Monday, May 20, 2013
With the ground wet and more rain on the way, both Burnsville and Shakopee could be subject to flash flooding.
With another onslaught of spring storms approaching, the south metro could become a soggy mess. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a flood watch for central and eastern Minnesota, including Dakota, Scott, and Hennepin counties. Chaska, Shakopee and Burnsville were specifically mentioned in the alert. The forecast calls for thunderstorms through Tuesday, and rain through Wednesday night. Much of the region already got two to four inches of rain over the weekend, with some areas receiving up to five. The ground is already saturated which puts the area at a heightened risk for flash flooding on smaller rivers, streams and creeks. The NWS warns drivers to be cautious as localized flooding along roadways is anticipated as …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Dakota County enjoys at least one thunderstorm-free day this Memorial weekend.
The National Weather Service has canceled a severe thunderstorm watch for Dakota County. Several weather systems that have passed through Minnesota in the past week, dumping more than an inch of rain in many places. Lightning also struck several buildings throughout the Twin Cities area. Because of those storms, government officials are also on the lookout for flooding along the Mississippi River at various spots, including Savage, St. Paul and Hastings.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
More then two-inches of rain is expected between Wednesday and Friday.
Look out, Burnsville. Local creeks and river may swell due to heavy rains later this week. The National Weather Service expects a storm system to stall out of the state late this week, potentially dumping more than two-inches of rain across the Twin Cities and parts west. As a result, the NWS has issued a flash flood watch for the Twin Cities, including Dakota County, and central Minnesota. According to the NWS: "Showers and thunderstorms will continue to expand today. Widespread rain is expected tonight with a swath of heavy rain across Minnesota. Looking ahead, a frontal boundary will stall out across the area, which will allow the active weather to continue across the region through the weekend." The weather statement goes on to read: …