Welcome Rains: October 1-2, 2009

Estimated Rainfall for the 24 hour period ending 7am October 2, 2009

Estimated Rainfall for the 24 hour period ending 7am October 2, 2009
Courtesy the National Weather Service

A large, sprawling area of low pressure brought heavy rain to central and southern Minnesota on October 1st and 2nd. Widespread reports of one to two inches were reported. The normal precipitation for the month of October is around two inches for central and southern Minnesota so some central Minnesota locations received a month's worth of October rainfall in just two days. Much of this rain fell over dry ground and areas experiencing drought-like conditions.

The heaviest rain fell over central Minnesota from Belgrade in western Stearns County to western Nicollet County, with another heavier band over Kanebec into Pine County. The highest two day total reported so far is 3.53 inches at Fort Ridgely State Park. 3.50 inches was reported in New London-Spicer. The two day total at Kimball in Stearns County was 3.40. Litchfield saw 3.02 inches. The St. Cloud State University campus weather station had 2.91 inches for October 1 and 2.

The slow moving storm brought persistent easterly winds across northern Minnesota and caused large waves on Lake Superior. Winds were gusting up to 52 miles an hour at the Duluth Sky Harbor Airport on Park Point.

Below are rainfall totals from the National Weather Service


MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR
CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1211 PM CDT FRI OCT 02 2009

 VALUES REPRESENT YESTERDAYS HIGHS...LOW OVER THE LAST 12 HOURS
 AND PRECIPITATION OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 6AM
 DAILY SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AND DEPTH ARE ONLY AVAILABLE
 BETWEEN OCTOBER 1 AND MAY 31


.BR MSP  1002  C DH00/TX/DH06/TAIRZP/PP
:
:
:          STATION              MAX    MIN      24-HR
:           NAME                TEMP   TEMP     PCPN
AXN  :  ALEXANDRIA MN ARPT    :  50  /  44  /   1.17
EAU  :  EAU CLAIRE WI AIRPORT :  55  /  46  /   0.83
STC  :  ST CLOUD MN ARPT      :  50  /  45  /   2.12
MIC  :  CRYSTAL MN ARPT       :  52  /  48  /   1.23
MSP  :  MINNEAPOLIS MN ARPT   :  51  /  49  /   1.40
STP  :  ST PAUL MN ARPT       :  52  /  49  /   1.24
FCM  :  FLYING CLOUD MN ARPT  :  51  /  49  /   1.45
RWF  :  REDWOOD FALLS MN ARPT :  54  /  48  /   1.15
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AEL  :  ALBERT LEA MN ARPT    :  55  /   46
AQP  :  APPLETON MN APRT      :  52  /   45
BBB  :  BENSON   MN  ARPT     :  52  /   45
ANE  :  BLAINE   MN  ARPT     :  52  /   46
CFE  :  BUFFALO MN ARPT       :  52  /   46
CBG  :  CAMBRIDGE MN ARPT     :  48  /   45
CNB  :  CANBY                 :  59  /   50
FRM  :  FAIRMONT MN ARPT      :  55  /   45
FBL  :  FARIBAULT MN ARPT     :  52  /   46
GYL  :  GLENCOE MN ARPT       :  51  /   47
GHW  :  GLENWOOD MN ARPT      :  52  /   43
GDB  :  GRANITE FALLS MN ARPT :  54  /   47
HCD  :  HUTCHINSON MN ARPT    :  52  /   47
21D  :  LAKE ELMO MN          :  52  /   46
LVN  :  LAKEVILLE MN ARPT     :  50  /   46
LJF  :  LITCHFIELD MN ARPT    :  52  /   45
LXL  :  LITTLE FALLS MN ARPT  :  48  /   43
14Y  :  LONG PRAIRIE MN       :   M  /    M
DXX  :  MADISON  MN  ARPT     :  54  /   46
MKT  :  MANKATO MN ARPT       :  55  /   46
MGG  :  MAPLE LAKE MN ARPT    :  52  /   46
MVE  :  MONTEVIDEO MN ARPT    :  54  /   46
JMR  :  MORA MN ARPT          :  45  /   41
MOX  :  MORRIS MN ARPT        :  52  /   45
ULM  :  NEW ULM MN ARPT       :  54  /   46
OVL  :  OLIVIA MN ARPT        :  52  /   47
OWA  :  OWATONNA MN ARPT      :  55  /   48
PEX  :  PAYNESVILLE MN ARPT   :  52  /   44
PNM  :  PRINCETON MN ARPT     :  48  /   45
RGK  :  RED WING MN ARPT      :  54  /   50
ROS  :  RUSH CITY ARPT        :  48  /   44
SAZ  :  STAPLES MN ARPT       :  48  /   43
JYG  :  ST JAMES MN ARPT      :  57  /   46
SGS  :  SOUTH ST PAUL MN ARPT :  52  /   49
ACQ  :  WASECA ARPT           :  54  /   45
BDH  :  WILLMAR MN ARPT       :  54  /   48
RPD  :  RICE LAKE WI AIRPORT  :  54  /   44
LUM  :  MENOMONIE WI AIRPORT  :  54  /   46
OEO  :  OSCEOLA WI AIRPORT    :  52  /   45
RNH  :  NEW RICHMOND WI AIRPOR:  51  /   45
RCX  :  LADYSMITH WI AIRPORT  :  56  /   43


