Present Climate Conditions


Heavy Rains: October 2-3, 2017

24-hour Rainfall ending 7am October 3, 2017
24-hour Rainfall ending 7am October 3, 2017
Courtesy: National Weather Service

 

Warm and muggy air out ahead of a cold front along the western border of Minnesota on October 2, 2017 brought another taste of summer with dew points in the mid 60s and lots of thunderstorms.

Thunderstorms developed during the afternoon of October 2 and continued through the morning hours of the 3rd. The storms formed in a southwest to northeast line stretching from Sioux Falls through the Twin Cities and St. Cloud and northeast to Duluth and along the North Shore.The heaviest rainfall was just west of the Twin Cities. By noon on October 3, the cold front had drifted to the east and was over eastern Minnesota and the showers and thunderstorms had pushed east into Wisconsin. The highest rainfall total found so far was 4.80 inches near Maple Lake in Wright County. The Twin Cities saw 2.18 inches on October 2.

Many areas from Sioux Falls to Duluth received one to three inches of rain. To put this in perspective, the normal MONTHLY October rainfall in these areas is around two inches.

The largest October rainfall on record for Minnesota was an event that occurred on October 4-5, 2005.


Listed below are National Weather Service public information statements and rainfall totals.

Max/min Temperature And Precipitation Table For
Central And South Central Minnesota And West Central Wisconsin
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1109 AM CDT Tue Oct 3 2017

 Values represent highs yesterday...lows over the last 12 hours
 ending at 7 am...precipitation and snowfall over the last 24
 hours...and snow depth at 7 am

:
 ASOS airports - West Central/Central/Southern MN/West Central WI
 with precipitation/snowfall/snow depth reports
:
.BR MSP 1003 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ
:
:                               Max    Min              Snow   Snow
:ID         Location            Temp   Temp     Pcpn    fall   depth
EAU  : Eau Claire             :  73 /  67 /     0.07/   0.0/     0
MSP  : Minneapolis/St. Paul   :  71 /  63 /     1.79/   0.0/     0
STC  : St. Cloud              :  62 /  58 /     2.52/   0.0/     0
:
:
.BR MSP 1003 C DH00/TAIRZX/DH06/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ
:
: ASOS airports - west central/central/southern MN
: with or without precipitation/snowfall/snow depth reports

AXN  : Alexandria             :  63 /  52 /     0.67
MIC  : Crystal                :   M /   M /       M
FCM  : Flying Cloud           :  68 /  62 /     2.26
FRM  : Fairmont               :  71 /  61 /     0.57
MKT  : Mankato                :  68 /  62 /     0.90
RWF  : Redwood Falls          :  62 /  56 /     4.29
STP  : St. Paul               :  71 /  63 /     1.33
:
:
: AWOS airports - West Central/Central/Southern MN/West Central WI
:
AEL  : Albert Lea             :  79 /  70 /
AQP  : Appleton               :  64 /  54 /
BBB  : Benson                 :  63 /  54 /
ANE  : Blaine                 :  68 /  63 /
CFE  : Buffalo                :  62 /  59 /
CBG  : Cambridge              :  64 /  61 /
CNB  : Canby                  :  63 /  52 /
FBL  : Faribault              :  72 /  64 /
GYL  : Glencoe                :  65 /  61 /
GHW  : Glenwood               :  61 /  52 /
GDB  : Granite Falls          :  65 /  54 /
HCD  : Hutchinson             :  62 /  60 /
21D  : Lake Elmo              :  70 /  63 /
LVN  : Lakeville              :  70 /  63 /
LJF  : Litchfield             :  63 /  59 /
LXL  : Little Falls           :  63 /  54 /
14Y  : Long Prairie           :  61 /  50 /
DXX  : Madison                :  64 /  54 /
MGG  : Maple Lake             :  64 /  60 /
MVE  : Montevideo             :  66 /  52 /
JMR  : Mora                   :  59 /  54 /
MOX  : Morris                 :  63 /  54 /
ULM  : New Ulm                :  64 /  57 /
OVL  : Olivia                 :  63 /  54 /
OWA  : Owatonna               :  72 /  66 /
PEX  : Paynesville            :  64 /  55 /
PNM  : Princeton              :  64 /  61 /
RGK  : Red Wing               :  75 /  68 /
ROS  : Rush City              :  63 /  59 /
D39  : Sauk Centre            :  62 /  52 /
SAZ  : Staples                :  63 /  50 /
JYG  : St James               :  66 /  57 /
SGS  : South St. Paul         :  70 /  63 /
ACQ  : Waseca                 :  72 /  63 /
BDH  : Willmar                :  63 /  54 /
RCX  : Ladysmith              :  72 /  65 /
Y23  : Chetek                 :  68 /  65 /
UBE  : Cumberland             :  68 /  61 /
LUM  : Menomonie              :  73 /  67 /
RNH  : New Richmond           :  69 /  61 /
OEO  : Osceola                :  69 /  61 /
RPD  : Rice Lake              :  68 /  64 /
.End

