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Minnesota Severe Weather Alerts

Flash Flood Warning MinnesotaState Weather Alerts

Flash Flood Warning
...the Flash Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 700 Pm Cdt For West Central Mower County... This Flash Flood Warning Is Specifically For The City Of Austin. At 437 Pm Cdt, Radar Indicated That Intermittent Rain Continued Over The City Of Austin. However, The Intense Rainfall Had Shifted East Of The City. ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 4:50pmExpires: September 12, 2019 at 7:00pmTarget Area: Mower

Flash Flood Warning
The National Weather Service In La Crosse Has Issued A * Flash Flood Warning For... West Central Mower County In Southeastern Minnesota... * Until 700 Pm Cdt. * At 359 Pm Cdt, Local Law Enforcement Reported Flooding In The City Of Austin. Rainfall Estimates Of 3-4 Inches Has Likely Fallen In ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 4:50pmExpires: September 12, 2019 at 7:00pmTarget Area: Mower

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa...minnesota... Split Rock Creek Near Corson Skunk Creek Near Hartford Skunk Creek At Sioux Falls Big Sioux River Near Estelline ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 4:17pmExpires: September 13, 2019 at 8:17pmTarget Area: Pipestone

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa...minnesota... Split Rock Creek Near Corson Skunk Creek Near Hartford Skunk Creek At Sioux Falls Big Sioux River Near Estelline ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 4:17pmExpires: September 13, 2019 at 8:17pmTarget Area: Pipestone

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa...minnesota... Split Rock Creek Near Corson Skunk Creek Near Hartford Skunk Creek At Sioux Falls Big Sioux River Near Estelline ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 4:17pmExpires: September 13, 2019 at 8:17pmTarget Area: Pipestone

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa...minnesota... Split Rock Creek Near Corson Skunk Creek Near Hartford Skunk Creek At Sioux Falls Big Sioux River Near Estelline ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 4:17pmExpires: September 13, 2019 at 8:17pmTarget Area: Pipestone

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa...minnesota... Split Rock Creek Near Corson Skunk Creek Near Hartford Skunk Creek At Sioux Falls Big Sioux River Near Estelline ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 4:17pmExpires: September 13, 2019 at 8:17pmTarget Area: Rock

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa...minnesota... Split Rock Creek Near Corson Skunk Creek Near Hartford Skunk Creek At Sioux Falls Big Sioux River Near Estelline ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 4:17pmExpires: September 13, 2019 at 8:17pmTarget Area: Rock

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa...minnesota... Split Rock Creek Near Corson Skunk Creek Near Hartford Skunk Creek At Sioux Falls Big Sioux River Near Estelline ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 4:17pmExpires: September 14, 2019 at 2:30pmTarget Area: Rock

Flood Warning
.flooding Expected Along Dobbins Creek Near Austin. River Forecasts Take Into Account Both Observed And Forecast Precipitation. The National Weather Service In La Crosse Wi Has Issued A * Flood Warning For The Dobbins Creek At Austin 2ne. ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 8:42pmExpires: September 13, 2019 at 11:00pmTarget Area: Mower

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Minnesota... Redwood River At Russell Redwood River Near Marshall .the Following River Forecasts Include Forecast Precipitation Through Tonight. Any Additional Future Rains Could Affect The Crest ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 3:50pmExpires: September 13, 2019 at 7:49pmTarget Area: Lyon

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Minnesota... Redwood River At Russell Redwood River Near Marshall .the Following River Forecasts Include Forecast Precipitation Through Tonight. Any Additional Future Rains Could Affect The Crest ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 3:50pmExpires: September 16, 2019 at 2:30pmTarget Area: Lyon

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Sioux Falls Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In South Dakota... Big Sioux River Near Estelline Sixmile Creek Near Brookings Rock River Near Hardwick .the Following River Forecasts Include Forecast Precipitation Through ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 4:17pmExpires: September 13, 2019 at 8:17pmTarget Area: Rock

Flood Warning
The National Weather Service In Sioux Falls Has Issued A * Flood Warning For... Rock County In Southwestern Minnesota... Nobles County In Southwestern Minnesota... Pipestone County In Southwestern Minnesota... Murray County In Southwestern Minnesota... ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 4:50pmExpires: September 12, 2019 at 7:00pmTarget Area: Murray; Nobles

