Significant Flooding and Heavy Rain
of September 22-23, 2010


Photos Hydrographs Damage Reports Rainfall Totals Rainfall Records

An unusually moist air mass over the Central Plains and a stationary front aligned just south of Interstate-90 provided the ingredients for a major rain storm and significant flooding over southeast Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin. Thunderstorms first moved in during the late afternoon on Wednesday, September 22 over southeast Minnesota and moved east into Wisconsin, mainly near the I-90 corridor and north, by early evening. This rain strengthened the stationary front over the area, locking in the trigger for prolonged rain and thunderstorms Wednesday night. By morning, a band of 4 to 8 inches of rain had fallen with many reports of flooding. Rain continued Thursday, and began to lighten through the day. However, river levels rocketed upward with record or near record crests on the Zumbro, Black, and Trempealeau Rivers. 

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Radar Estimate
24h Rainfall Totals
Storm Total Rain
Radar Rainfall Estimate
Through 9 am
Thursday, September 23rd
Observed Rain Totals from
7 am Wednesday, September 22nd
through 7 am Thursday, September 23rd
Storm Total Rainfall Ending
Friday, September 24th
(Regional View)

Photos

Black River Black River Neillsville dam loop
The Black River in Black River Falls, WI at Highway 54. (Thursday, Sep 23rd at 230 pm) The Black River at Highway 95 northeast of Hatfield, WI. (Thursday, Sep 23rd at 345 pm) The Black River at Neillsville,WI at the Highway 10 Bridge (Thursday, Sep 23rd at 415 pm) Black River Falls Dam Construction Camera: Time lapse before, during, and after the rain. (Note: this is a large file)
Flooding in Merrillan Arcadia Arcadia Arcadia
Flooding near Merrillan WI
(Thursday, Sep 23rd at 330 pm)
Ashley Furniture in Arcadia, WI Trempealeau River at Arcadia, WI   Trempealeau River at Arcadia, WI
Arcadia Arcadia Arcadia Arcadia
Trempealeau River at Arcadia, WI Trempealeau River at Arcadia, WI Trempealeau River at Arcadia, WI Trempealeau River at Arcadia, WI
Trempealeau at Dodge Trempealeau at Dodge Trempealeau at Dodge Trempealeau at Dodge
Trempealeau River at Dodge, WI Trempealeau River at Dodge, WI Trempealeau River at Dodge, WI Trempealeau River at Dodge, WI
Trempealeau at Dodge Trempealeau at Dodge Trempealeau at Dodge Trempealeau at Dodge
Trempealeau River at Dodge, WI Trempealeau River at Dodge, WI Trempealeau River at Dodge, WI Trempealeau River at Dodge, WI
Zumbro River Zumbro River Zumbro River  Zumbro River

Zumbro River Flooding
in Zumbro Falls, MN

Zumbro River Flooding
in Zumbro Falls, MN
Zumbro River Flooding
in Zumbro Falls, MN
Zumbro River Near Theilman, MN
Zumbro River Whitewater Creek Rochester Rochester
Zumbro River Near Theilman, MN Near Whitewater State Park Along Whitewater Creek, MN Meadow Lakes Golf Course near Rochester, MN (Thursday Afternoon Sep 23rd) Meadow Lakes Golf Course near Rochester, MN (Thursday Afternoon Sep 23rd)
Austin Riverside Park Goose Island  
Hormel Plant in Austin, MN Riverside Park in La Crosse, WI Goose Island Park, South of La Crosse, WI - Looking off west boat launch  

 

Archived Hydrographs (Not Current Data)

Black River

Neillsville Black River Falls Galesville
 

Neillsville, WI
(Crested at 18.78 feet around 1:00 a.m. Friday, Sep 24th)

Black River Falls, WI
(Crested at 61.46 feet around 11:00 a.m. Friday, Sep 24th)

Galesville, WI
(Crested at 16.77 feet around 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Sep 25th)

Trempealeau River Trempealeau River at Dodge, WI Hydrograph

The Trempealeau River at Arcadia, WI apparently crested at 10.1 feet early Friday morning, Sep 24th (graph unavailable).
 
 

Dodge, WI
(Crested at 12.75 feet around 3:00 a.m. Saturday, Sep 25th)

   
Zumbro River Zumbro Falls  Rochester Pine Island
 

Zumbro Falls, MN
(Crested at 36.2 ft around midnight Friday Sep 24th. Gauge was damaged)

Rochester, MN
(Crested at 17.16 feet around 4:00 a.m. Friday, Sep 24th)

Pine Island, MN
(Crested at 24.26 feet around 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Sep 23rd)

Cedar River Lansing
Austin Cedar River at Osage, IA Hydrograph
 

Lansing, MN
(Crested at 21.0 feet around 6:00 a.m. Friday, Sep 24th)

Austin, MN
(Crested at 20.6 feet around 12:00 p.m. Friday, Sep 24th)

Osage, IA
(Crested at 25.06 feet around 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Sep 25th)

  Cedar River at Charles City Hydrograph    
 

Charles City, IA
(Crested at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Sep 26th)

   
Turtle Creek Turtle Creek (Near Austin, MN) Hydrograph    
  Near Austin, MN
(Crested at 12.71 feet around 2:15 a.m. Friday, Sep 24th)
   

Mississippi River

Wabasha Wabasha La Crosse
 

Wabasha, MN
(Crested at 12.95 feet around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sep 29th)

Winona, MN
(Crested at 13.67 feet around 4:00 p.m.   Wednesday, Sep 29th)

La Crosse, WI
(Crested at 13.41 feet around 3:00 a.m. Monday, Sep 27th)


 Flooding Reports Through 4 pm Friday Sept 24 2010



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

0339 AM     FLASH FLOOD      ARCADIA                 44.25N 91.49W
09/23/2010                   TREMPEALEAU        WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WIDESPREAD STREET FLOODING.

