Rainy September 18, 2007

Heavy rains fell in a wide swath of Minnesota on September 18th associated with low pressure and a cool front. For the most part the rain as welcome, especially across parched areas of central Minnesota. The rain was heaviest in Northern St. Louis County where an estimated three to five inches fell. At 8pm on September 18th two to three feet of water was reported over Highway 169, 1 mile east of Grand Rapids. The floodwaters quickly receded as the rain ended. The highest reported amount of precipitation from this event was 3.64 inches 4 miles south of Bruno in Pine County. Mercifully, the rains largely missed the already soaked southeast corner of Minnesota.

Listed below are precipiation totals courtesy the National Weather Service.

REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
933 AM CDT WED SEP 19 2007

:
: VALUES REPRESENT YESTERDAYS HIGHS, LOWS OVER THE LAST 12 HOURS
: AND PRECIPITATION OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 7:00 AM
:
:NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA
:                                 MAX    MIN    PCPN
DLH  : DULUTH AIRPORT     .ASOS :  69  /  52  / 1.50
INL  : INTERNATIONAL FALLS.ASOS :  66  /  49  / 0.05
BRD  : BRAINERD           .ASOS :  73  /  53  / 0.54
GNA  : GRAND MARAIS MN    .ASOS :  63  /  57  / 0.73
HIB  : HIBBING ARPT   .....ASOS :  71  /  50  /    M
DYT  : SKY HARBOR     .....AWOS :  70  /  55  /    M
TWM  : TWO HARBORS    .....AWOS :  70  /  54  /    M
BFW  : SILVER BAY     .....AWOS :  72  /  55  /    M
CKC  : GRAND MARAIS   .....AWOS :  64  /  57  /    M
ELO  : ELY            .....AWOS :  72  /  52  /    M
ORB  : ORR            .....AWOS :  70  /  48  /    M
CDD  : CRANE LAKE     .....AWOS :  72  /  52  /    M
CQM  : COOK           .....AWOS :  72  /  48  /    M
EVM  : EVELETH        .....AWOS :  72  /  50  /    M
FOZ  : BIGFORK        .....AWOS :  72  /  46  /    M
GPZ  : GRAND RAPIDS   .....AWOS :  70  /  48  /    M
XVG  : LONGVILLE      .....AWOS :  70  /  46  /    M
PWC  : PINE RIVER     .....AWOS :  72  /  48  /    M
AIT  : AITKIN         .....AWOS :  72  /  50  /    M
MZH  : MOOSE LAKE     .....AWOS :  72  /  52  /    M
COQ  : CLOQUET        .....AWOS :  68  /  50  /    M
HZX  : MCGREGOR       .....AWOS :  72  /  50  /    M
:
:NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN
:                                 MAX    MIN    PCPN
ASX  : ASHLAND        .....ASOS :  74  /  59  / 1.48
HYR  : HAYWARD        .....ASOS :  77  /  60  / 3.47
SUW  : SUPERIOR       .....AWOS :  72  /  57  /    M
RZN  : SIREN          .....AWOS :  77  /  54  /    M
PBH  : PHILLIPS       .....AWOS :  72  /  59  /    M
.END
:
.BR DLH 0919 C DH07/TX/TN/PP
:
: COOPERATIVE OBSERVATIONS
: VALUES ARE FOR THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS ENDING AT 7:00 AM
: LOCAL TIME
:
:NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA
:                                 MAX    MIN    PCPN
BABM5  : BABBITT        ....... :  71  /  52  / 1.42
COKM5  : COOK           ....... :  70  /  51  / 1.23
KABM5  : KABETOGAMA     ....... :  69  /  50  / 0.31
TOWM5  : TOWER          ....... :   M  /   M  / 2.18
EMBM5  : EMBARRASS      ....... :  68  /  50  / 1.58
LFKM5  : LITTLEFORK     ....... :  67  /  49  / 0.04
SILM5  : SILVER BAY     ....... :   M  /   M  / 1.15
BRUM5  : BRUNO          ....... :  70  /  51  / 0.79
ISEM5  : ISLE 12N       ....... :  72  /  53  / 1.86
GLLM5  : GULL LAKE DAM  ....... :  72  /  50  / 1.13
FEDM5  : LEECH LAKE DAM ....... :  68  /  49  / 0.61
CRLM5  : PINE RIVER DAM ....... :  72  /  49  / 1.37
MOOM5  : MOOSE LAKE     ....... :  72  /  53  / 2.58
FLDM5  : FLOODWOOD      ....... :  71  /  49  / 0.99
TWOM5  : TWO HARBORS 7NW....... :   M  /   M  / 1.41
BRMM5  : BRIMSON        ....... :   M  /   M  / 1.00
BAKM5  : BRUNO 4S       ....... :   M  /   M  / 3.64
LEIM5  : ORR 3E         ....... :  70  /  51  / 0.58
HCKM5  : HINCKLEY 3WSW  ....... :  69  /  52  / 1.19
:
:NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN
:                                 MAX    MIN    PCPN
MAIW3  : MADELINE ISLAND....... :  72  /  59  / 1.27
GORW3  : GORDON         ....... :  70  /  56  / 1.45
SSPW3  : SOLON SPRINGS  ....... :  58  /  57  / 0.96
SPOW3  : SPOONER        ....... :  69  /  55  / 3.88
WEBW3  : WEBSTER        ....... :   M  /   M  / 2.21
BUTW3  : BUTTERNUT      ....... :  69  /  58  / 0.96
UPSW3  : UPSON          ....... :  69  /  58  / 2.76
HURW3  : HURLEY         ....... :  69  /  58  / 1.71
GURW3  : GURNEY         ....... :  69  /  56  / 2.30
PWIW3  : PORT WING      ....... :  71  /  57  / 0.92
.END

