Next wave of rain moves into metro; stronger storms south

Update 4:15pm:

Storms moving into metro so far not severe, but flooding rains south.

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED

FLASH FLOOD WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN

350 PM CDT FRI JUL 15 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…

GOODHUE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA…

NORTHEASTERN RICE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA…

SOUTHEASTERN DAKOTA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA…

* UNTIL 700 PM CDT

* AT 348 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED

THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.

1 TO 2 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL RAIN IS EXPECTED…COMBINED WITH

EARLIER RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO

OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…RED

WING…BELLECHESTER…BOMBAY…CANNON FALLS…DENNISON…GOODHUE…

HADER…HAMPTON…KENYON…MIESVILLE…NERSTRAND…NEW TRIER…PINE

ISLAND…RANDOLPH…STANTON…VERMILLION…WANAMINGO…WASTEDO…

WELCH AND ZUMBROTA.

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.

Update 3:15pm:

-Latest Twin Cities radar loop

The next wave of rain and thunderstorms is approaching the metro from the southwest.

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Persistent waves of thunderstorms with extremely heavy rainfall continue to move through the metro Friday afternoon. There is a break in the storms mid afternoon, but more rain could move in later today from the west.

-Latest Twin Cities radar loop

Expect localized flooding of roadways and ponding of water as rainfall totals exceed 2″ to 3″ in some areas!

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Storm total rainfall above. Yellow is 2″ to 3″ rains. Red is over 3″

Extremely heavy rainfall has been reported in central Minnesota.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN

1036 AM CDT FRI JUL 15 2011

..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON…

..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE….

..REMARKS..

1035 AM HEAVY RAIN OSAKIS 45.87N 95.15W

07/15/2011 M6.75 INCH DOUGLAS MN LAW ENFORCEMENT

SHERRIF CALLED TWO OF HIS DEPUTIES REPORT 6.75 INCHES OF

RAIN.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN

932 AM CDT FRI JUL 15 2011

..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON…

..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE….

..REMARKS..

0900 AM HEAVY RAIN CARLOS 45.97N 95.29W

07/15/2011 M4.39 INCH DOUGLAS MN CO-OP OBSERVER

24 HOUR TOTAL.

There is still a slight risk for severe storms redevloping in SW MN today and moving east. We could see more storms in the metro late today.

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