More Snow: Dec 18-19, 2008

Another in a series of storm systems brought some heavy snows to far southern Minnesota during the evening of December 18th and tapering off by the morning of December 19. The highest total found in Minnesota was 8.5 inches in Harmony located in Fillmore County. The La Crosse National Weather Service has a story on the snow event. This was the same system that brought snow to Las Vegas on December 17-18.

Below are Public Information Statements on the storm from National Weather Service.


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1112 AM CST FRI DEC 19 2008

...SNOW TOTALS FOR THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING...

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
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
  8.00   FAIRMONT                 MN  MARTIN           0700 AM
  7.00   KIESTER                  MN  FARIBAULT        1030 AM
  6.50   WELCOME                  MN  MARTIN           1030 AM
  6.50   3 SE ALBERT LEA          MN  FREEBORN         0800 AM
  6.30   1 SW SOUTH BRANCH        MN  WATONWAN         1030 AM
  6.00   ELLENDALE                MN  STEELE           0741 AM
  5.50   BLUE EARTH               MN  FARIBAULT        0314 AM
                 5 TO 6 INCHES COUNTY WIDE. ROADS ARE A MESS.
  5.50   ALBERT LEA               MN  FREEBORN         0309 AM
                 5 TO 6 INCHES COUNTY WIDE. ROADS ARE A MESS.
  5.00   2 S GENEVA               MN  FREEBORN         0600 AM
  5.00   FAIRMONT                 MN  MARTIN           0314 AM
                 4 TO 6 INCHES COUNTY WIDE.
  4.50   OWATONNA                 MN  STEELE           0334 AM
                 4 TO 5 INCHES COUNTY WIDE.
  4.00   FARIBAULT                MN  RICE             0700 AM
  3.60   1 WSW OWATONNA           MN  STEELE           0800 AM
  3.00   MANKATO                  MN  BLUE EARTH       1030 AM
  3.00   WATERVILLE               MN  LE SUEUR         1030 AM
  3.00   ZUMBROTA                 MN  GOODHUE          0729 AM
  2.50   WASECA                   MN  WASECA           0600 AM
  2.50   MAPLETON                 MN  BLUE EARTH       0325 AM
  2.30   GAYLORD                  MN  SIBLEY           0700 AM
  1.50   SPRINGFIELD              MN  BROWN            0800 AM
  1.50   1 NNE NORTHFIELD         MN  RICE             0729 AM
  1.50   NEW RICHLAND             MN  WASECA           0325 AM
                 1 TO 2 INCHES SOUTHERN WASECA COUNTY.
  1.50   S ST JAMES               MN  WATONWAN         0309 AM
  1.10   REDWOOD FALLS            MN  REDWOOD          0500 AM
  1.00   RED WING                 MN  GOODHUE          0600 AM
                 LOCK AND DAM 3
  0.50   CHIPPEWA FALLS           WI  CHIPPEWA         0800 AM
  0.50   BROWNTON                 MN  MCLEOD           0722 AM
  0.50   JORDAN                   MN  SCOTT            0700 AM
  0.50   WACONIA                  MN  CARVER           0700 AM
  0.50   HASTINGS                 MN  DAKOTA           0600 AM
                 LOCK AND DAM 2
  0.50   HASTINGS                 MN  DAKOTA           0554 AM
  0.50   FARIBAULT                MN  RICE             0337 AM
  0.40   STANLEY                  WI  CHIPPEWA         0600 AM
  0.30   MINNEAPOLIS              MN  HENNEPIN         0619 AM
                 MSP INTERNATIONAL
  0.30   BUFFALO LAKE             MN  RENVILLE         0600 AM
  0.20   CHASKA                   MN  CARVER           0600 AM
  0.20   CHANHASSEN               MN  CARVER           0551 AM
  0.00   ROBERTS                  WI  ST. CROIX        0800 AM
                 TRACE
  0.00   BALDWIN                  WI  ST. CROIX        0700 AM
                 TRACE
  0.00   ST PAUL                  MN  RAMSEY           0657 AM
                 TRACE COMO PARK
  0.00   EAU CLAIRE               WI  EAU CLAIRE       0554 AM
                 TRACE SNOWFALL


UBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1114 AM CST FRI DEC 19 2008

...RECENT REPORTED SNOWFALL TOTALS...

