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5/7/15 Rainfall Reports

Courtesy NWS La Crosse

Stream conditions updated

2015-05-08_09-19-14

...DODGE COUNTY...
CLAREMONT 2.5 SSE            0.58 IN                         
KASSON                       0.53 IN                         
MANTORVILLE 1.9 ESE          0.43 IN                         
DODGE CENTER AIRPORT         0.07 IN                         

...FILLMORE COUNTY...
WYKOFF 3.1 NW                1.23 IN                         
FILLMORE                     0.97 IN                         
PRESTON FILLMORE COUNTY AIRP 0.42 IN                         
HIGHLAND 2SE                 0.38 IN                         
SO.FORK ROOT RIVER           0.36 IN                         
PRESTON                      0.36 IN                         
LANESBORO                    0.36 IN                         
WHALAN 3.3 SSE               0.30 IN                         
MABEL                        0.06 IN                         

...HOUSTON COUNTY...
SPRING GROVE 4N              0.40 IN                         
CALEDONIA 5.4 S              0.24 IN                         
HOUSTON                      0.14 IN                         
CALEDONIA                    0.13 IN                         
MOUND PRAIRIE                0.12 IN                         

...MOWER COUNTY...
OSTRANDER 5.1 WNW            0.55 IN                         
AUSTIN 1.9 ENE               0.15 IN                         
DOBBINS CREEK                0.11 IN                         
AUSTIN 3S                    0.09 IN                         
AUSTIN WASTE WATER TREATMENT 0.08 IN                         
TURTLE CREEK                 0.02 IN                         
LANSING                      0.02 IN                         
AUSTIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT     0.01 IN                         

...OLMSTED COUNTY...
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRP 1.05 IN                         
2 W HIGH FOREST              0.86 IN                         
BYRON 5.7 S                  0.75 IN                         
CASCADE CREEK                0.74 IN                         
3 ESE DOUGLAS                0.74 IN                         
3 NE ROCHESTER               0.73 IN                         
2 NE ROCHESTER               0.70 IN                         
MAYO HELIPAD                 0.64 IN                         
ELGIN 2SSW                   0.60 IN                         
ROCHESTER 3W                 0.56 IN                         
2 ENE ROCHESTER              0.55 IN                         
4 NNW ROCHESTER              0.52 IN                         
3 NW ROCHESTER               0.51 IN                         
BELTLINE-BEAR CREEK          0.48 IN                         
4 ESE DOUGLAS                0.48 IN                         
ROCHESTER BELTLINE           0.47 IN                         
BYRON 4 NORTH                0.43 IN                         
BYRON                        0.42 IN                         
1 SSE STEWARTVILLE           0.38 IN                         
ORONOCO 1W                   0.27 IN                         
ORONOCO                      0.26 IN                         
BYRON                        0.24 IN                         
3 S ROCHESTER                0.24 IN                         
PINE ISLAND 1S               0.04 IN                         

...WABASHA COUNTY...
ZUMBRO RIVER                 0.93 IN                         
THEILMAN 1SSW                0.37 IN                         
ZUMBRO FALLS 3.5 SSW         0.19 IN                         
WABASHA                      0.19 IN                         
MAZEPPA 3ESE                 0.11 IN                         

...WINONA COUNTY...
WINONA 3.8 SE                1.18 IN                         
STOCKTON                     0.67 IN                         
ALTURA 5W                    0.67 IN                         
STOCKTON 0.1 SSE             0.67 IN                         
TREMPEALEAU DAM 6            0.66 IN                         
LEWISTON 0.2 NW              0.65 IN                         
WINONA DAM 5A                0.46 IN                         
MINNESOTA CITY DAM 5         0.40 IN                         
WHITEWATER RIVER NEAR BEAVER 0.37 IN                         
STOCKTON                     0.36 IN                         
DAKOTA                       0.20 IN                         
LA CRESCENT DAM 7            0.12 IN                         
WINONA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT     0.02 IN

5/3-5/4/15 Rainfall

Here are the totals for southeast MN. Some needed rainfall. Impact on the majority of streams was low. Here is a link to radar estimated precipitation totals: http://water.weather.gov/precip/

...MINNESOTA...