THE TEMPERATURE DATA REPRESENT THE HIGHEST AND LOWEST TEMPERATURES
THAT WERE REPORTED ON A STATIONS OBSERVATIONS TRANSMITTED ONE TO
THREE TIMES AN HOUR AND MAY NOT NECESSARILY BE THE HIGHEST OR LOWEST
TEMPERATURES THAT OCCURRED AT THE SITE. THE PRECIPITATION VALUE AT
THESE SITES IS AN ESTIMATE BASED ON THE P-GROUP IN THE METAR
OBSERVATIONS.


MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR
CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1151 AM CDT WED SEP 19 2007

 VALUES REPRESENT YESTERDAYS HIGHS...LOW OVER THE LAST 12 HOURS
 AND PRECIPITATION OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 7AM

:
:
:          STATION              MAX    MIN      24-HR
:           NAME                TEMP   TEMP     PCPN
AXN  :  ALEXANDRIA MN ARPT    :  74  /  47  /   0.39
EAU  :  EAU CLAIRE WI ARPT    :  77  /  60  /   0.35
STC  :  ST CLOUD MN ARPT      :  71  /  54  /   0.88
MIC  :  CRYSTAL MN ARPT       :  78  /  56  /   1.81
MSP  :  MINNEAPOLIS MN ARPT   :  79  /  57  /   1.63
STP  :  ST PAUL MN ARPT       :  80  /  60  /   1.25
FCM  :  EDEN PRAIRIE MN ARPT  :  78  /  56  /   1.19
RWF  :  REDWOOD FALLS MN ARPT :  78  /  50  /   0.50
.END

