Some More Thunderstorm Chances and then an Improving Pattern

June 25, 2013 0 Comments

 As skies clear off a bit and things warm up in the June sunshine, we’re also enjoying a break from rain for a little while.  Unfortunately, this added warmth may be destabilizing the atmosphere and setting the stage for some late afternoon and evening thunderstorms.  The entire viewing area and Upper Midwest as a whole are in the Storm Prediction Center’s “slight risk” for severe weather through tonight as some storms that develop ahead of an approaching storm system to our west may produce large hail, damaging wind gusts, and possibly a tornado or two along with heavy rainfall which seems to be a never ending concern for our area.  A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the southeastern two-thirds of our viewing area including Rochester, Winona, and Austin as well as Fillmore and Houston counties where six to ten inches of rain fell over the weekend leading to massive flooding.  All of our Iowa counties are also in the watch that will be in effect until 7:00 Wednesday morning. There will be the potential for up to three inches of rainfall in tonight’s storms should they develop in the manner we’re expecting as they slowly move eastward ahead of the main body of low pressure that will finally begin to push through the region.  Severe weather concerns appear to be rather limited after tonight with this storm system as it moves to the east.  We’ll have scattered thundershowers and occasional sunshine tomorrow and then drier, less humid, and less turbulent weather will take over for Thursday and the weekend.   

The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of the Upper Midwest under a slight risk of severe weather for today and tonight.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of the Upper Midwest under a slight risk of severe weather for today and tonight.

 

Rainfall Totals Since June 21st

Here are some storm total rainfall graphics and listings for various sites around the area – from June 20 through June 25th.

Weekly summary from the Midwest Regional Climate Center – http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu/cliwatch/1306/week3.htm

June 20-25 total rainfall map

June 20-25 amount above normal

 

State Station Total Precipitation
WI BOSCOBEL DNR FORESTRY STN 13.09
IA DORCHESTER 10.26
WI BOSCOBEL AIRPORT 9.98
IA YELLOW RIVER DNR 9.98
WI PRAIRIE DU CHIEN 9.68
MN SPRING GROVE 4N 9.23
WI SOLDIERS GROVE 8.44
WI GENOA DAM 8 8.40
WI LYNXVILLE DAM 9 8.23
WI GAYS MILLS 6.1 SE 7.74
MN WHALAN 3.3 SSE 7.52
MN HARMONY 7.11
IA DORCHESTER HWY 76 7.01
WI READSTOWN 6.88
IA ELKADER 6.85
IA DECORAH 7.9 ENE 6.73
MN PRESTON 6.65
WI LANCASTER 4 WSW 6.28
WI LA FARGE 6.26
WI GAYS MILLS 6.15
MN LANESBORO 5.89
WI VIROQUA 5.74
WI RICHLAND CTR 5.66
MN PRESTON 5.56
IA GUTTENBERG L&D 10 5.43
WI READSTOWN 4NE 5.31
IA MCGREGOR #2 5.30
MN ROCHESTER AIRPORT 5.25
IA DECORAH 5.11
IA CALMAR 5.00
MN PRESTON 3.2 NNE 5.00
MN LEWISTON 0.2 NW 4.87
WI ALMA DAM 4 4.74
MN WINONA DAM 5 A 4.68
MN WINONA 5.1 WSW 4.60
IA CRESCO 1 NE 4.58
WI LA CROSSE WFO 4.56
MN LA CRESCENT DAM 7 4.44
IA DECORAH 2 4.43
IA STRAWBERRY POINT 4.40
MN ALTURA 5W 4.37
IA ELKADER 1 SE 4.36
MN ROCHESTER 3.9 ESE 4.28
WI LANCASTER 0.3 N 4.27
WI STEUBEN 4 SE 4.26
WI WESTBY 3ENE 4.25
WI LA CROSSE 4NNW 4.16
MN ROCHESTER INTL AP 4.13
WI BLACK RIVER FALLS SWG 4.04
MN WINONA 3.95
MN HOKAH 3.92
MN RUSHFORD 6.3 NNE 3.90
MN RUSHFORD 3.85
IA OSAGE 3.82
MN ELGIN 2SSW 3.82
MN ROCHESTER AP 2NE 3.79
MN HOUSTON 1 N 3.78
WI HILLSBORO 3.76
WI FRIENDSHIP 3.73
MN CHATFIELD 9.0 ESE 3.73
MN MINNESOTA CITY DAM 5 3.54
WI BLACK RIVER FALLS 1.7 NNE 3.49
MN BYRON 5.7 S 3.46
MN STOCKTON 0.1 SSE 3.37
MN ELBA 4.7 SW 3.37
IA FAYETTE 3.36
MN SPRING VALLEY 3.35
WI ONTARIO 3.32
WI MATHER 3 NW 3.29
MN ROCHESTER 5.8 ENE 3.26
IA ELMA 3.23
WI NECEDAH 5 WNW 3.19
MN ROCHESTER 2.5 W 3.08
WI TREMPEALEAU 1.8 NW 3.04
WI SPARTA 2.92
WI LA CROSSE MUNI AP 2.92
WI GALESVILLE 2ESE 2.92
MN THEILMAN 2.91
WI HOLMEN 6.9 N 2.86
IA ST ANSGAR 2.85
IA GARBER 2.84
MN BYRON 2.82
MN WINONA 3.8 SE 2.77
WI MELROSE 8.2 SSW 2.52
MN GRAND MEADOW 2.52
MN AUSTIN WASTE WATER TRTMT FAC 2.46
MN CALEDONIA 5.4 S 2.46
MN WABASHA 2.46
MN ROCHESTER 4.1 N 2.44
WI TREMPEALEAU DAM 6 2.44
WI MEDFORD 2.43
MN MANTORVILLE 1.9 ESE 2.41
MN ROCHESTER 5.5 N 2.39
IA OELWEIN 0.8 WNW 2.37
IA WAUCOMA 3.2 S 2.30
IA CHARLES CITY 2.10
MN ZUMBRO FALLS 3.5 SSW 2.05
MN PINE ISLAND 1S 2.01
MN EYOTA 5.3 W 1.89
WI MONDOVI 1.85
IA NASHUA 2 SW 1.80
MN CLAREMONT 2.5 ESE 1.46
IA NEW HAMPTON 1.44
MN LAKE CITY 1.41
WI WILTON 4.2 E 1.38
MN CLAREMONT 2.5 SSE 1.36
MN LAKE CITY 1.2 NNW 1.35
IA CHARLES CITY #2 1.24
MN OSTRANDER 0.2 ESE 1.19
WI OWEN 3W 1.06
IA IONIA 2 W 1.01
MN LAKE CITY 1.0 SE 1.00
WI ONALASKA 1.6 NW 0.89
WI CASHTON 4.8 N 0.89
IA NEW HAMPTON 0.4 SW 0.83
IA WAUCOMA 3SE 0.81
MN ZUMBRO FALLS 2NE 0.75

 

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