Severe Storms and Heavy Rain: September 3-4, 2014

Rainfall for the 24-hour period ending September 4, 2014
Rainfall for the 24-hour period ending September 4, 2014
Courtesy: National Weather Service

 

Thunderstorms formed along and just north of a stationary front across Minnesota on September 3rd and 4th. This front separated an air mass with dew point temperatures in the upper 60's to low 70's over central and southern Minnesota and the more comfortable low 60's over northern Minnesota. During the morning and afternoon of September 3rd, thunderstorms with hail the size of half dollars caused damage in central Minnesota including a 25-acre apple orchard near Waverly in Wright County. Hail covered the ground to two to three inches in the same location. Heavy rains fell as well with 2.70 inches falling in just one hour at St. Cloud just after lunch time on the 3rd.

More severe storms continued into the early morning hours of September 4, with 79 mph winds reported at the Staples Airport in Todd County. There were numerous power lines and trees down in Staples, with more mower outages reported between Brainerd and Baxter in Crow Wing County. The highest rainfall total found so far is 4.26 inches at Onamia in Mille Lacs County.

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

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
951 PM CDT WED SEP 03 2014

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

0845 AM     HAIL             HECTOR                  44.74N 94.71W
09/03/2014  M2.00 INCH       RENVILLE           MN   MESONET

            PEA SIZED UP TO 2 INCH LONG ELIPTICAL.

0853 AM     HAIL             7 NNW HECTOR            44.83N 94.77W
09/03/2014  E0.88 INCH       RENVILLE           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0900 AM     HEAVY RAIN       HUTCHINSON              44.89N 94.37W
09/03/2014  E0.00 INCH       MCLEOD             MN   PUBLIC

            STREET FLOODING REPORTED VIA TWITTER PICTURE.

0900 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 SW PRINSBURG          44.90N 95.23W
09/03/2014  M2.21 INCH       KANDIYOHI          MN   MESONET

            THREE HOUR TOTAL

0915 AM     HAIL             5 NE BUFFALO LAKE       44.79N 94.55W
09/03/2014  M0.75 INCH       RENVILLE           MN   COCORAHS

0915 AM     HAIL             4 NNW STEWART           44.78N 94.52W
09/03/2014  E0.50 INCH       RENVILLE           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ONE TO TWO INCHES DEEP PILES...STILL THERE AN HOUR LATER
            MINOR CROP DAMAGE NOTED IN NEARBY CORN FIELDS.

0920 AM     HAIL             6 NNE STEWART           44.81N 94.44W
09/03/2014  E0.50 INCH       MCLEOD             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DIME SIZED HAIL REPORTED BY TRAINED SPOTTER. TIME
            ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR.

0930 AM     HAIL             1 S LAKESIDE            44.81N 94.56W
09/03/2014  M1.00 INCH       RENVILLE           MN   PUBLIC

0957 AM     HEAVY RAIN       1 WNW STEWART           44.73N 94.51W
09/03/2014  E2.00 INCH       RENVILLE           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            THREE HOUR TOTAL

1055 AM     HAIL             2 W COKATO              45.08N 94.23W
09/03/2014  M0.75 INCH       WRIGHT             MN   AMATEUR RADIO

1115 AM     HAIL             3 NNW WAVERLY           45.11N 93.99W
09/03/2014  M1.25 INCH       WRIGHT             MN   PUBLIC

            TWO TO THREE INCHES DEEP...DESTROYED A 25 ACRE APPLE
            ORCHARD.

1210 PM     HAIL             7 S MORRIS              45.49N 95.91W
09/03/2014  E0.50 INCH       STEVENS            MN   911 CALL CENTER

1217 PM     HAIL             1 S GLENWOOD            45.64N 95.38W
09/03/2014  E1.00 INCH       POPE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            1 INCH HAIL REPORTED ALONG ROUTE 104.

