Father's Day Weekend: June 15th - June 16th, 2013

Radar-based precipitation estimates for a 24 hour period, ending June 16th, 2013
Radar-based precipitation estimates for a 24 hour period, ending June 16th, 2013

Courtesy: National Weather Service

It was another busy weekend for weather as the Metro area continues to float between pleasant conditions and storms. Starting out on this past Saturday, June 15th 2013, the southern and central portions of Minnesota was caught in yet another storm. This system was coming in from Nebraska early on in the day and tracked Northeast across a large portion of Minnesota. The storm's main feature were showers and thunderstorms that ran rampant and created plenty of flash flooding.

The University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus weather station reported 0.86 inches of precipitation over the span of 15 minutes at 3:45 PM CDT. Highway 280 near Lauderdale was closed due to flooding. As well as the underpass of Highway 36 on Fairview closed due to flooding. A location in Roseville reported 1.90 inches for total rainfall.

Fatherís Day, June 16th 2013, started out with ideal June conditions for the Metro area. However, around 5:00 PM through 6:30 PM the western metro experienced a fast moving and intense storm. The systemís main feature was wind, places like Plymouth, Eden Prairie and Benson in Swift County experienced 45+ MPH gusts. These winds can be strong enough to break down small branches. Additionally, other portions of the storm produced light hail and rain was intermittent across the storms path. With these storms, the winds caused a mini-blizzard of seeds from trees that pelted people who were outdoors.

Below is the local storm report created by the NWS Chanhassen office.


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
839 PM CDT SUN JUN 16 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0355 PM     HAIL             5 SSE CHOKIO            45.51N 96.13W
06/16/2013  E0.88 INCH       STEVENS            MN   PUBLIC

0355 PM     HAIL             10 S STARBUCK           45.47N 95.53W
06/16/2013  M0.88 INCH       POPE               MN   PUBLIC

0400 PM     HAIL             5 SSW ALBERTA           45.50N 96.08W
06/16/2013  E1.00 INCH       STEVENS            MN   PUBLIC

            2 MILES OF CROP DAMAGE ALONG CR 8.

0407 PM     HAIL             3 SW LOWRY              45.67N 95.56W
06/16/2013  M0.88 INCH       POPE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0413 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 NE APPLETON           45.22N 95.99W
06/16/2013  M58.00 MPH       SWIFT              MN   AWOS

            MEASURED GUST TO 58 MPH IN OUTFLOWS FROM THUNDERSTORMS IN
            THE VICINITY.

0429 PM     HAIL             2 N CYRUS               45.64N 95.74W
06/16/2013  M1.00 INCH       POPE               MN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0432 PM     TSTM WND GST     BENSON                  45.32N 95.61W
06/16/2013  M49.00 MPH       SWIFT              MN   AWOS

0438 PM     HAIL             STARBUCK                45.61N 95.53W
06/16/2013  E1.00 INCH       POPE               MN   911 CALL CENTER

0454 PM     HAIL             SEDAN                   45.58N 95.25W
06/16/2013  E0.75 INCH       POPE               MN   911 CALL CENTER

0558 PM     TSTM WND DMG     PLYMOUTH                45.02N 93.46W
06/16/2013                   HENNEPIN           MN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            LARGE TREE UPROOTED AND FELL ON TO GARAGE OF A HOUSE.
            FROM PICTURE TWEETED BY KARE11.

0600 PM     TSTM WND GST     WACONIA                 44.85N 93.79W
06/16/2013  M49.00 MPH       CARVER             MN   MESONET

0610 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CHASKA                  44.82N 93.61W
06/16/2013                   CARVER             MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            LARGE TREE BRANCH DOWH. TIME ESTIMATED.

0612 PM     TSTM WND GST     EDEN PRAIRIE            44.85N 93.46W
06/16/2013  M50.00 MPH       HENNEPIN           MN   ASOS

            MEASURED AT FLYING CLOUD AIRPORT.

0614 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 NNW CRYSTAL           45.08N 93.38W
06/16/2013  M51.00 MPH       HENNEPIN           MN   ASOS

            MEASURED AT CRYSTAL AIRPORT.