Present Climate Conditions


Beneficial Rains: August 27-28, 2008

Thunderstorms formed along a slow-moving cool front during the morning hours of August 27, and became numerous late that evening. By the time the rain had tapered off by the early hours of August 28, one to two-and a half inches of rain fell over a large swath of eastern Minnesota. Lesser amounts fell over western parts of the state. The heaviest rain fell in a narrow swath from northern Mille Lacs County to northern Pine County. The largest 24-hour total reported was 3.40 inches 1.5 miles southwest of Hinckley. Other notable totals included 2.12 at the Twin Cities International Airport, 1.78 inches at the Duluth International Airport, 1.29 inches at the Marshall Airport and 1.11 inches at the Rochester Airport. The heavy rains fell over areas that were experiencing abnormally dry conditions or a moderate drought. The rains did make up some of the shortfall this summer over central and southeast Minnesota, but more rain is needed to eliminate the dry conditions.

Below are local storm reports and public information statements courtesy the National Weather Service.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1044 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2008

...HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTHLAND...
RAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOPED ALONG A 
SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT BROUGHT SIGNIFICANT AND MUCH 
NEEDED RAINFALL TO PORTIONS OF NORTHLAND WEDNESDAY 
EVENING THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...ESPECIALLY 
SOUTH AND EAST OF A LINE FROM ORR...TO HIBBING...TO AITKIN.

HERE ARE SOME OF RAINFALL TOTALS (INCHES) REPORTED BY ASOS SITES...
RAWS STATIONS...AND COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS:
          IN MINNESOTA

HINCKLEY (1.5 SW)..............3.40
ILLGEN CITY....................2.60
DULUTH (LAKESIDE)..............2.60
MOOSE LAKE.....................2.58
ASKOV..........................2.55
WOLF RIDGE ELC.................2.48
BRIMSON........................2.35
SANDSTONE (6 W)................2.33
GRAND MARAIS...................2.15
BRUNO..........................2.11
CLOQUET........................2.10
SILVER BAY.....................2.08
TWO HARBORS....................2.02
FINLAYSON......................2.02
DULUTH AIRPORT.................1.78
GRAND PORTAGE..................1.01
ISLE (12 N)....................0.79
EMBARRASS......................0.53
HIBBING........................0.17
BRAINERD.......................0.12
COOK...........................0.06          

IN WISCONSIN

SUPERIOR (10 E)................3.51
PATTISON RIDGE STATE PARK......3.34
WENTWORTH......................3.25
MAPLE..........................1.68
PORT WING......................1.53
OULU...........................1.39
BENNETT........................1.36
COZY CORNER....................1.00
TRADE LAKE.....................0.98
BAYFIELD (9 N).................0.76
MADELINE ISLAND................0.64
BARNES.........................0.62
HAYWARD........................0.52
SARONA.........................0.47
WINTER.........................0.42
ASHLAND........................0.35
BUTTERNUT......................0.35
GURNEY.........................0.32
SUPERIOR FALLS.................0.31

MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR
CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1052 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2008

 VALUES REPRESENT YESTERDAYS HIGHS...LOW OVER THE LAST 12 HOURS
 AND PRECIPITATION OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 6AM


.BR MSP  0828  C DH00/TX/DH06/TAIRZP/PP
:
:
:          STATION              MAX    MIN      24-HR
:           NAME                TEMP   TEMP     PCPN
AXN  :  ALEXANDRIA MN ARPT    :  74  /  55  /     T
EAU  :  EAU CLAIRE WI ARPT    :  78  /  65  /   0.87
STC  :  ST CLOUD MN ARPT      :  71  /  54  /   1.06
MIC  :  CRYSTAL MN ARPT       :  75  /  59  /   1.67
MSP  :  MINNEAPOLIS MN ARPT   :  76  /  62  /   2.00
STP  :  ST PAUL MN ARPT       :  76  /  65  /   2.07
FCM  :  EDEN PRAIRIE MN ARPT  :  77  /  61  /   1.53
RWF  :  REDWOOD FALLS MN ARPT :  78  /  62  /   1.20