1244 PM     HEAVY RAIN       ST AUGUSTA              45.44N 94.19W
09/03/2014  E2.20 INCH       STEARNS            MN   PUBLIC

            FELL IN TWO HOURS.

1250 PM     HAIL             4 N HANCOCK             45.56N 95.79W
09/03/2014  M1.00 INCH       STEVENS            MN   PUBLIC

            FELL FOR FOUR MINUTES.

1253 PM     HEAVY RAIN       ST CLOUD AIRPORT        45.54N 94.05W
09/03/2014  M2.70 INCH       SHERBURNE          MN   ASOS

            ONE HOUR TOTAL...AWPAG RAIN GAUGE. 0.90 IN SIX MINUTES.

0101 PM     HAIL             MORRIS                  45.59N 95.91W
09/03/2014  M0.75 INCH       STEVENS            MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0113 PM     HEAVY RAIN       1 W STARBUCK            45.61N 95.55W
09/03/2014  E0.00 INCH       POPE               MN   PUBLIC

            STREET FLOODING IN STARBUCK.

0113 PM     HAIL             1 W STARBUCK            45.61N 95.55W
09/03/2014  M0.50 INCH       POPE               MN   PUBLIC

0145 PM     FLOOD            GLENWOOD                45.65N 95.38W
09/03/2014                   POPE               MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            FLOODED ROADS IN THE CITY WITH OVER A FOOT OF WATER
            COVEING SOME ROADS, ESPECIALLY IMPACTING THE AREA NEAR
            THE FAIRGROUNDS.

0300 PM     HAIL             1 E SWANVILLE           45.92N 94.62W
09/03/2014  M1.00 INCH       MORRISON           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            GROUND WHITE. HAILED FIVE MINUTES.

0330 PM     HAIL             2 NW PIERZ              46.00N 94.13W
09/03/2014  M1.00 INCH       MORRISON           MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            REPORTED BY DEPUTY SHERIFF.

0332 PM     HAIL             PIERZ                   45.98N 94.10W
09/03/2014  M1.00 INCH       MORRISON           MN   PUBLIC

0405 PM     HAIL             11 S ONAMIA             45.91N 93.67W
09/03/2014  M2.50 INCH       MILLE LACS         MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            AT HIGHWAY 169 AND 250TH ST

0410 PM     HAIL             3 SSE ONAMIA            46.03N 93.64W
09/03/2014  M1.00 INCH       MILLE LACS         MN   PUBLIC

            GROUND WHITE.

0441 PM     HEAVY RAIN       LITTLE FALLS            45.98N 94.36W
09/03/2014  M2.15 INCH       MORRISON           MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0535 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MORA                    45.88N 93.29W
09/03/2014                   KANABEC            MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LAGRE UPROOTED TREE DESTROYED A GARAGE. ANOTHER GARAGE
            SUSTAINDED TREE DAMAGE AS WELL.

0535 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MORA                    45.88N 93.29W
09/03/2014                   KANABEC            MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN

0537 PM     HAIL             3 SSW MORA              45.83N 93.31W
09/03/2014  M0.75 INCH       KANABEC            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0610 PM     FLASH FLOOD      LITTLE FALLS            45.98N 94.36W
09/03/2014                   MORRISON           MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            MANY STREETS IN TOWN ARE FLOODED.

0746 PM     HEAVY RAIN       ONAMIA                  46.07N 93.67W
09/03/2014  M3.55 INCH       MILLE LACS         MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0752 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CUSHING                 45.57N 92.65W
09/03/2014                   POLK               WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            MULTIPLE TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN.

0805 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LUCK                    45.58N 92.47W
09/03/2014                   POLK               WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN

0835 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CUMBERLAND              45.54N 92.02W
09/03/2014                   BARRON             WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE DOWN.


