November 16th - 19th Heavy Rain

Rainfall totals across the state for November 16th through the 19th.
Rainfall totals across the state for November 16th through the 19th.
Courtesy: MNDNR State Climatology Office

 

November is a month of big changes across the north, and messy storms with rain and snow are to be expected. This November, from the 16th through the 19th, a potent and widespread storm brought heavy rain to much of the Upper Midwest. Most of Minnesota received 1.5 inches or more of rain from the late Autumn deluge. The heaviest rain fell across central Minnesota and the North Shore. St. Cloud recorded 2.55 inches of rain over the three day span, and Duluth saw 2.25 inches of rain during the same period. Other totals include MSP at 1.88 inches and International Falls at 2.3 inches. Temperatures for much of the storm were well above freezing, causing most of the precipitation to fall as rain. On the 19th, the cold front associated with the storm's surface low passed to the east, ushering in colder air.

Once the colder air had arrived, much of the moisture had already fallen as rain. However there was enough moisture left over to cause some light snow to fall. International Falls received 1.5 inches of snow, and St. Cloud had half an inch of snow fall. MSP recorded a trace of snow on the 19th.

Also accompanying the storm were strong winds. Wind gusts up to 40 mph were seen across western Minnesota. MSP and Duluth both had gusts up to 33 mph and St. Cloud had a gust up to 37 mph. These harsh winds added to the overall sloppiness of the storm, with rain being blown every which way. The high winds also caused cool windchill values, falling to the low 20's on the 19th.

Below are rainfall, snowfall and temperature data from November 16th though the 19th, courtesy of the National Weather Service in Chanhassen.

 

...TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION DATA NOVEMBER 16-19, 2015...


TWIN CITIES MN
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     TEMP         PRECIP
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DAY  MAX   MIN    RAIN   SNOW   
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16   53    47     0.17    0.0
17   55    49     1.21    0.0
18   59    37     0.50    0.0
19   37    30        T      T


ST. CLOUD MN
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     TEMP         PRECIP
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DAY  MAX   MIN    RAIN   SNOW   
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16   51    47     0.50    0.0
17   51    48     1.04    0.0
18   56    33     0.98    0.0
19   33    25     0.03    0.5

DULUTH MN
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     TEMP         PRECIP
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DAY  MAX   MIN    RAIN   SNOW   
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16   47    39     0.81    0.0
17   50    46     0.87    0.0
18   57    39     0.54    0.0
19   39    22     0.03    0.4

INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN
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     TEMP         PRECIP
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DAY  MAX   MIN    RAIN   SNOW   
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16   48    36     0.43    0.0
17   49    47     0.53    0.0
18   54    34     1.16    0.0
19   34    20     0.18    1.5


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
730 AM CST THU NOV 19 2015

THE FOLLOWING LIST HAS RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE LAST 2 DAYS OVER PARTS OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
AND WESTERN WICONSIN.

...RAINFALL REPORTS PAST 48 HOURS...
LOCATION                     AMOUNT    TIME/DATE
...MINNESOTA...
...HENNEPIN COUNTY...(TWIN CITY METRO COUNTY)...
MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL AP       1.30 IN   0553 AM 11/19
MAPLE GROVE 3 SW             1.49 IN   0634 AM 11/19
MINNEAPOLIS DWTN             1.42 IN   0600 AM 11/19
LAKE MINNETONKA 1 SW         1.38 IN   0712 AM 11/19
EDEN PRAIRIE AP              1.33 IN   0553 AM 11/19
CRYSTAL AP                   1.33 IN   0553 AM 11/19
ROBBINSDALE 1 WSW            1.09 IN   0712 AM 11/19
LORETTO 2 NW                 1.08 IN   0713 AM 11/19
ROGERS 3 NE                  1.07 IN   0715 AM 11/19
ST BONIFACIUS 4 ENE          0.89 IN   0711 AM 11/19
BROOKLYN PARK 1 W            0.83 IN   0710 AM 11/19
RICHFIELD 3 NNE              0.79 IN   0704 AM 11/19
LAKEVILLE 1 N                0.76 IN   0711 AM 11/19
ST LOUIS PARK 1 E            0.67 IN   0715 AM 11/19
BLOOMINGTON 3 W              0.62 IN   0706 AM 11/19
LAKE MINNETONKA 1 WSW        0.35 IN   0720 AM 11/19

