Update 11:30am: Weather Lab rain gauge in Deephaven now sporting .80" of rain today. Steady moderate to heavy at times in heavier downpours.
Back edge of this wave of rain will exit the metro in the next hour. Still a few more showers moving east in southern Minnesota may clip the metro this afternoon.
Rainfall at MSP approaching .70" with a good deep soaking in most of central and southern Minnesota today.
A nice soaking rain has produced .40" so far at the Huttner Weather Lab in the west metro. I snapped a few photos this morning to document this wet June day.
Twin Cities NEXRAD doppler total rainfall loop shows widespread .25" rains. Note the heavier rainfall near the Iowa border.
It looks liek the rain will gradually end from west to east this afternoon. One model, the RUC or rapid update cycle has the back edge of the rain clearing the metro by about 4 to 5pm today.
NEXRAD storm total rainfall shows widespread rainfall totals from .25" to .50"+ covering much of Minnesota. Note the heavier totals along and south of the I-90 corridor in southern Minnesota.
Now THAT'S a million dollar rain.
Our latest weather system has brought widespread, meaningful, soaking rains to most of Minnesota and Wisconsin...including the drought plagued area of the North Shore.
Rainfall amounts have been impressive and consistent. Here at the weather lab in the west metro, the garden soaked up to .90" of new rain. Here are some other rainfall amounts.
Twin Cities Airport .83"
Eden Prairie .56"
St. Paul .77"
St. Cloud .61"
Sioux Falls .25"
Enjoy the return to sunshine Wednesday and Thursday before a juicy and troubled warm front pushes north into the area Thursday evening and hangs around into the weekend. It looks like a scattershot pattern of potentially heavy thunderstorms will set up as we head into the weekend.
Welcome to how June was meant to be in tropical Minnesota.