Nice and cool now

By: MNTornado , 7:11 PM GMT on June 20, 2012

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The temperature finally broke and it's substantially cooler this evening. Dew Point is supposed to drop over the couple of days making it much more comfortable.

See comment 13 for records set in MN on July 4.

Note that it is slightly cooler today July 5.


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I am so glad we have AC. Current temperature in Shakopee ranges from 94 to 103 degrees depending on which weather station you believe. Heat Index is 102 and the Dew Point is 71. It's par boil time outside as of 5:25pm this Monday July 2, 2012.

At 6:56pm it's 100 degrees at the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis with a heat index of 104 and a dew point of 72 degrees. Some cities to the North of Minneapolis are showing heat indexes of up to 109 degrees.

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13. MNTornado
7:40 PM GMT on July 05, 2012
Record Report
Statement as of 4:45 am CDT on July 05, 2012


... A record high temperature set yesterday in Twin Cities...
the high temperature was 101 degrees yesterday in the Twin Cities.

This breaks the old record of 100 set July 4 1949.

&&

... A record warm low temperature set yesterday in the Twin Cities...
the low temperature was 81 degrees yesterday in the Twin Cities.

This breaks the old record warm low of 80 set July 4 1999.

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... A record high temperature set yesterday in St cloud Minnesota...
the high temperature was 97 degrees yesterday in St cloud.

This breaks the old record of 96 set July 4 1988.

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... A record high temperature set yesterday in Eau Claire Wisconsin...
the high temperature was 98 degrees yesterday in Eau Claire.

This breaks the old record of 97 set July 4 1999.
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12. Patrap
3:54 AM GMT on July 03, 2012
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11. MNTornado
12:23 AM GMT on July 03, 2012
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
306 PM CDT MON JUL 2 2012

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING FOR HENNEPIN AND RAMSEY COUNTIES UNTIL 10 PM THURSDAY EVENING...


...HEAT ADVISORY FOR MOST OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN UNTIL 10 PM THURSDAY EVENING...

.AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR HENNEPIN AND RAMSEY COUNTIES THROUGH 10 PM THURSDAY EVENING. THIS INCLUDES THE TWIN CITIES METROPOLITAN AREA. THE COMBINATION OF DAYTIME TEMPERATURES IN THE MID AND UPPER 90S AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 70S...WILL CREATE HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 105 THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. LITTLE RELIEF WILL BE SEEN AT NIGHT WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS REMAINING IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S. THE PROLONGED NATURE OF THE HEAT WAVE...WITH LITTLE RELIEF AT NIGHT COULD CAUSE DANGEROUS HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES QUICKLY.

A HEAT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR MOST OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN THROUGH 10 PM THURSDAY EVENING. THE ADVISORY INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ST CLOUD...REDWOOD FALLS...MANKATO...ALBERT LEA AND RED WING.

AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM 95 TO NEAR 100 ACROSS THE AREA AND COMBINED WITH DEWPOINTS IN THE 70S...THE HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 100 TO 107 ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. FURTHERMORE...LOW TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO BE WARM AND WILL NOT ALLOW BUILDINGS WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING TO COOL OFF AT NIGHT.

SOME STORMS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT. DEPENDING ON HOW WIDESPREAD THE STORMS ARE...THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY COULD RETURN QUICKLY ON TUESDAY...OR IT MAY BE SLIGHTLY DELAYED. EITHER WAY...HOT WEATHER IS IN THE FORECAST FOR THE MIDDLE AND LATTER PART OF THE WEEK.

MNZ060-062-030415-
/O.UPG.KMPX.HT.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-120703T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KMPX.EH.W.0001.120702T2006Z-120706T0300Z/
HENNEPIN-RAMSEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MINNEAPOLIS...ST. PAUL
306 PM CDT MON JUL 2 2012

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THURSDAY. THE HEAT ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TEMPERATURE...HIGHS WILL RANGE FROM 95 TO 99...AND DEW POINTS WILL BE IN THE LOWER 70S. THIS WILL RESULT IN AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES NEAR 105 THROUGH THURSDAY.