...RAMSEY COUNTY...(TWIN CITY METRO COUNTY)...
ST PAUL DWTN AP              1.32 IN   0553 AM 11/19
NORTH ST PAUL 1 NNW          0.91 IN   0630 AM 11/19
ST PAUL 1 SW                 0.89 IN   0710 AM 11/19
ROSEVILLE 2 ESE              0.86 IN   0702 AM 11/19
NORTH ST PAUL                0.80 IN   0715 AM 11/19
ST PAUL 1 WSW                0.06 IN   0717 AM 11/19

...ANOKA COUNTY...(TWIN CITY METRO COUNTY)...
RICE CREEK - UNIVERSITY AVE  1.16 IN   0645 AM 11/19
CIRCLE PINES 1 E             1.11 IN   0712 AM 11/19
WYOMING 6 WSW                1.05 IN   0706 AM 11/19
ST FRANCIS 1 S               0.95 IN   0404 AM 11/19
ANOKA 2 SE                   0.89 IN   0708 AM 11/19
COON RAPIDS 2 NE             0.87 IN   0715 AM 11/19
COON RAPIDS 2 ESE            0.81 IN   0710 AM 11/19
CIRCLE PINES 2 NE            0.24 IN   0710 AM 11/19

...CARVER COUNTY...(TWIN CITY METRO COUNTY)...
CHANHASSEN (NWS)             1.60 IN   0600 AM 11/19
WATERTOWN 0.5 NNW            1.58 IN   0415 AM 11/19
MAYER                        1.35 IN   0630 AM 11/19
VICTORIA                     1.29 IN   0700 AM 11/19
CARVER 3 S                   1.04 IN   0649 AM 11/19

...SCOTT COUNTY...(TWIN CITY METRO COUNTY)...
SHAKOPEE 1 NW                2.00 IN   0356 AM 11/19
ELKO NEW MARKET 4.8 WNW      1.06 IN   0632 AM 11/19
JORDAN 1 SW                  1.05 IN   0530 AM 11/19
PRIOR LAKE                   0.82 IN   0715 AM 11/19
ELKO                         0.80 IN   0710 AM 11/19
NEW PRAGUE                   0.66 IN   0715 AM 11/19
PRIOR LAKE 2 WSW             0.65 IN   0704 AM 11/19
JORDAN 6 E                   0.56 IN   0706 AM 11/19

...DAKOTA COUNTY...(TWIN CITY METRO COUNTY)...
HASTINGS L/D 2               1.28 IN   0600 AM 11/19
BURNSVILLE 3.0 NE            1.12 IN   0630 AM 11/19
EAGAN 2 SE                   0.80 IN   0719 AM 11/19
VERMILLION RVR NR FARMINGTON 0.75 IN   0700 AM 11/19
EAGAN 2 ESE                  0.66 IN   0716 AM 11/19
LAKEVILLE 2 NE               0.63 IN   0715 AM 11/19

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...(TWIN CITY METRO COUNTY)...
WOODBURY 1.7 N               1.18 IN   0615 AM 11/19
HUGO 2 WSW                   0.78 IN   0713 AM 11/19
COTTAGE GROVE 1 ESE          0.65 IN   0708 AM 11/19
WOODBURY 2 S                 0.59 IN   0716 AM 11/19
LAKE ST CROIX BEACH          0.56 IN   0715 AM 11/19
HUGO 2 WSW                   0.54 IN   0715 AM 11/19
COTTAGE GROVE 1 WNW          0.32 IN   0709 AM 11/19

