Sunday, June 1, 2014

Flash Flooding in the Twin Cities

Well, it isn't a 100-year storm so far (more like a 2-year one), but that hardly matters, since the spring has been 30-60% wetter than average already over much of the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota. And now with heavy rain on the first morning of June 2014, many parts of the Twin Cities have already received half or more of their normal June monthly rainfall, and many

Here is an animation of the radar, from the College of DuPage

Minnehaha Creek, stretching from Lake Minnetonka to the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, often bears the brunt of these sorts of storms. Minnehaha Falls is right down the street from me, and while there's no good way to capture this--you really need to see it--it is indeed looking quite voluminous and healthy.

As of this writing, more heavy rain is moving in, so I'll just add to this post if I need to.

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