0339 AM     FLASH FLOOD      N BLAIR                 44.30N 91.23W
09/23/2010                   TREMPEALEAU        WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            MUDSLIDES ON STATE ROAD 95 AND COUNTRY ROAD D.

0454 AM     FLOOD            2 W CHRISTIE            44.65N 90.64W
09/23/2010                   CLARK              WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ROAD WASHING OUT ON COUNTY HIGHWAY H JUST WEST OF THE
            COUNTY H AND HIGHWAY 73 INTERSECTION.

0455 AM     FLASH FLOOD      NORTHFIELD              44.47N 91.10W
09/23/2010                   JACKSON            WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            FLOODING ON PIGEON CREEK

0455 AM     FLASH FLOOD      MERRILLAN               44.45N 90.84W
09/23/2010                   JACKSON            WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WATER OVER GAYLORD RD

0515 AM     FLOOD            ARCADIA                 44.25N 91.49W
09/23/2010                   TREMPEALEAU        WI   BROADCAST MEDIA

            ROADS ARE CLOSED IN AND OUT OF THE TOWN OF ARCADIA.
            EVACUATIONS ARE OCCURRING AND MAYOR HAS DECLARED A STATE
            OF EMERGENCY IN THE TOWN OF ARCADIA

0630 AM     FLASH FLOOD      ZUMBRO FALLS            44.29N 92.43W
09/23/2010                   WABASHA            MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            COUNTY ROADS 3...8...AND 11 HAVE CLOSURES ON THEM

0630 AM     FLASH FLOOD      BYRON                   44.03N 92.65W
09/23/2010                   OLMSTED            MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            COUNTY ROAD 105 CLOSED DUE TO WATER

0630 AM     FLASH FLOOD      WAUMANDEE               44.30N 91.70W
09/23/2010                   BUFFALO            WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            A FEW MUDSLIDES

0745 AM     FLOOD            10 N ETTRICK            44.31N 91.27W
09/23/2010                   TREMPEALEAU        WI   BROADCAST MEDIA

            HIGHWAY 53 BETWEEN ETTRICK AND BLAIR IS CLOSED

0800 AM     FLOOD            ONTARIO                 43.72N 90.59W
09/23/2010                   VERNON             WI   EMERGENCY MNGR

            BRUSH CREEK FLOODING NEARBY FIELDS. KICKAPOO RIVER WAS
            ALSO OUT OF ITS BANKS.

0858 AM     FLOOD            NEILLSVILLE             44.56N 90.59W
09/23/2010                   CLARK              WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ONEILL CREEK FLOODING DOWNTOWN IMPACTING A FEW HOMES AND
            BUSINESSES. BLACK RIVER IS AT 14 FEET NEAR NEILLSVILLE
            AREA.

0900 AM     FLOOD            5 SE LA CROSSE          43.78N 91.16W
09/23/2010                   LA CROSSE          WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            DRIVEWAY WASHOUT IN TOWN OF GREENFIELD

0913 AM     FLOOD            1 E MINDORO             44.02N 91.08W
09/23/2010                   LA CROSSE          WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            5 INCHES OF WATER ON CROSS ROADS OF COUNTY ROAD C AND DE

0935 AM     FLOOD            2 E MINDORO             44.02N 91.06W
09/23/2010                   LA CROSSE          WI   EMERGENCY MNGR

            COUNTY ROAD C IS CLOSED BETWEEN COUNTY ROAD DE AND T IN
            THE TOWN OF FARMINGTON DUE TO HIGH WATER ACROSS THE ROAD.
            DETOUR IS ON STATE ROAD 109 THROUGH MINDORO.

0943 AM     FLOOD            4 N SPARTA              44.00N 90.81W
09/23/2010                   MONROE             WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            MUDSLIDE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY RD B AND ECHO RD


1009 AM     FLOOD            2 E BUFFALO             44.22N 91.83W
09/23/2010                   BUFFALO            WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            A NUMBER OF ROADS CLOSED IN SPOTS ACROSS BUFFALO COUNTY
            INCLUDING PARTS OF HIGHWAY 88...SAND ROAD...OAK VALLEY
            ROAD...AND ROSE VALLEY ROAD.

1017 AM     FLOOD            NEILLSVILLE             44.56N 90.59W
09/23/2010                   CLARK              WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NUMEROUS ROADS CLOSED ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE
            COUNTY...MAINLY SOUTH OF GREENWOOD.

