Heavy Rain: August 29, 2016

Rainfall for past 24 hours ending at 7am August 30, 2016
Rainfall for past 24 hours ending at 7am August 30, 2016
Courtesy: National Weather Service

 

Slow-moving thunderstorms drop heavy rains over central Minnesota.

During the evening of August 29, clusters of very slow-moving thunderstorms developed over east central Minnesota and sagged to the south with some storms drifting to the southwest. The storms dropped torrential rains in a hopscotch pattern with one location seeing several inches of rain, with other nearby places seeing very little. Case in point was St. Cloud. Officially at the St. Cloud Airport, located five miles to the southeast of downtown St. Cloud, saw 4.03 inches of rain (2.05 inches in an hour) but downtown St. Cloud saw only about .75 (3/4) of an inch. Other locations that that saw heavy rain were in Benton and southern Mille Lacs County with a volunteer observer east of Milaca seeing 4.7 inches. Street flooding was reported in Foley in Benton County.

Street Flooding at Casey's in Foley: August 29, 2016
Street Flooding at Casey's in Foley: August 29, 2016
Courtesy:Foley Police Department

There was a vivid lightning show north of the Twin Cities as the storms shifted to the south and then moved over the metro. The Twin Cities International Airport saw 1.61 inches of rain, with 1.27 inches falling on August 29. This was the fifth time it rained one inch or more in a calendar day for August in the Twin Cities and now 2016 shares the August one inch of rain or more record with 2007.

Below is a list of storm reports gathered by the National Weather Service

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
819 PM CDT MON AUG 29 2016

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

0755 PM     HEAVY RAIN       2 NW FORESTON           45.75N 93.74W
08/29/2016  M2.11 INCH       MILLE LACS         MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

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0752 PM     HEAVY RAIN       MILACA                  45.76N 93.65W
08/29/2016  M4.50 INCH       MILLE LACS         MN   PUBLIC

            REPORTED BY HAM RADIO OBSERVER IN MORA.
            HEAVY RAIN REPORTED ON NORTH SIDE OF CITY.

0745 PM     FLASH FLOOD      MILACA                  45.76N 93.65W
08/29/2016                   MILLE LACS         MN   911 CALL CENTER

            WATER UP TO CAR BUMPERS IN TOWN.

0742 PM     HEAVY RAIN       MORA                    45.88N 93.29W
08/29/2016  M1.10 INCH       KANABEC            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

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0734 PM     HAIL             MILACA                  45.76N 93.65W
08/29/2016  M0.75 INCH       MILLE LACS         MN   AMATEUR RADIO

Last modified: September 1, 2016
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