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Event Details

Event Heavy Rain
State MINNESOTA
County/Area STEELE
WFO MPX
Report Source CoCoRaHS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-06-15 05:00:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1NE OWATONNA
Begin Lat/Lon 44.09/-93.21
End Date 2012-06-15 05:00:00.0 CST-6
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 Thunderstorms developed early Thursday morning across North Dakota, and moved southeast across west-central Minnesota, and eventually across central and east central Minnesota by the afternoon. As thunderstorms redeveloped during the afternoon and evening across portions of the southern metro area, flash flooding became a concern with the hardest hit areas from Northfield to Cannon Falls and the eastern Minnesota border.
The morning and afternoon storms produced mainly large hail around the metro area. As the storms moved farther south, several boundaries aided in the continuation of thunderstorms across the southern metro area. The storm drenched the region where flash flooding occurred with up to 10 inches of rain, turning golf course greens to ponds and roads into rivers.
The hardest hit areas in terms of flooding was from Northfield, northeast to Cannon Falls, and Red Wing where up to 10 inches of rain fell in less than 6 hours. The rainfall and associated flooding, caused closures of major highways, evacuations of 50 homes along the Cannon River, dozens of rescues from people stranded in cars, and one tour bus near the Treasure Island Resort and Casino area. Plus, there was substantial damage to parks, especially Miesville Ravine Park Reserve, where 1,800 square feet of boardwalk and two parking lots were washout or destroyed. Damages were estimated to around one million dollars alone to this park.
At one point, the Little Cannon River near Cannon Falls rose 39 inches in less than 6 hours, and the main Cannon River rose 28 inches, to a level not experienced since the September 2010 flood.
There was also wind damage reported between Kenyon, Pine City, and Zumbrota, specifically south of Highway 60 and along Highways 60 and 52. At least one home was severely damaged as well as small buildings and trees. Wind storms and flooding during the period June 14-21 led to Dakota, Goodhue, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Rice and Sibley counties being among those Minnesota counties designated disaster areas by presidential declaration on July 6, 2012.
Event Narrative A measured rainfall report of 4.10 inches occurred in less than 18 hours.


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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 1.265M 0.00K
CARLOS DOUGLAS CO. MN 06/14/2012 04:15 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACOBS PRAIRIE STEARNS CO. MN 06/14/2012 05:30 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHMOND STEARNS CO. MN 06/14/2012 05:57 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST CLOUD STEARNS CO. MN 06/14/2012 06:20 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSTON MEEKER CO. MN 06/14/2012 07:04 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUTCHINSON MCLEOD CO. MN 06/14/2012 07:55 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATERTOWN CARVER CO. MN 06/14/2012 07:55 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDEN PRAIRIE HENNEPIN CO. MN 06/14/2012 08:00 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATERTOWN CARVER CO. MN 06/14/2012 08:01 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLENCOE MCLEOD CO. MN 06/14/2012 08:12 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEWART MCLEOD CO. MN 06/14/2012 08:25 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN ISLE SIBLEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 08:28 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELLE PLAINE SCOTT CO. MN 06/14/2012 08:50 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHAKOPEE SCOTT CO. MN 06/14/2012 08:50 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDEN PRAIRIE HENNEPIN CO. MN 06/14/2012 09:00 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GAYLORD SIBLEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 09:29 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH ST PAUL RAMSEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:00 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GAYLORD SIBLEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:03 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN ISLE SIBLEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:12 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST PAUL RAMSEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:15 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST PAUL RAMSEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:16 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDINA HENNEPIN CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:20 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH ST PAUL RAMSEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:20 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST LOUIS PARK HENNEPIN CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:22 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST PAUL RAMSEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:22 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH ST PAUL RAMSEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:25 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST PAUL RAMSEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:26 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH ST PAUL RAMSEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:27 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FALCON HGTS RAMSEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:29 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAUDERDALE RAMSEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:29 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINNEAPOLIS HENNEPIN CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:29 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINNEAPOLIS HENNEPIN CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PINE SPGS WASHINGTON CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST PAUL RAMSEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:30 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LITTLE CANADA RAMSEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:31 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LITTLE CANADA RAMSEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:33 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH ST PAUL RAMSEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:35 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PINE SPGS WASHINGTON CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:35 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STILLWATER WASHINGTON CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:35 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLAKELEY SCOTT CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:37 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON SIBLEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:37 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH ST PAUL RAMSEY CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:40 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELLE PLAINE SCOTT CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:42 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE ELMO WASHINGTON CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:42 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAKDALE WASHINGTON CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:43 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LE SUEUR LE SUEUR CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:46 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STILLWATER WASHINGTON CO. MN 06/14/2012 11:47 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHFIELD RICE CO. MN 06/14/2012 15:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELLECHESTER GOODHUE CO. MN 06/14/2012 15:47 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELLECHESTER GOODHUE CO. MN 06/14/2012 15:58 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FARIBAULT RICE CO. MN 06/14/2012 16:09 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILBERT MARTIN CO. MN 06/14/2012 17:18 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
JACOBS PRAIRIE STEARNS CO. MN 06/14/2012 17:30 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENYON GOODHUE CO. MN 06/14/2012 18:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
FAIRPOINT GOODHUE CO. MN 06/14/2012 18:10 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOMBAY GOODHUE CO. MN 06/14/2012 18:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAIRMONT MARTIN CO. MN 06/14/2012 19:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANNON FALLS GOODHUE CO. MN 06/14/2012 19:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARLIS GOODHUE CO. MN 06/14/2012 19:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIESVILLE DAKOTA CO. MN 06/14/2012 19:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
NERSTRAND RICE CO. MN 06/14/2012 19:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHFIELD RICE CO. MN 06/14/2012 19:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STANTON GOODHUE CO. MN 06/14/2012 19:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASTEDO GOODHUE CO. MN 06/14/2012 19:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANNON FALLS GOODHUE CO. MN 06/14/2012 23:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOODHUE GOODHUE CO. MN 06/15/2012 04:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRIDGEWATER RICE CO. MN 06/15/2012 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARLIS GOODHUE CO. MN 06/15/2012 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENYON GOODHUE CO. MN 06/15/2012 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NANSEN GOODHUE CO. MN 06/15/2012 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHFIELD RICE CO. MN 06/15/2012 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OWATONNA STEELE CO. MN 06/15/2012 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OWATONNA STEELE CO. MN 06/15/2012 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAY CREEK GOODHUE CO. MN 06/15/2012 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANNON CITY RICE CO. MN 06/15/2012 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NERSTRAND RICE CO. MN 06/15/2012 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHFIELD RICE CO. MN 06/15/2012 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STANTON GOODHUE CO. MN 06/15/2012 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TROUT BROOK GOODHUE CO. MN 06/15/2012 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITE ROCK GOODHUE CO. MN 06/15/2012 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.265M 0.00K