1043 AM     FLOOD            BLACK RIVER FALLS       44.30N 90.85W
09/23/2010                   JACKSON            WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NUMEROUS TOWNSHIP ROADS CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER ACROSS
            THE COUNTY REPORTED IN JACKSON COUNTY VIA SHERIFF. ROAD
            CLOSED AT GAYLORD ROAD AND HWY 95. MUDSLIDE HAS AT COUNTY
            RD P NEAR PETES ROAD. COUNTY RD K AND HWY 54 HAD A
            WASHOUT. COUNTY RD S BETWEEN KELLY RD AND SOUTH LINCOLN
            RD CLOSED. SECHLARVILLE RD AND HWY 95 CLOSED. GREEN ACRES
            AND HWY 95 CLOSED. GARAGE RD BETWEEN HWY 12 AND THE
            COUNTY LINE CLOSED.MOST BRIDGES ON TOWNSHIP ROADS HAVE
            WATER OVER THE ROAD.

1100 AM     FLOOD            GRAND MEADOW            43.71N 92.57W
09/23/2010                   MOWER              MN   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            STARTING TO CLOSE SOME SECONDARY ROADS ACROSS THE COUNTY.
            HARDEST HIT APPEARS TO BE NORTHWEST SIDE OF COUNTY.

1112 AM     FLOOD            BLAIR                   44.30N 91.23W
09/23/2010                   TREMPEALEAU        WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NUMEROUS ROAD WASHOUTS BETWEEN BLAIR...WHITEHALL AND
            ARCADIA.

1112 AM     FLOOD            ARCADIA                 44.25N 91.49W
09/23/2010                   TREMPEALEAU        WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NUMEROUS ROAD WASHOUTS

1112 AM     FLOOD            WHITEHALL               44.37N 91.31W
09/23/2010                   TREMPEALEAU        WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NUMEROUS ROAD WASHOUTS AND A RAILWAY LINE CLOSED. TRAILER
            PARK ALSO BEING IMPACTED.

1117 AM     FLOOD            ROCHESTER               44.01N 92.48W
09/23/2010                   OLMSTED            MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            MUCH OF MEADOW LAKES GOLF COURSE UNDER WATER.

1122 AM     FLOOD            FOUNTAIN CITY           44.12N 91.70W
09/23/2010                   BUFFALO            WI   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            HIGHWAYS 35 AND 95 CLOSED NOW

1122 AM     FLOOD            NELSON                  44.42N 92.00W
09/23/2010                   BUFFALO            WI   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            ALL NEARBY CREEKS AND DRAINAGE AREAS FLOODING.

1132 AM     FLOOD            2 SW ELBA               44.07N 92.05W
09/23/2010                   WINONA             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            PORTION OF COUNTY ROAD 74 CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER.
            WHITEWATER STATE PARK WATER IS STILL OUT OF ITS BANKS BUT
            NOT RISING.

1135 AM     FLOOD            EYOTA                   43.99N 92.23W
09/23/2010                   OLMSTED            MN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            CITY SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM IS COMPLETELY FILLED ALONG
            WITH THE STORM SEWERS. CREEKS AND WATERWAYS ARE ALSO
            FULL. MANY RESIDENTS REPORT THAT THEIR BASEMENTS ARE
            EITHER WET OR FLOODED.

0120 PM     FLOOD            NEILLSVILLE             44.56N 90.59W
09/23/2010                   CLARK              WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WATER FROM ONEILL CREEK IS OUT OF ITS BANKS AND IS AT THE
            BASE OF FOUR HOMES IN THE CITY. CREEK IS 2 INCHES FROM
            OUT OF ITS BANKS FOR FLOODING A SHOPPING CENTER IN TOWN.

0120 PM     FLOOD            NEILLSVILLE             44.56N 90.59W
09/23/2010                   CLARK              WI   AMATEUR RADIO

            BLACK RIVER HAS RISEN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BRIDGE OF
            HIGHWAY 10. ALSO...THE BLACK RIVER STAGE IS OVER 14 FEET
            ON THE NORTH SIDE OF TOWN ON THE GRAND AVENUE BRIDGE.
            STAFF GAGE IS SUBMERGED. TREES ARE FLOATING DOWN THE
            RIVER.

0204 PM     FLOOD            GRAND MEADOW            43.71N 92.57W
09/23/2010                   MOWER              MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SOME ROADS CLOSED IN GRAND MEADOW...ADAMS...AND LEROY
            REPORTED VIA MOWER COUNTY SHERIFF

0252 PM     FLOOD            BLACK RIVER FALLS       44.30N 90.85W
09/23/2010                   JACKSON            WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS THAT NUMEROUS ROADS REMAIN
            CLOSED ACROSS THE COUNTY. ADDITIONAL ROADS THAT ARE
            COMPLETELY CLOSED INCLUDE...ALLEN CREEK RD. BEARS BLUFF
            RD. DUTCHER DR. OLD HWY 95. SCATTELTON RD. PETTIBONE
            PASS. BLAIR RD FROM COUNTY N TO RIVER RD. BRIDGE ST FROM
            COUNTY RD N TO P. COUNTY RD X NEAR POST RD. GREEN ACRES
            RD BETWEEN 95 AND COUNTY RD A. MCKENNA RD BETWEEN 54 AND
            TOWER RD. SOUTH ALMA CENTER RD BETWEEN TOWN RD AND MOORE
            RD.