LOCATION                      SNOWFALL    TIME    LAT/LON

IOWA

...ALLAMAKEE COUNTY...
POSTVILLE                     9.5         0700 AM 43.09N 91.56W
DORCHESTER                    8.9         0700 AM  43.47N 91.51W
WAUKON                        7.0         0617 AM 43.27N 91.48W
WAUKON 8NW                    7.0         0721 AM 43.34N 91.6W

...CHICKASAW COUNTY...
IONIA 2W                     10.0         0700 AM 43.03N 92.50W

...CLAYTON COUNTY...
FARMERSBURG                   9.5         0620 AM 42.96N 91.37W
ELKADER 6SSW                  8.6         0700 AM  42.79N 91.45W
STRAWBERRY POINT              8.5         0700 AM  42.69N 91.53W
EDGEWOOD                      7.5         0700 AM  42.65N 91.40W

...FAYETTE COUNTY...
FAYETTE                      10.4         0700 AM  42.85N 91.82W
CLERMONT                      9.5         0617 AM 43.00N 91.65W
CLERMONT                      8.2         0700 AM  43.00N 91.66W
WADENA                        8.0         0758 AM 42.84N 91.66W
OELWEIN 1WNW                  6.0         0808 AM 42.68N 91.93W
OELWEIN 1E                    6.2         0700 AM  42.68N 91.88W

...FLOYD COUNTY...
CHARLES CITY COOP             7.0         0700 AM  43.08N 92.67W

...HOWARD COUNTY...
CRESCO                       10.5         0714 AM 43.38N 92.13W
MCINTIRE 3E                   8.3         0937 AM 43.44N 92.53W
ELMA                          8.0         0700 AM  43.24N 92.44W
CRESCO CO-OP                  6.5         0700 AM  43.37N 92.11W

...MITCHELL COUNTY...
ST ANSGAR 7NW                 9.0         0824 AM 43.44N 93.01W
OSAGE                         8.5         0708 AM 43.29N 92.81W
ST ANSGAR                     7.4         0700 AM  43.37N 92.83W

...WINNESHIEK COUNTY...
CALMAR                        9.2         0746 AM 43.18N 91.87W
DECORAH 8ENE                  9.0         0851 AM 43.33N 91.7W
WAUCOMA 3SE                   8.0         0700 AM  43.02N 91.98W

MINNESOTA

...DODGE COUNTY...
MANTORVILLE                   6.5         0651 AM 44.07N 92.76W
DODGE CENTER                  5.0         0700 AM  44.04N 92.88W

...FILLMORE COUNTY...
HARMONY                       8.5         0938 AM 43.56N 92.01W
SPRING VALLEY 3SW             7.0         0800 AM 43.66N 92.43W
SPRING VALLEY                 6.6         0800 AM 43.69N 92.39W
PETERSON 1S                   6.4         0920 AM 43.78N 91.82W
PRESTON                       6.2         0700 AM  43.67N 92.07W
LANESBORO                     5.0         0700 AM  43.72N 91.97W
SPRING VALLEY 3E              4.6         0522 AM 43.68N 92.31W
CHATFIELD                     4.5         0744 AM 43.84N 92.19W

...HOUSTON COUNTY...
CALEDONIA                     6.0         0700 AM  43.63N 91.50W
RENO 3SW                      5.4         0639 AM 43.53N 91.33W
SPRING GROVE 4N               4.0         0700 AM  43.61N 91.62W

...MOWER COUNTY
AUSTIN KAAL TV                6.5         0808 AM 43.68N 92.95W
GRAND MEADOW                  8.4         0700 AM  43.71N 92.56W

...OLMSTED COUNTY...
STEWARTVILLE                  5.6         0834 AM 43.86N 92.49W
ROCHESTER KTTC TV             5.5         0808 AM 44.08N 92.51W
ROCHESTER 2NW                 5.5         0620 AM 44.03N 92.49W
BYRON 3N                      5.5         0700 AM  44.07N 92.66W
ORONOCO                       5.4         1046 AM 44.16N 92.54W
ROCHESTER 3NE                 5.1         0910 AM 44.03N 92.45W
ROCHESTER AP 2NE              4.8         0700 AM  43.93N 92.48W
BYRON 4N                      4.0         0703 AM 44.08N 92.67W
ELGIN 2SSW                    3.4         0700 AM  44.10N 92.27W

...WABASHA COUNTY...
THEILMAN 1SSW                 4.3         0700 AM  44.28N 92.19W
HAMMOND 1S                    4.0         0840 AM 44.21N 92.37W
ZUMBRO FALLS                  3.3         0700 AM  44.29N 92.42W
READS LANDING 1W              3.1         0841 AM 44.40N 92.17W
WABASHA                       2.7         0700 AM  44.39N 92.05W

