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Summary of Thunderstorm Activity on May 28th, 2015 

Thunderstorms on May 28th (through the early morning hours on May 29th) brought heavy rain, hail, gusty winds, and plenty of lightning to the region. See the information below for details.

 

Observed Rainfall Map

Public Information Statement Containing Rainfall Observations

     THE FOLLOWING ARE STORM TOTALS BASED ON DAILY 24-HOUR
     RAIN AMOUNTS AS OF 7 AM AND REPORTED BY NWS COOPERATIVE
     OBSERVERS AND AUTOMATED WEATHER STATIONS. SOME ADDITIONAL
     STORM TOTALS REPORTED BY UNOFFICAL OBSERVERS AND THE PUBLIC
     HAVE ALSO BEEN ADDED.

        ...24-HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNTS ENDING FRIDAY(05/29/15)...

PRECIPITATION IN MINNESOTA...                                RAINFALL
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                                        IN INCHES
  BRECKENRIDGE 3SE (WILKIN)..................................... 1.59
  AWOS @ FERGUS FALLS (OTTER TAIL).............................. 1.41
  ASOS @ BAUDETTE (LAKE OF THE WOODS)........................... 1.36
  ROTHSAY (WILKIN).............................................. 1.35
  LONG LOST LAKE (CLEARWATER)................................... 1.34
  DETROIT LAKES (BECKER)........................................ 1.18
  PELICAN RAPIDS 6E (OTTER TAIL)................................ 1.11
  MOORHEAD (CLAY)............................................... 1.10
  OTTERTAIL (OTTER TAIL)........................................ 1.01
  FERGUS FALLS 1E (OTTER TAIL).................................. 1.00
  LAKE PARK 6S (BECKER)......................................... 0.99
  WASKISK (BELTRAMI)............................................ 0.99
  PELICAN RAPIDS 1W (OTTER TAIL)................................ 0.98
  WARREN 7NW (MARSHALL)......................................... 0.91
  UNDERWOOD 8NNE (OTTER TAIL)................................... 0.91
  AWOS @ WASKISH (BELTRAMI)..................................... 0.90
  SABIN (CLAY).................................................. 0.87
  AWOS @ FLAG ISLAND (LAKE OF THE WOODS)........................ 0.82
  DILWORTH 1WNW (CLAY).......................................... 0.82
  BEMIDJI (BELTRAMI)............................................ 0.81
  GREENBUSH (ROSEAU)............................................ 0.76
  RICHVILLE 1NW (OTTER TAIL).................................... 0.75
  AWOS @ THIEF RIVER FALLS (PENNINGTON)......................... 0.70
  LAPORTE 3WNW (HUBBARD)........................................ 0.69
  ARGYLE (MARSHALL)............................................. 0.63
  TWIN VALLEY (NORMAN).......................................... 0.63
  ASOS @ PARK RAPIDS (HUBBARD).................................. 0.63
  WARREN (MARSHALL)............................................. 0.63
  AWOS @ ROSEAU (ROSEAU)........................................ 0.62
  NEW YORK MILLS (OTTER TAIL)................................... 0.60
  AWOS @ WARROAD (LAKE OF THE WOODS)............................ 0.59
  SEBEKA (WADENA)............................................... 0.51
  MENAHGA 2WSW (WADENA)......................................... 0.48
  ROSEAU (ROSEAU)............................................... 0.47
  AWOS @ FOSSTON (POLK)......................................... 0.43
  ADA (NORMAN).................................................. 0.41
  AWOS @ BEMIDJI (BELTRAMI)..................................... 0.38
  AWOS @ DETROIT LAKES (BECKER)................................. 0.37
  AWOS @ WADENA (WADENA)........................................ 0.29
  LANCASTER (KITTSON)........................................... 0.28
  AWOS @ HALLOCK (KITTSON)...................................... 0.25
  NEWFOLDEN (MARSHALL).......................................... 0.25
  CAMP NORRIS DNR (BELTRAMI).................................... 0.09