...DODGE COUNTY...
KASSON                       0.41 IN   0943 AM 05/04   44.03N/92.73W
MANTORVILLE                  0.19 IN   0700 AM 05/04   44.07N/92.77W
CLAREMONT 2.5 SSE            0.18 IN   0700 AM 05/04   44.01N/92.99W
CLAREMONT 2.5 ESE            0.17 IN   0800 AM 05/04   44.04N/92.95W
DODGE CENTER AIRPORT         0.11 IN   0653 AM 05/04   44.02N/92.83W

...FILLMORE COUNTY...
HARMONY                      1.04 IN   0730 AM 05/04   43.55N/92.01W
SPRING VALLEY                0.87 IN   0700 AM 05/04   43.69N/92.39W
SPRING VALLEY 3SW            0.80 IN   0700 AM 05/04   43.66N/92.41W
CHATFIELD 9.0 ESE            0.72 IN   0700 AM 05/04   43.79N/92.03W
WYKOFF 3.1 NW                0.70 IN   0700 AM 05/04   43.74N/92.31W
CHATFIELD                    0.65 IN   0700 AM 05/04   43.84N/92.20W
LANESBORO                    0.61 IN   0700 AM 05/04   43.72N/91.97W
PRESTON                      0.53 IN   0819 AM 05/04   43.67N/92.07W
SO.FORK ROOT RIVER           0.50 IN   0930 AM 05/04   43.72N/91.98W
FILLMORE                     0.48 IN   0930 AM 05/04   43.76N/92.27W
SPRING VALLEY 3E             0.48 IN   0700 AM 05/04   43.68N/92.33W
PRESTON FILLMORE COUNTY AIRP 0.29 IN   0654 AM 05/04   43.68N/92.18W
2 ESE CANTON                 0.01 IN   0920 AM 05/04   43.51N/91.88W

...HOUSTON COUNTY...
LA CRESCENT 0.7 NNW          0.95 IN   0730 AM 05/04   43.84N/91.31W
1 NNW LA CRESCENT            0.91 IN   0700 AM 05/04   43.83N/91.31W
CALEDONIA 5.4 S              0.75 IN   0800 AM 05/04   43.56N/91.51W
CALEDONIA                    0.71 IN   0700 AM 05/04   43.63N/91.50W
MOUND PRAIRIE                0.57 IN   0845 AM 05/04   43.78N/91.45W
HOUSTON                      0.56 IN   0945 AM 05/04   43.77N/91.57W
4 SSE MOUND PRAIRIE          0.01 IN   0920 AM 05/04   43.72N/91.44W

...MOWER COUNTY...
AUSTIN WASTE WATER TREATMENT 1.80 IN   0700 AM 05/04   43.65N/92.97W
DOBBINS CREEK                1.59 IN   0930 AM 05/04   43.67N/92.95W
AUSTIN 3S                    1.57 IN   0900 AM 05/04   43.64N/92.97W
TURTLE CREEK                 1.02 IN   0930 AM 05/04   43.65N/92.98W
LANSING                      0.86 IN   0930 AM 05/04   43.75N/92.95W
OSTRANDER 5.1 WNW            0.45 IN   0700 AM 05/04   43.65N/92.52W

...OLMSTED COUNTY...
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRP 0.66 IN   0654 AM 05/04   43.91N/92.50W
1 SSE STEWARTVILLE           0.48 IN   0934 AM 05/04   43.84N/92.48W
ROCHESTER BELTLINE           0.45 IN   0930 AM 05/04   44.01N/92.47W
BELTLINE-BEAR CREEK          0.41 IN   0930 AM 05/04   44.01N/92.45W
ROCHESTER 3W                 0.40 IN   0930 AM 05/04   44.02N/92.53W
BYRON 5.7 S                  0.33 IN   0720 AM 05/04   43.96N/92.63W
MAYO HELIPAD                 0.33 IN   0653 AM 05/04   44.02N/92.48W
2 ENE ROCHESTER              0.32 IN   0930 AM 05/04   44.03N/92.42W
3 S ROCHESTER                0.32 IN   0943 AM 05/04   43.97N/92.48W
2 NNW CHESTER                0.29 IN   0900 AM 05/04   44.05N/92.37W
2 NE ROCHESTER               0.24 IN   0945 AM 05/04   44.04N/92.44W
3 NE ROCHESTER               0.23 IN   0945 AM 05/04   44.05N/92.45W
4 NNW ROCHESTER              0.21 IN   0700 AM 05/04   44.07N/92.49W
CASCADE CREEK                0.19 IN   0930 AM 05/04   44.03N/92.47W
ELGIN 2SSW                   0.19 IN   0700 AM 05/04   44.10N/92.27W
3 ESE DOUGLAS                0.16 IN   0945 AM 05/04   44.08N/92.51W
3 NW ROCHESTER               0.13 IN   0940 AM 05/04   44.05N/92.53W
4 ESE DOUGLAS                0.12 IN   0937 AM 05/04   44.09N/92.49W
ORONOCO 1W                   0.11 IN   0930 AM 05/04   44.17N/92.55W
ORONOCO                      0.11 IN   0930 AM 05/04   44.16N/92.54W
BYRON 4 NORTH                0.10 IN   0700 AM 05/04   44.09N/92.64W
BYRON                        0.06 IN   0942 AM 05/04   44.04N/92.64W

