Ripe. NWS Doppler at 1:55 PM shows strengthening storms over southwest Minnesota and eastern South Dakota, some capable of 1" hail. These storms should continue to intensify into a possible MCS (meso-convective system) or even a derecho later today; isolated supercells over far southern Minnesota most likely to spin up tornadoes. Here's more on the Flash Flood Warning over southwestern Minnesota:
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED FLASH FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD 1231 PM CDT MON JUN 16 2014
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... EASTERN BROOKINGS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA EASTERN MINNEHAHA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA EASTERN MOODY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA LINCOLN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA LYON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA MURRAY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA NOBLES COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA PIPESTONE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA ROCK COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA
* UNTIL 630 PM CDT
* AT 1224 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL WERE MOVING INTO THE WARNED AREA. AVERAGE RAINFALL TOTALS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AROUND 1 INCH...BUT LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. THESE RAINS WILL BE FALLING ON ALREADY SATURATED GROUND FROM THE HEAVY RAINS THIS PAST WEEKEND...SO RAPID RISES ON AREA CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL OCCUR WITH THE RUNOFF FROM THESE RAINS. ALSO...INTENSE RAINFALL RATES OF 0.5 TO 1.0 INCH IN 20 TO 30 MINUTES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE LEADING TO RAPID FLOODING OF STREETS AND URBAN AREAS.
* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... LUVERNE...MARSHALL...PIPESTONE...SLAYTON...WORTHINGTON...ADRIAN... ARCO...BALATON...BEAVER CREEK...BLUE MOUNDS STATE PARK...CAMDEN STATE PARK...CHANDLER...COTTONWOOD...CURRENT LAKE...CURRIE... DOVRAY...EDGERTON...ELKTON...ELLSWORTH...FLORENCE...FULDA... GARRETSON...GHENT...HARDWICK...HENDRICKS...HILLS...HOLLAND... IVANHOE...JASPER AND LAKE BENTON.
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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Tuesday mellowed into a nice day with sunshine, low 80s and a welcome dip in dew point. The next few days look pretty terrific with sunshine, 70s and low humidity levels. Jam your lake time in on Friday and Saturday because (shocking news) showers and T-storms return Sunday and Labor Day. What, you were expecting perfection...on a holiday weekend?
Monday felt like a typical day....in mid-July. A minor reality check sets in today as winds blow from the north; chasing downpours into Iowa and Wisconsin, treating us to a cooling trend into Thursday. We warm up a little next weekend with scattered T-storms by Sunday and early Labor Day. Hey, it's a holiday - keep expectations low. No storms with names....
Well, at least it was better than Saturday. After a foggy (thundery) start the sun came out and temperatures reached the mid-80s. Up north severe storms erupted, even a few large and violent (PDS) tornadoes in Polk County. Yes, a bit odd for late August. Expect sticky sun today with another round of irritable storms later in the day. We cool off and dry out by midweek - more storms may be brewing next weekend, but not as formidable as what residents of Florida and the Carolinas are tracking.
I'm happy to report that today will be even nicer than yesterday! That's a pretty low bar, granted, but we should top 80F today with some sunshine, higher humidity and a few stray T-storms. 80s will be the rule this week, with warmer than average weather spilling into Labor Day weekend. The risk of a Gulf Coast hurricane seems to be increasing again - water temperatures in the Gulf are very warm, which may fuel a big storm within a few days.
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