:
:             COOPERATIVE OBSERVER REPORTS
:VALUES ARE FOR THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS ENDING BETWEEN 6 AM AND
:        8 AM LOCAL TIME UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
:
:          STATION                MAX    MIN    24-HR
:           NAME                  TEMP   TEMP   PCPN
:MINNESOTA
MN0LS : BALD EAGLE 1 SE          :    M  /   M  /    1.33  /
MNAZK : BLUE EARTH 1 WNW         :    M  /   M  /    0.37  /
MN0ZK : BONNIE GLEN 1 N          :    M  /   M  /    0.63  /
MNHIO : BOYD 4 N                 :    M  /   M  /    0.05  /
MNAEB : BRICELYN                 :    M  /   M  /    0.46  /
MNILH : BROOKLYN CENTER          :    M  /   M  /    1.90  /
MNLXC : BROWERVILLE 4 S          :    M  /   M  /    0.14  /
BWNM5 : BROWNTON WWTP            :    M  /   M  /    1.68  /
BFLM5 : BUFFALO LAKE             :    M  /   M  /    1.66  /
MPXM5 : CHANHASSEN  MN  WFO      :   75  /  59  /    1.70  /
CHNM5 : CHANHASSEN 2SW           :    M  /   M  /    1.56  /
CHKM5 : CHASKA                   :   76  /  59  /    2.31  /
MNJVP : COLD SPRING 1 SSE        :    M  /   M  /    1.02  /
DSLM5 : DASSEL                   :   72  /  57  /    1.79  /
ELKM5 : ELK RIVER                :   72  /  57  /    0.72  /
MNGSG : ETTER 2 E                :    M  /   M  /    1.84  /
FIRM5 : FAIRMONT                 :   74  /  61  /    0.49  /
FBTM5 : FARIBAULT                :   79  /  58  /    0.79  /
FORM5 : FOREST LAKE              :   76  /  57  /    0.63  /
FDYM5 : FRIDLEY                  :    M  /   M  /    2.46  /
GLDM5 : GAYLORD                  :   75  /  59  /    0.93  /
MN0HS : GLOSTER 1 SSE            :    M  /   M  /    1.14  /
GOLM5 : GOLDEN VALLEY            :    M  /   M  /    1.90  /
GDHM5 : GOODHUE                  :    M  /   M  /    0.88  /
HAMM5 : HAMBURG                  :    M  /   M  /    1.89  /
MNI9S : HAMEL 1 NW               :    M  /   M  /    1.70  /
MNGE8 : HAMPTON 1 N              :    M  /   M  /    1.55  /
HSTM5 : HASTINGS L/D 2           :   71  /  61  /    1.10  /
MNG28 : HENDERSON 1 NW           :    M  /   M  /    1.48  /
JORM5 : JORDAN 2E                :   74  /  57  /    1.27  /
MN0GW : LAKE ELMO 3 NW           :    M  /   M  /    2.66  /
MN0CW : LAKELAND SHORES 1 NE     :    M  /   M  /    1.79  /
MN0M8 : LEXINGTON 2 NNW          :    M  /   M  /    1.73  /
LCHM5 : LITCHFIELD               :   71  /  57  /    1.01  /
LTFM5 : LITTLE FALLS             :    M  /   M  /    0.60  /
LNGM5 : LONG PRAIRIE             :   70  /  54  /    0.16  /
MNLGG : LONG PRAIRIE 1 WSW       :    M  /   M  /    0.14  /
MNG0G : LONSDALE 1 NNE           :    M  /   M  /    1.94  /
MKAM5 : MANKATO                  :   77  /  60  /    0.94  /
MWDM5 : MAPLEWOOD                :    M  /   M  /    1.14  /
MNAES : MARNA 2 NNW              :    M  /   M  /    0.16  /
MLRM5 : MELROSE                  :   72  /  54  /    0.70  /
MLCM5 : MILACA                   :   68  /  55  /    1.13  /
MNFS0 : MILROY 1 ESE             :    M  /   M  /    0.47  /
LSAM5 : MINNEAPOLIS LOWER ST ANT :    M  /   M  /    1.32  /
MGMM5 : MONTGOMERY               :    M  /   M  /    1.73  /
MRAM5 : MORA                     :    M  /   M  /    1.23  /
MGNM5 : MORGAN                   :    M  /   M  /    0.53  /
MRRM5 : MORRIS                   :   75  /  51  /    0.01  /
NHPM5 : NEW HOPE                 :    M  /   M  /    1.64  /
NEWM5 : NEW LONDON               :   70  /  57  /    0.41  /
MNG2O : NEW ROME 3 W             :    M  /   M  /    1.10  /
MN22O : NORTH PRAIRIE 3 WNW      :    M  /   M  /    1.45  /
MNDM8 : OWATONNA 4 E             :    M  /   M  /    1.49  /
MNDQ8 : PERTH 3 NW               :    M  /   M  /    1.11  /
MNF68 : POOR FARM LANDING 3 SW   :    M  /   M  /    2.25  /
RDWM5 : RED WING L/D 3           :   74  /  58  /    1.45  /
REWM5 : REDWOOD FALLS            :   77  /  63  /    1.05  /
MNGLS : REDWOOD FALLS 1 SW       :    M  /   M  /    1.12  /
RCEM5 : RICE                     :   69  /  54  /    1.86  /
MN228 : RICE 3 WNW               :    M  /   M  /    1.66  /
RFDM5 : ROCKFORD                 :    M  /   M  /    1.26  /
SCOM5 : ST CLOUD SCSU            :    M  /   M  /    1.32  /
MNF5F : SAINT PETER 1 S          :    M  /   M  /    2.01  /
MN0GW : SIEGEL 2 SE              :    M  /   M  /    2.43  /
SFDM5 : SPRINGFIELD              :    M  /   M  /    0.55  /
STIM5 : STILLWATER 2SW           :   72  /  58  /    1.96  /
VESM5 : VESTA                    :    M  /   M  /    1.29  /
VCTM5 : VICTORIA                 :    M  /   M  /    1.92  /
WACM5 : WACONIA                  :    M  /   M  /    1.72  /
MNF3K : WARSAW 4 SE              :    M  /   M  /    0.48  /
WASM5 : WASECA                   :   77  /  58  /    0.59  /
WTTM5 : WATERTOWN                :    M  /   M  /    2.25  /
MN09S : WESCOTT 2 NNE            :    M  /   M  /    1.09  /
WLDM5 : WILD RIVER STATE PARK    :   75  /  58  /    0.50  /
WLLM5 : WILLMAR                  :   73  /  57  /    0.84  /
WNNM5 : WINNEBAGO                :   75  /  61  /    0.61  /
MN0DC : WOODBURY 2 WNW           :    M  /   M  /    2.25  /
MN2U8 : WOODLAND 1 E             :    M  /   M  /    2.43  /
ZBRM5 : ZUMBROTA                 :   70  /  55  /    1.45  /
:WISCONSIN
AGSW3 : AUGUSTA RANGER STATION   :   75  /  51  /    1.08  /
BMRW3 : BLOOMER WI               :   76  /  53  /    1.48  /
BALW3 : BALDWIN WI               :    M  /   M  /    1.97  /
CHPW3 : CHIPPEWA FALLS           :    M  /   M  /    1.10  /
CBLW3 : CUMBERLAND WI            :   73  /  52  /    0.49  /
ELRW3 : EAU CLAIRE 3SW           :   77  /  53  /    1.25  /
HAMW3 : HAMMOND                  :    M  /   M  /    2.44  /
JIMW3 : JIM FALLS WI             :   76  /  49  /    2.03  /
LDSW3 : LADYSMITH 3W             :   76  /  45  /    0.35  /
ROBW3 : ROBERTS                  :    M  /   M  /    2.46  /
STAW3 : STANLEY WI               :   76  /  51  /    1.00  /




PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
445 AM CDT THU AUG 28 2008

...PRELIMINARY RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN THE LAST 24 HOURS...
LOCATION                   COUNTY               RAINFALL

NORTHEAST IOWA
CHARLES CITY AWOS          FLOYD                  0.53"
IONIA 2W                   CHICKASAW              0.51"
CHARLES CITY               FLOYD                  0.50"
DORCHESTER HWY 76          ALLAMAKEE              0.48"
YELLOW RIVER PARK          ALLAMAKEE              0.44"
BLUFFTON                   WINNESHIEK             0.34"
DECORAH AWOS               WINNESHIEK             0.33"
ION                        ALLAMAKEE              0.32"
ELKADER                    CLAYTON                0.30"
OELWEIN AWOS               FAYETTE                0.29"
MCGREGOR                   CLAYTON                0.22"
GARBER                     CLAYTON                0.19"
LITTLEPORT                 CLAYTON                0.17"

SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA
ROCHESTER - CASCADE CREEK  OLMSTED                1.39"
ROCHESTER - BEAR CREEK     OLMSTED                1.39"
ROCHESTER - SILVER CREEK   OLMSTED                1.36"
ROCHESTER - BELTLINE       OLMSTED                1.35"
AUSTIN - DOBBINS CREEK     MOWER                  1.28"
AUSTIN - KAAL TV           MOWER                  1.23"
LAKE CITY                  WABASHA                1.15"
ROCHESTER INTL AP          OLMSTED                1.11"
AUSTIN - TURTLE CREEK      MOWER                  1.07"
AUSTIN 3S                  MOWER                  0.97"
LANSING                    FILLMORE               0.94"
PILOT MOUND                FILLMORE               0.80"
BEAVER                     WINONA                 0.56"
LANESBORO                  FILLMORE               0.47"
WINONA AWOS                WINONA                 0.42"
HOUSTON                    HOUSTON                0.33"
BROWNSVILLE                HOUSTON                0.20"
DAKOTA                     HOUSTON                0.13"

SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL WISCONSIN
DIAMOND LAKE RAWS          TAYLOR                 0.70"
ALMA                       BUFFALO                0.60"
VOLK FIELD                 JUNEAU                 0.28"
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN AWOS      CRAWFORD               0.22"
LA CROSSE NWS              LA CROSSE              0.20"
LA CROSSE ASOS             LA CROSSE              0.15"
BLACK RIVER FALLS          JACKSON                0.12"
DODGE                      TREMPEALEAU            0.10"
BOSCOBEL ASOS              GRANT                  0.09"
NECEDAH RAWS               JUNEAU                 0.07"

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.
FOR THIS...AND A WEALTH OF OTHER RIVER AND WEATHER INFORMATION...
VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT  WEATHER.GOV/LACROSSE 

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