PRECIPITATION IN NORTH DAKOTA...                             RAINFALL
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                                        IN INCHES
  MCLEOD (RICHLAND)............................................. 3.61
  ABERCROMBIE (RICHLAND)........................................ 2.47
  FORMAN (SARGENT).............................................. 2.10
  FARGO 5SW (CASS).............................................. 2.00
  FARGO 3NE (CASS).............................................. 1.93
  FARGO 4NNE (CASS)............................................. 1.83
  ASOS @ FARGO AIRPORT (CASS)................................... 1.71
  KINDRED (CASS)................................................ 1.51
  WEST FARGO 4SSE (CASS)........................................ 1.43
  LISBON (RANSOM)............................................... 1.25
  CASSELTON AGRONOMY FARM (CASS)................................ 1.10
  GENESEO 6SSW (SARGENT)........................................ 1.07
  DURBIN (CASS)................................................. 1.02
  FARGO 3SSE (CASS)............................................. 0.85
  VALLEY CITY 2NW (BARNES)...................................... 0.84
  LARIMORE 5SSE (GRAND FORKS)................................... 0.84
  LIDGERWOOD (RICHLAND)......................................... 0.69
  CAVALIER (PEMBINA)............................................ 0.68
  ASOS @ GRAND FORKS AP (GRAND FORKS)........................... 0.65
  CAVALIER 8WNW (PEMBINA)....................................... 0.62
  NEW ROCKFORD 7ESE (EDDY)...................................... 0.54
  MAYVILLE (TRAILL)............................................. 0.47
  ESMOND 9NNW (BENSON).......................................... 0.39
  GRAND FORKS 5SW (GRAND FORKS)................................. 0.39
  PEMBINA (PEMBINA)............................................. 0.38
  GRAND FORKS NWS (GRAND FORKS)................................. 0.34
  GRAND FORKS 3SSE (GRAND FORKS)................................ 0.34
  GRACE CITY 3N (EDDY).......................................... 0.30
  OSLO 3WNW (WALSH)............................................. 0.30
  SHEYENNE 3WSW (EDDY).......................................... 0.27
  LANKIN 6E (WALSH)............................................. 0.20
  WALHALLA 6S (PEMBINA)......................................... 0.20
  NEW ROCKFORD 4N (EDDY)........................................ 0.19
  MICHIGAN UCOOP (NELSON)....................................... 0.16
  NEW ROCKFORD 1ESE (EDDY)...................................... 0.16
  LANGDON 1NNW (CAVALIER)....................................... 0.10
  AWOS @ DEVILS LAKE (RAMSEY)................................... 0.06
  HAVANA (SARGENT).............................................. 0.05
  STARKWEATHER (RAMSEY)......................................... 0.05

 

Public Information Statement Containing Wind Gust Observations
 
...WIND REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS ...

