More Snow - December 4, 2007

On Tuesday, December 4th a weak, but moisture-laden Alberta Clipper brought another round of snow for Minnesota, deepening the snow cover in about a 100 mile band from Grand Forks through the Twin Cities. Snowfall amounts in this band were from 3 to 7 inches. Lake enhanced snow also fell over the Duluth area with the highest total being 16.8 inches in West Duluth.

Snow depths are now rougly 8 to 15 inches from the Twin Cities north to the Canadian border and from 2 to 8 inches south of the Twin Cities. An early and enduring snow cover has been rare in Minnesota recently. The last time the state was broadly covered by this much snow, this early in the winter, was late-November and early-December of 1996.

Snowfall totals courtesy of the National Weather Service:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
235 PM CST WED DEC 05 2007

...PRELIMINARY SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FROM TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE SNOW TOTALS BELOW ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH
LOCATION.


SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

 INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
  6.00   LITTLE FALLS             MN  MORRISON         0527 AM
                 24-HOUR TOTAL
  6.00   RUSH CITY                MN  CHISAGO          0859 PM
                 SNOW HAS STOPPED
  5.60   FOREST LAKE              MN  WASHINGTON       0556 AM
                 SNOW DEPTH 10 CO-OP OBSERVER
  5.50   NORTH BRANCH             MN  CHISAGO          0905 AM
  5.50   CAMERON                  WI  BARRON           0657 AM
  5.30   CONNORSVILLE             WI  DUNN             0125 PM
  5.30   ANNANDALE                MN  WRIGHT           0345 AM
  5.30   CHANHASSEN               MN  CARVER           1148 PM
                 MEASURED AT THE NWS FORECAST OFFICE.
  5.20   CUSHING                  MN  MORRISON         0905 AM
  5.10   WOODBURY                 MN  WASHINGTON       0912 AM
  5.10   EAU CLAIRE               WI  EAU CLAIRE       1100 PM
                 TELEVISION STATION WQOW IN EAU CLAIRE
  5.00   3 N MENOMONIE            WI  DUNN             0927 PM
                 CEDAR FALLS AREA
  5.00   CUMBERLAND               WI  BARRON           0900 PM
  5.00   NEW BRIGHTON             MN  RAMSEY           0837 PM
  5.00   2 N SAUK CENTRE          MN  STEARNS          0505 PM
  4.60   WACONIA                  MN  CARVER           0633 AM
                 24-HOUR TOTAL
  4.60   WATERTOWN                MN  CARVER           1000 PM
  4.50   8 W ST CLOUD             MN  STEARNS          1034 AM
  4.50   2 NW GILMAN              MN  BENTON           0905 AM
  4.50   CARLOS                   MN  DOUGLAS          0656 AM
  4.50   ST STEPHEN               MN  STEARNS          0554 PM
  4.40   7 S HILLMAN              MN  MORRISON         0640 PM
  4.30   ST CLOUD                 MN  STEARNS          1211 AM
  4.20   ANDOVER                  MN  ANOKA            0827 PM
  4.10   7 N HILLMAN              MN  MORRISON         0415 PM
  4.00   RIDGELAND                WI  DUNN             0114 PM
  4.00   BROWNTON                 MN  MCLEOD           0905 AM
  4.00   MORA                     MN  KANABEC          0905 AM
  4.00   MILACA                   MN  MILLE LACS       0905 AM
  4.00   STILLWATER               MN  WASHINGTON       0905 AM
  4.00   CHIPPEWA FALLS           WI  CHIPPEWA         0749 AM
  4.00   FRIDLEY                  MN  ANOKA            0722 AM
  4.00   3 N BLOOMER              WI  CHIPPEWA         1100 PM
  4.00   HAUGEN                   WI  BARRON           0846 PM
  4.00   ST PAUL                  MN  RAMSEY           0846 PM
  4.00   FARMINGTON               MN  DAKOTA           0800 PM
  4.00   CAMBRIDGE                MN  ISANTI           0430 PM
  3.90   NORTH ST PAUL            MN  RAMSEY           0430 PM
  3.80   RED WING                 MN  GOODHUE          0300 AM
                 MEASURED BY SNOW PLOW BUSINESSMAN.
  3.70   LESTER PRAIRIE           MN  MCLEOD           0722 AM
  3.50   MINNEAPOLIS              MN  HENNEPIN         1200 AM
                 MEASURED AT THE MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL
                 INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
  3.20   5 W ST PAUL              MN  DAKOTA           1000 PM
  3.00   SPRING VALLEY            WI  PIERCE           0905 AM
  3.00   LITCHFIELD               MN  MEEKER           0540 AM
                 24-HOUR TOTAL
  3.00   GLENCOE                  MN  MCLEOD           0900 PM
  3.00   GLENWOOD                 MN  POPE             0859 PM
  3.00   HUTCHINSON               MN  MCLEOD           0827 PM
  2.80   3 SW ST PAUL             MN  RAMSEY           0415 PM
                 HIGHLAND PARK.
  2.70   MONTGOMERY               MN  LE SUEUR         0954 AM
  2.70   HASTINGS                 MN  DAKOTA           0440 PM
  2.00   WATERVILLE               MN  LE SUEUR         1004 AM
  2.00   MANKATO                  MN  BLUE EARTH       0800 PM
                 KEYC TELEVISION STATION
  2.00   ELLENDALE                MN  STEELE           0800 PM
  1.30   13 NNW LADYSMITH         WI  RUSK             0450 PM
  1.00   WINTHROP                 MN  SIBLEY           0630 PM
  1.00   JANESVILLE               MN  WASECA           0500 PM