* FORECAST...DEPENDING ON HOW WIDESPREAD THE STORMS ARE TONIGHT...THE HEAT COULD RETURN QUICKLY ON TUESDAY...OR IT MAY BE SLIGHTLY DELAYED. EITHER WAY...HOT WEATHER IS IN THE FORECAST THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY. ADDITIONAL WARNINGS OR ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED THROUGH FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO A HEIGHTENED RISK OF HEAT RELATED STRESS AND ILLNESS. IF YOU MUST BE OUTSIDE...BE SURE TO REMAIN HYDRATED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK...SCHEDULE FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK...THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1.

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.
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10. masshysteria
5:04 PM GMT on June 21, 2012
Good Afternoon, Don ~

I happened to see those horrible images out of Duluth, MN, on TV the other day, which apparently culminated from lengthy heavy rainfall producing those major floods. Glad that you're located well south of them and, hopefully, any of your nearby rivers/streams weren't strained or effected by the aftermath as well.

Looks like you've finally received some much needed heat relief your way. We're currently stuck in the middle of a three day heatwave ourselves (heat indices reaching nearly 103F) but, a cold front should come in later tomorrow to refresh us for a nice weekend. Hard to believe that our overnight lows of 72F were 20F degrees higher than a portion of last week's highs of (52F). Can't complain too much, though, as spring's unusually high warmth gave us relief in our wallets.

Hope this cooler weather has provided some relief for you physically and you'll make it through all the aggravating paperwork in time for your specialist's appt. come July. It seems so ridiculous, these days, when current technology could easily supply doctors with needed medical information, etc. without all the paperwork! Ugh!
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9. MNTornado
2:55 AM GMT on June 21, 2012
Local Storm Report
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN


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8. MNTornado
2:50 AM GMT on June 21, 2012
Flood Warning
Statement as of 9:41 PM CDT on June 20, 2012

The Flood Warning continues for
the Crow River at Rockford.

* From Saturday afternoon until further notice.
* For Rockford, no observed stage value is available.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river is forecast to have a maximum value of 11.2
feet Monday evening.
* Impact... at 10.0 feet... low lying areas and some roads along the
river begin to experience flooding.
* Impact... at 9.2 feet... height of the top of the bank on the east
side of the river.
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 10.1 feet
on Jul 31 1997.
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7. MNTornado
2:36 AM GMT on June 21, 2012
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
910 PM CDT WED JUN 20 2012
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN


...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
MINNESOTA..
MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT AITKIN AFFECTING AITKIN AND CROW WING
COUNTIES
MISSISSIPPI RIVER NEAR BRAINERD AFFECTING CROW WING COUNTY
MISSISSIPPI RIVER NEAR FORT RIPLEY AFFECTING CROW WING AND
MORRISON COUNTIES
ST. LOUIS RIVER AT SCANLON AFFECTING CARLTON COUNTY

.THE SIGNIFICANT RAIN EVENT IS LEEDING TO DRAMATIC RISES ON
THE MISSISSIPPI AND SCANLON RIVERS. INCLUDING THE RAIN
THAT FELL DURING THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY... 36 HOUR RAINFALL
TOTALS ARE WIDESPREAD 5 TO 8 INCHES WITH SOME ISOLATED 9
AND 10 INCHES AMOUNTS.

MOST OF THE STEADY ACTIVITY HAS MOVED TO THE SOUTH AND
EAST HOWEVER A SCATTERED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM IS
POSSIBLE THROUGH THE NIGHT. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL BE GENERALLY 0.25 OF AN INCH AND LESS.

FOR THE ST LOUIS RIVER AT SCANLON...THIS IS AN URGENT
SITUATION. THE RIVER IS NOW IN RECORD TERRITORY SO
THERE IS MUCH UNCERTAINTY IN THE CREST FORECAST AND HOW
THE RIVER WILL RESPOND AT THESE LEVELS.

