October 3, Rainfall Totals

A very moist atmospheric setup with a stalled front and strong low level jet stream combined to produce very heavy rainfall over the Northland as well as downstate Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska. There were reports of flooded roadways across parts of the area, but because the heavy rainfall lasted for numerous hours, and the amount of moisture is less in the atmosphere compared to if this occurred during the middle of summer, the extent of flash flooding was very limited. Below is the full list of rainfall totals from this storm that were reported in. 

Location Amount Time/Date
Lake Nebagamon 5.75 in 0944 AM 10/03
2 N Solon Springs 4.20 in 0840 AM 10/03
4 S Bruno 4.10 in 0846 AM 10/03
6 SW Finlayson 3.05 in 0730 AM 10/03
Brimson 2.80 in 0816 AM 10/03
Oulu 2.78 in 0823 AM 10/03
Grantsburg 2.61 in 0840 AM 10/03
Gordon 2.46 in 0800 AM 10/03
Kettle River 2.39 in 0840 AM 10/03
Superior 2.35 in 0901 AM 10/03
1 NW Two Harbors 2.25 in 1001 AM 10/03
Hayward Airport 2.25 in 0700 AM 10/03
7 WNW Minong 2.24 in 0303 AM 10/03
Hayward RAWS 2.22 in 0303 AM 10/03
Madeline Island 2.21 in 0715 AM 10/03
Bayfield Hatchery 2.20 in 0800 AM 10/03
6 ENE Patzau 2.15 in 0335 AM 10/03
Washburn RAWS 2.09 in 0302 AM 10/03
3 NE Randall 2.06 in 0306 AM 10/03
Grand Marais 2.02 in 0800 AM 10/03
1 WSW Maple 2.01 in 0344 AM 10/03
3 E Namekagon 1.94 in 0302 AM 10/03
6 ESE Cloverdale 1.93 in 0315 AM 10/03
Danbury 1.91 in 0100 AM 10/03
Bay of Grand Marais 1.91 in 0700 AM 10/03
Bayfield 1.89 in 0341 AM 10/03
3 ENE South Range 1.84 in 0342 AM 10/03
Wolfridge ELC 1.83 in 0700 AM 10/03
3 W Clam Lake 1.81 in 0332 AM 10/03
4 W Clam Lake 1.76 in 0700 AM 10/03
11 SSE Brule 1.74 in 0306 AM 10/03
2 W Iron Junction 1.70 in 1015 AM 10/03
3 WNW Friesland 1.69 in 0315 AM 10/03
Duluth International Arpt 1.67 in 0700 AM 10/03
Duluth NWS 1.65 in 0700 AM 10/03
1 SSW Pleasant Valley 1.58 in 0245 AM 10/03
12 N Isle 1.57 in 0746 AM 10/03
Ashland Airport 1.54 in 0700 AM 10/03
3 E Wright 1.53 in 0600 AM 10/03
3 NE Knife River 1.52 in 0757 AM 10/03
Silver Bay 1.52 in 0704 AM 10/03
3 S Ashland 1.49 in 0800 AM 10/03
Lake Winnibigoshish 1.44 in 0330 AM 10/03
2 SE Bayfield 1.43 in 0332 AM 10/03
1 WSW Willow River 1.38 in 0245 AM 10/03
Apostle Islands Raws 1.31 in 0330 AM 10/03
Sandy Lake Dam 1.29 in 0800 AM 10/03
5 NW Sand Bay 1.27 in 0321 AM 10/03
4 SSE South Range 1.26 in 0342 AM 10/03
Embarrass 1.26 in 0604 AM 10/03
Grand Portage 1.24 in 0335 AM 10/03
Floodwood 1.22 in 0730 AM 10/03
5 N Virginia 1.21 in 1115 AM 10/03
White River Near Ashland 1.20 in 0100 AM 10/03
1 E Odanah 1.19 in 0339 AM 10/03
1 W Bayfield 1.19 in 0337 AM 10/03
2 SW Moose Lake 1.19 in 0308 AM 10/03
Brainerd 1.18 in 0700 AM 10/03
Gile 1.18 in 0852 AM 10/03
Ashland 1.15 in 0336 AM 10/03
Brainerd Airport 1.13 in 0700 AM 10/03
12 N Grand Rapids 1.12 in 0630 AM 10/03
Burnett 1.11 in 0315 AM 10/03
4 NE Grand Portage 1.09 in 0330 AM 10/03
3 WSW Hovland 1.05 in 0245 AM 10/03
2 NE Duluth 1.04 in 0339 AM 10/03
Hibbing Airport 1.04 in 0600 AM 10/03
25 E Ely 1.03 in 0810 AM 10/03
2 ENE Duluth 1.02 in 0333 AM 10/03
1 WSW Saxon 1.02 in 0700 AM 10/03
1 SW Saginaw 1.00 in 0308 AM 10/03
1 ESE Esko 0.98 in 0341 AM 10/03
Lutsen 0.95 in 0245 AM 10/03
Glidden RAWS 0.83 in 0300 AM 10/03
1 NW Beaver Bay 0.80 in 0245 AM 10/03
5 E Seagull Lake 0.77 in 0304 AM 10/03
Rice Lake N.W.R. 0.75 in 0252 AM 10/03
Sucker River 0.74 in 0245 AM 10/03
Pine River Dam 0.74 in 0800 AM 10/03
Cook 0.73 in 0600 AM 10/03
2 SW Blackberry 0.72 in 1047 AM 10/03
Scanlon 0.71 in 0330 AM 10/03
1 NE Nisswa 0.71 in 0852 AM 10/03
3 N Skibo 0.68 in 0345 AM 10/03
1 SE Brimson 0.66 in 0245 AM 10/03
Winter 0.66 in 0900 AM 10/03
1 W Isabella 0.62 in 0304 AM 10/03
3 NE Fort Ripley 0.62 in 0245 AM 10/03
Floodwood 0.58 in 0245 AM 10/03
Libby 0.57 in 0315 AM 10/03
Pokegama Dam 0.56 in 0800 AM 10/03
2 W Woodrow 0.53 in 0306 AM 10/03
Aurora 0.49 in 0342 AM 10/03
Skibo RAWS 0.49 in 0322 AM 10/03
2 NNW Hoyt Lakes 0.49 in 0315 AM 10/03
2 SSW Meadowlands 0.46 in 0245 AM 10/03
1 NNE Palisade 0.45 in 0245 AM 10/03
1 SE Mission 0.43 in 0245 AM 10/03
5 E Hibbing 0.41 in 0307 AM 10/03
9 ENE Babbitt 0.40 in 0330 AM 10/03
5 SE Breezy Point 0.37 in 0343 AM 10/03
2 E Celina 0.37 in 0743 AM 10/03
3 SSE Little Swan 0.32 in 0245 AM 10/03
Jacobson 0.32 in 0245 AM 10/03
2 W Mission 0.30 in 0343 AM 10/03

-Meteorologist Gino Recchia

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