Minnesota saw another round of heavy rains with a handful of tornadoes in the south.
June 14, 2016 was another active day across Minnesota as thunderstorms rolled across southern and central Minnesota in the morning with stronger storms redeveloping in the afternoon. A low pressure area over eastern South Dakota and a warm front over southern Minnesota was the focal point for the severe storms in the afternoon and evening hours of the 14th. The storms received a bit of a boost in south central Minnesota with a little sunshine out ahead of them and dew point temperatures reaching the low 70s. A preliminary count of eight tornadoes occurred, but damage appears to be minimal.
The real damage was done by the heavy rains. The ground already had plenty of moisture present in southern Minnesota and the added rainfall and caused ponding in farm fields, and flooded some roads. Soybeans were reported to be underwater in some fields in Waseca County. One of the harder hit areas was Blue Earth County, where up to six inches of rain fell in some places. One of the highest totals reported was 5.25 inches from a volunteer rain gauge reader 2.4 miles southwest of Mankato. At least three county roads were closed at one time in Blue Earth County due to flooding and mud slides. Waseca saw 3.19 inches. The Twin Cities International Airport saw 1.49 inches of rain.
June is proving to be a wet month for south central and southeast Minnesota. From June 1-15 Waseca in south central Minnesota saw 4.37 inches of rain or 2.07 inches above normal. La Crecent Dam in Houston County had 6.34 inches for the first half of June or 4 inches above normal.
Below is a list of rainfall and storm reports gathered by the National Weather Service
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 959 PM CDT TUE JUN 14 2016 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 0953 PM HEAVY RAIN LAKEVILLE 44.68N 93.24W 06/14/2016 M2.20 INCH DAKOTA MN TRAINED SPOTTER OCCURRED IN NE PORTION OF CITY. . 0942 PM HEAVY RAIN MADELIA 44.05N 94.42W 06/14/2016 M3.80 INCH WATONWAN MN PUBLIC REPORTED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA. . 0925 PM HEAVY RAIN NEW ULM 44.31N 94.46W 06/14/2016 M3.00 INCH BROWN MN PUBLIC REPORTED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA. 0824 PM HEAVY RAIN NORTH MANKATO 44.18N 94.03W 06/14/2016 M5.75 INCH NICOLLET MN PUBLIC REPORTED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA. 0823 PM HEAVY RAIN 1 S LAKE CRYSTAL 44.08N 94.22W 06/14/2016 M5.50 INCH BLUE EARTH MN PUBLIC REPORTED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA. 0750 PM FLOOD 1 W HEIDELBERG 44.50N 93.65W 06/14/2016 LE SUEUR MN PUBLIC FARM FIELDS FLOODED. 0745 PM FLOOD 6 E MADELIA 44.04N 94.30W 06/14/2016 BLUE EARTH MN LAW ENFORCEMENT COUNTY ROAD 128 CLOSED BETWEEN COUNTY ROAD 30 AND COUNTY ROAD 32. TIME ESTIMATED. 0744 PM FLOOD 1 S SKYLINE 44.13N 94.04W 06/14/2016 BLUE EARTH MN LAW ENFORCEMENT COUNTY ROAD 1 (OLD HIGHWAY 66), CLOSED BETWEEN SKYLINE AND COUNTY ROAD 90. TIME ESTIMATED. 0743 PM HEAVY RAIN 2 NNW EAGAN 44.84N 93.18W 06/14/2016 M2.30 INCH DAKOTA MN PUBLIC . 0717 PM HEAVY RAIN ST. PETER 44.33N 93.96W 06/14/2016 M2.00 INCH NICOLLET MN PUBLIC REPORTED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA. 0711 PM HEAVY RAIN LAKE CRYSTAL 44.10N 94.22W 06/14/2016 M6.50 INCH BLUE EARTH MN PUBLIC REPORTED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA. 0600 PM FLOOD 5 E LEWISVILLE 43.93N 94.34W 06/14/2016 BLUE EARTH MN STORM CHASER WATER FLOWING ACROSS ROAD. 0549 PM HEAVY RAIN 1 S MONTROSE 45.05N 93.91W 06/14/2016 U1.00 INCH WRIGHT MN BROADCAST MEDIA DEEP WATER ACROSS ROAD IN 3 PLACES. RAIN AMOUNT ESTIMATED. 