Heavy Rains: July 15-16, 2011

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24-hour precpitation ending at 7am CDT July 16, 2011
Image credit: National Weather Service

Waves of thunderstorms were associated with a warm and steamy weekend of July 15-16. The first wave was during the day on the 15th and dropped one to three inches of rain across parts of central and southern Minnesota. In the early morning hours of the 16th, thunderstorms redeveloped across the Twin Cities and brought some additional heavy rains. At the U of M St. Paul Campus Climate Observatory. 1.41 inches fell from the late morning to late afternoon of July 15, and 3.23 inches in the early morning hours of the 16th, including 1.77 inches in one hour ending at 6am CDT. The 24 hour total at the U of M St. Paul campus was 4.68 inches, a Mngage reader in Maplewood reported 5.41 inches. The largest 24 hour total found was 6.91 inches near Albany in Stearns County. 5.79 inches was measured south of Byron in Olmsted County.

Modified July 14, 2022