Heavy Rain: August 16-17, 2014

Rainfall for the 24-hour period ending August 18, 2014
Rainfall for the 24-hour period ending August 18, 2014
Courtesy: Chanhassen National Weather Service

 

A sluggish summer pattern spawned slow moving thunderstorms over parts of Minnesota on August 16 and 17th. Rains were intense with some of these storms with tropical downpours over sections of Cass, Chippewa, Dakota, Goodhue, Otter Tail, and Dakota County. One of the highest 24-hour rainfall totals found so far was 5.56 inches at Hampton in Dakota County. 4.86 inches was measured two miles to the northeast of Cannon Falls. These heavy rains washed out culverts and caused damage to roads in southeastern Dakota County.

Outside the most intense rains, the moisture was welcome. Much of central and southern Minnesota is short of moisture. Even with the recent rainfall, most areas in central and southern Minnesota are about two to five inches short of average over the past seven weeks.

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


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
152 PM CDT MON AUG 18 2014

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0600 PM     HEAVY RAIN       2 E ASBURY              44.94N 95.52W
08/17/2014  E4.50 INCH       CHIPPEWA           MN   PUBLIC

0600 PM     HEAVY RAIN       3 W GLENWOOD            45.66N 95.44W
08/17/2014  M2.74 INCH       POPE               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

1000 PM     FLASH FLOOD      CASTLE ROCK             44.56N 93.19W
08/17/2014                   DAKOTA             MN   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            UNPAVED GRAVEL ROAD DAMAGE REPORTED BY A ROAD GRADER.

0600 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 NNE JORDAN            44.71N 93.59W
08/18/2014  M2.10 INCH       SCOTT              MN   COCORAHS

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       NE ZUMBROTA             44.30N 92.67W
08/18/2014  M2.46 INCH       GOODHUE            MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       4 SSW CANNON FALLS      44.47N 92.93W
08/18/2014  M2.03 INCH       GOODHUE            MN   MESONET

            LITTLE CANNON RIVER NEAR CANNON FALLS TIPPING BUCKET

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       1 N WELCH               44.58N 92.69W
08/18/2014  M3.10 INCH       GOODHUE            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 NE CANNON FALLS       44.54N 92.87W
08/18/2014  M4.86 INCH       GOODHUE            MN   COCORAHS

0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 SW CANNON FALLS       44.50N 92.93W
08/18/2014  M2.91 INCH       GOODHUE            MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       4 SE RED WING           44.54N 92.54W
08/18/2014  M2.68 INCH       GOODHUE            MN   COCORAHS

0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 NNE ZUMBROTA          44.32N 92.66W
08/18/2014  M2.60 INCH       GOODHUE            MN   COCORAHS

0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       4 W WASTEDO             44.41N 92.93W
08/18/2014  M2.19 INCH       GOODHUE            MN   MESONET

            LITTLE CANNON RIVER TIPPING BUCKET SOGN MN

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1013 AM CDT MON AUG 18 2014

...TIME...  ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
...DATE...  ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0812 PM     HEAVY RAIN       HAMPTON                 44.61N 93.00W
08/17/2014  M5.00 INCH       DAKOTA             MN   PUBLIC

0711 PM     FLASH FLOOD      2 SSW MIESVILLE         44.57N 92.82W
08/17/2014                   DAKOTA             MN   PUBLIC

            MIESVILLE TRAIL WASHED OUT. REPORT GATHERED
            VIA TWITTER.

0645 PM     FLOOD            4 S MIESVILLE           44.54N 92.80W
08/17/2014                   DAKOTA             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            COUNTY DISPATCH REPORTED INTERSECTIONS UNDER
            WATER.

1104 AM     HEAVY RAIN       STARBUCK                45.61N 95.53W
08/17/2014  M4.30 INCH       POPE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1019 AM     HEAVY RAIN       1 W GLUEK               44.98N 95.49W
08/17/2014  M7.50 INCH       CHIPPEWA           MN   PUBLIC

            UPDATED FROM EARLIER.

1019 AM     HEAVY RAIN       GLUEK                   44.98N 95.47W
08/17/2014  M7.70 INCH       CHIPPEWA           MN   PUBLIC

1019 AM     HEAVY RAIN       1 E GLUEK               44.98N 95.45W
08/17/2014  M7.70 INCH       CHIPPEWA           MN   PUBLIC

1019 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 W GLUEK               44.98N 95.51W
08/17/2014  M7.50 INCH       CHIPPEWA           MN   PUBLIC

            UPDATED FROM EARLIER.

1015 AM     HEAVY RAIN       8 NE MONTEVIDEO         45.02N 95.59W
08/17/2014  M4.70 INCH       CHIPPEWA           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0921 AM     HEAVY RAIN       1 W GLUEK               44.98N 95.49W
08/17/2014  E6.50 INCH       CHIPPEWA           MN   PUBLIC

0830 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 W GLENWOOD            45.66N 95.44W
08/17/2014  M2.30 INCH       POPE               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            3 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL.



Last modified: August 18, 2014

 

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