Needed Rains Blanket The Region

From Friday morning September 27th through the afternoon and evening of September 28th, a storm system brought widespread rainfall to the Red River Valley region. Much of the heaviest rains fell across the portions of the Red River Valley that had missed some of the more significant rainfalls. As this was a relatively steady, soaking rains and many of the driest areas received well over one inch, this will have a significant impact on areas that were still in Moderate Drought conditions.

Below is an image of the rainfall coverage, based on RADAR and Observations. Some of the areas farther away from the RADAR, over Lake of The Woods and Roseau counties received heavier rains that indicated. So, we've placed a table of reports from the various data sources below the image.

An assessment of the impacts to the drought areas will be made over the next few days and the imformation included in the weekly drought update, that will be issued on Thursday October 3rd.

RADAR based precipitation total. Click for

RADAR based precipitation image ending at 7am Sunday September 29 2013.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
912 AM CDT SUN SEP 29 2013


...LATEST RAINFALL REPORTS...
LOCATION                       AMOUNT    TIME/DATE
...MINNESOTA...
...BECKER...
DETROIT LAKES DNR              1.68      0120 PM 09/29
...BELTRAMI...
BEMIDJI DNR                    0.78      0106 PM 09/29
KELLIHER DNR                   0.77      0107 PM 09/29
WASKISH AIRPORT                0.52      1200 PM 09/29
BEMIDJI AIRPORT                0.37      1200 PM 09/29
...CLEARWATER...
ITASCA DNR                     0.92      0107 PM 09/29
...GRANT...
ELBOW LAKE AIRPORT             0.38      1200 PM 09/29
...HUBBARD...
BADOURA DNR                    0.59      0106 PM 09/29
PARK RAPIDS AIRPORT            0.51      1200 PM 09/29
...KITTSON...
1 ENE KARLSTAD                 1.71      0132 PM 09/29
...LAKE OF THE WOODS...
BAUDETTE AIRPORT               1.02      1200 PM 09/29
...MARSHALL...
AGASSIZ NWR                    2.43      0120 PM 09/29
SNAKE RIVER RETENTION POND OUT 1.72      1230 PM 09/29
8 ESE MIDDLE RIVER             1.71      0132 PM 09/29
...OTTER TAIL...
FERGUS FALLS AIRPORT           1.32      1200 PM 09/29
ROTHSAY                        1.21      0152 PM 09/29
5 W DUNVILLA                   1.17      1200 PM 09/29
2 WNW OTTERTAIL                0.58      1200 PM 09/29
OTTERTAIL                      0.57      1100 AM 09/29
1 N OTTERTAIL LAKE             0.46      0100 PM 09/29
WADENA AIRPORT                 0.34      1200 PM 09/29
...PENNINGTON...
THIEF RIVER FALLS ARPT         1.64      1200 PM 09/29
...POLK...
1 NE CROOKSTON                 2.00      0100 PM 09/29
FOSSTON AIRPORT                0.88      1200 PM 09/29
...RED LAKE...
CLEARWATER R @ RED LAKE FALLS  1.69      1200 PM 09/29
...ROSEAU...
ROSEAU DNR                     3.42      0108 PM 09/29
WARROAD AIRPORT                1.99      1200 PM 09/29
ROSEAU AIRPORT                 2.78      1200 PM 09/29
WARROAD                        2.73      1215 PM 09/29
GREENBUSH                      1.55      1257 PM 09/29
...WADENA...
SEBEKA                         0.66      0133 PM 09/29
...WILKIN...
BRECKENRIDGE 4NE               1.50      1100 AM 09/29
...NORTH DAKOTA...
...BARNES...
BALDHILL CREEK                 NAN       0100 PM 09/29
...BENSON...
FORT TOTTEN                    0.56      1251 PM 09/29
...CASS...
FARGO-HECTOR INTL ARPT         1.30      1200 PM 09/29
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY  1.25      1200 PM 09/29
...GRAND FORKS...
GRAND FORKS EAST               1.69      1200 PM 09/29
UND-NWS                        1.39      1200 PM 09/29
GRAND FORKS INTL ARPT          1.28      1200 PM 09/29
...NELSON...
MICHIGAN 2W                    0.62      1200 PM 09/29
...PEMBINA...
PEMBINA                        0.82      1115 AM 09/29
7 NW CAVALIER                  0.72      1200 PM 09/29
...RAMSEY...
DEVILS LAKE AIRPORT            0.63      1200 PM 09/29
STARK WEATHER                  0.62      1247 PM 09/29
1 NW EDMORE                    0.55      0100 PM 09/29
HAMPDEN                        0.48      1258 PM 09/29
...RICHLAND...
1 SSW LIDGERWOOD               1.44      1200 PM 09/29
...SARGENT...
HAVANA                         1.28      1248 PM 09/29
...STEELE...
GOLDEN LAKE                    0.83      1100 AM 09/29
...TRAILL...
MAYVILLE                       0.99      1200 PM 09/29
...WALSH...
FOREST RIVER                   0.86      1200 PM 09/29
LANKIN 9SW                     0.79      1247 PM 09/29
HOMME DAM                      0.57      0100 PM 09/29


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