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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State MINNESOTA
County/Area KANDIYOHI
WFO MPX
Begin Date 03/23/2009 09:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth NW
Begin Location WILLMAR
Begin Lat/Lon 45.14/-95.08
End Date 03/23/2009 21:00:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth NW
End Location WILLMAR ARPT
End Lat/Lon 45.13/-95.09
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong area of low pressure moved northward across the upper midwest and combined with unseasonable early Spring gulf moisture to cause a large area of heavy rainfall. Local rainfall totals were in the two to three inch range before the system moved north of the region. Along with the heavy rainfall, and due to thick ice remaining on areal streams, creeks and rivers, ice jams developed and caused flooding of areal roadways and local communities.

Several major rivers continued to rise during this time period with caused additional road closures and some minor property damage. Specifically, the Long Prairie, Sauk and Minnesota Rivers were above flood stage through late March. The worse areas were along the Sauk River near Richmond, Cold Springs and western parts of St. Cloud.
Event Narrative Some roads partially covered in Willmar. Some low lying township roads north of Willmar covered with water.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 350.00K 0.00K
MARIETTA LAC QUI PARLE CO. MN 03/23/2009 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
BENSON SWIFT CO. MN 03/23/2009 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLMAR KANDIYOHI CO. MN 03/23/2009 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILAN CHIPPEWA CO. MN 03/23/2009 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW PRAIRIE POPE CO. MN 03/23/2009 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAIRHAVEN STEARNS CO. MN 03/23/2009 13:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
LONG PRAIRIE TODD CO. MN 03/23/2009 15:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALBERTA STEVENS CO. MN 03/23/2009 15:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HILLMAN MORRISON CO. MN 03/23/2009 17:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAPLE LAKE MUNI ARPT WRIGHT CO. MN 03/23/2009 19:19 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 350.00K 0.00K