:             COOPERATIVE OBSERVER REPORTS SUMMER
:VALUES ARE FOR THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS ENDING BETWEEN 6 AM AND
:        8 AM LOCAL TIME UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED


:        STATION                     MAX  MIN   24-HR
:        NAME                        TEMP TEMP  PCPN


:
: IN MINNESOTA
:
ALBM5    : ALBERT LEA 3 SE         :  54 / 45 /  1.04 /
ADVM5    : ANDOVER 1 N             :  50 / 45 /  1.42 /
MN0LS2GT : BALD EAGLE 1 SE         :   M /  M /  1.38 /
BTHM5    : BLUE EARTH              :  57 / 46 /  1.61 /
MN0ZKCHR : BONNIE GLEN 1 S         :   M /  M /  1.31 /
MNILHXRH : BROOKLYN CENTER         :   M /  M /  0.94 /
BWNM5    : BROWNTON WTP            :   M /  M /  2.26 /
BUFM5    : BUFFALO 2 NE            :  49 / 44 /  2.24 /
MNF2OABM : CANNON CITY 2 SW        :   M /  M /  1.65 /
CLSM5    : CARLOS 3 SW             :   M /  M /  1.29 /
MN0OWXAN : CARNELIAN JUNC          :   M /  M /  2.21 /
CRVM5    : CARVER 1 SW             :  52 / 48 /  1.32 /
MPXM5    : CHANHASSEN WFO          :  50 / 46 /  1.65 /
CHNM5    : CHANHASSEN 2 SW         :   M /  M /  1.59 /
CHKM5    : CHASKA 2 NW             :  50 / 46 /  1.73 /
MNJVPERA : COLD SPRING 1 NNW       :   M /  M /  2.80 /
DANM5    : DANUBE 2 N              :   M /  M /  1.36 /
ELKM5    : ELK RIVER               :  49 / 44 /  1.19 /
FBTM5    : FARIBAULT               :  51 / 47 /  1.68 /
ZMPM5    : FARMINGTON CWSU         :   M /  M /  1.29 /
FORM5    : FOREST LAKE 5 NE        :  52 / 44 /  1.31 /
FDYM5    : FRIDLEY                 :   M /  M /  1.52 /
GLDM5    : GAYLORD                 :  59 / 40 /  1.76 /
MN0HS8BP : GLOSTER 1 NNW           :   M /  M /  1.36 /
GOLM5    : GOLDEN VALLEY           :   M /  M /  1.63 /
HAMM5    : HAMBURG                 :   M /  M /  1.60 /
MNI9SHDL : HAMEL 1 NW              :   M /  M /  1.49 /
MNGE8GDG : HAMPTON 1 S             :   M /  M /  1.62 /
HSTM5    : HASTINGS LOCK/DAM 2     :  51 / 46 /  1.25 /
MNG28BBT : HENDERSON 1 SE          :   M /  M /  1.42 /
HCSM5    : HUTCHINSON 1 W          :   M /  M /  2.16 /
JORM5    : JORDAN 1 SSW            :  51 / 46 /  1.60 /
MN0GWSNW : LAKE ELMO 3 SE          :   M /  M /  1.83 /
MN1867TA : LAKE FREMONT 1 SE       :   M /  M /  1.23 /
MN0CW1AT : LAKELAND SHORES 1 NE    :   M /  M /  1.35 /
KIMM5    : KIMBALL 3 N             :  48 / 44 /  3.03 /
LSTM5    : LESTER PRAIRIE 2 S      :   M /  M /  2.14 /
LCHM5    : LITCHFIELD              :  49 / 46 /  2.60 /
LFLM5    : LITTLE FALLS            :   M /  M /  2.38 /
LNGM5    : LONG PRAIRIE            :  47 / 42 /  1.83 /
MNG0GYSN : LONSDALE 1 SSW          :   M /  M /  1.52 /
MADM5    : MADISON                 :   M /  M /  1.32 /
MKAM5    : MANKATO                 :  52 / 46 /  1.92 /