:            Cooperative Weather Observation Sites
.BR MSP 1003 C DH07/TAIRZX/TAIRZN/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ
:
:                          Obs     Max   Min           Snow  Snow
:ID        Location        Time    Temp  Temp   Pcpn   Fall  Depth
:
: in Minnesota   /temps and precip are for the last 24 hours/
:
ALBM5: Albert Lea MN     : DH0800/  76 /  59 /  0.05/   0.0/    0
BTHM5: Blue Earth 1S MN  : DH0800/   M /   M /  0.06/   0.0/    0
BRCM5: Bricelyn MN       : DH0700/   M /   M /  0.17/   0.0/    0
BWNM5: Brownton MN       : DH0800/  61 /  56 /  2.30/   0.0/    0
CANM5: Canby MN          : DH0800/  62 /  51 /  1.15/   0.0/    0
CLSM5: Carlos MN         : DH0530/   M /   M /  0.67/   0.0/    0
MPXM5: Chanhassen NWS    : DH0700/   M /   M /  2.45/   0.0/    0
CHNM5: Chanhassen MN     : DH0700/   M /   M /  2.68/     M/    M
DWSM5: Dawson MN         : DH0700/   M /   M /  1.10/   0.0/    0
ELKM5: Elk River MN      : DHM   /   M /   M /  3.32    0.0/    0
FBTM5: Faribault MN      : DH0700/   M /   M /  0.25/     M/    M
ZMPM5: Farmington CWSU   : DH0700/   M /   M /  0.42/     M/    M
FORM5: Forest Lake MN    : DH0700/  64 /  53 /  3.10/   0.0/    0
HSTM5: Hastings L/D2     : DH0600/  74 /  51 /  0.38/   0.0/    0
JORM5: Jordan MN         : DH0530/  69 /  54 /  1.86/   0.0/    0
KIMM5: Kimball MN        : DH0600/  61 /  53 /  2.55/   0.0/    0
LSTM5: Lester Prairie MN : DH0700/   M /   M /  2.72/   0.0/    0
LNGM5: Long Prairie MN   : DH0600/  61 /  52 /  0.97/     M/    M
MADM5: Madison MN        : DH0800/  62 /  51 /  1.05/   0.0/    0
MTOM5: Mankato 4E MN     : DH0700/   M /   M /  0.98/   0.0/    0
MWDM5: Maplewood MN      : DH0700/   M /   M /  1.81/   0.0/    0
MLRM5: Melrose MN        : DH0700/  63 /  53 /  1.33/     M/    M
MLCM5: Milaca MN         : DH0730/  62 /  54 /  2.05/   0.0/    0
LSAM5: Lwr St Anthony MN : DH0600/  67 /  53 /  2.62/   0.0/    0
MVDM5: Montevideo MN     : DH0700/  64 /  52 /  0.90/     M/    M
MRAM5: Mora MN           : DH0700/  61 /  54 /  4.06/     M/    M
MRRM5: Morris MN         : DH0800/  62 /  51 /  0.79/   0.0/    0