0252 PM     FLOOD            HATFIELD                44.42N 90.73W
09/23/2010                   JACKSON            WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WEST ARBUTUS CAMPGROUND BEING EVACUATED DUE TO CULVERTS
            FAILING

0252 PM     FLOOD            NEILLSVILLE             44.56N 90.59W
09/23/2010                   CLARK              WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS THAT MORE COUNTY ROADS ARE
            CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER. SOME STATE ROADS ARE CLOSE TO
            HAVING WATER GO OVER AS MANY DITCHES ARE FULL.

0341 PM     FLOOD            2 E MINDORO             44.02N 91.06W
09/23/2010 LA CROSSE WI LAW ENFORCEMENT

HERMAN COULEE RD WAS CLOSED EARLIER...BUT IS NOW OPEN.
COUNTY RD C REMAINS CLOSED BETWEEN COUNTY RD DE AND T.
HWY 162 AND COUNTY RD A REMAINS CLOSED AS WELL.

0341 PM FLOOD 5 N HOLMEN 44.03N 91.26W
09/23/2010 LA CROSSE WI LAW ENFORCEMENT

SHOULDER WASHOUT AT COUNTY RD TT.

0351 PM HEAVY RAIN 3 E LA CROSSE 43.83N 91.17W
09/23/2010 M3.48 INCH LA CROSSE WI OFFICIAL NWS OBS

 

0655 PM     FLOOD            GOODRICH                45.16N 90.06W
09/23/2010 TAYLOR WI LAW ENFORCEMENT

COUNTY HIGHWAY C NORTH OF STATE HIGHWAY 64 BETWEEN
GOODRICH AND BROWNING CLOSED.

0655 PM FLOOD 1 E STETSONVILLE 45.08N 90.29W
09/23/2010 TAYLOR WI LAW ENFORCEMENT

ORIOLE DRIVE IN DEER CREEK CLOSED

0855 PM FLOOD BLACK RIVER FALLS 44.30N 90.85W
09/23/2010 JACKSON WI LAW ENFORCEMENT

EVACUATION ORDER FOR 80 HOMES AND A FEW APARTMENT
BUILDINGS IN THE SECTION OF THE CITY CALLED THE
GROVE...DUE TO THE RISING BLACK RIVER. IN
ADDITION...APPROXIMATELY 56 TOWNSHIP AND COUNTY ROADS IN
JACKSON COUNTY ARE CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING.

0851 AM FLOOD DODGE CENTER 44.03N 92.85W
09/24/2010 DODGE MN LAW ENFORCEMENT

DODGE COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS THAT MANY TOWNSHIP ROADS
REMAIN CLOSED...BUT ARE EXPECTED TO START OPENING AROUND
NOON TODAY. STILL SOME DRAINAGE OCCURING FROM FARM
FIELDS. HWY 24 WEST OUT OF PINE ISLAND REMAINS CLOSED.
MANY ROAD WASHOUTS AND CULVERT FAILURES ACROSS THE
COUNTY. HWY 56 IS NOW OPEN AS WELL.

0855 AM FLOOD NEILLSVILLE 44.56N 90.59W
09/24/2010 CLARK WI LAW ENFORCEMENT

CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS THAT MANY ROADS ARE STILL
CLOSED IN THE COUNTY.

0856 AM FLOOD BLACK RIVER FALLS 44.30N 90.85W
09/24/2010 JACKSON WI AMATEUR RADIO

JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS THAT NUMEROUS ROADS REMAIN
CLOSED ACROSS THE COUNTY ALTHOUGH A FEW OF THEM ARE
SLOWLY STARTING TO REOPEN.

0856 AM FLOOD AUSTIN 43.67N 92.97W
09/24/2010 MOWER MN LAW ENFORCEMENT

MOWER COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS THAT A NUMBER OF CITY ROADS
IN AUSTIN REMAIN CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER. SOME
APARTMENTS AND BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN EVACUATED IN THE
OAKLAND PLACE AREA.

0905 AM FLOOD ARCADIA 44.25N 91.49W
09/24/2010 TREMPEALEAU WI LAW ENFORCEMENT

TREMPEALEAU COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS THAT HIGHWAY 93 NORTH
OUT OF ARCADIA FROM COUNTY ROAD A TO INDEPENDENCE IS
CLOSED. HIGHWAY 121 FROM INDEPENDENCE TO WHITEHALL IS
CLOSED. HIGHWAY 95 EAST OUT OF BLAIR TO JACKSON COUNTY IS
CLOSED.

0915 AM FLOOD ZUMBRO FALLS 44.29N 92.43W
09/24/2010 WABASHA MN LAW ENFORCEMENT

WABASHA COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS THAT 14 ROADS REMAIN
CLOSED ACROSS THE COUNTY.

1159 AM FLOOD ZUMBRO FALLS 44.29N 92.43W
09/24/2010 WABASHA MN NWS STORM SURVEY

ZUMBRO RIVER HAS JUST CRESTED AND TWO-THIRDS OF THE TOWN
IS INUNDATED WITH WATER. HOMES HAVE WATER UP TO THE
BOTTOM OF FIRST STORY WINDOWS. PROPANE TANKS FLOATING.
TOWN HAS BEEN EVACUATED SAFELY.