...WABASHA COUNTY...
ZUMBRO RIVER                 0.36 IN   0900 AM 05/04   44.32N/92.00W
WABASHA                      0.36 IN   0700 AM 05/04   44.38N/92.05W
LAKE CITY                    0.34 IN   0941 AM 05/04   44.45N/92.27W
THEILMAN 1SSW                0.28 IN   0745 AM 05/04   44.28N/92.19W
MAZEPPA 3ESE                 0.23 IN   0930 AM 05/04   44.26N/92.49W
LAKE CITY                    0.21 IN   0800 AM 05/04   44.44N/92.28W
BEAR VALLEY                  0.16 IN   0751 AM 05/04   44.32N/92.44W
1 SSE LAKE CITY              0.15 IN   0800 AM 05/04   44.43N/92.27W

...WINONA COUNTY...
LEWISTON 0.2 NW              1.05 IN   0700 AM 05/04   43.99N/91.87W
STOCKTON 0.1 SSE             0.69 IN   0735 AM 05/04   44.03N/91.77W
WINONA 3.8 SE                0.68 IN   0700 AM 05/04   44.02N/91.61W
MINNESOTA CITY DAM 5         0.51 IN   0700 AM 05/04   44.16N/91.81W
DAKOTA                       0.46 IN   0900 AM 05/04   43.91N/91.36W
ALTURA 5W                    0.45 IN   0700 AM 05/04   44.06N/92.04W
WINONA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT     0.42 IN   0653 AM 05/04   44.08N/91.71W
WHITEWATER RIVER NEAR BEAVER 0.23 IN   0845 AM 05/04   44.15N/92.00W
1 E RIDGEWAY                 0.01 IN   0920 AM 05/04   43.91N/91.54W

4/6/15-4/10/15: Wet Week

Recent Rainfall Reports for southeast MN, northeast IA, southwest WI.

The rain and snow from a week soaked in showers and thunderstorms is wrapping up, but streams and rivers are still on the rise as of this posting.

Precipitation from 4/3-4/9
4_10_15_Precipitation

In addition to the totals linked to above, I got a call from my buddy who lives on the Middle Branch of the Whitewater, near Quincy, and he received 2.05″ of rain from 10pm on the 8th to 10pm on the 9th in addition to 0.5″ of snow late Thursday.

While most streams will be high and dirty going into the weekend, it’s nice to come through a week with rain every day and not see any issues with flash flooding due to excessive precipitation. At least we can stop talking about drought for a while now.

NWS La Crosse Hydrology Monitor
Stream Conditions updated

4/1/2015-4/2/2015 Rainfall

Showers, thunderstorms a welcome site to start April, and amounts were healthy but not enough to have a big effect on river/stream levels. Totals compiled by NWS La Crosse. The Stream Conditions page has been updated.

...SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...

...DODGE COUNTY...
KASSON                       0.81 IN   0831 AM 04/02   44.03N/92.73W        
MANTORVILLE 1.9 ESE          0.62 IN   0600 AM 04/02   44.05N/92.72W        
DODGE CENTER AIRPORT         0.50 IN   0654 AM 04/02   44.02N/92.83W        

...FILLMORE COUNTY...
SPRING VALLEY 3E             0.46 IN   0700 AM 04/02   43.68N/92.33W        
FILLMORE                     0.41 IN   0830 AM 04/02   43.76N/92.27W        
PRESTON                      0.38 IN   0815 AM 04/02   43.67N/92.07W        
PRESTON FILLMORE COUNTY AIRP 0.37 IN   0655 AM 04/02   43.68N/92.18W        
MABEL                        0.33 IN   0630 AM 04/02   43.52N/91.76W        
SO.FORK ROOT RIVER           0.33 IN   0830 AM 04/02   43.72N/91.98W        
LANESBORO                    0.32 IN   0700 AM 04/02   43.72N/91.97W        

...HOUSTON COUNTY...
HOUSTON                      0.28 IN   0745 AM 04/02   43.77N/91.57W        
MOUND PRAIRIE                0.26 IN   0745 AM 04/02   43.78N/91.45W        
CALEDONIA                    0.21 IN   0700 AM 04/02   43.63N/91.50W        

...MOWER COUNTY...
LANSING                      0.81 IN   0730 AM 04/02   43.75N/92.95W        
DOBBING CR                   0.79 IN   0730 AM 04/02   43.67N/92.95W        
1 NNE VARCO                  0.74 IN   0800 AM 04/02   43.64N/92.97W        
TURTLE CREEK                 0.67 IN   0730 AM 04/02   43.65N/92.98W        
GRAND MEADOW                 0.66 IN   0600 AM 04/02   43.71N/92.56W        
AUSTIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT     0.55 IN   0656 AM 04/02   43.66N/92.93W        

