Heavy Rains in the Fargo/Moorhead Area: May 29-30, 2013

Radar-based precipitation estimates for May 30, 2013

Radar-based precipitation estimates for May 30, 2013
Courtesy: National Weather Service

A sluggish area of low pressure centered over South Dakota brought waves of rain spiraling across Minnesota for the final few days of May. The epicenter of the heaviest rain on May 29 and May 30 was in the Fargo/Moorhead area. Parts of central Clay County saw three to five inches with a few isolated areas seeing up to six inches of rain in a 24 hour period ending at 8am May 30. Street flooding was reported in the Fargo/Moorhead Area. An unofficial report of up to 7 inches was reported 2 miles south of Kragnes in Clay County.

Below are Storm Reports from the National Weather Service.



PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN ND/GRAND FORKS ND
959 AM CDT THU MAY 30 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       1 S AVERILL             46.96N 96.55W
05/30/2013  E5.50 INCH       CLAY               MN   PUBLIC

            SOME WATER COMING UP TO OUTBUILDINGS.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN ND/GRAND FORKS ND
612 PM CDT THU MAY 30 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0500 PM     HEAVY RAIN       2 S KRAGNES             46.96N 96.75W
05/30/2013  M7.00 INCH       CLAY               MN   PUBLIC

            PUBLIC REPORT OF 7 INCHES OF RAIN BETWEEN 6 PM WEDNESDAY
            AND NOON THURSDAY IN ANDERSON ACRES.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN ND/GRAND FORKS ND
1025 PM CDT THU MAY 30 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1000 PM     HEAVY RAIN       LANCASTER               48.86N 96.80W
05/30/2013  M2.88 INCH       KITTSON            MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            36-HOUR TOTAL. 2.47 INCHES HAS FALLEN IN THE PAST 12
            HOURS.


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
230 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

