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Severe Weather Reports and Rainfall Observations

 

Severe Weather on June 16, 2004.

 

Considerable Urban Flooding for the
Sioux Falls and Sioux City Metro Areas

 

Radar Estimate of Storm Total Precipitation

Rainfall reports and radar estimated precipitation.
 Rainfall amounts are valid from  Midnight to 9 AM on June 16, 2004.  Some of the heaviest rain fell in a two to three hour period causing considerable urban flooding in Sioux Falls.


 

SOME RAINFALL REPORTS FROM 7 PM CDT JUNE 15TH TO 1 PM CDT JUNE 16TH

SIOUX FALLS.......5 MI SOUTHWEST.....7.79 INCHES
SIOUX FALLS.......5 MI SOUTHWEST.....6.02 INCHES
SIOUX FALLS.......6 MI SOUTHEAST.....4.10 INCHES
SIOUX FALLS AIRPORT..................3.57 INCHES
SIOUX FALLS.......6 MI SOUTHEAST.....3.47 INCHES
SIOUX FALLS.......6 MI SOUTH.........3.10 INCHES
LAKE WILSON MN.......................5.56 INCHES
ROCK VALLEY IA.......................0.28 INCHES
MADISON..............................0.34 INCHES
LAKEFIELD MN.........................0.35 INCHES
YANKTON..............................0.41 INCHES
WALL LAKE............................0.51 INCHES
ASTORIA..............................0.59 INCHES
BROOKINGS............................0.71 INCHES
WINDOWM MN...........................0.78 INCHES
AKRON IA.............................0.91 INCHES
STORM LAKE IA........................0.92 INCHES
MITCHELL.............................0.52 INCHES
CROOKS...............................1.10 INCHES
WAGNER...............................1.14 INCHES
SIOUX CITY AIRPORT...................1.20 INCHES
PIPESTONE MN.........................1.21 INCHES
TYNDALL..............................1.35 INCHES
LAKE BENTON MN.......................1.53 INCHES

LOCAL STORM REPORTS

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
WED JUN 16 2004

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

0520 AM     FLASH FLOOD      SIOUX FALLS             43.54N 96.73W 
06/16/2004                   MINNEHAHA          SD   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            WATER IN BASEMENTS AND STREET FLOODING.

0540 AM     FLASH FLOOD      SIOUX FALLS             43.54N 96.73W 
06/16/2004                   MINNEHAHA          SD   NWS EMPLOYEE    

            6.20 INCHES OF RAIN AND BASEMENT FLOODING.

0710 AM     FLASH FLOOD      SIOUX FALLS             43.54N 96.73W 
06/16/2004                   MINNEHAHA          SD   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            REPORTS OF FLOODED BASEMENTS AND COLLAPSED BASEMENTS DUE 
            TO HEAVY RAINS.

1035 AM     HAIL             IDA GROVE               42.34N 95.47W 
06/16/2004  1.00 INCH        IDA                IA   TRAINED SPOTTER 

1039 AM     HAIL             IDA GROVE               42.34N 95.47W 
06/16/2004  1.50 INCH        IDA                IA   TRAINED SPOTTER 

1042 AM     HAIL             IDA GROVE               42.34N 95.47W 
06/16/2004  1.75 INCH        IDA                IA   TRAINED SPOTTER 

1056 AM     HAIL             2 N ARTHUR              42.36N 95.35W 
06/16/2004  1.00 INCH        IDA                IA   AMATEUR RADIO   

1056 AM     HAIL             1 E IDA GROVE           42.34N 95.45W 
06/16/2004  1.75 INCH        IDA                IA   PUBLIC          

1100 AM     FLASH FLOOD      SIOUX CITY              42.50N 96.39W 
06/16/2004                   WOODBURY           IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            ONE BASEMENT REPORTED COLLAPSED. WIDE SPREAD STREET 
            FLOODING WITH STALLED VEHICLES. DURATION OF EVENT WAS 
            1100 AM THROUGH 1130 AM CDT

1100 AM     FLASH FLOOD      SOUTH SIOUX CITY        42.47N 96.41W 
06/16/2004                   DAKOTA             NE   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            WIDE SPREAD STREET FLOODING. VEHICLES STALLED. DURATION 
            OF EVENT 11OO AM THROUGH NOON CDT.

1100 AM     FLASH FLOOD      NORTH SIOUX CITY        42.54N 96.50W 
06/16/2004                   UNION              SD   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            STREETS FILLED WITH WATER AND SOME MANHOLE COVERS BLOWN 
            OFF. FLOODING OCCURRED FROM 11 AM CDT TO 1130 AM CDT.

1100 AM     FLASH FLOOD      SIOUX CITY              42.50N 96.39W 
06/16/2004                   WOODBURY           IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            CARS STRANDED IN ROADS AND STREETS UNDERWATER ON HAMILTON
            BLVD

1126 AM     FLASH FLOOD      IDA GROVE               42.34N 95.47W 
06/16/2004                   IDA                IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            A FEW STREETS FLOODED AND CARS STALLED IN TOWN.

1128 AM     FLASH FLOOD      SIOUX CITY              42.50N 96.39W 
06/16/2004                   WOODBURY           IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            NUMEROUS STREETS FLOODED AND CARS STRANDED.

1130 AM     HEAVY RAIN       SIOUX CITY              42.50N 96.39W 
06/16/2004  0.00 INCH        WOODBURY           IA   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            1.00 OF RAIN IS 30 MINUTES SOUTHEAST SIDE OF TOWN

1257 PM     FLASH FLOOD      BATTLE CREEK            42.32N 95.60W 
06/16/2004                   IDA                IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            WIDE SPREAD FLOODING. WATER OVER NEARBY HIGHWAY AND MANY 
            COUNTY ROADS. RAINFALL AMOUNT OF 3 INCHES MEASURES IN 
            BATTLE CREEK BETWEEN NOON AND 100 PM.

1257 PM     FLASH FLOOD      IDA GROVE               42.34N 95.47W 
06/16/2004                   IDA                IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            WIDE SPREAD STREET FLOODING. HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING 
            CONTINUES.

0157 PM     FLASH FLOOD      BATTLE CREEK            42.32N 95.60W 
06/16/2004                   IDA                IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            BATTLE CREEK OUT OF ITS BANKS IN A FEW PLACES. CREEK 
            LEVEL IS JUST A FEW INCHES BELOW SOME OF THE 
            BRIDGES...DEBRIS BUMPS THE UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGES WHEN 
            PASSING UNDER. STREETS STILL FLOODED. SEVERAL COUNTY 
            ROADS ARE UNDER WATER.