...OLMSTED COUNTY...
BYRON                        0.75 IN   0814 AM 04/02   44.04N/92.64W        
ROCHESTER AP 2NE             0.68 IN   0700 AM 04/02   43.93N/92.48W        
3 NW ROCHESTER               0.67 IN   0830 AM 04/02   44.05N/92.53W        
ELGIN 2SSW                   0.65 IN   0700 AM 04/02   44.10N/92.27W        
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRP 0.64 IN   0654 AM 04/02   43.91N/92.50W        
CASCADE CREEK                0.64 IN   0730 AM 04/02   44.03N/92.47W        
1 SSE STEWARTVILLE           0.63 IN   0823 AM 04/02   43.84N/92.48W        
ROCHESTER 3W                 0.62 IN   0730 AM 04/02   44.02N/92.53W        
BYRON 4 NORTH                0.62 IN   0700 AM 04/02   44.09N/92.64W        
4 NNW ROCHESTER              0.62 IN   0520 AM 04/02   44.07N/92.49W        
ROCHESTER 2.6 NE             0.61 IN   0600 AM 04/02   44.04N/92.44W        
3 NE ROCHESTER               0.61 IN   0825 AM 04/02   44.05N/92.45W        
4 ESE DOUGLAS                0.61 IN   0823 AM 04/02   44.09N/92.49W        
3 ESE DOUGLAS                0.60 IN   0830 AM 04/02   44.08N/92.51W        
2 ENE ROCHESTER              0.60 IN   0730 AM 04/02   44.03N/92.42W        
BELTLINE-BEAR CREEK          0.59 IN   0730 AM 04/02   44.01N/92.45W        
MAYO HELIPAD                 0.56 IN   0654 AM 04/02   44.02N/92.48W        
2 NE ROCHESTER               0.56 IN   0814 AM 04/02   44.04N/92.44W        
ROCHESTER BELTLINE           0.56 IN   0730 AM 04/02   44.01N/92.47W        
ORONOCO 1W                   0.53 IN   0830 AM 04/02   44.17N/92.55W        
ORONOCO                      0.52 IN   0830 AM 04/02   44.16N/92.54W        
PINE ISLAND 1S               0.45 IN   0600 AM 04/02   44.19N/92.65W        
3 S ROCHESTER                0.26 IN   0828 AM 04/02   43.97N/92.48W        

...WABASHA COUNTY...
ZUMBRO FALLS 3.5 SSW         0.54 IN   0640 AM 04/02   44.24N/92.46W        
MAZEPPA 3ESE                 0.44 IN   0830 AM 04/02   44.26N/92.49W        
LAKE CITY                    0.43 IN   0814 AM 04/02   44.45N/92.27W        
BEAR VALLEY                  0.38 IN   0751 AM 04/02   44.32N/92.44W        
WABASHA                      0.37 IN   0700 AM 04/02   44.38N/92.05W        
ZUMBRO RIVER                 0.34 IN   0800 AM 04/02   44.32N/92.00W        

...WINONA COUNTY...
MINNESOTA CITY DAM 5         0.58 IN   0700 AM 04/02   44.16N/91.81W        
ELBA                         0.53 IN   0830 AM 04/02   44.09N/92.03W        
STOCKTON 0.1 SSE             0.36 IN   0715 AM 04/02   44.03N/91.77W        
WINONA DAM 5A                0.34 IN   0600 AM 04/02   44.09N/91.67W        
WHITEWATER RIVER NEAR BEAVER 0.31 IN   0745 AM 04/02   44.15N/92.00W        
WINONA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT     0.28 IN   0653 AM 04/02   44.08N/91.71W        
LA CRESCENT DAM 7            0.20 IN   0600 AM 04/02   43.87N/91.31W        
DAKOTA                       0.20 IN   0800 AM 04/02   43.91N/91.36W        
TREMPEALEAU DAM 6            0.13 IN   0600 AM 04/02   44.00N/91.44W

Spring 2015 Flood Outlook – March 5th Update

(source) – NWS La Crosse

*** FLOOD POTENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS ***

OVERALL...NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED FROM THE FIRST OUTLOOK ISSUED TWO
WEEKS AGO. THE FLOOD POTENTIAL FOR THIS SPRING LOOKS TO BE BELOW
NORMAL AS COMPARED TO A TYPICAL YEAR.

THE WIDESPREAD LACK OF WINTER PRECIPITATION HAS CONTINUED...AND
CONTINUES TO BE WELL BELOW WHAT WE MIGHT NORMALLY SEE FOR THIS
TIME OF YEAR. THIS CONTINUES TO POINT TO A VERY LOW LIKELIHOOD OF
ANY SIGNIFICANT OR WIDESPREAD SPRING FLOODING FROM SNOWMELT RUNOFF
AT THIS TIME.