0120 PM FLOOD MILLVILLE 44.25N 92.30W
09/24/2010 WABASHA MN LAW ENFORCEMENT

EVACUATIONS OCCURRING IN MILLVILLE AND ZUMBRO FALLS

24 hour Rainfall Reports 7am Wednesday Sept 22 Through 7am Thursday Sept 23

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
815 AM CDT THU SEP 23 2010

...OVERNIGHT RAINFALL TOTALS FROM ACROSS THE AREA...

LOCATION                   RAINFALL    TIME     LAT/LON

IOWA

...ALLAMAKEE COUNTY...
DORCHESTER HIGHWAY 76      2.39        0700 AM  43.42N 91.51W
WAUKON                     0.38        0700 AM  43.27N 91.47W
LANSING 4SE                0.15        0700 AM
ION                        0.02        0700 AM  43.11N 91.27W
HARPERS FERRY              0.01        0700 AM  43.17N 91.24W

...CHICKASAW COUNTY...
NEW HAMPTON                0.04        0700 AM  43.06N 92.31W
IONIA                      0.01        0700 AM  43.03N 92.50W

...CLAYTON COUNTY...
STRAWBERRY POINT           0.06        0700 AM
VOLGA                      0.05        0700 AM  42.81N 91.52W
ELKADER 6SSW               0.02        0700 AM
MCGREGOR                   0.02        0700 AM  43.02N 91.17W
LITTLEPORT                 0.01        0700 AM  42.75N 91.37W

...FLOYD COUNTY...
COLWELL                    0.17        0700 AM  43.16N 92.59W
CHARLES CITY CEDAR RVR     0.04        0700 AM  43.06N 92.67W
CHARLES CITY COOP          0.03        0700 AM  43.08N 92.67W

...HOWARD COUNTY...
CRESCO                     2.40        0700 AM
ELMA                       1.01        0700 AM

...MITCHELL COUNTY...
ST ANSGAR                  1.42        0700 AM  43.37N 92.83W
OSAGE                      0.38        0700 AM

...WINNESHIEK COUNTY...
BLUFFTON                   1.62        0700 AM  43.41N 91.90W
DECORAH                    1.51        0700 AM  43.30N 91.80W
DECORAH 7ENE               1.37        0700 AM
DECORAH AWOS               0.57        0700 AM  43.28N 91.74W
CALMAR                     0.21        0700 AM

MINNESOTA

...DODGE COUNTY...
CLAREMONT 3S               6.10        0700 AM
DODGE CENTER               5.58        0700 AM
WEST CONCORD               5.53        0700 AM  44.14N 92.90W
MANTORVILLE                4.83        0700 AM  44.07N 92.77W

...FILLMORE COUNTY...
LANESBORO                  2.91        0700 AM  43.72N 91.97W
CARIMONA                   2.62        0700 AM  43.66N 92.15W
HIGHLAND                   2.59        0700 AM  43.65N 91.84W
SPRING VALLEY              2.40        0700 AM  43.69N 92.39W
PILOT MOUND                2.20        0700 AM  43.78N 92.03W

...HOUSTON COUNTY...
BROWNSVILLE                2.83        0700 AM  43.70N 91.27W
CALEDONIA 6S               2.79        0700 AM
LA CRESCENT 1N             2.78        0700 AM
HOUSTON                    2.59        0700 AM  43.77N 91.57W
MOUND PRAIRIE              2.44        0700 AM  43.78N 91.45W
LA CRESCENT                2.20        0700 AM

...MOWER COUNTY...
ELKTON                     5.05        0700 AM
AUSTIN                     3.82        0700 AM  43.67N 92.95W
AUSTIN 3S                  3.27        0700 AM  43.62N 93.00W
GRAND MEADOW               3.15        0700 AM  43.71N 92.56W
LANSING                    3.09        0700 AM  43.75N 92.95W

...OLMSTED COUNTY...
BYRON                      4.91        0700 AM
ROCHESTER - CASCADE CREEK  4.63        0700 AM  44.03N 92.48W
ROCHESTER AP 2NE           4.54        0700 AM  43.93N 92.48W
ROCHESTER - SILVER CREEK   4.37        0700 AM  44.03N 92.42W
ROCHESTER - BEAR CREEK     4.28        0700 AM  43.92N 92.48W
ROCHESTER BELTLINE         3.79        0700 AM  43.91N 92.50W
ROCHESTER MAPLE VALLEY     3.66        0700 AM  44.02N 92.42W
DOVER                      3.32        0700 AM  44.01N 92.11W
ELGIN 2SSW                 3.24        0700 AM  44.10N 92.27W
ELBA                       2.70        0700 AM  44.05N 92.05W

...WABASHA COUNTY...
ZUMBRO FALLS               6.37        0700 AM  44.29N 92.42W
KELLOGG                    5.44        0700 AM  44.32N 92.00W
READS LANDING 1W           5.10        0700 AM
WABASHA                    4.93        0700 AM
LAKE CITY                  4.56        0700 AM  44.45N 92.26W

