Some of the new record daily amounts of rainfall included:
7.64" at Waseca
5.15" at Wells
4.11" at Rochester
4.06" at Bricelyn
3.81" at Preston
3.74" at Spring Grove
3.70" at Zumbrota, Grand Meadow, and Spring Valley
3.09" at Winnebago
3.08" at Theilman
2.75" at La Crescent
2.15" at Stillwater
2.10" at Winona Dam
2.06" at Kimball
Many other communities with shorter climate records reported even greater amounts of rainfall, including 5.34" at Lanesboro, 5.11" at Eau Claire, WI; 4.65" at Champlin; 4.15" at Owatonna; 8.11" at Maple Grove; and 5.12" at Byron.
The added rainfall this week pushed the total for the month of September to near record or new record values for a number of climate stations in southern Minnesota, including:
13.69" at Mabel (Fillmore County)
13.89" at Spring Grove (Houston County)
10.37" at Spring Valley (Fillmore County) 10.56” at Rushford (Fillmore County)
11.40" at Hokah (Houston County)
13.03" at Caledonia (Houston County)
14.56" at Waseca (Waseca County)
September (So far): 5.22"
I am happy to report that after Saturday night's thunderstorm activity, we'll be settling into a downpour free weather pattern over the next several days.
No question. This has been an impressive stretch of wet weather. Some folks are still dealing with wet basements and rivers continue to remain at flood stage as 2 to 3 months worth of heavy rain fell across parts of the state earlier this week.
As of September 24th, Minneapolis was running nearly 7 inches above normal precipitation for the year. Pretty impressive, huh? While we've been getting too much rain this year, folks in the Northeast are dealing with drought. Boston is running nearly 10 inches below average precipitation; New York nearly 8 inches below average.
An Octoberish wind develops over the next few days with high temps dipping into the 50s and 60s across the state. Clouds and a few spits of rain linger through Monday; Great Ryder Cup weather settles in Thursday. Dry and Sunny!
Average Low: 48F (Record: 31F set in 1926)
*Daylight Lost Since Summer Solstice: ~3hours and 38mins
2.9 Days After Last Quarter
"WMO rules on longest distance and longest duration lightning flashes"
"Experts have established two new world records for the longest reported distance and the longest reported duration for a single lightning flash in, respectively, Oklahoma (United States of America) and southern France. The lightning flash over Oklahoma in 2007 covered a horizontal distance of 321 kilometers (199.5 miles). The lightning event over southern France in 2012 lasted continuously for 7.74 seconds."
See more from ScienceDaily.com HERE:
"Arctic sea ice has plunged to the second lowest extent on record. The minimum occurred earlier this week, but US government scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) waited until they were sure the ice had finally begun its winter expansion. Huge areas of the normally ice-bound Beaufort, Chukchi, Laptev and East Siberian seas were open and exposed to the warmth of an atmosphere that has grown radically hotter. On September 10, just 4.14 million sq km at the far northern extreme remained covered. This is more than two million sq km below the average since satellite records began in 1979. This summer equals 2009 as the second worst year for Arctic sea ice. The deepest low occurred in 2012."
See more from ClimateChangeNews.com HERE:
______________________________________________"Is La Niña Here? Depends Who You Ask"
"After the demise of El Niño, the climate phenomenon that has helped fuel record-setting heat for the past two years, all eyes have stayed on the Pacific waiting for its counterpart, La Niña. Without the cooling influence of a La Niña event, the planet is likely to continue feeling the heat for the rest of the year. July and August tied for the hottest month ever recorded and 2016 is essentially guaranteed to be the hottest year on record. So now after a few months of waiting for the arrival of La Niña, where do we stand? Well, that depends on who you ask."
See more from ClimateCentral.org HERE:
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