ONE AREA THAT REMAINS SOMEWHAT OF A CONCERN CONTINUES TO BE THE
AMOUNT AND THICKNESS OF ICE IN AREA CREEKS AND RIVERS. THE RECENT
COLD HAS HELPED TO THICKEN THE ICE. WITH WARMER TEMPERATURES EXPECTED
THIS WEEKEND AND THROUGH NEXT WEEK...RUNOFF MAY BE SUFFICIENT TO
RAISE WATER LEVELS ENOUGH TO BREAK THIS ICE UP ON SOME WATERWAYS.
AS THIS OCCURS...ICE JAMS ARE A DEFINITE POSSIBILITY...ESPECIALLY IN
TYPICAL PROBLEM SPOTS SUCH AS NEAR BRIDGES AND OTHER CONSTRICTIONS
IN THE RIVER...OR WHERE THE RIVER MAKES SHARP TURNS OR MEANDERS.
LARGE CHUNKS OF ICE MOVING DOWNSTREAM COULD GET HUNG UP IN THESE
AREAS...LEADING TO JAMS AND POTENTIAL FLOODING. IF ICE FLOES OR
ANY JAMMING IS OBSERVED...BE SURE TO REPORT THIS INFORMATION TO
LOCAL OFFICIALS OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

Snow depth, temperature, and water equivalent as of March 5th, 2015:
nsm_swe_2015030505_Upper_Midwest nsm_ave_temp_24hr_2015030505_Upper_Midwest nsm_depth_2015030505_Upper_Midwest

Images courtesy National Snow Analysis

Too Cold; Won’t Fish

GrumpyCat

But, after the 5th coldest February on record in southeast Minnesota, there is hope. Without giving it all away on a silver platter, here’s an outlook on temperatures the next 10 days.

KRST_2015030412_tx_240

 

Honestly, hats off (not literally, too cold) to those of you who have found the time and place to fish this winter without losing a digit. It’s a great time of the year to avoid crowds, and even better now that all streams are open for winter trout fishing.

6/13/14-6/20/14 Heavy Rainfall

Rochester has received 4.02″ of rain since Saturday, June 13th.

Here are radar estimated totals from Wednesday, June 18th through Friday, June 20th
2014-06-20_12-25-47

Here are 7 day totals from June 13th through June 20th
2014-06-20_12-25-31

River gauges

Rain measurements from June 14th through June 20th, courtesy of NWS La Crosse

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
119 PM CDT FRI JUN 20 2014

...PRELIMINARY RAINFALL TOTALS FROM JUNE 14TH THROUGH JUNE 20TH...

LOCATION                            COUNTY          AMOUNT 


...NORTHEAST IOWA...

WAUCOMA 3S                          FAYETTE         7.44
NEW HAMPTON                         CHICKASAW       7.42 
CHARLES CITY                        FLOYD           7.19
POSTVILLE                           ALLAMAKEE       6.82
OELWEIN 1WNW                        FAYETTE         6.80
EL DORADO 1E                        FAYETTE         6.45
COLWELL                             FLOYD           6.28
IONIA 2W                            CHICKASAW       6.22
ELMA                                HOWARD          5.90
MONONA                              CLAYTON         5.80
YELLOW RIVER PARK                   ALLAMAKEE       5.64
STRAWBERRY POINT                    FAYETTE         5.55
NASHUA 2SW                          CHICKASAW       5.20
CRESCO                              HOWARD          5.06
OSAGE                               MITCHELL        5.02
DECORAH                             WINNESHIEK      4.89
CLERMONT                            FAYETTE         4.87
ELKADER                             FAYETTE         4.73
ORCHARD                             FLOYD           4.73
ION                                 ALLAMAKEE       4.21
LITTLEPORT                          CLAYTON         4.16
VOLGA 1NE                           CLAYTON         4.05
DORCHESTER - HIGHWAY 76             ALLAMAKEE       3.67
BLUFFTON                            WINNESHIEK      3.64
GUTTENBERG DAM 10                   CLAYTON         3.21


...SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...