LOCATION                     SPEED     TIME/DATE       LAT/LON              
KENNEDY 7 E (PUBLIC)         60 MPH    0609 PM 05/28   48.64N/96.76W
FARGO 1 N (AIRPORT)          53 MPH    1030 PM 05/28   46.92N/96.81W        
BEMIDJI 2 WNW (AIRPORT)      48 MPH    0633 PM 05/28   47.51N/94.93W        
VALLEY CITY 1 NW (AIRPORT)   44 MPH    0815 PM 05/28   46.94N/98.02W        
MAHNOMEN 3 SE                44 MPH    1110 PM 05/28   47.27N/95.93W        
DONALDSON 1 W                43 MPH    1110 PM 05/28   48.57N/96.91W        
DILWORTH 2 SSE               41 MPH    0115 PM 05/29   46.85N/96.67W        
EAST GRAND FORKS 7 SE        41 MPH    1256 PM 05/29   47.87N/96.92W        
FERGUS FALLS 3 W (AIRPORT)   40 MPH    1234 AM 05/29   46.28N/96.16W        
MOORHEAD 3 E (AIRPORT)       40 MPH    0231 PM 05/29   46.84N/96.66W        
EMERADO 2 W                  40 MPH    0210 PM 05/29   47.93N/97.43W        
PARK RAPIDS 2 S (AIRPORT)    40 MPH    0538 PM 05/28   46.90N/95.07W        
GRAND FORKS AFB              40 MPH    0251 PM 05/29   47.97N/97.40W        
VERNDALE 2 WNW               39 MPH    0550 PM 05/28   46.41N/95.05W        
ELBOW LAKE 1 WSW (AIRPORT)   39 MPH    1035 PM 05/28   45.98N/95.98W        
MAHNOMEN 3 SSE (AIRPORT)     38 MPH    0835 PM 05/28   47.26N/95.93W        
GRAFTON 2 ESE (AIRPORT)      38 MPH    1035 AM 05/29   48.40N/97.37W        
GRAND FORKS 5 W (AIRPORT)    38 MPH    0130 PM 05/29   47.95N/97.18W        
CROOKSTON 5 N (AIRPORT)      37 MPH    0854 AM 05/29   47.84N/96.62W        
HAMPDEN 1 SE (USFW)          37 MPH    1258 PM 05/29   48.53N/98.62W        
MCLEOD 3 N (SHEYENNE GRASLAN 37 MPH    1049 PM 05/28   46.47N/97.32W        
LANGDON 2 SW (AIRPORT)       36 MPH    1055 AM 05/29   48.75N/98.39W        
DEVILS LAKE 2 WSW (AIRPORT)  36 MPH    0155 PM 05/29   48.11N/98.91W        
FLAG ISLAND                  36 MPH    0234 PM 05/29   49.32N/94.88W        
HALLOCK 1 S (AIRPORT)        36 MPH    0954 AM 05/29   48.77N/96.94W        
STAPLES 1 N (AIRPORT)        36 MPH    0634 PM 05/28   46.38N/94.81W        
CANDO 2 WSW (AIRPORT)        35 MPH    0155 PM 05/29   48.48N/99.24W        
WADENA 3 W (AIRPORT)         35 MPH    1053 PM 05/28   46.45N/95.21W        
WAHPETON 1 S (AIRPORT)       35 MPH    0250 PM 05/29   46.24N/96.61W        
DETROIT LAKES 2 N (DNR)      35 MPH    0620 PM 05/28   46.85N/95.85W        
ST. VINCENT 1 E              35 MPH    1215 PM 05/29   48.97N/97.20W        
THIEF RIVER FALLS 3 S (AIRPO 35 MPH    0955 PM 05/28   48.06N/96.18W        
BADOURA (DNR)                34 MPH    0606 PM 05/28   46.86N/94.74W        
BEMIDJI 2 WNW (DNR)          34 MPH    0706 PM 05/28   47.50N/94.93W        
BAGLEY                       34 MPH    1205 AM 05/29   47.52N/95.43W        
BROOKS 3 S                   34 MPH    0930 PM 05/28   47.77N/96.00W        
FOSSTON 1 NW (AIRPORT)       33 MPH    1013 PM 05/28   47.59N/95.77W        
GATZKE 3 ENE                 32 MPH    1030 PM 05/28   48.44N/95.73W        
BAUDETTE 1 NW (AIRPORT)      31 MPH    0130 PM 05/29   48.72N/94.61W        
DETROIT LAKES 1 WNW (AIRPORT 31 MPH    0215 PM 05/29   46.83N/95.89W        
WARROAD 3 NW (AIRPORT)       30 MPH    1213 PM 05/29   48.94N/95.35W        
BINFORD                      29 MPH    0130 PM 05/29   47.56N/98.34W        
LAKE ITASCA (DNR)            29 MPH    1007 PM 05/28   47.24N/95.19W        
BADGER 2 NE                  29 MPH    1230 PM 05/29   48.82N/95.96W        
ROSEAU 2 E (AIRPORT)         29 MPH    1234 PM 05/29   48.86N/95.70W        
GATZKE 9 SW (DNR)            28 MPH    0220 PM 05/29   48.30N/95.87W        
FORT TOTTEN (BIA)            28 MPH    0251 PM 05/29   47.99N/98.97W        
KARLSTAD 1 ENE               28 MPH    0132 PM 05/29   48.59N/96.49W        
ROSEAU 1  E (DNR)            28 MPH    0208 PM 05/29   48.85N/95.70W        
GRAND FORKS 5 WSW            27 MPH    1016 AM 05/29   47.89N/97.16W        
OTTERTAIL 3 WSW              27 MPH    0440 PM 05/28   46.40N/95.60W        
FARGO (I-94 RR BRIDGE)       26 MPH    1230 PM 05/29   46.85N/96.78W        
MOORHEAD 2 NNE               25 MPH    0155 PM 05/29   46.89N/96.75W        
SHOOKS 1 E                   25 MPH    1155 AM 05/29   47.87N/94.43W        
WASKISH 0.5 S (AIRPORT)      25 MPH    0213 PM 05/29   48.15N/94.53W        
TURTLE RIVER 3 SE            23 MPH    0945 PM 05/28   47.54N/94.72W        
BAUDETTE 3 S (DNR)           22 MPH    0106 PM 05/29   48.67N/94.62W        
KELLIHER 1 W (DNR)           22 MPH    0107 AM 05/29   47.94N/94.45W        
BEMIDJI 13 NNW (LONG LAKE)   20 MPH    1102 PM 05/28   47.66N/94.98W        
ROSEAU 3 SW                  19 MPH    0258 PM 05/29   48.85N/95.80W        
DETROIT LAKES (HS)           17 MPH    0639 PM 05/28   46.81N/95.84W        
VINING 5 SE                  17 MPH    0712 PM 05/28   46.22N/95.44W        
RED LAKE (SENIOR HS)         17 MPH    1034 AM 05/29   47.88N/95.04W        
WILTON 6 NE                  14 MPH    0919 PM 05/28   47.58N/94.92W        
BEMIDJI (CENTRAL ES)         12 MPH    0145 PM 05/29   47.48N/94.88W        

