           MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  
           TWO DAY TOTAL

0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       HAVANA                  45.95N 97.62W 
02/25/2007  M10.8 INCH       SARGENT            ND   CO-OP OBSERVER  
           TWO DAY TOTAL

0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       WADENA                  46.44N 95.13W 
02/25/2007  M14.0 INCH       WADENA             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  
           TWO DAY TOTAL

0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       DALTON                  46.17N 95.92W 
02/25/2007  M11.6 INCH       OTTER TAIL         MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  
           TWO DAY TOTAL

0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       OTTERTAIL               46.43N 95.56W 
02/25/2007  E10.0 INCH       OTTER TAIL         MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  
           TWO DAY TOTAL

0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       THIEF RIVER FALLS       48.11N 96.18W 
02/25/2007  M9.0 INCH        PENNINGTON         MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  
0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       WARROAD                 48.91N 95.32W 
02/25/2007  M8.2 INCH        ROSEAU             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  

           TWO DAY TOTAL
0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       SEBEKA                  46.63N 95.09W 
02/25/2007  M8.0 INCH        WADENA             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  

           TWO DAY TOTAL
0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       GREENBUSH               48.70N 96.18W 
02/25/2007  M6.0 INCH        ROSEAU             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  

           TWO DAY TOTAL
0200 PM     HEAVY SNOW       BLACKDUCK               47.73N 94.55W 
02/25/2007  E8.5 INCH        BELTRAMI           MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  

           TWO DAY TOTAL
0200 PM     HEAVY SNOW       CAMPBELL                46.10N 96.41W 
02/25/2007  M10.5 INCH       WILKIN             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  

           TWO DAY TOTAL
0200 PM     HEAVY SNOW       KARLSTAD                48.58N 96.52W 
02/25/2007  M9.5 INCH        KITTSON            MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  

           TWO DAY TOTAL
0200 PM     HEAVY SNOW       FERGUS FALLS            46.28N 96.07W 
02/25/2007  M10.0 INCH       OTTER TAIL         MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  

           TWO DAY TOTAL
0200 PM     HEAVY SNOW       BEMIDJI                 47.48N 94.88W 
02/25/2007  M9.0 INCH        BELTRAMI           MN   PUBLIC          

           TWO DAY TOTAL
0200 PM     HEAVY SNOW       KELLIHER                47.94N 94.45W 
02/25/2007  M13.0 INCH       BELTRAMI           MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  

           TWO DAY TOTAL
0200 PM     HEAVY SNOW       ENDERLIN                46.62N 97.60W 
02/25/2007  M9.0 INCH        RANSOM             ND   PUBLIC          

           TWO DAY TOTAL
0200 PM     HEAVY SNOW       COOPERSTOWN             47.44N 98.12W 
02/25/2007  M9.0 INCH        GRIGGS             ND   PUBLIC          

           TWO DAY TOTAL
0330 PM     HEAVY SNOW       PARK RAPIDS             46.92N 95.06W 
02/25/2007  E9.0 INCH        HUBBARD            MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
           ESTIMATED 9 TO 12 INCHES COUNTY WIDE. TWO DAY TOTAL.
0330 PM     HEAVY SNOW       FOSSTON                 47.58N 95.75W 
02/25/2007  M8.0 INCH        POLK               MN   PUBLIC          

           TWO DAY TOTAL
0330 PM     HEAVY SNOW       ELBOW LAKE              45.99N 95.98W 
02/25/2007  E12.0 INCH       GRANT              MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
           TWO DAY TOTAL
0330 PM     HEAVY SNOW       BAGLEY                  47.52N 95.40W 
02/25/2007  M10.5 INCH       CLEARWATER         MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           TWO DAY TOTAL
0330 PM     HEAVY SNOW       CROOKSTON               47.77N 96.61W 
02/25/2007  E9.5 INCH        POLK               MN   BROADCAST MEDIA 
           TWO DAY TOTAL
0600 PM     HEAVY SNOW       THORHULT                48.23N 95.25W 
02/25/2007  M10.0 INCH       BELTRAMI           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           TWO DAY TOTAL
0600 PM     HEAVY SNOW       2 E MAYVILLE            47.50N 97.29W 
02/25/2007  M9.0 INCH        TRAILL             ND   NWS EMPLOYEE    

           TWO DAY TOTAL
0600 PM     HEAVY SNOW       GRAND FORKS             47.92N 97.07W 
02/25/2007  M7.1 INCH        GRAND FORKS        ND   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

           AT NWS OFFICE. TWO DAY TOTAL
0600 PM     HEAVY SNOW       5 W GRAND FORKS         47.92N 97.18W 
02/25/2007  M6.0 INCH        GRAND FORKS        ND   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

           MEASURED AT AIRPORT. TWO DAY TOTAL.
0600 PM     HEAVY SNOW       12 E DETROIT LAKES      46.81N 95.59W 
02/25/2007  M11.0 INCH       BECKER             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  

           TWO DAY TOTAL
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
935 PM CST SUN FEB 25 2007

UPDATED TOTALS AND ADDED WHAT TIME OF REPORT WAS

...STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AVAILABLE AS OF 6 PM SUNDAY...  
...MINNESOTA...