NUMM5: New Ulm 3SE MN    : DH0558/  65 /  54 /  2.70/     M/    M
ONMM5: Onamia MN         : DH0800/   M /   M /  1.98/   0.0/    0
OWAM5: Owatonna MN       : DH0800/  72 /  54 /  0.10/   0.0/    0
RWGM5: Red Wing MN       : DHM   /   M /   M /  0.34/   0.3/    M
RDWM5: Red Wing L/D3     : DH0515/  72 /  54 /  0.60/   0.0/    M
RCEM5: Rice MN           : DH0700/  62 /  54 /  1.73/   0.0/    0
RSMM5: Rosemount         : DH0800/  70 /  54 /  1.10/     M/    M
SCSM5: St Cloud ST MN    : DH0600/   M /   M /  2.38/   0.0/    0
SHRM5: Sherburn MN       : DH0730/  69 /  58 /  0.66/   0.0/    0
UMNM5: St Paul U of MN   : DH0800/  69 /  53 /  2.05/   0.0/    0
VESM5: Vesta MN          : DHM   /   M /   M /  2.76/   0.0/    0
WACM5: Waconia MN        : DH0600/   M /   M /  1.35/   0.0/    0
WTTM5: Watertown MN      : DH0800/   M /   M /  2.10/   0.0/    0
WELM5: Wells MN          : DH0800/  74 /  62 /  0.26/   0.0/    0
WLDM5: Wild River SP MN  : DH0805/  67 /  54 /  3.00/   0.0/    0
WMRM5: Willmar 5N MN     : DH0600/  62 /  53 /  1.38/     M/    M
WNNM5: Winnebago MN      : DH0800/  72 /  57 /  0.70/     M/    M
ZBRM5: Zumbrota MN       : DH0700/  74 /  56 /  0.05/     M/    M
:
: In Wisconsin   /temps and precip are for the last 24 hours/
:
BMRW3: Bloomer WI        : DH0800/  72 /  53 /  0.00/     M/    M
BALW3: Baldwin WI        : DH0700/  70 /  53 /  0.63/   0.0/    0
BGFW3: Big Falls WI      : DH0700/  71 /  53 /  0.14/     M/    M
MNOW3: Cedar Falls hydro : DH0700/   M /   M /  0.10/     M/    M
CHPW3: Chippewa Falls WI : DH0800/   M /   M /  0.05/   0.0/    0
ELKW3: Elk Mound WI      : DH0630/   M /   M /  0.04/   0.0/    0
ELWW3: Ellsworth WI      : DH0700/  70 /  52 /  0.56/     M/    M
HOLW3: Holcombe WI       : DH0700/  71 /  52 /  0.10/     M/    M
JIMW3: Jim Falls WI      : DH0630/  72 /  53 /  0.10/     M/    M
RILW3: Rice Lake WI      : DH0800/  69 /  52 /  1.45/   0.0/    0
RVFW3: River Falls WI    : DH0500/  69 /  52 /  0.99/     M/    M
ROBW3: Roberts WI        : DH0700/   M /   M /  1.03/     M/    M
SCRW3: St Croix Falls WI : DH0700/  68 /  54 /  1.11/     M/    M


