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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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Rainfall totals from Thursday morning

August 11, 2016 0 Comments

It was quite a round of thunderstorms that brought locally heavy rain to the area early this morning (August 11th) leading to some flooding in locations north and northeast of Rochester. Here are some totals from the pre-dawn event. RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 941 AM CDT THU AUG 11 2016 …RAINFALL RECORDS […]

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Heavy rainfall is expected before the end of the week

June 10, 2015 0 Comments
Heavy rainfall is expected before the end of the week

We’ve been talking for the past few days about the possibility of heavy rainfall in the local area and as we approach the timeframe of the impact of the approaching storm system likely bringing the rain, things are still looking rather soggy for us. The latest data suggests that more than three or four inches […]

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Thursday Morning Storm Reports

August 22, 2013 0 Comments
Thursday Morning Storm Reports

 What was once a strong complex of thunderstorm activity to our west moved into our area very early this morning in a weakened state at first producing localized downpours of rain in northern Iowa and mainly light rain in southeastern Minnesota just before sunrise.  However, as the complex interacted with a very humid environment and […]

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A wet month so far and it looks to get even wetter this week

April 16, 2013 0 Comments
A wet month so far and it looks to get even wetter this week

It certainly has been a cool and wet first half of April with temperatures running about eleven degrees below normal on average and rainfall amounts approaching triple the normal value in Rochester as of the midpoint in the month.  The official rainfall total in the Med City has been 3.89 inches, which is 2.42 inches […]

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Another weekend, another storm

March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Another weekend, another storm

We’ve been having weather Deja Vu recently as active weather continues to visit the Upper Midwest.  Last week we were talking heavy snow, this week, heavy rain.  Heavy rain will be the main threat as much of this rain will run off into creeks and streams thanks to the frozen ground and thick snow pack. […]

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Rainfall Totals From Thursday Night

June 15, 2012 0 Comments
Rainfall Totals From Thursday Night

What a wicked thunderstorm outbreak we experienced in portions of our viewing area Thursday night!  Not only did we have some damaging straight line winds, but many of us received a heavy, sustained deluge of rain in those storms with the highest totals registered in the northern part of the area in Goodhue, Rice, Dakota, […]

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10th Billion Dollar Disaster?

August 28, 2011 0 Comments
10th Billion Dollar Disaster?

It has a been a year to remember, or forget when it comes to natural disasters.  Hurricane Irene could make 2011 a little harder to forget.  To date there have been 10 natural disasters in the United States that have topped the 1 Billion dollar mark in damages.  That ties a record and that does […]

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Minor Flooding in Austin

March 23, 2011 0 Comments

Local river levels continue to rise today after an incredibly soggy and tempestuous Tuesday left us with an inch or more of rain in most of the area including a record setting 2.20 inches of rainfall in Rochester.  Austin received a little more than an inch of rainfall yesterday, exacerbating the flood situation along the local […]

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National Flood Safety Awareness Week

March 15, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday officially marked the start of National Flood Safety Awareness Week.  This week is to bring attention to the dangers involving flooding and how to be safe if and when it occurs.  Flooding is the number 2 related weather killer in the United States each year and experts say a lot of the fatalities can […]

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