Heavy Rains and High Winds affect the region overnight

A potent yet fast moving mid summer storm system swept across eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota late Monday into Tuesday. Strong thunderstorms spread heavy rains over the far northern red river valley, and produced damaging winds especially in the central and southern Red River Valley.

Below is a table of the highest wind speeds that affected the region, as well as a map showing where the heaviest rains fell. Due to the recent dry weather, flooding was not an issue despite the heavy rains. There were reports of the ditches running full in Pembina county, however little impact on area rivers is anticipated.

...SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA...
SHEYENNE (FIRE-RAWS STATION RANSOM CO)...68 MPH AT 149 AM (TSTM)
FARGO HECTOR ASOS........................61 MPH AT 535 AM
MOORHEAD AIRPORT (FAA AWOS)..............66 MPH AT 555 AM
N MOORHEAD (COOP WEATHER STATION)........49 MPH AT 543 AM
BUFFALO ND (NDDOT-RWIS CASS CO)..........55 MPH AT 509 AM
WAHPETON AIRPORT (FAA AWOS)..............45 MPH AT 535 AM
5W WAHPETON (NDDOT RWIS).................30 MPH AT 515 AM
DILWORTH (MNDOT RWIS ON I-94)............54 MPH AT 538 AM
FARGO (NDDOT RWIS AT RED RIVER BRIDGE)...27 MPH AT 530 AM
VALLEY CITY (PERSONAL WX STATION)........34 MPH
DAZEY NDAWN SITE (BARNES CO).............41 MPH
FINGAL NDAWN SITE (BARNES CO)............42 MPH
PROSPER NDAWN SITE (CASS CO).............46 MPH
GALESBURG NDAWN SITE (TRAILL CO).........46 MPH

...GRAND FORKS AREA AND NORTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA...
GRAND FORKS AIRPORT ASOS...............44 MPH AT 439 AM
GRAND FORKS (NDDOT RWIS MP 153 I-29)...51 MPH AT 516 AM
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE ASOS........45 MPH AT 448 AM
NWS GRAND FORKS (WEST PART OF CITY)....42 MPH AT 520 AM
BUXTON (NDDOT RWIS TRAILL CO.).........53 MPH AT 543 AM
EMERADO (PERSONAL WX STATION)..........37 MPH
FISHER MN (MNDOT RWIS POLK CO).........52 MPH AT 529 AM
REST OF AREA FROM GRAFTON NORTH TO THE BORDER HAD GUSTS 25 TO 35 MPH.

...WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
DETROIT LAKES AIRPORT (FAA AWOS).......55 MPH AT 655 AM
DETROIT LAKES (FIRE-RAWS STATION)......51 MPH
LAKE PARK (MNDOT RWIS BECKER CO).......61 MPH AT 648 AM
ROTHSAY (MNDOT RWIS WILKIN CO).........45 MPH AT 658 AM
FERGUS FALLS AIRPORT (FAA AWOS)........41 MPH AT 555 AM
PRAIRIE WETLAND CENTER FERGUS FALLS....44 MPH
OTTERTAIL (MNDOT RWIS).................45 MPH AT 747 AM
PARK RAPIDS AIRPORT ASOS...............53 MPH AT 818 AM
WADENA (FAA AWOS)......................46 MPH AT 955 AM
VERNDALE (MNDOT RWIS WADENA CO)........52 MPH AT 748 AM
STAPLES AIRPORT (WADENA/TODD CO).......49 MPH AT 955 AM

...NORTHWEST MINNESOTA...
MAHNOMEN (MNDOT RWIS)..................58 MPH AT 706 AM
CROOKSTON (FAA AWOS)...................41 MPH AT 555 AM
FOSSTON (FAA AWOS).....................41 MPH AT 735 AM
BROOKS (MNDOT RWIS POLK/RED LAKE CO)...52 MPH AT 709 AM
THIEF RIVER FALLS (FAA AWOS)...........46 MPH AT 635 AM
HALLOCK (FAA AWOS).....................36 MPH AT 355 AM
DONALDSON (MNDOT RWIS KITTSON CO)......43 MPH AT 410 AM
BEMIDJI (FAA AWOS).....................41 MPH AT 835 AM
BAUDETTE ASOS..........................44 MPH AT 847 AM
ROSEAU (FAA AWOS)......................37 MPH AT 815 AM
GATZKE (MNDOT RWIS MARSHALL CO)........38 MPH AT 649 AM

 ...DEVILS LAKE REGION...
DEVILS LAKE AIRPORT (FAA AWOS)....72 MPH AT 255 AM
DEVILS LAKE (FIRE-RAWS STATION)...33 MPH
5E DEVILS LAKE (NDDOT-RWIS).......50 MPH AT 352 AM
CANDO (PERSONAL WX STATION).......48 MPH AT 202 AM




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