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
634 AM CDT THU SEP 04 2014

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

0631 AM     TSTM WND GST     STAPLES                 46.36N 94.80W
09/04/2014  M79.00 MPH       TODD               MN   AWOS



PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
111 PM CDT THU SEP 4 2014

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

0905 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG SIREN                   45.78N 92.38W
09/04/2014                   BURNETT            WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WAKE LOW WINDS CAUSING TREES/POWER LINES
            DAMAGE IN SIREN, WEBSTER, AND EAST OF
            HERTEL. REPORTED BY BURNETT COUNTY LAW
            ENFORCEMENT.

0905 AM     HAIL             6 S STONE LAKE          45.76N 91.54W
09/04/2014  E0.50 INCH       SAWYER             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0903 AM     HAIL             1 SSW PARK FALLS        45.92N 90.45W
09/04/2014  E1.00 INCH       PRICE              WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LOTS OF QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

0900 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 W PARK FALLS          45.93N 90.47W
09/04/2014                   PRICE              WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            8 TO 10 INCH DIAMETER TREE BROKEN. DATE
            CORRECTED FROM APRIL 4 TO SEPTEMBER 4.

0900 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 W PARK FALLS          45.93N 90.46W
09/04/2014                   PRICE              WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            8 TO 10 INCH DIAMETER TREE BROKEN. DATE
            CORRECTED FROM APRIL 4 TO SEPTEMBER 4.
            CORRECTED LOCATION.

0859 AM     HAIL             1 W PARK FALLS          45.93N 90.46W
09/04/2014  E1.50 INCH       PRICE              WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL INCREASING TO PING PONG
            BALL SIZE. STILL HAILING.

0852 AM     TSTM WND DMG     FIFIELD                 45.88N 90.42W
09/04/2014                   PRICE              WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN ACROSS TOWN.

0851 AM     HAIL             PARK FALLS              45.93N 90.45W
09/04/2014  E1.00 INCH       PRICE              WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NICKEL TO QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

0846 AM     HEAVY RAIN       AITKIN                  46.53N 93.71W
09/04/2014  M2.22 INCH       AITKIN             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            RAIN FELL FROM 6 AM TO 715 AM.

0825 AM     HAIL             2 SW RIVERSIDE          46.06N 92.28W
09/04/2014  M0.88 INCH       BURNETT            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0803 AM     HAIL             1 SE HINCKLEY           46.01N 92.93W
09/04/2014  M1.00 INCH       PINE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            PEA TO QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

0801 AM     HAIL             2 E HAYWARD             46.01N 91.44W
09/04/2014  M1.00 INCH       SAWYER             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL COVERING THE GROUND

0800 AM     HAIL             1 E HAYWARD             46.01N 91.46W
09/04/2014  M1.00 INCH       SAWYER             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL BEGINNING TO COVER THE GROUND

0759 AM     TSTM WND GST     3 NNE LITTLE ROUND LAKE 46.00N 91.35W
09/04/2014  M62 MPH          SAWYER             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0759 AM     HAIL             3 NNE LITTLE ROUND LAKE 46.00N 91.35W
09/04/2014  M1.00 INCH       SAWYER             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0745 AM     HAIL             2 W HAYWARD             46.01N 91.53W
09/04/2014  M1.00 INCH       SAWYER             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0740 AM     HAIL             5 W HAYWARD             46.01N 91.58W
09/04/2014  E0.75 INCH       WASHBURN           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0733 AM     HAIL             1 W MINONG              46.10N 91.84W
09/04/2014  M1.25 INCH       WASHBURN           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL DIAMETER 1.14 INCHES MEASURED WITH
            DIGITAL CALIPER.

0719 AM     HEAVY RAIN       BAXTER                  46.34N 94.28W
09/04/2014  M2.50 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0705 AM     TSTM WND GST     BRAINERD                46.35N 94.19W
09/04/2014  M69 MPH          CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            THE ANEMOMETER MEASURED WINDS AS HIGH AS 69
            MPH. ROOF DAMAGE TO THE HOME OF THE SPOTTER.

