The flooded Minnesota appears to be cresting at Jordan today.
The river level is topping out around 33.1 feet. That's very close to the 3rd highest flood on record for the Minnesota at Jordan (33.11') and the first time a top 5 flood has occurred in fall.
The bubble of floodwater now rolls down river toward Chaska, Shakopee and Savage, where the river is expected to crest over the weekend.
The Mississippi River at St. Paul is expected to crest Saturday at 18.4 feet in St. Paul. This should put about 1 foot of water onto Harriet Island.
You can follow the flood on the City of St. Paul webcam here.
September swan song:
September goes out today on a mild note. After yesterday's 74 degree high, it looks like the month will close with temperatures in the Twin Cities running near average at -0.8 degrees.
It was a wet month, with another epic weather event...the flood event in southern Minnesota which produce 6" to 12" rainfall in under two days.
The Twin Cities picked up 5.53" (+2.98") of rainfall for the month, and we now stand at 26.43" (+2.14") for the year. If we finish the year wetter than average, it will be the first time since 2007.
Great post of the link to the camera monitoring the river level in St. Paul.