MNC017-220210-
/O.CON.KDLH.FL.W.0009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/SCNM5.3.ER.120620T0752Z.120621T0600Z.000000T0000 Z.NR/
910 PM CDT WED JUN 20 2012

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE ST. LOUIS RIVER AT SCANLON.
* AT 8:30 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 16.3 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.5 FEET.
* RECORD FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND RECORD FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 16.7 FEET BY
AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. GIVEN THE UNCERTAINTY
IN HOW THE RIVER WILL RESPOND THE CREST IS EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN
16.5-17.0 FT SOMETIME OVERNIGHT. THE RIVER WILL START TO RECEDE ON
THURSDAY
* IMPACT...AT 13.0 FEET...FLOODING OF AT LEAST TWO BUSINESSES IN
SCANLON OCCURS.
* IMPACT...AT 12 FEET...WATER APPROACHES CANOE RENTAL SHOPS AND
RESTAURANT NEAR THE RIVER.
* FLOOD HISTORY...THIS CREST WILL NOW BE THE NEW FLOOD OF RECORD EXCEEDING
THE PREVIOUS FLOOD OF RECORD OF 15.8 FEET ON MAY 9 1950.
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6. MNTornado
2:34 AM GMT on June 21, 2012
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
910 PM CDT WED JUN 20 2012
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN


...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
MINNESOTA..
MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT AITKIN AFFECTING AITKIN AND CROW WING
COUNTIES
MISSISSIPPI RIVER NEAR BRAINERD AFFECTING CROW WING COUNTY
MISSISSIPPI RIVER NEAR FORT RIPLEY AFFECTING CROW WING AND
MORRISON COUNTIES
ST. LOUIS RIVER AT SCANLON AFFECTING CARLTON COUNTY

.THE SIGNIFICANT RAIN EVENT IS LEEDING TO DRAMATIC RISES ON
THE MISSISSIPPI AND SCANLON RIVERS. INCLUDING THE RAIN
THAT FELL DURING THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY... 36 HOUR RAINFALL
TOTALS ARE WIDESPREAD 5 TO 8 INCHES WITH SOME ISOLATED 9
AND 10 INCHES AMOUNTS.

MOST OF THE STEADY ACTIVITY HAS MOVED TO THE SOUTH AND
EAST HOWEVER A SCATTERED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM IS
POSSIBLE THROUGH THE NIGHT. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL BE GENERALLY 0.25 OF AN INCH AND LESS.

FOR THE ST LOUIS RIVER AT SCANLON...THIS IS AN URGENT
SITUATION. THE RIVER IS NOW IN RECORD TERRITORY SO
THERE IS MUCH UNCERTAINTY IN THE CREST FORECAST AND HOW
THE RIVER WILL RESPOND AT THESE LEVELS.

MNC035-097-220210-
/O.CON.KDLH.FL.W.0008.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/FTRM5.2.ER.120621T0900Z.120625T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.NR/
910 PM CDT WED JUN 20 2012

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER NEAR FORT RIPLEY.
* AT 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.8 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY TOMORROW AND CONTINUE TO
RISE TO NEAR 14.0 FEET BY SUNDAY EVENING.
* IMPACT...AT 13.0 FEET...THIS MAY CAUSE FLOODING OF THREE HOMES NEAR FORT
RIPLEY.
* FLOOD HISTORY....THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF
14.3 FEET ON MAR 23 1966.

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5. MNTornado
8:29 PM GMT on June 20, 2012
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
324 PM CDT WED JUN 20 2012


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN RICE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
NORTHERN GOODHUE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...
SOUTHERN DAKOTA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

* UNTIL 930 PM CDT

* AT 321 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE
WARNED AREA. RAINFALL RATES ARE RANGING 1 TO 2 INCHES AN HOUR.
THESE HIGH RAINFALL RATES WILL CAUSE RAPID RUNOFF WHERE THE SOIL
REMAINS SATURATED FROM EARLIER HEAVY RAINS.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...RED
WING...CANNON FALLS...DENNISON...DUNDAS...MIESVILLE...NERSTRAND. ..
NEW TRIER...NORTHFIELD...RANDOLPH...STANTON...WASTEDO AND WELCH.
THE CANNON RIVER BASIN AND ITS TRIBUTARIES WILL BE ESPECIALLY
SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...COUNTRY ROADS...AS WELL AS FARMLAND ALONG THE
BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.
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4. MNTornado
8:03 PM GMT on June 20, 2012
News from KARE11

Animals at Lake Superior Zoo killed by floods; seal survives


Summary: DULUTH, Minn. - The Lake Superior Zoo says it has lost several animals in the damaging flood waters.

Duluth overwhelmed by floodwaters after overnight deluge

Summary: DULUTH, Minn. - The city of Duluth is in crisis mode after a deluge of rain overnight left parts of the community under floodwaters, and a number of animals at the Lake Superior Zoo dead.

