Snowstorm Clips Southeast Minnesota:
February 15-16, 2006

A classic Colorado winter storm moved from Iowa to Chicago during the day on February 16th, bringing just flurries to the Twin Cities, but a sizable blanket of snow to the southeast. Measurable snow fell roughly south and east of a line from Jackson to Farmington. The largest snow amounts were in far southeast Minnesota with Caledonia picking up 9 inches of snow. Rochester saw a record daily snowfall for the 16th with 6.6 inches, breaking the old record of 2.9 inches on February 16th, 1990.

Listed below are National Weather Service Statements about this winter storm.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
853 AM CST FRI FEB 17 2006

...TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FROM FEBRUARY 15-16 WINTER STORM...

LOCATIONCOUNTY      SNOWFALL

...NORTHEAST IOWA...
ELMA                            HOWARD          7.0
LANSING 4SE                     ALLAMAKEE       5.9
DECORAH                         WINNESHIEK      5.5
WAUKON 8NW                      ALLAMAKEE       5.5
CALMAR                          WINNESHIEK      5.4
EDGEWOOD                        CLAYTON         5.0 
ELKADER                         CLAYTON         5.0
FARMERSBURG                     CLAYTON         5.0
OELWEIN                         FAYETTE         5.0
OSAGE                           MITCHELL        5.0
CHARLES CITY                    FLOYD           4.9
DORCHESTER                      ALLAMAKEE       4.5
N WASHINGTON                    CHICKASAW       4.2
NEW HAMPTON 1S                  CHICKASAW       4.0
ST ANSGAR 7NW                   MITCHELL        4.0
STRAWBERRY POINT                CLAYTON         3.6 
KENDALLVILLE                    WINNESKIEK      3.5
WATERVILLE 8S                   ALLAMAKEE       3.0
WAUCOMA                         FAYETTE         2.0

...SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...
CALEDONIA 6S                    HOUSTON         9.0 
LA CRESCENT 1N                  HOUSTON         8.8
PRESTON                         FILLMORE        8.4   
WINONA 4S                       WINONA          8.0
CHATFIELD 4W                    OLMSTEAD        7.8
WINONA 3SSE                     WINONA          7.5
HOUSTON 5NE                     HOUSTON         7.0 
RUSHFORD                        FILLMORE        7.0 
KELLOGG 4S                      WABASHA         6.9 
BYRON 4S                        OLMSTED         6.8
ROCHESTER AP 2NE                OLMSTED         6.6
AUSTIN - KAAL-TV                MOWER           6.5
GRAND MEADOW                    MOWER           6.5
GOODVIEW                        WINONA          6.2
ST CHARLES                      WINONA          6.0
HOKAH 4NW                       HOUSTON         5.9 
HIGHLAND                        FILLMORE        5.6
RENO 3SW                        HOUSTON         5.6
MANTORVILLE 1NE                 DODGE           5.4
DOVER 3S                        OLMSTED         5.0
SPRING VALLEY                   FILLMORE        4.9
ORONOCO 2E                      OLMSTED         4.7
DODGE CENTER                    DODGE           4.0
PINE ISLAND 2S                  OLMSTED         3.5
REEDS LANDING 1W                WABASHA         3.0
ZUMBRO FALLS                    WABASHA         2.3