MNAES5HD : MARNA 2 NNW             :   M /  M /  1.60 /
MLRM5    : MELROSE                 :  48 / 43 /  1.90 /
MLCM5    : MILACA                  :  48 / 43 /  1.43 /
MIAM5    : MILAN 1 NW              :   M / 48 /     M
LSAM5    : MINNEAPOLIS LOWER ST    :   M /  M /  1.60 /
MVDM5    : MONTEVIDEO 1 SW         :  52 / 45 /  1.35 /
MGMM5    : MONTGOMERY              :   M /  M /  1.53 /
MRAM5    : MORA                    :   M /  M /  2.04 /
MGNM5    : MORGAN                  :   M /  M /  2.10 /
NLSM5    : NEW LONDON SPICER       :  53 / 42 /  2.70 /
MNDM8BKN : OWATONNA 4 W            :   M /  M /  1.53 /
MNF683BG : POOR FARM LANDING 3     :   M /  M /  2.04 /
MNGV43TT : PRIOR LAKE 2.5 WNW      :   M /  M /  1.59 /
RDWM5    : RED WING LOCK/DAM 3     :  52 / 46 /  1.15 /
REWM5    : REDWOOD FALLS           :  52 / 49 /  1.41 /
RCEM5    : RICE                    :  48 / 43 /  1.82 /
RFDM5    : ROCKFORD                :   M /  M /  1.64 /
SCOM5    : ST CLOUD SCSU           :   M /  M /  2.37 /
MNF5FFTN : ST PETER 1 S            :   M /  M /  1.51 /
SHRM5    : SHERBURN                :  53 / 44 /  2.19 /
MN0GW4BJ : SIEGEL 2 NW             :   M /  M /  2.35 /
SPKM5    : SPRING PARK WATER       :  51 / 47 /  1.75 /
SFDM5    : SPRINGFIELD             :   M /  M /  1.90 /
STIM5    : STILLWATER 2 SW         :  51 / 44 /  2.31 /
SWRM5    : STILLWATER WTP          :   M /  M /  1.63 /
VESM5    : VESTA                   :   M /  M /  1.04 /
WACM5    : WACONIA                 :   M /  M /  1.46 /
WASM5    : WASECA                  :  53 / 46 /  1.52 /
WTTM5    : WATERTOWN               :   M /  M /  1.72 /
WELM5    : WELLS                   :  54 / 46 /  1.30 /
WLDM5    : WILD RIVER STATE PARK   :  52 / 45 /  1.55 /
WLLM5    : WILLMAR                 :  49 / 45 /  2.30 /
WNNM5    : WINNEBAGO               :  53 / 45 /  1.74 /
MN2U8HCJ : WOODLAND 1 W            :   M /  M /  2.13 /
ZBRM5    : ZUMBROTA                :  52 / 44 /  1.53 /
:
: IN WISCONSIN
:
AGSW3    : AUGUSTA RANGER STATION  :  54 / 41 /  0.77 /
BMRW3    : BLOOMER                 :  53 / 42 /  0.92 /
BALW3    : BALDWIN                 :  49 / 43 /  1.02 /
CHPW3    : CHIPPEWA FALLS          :   M /  M /  0.74 /
CBLW3    : CUMBERLAND              :  53 / 40 /  1.31 /
DRDW3    : DURAND                  :  52 / 46 /  0.95 /
ELKW3    : ELK MOUND               :   M /  M /  0.80 /
HAMW3    : HAMMOND                 :   M /  M /  1.17 /
HOLW3    : HOLCOMBE                :  54 / 40 /  1.02 /
JIMW3    : JIM FALLS               :  53 / 40 /  1.18 /
LDSW3    : LADYSMITH 3 W           :  57 / 35 /  0.83 /
RILW3    : RICE LAKE               :  54 / 40 /  1.63 /
ROBW3    : ROBERTS                 :   M /  M /  1.35 /
STAW3    : STANLEY                 :  53 / 40 /  1.10 /