Belle Plaine family narrowly escape home hit by tree

Summary: Belle Plaine family narrowly escape home hit by tree

Storms push into metro, clearing late

Summary: MINNEAPOLIS - Heavy rain showers will continue across the area tonight and will wrap up later this evening. An additional 1"-2" is possible in the eastern areas of the state and into western Wisconsin through midnight tonight.

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3. MNTornado
7:28 PM GMT on June 20, 2012
Message: NOAA-NWS-ALERTS-MN124CB26B0FC4.FlashFloodWatch.124 CB277F360MN.MPXFFAMPX.357a38de275892a9f11e8dd341bb 8c48 from w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov

Sent: 12:53 CDT on 06-20-2012
Effective: 12:53 CDT on 06-20-2012
Expires: 21:00 CDT on 06-20-2012
Event: Flash Flood Watch

Alert:

* HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA MINNESOTA...ALONG WITH A SMALL PART OF WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN THROUGH THIS EVENING. SOME LOCATIONS IN THE WATCH AREA INCLUDE ALEXANDRIA, LITTLE FALLS, MORA, ST. CLOUD, WILLMAR, HUTCHINSON, THE TWIN CITIES METROPOLITAN AREA, OWATONNA, RED WING, RIVER FALLS, NEW RICHMOND AND BALSAM LAKE.  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO EXPAND IN COVERAGE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ALONG AND BEHIND OF A COLD FRONT THAT AT 12 PM STRETCHED ALONG A LINE FROM RUSH CITY TO ROCKFORD TO NEW ULM. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL MAY OCCUR IN THE THUNDERSTORMS, WITH RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR POSSIBLE. THE GROUND IS NEARLY SATURATED ACROSS MUCH OF THE WATCH AREA FROM PREVIOUS RAINFALL OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. REPEATED ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAIN WILL LEAD TO RAPID RUNOFF ALONG WITH TO POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES, WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS AROUND 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE BY LATE THIS EVENING IN AREAS WHERE REPEATED ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS TRAIN.  A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN MINNESOTA, ANOKA, CARVER, CHISAGO, DAKOTA,
GOODHUE, HENNEPIN, ISANTI, KANABEC, LE SUEUR, MCLEOD, RAMSEY, RICE, SCOTT, SHERBURNE, SIBLEY, WASH INGTON AND WRIGHT.
IN WISCONSIN, PIERCE, POLK AND ST. CROIX.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS
AROUND 4 INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.
HEAVY RAINFALL IN SHORT PERIODS OF TIME FREQUENTLY CAUSE URBAN FLOODING AND CAN WASH OUT RURAL ROADS. ANY GROUND THAT IS SATURATED WILL ADD TO FLOODING POTENTIAL. IN ADDITION TO THE THREAT OF FLASH FLOODING, THE HEAVY RAINS COULD ALSO RESULT IN FLOODING ALONG AREA CREEKS AND RIVERS.

Instructions: A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Target Area:
Anoka
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Kanabec
Le Sueur
McLeod
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Washington
Wright

Forecast Office: NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
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2. MNTornado
7:25 PM GMT on June 20, 2012
Message: NOAA-NWS-ALERTS-MN124CB26B25A4.FloodWarning.124CB2 897F90MN.DLHFLSDLH.f6005cfd8c2dc3a4707cc06105ae6b8 8 from w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov

Sent: 13:09 CDT on 06-20-2012
Effective: 13:09 CDT on 06-20-2012
Expires: 12:00 CDT on 06-22-2012
Event: Flood Warning

Alert:

FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHWESTERN DOUGLAS, SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS, SOUTHEASTERN ITASCA, EASTERN AITKIN, NORTHWESTERN COOK, NORTHERN LAKE, NORTH CENTRAL PINE AND CARLTON COUNTIES UNTIL NOON CDT FRIDAY