...WINONA COUNTY...
MINNESOTA CITY             4.75        0700 AM  44.16N 91.81W
ST CHARLES 5N              4.54        0800 AM
ALTURA                     3.62        0700 AM  44.15N 92.01W
WINONA                     3.54        0700 AM  44.09N 91.67W
NEW HARTFORD               2.50        0700 AM
LA CRESCENT DAM 7          2.20        0700 AM  43.87N 91.31W
DAKOTA                     1.52        0700 AM  43.92N 91.37W

WISCONSIN

...ADAMS COUNTY...
FRIENDSHIP                 2.15        0700 AM

...BUFFALO COUNTY...
ALMA DAM 4                 5.14        0700 AM  44.33N 91.92W
MONDOVI 6S                 4.01        0700 AM
MONDOVI MIRROR LAKE        2.95        0700 AM

...CLARK COUNTY...
NEILLSVILLE 3SW            3.80        0700 AM  44.53N 90.64W
NEILLSVILLE                3.62        0700 AM  44.56N 90.61W

...CRAWFORD COUNTY...
DESOTO 1SE                 1.26        0700 AM
SOLDIERS GROVE             0.46        0700 AM
LYNXVILLE DAM 9            0.14        0700 AM  43.21N 91.10W
GAYS MILLS                 0.17        0700 AM
STEUBEN                    0.03        0700 AM  43.18N 90.87W
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN           0.03        0700 AM
STEUBEN 4SE                0.02        0700 AM  43.13N 90.84W

...GRANT COUNTY...
CUBA CITY                  0.02        0700 AM
ROCKVILLE                  0.01        0700 AM  42.73N 90.64W

...JACKSON COUNTY...
TAYLOR                     4.65        0700 AM  44.32N 91.12W
BLACK RIVER FALLS          4.15        0700 AM  44.38N 90.84W

...JUNEAU COUNTY...
NECEDAH 1W                 2.42        0700 AM  44.02N 90.08W
NECEDAH                    2.38        0700 AM
NECEDAH 5WNW               1.92        0700 AM  44.06N 90.17W

...LA CROSSE COUNTY...
LA CROSSE 5SE              3.74        0600 AM
LA CROSSE 2S               3.56        0600 AM
LA CROSSE                  3.20        0700 AM  43.80N 91.37W
HOLMEN 2S                  3.14        0630 AM
HOLMEN 1WNW                3.11        0700 AM
HOLLAND                    3.08        0700 AM  43.97N 91.29W
LA CROSSE NWS              3.04        0700 AM
HOLMEN 2N                  3.04        0630 AM
WEST SALEM                 2.73        0700 AM
FRENCH ISLAND              2.55        0700 AM
ONALASKA 2N                2.46        0630 AM
LA CROSSE ASOS             2.42        0700 AM  43.88N 91.26W

...MONROE COUNTY...
LEON                       4.75        0700 AM
FOUR CORNERS               3.40        0700 AM
NORWALK                    3.00        0700 AM
SPARTA                     2.97        0700 AM
TUNNEL CITY 1S             2.59        0700 AM

...RICHLAND COUNTY...
RICHLAND CENTER 1W         0.11        0700 AM
RICHLAND CENTER            0.09        0700 AM

...TAYLOR COUNTY...
MEDFORD 4NW                0.96        0700 AM
JUMP RIVER                 0.53        0700 AM

...TREMPEALEAU COUNTY...
BLAIR                      5.00        0700 AM
GALESVILLE 2ESE            3.64        0700 AM
OSSEO                      3.10        0700 AM  44.58N 91.22W
TREMPEALEAU DAM 6          3.08        0700 AM  44.00N 91.44W

...VERNON COUNTY...
STODDARD 5NNE              3.42        0700 AM
WESTBY 3ENE                3.23        0700 AM
GENOA                      3.16        0700 AM  43.57N 91.23W
WESTBY 2NNE                3.08        0700 AM  43.70N 90.85W
COON VALLEY 6S             2.48        0700 AM  43.61N 91.01W
WESTBY 3SE                 2.08        0700 AM  43.62N 90.82W
VIROQUA                    1.56        0700 AM
VIROQUA 3ESE               1.54        0700 AM  43.55N 90.82W
VIROQUA 4WSW               1.38        0700 AM  43.54N 90.96W
VIROQUA 4NE                1.34        0700 AM  43.61N 90.82W
DESOTO 1SE                 1.26        0700 AM  43.41N 91.19W
LIBERTY POLE 2SW           1.14        0700 AM  43.49N 90.95W
ONTARIO                    0.94        0700 AM  43.72N 90.59W
READSTOWN                  0.73        0700 AM  43.45N 90.76W
HILLSBORO                  0.72        0700 AM  43.65N 90.33W
LA FARGE                   0.70        0700 AM  43.57N 90.64W

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


Storm Total Rainfall Reports

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1241 PM CDT FRI SEP 24 2010

...2-DAY OR STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM AROUND THE REGION...
...RAINFALL FROM SEPTEMBER 22-23...