...BENTON COUNTY...
RICE                         2.13 IN   0700 AM 11/19
SAUK RAPIDS 4 E              1.08 IN   0715 AM 11/19

...BLUE EARTH COUNTY...
GARDEN CITY 1 W              0.39 IN   0630 AM 11/19
LE SUEUR RVR NR RAPIDAN      0.36 IN   0545 AM 11/19
BIG COBB RVR NR BEAUFORD     0.31 IN   0545 AM 11/19
MAPLE RVR NR STERLING CENTER 0.31 IN   0545 AM 11/19
MANKATO AP                   0.11 IN   0555 AM 11/19

...BROWN COUNTY...
COTTONWOOD RVR NR LEAVENWORT 1.13 IN   0545 AM 11/19
SLEEPY EYE CREEK NR COBDEN   1.11 IN   0545 AM 11/19
COTTONWOOD RVR NR SPRINGFIEL 0.96 IN   0630 AM 11/19
SEARLES 5 SE                 0.47 IN   0709 AM 11/19

...CHIPPEWA COUNTY...
MILAN 5 E                    1.28 IN   0645 AM 11/19
MONTEVIDEO 1 S               1.25 IN   0710 AM 11/19

...CHISAGO COUNTY...
FOREST LAKE 5 NE             1.61 IN   0700 AM 11/19
NORTH BRANCH 1 NNW           1.48 IN   0600 AM 11/19
SUNRISE RVR AT SUNRISE       1.43 IN   0645 AM 11/19
BRANCH 8 ENE                 0.99 IN   0710 AM 11/19
SCANDIA 3 NNE                0.91 IN   0720 AM 11/19

...FARIBAULT COUNTY...
BLUE EARTH RVR E BRANCH      0.34 IN   0445 AM 11/19
BLUE EARTH RVR NR BLUE EARTH 0.33 IN   0545 AM 11/19
BLUE EARTH RVR WINNEBAGO     0.22 IN   0645 AM 11/19

...FREEBORN COUNTY...
GORDONSVILLE                 0.37 IN   0700 AM 11/19

...GOODHUE COUNTY...
KENYON 0.4 NW                0.77 IN   0600 AM 11/19
LITTLE CANNON RVR            0.76 IN   0630 AM 11/19
ZUMBRO RVR N FORK            0.74 IN   0630 AM 11/19
LITTLE CANNON RVR            0.69 IN   0630 AM 11/19
FRONTENAC 2S                 0.65 IN   0645 AM 11/19
RED WING L/D 3               0.65 IN   0600 AM 11/19
ZUMBROTA 1 NNW               0.40 IN   0653 AM 11/19
RED WING 2 S                 0.27 IN   0530 AM 11/19
LAKE CITY 2 NW               0.11 IN   0200 AM 11/19

...ISANTI COUNTY...
CAMBRIDGE 1 ESE              0.80 IN   0715 AM 11/19

...KANABEC COUNTY...
MORA 1 ENE                   1.29 IN   0708 AM 11/19

...KANDIYOHI COUNTY...
WILLMAR 5 N                  1.04 IN   0600 AM 11/19
WILLMAR 2 ENE                0.77 IN   0716 AM 11/19
PRINSBURG 3 WSW              0.61 IN   0714 AM 11/19

...LAC QUI PARLE COUNTY...
LAC QUI PARLE RVR WEST BRANC 1.60 IN   0630 AM 11/19
MONTEVIDEO 1SW               1.51 IN   0700 AM 11/19
LAC QUI PARLE RVR            1.21 IN   0530 AM 11/19
LAC QUI PARLE RVR WEST BRANC 1.03 IN   0630 AM 11/19

...MARTIN COUNTY...
FAIRMONT 6.7 S               0.80 IN   0634 AM 11/19

...MCLEOD COUNTY...
GLENCOE                      1.18 IN   0630 AM 11/19
BUFFALO CREEK AT BROWNTON    1.01 IN   0630 AM 11/19
GLENCOE AP                   0.99 IN   0554 AM 11/19
HUTCHINSON                   0.05 IN   0645 AM 11/19

