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Now 3.7" at MSP: Already 6th Wettest Day since 1938 - New Metro Flood Warnings until 2 PM

Posted by: Paul Douglas Updated: June 19, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Doppler Radar Rainfall Estimates. Here is data from MPX Doppler, showing 3-4" amounts over the south metro; over 5" near Gaylord, Olivia and Redwood Falls.


Classic Training Echo Flood Scenario. T-storms keep redeveloping over the same real estate; one wave moves through with 1-2" of rain, another wave of storms blossoms upwind and passes over the same counties with more excessive rains. It will be like this through at least midday, but the overall flood risk doesn't ease until Friday as this front finally pushes east.

3.47" of rain as of 9:45 AM at MSP International, already the 6th wettest day since 1938.


New Flash Flood Warnings. NWS Doppler radar at 10:10 AM. Here are the latest Flash Flood Warnings for the metro. Details:

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
953 AM CDT THU JUN 19 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  NORTHWESTERN DAKOTA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  SOUTHEASTERN HENNEPIN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  SOUTHERN RAMSEY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

* UNTIL 200 PM CDT

* AT 952 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE
  WARNED AREA. AN INCH OR MORE OF ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE
  THROUGH 1130 AM... AND RADAR INDICATES THAT BETWEEN 2 AND 4 INCHES
  HAS FALLEN OVER THE AREA OVER THE PAST 6 HOURS.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
  OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  BLOOMINGTON...BURNSVILLE...DOWNTOWN ST PAUL...EDEN PRAIRIE...MSP
  INTL AIRPORT...EAGAN...EDINA...FORT SNELLING...MALL OF AMERICA...
  RICHFIELD AND ST PAUL AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...
COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND
OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR
IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER COVERED BRIDGES...
DIPS... OR LOW WATER CROSSINGS. NEVER TRY TO CROSS A FLOWING
STREAM... EVEN A SMALL ONE...ON FOOT OR IN A VEHICLE.


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
935 AM CDT THU JUN 19 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  NORTHWESTERN LE SUEUR COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  SOUTHEASTERN CARVER COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  SOUTHEASTERN SIBLEY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  WESTERN SCOTT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

* UNTIL 330 PM CDT

* AT 935 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE
  WARNED AREA. AN INCH OR MORE OF ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE...
  AND RADAR INDICATES THAT BETWEEN 2 AND 5 INCHES HAS FALLEN OVER
  THE AREA OVER THE PAST 6 HOURS.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
  OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  SHAKOPEE...CHASKA...MN VALLEY STATE REC AREA AND
  VICTORIA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...
COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND
OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR
IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER COVERED BRIDGES...
DIPS... OR LOW WATER CROSSINGS. NEVER TRY TO CROSS A FLOWING
STREAM... EVEN A SMALL ONE...ON FOOT OR IN A VEHICLE.

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