Snowfall
February 6, 2007

A speedy Alberta Clipper dived to the southeast and dropped some significant snows (for this snow season) across central and southern Minnesota on February 6. Some areas had nearly bare ground before the snow, especially in the Willmar and Alexandria area. The snow began shortly before daybreak in the Twin Cities and visibilities were down to 3/4 of a mile at times during the morning rush hour. By early afternoon the snow had moved into Iowa and Wisconsin. The most snow fell in a line from Breckenridge in Wilkin County to Faribault in Rice County. Some four to six inch totals were in this area. A more general one to three inches fell on either side of this line including the Twin Cities. The most snow was seven inches at Mantorville in Dodge County.

Listed below are snowfall totals courtesy the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen also posted a web article about the February 6 2007 snow event.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
304 PM CST TUE FEB 06 2007
...SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM THE FEBRUARY 6TH EVENT...

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
------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
 6.00   FARIBAULT                MN  RICE             1240 PM
 6.00   GLENCOE                  MN  MCLEOD           1120 AM
 6.00   2 S GILCHRIST            MN  POPE             1045 AM
 6.00   HUTCHINSON               MN  MCLEOD           0945 AM
 5.00   DONNELLY                 MN  STEVENS          0100 PM
 5.00   NEW LONDON               MN  KANDIYOHI        1130 AM
 5.00   LITCHFIELD               MN  MEEKER           1030 AM
 4.20   MONTGOMERY               MN  LE SUEUR         1100 AM
 4.00   STARBUCK                 MN  POPE             1240 PM
 4.00   WATERVILLE               MN  LE SUEUR         1225 PM
 4.00   NEW LONDON               MN  KANDIYOHI        0819 AM
 4.00   ST JAMES                 MN  WATONWAN         0800 AM
 4.00   WILLMAR                  MN  KANDIYOHI        0800 AM
 3.90   BENSON                   MN  SWIFT            0100 PM
 3.80   ST PETER                 MN  NICOLLET         0100 PM
 3.50   MORGAN                   MN  REDWOOD          0100 PM
 3.50   GLENWOOD                 MN  POPE             0855 AM  
 3.50   MANKATO                  MN  BLUE EARTH       0809 AM
 3.00   MURDOCK                  MN  SWIFT            0200 PM
 3.00   PRIOR LAKE               MN  SCOTT            1225 PM
 3.00   ZUMBROTA                 MN  GOODHUE          1130 AM
 3.00   NEW ULM                  MN  BROWN            1100 AM
 3.00   MORRISTOWN               MN  RICE             1030 AM
 3.00   OWATONNA                 MN  STEELE           1015 AM
 3.00   BROWNTON                 MN  MCLEOD           0900 AM
 3.00   BELGRADE                 MN  STEARNS          0824 AM
 2.60   CHANHASSEN               MN  CARVER           1200 PM
 2.50   5 N LOWRY                MN  DOUGLAS          0819 AM
 2.50   WINNEBAGO                MN  FARIBAULT        0819 AM
 2.50   MONTEVIDEO               MN  CHIPPEWA         0735 AM
 2.30   WATERTOWN                MN  CARVER           1030 AM
 2.00   MADISON                  MN  LAC QUI PARLE    0200 PM
 2.00   ST JOSEPHS               MN  STEARNS          0200 PM
 2.00   ALEXANDRIA               MN  DOUGLAS          0100 PM       
 2.00   LITTLE FALLS             MN  MORRISON         1240 PM       
 2.00   FARMINGTON               MN  DAKOTA           1020 AM       
 2.00   ST PAUL                  MN  RAMSEY           0924 AM       
 1.90   MINNEAPOLIS              MN  HENNEPIN         1225 PM
           OBSERVED AT MSP INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT   
 1.90   BURNSVILLE               MN  DAKOTA           1200 PM   
 1.80   ANDOVER                  MN  ANOKA            0130 PM   
 1.80   EDINA                    MN  HENNEPIN         1045 AM   
 1.50   EAST BETHEL              MN  ANOKA            1100 AM   
 1.50   SPRINGFIELD              MN  BROWN            1020 AM   
 1.20   ST CLOUD                 MN  STEARNS          1225 PM   
 1.00   WOODBURY                 MN  WASHINGTON       0100 PM   
 1.00   ANOKA                    MN  ANOKA            0100 PM   
 1.00   2 NW GILMAN              MN  BENTON           1210 PM   
 1.00   GOLDEN VALLEY            MN  HENNEPIN         0900 AM   
 1.00   CANBY                    MN  YELLOW MEDICINE  0819 AM   
 1.00   CARLOS                   MN  DOUGLAS          0700 AM   
 0.60   8 S HILLMAN              MN  MORRISON         0855 AM


 PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
 0148 PM CST TUE FEB 06 2007
 
 ...RECENT REPORTED SNOWFALL TOTALS...
 