.End


 These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality
 control by the National Climatic Data Center /NCDC/.  Therefore...
 these data are subject to revision.  Final and certified climate
 data can be accessed at www.ncdc.noaa.gov.


&&


          CoCoRaHS - MN gage/Badger Net observer reports






.BR MSP  1003  C DH07/PP/SF/SD
:
:
:                                     Obs           Snow   Snow
:ID        Location                   Time   Pcpn   fall   depth
:


: in Minnesota
:
MNDS08   : Alexandria 1.7 ENE      : DH0700/  0.79 /    M /    M/
MN0LS2GT : Bald Eagle 1 SE         : DH0600/  2.15 /    M /    M/
MNSH19   : Becker 1.9 NNW          : DH0800/  3.52 /    M /    M/
MNSH10   : Big Lake 5.6 NNE        : DH0700/  3.59 /    M /    M/
MNRV05   : Bird Island 9.0 NNE     : DH0645/  4.05 /    M /    M/
MNRV08   : Bird Island 7.2 SSE     : DH0700/  3.53 /    M /    M/
MNILHXRH : Brooklyn Center         : DH0700/  2.80 /    M /    M/
MNHN134  : Brooklyn Center 1.1 E   : DH0700/  3.03 /    M /    M/
MNILHURG : Brooklyn Park 2 NE      : DH0700/  2.08 /    M /    M/
MNDK15   : Burnsville 3.0 NE       : DH0700/  1.47 /    M /    M/
MNIS06   : Cambridge 3.0 N         : DH0700/  3.95 /    M /    M/
MNF2OABM : Cannon City 2 SW        : DH0800/  0.31 /    M /    M/
MNCV01   : Carver 0.7 W            : DH0530/  2.53 /    M /    M/
MNHN52   : Champlin 1.8 ESE        : DH0530/  1.55 /    M /    M/
MNCV14   : Chanhassen 1.0 ESE      : DH0700/  2.77 /    M /    M/
MNCV12   : Chanhassen 1.2 W        : DH0700/  2.06 /    M /    M/
MNCG03   : Chisago city 1.8 ENE    : DH0700/  2.91 /    M /    M/
MNAA19   : Coon Rapids 3.2 WNW     : DH0600/  1.33 /    M /    M/
MNWR43   : Cottage Grove 1.6 N     : DH0800/  3.40 /    M /    M/
MNHN33   : Dayton 0.4 NE           : DH0700/  3.40 /    M /    M/
MNHN42   : Eden Prairie 2.1 E      : DH0800/  2.66 /    M /    M/
MNHN86   : Eden Prairie 3.1 ESE    : DH0845/  2.44 /    M /    M/
MNHN110  : Edina 1.9 SSE           : DH0700/  2.19 /    M /    M/
MNSE03   : Ellendale 0.3 SW        : DH0700/  0.07 /    M /    M/
MNDK22   : Farmington 1.5 SSE      : DH0700/  0.47 /    M /    M/
MNDK34   : Farmington 1.7 SE       : DH0700/  0.43 /    M /    M/
MNMC06   : Glencoe 3.2 NNW         : DH0700/  3.10 /    M /    M/
MNFN01   : Glenville 2.3 SW        : DH0800/  0.06 /    M /    M/
MN0HS8BP : Gloster 1 NNW           : DH0700/  1.81 /  0.0 /    0/
MNHN88   : Golden Valley 0.8 WSW   : DH0700/  2.76 /    M /    M/
MNGE8GDG : Hampton 1 S             : DH0700/  0.43 /    M /    M/
MNAA31   : Ham Lake 2.2 E          : DH0700/  2.04 /    M /    M/
MNPP04   : Hancock 5.3 ENE         : DH0700/  0.87 /    M /    M/
MNDK35   : Hastings 1.4 SSW        : DH0500/  0.54 /    M /    M/
MNDK14   : Inver Grove Hts 1.3 ENE : DH0725/  1.35 /  0.0 /    0/
MNSC10   : Jordan 2.3 NNE          : DH0630/  1.75 /    M /    M/
MNDS06   : Kensington 5.9 NE       : DH0745/  0.72 /    M /    M/
MNWG14   : Lake Elmo 2.7 NNW       : DH0630/  1.47 /    M /    M/
MN1867TA : Lake Fremont 1 SE       : DH0700/  4.06 /    M /    M/
