July 10th 2011 Rain and Storms

Another powerful mid summer storm system moved across the northern plains on Sunday July 10th, producing hail, high winds, excessive rains and isolated tornadoes. A band of 1 to locally 3 inches of rain fell from the Oakes/Gwinner areas of south central North Dakota, eastward into Campbell and Tintah areas of west central Minnesota. Below is an image of the Doppler RADAR precipitation estimates adjusted for observed rainfall reports. Below that is a table with precipitation reports from NWS and partner weather observers.

Several area rivers have responded to the rainfall. Visit the NWS Grand Forks AHPS web site for details.

A National Weather Service meteorologist is conducting a damage assessment in the southern Red River Valley and will update the Local Storm Reports either later today or on Tuesday July 12th.

Drier and cooler weather is in store through the middle of the week, with a return to warmer, more humid and stormier weather for the later week into the weekend. Stay tuned for updates.

RADAR and observer rainfall map. Click for larger image

24hr rainfall totals from RADAR and weather observers.

Below are rainfall totals from a variety of weather observers, spotters and reporters for the past 3 days.

...3-DAY RAINFALL ROUND-UP...

THE FOLLOWING ARE RAIN AMOUNTS FOR THE PREVIOUS 24-HOURS
AS MEASURED IN THE MORNING BY NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS.
OBSERVATIONS ARE USUALLY TAKEN AT 7 AM.

     24-HOUR RAINFALL REPORTS:


***************** MONDAY (07/11/11) **************

NORTH DAKOTA                                   RAIN
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                           FALL (IN)

  FORMAN (SARGENT).............................2.22
  NDAWN @ WYNDMERE (RICHLAND)..................1.55
  LIDGERWOOD (RICHLAND)........................1.03
  HAVANA (SARGENT).............................0.91
  AWOS @ WAHPETON (RICHLAND)...................0.76
  NDAWN @ WAHPETON (RICHLAND)..................0.75
  SHEYENNE FIRE WEATHER STATION (RANSOM).......0.71
  NDAWN @ GALESBURG (TRAILL)...................0.23
  FARGO 5SW (CASS).............................0.21
  MAPLETON (CASS)..............................0.19
  WEST FARGO 4SSE (CASS).......................0.19
  FARGO 1ESE (CASS)............................0.19
  ASOS @ FARGO AIRPORT (CASS)..................0.18
  HARWOOD (CASS)...............................0.18
  NDAWN @ PILLSBURY (BARNES)...................0.18
  VALLEY CITY STATE UNIVERSITY (BARNES)........0.14
  CASSELTON (CLAY).............................0.12
  NDAWN @ HILLSBORO (TRAILL)...................0.11
  NDAWN @ DAZEY (BARNES).......................0.10
  MAYVILLE (TRAILL)............................0.02
  NDAWN @ MAYVILLE (TRAILL)....................0.01
  LANKIN 6E (WALSH)...........................TRACE

MINNESOTA                                      RAIN
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                           FALL (IN)

  CAMPBELL (WILKIN)............................3.25
  WEST BATTLE LAKE - CLITHERALL (OTTER TAIL)...2.25
  UNDERWOOD 8NNE (OTTER TAIL)..................1.70
  KENSINGTON 3 W (GRANT).......................1.40
  AWOS @ FERGUS FALLS (OTTER TAIL).............1.07
  STAPLES 6 NW (WADENA)........................1.01
  AWOS @ ELBOW LAKE AWOS (GRANT)...............0.88
  OTTERTAIL (OTTER TAIL).......................0.85
  FERGUS FALLS WETLAND CENTER (OTTER TAIL).....0.81
  KENT (WILKIN)................................0.74
  AWOS @ WADENA (WADENA).......................0.54
  PERHAM 3 W (OTTER TAIL)......................0.43
  ROTHSAY (WILKIN).............................0.39
  BADOURA FIRE WEATHER STATION (HUBBARD).......0.36
  ASOS @ PARK RAPIDS (HUBBARD).................0.31
  SEBEKA (WADENA)..............................0.31
  ROCHERT - PICKERAL LAKE (BECKER).............0.27
  AWOS @ DETROIT LAKES (BECKER)................0.24
  PELICAN RAPIDS (OTTER TAIL)..................0.23
  HAWLEY (CLAY)................................0.18
  PONSFORD - BAD MEDICINE LAKE (BECKER)........0.18
  SABIN (CLAY).................................0.17
  NDAWN @ PERLEY (NORMAN)......................0.16
  HALSTAD (NORMAN).............................0.15
  ITASCA FIRE WEATHER STATION (CLEARWATER).....0.14
  BEMIDJI 8NE (BELTRAMI).......................0.05
  AWOS @ BEMIDJI (BELTRAMI)....................0.04
  LANCASTER (KITTSON)..........................0.04
  CLIMAX 3WNW (POLK)...........................0.02
  AWOS @ FOSSTON (POLK)........................0.01


***************** SUNDAY (07/10/11) **************

NORTH DAKOTA                                   RAIN
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                           FALL (IN)

  GRAND FORKS NWS (GRAND FORKS)...............TRACE

MINNESOTA                                      RAIN
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                           FALL (IN)

