80 F. average high on June 19.
85 F. high on June 19, 2013.
4.01" rain fell yesterday as of 8 PM, a record (old record was 2.44" in 1954).
10.64" rain so far in June.
2.64" average rainfall for June, to date.
25.11" precipitation at KMSP so far in 2014.
12.22" average precipitation since January 1, to date.
Jungles of Minnesota
I miss the drought. Yes, I know it was bad for farmers, but I'm not sure this is any better. I feel your pain, spending much of yesterday wading around in my flooded basement, using words I now regret.
3.95 inches fell as of mid afternoon, making Thursday the wettest day since 2005; the 8th wettest since 1871. MSP has picked up over 10 inches so far in June - over 25 inches for 2014 (a year's worth of rain), making this the wettest start to any year since modern-day records were started in 1871.
From Polar Vortex to Tropical Gusher - we just can't seem to catch a break.
An overnight MCS (meso-convective system), a nearly statewide swarm of T-storms, pumped out rain-cooled air which triggered additional waves of storms in its wake. This "train-echo" effect resulted in some half foot rainfall amounts in the south metro; 6 weeks of rain in 12 hours.
It's not over yet. A few more squall lines of T-storms juiced with tropical rains linger into Sunday; then drying out from Monday into Thursday with a welcome dip in dew point.
Here's another classic example of weather getting stuck for days or weeks at a time. And when weather stalls it often leads the news.
As for me? A 5th floor apartment is sounding good.
Subject: Wet June records for the Twin Cities.
June 2014 has been memorable for the widespread rain events across Minnesota and will finish as one of the wettest Junes on record in the Twin Cities. June 19 is also the wettest calendar day in the Twin Cities in nine years.
So far the Twin Cities International Airport has recorded 4.01 inches of rain as of 8pm on June 19th. This is enough to be the 8th wettest calendar day on record in the Twin Cities with records going back to 1871. The highest calendar day rainfall total is 9.15 inches on July 23, 1987 in the "Super Storm." The last time there was a rainfall total on a calendar day higher than June 19th in the Twin Cites was 4.61 inches on October 4, 2005.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS EXTENDED THE * FLOOD WARNING FOR... DAKOTA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... EASTERN SCOTT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... HENNEPIN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... NORTHERN CARVER COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... NORTHERN GOODHUE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA... NORTHERN RICE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA... PIERCE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN... POLK COUNTY IN NORTHWEST WISCONSIN... RAMSEY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... SOUTHEASTERN ANOKA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... SOUTHEASTERN CHISAGO COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... ST. CROIX COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN... WASHINGTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... * UNTIL 630 PM CDT FRIDAY * AT 506 PM CDT...EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED SEVERAL AREA ROADWAYS REMAIN FLOODED. SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ARE ONCE AGAIN BEGINNING TO MOVE ACROSS THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA. AN INCH OR TWO OF ADDITINAL RAIN IS POSSIBLE WITH THE THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY THROUGH THE EVENING. * RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING TO OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...AMERY... BALSAM LAKE...BLOOMINGTON...BURNSVILLE...CENTER CITY...EDEN PRAIRIE...ELLSWORTH...HUDSON...LAKE MINNETONKA...NEW RICHMOND... PLYMOUTH...RED WING...RIVER FALLS...SHAKOPEE...ST LOUIS PARK... AFTON STATE PARK...BLAINE...BROOKLYN CENTER...BROOKLYN PARK... CANNON FALLS...CHANHASSEN...CHASKA...COON RAPIDS...CRYSTAL... EAGAN...EDINA AND EXCELSIOR. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY... COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING. FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER COVERED BRIDGES... DIPS... OR LOW WATER CROSSINGS. NEVER TRY TO CROSS A FLOWING STREAM... EVEN A SMALL ONE...ON FOOT OR IN A VEHICLE.
Most 24-Hour Rain Since October 4, 2005. On that day in early October 4.61" of rain fell on the Twin Cities. Days with 3"+ rains at MSP are relatively rare; yesterday was the 9th such day since 1938.
Photo credit above: "Arjen Robben of the Netherlands celebrates after scoring a goal against Spain." Reuters.
TODAY: Warm sun, a drier day. Winds: SW 10. High: 86
FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, few T-showers north. Low: 67
SATURDAY: Some sun, few T-storms may pop. Winds: SW 5. High: 88
SUNDAY: Still unsettled and humid, T-storms flare up. Wake-up: 68. High: 84
MONDAY: Partly sunny, drying out. Wake-up: 66. High: 82
TUESDAY: Isolated shower, noticeably cooler. Wake-up: 62. High: 75
WEDNESDAY: Plenty of sun, very pleasant. Dew point: 57. Wake-up: 56. High: 78
THURSDAY: Fading sun, T-storms flare up north & west. Wake-up: 59. High: 82