Winter Storm:
December 29-30, 2005

A strong area low pressure area over South Dakota on December 29th, moved due east across far southern Minnesota on the 30th of December. This storm dumped a blanket of wet heavy snow across much of Minnesota. The heaviest snow so far has been in west central Minnesota where Madison picked up 11 inches. Totals from 4 to 6 inches were common across central Minnesota. The Twin Cities International Airport has picked up 4.0 inches as of 3 pm December 30. Northern Minnesota also saw snow from this system with 4.9 inches at the Duluth Airport as of 2:45pm on December 30. The lightest snows have been over far northern Minnesota, where less than an inch fell at International Falls and far south central and southeast Minnesota, where the snow mixed with drizzle at times and some drier air was present.

Listed below are National Weather Service Statements about this storm.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
352 PM CST FRI DEC 30 2005

SNOWFALL REPORTS THROUGH 300 PM ..

CITY               COUNTY                SNOW AMOUNT (INCHES)

GLENCOE            MCLEOD                 6.0
HUTCHINSON         MCLEOD                 7.5
PRIOR LAKE         SCOTT                  4.0
ANDOVER            ANOKA                  5.5
RUSH CITY          RUSK                   6.0
POPPLE CREEK       BENTON                 5.8
CUSHING            POLK  WI.              3.0
BAY CITY           PIERCE                 2.7
NEW HOPE           HENNEPIN               6.1
MURDOCK            SWIFT                  7.5
N WASECA           WASECA                 3.0
SAND CREEK         DUNN                   2.9
NEW ULM            BROWN                  6.0
INVER GROVE HGTS   WASHINGTON             5.2
WATERVILLE         LE SUEUR               3.5
ROCKFORD           WRIGHT                 5.4
EXELAND            RUSK                   2.8
VESTA              REDWOOD                8.0
NEW LONDON         KANDIYOHI              5.5
MINNEAPOLIS AIRORT HENNEPIN               4.0
CHANHASSEN         CARVER                 6.3
               
MADISON            LAC QUI PARLE         11.0

 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
245 PM CST FRI DEC 30 2005 

THESE ARE SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM COOPERATIVE AND SNOWFALL OBSERVERS. 

NORTHEAST MINNESOTA              TIME       NEW SNOW   STORM TOTAL   SNOW DEPTH

KOOCHICHING COUNTY
====================
LITTLEFORK....................   600 AM         1.2           M         9.0
RANIER........................   620 AM         0.7           M         8.0
 

ITASCA COUNTY
====================
DIXON LAKE....................   850 AM         3.0           M           M
MARCELL.......................   600 AM         1.8           M         9.0
GRAND RAPIDS 1SW..............  1145 AM         3.2           M           M
SWAN RIVER 3N.................   110 PM         3.3           M         7.0
 

CASS COUNTY
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CASS LAKE.....................  1112 AM         2.2           M         7.0
GULL LAKE.....................   600 AM         4.0           M         7.0
LEECH LAKE....................   600 AM         3.2           M        10.0
MOTLEY........................  1230 PM         6.0           M           M
PINE RIVER....................   600 AM         4.0           M         8.0
PILLAGER 5N...................  1240 PM         1.3         5.5           M
 

CROW WING COUNTY
====================
BRAINERD......................   600 AM         4.0           M         9.0
NISSWA........................   826 AM         4.5           M           M
BRAINERD 2E...................   600 AM         4.0           M        10.0
BRAINERD 16SW / PINE CENTER...   745 AM         4.8           M           M
 

AITKIN COUNTY
====================
ISLE 12N......................   615 AM         3.4           M         5.0
AITKIN 7S.....................  1030 AM         5.0           M           M
 

ST. LOUIS COUNTY
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BABBITT.......................   223 PM         3.0           M           M
COOK..........................   800 AM         1.5           M        11.0
COTTON........................   643 AM         0.8           M         7.0
EMBARRASS.....................   827 AM         2.0           M        10.0
FLOODWOOD.....................   600 AM         1.0           M         4.0
ISLAND LAKE...................  1130 AM         1.8           M        12.0
ORR...........................   600 AM         0.7           M           M
PROCTOR.......................   745 AM         4.5           M           M
TOWER.........................   600 AM         1.2           M        11.0
DULUTH / HIGHLAND VILLAGE.....   940 AM         5.6           M           M
ISLAND LAKE...................  1130 AM         1.8           M        12.0
DULUTH INTL/NWS...............  1200 PM         3.1         4.9        13.0
ORR 3E........................   100 PM         0.8         1.5        10.0
 

