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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State MINNESOTA
County/Area WILKIN
WFO FGF
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-06-16 21:35:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3N WOLVERTON
Begin Lat/Lon 46.62/-96.77
End Date 2009-06-17 09:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 5NE LAWNDALE
End Lat/Lon 46.62/-96.29
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 50.00K
Episode Narrative An upper level disturbance moved across central North Dakota, with numerous showers and thunderstorms forming around it. The upper level flow was fairly weak, but the low levels held a very juicy airmass, with dew points in the low to mid 60s. This set the stage for slow moving and heavy rain producing thunderstorms. A broad area of one to three inches of rain fell from near Havana, ND, through the Wahpeton/Breckenridge area, to near Barnesville, MN. Within this area, locally heavy rain amounts of up to 7 inches were reported at Abercrombie, ND, and at Kent, MN. This caused rapid flooding of streets, roads, farmland, and other low lying areas.
Event Narrative Farm access roads and a 140 acre field were flooded. U.S. Highway 75 north of Kent was underwater and remained closed due to damage from earlier spring flooding. Portions of southern Roberts and northern McCauleyville townships along the Whiskey Creek drainage basin received 5 to 7 inches of rain from late afternoon into the late evening of the 16th.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 20.00K 100.00K
FERGUS FALLS OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/16/2009 19:55 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENT WILKIN CO. MN 06/16/2009 20:20 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOLVERTON WILKIN CO. MN 06/16/2009 21:35 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 50.00K
RUSTAD CLAY CO. MN 06/16/2009 21:50 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 50.00K
Totals: 0 0 20.00K 100.00K