0700 AM     HAIL             6 WNW FINLAND           47.45N 91.37W
09/04/2014  M1.25 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MOSTLY PEA SIZE HAIL WITH MANY NICKEL SIZED
            AND A FEW HALF DOLLAR SIZED. BETWEEN
            0655AM-0705AM.

0700 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 W BRAINERD            46.35N 94.22W
09/04/2014                   CROW WING          MN   UTILITY COMPANY

            BETWEEN BRAINERD AND BAXTER.

0700 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 W BRAINERD            46.36N 94.25W
09/04/2014                   CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            EIGHT 6-8 INCH DIAMETER TREES DOWN IN THE
            VICINITY OF FOREST DRIVE.

0700 AM     HAIL             6 WNW FINLAYSON         46.24N 93.04W
09/04/2014  M1.25 INCH       PINE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MOSTLY PEA SIZE HAIL WITH MANY NICKEL SIZED
            AND A FEW HALF DOLLAR SIZED. BETWEEN
            0655AM-0705AM.

0653 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 NE AITKIN             46.55N 93.68W
09/04/2014  M1.78 INCH       AITKIN             MN   AWOS

            AWOS STATION AITKIN AIRPORT /AIT/ HEAVY RAIN
            DURATION 1 HOUR.

0652 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 SW BREEZY POINT       46.58N 94.24W
09/04/2014  M1.26 INCH       CROW WING          MN   MESONET

            MESONET STATION BREEZY POINT 2 SW /CW9381/
            HEAVY RAIN DURATION 1 HOUR.

0652 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 WSW BRAINERD          46.34N 94.28W
09/04/2014                   CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN. 12 TO 14 INCH TREES
            SNAPPED OFF. AT LEAST ONE TREE UPROOTED.
            OTHER TREES DOWN IN NEIGHBORHOOD.

0647 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 SW BREEZY POINT       46.58N 94.24W
09/04/2014  M1.51 INCH       CROW WING          MN   MESONET

            MESONET STATION BREEZY POINT 2 SW /CW9381/
            HEAVY RAIN DURATION 6 HOURS.

0644 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 NE JENKINS            46.68N 94.29W
09/04/2014  M1.26 INCH       CROW WING          MN   MESONET

            MESONET STATION JENKINS 3 ENE /CW8652/ HEAVY
            RAIN DURATION 6 HOURS.

0643 AM     HEAVY RAIN       5 SSE BREEZY POINT      46.55N 94.17W
09/04/2014  M1.08 INCH       CROW WING          MN   MESONET

            MESONET STATION BREEZY POINT 5 SE /DW6213/
            HEAVY RAIN DURATION 1 HOUR.

0632 AM     HEAVY RAIN       5 S NISSWA              46.42N 94.30W
09/04/2014  M0.82 INCH       CROW WING          MN   MESONET

            MESONET STATION EAST GULL LAKE 2 ENE
            /DW5836/ HEAVY RAIN DURATION 1 HOUR.

0626 AM     HAIL             IRONTON                 46.48N 94.00W
09/04/2014  E0.25 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0610 AM     HAIL             BREEZY POINT            46.60N 94.22W
09/04/2014  E0.25 INCH       CROW WING          MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0606 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 WNW WOODROW           46.40N 94.13W
09/04/2014  M1.00 INCH       CROW WING          MN   MESONET

            MESONET STATION 3 W WOODROW /BIRM5/ HEAVY
            RAIN DURATION 6 HOURS.

0600 AM     HEAVY RAIN       EAST GULL LAKE          46.41N 94.35W
09/04/2014  M0.84 INCH       CASS               MN   MESONET

            MESONET STATION EAST GULL LAKE /GLLM5/ HEAVY
            RAIN DURATION 6 HOURS.

0533 AM     HAIL             7 NW BRAINERD           46.43N 94.30W
09/04/2014  E0.88 INCH       CROW WING          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0530 AM     HAIL             6 SE NISSWA             46.44N 94.21W
09/04/2014  E0.50 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



Last modified: September 4, 2014

 

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