0516 PM TSTM WND GST 6 NE ELLENDALE 43.94N 93.22W 06/14/2016 M51 MPH STEELE MN MESONET APPROXIMATELY 10 MILES SOUTH OF OWATONNA. 0512 PM TSTM WND DMG WATERVILLE 44.22N 93.57W 06/14/2016 LE SUEUR MN STORM CHASER FEW STREETS CLOSED DUE TO SCATTERED TREES OVER ROADS. 0512 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 NE WATERVILLE 44.23N 93.56W 06/14/2016 LE SUEUR MN STORM CHASER TREE DOWN OVER POWER LINE. 0509 PM TSTM WND DMG VERNON CENTER 43.96N 94.17W 06/14/2016 BLUE EARTH MN AMATEUR RADIO FIFTEEN INCH DIAMETER TREE SNAPPED OFF AT THE BASE. 0432 PM TORNADO 2 ESE KILKENNY 44.30N 93.53W 06/14/2016 LE SUEUR MN STORM CHASER TWISTER SEEN 6 MILES NNE OF WATERVILLE. 0427 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 3 SW EAGLE LAKE 44.13N 93.93W 06/14/2016 BLUE EARTH MN LAW ENFORCEMENT . 0420 PM TSTM WND DMG SKYLINE 44.14N 94.04W 06/14/2016 BLUE EARTH MN LAW ENFORCEMENT TREE TOPPLED ONTO HOUSE. 0402 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 2 S WATERVILLE 44.20N 93.57W 06/14/2016 LE SUEUR MN TRAINED SPOTTER FUNNEL CLOUD MOVING ENE. 0402 PM TORNADO 1 S WATERVILLE 44.20N 93.57W 06/14/2016 LE SUEUR MN STORM CHASER TORNADO MOVING ENE. 0400 PM HEAVY RAIN MADELIA 44.05N 94.42W 06/14/2016 M2.40 INCH WATONWAN MN TRAINED SPOTTER OCCURRED IN LESS THEN 30 MINUTES. . 0400 PM HEAVY RAIN MADELIA 44.05N 94.42W 06/14/2016 M2.40 INCH WATONWAN MN TRAINED SPOTTER OCCURRED IN LESS THEN 30 MINUTES. . 0400 PM TSTM WND DMG NEW ULM 44.31N 94.46W 06/14/2016 BROWN MN TRAINED SPOTTER UPROOTED TREE AND MANY BRANCHES DOWN. OCCURRED AT THE CEMETERY. 0358 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 2 W MADISON LAKE 44.20N 93.85W 06/14/2016 BLUE EARTH MN AMATEUR RADIO TWO FUNNELS NOTED. 0334 PM TORNADO 2 SSW VERNON CENTER 43.94N 94.18W 06/14/2016 BLUE EARTH MN LAW ENFORCEMENT MULTIPLE REPORTS FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT. TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME THEN WENT BACK UP. 0325 PM TSTM WND DMG DARFUR 44.05N 94.84W 06/14/2016 WATONWAN MN LAW ENFORCEMENT FEW TREES DOWN. 0320 PM TSTM WND DMG ST. JAMES 43.98N 94.63W 06/14/2016 WATONWAN MN TRAINED SPOTTER EIGHT TO NINE INCH DIAMETER TREE BRANCHES SEVERED. OCCURRED NEAR 8TH AVE N. AND 3RD ST. NORTH. . 0315 PM TSTM WND DMG ORMSBY 43.85N 94.70W 06/14/2016 WATONWAN MN LAW ENFORCEMENT FEW TREES DOWN. Public Information Statement National Weather Service Duluth MN 1207 PM CDT Wed Jun 15 2016 ...LATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION REPORTS FROM ACROSS THE NORTHLAND... Location Amount Time/Date Lat/Lon 4 NE Grand Portage 1.95 in 1130 AM 06/15 48.01N/89.62W 4 W Grand Portage 1.77 in 1144 AM 06/15 47.95N/89.78W 1 E Chickamaw Beach 1.75 in 0700 AM 06/15 46.75N/94.36W Hurley 1.75 in 0800 AM 06/15 46.46N/90.20W 1 WNW Kabetogama 1.72 in 0800 AM 06/15 48.45N/93.05W 2 N Greely 1.61 in 0530 AM 06/15 45.78N/93.07W 1 SW Breezy Point 1.51 in 1152 AM 06/15 46.58N/94.24W 3 NE Randall 1.31 in 1106 AM 06/15 45.74N/92.80W 1 S Hill City 1.28 in 1107 AM 06/15 46.96N/93.60W 3 NNE Jenkins 1.26 in 1145 AM 06/15 46.69N/94.30W Grand Rapids 1.25 in 1100 AM 06/15 47.23N/93.53W Madeline Island 1.25 in 0832 AM 06/15 46.78N/90.77W 2 SE Bayfield 1.23 in 1152 AM 06/15 46.78N/90.79W East Gull Lake 1.18 in 1100 AM 06/15 46.41N/94.35W 2 NE Jenkins 1.16 in 1154 AM 06/15 46.68N/94.29W Hill City 1.08 in 0700 AM 06/15 46.99N/93.60W 2 SE Ball Club 1.03 in 1115 AM 06/15 47.30N/93.90W Bayfield 1.03 in 1147 AM 06/15 46.81N/90.81W Duluth Airport 1.00 in 0655 AM 06/15 46.84N/92.21W