MNDK20   : Lakeville 2.4 SSW       : DH0600/  1.00 /    M /    M/
MN0M81CB : Lexington 2 NNW         : DH0700/  2.61 /    M /    M/
MNMR04   : Little Falls 1.2 SW     : DH0700/  1.29 /  0.0 /    0/
MNHN06   : Long Lake 0.2 WSW       : DH0700/  1.74 /    M /    M/
MNTD05   : Long Prairie 1.6 WSW    : DH0700/  1.01 /    M /    M/
MNG0GYSN : Lonsdale 1 SSW          : DH0600/  0.89 /  0.0 /    0/
MNRW03   : Lucan 0.2 ESE           : DH0826/  3.30 /    M /    M/
MNWG24   : Mahtomedi 1.0 SSW       : DH0700/  2.05 /    M /    M/
MNBU10   : Mankato 2.4 SW          : DH0700/  1.15 /    M /    M/
MNHN31   : Maple Grove 1.0 NNE     : DH0615/  1.30 /    M /    M/
MNHN49   : Maple Grove 2.4 E       : DH0700/  1.54 /    M /    M/
MNHN72   : Maple Grove 2.9 NE      : DH0800/  1.45 /    M /    M/
MNWR20   : Maple Lake 0.5 SE       : DH0636/  1.60 /    M /    M/
MNBU02   : Mapleton 3.5 N          : DH0700/  0.54 /    M /    M/
MNAES5HD : Marna 2 NNW             : DH0700/  0.24 /    M /    M/
MNFS0GAM : Milroy 1 ESE            : DH0700/  2.42 /    M /    M/
MNHN28   : Minneapolis 3.8 SSW     : DH0700/  2.45 /    M /    M/
MNHN90   : Minneapolis 3.6 SSE     : DH0700/  1.76 /    M /    M/
MNHN108  : Minneapolis 3.6 NNE     : DH0700/  2.46 /    M /    M/
MNCP01   : Montevideo 0.4 SSW      : DH0700/  0.93 /    M /    M/
MNRC01   : Montgomery 3.2 ENE      : DH0530/  0.89 /  0.0 /    0/
MNLS01   : Montgomery 2.6 E        : DH0755/  0.98 /    M /    M/
MNGH04   : Nerstrand 4.2 E         : DH0700/  0.53 /    M /    M/
MN0M8GBG : New Brighton 1 S        : DH0700/  2.51 /    M /    M/
MNRC11   : New Prague 4.8 ESE      : DH0500/  0.98 /  0.0 /    0/
MNG2O1JR : New Rome 3 W            : DH0700/  2.44 /    M /    M/
MNBW02   : New Ulm 0.8 NW          : DH0500/  2.87 /    M /    M/
MNCG16   : North Branch 1.3 NNW    : DH0600/  2.36 /    M /    M/
MNRM02   : North Saint Paul 1 NNW  : DH0630/  2.51 /  0.0 /    0/
MNRM63   : North Saint Paul 1 NW   : DH0700/  1.96 /  0.0 /    0/
MNDK32   : Northfield 1.1 NW       : DH0800/  0.33 /    M /    M/
MNDK63   : Northfield 2.4 NE       : DH0630/  0.28 /    M /    M/
MNWG35   : Oak Park Heights 2.4 W  : DH0700/  1.50 /    M /    M/
MNML01   : Onamia 4.3 NW           : DH0748/  1.71 /    M /    M/
MNSE02   : Owatonna 0.8 E          : DH0630/  0.10 /    M /    M/
MNKD04   : Pennock 6.7 N           : DH0700/  1.20 /    M /    M/
MNHN30   : Plymouth 2.4 ENE        : DH0700/  2.34 /    M /    M/
MNML07   : Princeton 1.1 NNE       : DH0700/  3.48 /    M /    M/
MNSC02   : Prior Lake 2.0 W        : DH0615/  1.40 /  0.0 /    0/
MNGH01   : Red Wing 4.4 SE         : DH0800/  0.13 /    M /    M/
MN228YHJ : Rice 3 WNW              : DH0700/  2.16 /    M /    M/
MNHN78   : Richfield 1.9 WNW       : DH0500/  2.55 /    M /    M/
MNHN128  : Robbinsdale 0.6 SSE     : DH0700/  2.64 /    M /    M/
MNDK23   : Rosemount 3.3 SW        : DH0700/  1.20 /    M /    M/
MNDK44   : Rosemount 4.5 WSW       : DH0700/  1.36 /    M /    M/
MNRM15   : Roseville 1.8 SW        : DH0600/  2.42 /  0.0 /    0/
MNRM46   : Roseville 2.6 SE        : DH0700/  1.83 /    M /    M/
