A Stormy Thursday; Better Days Ahead

June 19, 2014 0 Comments

We’ve reached what looks to be the fourth and final day of stormy weather in our area this week. Each day so far has produced heavy rainfall and some severe weather locally and today (Thursday) is no exception. Strong winds and heavy rainfall late Wednesday night and early this morning knocked down some tree branches and caused some more localized flooding. Here’s a look at some of the 24 hour rainfall totals from the area: 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1105 AM CDT THU JUN 19 2014

…24 HOUR RAINFALL REPORTS…

LOCATION                       AMOUNT    TIME/DATE       LAT/LON

…IOWA…

…ALLAMAKEE…
1 NE POSTVILLE                 3.72 IN 

HARPERS FERRY                  3.20 IN  

3 SE WATERVILLE                2.16 IN  

3 SE WATERVILLE                2.03 IN  

4 ENE WATSON                   1.63 IN  

WAUKON                         1.60 IN  

3 S DORCHESTER                 0.51 IN  
…CHICKASAW…
NEW HAMPTON                    3.95 IN  

NEW HAMPTON                    3.63 IN  

2 SSE BASSETT                  1.47 IN  

3 SW RICHFIELD                 0.96 IN  

6 SE FREDERICKSBURG            0.79 IN  
…CLAYTON…
MARQUETTE                      3.00 IN  

1 SW MONONA                    2.45 IN  

1 ENE VOLGA                    1.63 IN  

1 ESE GUTTENBERG               1.26 IN     

…FAYETTE…
WAUCOMA                        3.16 IN  

1 NW FAYETTE                   2.06 IN  

2 S FAYETTE                    1.34 IN  

3 S FAYETTE                    0.85 IN  

3 W OELWEIN                    0.69 IN  

1 WNW OELWEIN                  0.63 IN  
…FLOYD…
COLWELL                        2.60 IN  

1 SSE CHARLES CITY             2.59 IN  

3 E CHARLES CITY               2.49 IN  

CHARLES CITY                   2.36 IN  

6 SSE CARRVILLE                0.66 IN  

2 SSE NORA SPRINGS             0.29 IN  
…HOWARD…
ELMA                           1.97 IN  

3 NE RICEVILLE                 0.95 IN  

5 WNW SARATOGA                 0.33 IN  
…MITCHELL…
OSAGE                          0.22 IN  

SAINT ANSGAR                   0.20 IN  

SAINT ANSGAR                   0.18 IN   0630 AM 06/19   43.38N/92.92W

…WINNESHIEK…
1 E OSSIAN                     4.90 IN  

CALMAR                         4.63 IN  

1 SW DECORAH                   2.03 IN  

3 SE DECORAH                   1.95 IN  
…MINNESOTA…

…DODGE…
2 SE MANTORVILLE              

1 SE DODGE CENTER              0.24 IN  
…FILLMORE…
MABEL                          0.52 IN  

PRESTON                        0.46 IN  

3 E SPRING VALLEY              0.43 IN  

1 NW CARIMONA                  0.41 IN  

2 WSW CHOICE                   0.35 IN  

LANESBORO                      0.34 IN  

LANESBORO                      0.31 IN  

2 W FILLMORE                   0.10 IN  
…HOUSTON…
CALEDONIA                      1.08 IN  

3 NW WILLINGTON GROVE          0.72 IN  

2 ENE WILMINGTON               0.56 IN  

1 NNE HOUSTON                  0.40 IN  
…MOWER…
2 ESE AUSTIN                   1.04 IN  

AUSTIN WASTE WATER TREATMENT F 0.80 IN  

1 NNE VARCO                    0.54 IN  
…OLMSTED…
2 SE ROCHESTER                 0.72 IN
1 SSE STEWARTVILLE             0.70 IN  

3 NE ROCHESTER                 0.61 IN  

3 S ROCHESTER                  0.61 IN  

3 NE ROCHESTER                 0.57 IN  

2 N VIOLA                      0.51 IN  

3 ESE DOUGLAS                  0.50 IN  

4 ESE DOUGLAS                  0.49 IN  

1 WSW ROCHESTER                0.37 IN  

3 ENE ROCHESTER                0.36 IN  

ROCHESTER                      0.30 IN  

3 NE ROCHESTER                 0.30 IN  

3 NNE ROCHESTER                0.29 IN  

4 SE DOUGLAS                   0.28 IN  

1 SSE STEWARTVILLE             0.27 IN  

4 W SIMPSON                    0.26 IN  

4 ESE DOUGLAS                  0.21 IN  

3 NNW CHESTER                  0.20 IN  

4 N ROCHESTER                  0.18 IN  

2 SW GENOA                     0.16 IN  

1 WSW ROCHESTER                0.16 IN  

4 N STEWARTVILLE               0.14 IN  

3 NE ROCHESTER                 0.04 IN  
…WABASHA…
1 S LAKE CITY                  0.74 IN  

1 N WABASHA                    0.47 IN  

4 SSW ZUMBRO FALLS             0.42 IN  

1 NE BEAR VALLEY               0.24 IN  

1 SSE THEILMAN                 0.18 IN  

2 SSE KELLOGG                  0.01 IN  
…WINONA…
4 SE DAKOTA                    0.61 IN  

7 N NODINE                     0.35 IN  

2 SW ELBA                      0.20 IN  

2 NE GOODVIEW                  0.16 IN  

1 NW WHITMAN                   0.15 IN  

Meanwhile, Mason City received 1.42″ while Albert Lea registered 3.20″.

 

Another inch or so of rainfall is possible later today and this evening as more thunderstorms are in the forecast ahead of an approaching cold front. Strong storms aren’t as likely in this scenario because of the extra murky looking weather in our Thursday weather that is reducing the overall instability in the atmosphere.  Here’s the latest Storm Prediction Center Outlook:

Strong storms may pop up late in the afternoon and evening ahead of a cold front to our west. The best chances will be just west of our local area, but some strong activity may migrate in along with some heavy  showers.

Strong storms may pop up late in the afternoon and evening ahead of a cold front to our west. The best chances will be just west of our local area, but some strong activity may migrate in along with some heavy showers.

 

Behind this front, Friday looks much better for us with slightly less humidity in the air by the afternoon hours to go with bright sunshine that should help us try to dry things out after our gray and wet week. Another system from the northwest will still bring a few scattered showers Saturday and then more widespread showers and thunderstorms Sunday, but it won’t likely be as turbulent as the weather we’ve experienced recently.

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