TEMPERATURE DATA REPRESENT THE HIGHEST AND LOWEST
TEMPERATURES REPORTED ON A STATIONS OBSERVATIONS
TRANSMITTED THREE TIMES AN HOUR AND MAY NOT NECESSARILY
BE THE HIGHEST OR LOWEST TEMPERATURE THAT OCCURRED AT THE
SITE.  THE PRECIPITATION VALUE AT THESE SITES IS AN ESTIMATE
BASED ON THE P-GROUP IN THE OBSERVATION.  SNOWFALL AND SNOW
DEPTH ARE REPORTED BETWEEN OCTOBER 1 AND MAY 31.


REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
926 AM CDT FRI OCT 02 2009

.BR DLH  1002  C DH01/TX/DH07/TAIRZP/PP
:
: VALUES REPRESENT YESTERDAY`S HIGHS, LOWS OVER THE LAST 12 HOURS
: AND PRECIPITATION OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 7:00 AM
:
:NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA
:                                 MAX    MIN    PCPN
DLH: DULUTH AIRPORT......ASOS :    52  /  43  / 0.23
INL: INT`L FALLS ARPT....ASOS :    60  /  40  / 0.00
BRD: BRAINERD ARPT.......ASOS :    50  /  44  / 1.81
GNA: GRAND MARAIS........ASOS :    51  /  45  / 0.00
HIB: HIBBING ARPT........ASOS :    56  /  43  / 0.00
DYT: SKY HARBOR..........AWOS :    57  /  46  /    M
TWM: TWO HARBORS.........AWOS :    52  /  45  /    M
BFW: SILVER BAY..........AWOS :    52  /  45  /    M
CKC: GRAND MARAIS ARPT...AWOS :    50  /  36  /    M
ELO: ELY ARPT............AWOS :    54  /  39  /    M
ORB: ORR ARPT............AWOS :    61  /  37  /    M
CDD: CRANE LAKE..........AWOS :    57  /  37  /    M
CQM: COOK................AWOS :    57  /  39  /    M
EVM: EVELETH.............AWOS :    57  /  41  /    M
FOZ: BIGFORK.............AWOS :    55  /  41  /    M
GPZ: GRAND RAPIDS........AWOS :    52  /  43  /    M
XVG: LONGVILLE...........AWOS :    50  /  41  /    M
PWC: PINE RIVER..........AWOS :    46  /  43  /    M
AIT: AITKIN..............AWOS :    52  /  43  /    M
MZH: MOOSE LAKE ARPT.....AWOS :    54  /  41  /    M
COQ: CLOQUET.............AWOS :    50  /  41  /    M
HZX: MCGREGOR............AWOS :    52  /  43  /    M
:
:NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN
:                                 MAX    MIN    PCPN
ASX: ASHLAND.............ASOS :    57  /  43  / 0.15
HYR: HAYWARD ARPT........ASOS :    59  /  42  / 0.80
SUW: SUPERIOR............AWOS :    57  /  46  /    M
RZN: SIREN...............AWOS :    58  /  48  /    M
PBH: PHILLIPS............AWOS :    61  /  43  /    M
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:
:
:                   COOPERATIVE OBSERVATIONS
:             VALUES ARE FOR THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS
:            ENDING BETWEEN 6 AM AND 8 AM LOCAL TIME
:
:NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA
:                                 MAX    MIN    PCPN
CSLM5: CASS LAKE............. :    52  /  42  / 0.52
WAKM5: WALKER RANGER STATION. :    52  /   M  /    M
COKM5: COOK.................. :    55  /  38  / 0.00
KABM5: KABETOGAMA............ :    60  /  34  / 0.00
NOHM5: NORTHOME.............. :    53  /  39  / 0.07
BFKM5: BIG FORK 8S........... :    55  /  41  / 0.05
TOWM5: TOWER 3S.............. :    57  /  38  / 0.00
EMBM5: EMBARRASS............. :    51  /  35  / 0.00
LFKM5: LITTLEFORK............ :    61  /  36  / 0.00
ILIM5: ISLAND LAKE 4E........ :    51  /  42  / 0.00
BRUM5: BRUNO................. :    52  /  38  / 1.56
ISEM5: ISLE 12N.............. :    48  /  41  / 1.38
DIXM5: DIXON LAKE............ :     M  /   M  / 0.19
GLLM5: GULL LAKE DAM......... :    47  /  43  / 1.90
CRLM5: CROSS LAKE DAM........ :    49  /  41  / 1.13
SNDM5: SANDSTONE 6W CRN...... :    51  /  42  / 2.44
FLDM5: FLOODWOOD............. :    51  /  40  / 0.18
BAKM5: BRUNO 4S.............. :     M  /   M  / 2.20
LEIM5: ORR 3E................ :    57  /  36  / 0.00
HCKM5: HINCKLEY.............. :    49  /  40  / 2.15
:
:NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN
:                                 MAX    MIN    PCPN
ASXW3: ASHLAND 3S............ :    56  /  33  / 0.34
BYFW3: BAYFIELD 9N........... :    56  /  44  / 0.00
MAIW3: MADELINE ISLAND....... :    55  /  38  / 0.00
WBRW3: WASHBURN 5NW.......... :    52  /  35  / 0.00
GORW3: GORDON................ :    58  /  33  / 1.45
SSPW3: SOLON SPRINGS......... :    57  /  41  / 1.37
PATW3: PATTISON R.S...........:    55  /  41  / 1.37
UPSW3: UPSON................. :    60  /  33  / 0.27
GURW3: GURNEY................ :    60  /  32  / 0.20
SRAW3: SARONA................ :     M  /   M  / 1.12
SUFW3: SUPERIOR FALLS........ :     M  /   M  / 0.00
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