The winter storm brought the region much needed snowfall. The bluffs needed a new white blanket and the area defiantly got more than a while blanket. Northern counties (Buffalo, Trempealeau and Jackson Counties) had areas with more than 3 inches of snow.
But majority of the northern counties saw near 2 inches and the more south you travel the heavier the snow fell. The largest snow report from the Coulee region was from 4 Miles NNE of Bluffton at 14 inches of snow!
Well this system moved out very quickly this morning and it took the clouds with it to allow for bright sunshine but brisk temperatures to follow.
When clear skies occur, especially overnight and in the early morning, the heat that was created from the day before is able to release. That means when the sunshine comes back warming takes longer and early mornings can be brutal.
That is was is occurring this morning with feels like temperatures sub-zero, even feeling like -12 degrees in La Crosse. The fresh snow pack and cold northerly winds also assist to the cold temperatures.
The sunshine and northerly winds will continue through Monday morning to allow for the cold to settle in with low temperatures reaching below and near zero degrees. Afternoon high temperatures will only reach the mid-teens but will never really feel like it.
Don’t put your shovels away just yet. There is another low pressure system expected to affect the Coulee Region Monday evening into Tuesday. This system could possible bring in warm southerly air to cause for a wintry mix at times, and bring another half an inch or more of snow. We will keep tracking the system as the weekend progresses.
Enjoy you weekend, stay safe and warm!
-Stormtracker 19 Meteorologist Alyssa Triplett