AT 108 PM CDT, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED MANY AREAS AFFECTED BY FLOODING ACROSS THE WARNED REGION DUE TO RECENT EXCESSIVE RAINS, WHICH TOTALED BETWEEN 3 TO 8 INCHES OVER THE PAST 24 TO 36 HOURS. INTENSE RUNOFF IS CAUSING RAPID RISES WHICH ARE ROUTING DOWNSTREAM, IMPACTING MANY COMMUNITIES AND ROADS. THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME REPORTS FROM ACROSS THE REGION. THE FLOODWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTED RAPID RISES ON THE FLOODWOOD AND SAINT LOUIS RIVERS WITH A FEW HOMES FLOODED. UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 2 WAS CLOSED BETWEEN COUNTY ROADS 835 AND 847, WHICH IS BETWEEN FLOODWOOD AND BROOKSTON. MINNESOTA HIGHWAY 73 WAS CLOSED BETWEEN COUNTY ROADS 835 AND 147, WHICH IS BETWEEN FLOODWOOD AND CROMWELL. CARLTON COUNTY REPORTED THAT THERE WERE SO MANY ROADS AFFECTED BY FLOODING ACROSS THE COUNTY THAT THEY WERE RUNNING OUT OF ENOUGH SIGNS AND BARRICADES FOR CLOSED ROADS. CARLTON COUNTY WAS WAITING FOR MORE SIGNS AND BARRICADES TO BE SHIPPED UP FROM THE TWIN CITIES. IN AITKIN COUNTY, COUNTY HIGHWAY 65 FROM MCGREGOR TO COUNTY HIGHWAY 4 WAS CLOSED AND THE COUNTY REPORTED THAT THERE MULTIPLE ROADS WASHED OUT OR INUNDATED WITH WATER ACROSS THE COUNTY. WHILE ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE TODAY, IT SHOULD NOT MAKE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO CURRENT FLOODING. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE ELY, HIBBING, SUPERIOR, ALBORN, ARTHYDE, AURORA, AUTOMBA, BABBITT, BALL BLUFF, BALSAM, BARNUM, BASSWOOD LAKE, BIWABIK, BLACKBERRY, BOVEY, BRIMSON, BROOKSTON, BUHL, BURNETT, CALUMET, CANYON, CARLTON, CHERRY, COLERAINE, COTTON, CROMWELL, CULVER, DADS CORNER, DENHAM AND ELMER.

Instructions: DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. REPORT FLOODING TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SO THAT THEY MAY TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO CLOSE FLOODED ROADWAYS. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH MN.

Target Area:
Aitkin
Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Lake
Pine
St. Louis

Forecast Office: NWS Duluth (Northeast Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin)
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1. MNTornado
7:23 PM GMT on June 20, 2012
Message: NOAA-NWS-ALERTS-MN124CB26B2BE4.HydrologicOutlook.1 24CB27904D0MN.ARXESFARX.a60e698f41a06c7f49d038e23d bd2f0d from w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov

Sent: 13:25 CDT on 06-20-2012
Effective: 13:25 CDT on 06-20-2012
Expires: 04:00 CDT on 06-21-2012
Event: Hydrologic Outlook

Alert:

* LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL TONIGHT COULD LEAD TO SOME FLOODING CONCERNS

* MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER IN THE WABASHA AREA

A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT WILL TRACK EAST ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT, BRINGING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. DUE TO THE SLOW MOVEMENT. SOME AREAS COULD SEE SEVERAL PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL, WHICH COULD LEAD TO SOME FLOODING CONCERNS. WIDESPREAD RAIN AMOUNTS OF AROUND AN INCH ARE EXPECTED WITH LOCALIZED 2 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE. WITH THE RAINFALL THAT HAS ALREADY FALLEN THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN, SOME CREEKS AND RIVERS ARE ALREADY RUNNING HIGHER THAN NORMAL. THIS INCLUDES THE ZUMBRO, TREMPEALEAU, BUFFALO, AND BLACK WATERSHEDS.

AS WELL AS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ITSELF. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO ADDITIONAL RISES ON THESE WATER COURSES AND SOME LOCAL FLOODING IS A POSSIBILITY. AT WABASHA, THE MISSISSIPPI IS ALREADY FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR FLOOD STAGE BY NEXT WEDNESDAY MORNING DUE TO THE HEAVY RAINFALL THAT HAS FALLEN UPSTREAM. WHILE THE GREATEST RISK FOR FLOODING DUE TO HEAVY RAINFALL IS MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 90, LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL COULD LEAD TO FLOODING PROBLEMS ANYWHERE ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT. THOSE WITH INTERESTS ALONG CREEKS AND RIVERS AND OTHER FLOOD-PRONE AREAS SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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Dodge
Fillmore
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Wabasha
Winona

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