The August 9th-11th Rain Event

 

A slow moving upper level low pressure system rotated across Southeast Michigan, bringing a prolonged period

of steady rainfall to much of the area, beginning Thursday the 9th and lasting through early Saturday morning the

11th. For much of the area, this rain provided relief from the moderate to severe drought which had gripped Southern

Michigan since June. However, some locations received too much rain and experienced flooding. Over these two days

most of southeast Michigan received between one and three inches of rain. However, the Saginaw Valley  received

between 3 and 8 inches and a few local spots along the M 59 corridor received 3 to 6 inches. Tri Cities airport (MBS)

had a two day rainfall total of just over 8 inches! Of this, 6.93 inches fell during Friday the 10th. This shattered the

previous 1 day record of 5.51 inches which occurred on September 10th, 1986 during one of the most extreme rain

events in recent history. Prior to this rainfall, Saginaw was on target to have one of its driest summers on record.

After this rainfall event, the rainfall total for the summer of 2012 (Jun-Aug) stands at 14.81 inches which now ranks

as the 4th wettest summer on record. Below is a list of storm total rainfall reports along with an image of the total

rainfall from August 9th through the morning of August 11th based off radar estimates.

  

 Storm Total Rainfall Reports from August 9th through 11th


000 NOUS43 KDTX 281447 PNSDTX MIZ047>049-053>055-060>063-068>070-075-076-082-083-281630- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...STORM TOTALS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI 1047 AM EDT SUN JUN 28 2015 STORM TOTAL HEAVY RAIN REPORTS LOCATION PRECIP DURATION (INCHES) (HOURS) LAT LON ...GENESEE COUNTY... FLINT M 0.36 30 43.02N 83.69W LINDEN M 0.53 30 42.82N 83.78W ...LENAWEE COUNTY... 2 WNW TIPTON M 2.57 30 42.03N 84.10W BLISSFIELD M 3.46 30 41.83N 83.86W TECUMSEH M 3.56 30 42.01N 83.94W ADRIAN M 3.90 30 41.90N 84.04W MORENCI M 4.81 30 41.72N 84.22W ...LIVINGSTON COUNTY... 1 N WHITMORE LAKE M 0.61 30 42.44N 83.75W 3 NW PINCKNEY M 0.81 30 42.49N 83.99W ...MACOMB COUNTY... 3 SW SHELBY TOWNSHIP M 0.85 30 42.64N 83.07W 4 SW STERLING HEIGHTS M 0.90 30 42.54N 83.09W SSE SHELBY TOWNSHIP M 0.93 30 42.67N 83.03W 2 WNW RAY CENTER M 0.98 30 42.77N 82.94W 2 N CLINTON TOWNSHIP M 1.06 30 42.62N 82.92W SSE NEW BALTIMORE M 1.16 30 42.68N 82.74W 4 NNW RICHMOND M 1.18 30 42.86N 82.78W 4 ESE MOUNT CLEMENS M 1.47 30 42.57N 82.82W 2 ENE ROSEVILLE M 1.48 26 42.52N 82.90W ...MONROE COUNTY... 3 SE NEWPORT M 1.84 30 41.97N 83.27W 4 SSE NEWPORT M 1.84 30 41.95N 83.28W 3 S CARLETON M 1.99 30 42.01N 83.39W DUNDEE M 2.42 30 41.96N 83.66W MONROE M 2.59 30 41.92N 83.39W 5 ENE PETERSBURG M 2.66 30 41.93N 83.62W 3 WNW LAMBERTVILLE M 3.33 30 41.76N 83.68W ...OAKLAND COUNTY... 2 NW WATERFORD M 0.48 30 42.68N 83.42W 2 S ORTONVILLE M 0.57 30 42.82N 83.44W 3 NNE SOUTHFIELD M 0.64 30 42.52N 83.24W 1 ESE DAVISBURG M 0.66 30 42.75N 83.52W 1 N FARMINGTON HILLS M 0.66 30 42.50N 83.38W WEST BLOOMFIELD M 0.66 30 42.57N 83.38W FARMINGTON M 0.73 30 42.46N 83.38W 4 E WHITE LAKE M 0.78 30 42.65N 83.43W 1 NNE DAVISBURG M 0.82 30 42.77N 83.53W 6 NNW SOUTHFIELD M 0.87 30 42.54N 83.32W NW SOUTH LYON M 0.87 30 42.46N 83.65W 2 S TROY M 0.95 30 42.55N 83.14W 5 E SOUTHFIELD M 1.21 30 42.47N 83.15W ...SANILAC COUNTY... LEXINGTON M 0.50 24 43.27N 82.53W ...SHIAWASSEE COUNTY... DURAND M 0.49 30 42.91N 83.99W 6 WNW DURAND M 0.65 30 42.95N 84.10W 2 NE CORUNNA M 0.88 30 43.00N 84.09W ...ST. CLAIR COUNTY... 1 NNW YALE M 0.47 30 43.14N 82.80W 2 SSW PORT HURON M 1.20 30 42.97N 82.45W 2 W PORT HURON M 1.23 30 42.99N 82.47W SW ALGONAC M 2.37 30 42.62N 82.53W ...WASHTENAW COUNTY... CHELSEA M 0.59 30 42.31N 84.02W ENE DEXTER M 0.59 30 42.33N 83.88W 2 SE DEXTER M 1.10 30 42.31N 83.85W 3 SE ANN ARBOR M 1.26 30 42.24N 83.69W SE ANN ARBOR M 1.26 30 42.28N 83.73W ANN ARBOR M 1.30 30 42.28N 83.73W MANCHESTER M 1.64 30 42.15N 84.04W 4 SW SALINE M 1.88 30 42.13N 83.84W MILAN M 1.89 30 42.09N 83.68W ...WAYNE COUNTY... 1 NE CANTON M 0.65 30 42.32N 83.47W 2 NNW LIVONIA M 0.69 30 42.42N 83.39W 2 NE LIVONIA M 0.76 30 42.42N 83.34W GARDEN CITY M 0.87 24 42.33N 83.33W ROMULUS M 0.98 30 42.22N 83.37W 4 NE DEARBORN M 1.11 30 42.35N 83.16W DEARBORN M 1.11 30 42.31N 83.21W 2 NW DEARBORN HEIGHTS M 1.18 30 42.35N 83.30W 3 ESE BELLEVILLE M 1.35 30 42.19N 83.43W 2 N GROSSE ILE M 1.42 30 42.16N 83.15W 4 S DETROIT M 1.44 30 42.32N 83.11W 1 NW CANTON M 1.47 30 42.32N 83.50W WYANDOTTE M 1.51 30 42.21N 83.16W DETROIT M 1.56 30 42.38N 83.11W 1 NE RIVERVIEW M 1.57 30 42.18N 83.18W GROSSE POINTE FARMS M 2.09 30 42.40N 82.89W M = MEASURED E = ESTIMATED $$

 

 

 



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