24 HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTALS ENDING 7 AM FRIDAY MAY 31 2013

LOCATION TOWN                       24 HR
ID       NAME                       TOTAL

LNKN8    LANKIN 6E ND               4.85
XXXXX    PARK RIVER 6S ND           4.80
XPIN8    PISEK ND                   4.25
Y37      PARK RIVER ND              4.00
EDIN8    EDINBURG ND                3.75
MTON8    MINTO ND                   3.50
ADMN8    ADAMS ND                   3.50
LNCM5    LANCASTER MN               3.45
LKNN8    LANKIN 9SW ND              3.12
XXXXX    OLGA ND                    3.00
XXXXX    MILTON 2NE ND              2.97
XXXXX    PARK RIVER 4N ND           2.84
XXXXX    PARK RIVER 7E ND           2.80
FDVN8    FORDVILLE ND               2.60
XXXXX    MOUNTAIN ND                2.50
GBHM5    GREENBUSH MN               2.37
WALN8    WALHALLA ND                2.35
EDRN8    EDMORE ND                  2.20
NDWH02   OSLO 3WNW ND               2.11
PNEN8    PENN 6SE ND                1.96
XXXXX    VOSS 1S ND                 1.95
CLVN8    NDAWN AT CAVALIER ND       1.94
XXARB    GLASSTON ND                1.93
XXARB    CANDO ND                   1.85
9D7      AWOS AT CANDO ARPT ND      1.83
XXARB    ST. THOMAS ND 2E           1.80
MUNN8    MUNICH ND                  1.79
XXARB    WARSAW 2E ND               1.75
PBAN8    PEMBINA ND                 1.73
HMBM5    HUMBOLT MN                 1.70
GFEN8    SE GRAND FORKS ND          1.67
SWXN8    STARKWEATHER ND            1.65
STTM5    NDAWN AT STEPHEN MN        1.63
MCEN8    MICHIGAN ND                1.62
CRTN8    CAVALIER 4W ND             1.56
XXARB    CANDO 9NE ND               1.55
GRFN8    GRAND FORKS NWS            1.52
GRAN8    GRAFTON ND                 1.50
BKRN8    NDAWN AT BAKER ND          1.47
RDR      ASOS AT GRAND FORKS AFB    1.45
ESMN8    ESMOND 3W ND               1.39
NDED08   NEW ROCKFORD 4N ND         1.35
LNGN8    LANGDON EXP FARM ND        1.35
COAN8    NDAWN AT CANDO ND          1.33
96D      AWOS AT WALHALLA ND        1.33
CVLN8    CAVALIER ND                1.32
HLLM5    HALLOCK MN                 1.30
ARBXX    HANNAH 5W                  1.25
FGN      AWOS AT FLAG ISLAND MN     1.23
RRT      AWOS AT WARROAD MN         1.18
AGYM5    ARGYLE MN                  1.18
CRYN8    NDAWN AT CRARY ND          1.17
LGGN8    NDAWN AT LANGDON ND        1.14
D55      AWOS AT LANGDON ND         1.13
HCO      AWOS AT HALLOCK MN         1.12
XXARB    GILBY 2S ND                1.10
DZYN8    NDAWN AT DAZEY ND          1.10
SRLN8    SARLES  ND                 1.09
NDGF02   GRAND FORKS 1SW ND         1.05
WRRM5    WARROAD  MN                1.03
GFK      ASOS AT GRAND FORKS ARPT   1.03
BDE      ASOS AT BAUDETTE MN        1.03
DVL      AWOS AT DEVILS LAKE ND     0.99
OTTM5    OTTERTAIL MN               0.97
WAEN8    WALES 5SE ND               0.95
NDED04   NEW ROCKFORD 9WNW ND       0.95
ROX      AWOS AT ROSEAU MN          0.90
MNAPSIDM CALEDONIA 1.1 SE MN        0.87
MNR34MGJ CLIMAX 3WNW MN             0.83
MNMS05   WARREN 7NW MN              0.74
RDLM5    RED LAKE FALLS MN          0.65
PILN8    NDAWN AT PILLSBURY ND      0.60
NDED01   NEW ROCKFORD 1ESE ND       0.55
GLRM5    GLACIAL RIDGE SCAN MN      0.54
NDBR02   VALLEY CITY 2NW ND         0.51
Y63      AWOS AT ELBOW LAKE MN      0.49
MYAN8    NDAWN AT MAYVILLE ND       0.48
DTL      AWOS AT DETROIT LAKES MN   0.48
CKN      AWOS AT CROOKSTON MN       0.48
FFM      AWOS AT FERGUS FALLS MN    0.47
PKD      ASOS AT PARK RAPIDS MN     0.46
NDST01   HATTON 9NW ND              0.45
NDCS05   FARGO 5SW ND               0.45
MNOT03   UNDERWOOD 8NNE MN          0.45
MYVN8    MAYVILLE ND                0.44
MNNR01   TWIN VALLEY MN             0.42
TWRM5    TAMARAC WILDLIFE REF MN    0.41
MCLN8    MCLEOD ND                  0.40
MCCN8    NDAWN AT MCHENRY ND        0.40
NDCS32   DURBIN ND                  0.39
MNNUOMHK MENAHGA 1E MN              0.39
VWU      AWOS AT WASKISH MN         0.36
BKEM5    BRECKENRIDGE 3SE MN        0.36
NDRC08   ABERCROMBIE ND             0.35
MNPE8HBO ELBOW LAKE VILLAGE MN      0.35
LLLM5    LONG LOST LAKE MN          0.35
SEBM5    SEBEKA  MN                 0.33
MNOT02   FERGUS FALLS 1NNE MN       0.33
VCEN8    VALLEY CITY 1E ND          0.31
NDCS15   FARGO 1ESE ND              0.30
STTN8    NDAWN AT SAINT THOMAS MN   0.29
NDCS16   FARGO 2SE ND               0.28
WEHN8    NDAWN AT WAHPETON ND       0.26
MNOT05   FERGUS FALLS 1E MN         0.26
DSUN8    NDSU                       0.26
TVF      AWOS AT THIEF RIVER FALLS  0.25
PRLM5    NDAWN AT PERLEY MN         0.25
SAZ      STAPLES AIRPORT MN         0.24
RHSM5    ROTHSAY MN                 0.23
EDDM5    NDAWN AT ELDRED MN         0.23
WADM5    WADENA MN                  0.22
BRGM5    BUFFALO RIVER GEORGETOWN   0.22
MORM5    MOORHEAD MN                0.21
FAR      ASOS AT FARGO AIRPORT MN   0.19
XRON8    ROLLA NDAWN ND             0.18
FGLN8    NDAWN AT FINGAL ND         0.18

SOME OF THE ABBREVIATIONS:

ASOS = AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVATION SYSTEM
AWOS = AUTOMATED WEATHER OBSERVATION SYSTEM
NDAWN = NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURAL WEATHER NETWORK
ARPT = AIRPORT
XXXXX = NON NWS OR UNOFFICIAL REPORT
XXARB = NORTH DAKOTA ATMOSPHERIC RESOURCE BOARD