...MEEKER COUNTY...
LITCHFIELD 3 S               1.64 IN   0711 AM 11/19
CROW RVR N FORK MANANNAH     1.36 IN   0630 AM 11/19
DASSEL 3.4 SE                1.26 IN   0600 AM 11/19
CEDAR MILLS 5 N              1.08 IN   0707 AM 11/19

...MILLE LACS COUNTY...
BOCK 3 WNW                   1.11 IN   0711 AM 11/19

...MORRISON COUNTY...
LITTLE FALLS 2 SSE           2.05 IN   0707 AM 11/19
BLANCHARD DAM                1.95 IN   0515 AM 11/19
GRANITE LEDGE 7 N            1.28 IN   0708 AM 11/19
RANDALL 1 ESE                1.21 IN   0702 AM 11/19

...NICOLLET COUNTY...
NEW ULM 3SE                  0.93 IN   0535 AM 11/19
JUDSON                       0.50 IN   0645 AM 11/19
SEVEN MILE CREEK NR NORTH ST 0.47 IN   0645 AM 11/19

...REDWOOD COUNTY...
COTTONWOOD RVR NR LAMBERTON  1.24 IN   0530 AM 11/19
LUCAN                        1.20 IN   0544 AM 11/19
REDWOOD FALLS                1.13 IN   0630 AM 11/19
REDWOOD FALLS                1.05 IN   0630 AM 11/19
REDWOOD FALLS AP             0.88 IN   0553 AM 11/19

...RENVILLE COUNTY...
HAWK CRK                     1.19 IN   0645 AM 11/19
HAWK CREEK NR MAYNARD        1.13 IN   0645 AM 11/19
MINNESOTA RVR AT MORTON      0.93 IN   0630 AM 11/19
BEAVER CREEK BEAVER FALLS    0.92 IN   0545 AM 11/19

...RICE COUNTY...
FARIBAULT                    1.31 IN   0157 AM 11/19
MONTGOMERY 3.2 ENE           1.29 IN   0520 AM 11/19
NEW PRAGUE 4.8 ESE           1.17 IN   0500 AM 11/19
CANNON RVR AT MORRISTOWN     1.12 IN   0630 AM 11/19
NORTHFIELD                   0.84 IN   0630 AM 11/19
MORRISTOWN                   0.59 IN   0708 AM 11/19
FARIBAULT                    0.50 IN   0615 AM 11/19

...SHERBURNE COUNTY...
ST CLOUD AP                  1.89 IN   0553 AM 11/19
PRINCETON 3.3 WSW            1.77 IN   0400 AM 11/19
ST FRANCES RVR AT SANTIAGO   1.60 IN   0615 AM 11/19
SANTIAGO 3 E                 1.58 IN   0620 AM 11/19
ZIMMERMAN 1 N                1.27 IN   0713 AM 11/19
ELK RIVER 1 SSW              1.15 IN   0712 AM 11/19

...SIBLEY COUNTY...
GAYLORD                      0.68 IN   0700 AM 11/19
HIGH ISLAND CREEK NR ARLINGT 0.57 IN   0545 AM 11/19
HENDERSON                    0.34 IN   0630 AM 11/19

...STEARNS COUNTY...
KIMBALL 3 N                  2.21 IN   0600 AM 11/19
PAYNESVILLE AP               1.91 IN   0554 AM 11/19
CLEARWATER 3 W               1.15 IN   0710 AM 11/19
AVON 4 ESE                   1.11 IN   0707 AM 11/19
SAUK CENTRE AP               1.04 IN   0553 AM 11/19

...STEELE COUNTY...
OWATONNA 0.8 E               0.85 IN   0630 AM 11/19
MAPLE CREEK AT OWATONNA      0.81 IN   0700 AM 11/19
OWATONNA                     0.55 IN   0700 AM 11/19