Flood Warning
The National Weather Service In Sioux Falls Has Issued A * Flood Warning For... Rock County In Southwestern Minnesota... Nobles County In Southwestern Minnesota... Pipestone County In Southwestern Minnesota... Murray County In Southwestern Minnesota... ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 4:17pmExpires: September 13, 2019 at 8:17pmTarget Area: Pipestone; Rock

Flood Warning
The National Weather Service In Sioux Falls Has Issued A * Flood Warning For... Rock County In Southwestern Minnesota... Nobles County In Southwestern Minnesota... Pipestone County In Southwestern Minnesota... Murray County In Southwestern Minnesota... ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 10:13amExpires: September 17, 2019 at 10:36amTarget Area: Cottonwood

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Chanhassen Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In Minnesota... Minnesota River At Morton Affecting Renville County .this River Forecast Is Based On Heavy Rainfall Observed Over The Past 48 Hours. Additional Heavy Rains Could Cause River Levels To Rise Even Higher Than Predicted. The National Weather Service Will ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 11:17amExpires: September 13, 2019 at 2:11amTarget Area: Renville

Flood Warning
...observed Flooding Increased From Major To Record Severity... Pipestone Creek At Pipestone .the Following River Forecasts Include Forecast Precipitation Through Tonight. Any Additional Future Rains Could Affect The Crest Forecasts. ...observed Flooding Increased From Major To Record Severity... ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 4:17pmExpires: September 13, 2019 at 8:17pmTarget Area: Pipestone

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Sioux Falls Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In South Dakota...iowa... Minnesota... Big Sioux River Near Bruce Sixmile Creek Near Brookings Big Sioux River Near Canton ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 3:50pmExpires: September 13, 2019 at 7:49pmTarget Area: Lyon

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Chanhassen Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In Minnesota... Cottonwood River Above Springfield Affecting Brown County .this River Forecast Is Based On Heavy Precipitation That Has Occurred Over The Past 48 Hours. Current Flood Stage Is Entering Minor With The Forecast To Go Near Moderate. The National Weather Service ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 10:13amExpires: September 17, 2019 at 10:36amTarget Area: Brown

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Chanhassen Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In Minnesota... Redwood River Near Redwood Falls Affecting Redwood County .this River Forecast Is Based On Observed Precipitation Of 1 Inch Over The Past 24 Hours And Forecast Precipitation Of 2 To 4 Inches Over The Next 48 Hours. Heavy Rains Could Cause River Levels ...Read More.
Effective: September 12, 2019 at 11:17amExpires: September 13, 2019 at 2:11amTarget Area: Redwood

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Aberdeen Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In Minnesota... West Branch 12 Mile Creek At Dumont .the Following River Forecasts Include Forecast Precipitation Through The Next 24 Hours. Any Additional Future Precipitation Could Affect The Forecasts. ...Read More.
Effective: September 11, 2019 at 6:37pmExpires: September 12, 2019 at 10:36pmTarget Area: Traverse

 

Severe Weather Alerts in Minnesota Minnesota Frequent Weather Alerts – Extreme cold, blizzards, flooding, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms

Minnesota is a state that really gets a lot of grief over the fact that it has some really tough winters. Those difficult winters are where most of the severe weather kicks in for the state – blizzards and extreme cold do a number on the state for a majority of the year.

Blizzards and Snowfall

Getting several feet of snow in a blizzard is quite common for Minnesota, and the state’s infrastructure allows them to clean up after a storm quite quickly. The most snow in one Minnesota storm dropped 36 inches in 24 hours in 1994.

As you may expect, the immense amount of snow in Minnesota also makes the state prone to flooding during the springtime. Some floods can bring over a foot of water to the parts of Minnesota that are around the Mississippi River, the St. Croix River, and their tributaries.

Extreme Cold

A phenomenon known as an Alberta Clipper (named after Alberta, Canada) is when the state gets the worst of extreme cold temperatures – low pressure moves through the state and brings a small amount of snow with it.

On the backend of a Clipper is arctic air, lots of wind, and extreme wind chills. The Polar Vortex in January 2019 was partially due to an Alberta Clipper, and brought -77 degree wind chills to the northern parts of Minnesota.

Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

Minnesota is on the northern edge of Tornado Alley, so it gets its share of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. Over 2017-2018, Minnesota experienced over 75 tornadoes.

 

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