LOCATION                   RAINFALL    TIME     LAT/LON

IOWA

...ALLAMAKEE COUNTY...
WAUKON                     1.05        0700 AM  43.27N 91.47W

...CHICKASAW COUNTY...
NEW HAMPTON                0.48        0700 AM  43.06N 92.31W
NASHUA                     0.40        0700 AM
IONIA                      0.34        0700 AM

...CLAYTON COUNTY...
GUTTENBERG                 1.60        0700 AM  42.79N 91.10W
STRAWBERRY POINT           1.34        0700 AM
ELKADER 6SW                1.17        0700 AM  42.84N 91.40W
VOLGA                      0.98        0700 AM  42.81N 91.52W

...FAYETTE COUNTY...
WAUCOMA                    0.76        0700 AM
FAYETTE                    0.73        0700 AM

...FLOYD COUNTY...
COLWELL                    0.50        0700 AM  43.16N 92.59W
CHARLES CITY COOP          0.34        0700 AM  43.08N 92.67W

...HOWARD COUNTY...
CRESCO 1NE                 3.16        0700 AM
ELMA                       1.52        0700 AM

...MITCHELL COUNTY...
ST ANSGAR                  2.54        0700 AM  43.37N 92.83W
OSAGE                      0.92        0700 AM

...WINNESHIEK COUNTY...
DECORAH AWOS               1.28        0700 AM  43.28N 91.74W
CALMAR                     0.75        0700 AM

MINNESOTA

...DODGE COUNTY...
KASSON                    10.40        0700 AM  UNOFFICIAL
CLAREMONT 2S               9.50        0700 AM  UNOFFICIAL
DODGE CENTER               8.97        0700 AM
WEST CONCORD               8.25        0700 AM  44.14N 92.90W
HAYFIELD                   7.28        0700 AM

...FILLMORE COUNTY...
HARMONY                    4.83        0700 AM
LANESBORO                  4.51        0700 AM
SPRING VALLEY              4.22        0700 AM
HIGHLAND                   3.89        0700 AM  43.65N 91.84W

...HOUSTON COUNTY...
LA CRESCENT 1N             4.04        0700 AM
LA CRESCENT DAM 7          3.92        0700 AM
SPRING GROVE               3.76        0700 AM

...MOWER COUNTY...
GRAND MEADOW               5.00        0700 AM  43.71N 92.56W
AUSTIN                     3.75        0700 AM

...OLMSTED COUNTY...
ROCHESTER AP 2NE           6.22        0700 AM
ROCHESTER AP               5.91        0700 AM
ELGIN 2SSW                 5.42        0700 AM  44.10N 92.27W

...WABASHA COUNTY...
THEILMAN                   8.57        0700 AM
WABASHA                    7.29        0700 AM
WABASHA 2NW                7.20        0700 AM
LAKE CITY                  6.78        0700 AM

...WINONA COUNTY...
LAKE CITY                  6.78        0700 AM
MINNESOTA CITY DAM 5       6.37        0700 AM  44.16N 91.81W
ALTURA 5W                  5.79        0700 AM
WINONA DAM 5A              5.15        0700 AM
WINONA                     5.07        0700 AM  44.09N 91.67W

WISCONSIN

...ADAMS COUNTY...
FRIENDSHIP                 2.87        0700 AM

...BUFFALO COUNTY...
NELSON                     7.50        0700 AM
ALMA                       7.08        0700 AM  44.33N 91.92W
MONDOVI MIRROR LAKE        5.26        0700 AM
MONDOVI 6S                 4.31        0700 AM  44.48N 91.67W

...CLARK COUNTY...
NEILLSVILLE 6NE            9.20        0700 AM  UNOFFICIAL
NEILLSVILLE                5.88        0700 AM  44.56N 90.61W
ROCK DAM                   4.90        0700 AM

...CRAWFORD COUNTY...
STEUBEN 4SE                1.08        0700 AM
GAYS MILLS                 0.93        0700 AM
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN           0.88        0700 AM
LYNXVILLE DAM 9            0.79        0700 AM  43.21N 91.10W

...GRANT COUNTY...
BOSCOBEL ASOS              0.77        0700 AM
LANCASTER                  0.57        0700 AM
SINSINAWA                  0.37        0700 AM  42.52N 90.54W
CUBA CITY                  0.34        0700 AM
PLATTEVILLE AWOS           0.15        0700 AM  42.69N 90.44W

...JACKSON COUNTY...
BLACK RIVER FALLS          7.01        0700 AM
TAYLOR                     6.65        0700 AM  44.32N 91.12W
MERRILLAN                  5.96        0700 AM

...JUNEAU COUNTY...
MATHER                     4.38        0700 AM
VOLK FIELD                 3.26        0700 AM
NECEDAH 2SE                2.90        0700 AM
UNION CENTER               2.40        0700 AM

...LA CROSSE COUNTY...
HOLLAND                    5.05        0700 AM  43.97N 91.29W
HOLMEN 2S                  4.89        0700 AM
HOLMEN 2N                  4.88        0700 AM
LA CROSSE 5SE              4.38        0700 AM
LA CROSSE NWS              3.99        0700 AM
FRENCH ISLAND              3.97        0700 AM
LA CROSSE AP               3.87        0700 AM  43.88N 91.26W

...MONROE COUNTY...
WARRENS 5WSW               4.97        0700 AM  44.10N 90.59W
FOUR CORNERS               4.88        0700 AM  44.07N 90.92W
SPARTA                     3.90        0700 AM
KENDALL                    3.77        0700 AM