LAKE COUNTY
====================
SILVER BAY....................   850 AM         3.3           M           M
 

COOK COUNTY
====================
LITTLE MARAIS.................  1222 PM         1.3         2.8         7.0
GRAND MARAIS 30NNW............   820 AM         0.5           M           M
 

CARLTON COUNTY
====================
ESKO..........................   855 AM         4.0           M           M
WRENSHALL.....................  1135 AM         5.0           M           M 
MOOSE LAKE....................   600 AM         4.0           M         8.0 


PINE COUNTY
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ASKOV.........................   949 AM         6.0           M         8.0
BRUNO.........................   600 AM         4.4           M         8.0
BRUNO 4S......................   754 AM         5.0           M        10.0
HINCKLEY 1.5SW................   219 PM         6.1         6.1        10.0
 

NORTHWEST WISCONSIN              TIME       NEW SNOW   STORM TOTAL   SNOW DEPTH

DOUGLAS COUNTY
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BENNETT.......................   745 AM         2.8           M           M
SOLON SPRINGS.................   645 AM         1.0           M         5.0
SUPERIOR......................   800 AM         4.0           M           M
SUPERIOR 20SE.................   716 AM         2.0           M         5.0
SUPERIOR 10E..................   830 AM         2.0           M           M
BRULE 20N.....................   930 AM         2.0           M           M
 

BAYFIELD COUNTY
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BAYFIELD......................   930 AM         2.5           M           M
MASON.........................  1015 AM         4.0           M           M
OULU..........................   735 AM         3.0           M           M
WASHBURN 4W...................   115 PM         0.9         5.7         9.0
HERBSTER 5S...................   200 PM         3.0           M           M
 

ASHLAND COUNTY
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ASHLAND.......................   810 AM         2.0           M           M
BUTTERNUT.....................   641 PM         1.3           M           M
MADELINE ISLAND...............   600 AM         1.1           M           M
 

IRON COUNTY
====================
HURLEY........................   600 AM         2.0           M         8.0
MONTREAL......................   825 AM         2.0           M        12.0
UPSON.........................   825 AM         2.0           M        13.0
HURLEY 20W....................   850 AM         2.0           M           M
 

BURNETT COUNTY
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DANBURY.......................  1150 AM         4.0           M         5.0
GRANTSBURG....................   830 AM         4.5           M           M
DANBURY/ YELLOW LAKE RESORT...   935 AM         3.5           M           M
 

WASHBURN COUNTY
====================
SARONA........................   617 AM         1.5           M         5.0
 

SAWYER COUNTY
====================
MOOSE LAKE....................   600 AM         4.0           M         8.0
HAYWARD 9S....................  1016 AM         4.0           M           M
 

PRICE COUNTY
====================
PARK FALLS....................   240 PM         3.0           M         6.0
PARK FALLS 20 NE..............   940 AM         2.0           M           M

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
955 AM CST FRI DEC 30 2005

 ...24 HOUR SNOWFALL TOTALS AND SNOWDEPTH FROM ACROSS THE AREA...


LOCATION                   COUNTY              SNOWFALL   SNOWDEPTH

...IOWA...
CRESCO                     HOWARD                 0.3          5
OSAGE                      MITCHELL               0.1          4
CHARLES CITY COOP          FLOYD                   T           4
FAYETTE                    FAYETTE                 T           2
NEW HAMPTON                CHICKASAW               T           2
WAUCOMA 3N                 WINNESHIEK              T           3

...MINNESOTA...
DODGE CENTER               DODGE                  2.0          3
WABASHA                    WABASHA                2.0          4
ZUMBRO FALLS               WABASHA                1.9          5
LAKE CITY-COOP             WABASHA                1.9          4
MANTORVILLE                DODGE                  1.5          3
WINONA DAM 5A              WINONA                 1.0          3
BYRON 3N                   OLMSTED                0.9          4
ELGIN 2SSW                 OLMSTED                0.8          4
ROCHESTER AP 2NE           OLMSTEAD               0.5          2
SPRING VALLEY              FILLMORE               0.5          5
CALEDONIA                  HOUSTON                0.4          2
AUSTIN                     MOWER                  0.3          2
LANESBORO                  FILLMORE               0.3          3
PRESTON                    FILLMORE               0.3          2
SPRING GROVE 4N            HOUSTON                0.2          4

