Recent Rainfall Totals Across the Area

After around 20 rainless days, a slow moving cold front brought much needed showers and thunderstorms to parts of the area. The image below is a 3 day accumulation (July 12-14, 2012) of dual-pol radar derived estimates. The light blue (aqua) shading begins at around 0.5", green at 1.5", and pink at 2.5". Isolated parts of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa picked up between 1 to 2.5", meanwhile areas in western and southern Wisconsin were left with just a trace or a few hundredths. A 3 day rainfall listing can be found below as well.

Unfortunately, the spotty rainfall amounts won't help alleviate the moderate to severe drought across southeast Minnesota, southern Wisconsin and northeast Iowa. Several widespread rain events are needed before any real dent in the drought can be made.

 

 

...3 DAY RAINFALL SUMMARY ENDING 7 AM SUNDAY JULY 15TH...


LOCATION                           TOTAL

IOWA

...ALLAMAKEE COUNTY...
DORCHESTER HIGHWAY 76              0.93
HARPERS FERRY                      1.47
ION                                1.17
      
...CLAYTON COUNTY...
STRAWBERRY POINT                   0.85
EDGEWOOD                           1.52
ELKADER                            1.68
VOLGA                              1.27

...FAYETTE COUNTY...
ELDORADO                           0.81  
OELWEIN AWOS                       0.99
FAYETTE                            0.82
 
...FLOYD COUNTY...
CHARLES CITY                       1.05
NASHUA 2SW                         0.29
NASHUA                             0.31  
 
...WINNESHIEK COUNTY...
BLUFFTON                           0.32        

MINNESOTA

...DODGE COUNTY...
DODGE CENTER AWOS                  1.45 
MANTORVILLE                        1.32
2 E CLAREMONT                      1.17    

...FILLMORE COUNTY...
SPRING VALLEY                      1.24
SPRING VALLEY 3E                   0.72
PRESTON                            0.21
    
...HOUSTON COUNTY...
SPRING GROVE 4N                    3.18
MOUND PRAIRIE                      0.46

...MOWER COUNTY...
LANSING                            0.45
GRAND MEADOW                       0.30
AUSTIN                             0.31   

...OLMSTED COUNTY...
3 SW SALEM CORNERS                 2.10
BYRON 4 N                          1.52
POST TOWN                          1.41
ROCHESTER AIRPORT                  0.89
1 SSE STEWARTVILLE                 0.49
MAPLE VALLEY GOLF COURSE           0.46
ELBA                               0.50
  
...WABASHA COUNTY...
LAKE CITY                          1.36
WABASHA                            0.68
THEILMAN 1SSW                      0.45

...WINONA COUNTY...
LA CRESCENT DAM 7                  0.76
WINONA DAM 5A                      0.44
ALTURA 5W                          0.29

WISCONSIN

...ADAMS COUNTY...
FRIENDSHIP                         0.21

...BUFFALO COUNTY...
ALMA DAM 4                         0.41  

...CLARK COUNTY...
NEILLSVILLE 3SW                    0.10

...CRAWFORD COUNTY...
STEUBEN 4SE                        1.95
LYNXVILLE DAM 9                    0.63
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN                   0.99

...GRANT COUNTY...
BOSCOBEL AIRPORT                   0.47

...JACKSON COUNTY...
BLACK RIVER FALLS                  0.01

...JUNEAU COUNTY...
NEW LISBON 4ENE                    1.76
NECEDAH                            0.41

...LA CROSSE COUNTY...
HOLLAND                            1.11  
HOLMEN 2S                          0.54
LA CROSSE NWS OFFICE               0.45       
LA CROSSE AIRPORT                  0.40
LA CROSSE 4NNW                     0.38

...RICHLAND COUNTY...
RICHLAND CENTER                    0.34

...TAYLOR COUNTY...
3 NE LUBLIN                        0.16
JUMP RIVER 1NW                     0.02

...TREMPEALEAU COUNTY...
TREMPEALEAU DAM 6                  0.37
GALESVILLE 2SW                     0.31
OSSEO                              0.04

...VERNON COUNTY...
VIROQUA                            0.67
GENOA DAM 8                        0.50
WESTBY 3ENE                        0.42
LA FARGE                           0.30
ONTARIO 3E                         0.13
    

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

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