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1159 AM CST WED DEC 05 2007

THE FOLLOWING ARE SNOWFALL REPORTS SINCE TUESDAY EVENING FROM THE
WINTER STORM THAT AFFECTED THE NORTHLAND ON TUESDAY DECEMBER 4TH.
APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO COOP AND SNOWFALL OBSERVERS FOR THEIR
REPORTS.


SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

 INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
 16.80   DULUTH                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0915 PM
                 WEST DULUTH - 59TH AVENUE WEST
 15.00   DULUTH                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0640 PM
                 WEST DULUTH - DENFELD HIGH SCHOOL
 13.00   ADOLPH                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0900 AM
 11.00   PROCTOR                  MN  ST. LOUIS        0833 PM
                 SNOW DEPTH 20 INCHES
  9.90   DULUTH                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0900 AM
                 QUINCE STREET
  9.50   ASHLAND                  WI  ASHLAND          0713 AM
  9.00   PALISADE                 MN  AITKIN           0945 AM
  8.70   9 S SOLON SPRINGS        WI  DOUGLAS          1026 AM
  7.30   MAPLE                    WI  DOUGLAS          0900 AM
  7.00   7 W REMER                MN  CASS             0850 AM
  7.00   4 N GRANTSBURG           WI  BURNETT          0800 AM
                 SNOW DEPTH 12 INCHES
  6.80   8 SW BRUNO               MN  PINE             0800 AM
                 SNOW DEPTH 12 INCHES
  6.80   SUPERIOR                 WI  DOUGLAS          1030 PM
  6.50   OULU                     WI  BAYFIELD         0745 AM
  6.00   3 NE NISSWA              MN  CROW WING        0745 AM
  6.00   MOOSE LAKE               MN  CARLTON          0722 AM
  6.00   5 N SANDSTONE            MN  PINE             0720 AM
  6.00   PEQUOT LAKES             MN  CROW WING        0615 AM
  6.00   MASON                    WI  BAYFIELD         0950 PM
  5.50   TRADE LAKE               WI  BURNETT          0910 AM
  5.50   HIGH BRIDGE              WI  ASHLAND          0816 AM
                 SNOW DEPTH 15 INCHES
  5.30   2 W PINE RIVER           MN  CASS             0812 AM
  5.30   12 N ISLE                MN  AITKIN           0625 AM
                 11 INCH SNOW DEPTH
  5.00   10 WSW DRUMMOND          WI  BAYFIELD         0956 AM
                 BARNES WI
  5.00   HIBBING                  MN  WEST CENTRAL ST  0932 AM
  5.00   7 NW DULUTH              MN  ST. LOUIS        0555 AM
                 DULUTH NWS OFFICE, SNOW DEPTH 12 INCHES
  5.00   POPLAR                   WI  DOUGLAS          0540 AM
  4.80   12 NNW NASHWAUK          MN  ITASCA           0845 PM
  4.50   SPOONER                  WI  WASHBURN         0945 AM
  4.50   SARONA                   WI  WASHBURN         0600 AM
                 10 INCH SNOW DEPTH
  4.10   WRENSHALL                MN  CARLTON          0955 AM
  4.00   COZY CORNER              WI  DOUGLAS          0945 AM
  4.00   SAGINAW                  MN  ST. LOUIS        0840 AM
  4.00   BRAINERD                 MN  CROW WING        0820 AM
  4.00   GURNEY                   WI  IRON             0750 AM
  4.00   5 WNW WASHBURN           WI  BAYFIELD         0730 AM
                 SNOW DEPTH 15 INCHES
  4.00   KERRICK                  MN  PINE             0830 PM
  3.50   FLOODWOOD                MN  ST. LOUIS        0730 AM
  3.50   CLAM LAKE                WI  ASHLAND          0541 AM
                 SNOW DEPTH 9 INCHES
  3.10   PORT WING                WI  BAYFIELD         0630 AM
                 SNOW DEPTH 9 INCHES
  3.00   SOLON SPRINGS            WI  DOUGLAS          0753 AM
  3.00   UPSON                    WI  IRON             0738 AM
                 SNOW DEPTH 15 INCHES
  3.00   GILE                     WI  IRON             0515 AM
  2.50   GORDON                   WI  DOUGLAS          0800 AM
  2.50   17 N DULUTH              MN  ST. LOUIS        0756 AM
  2.50   5 SE HERBSTER            WI  BAYFIELD         0728 AM
  2.50   SAXON                    WI  IRON             0700 AM
                 SNOW DEPTH 14 INCHES
  1.80   10 N TWIG                MN  ST. LOUIS        0659 AM
                 12 INCH SNOW DEPTH
  1.60   TAFT                     MN  ST. LOUIS        1230 AM
                 SNOW DEPTH 11 INCHES
  1.50   ISLAND LAKE              MN  ST. LOUIS        1054 AM
                 SNOW DEPTH 11 INCHES
  1.00   EMBARRASS                MN  ST. LOUIS        0606 AM
  1.00   CHISHOLM                 MN  ST. LOUIS        0800 PM
  0.90   LITTLEFORK               MN  KOOCHICHING      0810 AM
                 SNOW DEPTH 7 INCHES
  0.50   TOWER                    MN  ST. LOUIS        0700 AM
                 SNOW DEPTH 11 INCHES