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.


Storm Reports of Hail and Wind
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0451 PM     HAIL             1 W GRAFTON             48.42N 97.42W
05/28/2015  E0.50 INCH       WALSH              ND   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HEAVY RAIN REDUCING VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO.

0518 PM     HAIL             WEST FARGO              46.87N 96.90W
05/28/2015  E0.50 INCH       CASS               ND   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HEAVY RAINFALL

0523 PM     HAIL             LISBON                  46.44N 97.68W
05/28/2015  E0.25 INCH       RANSOM             ND   TRAINED SPOTTER

0533 PM     HAIL             9 E GRAFTON             48.41N 97.21W
05/28/2015  E1.75 INCH       WALSH              ND   PUBLIC

            VIA FACEBOOK.

0609 PM     TSTM WND GST     7 E KENNEDY             48.64N 96.76W
05/28/2015  E60.00 MPH       KITTSON            MN   PUBLIC

            ESTIMATED WINDS ALONG WITH DRIFTS OF PEA SIZED HAIL.

0630 PM     HAIL             8 N ROOSEVELT           48.92N 95.10W
05/28/2015  M2.00 INCH       LAKE OF THE WOODS  MN   PUBLIC

            FACEBOOK PHOTO OF 2 INCH SPIKED HAIL

 

Radar Loop (Base Reflectivity) from 1116 AM CDT (May 28th) to 258 AM CDT (May 29th)

 

Lightning Loop from 1 PM CDT (May 28th) to 1 AM CDT (May 29th)
Orange circles are in-cloud lightning flashes while green + or - signs are positive or negative cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, respectively. Lightning data provided by Earth Networks and Vaisala.