  AWOS @ FLAG ISLAND (LAKE OF THE WOODS).......0.06
  ROOSEVELT 5N (LAKE OF THE WOODS).............0.06
  ASOS @ BAUDETTE (LAKE OF THE WOODS)..........0.04
  AWOS @ WADENA (WADENA).......................0.01
  AWOS @ BEMIDJI (BELTRAMI)....................0.01
  BEMIDJI 8NE (BELTRAMI)......................TRACE


***************** SATURDAY (07/09/11) **************

NORTH DAKOTA                                   RAIN
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                           FALL (IN)

  SHARON (STEELE)..............................2.50
  NDAWN @ CANDO (TOWNER).......................2.17
  ASOS @ GRAND FORKS AFB (GRAND FORKS).........1.64
  NDAWN @ LANGDON (CAVALIER)...................1.61
  EDMORE (RAMSEY)..............................1.50
  NDAWN @ BAKER (BENSON).......................1.31
  STARKWEATHER (RAMSEY)........................1.31
  OSLO 3WNW (WALSH)............................1.30
  GRAND FORKS 1SW (GRAND FORKS)................1.28
  SARLES 5NE (CAVALIER)........................1.18
  ASOS @ GRAND FORKS AP (GRAND FORKS)..........1.16
  NDAWN @ MAYVILLE (TRAILL)....................1.15
  GRAND FORKS NWS (GRAND FORKS)................1.13
  CHURCHS FERRY (RAMSEY).......................1.12
  MAYVILLE (TRAILL)............................1.07
  NDAWN @ CAVALIER (PEMBINA)...................1.03
  HAVANA (SARGENT).............................0.87
  CAVALIER (PEMBINA)...........................0.85
  NDAWN @ PILLSBURY (BARNES)...................0.84
  LANKIN 6E (WALSH)............................0.82
  FORMAN (SARGENT).............................0.81
  NDAWN @ DAZEY (BARNES).......................0.77
  NDAWN @ GALESBURG (TRAILL)...................0.64
  MICHIGAN UCOOP (NELSON)......................0.64
  VALLEY CITY 2NW (BARNES).....................0.61
  VALLEY CITY (BARNES).........................0.61
  FARGO 5SW (CASS).............................0.60
  NDAWN @ HILLSBORO (TRAILL)...................0.59
  MAPLETON (CASS)..............................0.58
  WEST FARGO 4SSE (CASS).......................0.57
  FARGO 1ESE (CASS)............................0.57
  FARGO 1SSW (CASS)............................0.57
  GRANDIN 3SW (CASS)...........................0.56
  BUFFALO (CASS)...............................0.55
  NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV (CASS)...............0.51
  NDAWN @ MCHENRY (EDDY).......................0.49
  ASOS @ FARGO AIRPORT (CASS)..................0.48
  LANKIN 9SW (WALSH)...........................0.47
  AWOS @ DEVILS LAKE (RAMSEY)..................0.46
  PEMBINA (PEMBINA)............................0.42
  CAYUGA (SARGENT).............................0.40
  GRAFTON ARPT (WALSH).........................0.38
  NDAWN @ WYNDMERE (RICHLAND)..................0.32
  NDAWN @ CRARY (RAMSEY).......................0.25
  NDAWN @ WAHPETON (RICHLAND)..................0.25
  LIDGERWOOD (RICHLAND)........................0.24
  NEW ROCKFORD 7ESE (EDDY).....................0.23

MINNESOTA                                      RAIN
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                           FALL (IN)

  ARGYLE (MARSHALL)............................1.34
  NDAWN @ STEPHEN (MARSHALL)...................1.34
  GREENBUSH (ROSEAU)...........................1.18
  CAMP NORRIS DNR (BELTRAMI)...................0.95
  ASOS @ BAUDETTE (LAKE OF THE WOODS)..........0.88
  AWOS @ ROSEAU (ROSEAU).......................0.75
  CLIMAX 3WNW (POLK)...........................0.71
  RED LAKE FALLS (RED LAKE)....................0.63
  AWOS @ THIEF RIVER FALLS (PENNINGTON)........0.63
  AWOS @ HALLOCK (KITTSON).....................0.62
  HUMBOLT (KITTSON)............................0.60
  AWOS @ WARROAD (LAKE OF THE WOODS)...........0.55
  NDAWN @ PERLEY (NORMAN)......................0.48
  LANCASTER (KITTSON)..........................0.45
  SABIN (CLAY).................................0.45
  LONG LOST LAKE (CLEARWATER)..................0.35
  TAMARAC WILDLIFE REFUGE (BECKER).............0.32
  WASKISH (BELTRAMI)...........................0.30
  AWOS @ BEMIDJI (BELTRAMI)....................0.24
  AWOS @ FOSSTON (POLK)........................0.24
  ROTHSAY (WILKIN).............................0.23
  ITASCA U OF M (CLEARWATER)...................0.19
  BEMIDJI 8NE (BELTRAMI).......................0.18
  UNDERWOOD 8NNE (OTTER TAIL)..................0.18
  AWOS @ FLAG ISLAND (LAKE OF THE WOODS).......0.15
  AWOS @ DETROIT LAKES (BECKER)................0.14
  AWOS @ FERGUS FALLS (OTTER TAIL).............0.14
  AWOS @ ELBOW LAKE AWOS (GRANT)...............0.14
  SEBEKA (WADENA)..............................0.12
  AWOS @ WADENA (WADENA).......................0.06
  ASOS @ PARK RAPIDS (HUBBARD).................0.01



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