...WISCONSIN...
MEDFORD                    TAYLOR                 2.0          5
ARCADIA                    TREMPEALEAU            1.9          4
HATFIELD                   JACKSON                1.6          4
BLACK RIVER FALLS STP      JACKSON                1.5          2
BLAIR                      TREMPEALEAU            1.5          4
ETTRICK                    TREMPEALEAU            1.5          3
FOUR CORNERS 13NNE         MONROE                 1.3          3
NEILLSVILLE 3SW            CLARK                  1.0          2
TAYLOR                     JACKSON                1.0          1
SPARTA                     MONROE                 0.4          1
LA CROSSE WFO              LA CROSSE              0.3          3
LA CROSSE 4NNW             LA CROSSE              0.2          1
FRIENDSHIP                 ADAMS                  0.1          2
GAYS MILLS                 CRAWFORD               0.1          1
MONROE CENTER              ADAMS                  0.1          3
LANCASTER 4WSW             GRANT                   T           3
NECEDAH 2SE                JUNEAU                  T           3
READSTOWN                  VERNON                  T           3
RICHLAND CENTER            RICHLAND                T           1


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
733 AM CST FRI DEC 30 2005

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1201 AM     SNOW             2 NE LAKEFIELD          43.70N 95.14W 
12/30/2005  1.5 INCH         JACKSON            MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  

1201 AM     SNOW             4 W SPIRIT LAKE         43.42N 95.19W 
12/30/2005  0.1 INCH         DICKINSON          IA   CO-OP OBSERVER  

0117 AM     SNOW             COTTONWOOD              44.61N 95.67W 
12/30/2005  6.0 INCH         LYON               MN   PUBLIC          

0144 AM     SNOW             SLAYTON                 43.99N 95.75W 
12/30/2005  5.0 INCH         MURRAY             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

0144 AM     SNOW             IVANHOE                 44.46N 96.25W 
12/30/2005  3.5 INCH         LINCOLN            MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

0144 AM     SNOW             MARSHALL                44.45N 95.79W 
12/30/2005  5.0 INCH         LYON               MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

0144 AM     SNOW             LUVERNE                 43.65N 96.21W 
12/30/2005  1.5 INCH         ROCK               MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

0146 AM     SNOW             FLANDREAU               44.05N 96.60W 
12/30/2005  1.5 INCH         MOODY              SD   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

0146 AM     SNOW             BROOKINGS               44.31N 96.79W 
12/30/2005  2.5 INCH         BROOKINGS          SD   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

0146 AM     SNOW             WORTHINGTON             43.63N 95.60W 
12/30/2005  0.8 INCH         NOBLES             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            LESS THAN AN INCH SNOW...ON TOP OF ICE. TYPE CHANGING 
            BACK AND FORTH THROUGH LATE EVENING.

0146 AM     SNOW             PIPESTONE               44.00N 96.31W 
12/30/2005  3.0 INCH         PIPESTONE          MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

0146 AM     SNOW             SIBLEY                  43.40N 95.74W 
12/30/2005  1.0 INCH         OSCEOLA            IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

0151 AM     SNOW             WINDOM                  43.87N 95.12W 
12/30/2005  0.8 INCH         COTTONWOOD         MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            LESS THAN AN INCH SNOW ON TOP OF CONSIDERABLE ICE. STILL 
            MIX OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN/SNOW AT TIME.

0546 AM     SNOW             MADISON                 44.01N 97.11W 
12/30/2005  3.5 INCH         LAKE               SD   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

0551 AM     SNOW             FLANDREAU               44.05N 96.60W 
12/30/2005  2.0 INCH         MOODY              SD   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

0614 AM     SNOW             PIPESTONE               44.00N 96.31W 
12/30/2005  3.5 INCH         PIPESTONE          MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            3 TO 3 1/2 INCHES.

0616 AM     SNOW             MARSHALL                44.45N 95.79W 
12/30/2005  5.5 INCH         LYON               MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

0700 AM     SNOW             CARTHAGE                44.17N 97.71W 
12/30/2005  2.0 INCH         MINER              SD   CO-OP OBSERVER  

0704 AM     SNOW             SLAYTON                 43.99N 95.75W 
12/30/2005  6.0 INCH         MURRAY             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

0707 AM     SNOW             IVANHOE                 44.46N 96.25W 
12/30/2005  7.0 INCH         LINCOLN            MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 


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CORRECTED SUMMARY TIME AND AMOUNT ON 4W SPIRIT LAKE IA

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