Tag: flooding

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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Ramblings on a New Year’s storm

December 26, 2010 1 Comment

Nothing is concrete with this upcoming storm. But what is appearing to be more likely is that we will be on the warmer side of the system, meaning more rain than anything else. Infact, given the dynamics of this bugger, there may even be some thunder possible. I’m torn whether to feel happy or sad […]

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Flood terminology (pop quiz at the end)

September 28, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday there was a good comment on our post about the Zumbro River falling and the flood stage. The comment asked what that nitty gritty hydrology info meant. So, for those of you wondering what exactly flood stage, and the classifications mean, here you go! Stage:  the level of the water surface of a river or stream above […]

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Zumbro River Levels Falling

September 27, 2010 3 Comments
Zumbro River Levels Falling

After a record flood last week in Zumbro Falls, the water levels are continuing to slowly drop along the Zumbro River in that area.  While there is still flooding going on in Zumbro Falls today, there is at least hope in sight today that the flood waters will finally fall below flood stage by day’s […]

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