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Heavy rain leads to flooding in the area to start autumn

September 22, 2016 0 Comments

A stalled front across the area and a persistent moisture feed from a large storm system in the southern Rockies have worked to bring heavy rainfall and widespread flooding to southern Minnesota and northern Iowa this week. What started out as a severe weather event including damaging wind gusts along the border and a brief tornado […]

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2015 Spring Flood Outlook – Updated March 5th

March 5, 2015 0 Comments
2015 Spring Flood Outlook – Updated March 5th

(source) – NWS La Crosse If necessary, a 3rd outlook will be issued in late March, according to NWS La Crosse. *** FLOOD POTENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS *** OVERALL…NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED FROM THE FIRST OUTLOOK ISSUED TWO WEEKS AGO. THE FLOOD POTENTIAL FOR THIS SPRING LOOKS TO BE BELOW NORMAL AS COMPARED TO A TYPICAL YEAR. […]

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Quite A Storm System This Week: First Rain, Then A Wintry Mess

April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Quite A Storm System This Week: First Rain, Then A Wintry Mess

We’ve been dealing with some nasty, raw, rainy weather today and it’s only going to get more unpleasant and more difficult to deal with over the next couple of days thanks to the arrival of a large, dynamic storm system from the west.  We’ve already been inundated with rain from this system today and will continue to […]

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Some southeast MN streams out of their banks

April 4, 2013 0 Comments
Some southeast MN streams out of their banks

Trout Run at 7pm, April 4th, 2013 Middle Branch Whitewater also exceeded minor flood stage late this afternoon into the early evening. I’m sure there are a few more like this tonight as well.

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Ice jam on North Branch Root River

April 3, 2013 0 Comments
Ice jam on North Branch Root River

These pictures were taken Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 on the North Branch of the Root River near Cummingsville, which is a few miles northwest of Chatfield on County Road 30.

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Minor Flooding Expected as Temperatures Warm

March 30, 2013 0 Comments
Minor Flooding Expected as Temperatures Warm

The rain wasn’t much Saturday morning and afternoon, but combine that with the ongoing thaw and frozen ground and it has been enough to send some area rivers and streams into minor flood stage.  Be on the lookout for water rises on most area waterways and minor flooding, especially in the flood prone areas.  It […]

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River Crest At Wabasha

June 4, 2012 0 Comments
River Crest At Wabasha

It appears that locations along the Mississippi River near Wabasha will dodge the bullet and miss out on any widespread flooding as the river is now reaching its crest right at flood stage.  There will be some localized flooding in low lying areas, but nothing extensive as the river levels are expected to hover at […]

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Mississippi River Flooding

May 28, 2012 1 Comment
Mississippi River Flooding

The good news from having hardly any snow in the Upper Midwest this past winter meant no news headlines of flooding down the Mississippi River.  However, over the last few weeks, the overall weather pattern has been driving storm systems through the region.  While SE MN and NE IA haven’t always always benefited from these recent […]

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September 2010 Heavy Rain and Flooding

September 24, 2011 0 Comments
September 2010 Heavy Rain and Flooding

One year ago today, hundreds of people were displaced from their homes across southeast Minnesota. The worst of the flooding locally was on the Zumbro River. To this day, recovery is still on-going, especially in communities like Zumbro Falls and Hammond. Regional rainfall total from the 22nd through the 23rd The volume of water forced […]

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Flooding from Irene

August 29, 2011 0 Comments

This video shows the incredible force of water. All of this video is from Vermont. There were many other parts of the east coast and New England that dealt with equivalent flooding. According to MSNBC, the Hurricane Irene death toll is now at least as high as 39.

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