BYRON 6S                            OLMSTED         7.30
ROCHESTER 5SW                       OLMSTED         7.00
AUSTIN 2NE                          MOWER           6.55 
ELGIN 5SE                           OLMSTED         6.27 
OXBOW PARK                          OLMSTED         6.25
BYRON 4N                            OLMSTED         5.97
ROCHESTER 6ENE                      OLMSTED         5.96
ROCHESTER 3W                        OLMSTED         5.79
ROCHESTER - BEAR CREEK              OLMSTED         5.77
AUSTIN 3S                           MOWER           5.70
EYOTA 5W                            OLMSTED         5.61
VIOLA 4W                            OLMSTED         5.32
MANTORVILLE 2WSW                    DODGE           5.32
LANSING                             MOWER           5.27
AUSTIN 3NW                          MOWER           5.23
ROCHESTER - SILVER CREEK            OLMSTED         5.22
ROCHESTER - BELTLINE                OLMSTED         5.11
FILLMORE                            FILLMORE        5.08
ALTURA 5W                           WINONA          5.07
SPRING VALLEY 3E                    FILLMORE        5.05
MANTORVILLE                         DODGE           5.05
ELBA                                WINONA          4.95
ROCHESTER AIRPORT 2NE               OLMSTED         4.94
OSTRANDER 5WNW                      FILLMORE        4.82
EYOTA 2NE                           OLMSTED         4.81
ROCHESTER - CASCADE CREEK           OLMSTED         4.74
WHITEWATER STATE PARK               WINONA          4.73
ROCHESTER 6N                        OLMSTED         4.68
ELGIN 2SSW                          WABASHA         4.60
SPRING VALLEY                       FILLMORE        4.58
WINONA 4SW                          WINONA          4.55
DOVER 1E                            OLMSTED         4.52
MINNESOTA CITY DAM 5                WINONA          4.36
ORONOCO 1W                          OLMSTED         4.25
CARIMONA                            FILLMORE        4.22
ORONOCO                             OLMSTED         4.04
ROCHESTER ASOS                      OLMSTED         4.02
WABASHA                             WABASHA         3.99
PRESTON 3NNE                        FILLMORE        3.97
ROCHESTER 2SE                       OLMSTED         3.96
GRAND MEADOW 6S                     MOWER           3.96
PILOT MOUND                         FILLMORE        3.84
CHATFIELD 9ESE                      FILLMORE        3.79
THEILMAN 1SSW                       WABASHA         3.76
PRESTON 6S                          FILLMORE        3.74
LANESBORO                           FILLMORE        3.71
CALEDONIA                           HOUSTON         3.63
PRESTON                             FILLMORE        3.55
ROCHESTER 4ESE                      OLMSTED         3.46
LEWISTON                            WINONA          3.43
HOUSTON                             HOUSTON         3.41
LA CRESCENT 1NNW                    HOUSTON         3.37
BEAVER                              WABASHA         3.37
BRISTOL 1N                          FILLMORE        3.32
KELLOGG                             WABASHA         3.28
SPRING GROVE 4N                     HOUSTON         3.12
ZUMBRO FALLS 4SSW                   WABASHA         3.01
BRISTOL 3NE                         FILLMORE        2.99
MOUND PRAIRIE                       HOUSTON         2.98
RUSHFORD                            FILLMORE        2.96
MABEL                               FILLMORE        2.96
PLAINVIEW 3E                        WABASHA         2.93
WINONA 5WSW                         WINONA          2.76
LA CRESCENT DAM 7                   WINONA          2.71

...SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL WISCONSIN...

ETTRICK 4WNW                        TREMPEALEAU     7.86
BLAIR                               TREMPEALEAU     5.94
BLACK RIVER FALLS 2N                JACKSON         5.59
LA CROSSE - RIVERSIDE               LA CROSSE       5.57
ROCKVILLE                           GRANT           5.53
OSSEO                               TREMPEALEAU     5.37
TAYLOR                              JACKSON         5.36
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN                    CRAWFORD        5.35
WHITEHALL 4SSW                      TREMPEALEAU     5.24
LYNXVILLE DAM 9                     CRAWFORD        5.24
BURTON                              GRANT           5.20
HIXTON                              JACKSON         5.04
GALEVILLE 2WSW                      TREMPEALEAU     5.04
BLACK RIVER FALLS RAWS              JACKSON         4.75
FORT MCCOY YARD ROAD                MONROE          4.74
SINSINAWA                           GRANT           4.58
TREMPEALEAU DAM 6                   TREMPEALEAU     4.44
CASTLE ROCK DAM                     ADAMS           4.43
TUNNEL CITY 1S                      MONROE          4.38
STEUBEN                             CRAWFORD        4.26
HATFIELD DAM                        JACKSON         4.25
ONTARIO                             VERNON          4.18
MATHER 3NW                          JACKSON         4.17
WHITEHALL                           TREMPEALEAU     4.13
SPARTA                              MONROE          4.13
DE SOTO 1SE                         CRAWFORD        4.06
GENOA DAM 8                         VERNON          4.04
CUBA CITY                           GRANT           4.04
READSTOWN                           VERNON          4.02
WESTBY 3ENE                         VERNON          4.01
RICHLAND CENTER                     RICHLAND        3.98
LA CROSSE WFO                       LA CROSSE       3.94
WHITEHALL 6N                        TREMPEALEAU     3.86
FOUR CORNERS                        JACKSON         3.86
PIGEON FALLS                        TREMPEALEAU     3.82
STRUM                               TREMPEALEAU     3.81
READSTOWN 4NE                       RICHLAND        3.69
WARRENS 5WSW                        MONROE          3.67
GAYS MILLS                          CRAWFORD        3.56
NEILLSVILLE 3ESE                    CLARK           3.56
LA CROSSE 4NNW                      LA CROSSE       3.50
VIROQUA                             VERNON          3.44
ONTARIO 3E                          VERNON          3.42
HILLSBORO 2SW                       VERNON          3.35
BOSCOBEL ASOS                       GRANT           3.20
MAUSTON 1SE                         JUNEAU          3.13
STODDARD                            VERNON          3.03
NECEDAH RAWS                        JUNEAU          3.02
LA CROSSE ASOS                      LA CROSSE       3.00
ALMA DAM 4                          BUFFALO         2.99
DIAMOND LAKE RAWS                   TAYLOR          2.95
WEST SALEM 1W                       LA CROSSE       2.93
HOLMEN 2S                           LA CROSSE       2.93
PETENWELL DAM                       JUNEAU          2.91
HOLMEN 1NW                          LA CROSSE       2.90
FRIENDSHIP                          ADAMS           2.80
NEILLSVILLE                         CLARK           2.77
MELROSE 8SSW                        JACKSON         2.69
OWEN 2N                             CLARK           2.60