...WISCONSIN...
LA CROSSE 1N                    LA CROSSE       9.0
HATFIELD                        JACKSON         9.0
WEST SALEM                      LA CROSSE       9.0
WARRENS                         MONROE          8.9
FOUR CORNERS                    MONROE          8.7 
LA CROSSE AP                    LA CROSSE       8.7
WARRENS 5WSW                    MONROE          8.7
LA CROSSE                       LA CROSSE       8.5
NECEDAH 3SE                     JUNEAU          8.5
MOUNT LA CROSSE                 LA CROSSE       8.3
SPARTA                          MONROE          8.3
GALESVILLE 1S                   TREMPEALEAU     8.2
LA CROSSE 5SE                   LA CROSSE       8.0
MAUSTON - WRJC RADIO            JUNEAU          8.0
ONTARIO                         VERNON          8.0
SINSINAWA                       GRANT           8.0
VIROQUA                         VERNON          8.0
TUNNEL CITY                     MONROE          7.8
FRIENDSHIP                      ADAMS           7.7
HOLLAND                         LA CROSSE       7.6 
HIXTON 5W                       JACKSON         7.5
HOLMEN 2S                       LA CROSSE       7.5 
MATHER                          JUNEAU          7.5
STODDARD 3NE                    LA CROSSE       7.2
BIG FLATS                       ADAMS           7.0 
BLACK RIVER FALLS               JACKSON         7.0
GALESVILLE 1E                   TREMPEALEAU     7.0
WILTON 3SE                      MONROE          7.0
COON VALLEY                     VERNON          6.8
FRENCH ISLAND                   LA CROSSE       6.8
LA CROSSE NWS                   LA CROSSE       6.7
ONALASKA                        LA CROSSE       6.7 
ETTRICK                         TREMPEALEAU     6.5
NEW LISBON 2N                   JUNEAU          6.5
PLATTEVILLE                     GRANT           6.5
VICTORY                         CRAWFORD        6.5
HILLSBORO                       VERNON          6.3
HUMBIRD 2NE                     CLARK           6.2
READSTOWN                       VERNON          6.2
CUBA CITY 2NW                   GRANT           6.0
LANCASTER                       GRANT           6.0
CUBA CITY                       GRANT           5.9
LA FARGE                        VERNON          5.7
STEUBEN 4SE                     CRAWFORD        5.7
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN                CRAWFORD        5.6
ARCADIA                         TREMPEALEAU     5.5
BLAIR                           TREMPEALEAU     5.5 
NEW LISBON                      RICHLAND        5.5
TAYLOR                          JACKSON         5.5 
BOAZ 6NNW                       RICHLAND        5.4
RICHLAND CENTER 4W              RICHLAND        5.4
GAYS MILLS                      RICHLAND        5.0
NEILLSVILLE 3SW                 CLARK           5.0    
STEUBEN                         CRAWFORD        4.8
GILMANTON 8SE                   BUFFALO         4.5
OSSEO                           TREMPEALEAU     4.5
MEDFORD                         TAYLOR          3.8
GOODRICH                        TAYLOR          3.5
MONDOVI 6S                      BUFFALO         3.0
OWEN                            CLARK           3.0

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
631 PM CST THU FEB 16 2006

...SNOW REPORTS ACROSS SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND A PART OF WEST
CENTRAL WISCONSIN...

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF SNOWFALL REPORTS TAKEN BY OFFICIAL
SNOWFALL OBSERVERS THROUGH 6 PM.

LOCATION          COUNTY          SNOWFALL

CASTLE ROCK       DAKOTA          0.5 (ONE HALF) INCH
FARIBAULT         RICE            1.0
OWATONNA          STEELE          2.0
ALBERT LEA        FREEBORN        6-8 INCHES
WELLS             FARIBAULT       7.0
WELCOME           MARTIN          3.5
FAIRMONT          MARTIN          3.0
JANESVILLE        WASECA          2.0

WISCONSIN REPORTS
DURAND            PEPIN           2.5
AUGUSTA           EAU CLAIRE      4.0



PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
430 PM CST THU FEB 16 2006


...SNOW REPORTS THROUGH 4 PM...

LOCATION        COUNTY            SNOWFALL

ALBERT LEA      FREEBORN          5-6 INCHES
OWATONNA        STEELE             3  INCHES
MERTON          STEELE            4-5 INCHES
NERSTRAND       RICE              2-3 INCHES
WASECA          WASECA             2  INCHES
REDWING         GOODHUE            2  INCHES
FARIBAULT       BLUE EARTH         3  INCHES  


...SNOW REPORTS THROUGH 11:30 AM...

LOCATION        COUNTY            SNOWFALL

KIESTER         FARIBAULT           7 INCHES
HOLLANDALE      FREEBORN            4 INCHES
MANKATO         BLUE EARTH          2.5 INCHES
OWATONNA        STEELE              2.5 INCHES
MAPLETON        BLUE EARTH          1.5 INCHES


...SNOW REPORTS THROUGH 10:30 AM...

LOCATION        COUNTY           SNOWFALL

FAIRMONT        MARTIN            3 INCHES
BLUE EARTH      FARIBAULT         2 TO 3 INCHES
ST JAMES        WATONWAN          1 INCH
WASECA          WASECA            1 1/2 INCH     
RED WING        GOODHUE           2 INCHES
DURAND          PEPIN             1/2 INCH
EAU CLAIRE      EAU CLAIRE        1/2 INCH
      
EARLIER REPORTS...

...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH 8:30 AM...

LOCATION        COUNTY           SNOWFALL

GENEVA LAKE     FREEBORN          2 INCHES


THROUGH 700 AM...
                   
LOCATION        COUNTY           SNOWFALL

WINNEBAGO       FARIBAULT         2 INCHES
LEWISVILLE      WATONWAN          1 INCH
ZUMBROTA        GOODHUE           1 INCH


THROUGH 430 AM....

LOCATION        COUNTY           SNOWFALL

ALBERT LEA      FREEBORN          3 INCHES

MOST OF THE ABOVE REPORTS WERE FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS IN 
THESE COUNTIES.  SOME WERE FROM OTHER WEATHER OBSERVERS.  




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