Heavy Rain in Southwest Minnesota: June 14-15, 2014

Rainfall for the 24-hour period ending June 15, 2014
Rainfall for the 24-hour period ending June 15, 2014 Courtesy: National Weather Service

 

The wet June of 2014 continues with a weekend of rainfall across the state. Hard hit this time around was in southwest Minnesota. Luverne, Minnesota in Rock County saw 3.91 inches in a two-day total ending on June 15. So far for the month of June at Luverne the total is 9.92 inches, already setting the record for the wettest June on record for that location.

The Rock River at Luverne peaked at a record flow of 14.79 feet at around 2pm Sunday, June 15, breaking the old record of 14.23 feet from May 8, 1993. The city park and a nearby ball field was underwater as a result. Interstate 90 was also underwater and closed for about six to eight hours and was reopened on Sunday in the vicinity of Luverne. The highest two day rainfall found so far was 6.37 inches near Woodstock in Pipestone County.

This wet June has caused high water on lakes in parts of Minnesota including Rainy Lake in Koochiching and St. Louis County. In fact, Voyageurs National Park on Lake Kabetogama has seen 9.62 inches of rain through from June 1st to 16th.

Below are storm reports and public information statements and storm reports from the National Weather Service.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1247 AM CDT SUN JUN 15 2014

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

1200 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 SW WOODSTOCK          43.98N 96.14W
06/15/2014  M5.62 INCH       PIPESTONE          MN   PUBLIC

            RAINFALL SINCE MORNING... STORM TOTAL 6.37

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1158 PM CDT SAT JUN 14 2014

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

1030 PM     FLASH FLOOD      1 W BEAVER CREEK        43.61N 96.39W
06/14/2014                   ROCK               MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            FLOODING ON INTERSTATE 90 BY BEAVER CREEK AND OTHER
            COUNTY ROADS IN ROCK COUNTY


Last modified: June 16, 2014

 

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