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

Recent Rainfall Reports

Most of this fell Sunday, 4/14, and it gave local streams and rivers another nudge out of their banks in places. Hopefully things clear up quickly this week like they did last week. Take a peek at the MBWW gauge on the Stream Conditions page.

4_14Rainfall

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
742 AM CDT MON APR 15 2013

...LATEST RAINFALL REPORTS...

LOCATION                       AMOUNT    TIME/DATE       LAT/LON

IOWA

...ALLAMAKEE...
DORCHESTER HWY 76              1.44 IN   0600 AM 04/15   43.42N/91.51W
LANSING 4SE                    1.15 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.32N/91.16W
3 SE WATERVILLE                1.14 IN   0707 AM 04/15   43.17N/91.24W
ION                            1.13 IN   0645 AM 04/15   43.11N/91.27W

...CHICKASAW...
NEW HAMPTON                    1.03 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.06N/92.31W

...CLAYTON...
MONONA WWTP                    0.97 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.04N/91.40W
VOLGA 1NE                      0.83 IN   0700 AM 04/15   42.81N/91.52W
STRAWBERRY POINT               0.75 IN   0700 AM 04/15   42.69N/91.53W
GUTTENBERG DAM 10              0.75 IN   0600 AM 04/15   42.79N/91.10W
ELKADER 6SSW                   0.75 IN   0700 AM 04/15   42.78N/91.45W
VOLGA RVR                      0.74 IN   0645 AM 04/15   42.75N/91.37W

...FAYETTE...
1 W OELWEIN                    0.84 IN   0500 AM 04/15   42.68N/91.93W
FAYETTE                        0.78 IN   0700 AM 04/15   42.85N/91.82W
OELWEIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT      0.73 IN   0700 AM 04/15   42.68N/91.97W

...FLOYD...
CHARLES CITY                   1.35 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.06N/92.67W
COLWELL                        1.04 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.16N/92.59W
NASHUA 2SW                     1.00 IN   0700 AM 04/15   42.94N/92.57W

...MITCHELL...
ST ANSGAR                      1.55 IN   0630 AM 04/15   43.38N/92.92W

...WINNESHIEK...
4 S SATTRE                     1.35 IN   0625 AM 04/15   43.34N/91.64W
DECORAH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT      1.20 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.28N/91.74W

MINNESOTA

...DODGE...
DODGE CENTER AIRPORT           0.46 IN   0700 AM 04/15   44.02N/92.83W

...FILLMORE...
PRESTON 1SSE                   1.81 IN   0718 AM 04/15   43.66N/92.08W
LANESBORO                      1.74 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.72N/91.97W
SO.FORK ROOT RIVER             1.67 IN   0630 AM 04/15   43.72N/91.98W
PRESTON FILLMORE COUNTY AIRPOR 1.60 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.68N/92.18W

...HOUSTON...
SPRING GROVE 4N                1.75 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.61N/91.62W

...MOWER...
GRAND MEADOW                   1.17 IN   0600 AM 04/15   43.71N/92.56W
2 NNE VARCO                    0.83 IN   0600 AM 04/15   43.64N/92.97W
AUSTIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT       0.67 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.66N/92.93W
1 ENE DEXTER                   0.07 IN   0716 AM 04/15   43.73N/92.68W

...OLMSTED...
SILVER CREEK                   0.90 IN   0530 AM 04/15   44.03N/92.43W
2 NE ROCHESTER                 0.89 IN   0600 AM 04/15   44.04N/92.44W
BYRON 4 NORTH                  0.70 IN   0700 AM 04/15   44.09N/92.64W
ROCHESTER BELTLINE             0.68 IN   0630 AM 04/15   44.01N/92.47W
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPOR 0.64 IN   0700 PM 04/15   43.91N/92.50W
MAYO HELIPAD                   0.51 IN   0652 AM 04/15   44.02N/92.48W
2 SE EYOTA                     0.02 IN   0716 AM 04/15   43.96N/92.21W