...RICHLAND CENTER...
RICHLAND CENTER            1.11        0700 AM
RICHLAND 1NW               0.97        0700 AM  43.36N 90.42W

...TAYLOR COUNTY...
GAD                        4.58        0700 AM  45.14N 90.20W
MEDFORD                    3.40        0700 AM
JUMP RIVER                 3.27        0700 AM  45.36N 90.80W
MEDFORD 4NW                3.16        0700 AM  45.21N 90.36W

...TREMPEALEAU COUNTY...
OSSEO                      5.15        0700 AM  44.58N 91.22W
BLAIR 2NW                  6.72        0700 AM  44.31N 91.27W
WHITEHALL                  6.67        0700 AM  44.37N 91.32W
GALESVILLE 2ESE            5.55        0700 AM
TREMPEALEAU DAM 6          4.73        0700 AM  44.00N 91.44W

...VERNON COUNTY...
GENOA                      4.43        0700 AM  43.57N 91.23W
STODDARD 5NNE              3.90        0700 AM
ONTARIO                    3.49        0700 AM
UNION CENTER               2.61        0700 AM
LA FARGE                   2.37        0700 AM
VIROQUA                    2.18        0700 AM
READSTOWN                  1.36        0700 AM

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


 

Rainfall Records...

Wettest September Day...

On September 23rd, the following cooperative observers in Minnesota and Wisconsin established new September daily precipitation records.  At most locations, these precipitation readings were taken for the 24 hour period from 7 AM on September 22nd through 7 AM September 23rd. 

In Southeast Minnesota...
                       
                      New September      Previous September
                      Precipitation        Precipitation
   Location              Record               Record
   --------           -------------      ------------------
Dodge Center           5.58 inches   3.10 inches on Sep 25 2005
Lake City              4.56 inches   3.26 inches on Sep  7 1980
Minnesota City Dam 5   4.75 inches   3.87 inches on Sep 15 2004
Theilman 1SSW          6.25 inches   4.10 inches on Sep 13 1978
Wabasha                5.16 inches   3.92 inches on Sep 15 2004        
Zumbro Falls           6.37 inches   3.29 inches on Sep 21 1986

In Western Wisconsin...
                       
                      New September      Previous September
                      Precipitation        Precipitation
   Location              Record               Record
   --------           -------------      ------------------
Alma Dam 4             5.14 inches   3.94 inches on Sep 13 1978
Neillsville 3 SW       3.80 inches   3.45 inches on Sep 12 1978  

Daily Precipitation Records...

On September 23rd, the following observers in Minnesota and Wisconsin established new daily precipitation records.  With the exception of Rochester and La Crosse (which are midnight to midnight readings), these precipitation values are for the 24-hour period from 7 AM on September 22nd through 7 AM September 23rd. 

In Southeast Minnesota...
                       
                        New Daily         Previous Daily
                      Precipitation        Precipitation
                        Record for           Record for
   Location             Sept 23rd            Sept 23rd
   --------           -------------      ------------------
Austin 3S              3.82 inches      0.95 inches in 1985
Caledonia              3.86 inches      1.20 inches in 2001
Dodge Center           5.58 inches      0.28 inches in 1951
Elgin 2SSW             3.24 inches      0.53 inches in 1964
Grand Meadow           3.15 inches      1.93 inches in 2001
Harmony                3.91 inches      1.94 inches in 2001
La Crescent Dam 7      2.20 inches      1.12 inches in 1988
Lanesboro              2.91 inches      1.65 inches in 2001
Minnesota City Dam 5   4.75 inches      0.87 inches in 2001
Preston                3.48 inches      2.04 inches in 2001
R
ochester              4.34 inches      1.41 inches in 1985
Spring Valley          2.40 inches      0.45 inches in 1942
Theilman 1SSW          6.25 inches      1.10 inches in 1985
Wabasha                4.93 inches      1.28 inches in 2001
Winona Dam 5A          3.54 inches      0.97 inches in 2001           
Zumbro Falls           6.37 inches      0.65 inches in 1984

In Western Wisconsin...
                       
                        New Daily         Previous Daily
                      Precipitation        Precipitation
                        Record for           Record for
   Location             Sept 23rd            Sept 23rd
   --------           -------------      ------------------
Alma Dam 4             5.14 inches      1.10 inches in 2001
Friendship             2.15 inches      0.38 inches in 2004
Genoa Dam 8            3.16 inches      1.37 inches in 1946
Hillsboro              2.13 inches      1.25 inches in 1977
La Farge               1.83 inches      1.18 inches in 2001
La Crosse              2.39 inches      1.62 inches in 1883            
Medford                1.40 inches      0.88 inches in 2001
Necedah 2SE            2.38 inches      1.37 inches in 1985
Neillsville 3SW        3.80 inches      1.15 inches in 1940
Ontario                2.67 inches      1.05 inches in 2001
Owen 2N                2.05 inches      0.92 inches in 1969
Sparta                 2.97 inches      1.76 inches in 1988
Trempealeau Dam 6      3.08 inches      0.95 inches in 2001
Westby 3ENE            3.23 inches      1.17 inches in 2001

 


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