:             COOPERATIVE OBSERVER REPORTS
:VALUES ARE FOR THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS ENDING BETWEEN 6 AM AND
:        8 AM LOCAL TIME UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
:
:          STATION                MAX    MIN    24-HR
:           NAME                  TEMP   TEMP   PCPN
:MINNESOTA
ALBM5 : ALBERT LEA               :   74  /  54  /    0.97  /
ADVM5 : ANDOVER                  :   70  /  55  /    0.90  /
BUFM5 : BUFFALO                  :   69  /  54  /    0.96  /
CLSM5 : CARLOS (ALEXANDRIA AREA) :    M  /   M  /    0.83  /
MPXM5 : CHANHASSEN  MN  WFO      :   77  /  55  /    1.06  /
CHNM5 : CHANHASSEN 2SW           :    M  /   M  /    1.13  /
CHKM5 : CHASKA                   :   71  /  56  /    1.06  /
DANM5 : DANUBE 2N                :    M  /   M  /    0.22  /
FIRM5 : FAIRMONT                 :   71  /  51  /    0.54  /
FRBM5 : FARIBAULT                :   79  /  55  /    0.69  /
FORM5 : FOREST LAKE              :   71  /  54  /    1.76  /
FDYM5 : FRIDLEY                  :    M  /   M  /    1.90  /
GOLM5 : GOLDEN VALLEY            :    M  /   M  /    1.37  /
HSTM5 : HASTINGS L/D 2           :    M  /   M  /    1.75  /
JORM5 : JORDAN 2E                :   70  /  55  /    1.33  /
LCHM5 : LITCHFIELD               :   70  /  52  /    0.10  /
LFLM5 : LITTLE FALLS             :    M  /   M  /    0.15  /
LNOM5 : LINO LAKES               :    M  /   M  /    1.71  /
LNGM5 : LONG PRAIRIE             :   71  /  50  /    1.31  /
MADM5 : MADISON                  :    M  /   M  /    0.43  /
MKAM5 : MANKATO                  :    M  /   M  /    0.42  /
LSAM5 : MINNEAPOLIS LOWER ST ANT :    M  /   M  /    1.62  /
MRAM5 : MORA                     :    M  /   M  /    0.91  /
MGNM5 : MORGAN                   :    M  /   M  /    0.23  /
MRRM5 : MORRIS                   :   72  /  46  /    0.86  /
NLMM5 : NEW ULM 2SE              :   72  /  51  /    0.38  /
ONMM5 : ONAMIA                   :    M  /   M  /    1.06  /
OWAM5 : OWATONNA                 :    M  /   M  /    0.66  /
REWM5 : REDWOOD FALLS            :    M  /   M  /    0.63  /
RFDM5 : ROCKFORD                 :    M  /   M  /    0.65  /
SCOM5 : ST CLOUD SCSU            :    M  /   M  /    0.75  /
STJM5 : ST JAMES                 :   68  /  49  /    0.86  /
SFDM5 : SPRINGFIELD              :    M  /   M  /    0.19  /
STIM5 : STILLWATER 2SW           :   70  /  57  /    1.44  /
VESM5 : VESTA                    :    M  /   M  /    0.38  /
WACM5 : WACONIA                  :    M  /   M  /    0.88  /
WASM5 : WASECA                   :   72  /  55  /    1.34  /
WLDM5 : WILD RIVER STATE PARK    :   70  /  54  /    2.12  /
WLLM5 : WILLMAR                  :   71  /  49  /    0.34  /
WNNM5 : WINNEBAGO                :    M  /   M  /    0.57  /
ZBRM5 : ZUMBROTA                 :   78  /  55  /    0.57  /
:WISCONSIN
BMRW3 : BLOOMER WI               :   72  /  59  /    0.91  /
BALW3 : BALDWIN WI               :    M  /   M  /    0.91  /
BGFW3 : BIG FALLS HYDRO WI       :    M  /   M  /    1.04  /
CHPW3 : CHIPPEWA FALLS           :    M  /   M  /    0.27  /
DRDW3 : DURAND                   :   75  /  59  /    0.62  /
ELRW3 : EAU CLAIRE 3SW           :   73  /  60  /    0.19  /
JIMW3 : JIM FALLS WI             :   74  /  60  /    0.22  /
LDSW3 : LADYSMITH 3W             :   72  /  61  /    1.16  /
ROBW3 : ROBERTS                  :    M  /   M  /    1.41  /
STAW3 : STANLEY WI               :   72  /  59  /    0.10  /
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