MNCG05   : Rush City 3.6 W         : DH0800/  2.96 /    M /    M/
MNSR09   : Sartell 1.4 SSE         : DH0700/  2.14 /  0.0 /    0/
MNSR04   : St Cloud 4.7 W          : DH0700/  2.34 /    M /    M/
MNAA04   : St Francis 4.0 E        : DH0700/  3.20 /    M /    M/
MNWR08   : St Michael 1.3 ENE      : DH0800/  3.10 /    M /    M/
MNWR25   : St Michael 2.0 ENE      : DH0630/  3.14 /  0.0 /    0/
MNRM07   : St Paul 3.3 WNW         : DH0700/  1.95 /    M /    M/
MNRM39   : St Paul 3.2 WSW         : DH0730/  2.03 /    M /    M/
MNNC03   : St Peter 6.2 WSW        : DH0700/  0.83 /    M /    M/
MN0GW4BJ : Siegel 2 NW             : DH0700/  1.62 /    M /    M/
MNHN83   : Spring Park 0.2 SSE     : DH0513/  1.59 /    M /    M/
MNBW01   : Springfield 1.7 NNW     : DH0700/  3.56 /    M /    M/
MNCG07   : Stacy 1.4 NW            : DH0800/  2.27 /    M /    M/
MNWG09   : Stillwater 0.3 E        : DH0700/  1.45 /    M /    M/
MNWG20   : Stillwater 1.4 NE       : DH0636/  1.60 /    M /    M/
MNCV22   : Victoria 1.6 WSW        : DH0700/  2.46 /  0.0 /    0/
MNCV08   : Watertown 0.5 NNW       : DHM   /     M /  0.0 /    0/
MN09SOSJ : Wescott 2 NNE           : DH0700/  1.10 /    M /    M/
MNKD03   : Willmar 5.9 NNE         : DH0700/  1.46 /    M /    M/
MNKD07   : Willmar 1.4 ESE         : DH0800/  1.69 /    M /    M/
MNWG16   : Woodbury 1.7 N          : DH0700/  1.40 /  0.0 /    M/
MNSH17   : Zimmerman 0.6 S         : DH0800/  4.18 /    M /    M/
MNGH09   : Zumbrota 2.3 NNE        : DH0510/  0.08 /    M /    M/
:
: In Wisconsin
:
WIEC05   : Altoona 0.4 SW          : DH0600/  0.09 /    M /    M/
WIPK07   : Amery 6.5 NNW           : DH0700/  1.58 /    M /    M/
WIPK19   : Amery 3.0 S             : DH0700/  2.34 /    M /    M/
WIPC09   : Beldenville 7.2 ENE     : DH0800/  0.47 /    M /    M/
WIDN01   : Boyceville 3.3 N        : DH0700/  0.15 /    M /    M/
WIRS03   : Bruce 1.9 E             : DH0700/  0.09 /    M /    M/
WIBR02   : Chetek 2.0 SE           : DH0700/  0.06 /    M /    M/
WISC21   : Clear Lake 4.0 S        : DH0820/  2.73 /    M /    M/
WIEC12   : Eau Claire 3.1 S        : DH0700/  0.05 /    M /    M/
WIEC14   : Eau Claire 3.0 W        : DH0630/  0.05 /    M /    M/
WIPC07   : Ellsworth 5.9 WNW       : DH0600/  0.43 /    M /    M/
WIRS01   : Ladysmith 2.8 WNW       : DH0700/  0.14 /    M /    M/
WIDN09   : Menomonie 10.2 SSE      : DH0700/  0.03 /    M /    M/
WISC16   : New richmond 3.1 S      : DH0700/  2.15 /    M /    M/
WIPK14   : Osceola 2.4 ENE         : DH0700/  1.14 /    M /    M/
WIPC05   : River Falls 1.2 SSW     : DH0650/  0.72 /    M /    M/
WIPC17   : River Falls 9.2 E       : DH0741/  0.43 /    M /    M/
WISC20   : River Falls 1.5 NNW     : DH0700/  0.95 /    M /    M/
WIPK10   : St Croix Falls 7.0 ESE  : DH0600/  1.45 /    M /    M/
:
.END

 These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality
 control by the National Climatic Data Center /NCDC/.  Therefore...
 these data are subject to revision.  Final and certified climate
 data can be accessed at www.ncdc.noaa.gov.

Last modified: October 3, 2017
For more information contact: climate@umn.edu