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September 28-30, 2019 Rainfall Event 

 

With precipitable water values in the top 10% for time of the year, the atmosphere was primed with moisture, setting the stage for a widespread rain event. An approaching low pressure system from the Rockies brought multiple rounds of rain to much of the Northern Plains, much of which came from convective thunderstorms. Most areas saw within the range of a half an inch up to 1.5 inches. The Devils Lake Basin and areas north of Bemidji saw lower totals, generally near or less than a half an inch. The heaviest totals were seen near Wahpeton where some areas saw rainfall of 3+ inches. Southeast of the city of Grand Forks also received more than 2 inches. Since the totals fell over a long period of time, flash flooding was not a large concern as in the previous weekend.

 

Estimated Rainfall Totals from Saturday Night through Monday Morning

 

 

Rainfall Total Reports from Various Sources

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
256 PM CDT MON SEP 30 2019

...PRECIPITATION REPORTS...

LOCATION                     AMOUNT    TIME/DATE       PROVIDER             
4 S MOORETON                 3.05 IN   0700 AM 09/30   PUBLIC               
8 SW STRAUBVILLE             2.90 IN   0700 AM 09/30   TRAINED SPOTTER      
3 SW MOORETON                2.77 IN   0239 PM 09/30   MESONET              
2 WSW BRAMPTON               2.64 IN   0240 PM 09/30   MESONET              
GRAND FORKS ND 3.7 SSE       2.62 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
GRAND FORKS ND 3.4 SSE       2.42 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
2 ESE BRUSHVALE              2.28 IN   0237 PM 09/30   MESONET              
3 S GRAND FORKS              2.25 IN   0242 PM 09/30   MESONET              
ROSEAU MN                    2.21 IN   0100 PM 09/30   HADS                 
4 SSE GRAND FORKS            2.15 IN   0810 PM 09/29   COCORAHS             
3 W INKSTER                  2.14 IN   0245 PM 09/30   MESONET              
3 NE NORTHWOOD               2.07 IN   0241 PM 09/30   MESONET              
GREENBUSH MN                 2.03 IN   0700 AM 09/30   UCOOP                
HARWOOD ND                   1.99 IN   0216 PM 09/30   CWOP                 
ROSEAU MN 2 E                1.98 IN   0208 PM 09/30   RAWS                 
1 NNW FINLEY                 1.94 IN   0243 PM 09/30   MESONET              
ROTHSAY MN                   1.82 IN   0730 AM 09/30   COOP                 
3 ENE CONWAY                 1.82 IN   0246 PM 09/30   MESONET              
FLORIAN MN 1 S               1.81 IN   1230 PM 09/30   HADS                 
GRAND FORKS ND 2.5 SE        1.79 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
1 NE STEPHEN                 1.71 IN   0247 PM 09/30   MESONET              
ROSEAU MN 0.1 SSW            1.70 IN   0800 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
BAUDETTE MN 12 S             1.67 IN   1215 PM 09/30   HADS                 
5 NE HOPE                    1.67 IN   0246 PM 09/30   MESONET              
KARLSTAD MN                  1.66 IN   0206 PM 09/30   RAWS                 
ELIZABETH MN 6 E             1.62 IN   1245 PM 09/30   HADS                 
SHARON ND 7.9 ENE            1.58 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
PELICAN RAPIDS MN 6 E        1.56 IN   1230 PM 09/30   HADS                 
GRAND FORKS ND 2.6 SSE       1.54 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
WARREN MN 8 NW               1.52 IN   0218 PM 09/30   CWOP                 
2 NW PARKERS PRAIRIE         1.50 IN   0248 PM 09/30   MESONET              
GRAND FORKS ND AIRPORT       1.45 IN   0153 PM 09/30   ASOS                 
KARLSTAD MN 0.2 SSW          1.45 IN   0745 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
CARIBOU MN                   1.44 IN   1230 PM 09/30   HADS                 
4 NE FOX                     1.42 IN   0234 PM 09/30   MESONET              
GRAND FORKS ND AFB           1.40 IN   0201 PM 09/30   ASOS                 
HOPE ND 5.4 WNW              1.40 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