 LOCATION      SNOWFALL  TIME    LAT/LON
 
 
 MINNESOTA
 
 ...DODGE COUNTY...
 MANTORVILLE                   7.0         1105 AM 44.07N 92.75W
 KASSON                        3.5         1023 AM 44.03N 92.75W
 
 ...FILLMORE COUNTY...
 FOUNTAIN                      6.5         1156 AM 43.74N 92.14W
 PRESTON 2E                    5.5         1108 AM 43.67N 92.11W
 SPRING VALLEY 3E              4.7         1109 AM 43.69N 92.43W
 WHALAN                        4.5         1051 AM 43.73N 91.93W
 SPRING VALLEY                 4.0         1038 AM 43.69N 92.39W
 HIGHLAND                      4.0         1037 AM 43.69N 91.89W
 
 ...HOUSTON COUNTY...
 SPRING GROVE                  2.5         1109 AM 43.56N 91.64W
 
 ...MOWER COUNTY...
 AUSTIN KAAL TV                3.0         1028 AM 43.68N 92.95W
 
 ...OLMSTED COUNTY...
 STEWARTVILLE                  5.9         0135 PM 43.86N 92.49W
 ROCHESTER AIRPORT             5.7         0112 PM 43.94N 92.50W
 ROCHESTER KTTC TV             3.8         1030 AM 44.08N 92.51W
 BYRON                         3.8         1103 AM 44.03N 92.65W
 ORONOCO 2E                    2.9         1029 AM 44.16N 92.51W
 
 ...WABASHA COUNTY...
 OAK CENTER                    2.0         1122 AM 44.35N 92.4W
 
 
 
 
 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 EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA
 215 PM CST TUE FEB 06 2007
 
 HERE ARE SOME AREA SNOW FALL TOTALS THROUGH MID MORNING 
 FEB 6 2007 :
 
 CAMPBELL MN       5.0 
 BRECKENRIDGE MN   4.0
 MANTADOR ND       4.0
 WAHPETON ND       4.0
 LISBON ND         3.0
 ROTHSAY MN        3.0
 FARGO KFGO        2.5
 HAVANA ND         2.5
 ORWELL DAM MN     2.5
 LANKIN ND         1.5
 SARLES ND         1.5
 SEBEKA MN         1.5 
 HALSTAD MN        1.0  
 GRAND FORKS NWS   0.8
 PELICAN RAPIDS MN 0.7
 ITASCA MN         0.2
 VIKING MN         0.2

 PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT 
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD 
 930 AM CST TUE FEB 6 2007 
 
 24 HOUR SNOWFALL DATA...FOR SOUTH DAKOTA AND THE SURROUNDING
 STATES...ENDING AT 9 AM TUESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2007. 
 
 
   SOUTH DAKOTA: 
 
    WATERTOWN                                2.0 
    WILMONT                                  1.8 
    ABERDEEN WEATHER SERVICE                 1.6 
    ASTORIA                                  1.0
    MADISON                                  1.0
    ROY LAKE                                 1.0 
    CONDE                                    1.0 
    SIOUX FALLS AIRPORT                      0.9 
    WINFRED                                  0.5 
    HURON AIRPORT                            0.5
    CARTHAGE                                 0.5
    CANTON                                   0.4 
    TYNDALL                                  0.2
 
  
  MINNESOTA: 
 
    WORTHINGTON AIRPORT                      2.7 
    MARSHALL AIRPORT                         2.5 
    PIPESTONE                                1.8 
    JACKSON AIRPORT                          1.8 
    LAKEFIELD                                1.7 
    LUVERNE AIRPORT                          1.3 
    WINDOM AIRPORT                           1.3 
    TRACY AIRPORT                            1.1
 
 
   IOWA: 
  
    STORM LAKE                               1.5 
    EVERLY                                   1.5
    OCHEYEDAN                                1.5 
    LAKE PARK                                1.5 
    SPENCER AIRPORT                          1.0
    TRACY                                    1.0 
    SHELDON                                  0.8
    ALTON                                    0.5  
    SIOUX CITY                               0.2 
 

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