...WINONA COUNTY...
WINONA 3S                     5.0         0934 AM 44.02N 91.66W
WINONA 4S                     4.0         0933 AM 44.01N 91.66W
GOODVIEW                      3.8         1102 AM 44.07N 91.71W
WINONA                        3.2         0536 AM 44.05N 91.66W
WINONA DAM 5A                 2.0         0700 AM  44.09N 91.67W

WISCONSIN

...ADAMS COUNTY...
ARKDALE                       3.5         0639 AM 44.03N 89.88W
MONROE CENTER                 3.5         0700 AM  44.11N 89.92W
FRIENDSHIP                    2.8         0700 AM  43.98N 89.83W

...CLARK COUNTY...
NEILLSVILLE 4NNE              3.0         1110 AM 44.61N 90.56W
NEILLSVILLE 3SW               2.0         0700 AM  44.53N 90.64W
LONGWOOD                      2.0         0942 AM 44.88N 90.6W
OWEN 2N                       0.5         0700 AM  44.98N 90.55W

...CRAWFORD COUNTY...
STEUBEN                      10.1         0751 AM 43.18N 90.86W
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN              8.6         0700 AM  43.05N 91.13W
LYNXVILLE                     8.0         0642 AM 43.26N 91.06W
STEUBEN 4SE                   8.0         0700 AM  43.13N 90.84W

...JACKSON COUNTY...
BLACK RIVER FALLS STP         6.0         0700 AM  44.29N 90.85W
TAYLOR                        5.0         0700 AM  44.32N 91.12W

...JUNEAU COUNTY...
MAUSTON WRJC RADIO            7.0         1021 AM 43.82N 90.07W
NECEDAH 2SE                   3.8         0700 AM  44.00N 90.04W

...GRANT COUNTY...
PLATTEVILLE 2S               13.0         0958 AM 42.72N 90.48W
PLATTEVILLE                  11.6         0706 AM 42.74N 90.48W
LANCASTER                     8.5         0722 AM 42.85N 90.71W
CASSVILLE 8NE                 6.0         0921 AM 42.80N 90.89W

...LA CROSSE COUNTY...
LA CROSSE 5SE                 7.0         0700 AM  43.77N 91.15W
LA CROSSE                     5.5         0809 AM 43.83N 91.23W
LA CROSSE WFO                 4.3         0700 AM  43.82N 91.19W
HOLMEN                        3.0         0700 AM  43.97N 91.27W

...MONROE COUNTY...
WILTON                        7.0         0733 AM 43.82N 90.53W
TUNNEL CITY 1S                5.3         0700 AM  44.01N 90.57W
WARRENS 5WSW                  5.1         0700 AM  44.10N 90.59W
FOUR CORNERS                  4.0         0700 AM  44.07N 90.92W
SPARTA                        3.7         0700 AM  43.94N 90.82W

...RICHLAND COUNTY...
RICHLAND CENTER 4W           12.5         1024 AM 43.33N 90.46W
ITHACA 2S                     9.0         0702 AM 43.33N 90.28W

...TREMPEALEAU COUNTY...
GALESVILLE 1S                 4.0         0700 AM  44.06N 91.36W
BLAIR                         4.0         0700 AM  44.29N 91.22W
ARCADIA                       4.0         0812 AM 44.25N 91.49W
INDEPENDENCE 3NE              3.0         0943 AM 44.39N 91.39W
GALESVILLE 2ENE               3.0         0842 AM 44.09N 91.31W
GALESVILLE                    2.5         0920 AM 44.08N 91.36W

...VERNON COUNTY...
LA FARGE                      7.0         0700 AM  43.57N 90.64W
VIROQUA                       5.7         0700 AM  43.55N 90.90W
STODDARD 2NE                  5.5         0806 AM 43.67N 91.2W
VIROQUA                       5.5         0553 AM 43.58N 90.88W
VIROQUA                       5.5         0852 AM 43.55N 90.89W
HILLSBORO                     5.3         0700 AM  43.65N 90.33W
DE SOTO                       5.0         0554 AM 43.43N 91.2W
WESTBY 3ENE                   4.9         0700 AM  43.68N 90.81W
STODDARD 3NE                  4.8         0653 AM 43.72N 91.17W

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