Winter storm brings significant snow to much of the Central U.S.

Much of the central part of the country got smacked by a large winter storm late this past week dumping large amounts of snow especially in Kansas. Below is a map provided by the La Crosse National Weather Service office of how much snow fell over the three day period of February 20th through the 22nd.

The big bulls-eye was in Kansas where snow totals approached 20”. This was when the storm was at its most intense producing record breaking snowfall rates of 4” per hour and even thundersnow. The storm weakened somewhat as it pushed up in our direction but Western Wisconsin did pick up some significant snowfall totals. You can see snowfall totals ranged from 3 to as much as 8 inches here in Western Wisconsin.

The storm was a slow mover and made a mess of the roadways. Below is a animation form the La Crosse NWS office of the radar during the event from 6pm on the 21st to 6pm on the 22. Flurries would still linger form the system even early on the 23rd.

Here in Eau Claire we picked up 5.8” of snow. That now puts our snow total for the season at 42.5”. It appears that more snow is possible this week with another storm system. Below are links to the La Crosse and Twin Cities National Weather Service Offices to see more snowfall totals from the storm.

Twin Cities NWS Snow Totals

La Crosse NWS Snow Totals

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