April Rain and Snow: April 26-27, 2011

The Twin Cities has eighteen straight hours of rain, and the Minnesota Twins have their second rain out of the season.

A deepening low pressure area moved from Missouri to southwest Wisconsin during the day on April 26 and spread a shield of steady rain across much of central and southern Minnesota. The heaviest rain fell over east central and southeast Minnesota where 24 hour totals were over an inch. The Twin Cities International Airport saw 1.46 inches of rain, the most rain ever recorded on April 26. It broke the old record of 1.26 inches that was set in 1893.

The rain mixed with and changed to snow over parts of northern and central Minnesota during the evening hours of the 26th and into the early morning of the 27th. Duluth measured one inch of snow with Tower seeing some of the heaviest snow in Minnesota with 3.6 inches.

National Weather Service Summaries


Listed below are Public Information Statements and Storm Summaries from the National Weather Service.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
923 AM CDT WED APR 27 2011

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

0818 AM     SNOW             12 N ELY                48.08N 91.85W
04/27/2011  M3.3 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0845 AM     SNOW             HIGH BRIDGE             46.39N 90.74W
04/27/2011  M4.0 INCH        ASHLAND            WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

0900 AM     SNOW             CLOQUET                 46.73N 92.49W
04/27/2011  M2.0 INCH        CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0922 AM     SNOW             OULU                    46.63N 91.53W
04/27/2011  M4.8 INCH        BAYFIELD           WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
815 AM CDT WED APR 27 2011

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

 INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
  9.00   2 NW MELLEN              WI  ASHLAND          0730 AM
  6.50   MAPLE                    WI  DOUGLAS          0730 AM
  6.00   MELLEN                   WI  ASHLAND          0730 AM
  6.00   4 W CLAM LAKE            WI  BAYFIELD         0712 AM
  6.00   4 W WASHBURN             WI  BAYFIELD         0700 AM
  3.00   3 W GRAND MARAIS         MN  COOK             0800 AM
  3.00   UPSON                    WI  IRON             0739 AM
  3.00   CHISHOLM                 MN  ST. LOUIS        0720 AM
  3.00   GLIDDEN                  WI  ASHLAND          0700 AM
  2.50   SAGINAW                  MN  ST. LOUIS        0730 AM
  2.50   2 SE FINLAND             MN  LAKE             0712 AM
  2.50   10 S SUPERIOR            WI  DOUGLAS          0700 AM
  2.00   VIRGINIA                 MN  ST. LOUIS        0755 AM
  1.50   W LUTSEN                 MN  COOK             0800 AM
  1.50   PORT WING                WI  BAYFIELD         0730 AM
  1.50   TOFTE                    MN  COOK             0725 AM
  1.50   3 E BUTTERNUT            WI  ASHLAND          0719 AM
  1.50   BUTTERNUT                WI  ASHLAND          0700 AM
  1.30   GILE                     WI  IRON             0700 AM
  1.10   MADELINE ISLAND          WI  ASHLAND          0710 AM
  1.00   12 N GRAND RAPIDS        MN  ITASCA           0719 AM
  1.00   8 NE COOK                MN  ST. LOUIS        0710 AM
  1.00   6 NW DULUTH              MN  ST. LOUIS        0700 AM
  1.00   2 SE ESKO                MN  CARLTON          0630 AM
  0.80   SILVER BAY               MN  LAKE             0700 AM
  0.10   WASHBURN                 WI  BAYFIELD         0755 AM