PELICAN RAPIDS MN 1.4 W      1.38 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
GOODRIDGE MN 7.4 SW          1.35 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
MAYVILLE ND                  1.31 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COOP                 
HALSTAD MN                   1.30 IN   0800 AM 09/30   COOP                 
FERGUS FALLS MN 5.7 E        1.29 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
LAKE BRONSON MN              1.27 IN   1230 PM 09/30   HADS                 
FARGO ND 4.4 NNE             1.26 IN   0800 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
STEPHEN MN 5 NW              1.25 IN   0130 PM 09/30   HADS                 
MENTOR MN 9 W                1.25 IN   1230 PM 09/30   HADS                 
HALLOCK                      1.24 IN   0238 PM 09/30   CO-OP OBSERVER       
CLITHERALL MN 1.1 WSW        1.22 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
BAGLEY MN                    1.22 IN   0220 PM 09/30   AWS                  
FARGO ND AIRPORT             1.20 IN   0200 PM 09/30   ASOS                 
FERGUS FALLS MN 0.5 E        1.18 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
FARGO ND 7 SW                1.16 IN   0214 PM 09/30   CWOP                 
OTTERTAIL MN                 1.15 IN   0435 AM 09/30   COOP                 
HOFFMAN MN 2.2 NNW           1.15 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
THIEF RIVER FALLS 7.4 SW     1.15 IN   0800 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
FARGO ND 3.6 NNE             1.15 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
1 S FARGO                    1.14 IN   0826 AM 09/30   BROADCAST MEDIA      
REYNOLDS ND 8.5 ENE          1.14 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
LISBON ND 0.5 ENE            1.13 IN   0800 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
MOORHEAD MN 1 NE             1.12 IN   0220 PM 09/30   CWOP                 
HALLOCK MN                   1.12 IN   1215 PM 09/30   HADS                 
BUFFALO MN 0.3 SSE           1.11 IN   0800 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
STEPHEN MN 10 SW             1.11 IN   0215 PM 09/30   CWOP                 
MAYVILLE ND 4.2 SSE          1.10 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
ROLLAG MN 4 SE               1.10 IN   1245 PM 09/30   HADS                 
CASSELTON ND 0.4 ENE         1.09 IN   0640 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
FARGO ND 3.0 NE              1.09 IN   0800 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
DEER CREEK MN 2.0 WSW        1.08 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
VALLEY CITY ND 2.0 NW        1.08 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
WEST FARGO ND 3.8 SSE        1.07 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
LARIMORE ND 4.9 SSE          1.05 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
GRAFTON ND 6.8 N             1.05 IN   0514 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
STAPLES MN 6 N               1.03 IN   1230 PM 09/30   HADS                 
LIDGERWOOD ND                1.02 IN   0700 AM 09/30   COOP                 
DENT MN 5.1 NW               1.02 IN   0730 AM 09/30   COCORAHS             
MENTOR MN 2 SW               1.01 IN   0218 PM 09/30   CWOP                 
LISBON ND 18 E               1.01 IN   0149 PM 09/30   RAWS                 
WADENA MN AIRPORT            0.75 IN   0216 PM 09/30   AWOS                 
DETROIT LAKES MN AIRPORT     0.70 IN   0216 PM 09/30   AWOS                 
ELBOW LAKE MN AIRPORT        0.49 IN   0216 PM 09/30   AWOS                 
THIEF RIVER FALLS MN AIRPORT 0.41 IN   0208 PM 09/30   AWOS                 
BEMIDJI MN AIRPORT           0.39 IN   0217 PM 09/30   AWOS                 
DEVILS LAKE ND AIRPORT       0.37 IN   0156 PM 09/30   AWOS                 
PARK RAPIDS MN AIRPORT       0.33 IN   0153 PM 09/30   ASOS                 

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. WE THANK ALL VOLUNTEER WEATHER OBSERVERS 
FOR THEIR DEDICATION. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

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