...2 DAY TOTAL SNOWFALL FROM CO-OP OBSERVERS THROUGH 7 AM SUNDAY...
SABIN.....................1.9 INCHES 
HALSTAD...................4.5 INCHES 
ROTHSAY...................5.0 INCHES
VIKING....................5.0 INCHES
GREENBUSH.................6.0 INCHES
RED LAKE FALLS............6.5 INCHES
ITASCA STATE PARK.........8.0 INCHES 
SEBEKA....................8.0 INCHES
WARROAD...................8.2 INCHES 
ARGYLE....................8.3 INCHES
BLACKDUCK.................8.5 INCHES
LONG LOST LAKE............8.5 INCHES
THIEF RIVER FALLS.........9.0 INCHES
KARLSTAD..................9.5 INCHES
LANCASTER.................9.5 INCHES
NEW YORK MILLS...........10.0 INCHES
OTTERTAIL................10.0 INCHES
DALTON...................11.6 INCHES
BIG PINE LAKE............12.0 INCHES
WADENA...................14.0 INCHES

..2 DAY TOTAL SNOWFALL FROM OBSERVERS THROUGH 2 PM SUNDAY...
GEORGETOWN................3.5 INCHES 
DETROIT LAKES.............8.0 INCHES
WASKISH...................8.0 INCHES
BLACKDUCK.................8.0 INCHES
BEMIDJI...................9.0 INCHES
KARLSTAD..................9.5 INCHES
FERGUS FALLS..............10.0 INCHES
CAMPBELL..................10.5 INCHES
KELLIHER..................13.0 INCHES

...2 DAY TOTAL SNOWFALL FROM OBSERVERS THROUGH 330 PM SUNDAY...
ADA/BORUP.................4.0 INCHES
BARNESVILLE 5 NE..........4.0 INCHES
TWIN VALLEY 5 NE..........4.5 INCHES
MAHNOMEN..................6.0 INCHES (SHERIFF OFFICE)  
NIELSVILLE/SHELLY.........7.0 INCHES
FOSSTON...................8.0 INCHES
CROOKSTON.................9.5 INCHES (RADIO STATION) 
PARK RAPIDS...............9-12 INCHES COUNTY WIDE (SHERIFF OFFICE) 
BAGLEY....................10.5 INCHES
ELBOW LAKE................12.0 INCHES (SHERIFF OFFICE)

...2 DAY TOTAL SNOWFALL FROM OBSERVERS THROUGH 6 PM SUNDAY...
BARNESVILLE...............4.0 INCHES
FARGO/MOORHEAD............5.3 INCHES
HAWLEY 7 SE...............6.0 INCHES
DETROIT LAKES 12 E........11.0 INCHES
THORNHULT.................10.0 INCHES

...NORTH DAKOTA...

...2 DAY TOTAL SNOWFALL FROM CO-OP OBSERVERS THROUGH 7 AM SUNDAY...
SARLES PORT OF ENTRY......2.5 INCHES 
CAVALIER 7 NW.............3.0 INCHES 
STARKWEATHER..............3.0 INCHES 
EDMORE....................3.0 INCHES 
VALLEY CITY...............3.0 INCHES 
MICHIGAN..................3.5 INCHES 
LANGDON...................4.0 INCHES
LANKIN....................4.0 INCHES 
LIDGERWOOD................5.0 INCHES
CAYUGA....................5.0 INCHES
FORMAN....................6.0 INCHES
MCHENRY...................6.0 INCHES
MAYVILLE..................6.0 INCHES
LISBON....................6.2 INCHES
PEMBINA...................7.0 INCHES
GRAND FORKS SE............7.0 INCHES
MANTADOR..................8.0 INCHES
HAVANA....................10.8 INCHES

...2 DAY TOTAL SNOWFALL FROM OBSERVERS THROUGH 2 PM SUNDAY...
BISBEE....................1.5 INCHES
ESMOND....................2.0 INCHES
OBERON....................2.5 INCHES
FINLEY....................4.0 INCHES
ROGERS....................5.0 INCHES
MCHENRY...................6.0 INCHES
ECKELSON..................7.0 INCHES
ORISKA....................7.0 INCHES
HOPE......................7.5 INCHES
SHARON....................8.0 INCHES
FINGAL....................8.0 INCHES
ENDERLIN..................9.0 INCHES
COOPERSTOWN...............9.0 INCHES

..2 DAY TOTAL SNOWFALL FROM OBSERVERS THROUGH 6 PM SUNDAY...
FARGO/MOORHEAD (OFFICIAL)....5.3 INCHES
WEST FARGO...................5.5 INCHES
GRAND FORKS AIRPORT..........6.0 INCHES
NWS GRAND FORKS..............7.1 INCHES
MAYVILLE (2 E)...............9.0 INCHES

...PLEASE NOTE: WITH LIGHT SNOW CONTINUING TO FALL...
THE FINAL STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS 
COULD BE HIGHER THAN THOSE LISTED ABOVE...

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