...STEVENS COUNTY...
POMME DE TERRE RVR NR HOFFMA 1.21 IN   0645 AM 11/19

...SWIFT COUNTY...
CHIPPEWA RVR NR CLONTARF     1.11 IN   0645 AM 11/19
SHAKOPEE CREEK NR BENSON     1.04 IN   0645 AM 11/19
CHIPPEWA RVR EAST BRANCH NEA 0.97 IN   0645 AM 11/19

...TODD COUNTY...
COSMOS                       1.76 IN   0630 AM 11/19
LONG PRAIRIE                 1.47 IN   0600 AM 11/19
PHILBROOK                    1.43 IN   0645 AM 11/19

...WATONWAN COUNTY...
WATONWAN RVR SOUTH FORK NR M 0.81 IN   0630 AM 11/19
WATONWAN RVR LA SALLE 5 SE   0.71 IN   0630 AM 11/19
MADELIA                      0.63 IN   0709 AM 11/19

...WRIGHT COUNTY...
FRENCH LAKE                  1.45 IN   0702 AM 11/19
ROCKFORD 3W                  1.39 IN   0645 AM 11/19
ST MICHAEL 2 ENE             1.32 IN   0630 AM 11/19
BIG LAKE 2 SSE               1.30 IN   0716 AM 11/19
MAPLE LAKE 2 SSW             1.18 IN   0703 AM 11/19
MAPLE LAKE AP                1.14 IN   0556 AM 11/19
DELANO                       1.01 IN   0530 AM 11/19
ROGERS 2 NNE                 0.95 IN   0715 AM 11/19

...YELLOW MEDICINE COUNTY...
MINNESOTA RVR AT GRANITE FAL 1.38 IN   0615 AM 11/19
YELLOW MED RVR HANLEY FALLS  1.22 IN   0645 AM 11/19
SPRING CREEK NR HANLEY FALLS 1.10 IN   0645 AM 11/19

...WISCONSIN...

...BARRON COUNTY...
CHETEK AP                    0.71 IN   0555 AM 11/19

...CHIPPEWA COUNTY...
HOLCOMBE                     0.84 IN   0700 AM 11/19
JIM FALLS 3 NW               0.66 IN   0600 AM 11/19
COLFAX 7 ESE                 0.55 IN   0707 AM 11/19
EAU CLAIRE AP                0.32 IN   0556 AM 11/19

...DUNN COUNTY...
CEDAR FALLS HYDRO PLANT      0.60 IN   0700 AM 11/19
MENOMONIE AP                 0.59 IN   0555 AM 11/19

...EAU CLAIRE COUNTY...
EAU CLAIRE 2 W               0.36 IN   0630 AM 11/19
AUGUSTA 1 NW                 0.33 IN   0705 AM 11/19
ALTOONA 1 E                  0.28 IN   0720 AM 11/19
EAU CLAIRE 1 S               0.28 IN   0710 AM 11/19
CHIPPEWA RVR-DELLS DAM-EAU C 0.03 IN   0630 AM 11/19

...PEPIN COUNTY...
DURAND                       0.34 IN   0645 AM 11/19
STOCKHOLM 1 S                0.32 IN   0615 AM 11/19

...PIERCE COUNTY...
SPRING VALLEY 1 SSW          0.68 IN   0709 AM 11/19

...POLK COUNTY...
OSCEOLA AP                   1.09 IN   0555 AM 11/19
OSCEOLA 1 NE                 0.89 IN   0704 AM 11/19

...RUSK COUNTY...
LADYSMITH 3W                 0.85 IN   0530 AM 11/19
BRUCE 6 NNE                  0.63 IN   0710 AM 11/19
WEYERHAEUSER 9 SSE           0.41 IN   0621 AM 11/19

...ST. CROIX COUNTY...
GLENWOOD CITY 5 WNW          0.46 IN   0720 AM 11/19
SPRING VALLEY                0.27 IN   0500 AM 11/19

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

Last modified: November 30, 2015
By: Climatology Volunteer Lucas Graunke

 

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