$$

TLONKA


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
930 AM CST WED DEC 05 2007

   ...24 HOUR SNOWFALL TOTALS AROUND THE AREA...

LOCATION                      SNOWFALL    TIME     LAT/LON

MINNESOTA

...FILLMORE COUNTY...
LANESBORO                     4.7         0700 AM  43.72N 91.97W
SPRING VALLEY                 3.0         0500 AM  43.69N 92.39W

...HOUSTON COUNTY...
LA CRESCENT 1NNW              4.5         0600 AM  43.83N 91.31W
RENO 3SW                      4.2         0747 AM  43.53N 91.33W
CALEDONIA                     3.8         0700 AM  43.69N 91.50W

...MOWER COUNTY...
GRAND MEADOW                  3.0         0700 AM  43.71N 92.56W
AUSTIN WWTP                   0.8         0700 AM  43.67N 92.97W

...OLMSTED COUNTY...
CHATFIELD 4W                  4.0         0827 AM  43.85N 92.25W
ROCHESTER 2NE                 4.0         0700 AM  43.93N 92.48W
ROCHESTER INTL AIRPORT        4.0         0600 AM  43.91N 92.50W
STEWARTVILLE                  3.9         0744 AM  43.86N 92.49W
BYRON 3N                      3.6         0700 AM  44.07N 92.66W
ELGIN 2SSW                    3.5         0700 AM  44.10N 92.27W

...WABASHA COUNTY...
OAK CENTER                    5.5         0811 AM  44.35N 92.4W
HAMMOND 1S                    4.9         0517 AM  44.21N 92.37W
THEILMAN 1SSW                 4.5         0700 AM  44.28N 92.19W
ZUMBRO FALLS                  4.4         0700 AM  44.29N 92.43W
WABASHA                       3.8         0700 AM  44.39N 92.05W

...WINONA COUNTY...
WINONA DAM 5A                 4.0         0600 AM  44.09N 91.67W


OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.


COOPERATIVE WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS ND
1036 AM CST WED DEC 05 2007

MORNING TEMPERATURE AND COLD SEASON PRECIPITATION REPORTS

PRECIPITATION TOTALS...
HIGH TEMPERATURES AND LOW TEMPERATURES
FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 12Z...7 AM CDT...6 AM CST


                             PRECIPITATION (24 HRS)     TEMPERATURE
                             PRECIP  SNOWFALL  DEPTH    MAX    MIN
NORTH DAKOTA SITES
   GRAND FORKS NWS           0.25    6.1       10        16     M
   SE GRAND FORKS            0.29    7.1       13         M     M
   EDMORE                    0.05    0.5       12        13   -16
   LANGDON                   0.14    2.1       11        13   -15
   LIDGERWOOD                0.02      M        8        19    -2
   MAYVILLE                  0.23    2.4        8        19    -9
   PEMBINA                   0.20    4.0       13        16   -19
   STARKWEATHER              0.10    3.0       15


                             PRECIPITATION (24 HRS)     TEMPERATURE
                             PRECIP  SNOWFALL  DEPTH    MAX    MIN
MINNESOTA SITES


   BRECKENRIDGE                 M    0.5        8        19    -5
   DALTON                    0.19    2.7       10        19    -3
   MOORHEAD                  0.53      M       13        20    -9
   RED LAKE FALLS            0.21    4.5       13        15   -13
   SABIN                     0.39    4.2       13         M    -7
   WADENA                    0.26    6.5       15        17    -4
   WARROAD                   0.13    1.5        7        12   -12
   GREENBUSH                 0.08    4.0        8
   HALSTAD                      M    7.0       14
   LANCASTER                 0.11    1.5        M
   LONG LOST LAKE            0.49    6.5       14
   PELICAN RAPIDS            0.24    4.5       14
   PHELPS MILL                  M    5.0        M
   SEBEKA                       M    5.0       10
   VIKING                    0.12    2.3        M
   WASKISH                   0.08    2.0        9


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