Heavy Rain and Tornadoes: June 14, 2016

24-Hour Precipitation Totals Ending 7am June 15, 2016
24-Hour Precipitation Totals Ending 7am June 15, 2016
Courtesy: La Crosse National Weather Service

 

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.

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Storm Prediction Center (SPC) List of Preliminary Storm Reports
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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.

National Weather Service Storm Summaries


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
Last modified: June 14, 2016
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