...WABASHA...
WABASHA                        1.06 IN   0700 AM 04/15   44.38N/92.05W
LAKE CITY                      0.93 IN   0700 AM 04/15   44.44N/92.28W
THEILMAN 1SSW                  0.90 IN   0715 AM 04/15   44.28N/92.19W

...WINONA...
WINONA DAM 5A                  1.55 IN   0600 AM 04/15   44.09N/91.67W
LA CRESCENT DAM 7              1.50 IN   0600 AM 04/15   43.87N/91.31W
MINNESOTA CITY DAM 5           1.37 IN   0700 AM 04/15   44.16N/91.81W
TREMPEALEAU DAM 6              1.34 IN   0600 AM 04/15   44.00N/91.44W
WINONA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT       1.31 IN   0700 AM 04/15   44.08N/91.71W

WISCONSIN

...BUFFALO...
ALMA DAM 4                     1.17 IN   0600 AM 04/15   44.33N/91.92W

...CRAWFORD...
DE SOTO 1SE                    1.30 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.42N/91.19W
LYNXVILLE DAM 9                0.93 IN   0600 AM 04/15   43.21N/91.10W
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN               0.90 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.05N/91.13W
STEUBEN                        0.84 IN   0630 AM 04/15   43.18N/90.86W
STEUBEN 4SE                    0.78 IN   0655 AM 04/15   43.13N/90.84W
SOLDIERS GROVE                 0.73 IN   0725 AM 04/15   43.39N/90.78W
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN  AIRPORT      0.72 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.02N/91.12W

...GRANT...
BOSCOBEL AIRPORT               0.62 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.16N/90.67W
1 ENE BOSCOBEL                 0.60 IN   0703 AM 04/15   43.15N/90.68W

...JACKSON...
1 E BLACK RIVER FALLS          1.22 IN   0615 AM 04/15   44.30N/90.83W
BLACK RIVER FALLS              0.75 IN   0600 AM 04/15   44.28N/90.87W
BLACK RIVER FALLS AREA AIRPORT 0.57 IN   0700 AM 04/15   44.25N/90.86W
HATFIELD DAM                   0.38 IN   0647 AM 04/15   44.41N/90.73W

...JUNEAU...
VOLK FIELD AIRPORT             0.79 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.94N/90.25W
NECEDAH 1W                     0.66 IN   0648 AM 04/15   44.02N/90.08W

...LA CROSSE...
MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT LA CROSSE 1.60 IN   0600 AM 04/15   43.80N/91.26W
HOLLAND                        1.34 IN   0635 AM 04/15   43.97N/91.29W
LA CROSSE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT    1.34 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.88N/91.26W
FOUR CORNERS                   1.12 IN   0700 AM 04/15   44.07N/90.92W

...MONROE...
SPARTA/FORT MC COY AIRPORT     0.81 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.96N/90.74W

...RICHLAND...
RICHLAND CENTER 1NW            0.47 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.36N/90.42W

...TAYLOR...
3 NE LUBLIN                    0.74 IN   0614 AM 04/15   45.11N/90.69W

...TREMPEALEAU...
ETTRICK 4WNW                   1.57 IN   0709 AM 04/15   44.19N/91.34W
GALESVILLE 2WSW                1.32 IN   0700 AM 04/15   44.07N/91.39W
OSSEO                          1.30 IN   0700 AM 04/15   44.58N/91.22W

...VERNON...
STODDARD                       1.36 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.66N/91.22W
GENOA DAM 8                    1.25 IN   0600 AM 04/15   43.57N/91.23W
ONTARIO 3E                     0.74 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.72N/90.53W
HILLSBORO WSW                  0.69 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.65N/90.35W
VIROQUA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT      0.57 IN   0700 AM 04/15   43.58N/90.90W

Streams will run high, dirty again into the “opener”

Radar picture showing moderate to occasionally heavy rain over southeast Minnesota and there is fairly consistent thunder within this round of rainfall.

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At this time there hasn’t been a noticeable change in stream/river levels on local gauges, but that’s likely going to change over the next 12-24 hours and continue through the week.

Here is a projection of liquid equivalent precipitation by the end of this week. Another 2-3″ of liquid equivalent is on the way. Hopefully less, possibly more.

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If there’s an upside, and I think there is, the frost is now out at the Olmsted County gauge, which I hope is a relatively good representation for much of southeast MN. There will be exceptions, of course, as there is likely still frost on the slopes and valley walls that were still holding snow through the last few days.

4_9fs_olmsted

We’re in for rain and drizzle today, then a bit of freezing rain/drizzle tonight through Wednesday, then sleet to snow late Wednesday through Thursday. Snowfall totals may exceed 3″ depending on when exactly the transition from a mix to snow takes place Thursday.