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WXRISK
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RADAR images / DATA from the past 3-4 days ...that You wont see ANYWHERE else

As many of you   know  the  main issue had to do with the three large MCC   -Mesoscale convective  Clusters-- that hit large portions of the WCB and specifically Iowa  -- over the past three days. 

 

For those of you that do not know .. a MCC  is a large group of powerful and slow moving thunderstorms which usually develop  during the overnight hours  that last through Dawn  and drop significant rains.  

 

   Over the long the three day weekend there were three specific and large well organized MCC   features.  I have saved the radar images  of these  3 different MCCs  which I am presenting here so you can get a better grasp of how the weekend developed.
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SYSTEM  #1 - early  SATURDAY  morning  25 MAY, 2013
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze1aqbof/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/MCSRAINFALL.jpg
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SYSTEM  #2 -that lasted from  1AM  to 830 AM  CDT  early SUNDAY morning 26  MAY, 2013
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze1aqbof/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/mcs2c.jpg
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SYSTEM  #3 - early  MONDAY   morning  75 MAY, 2013...from   3am to   9AM
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze1aqbof/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/mcs3.jpg
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SYSTEM #4  - early TUESDAY  MORNING  1230-430AM CDT  

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze1aqbof/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/28may430.jpg


This   link shows the total rainfall and high resolution across portions of the  Upper Plains/ Dakotas and   the  WCB MAY 24-25...   Notice the  5 to 10 inch rainfall amounts being reported officially on the ground and portions of south central NEB.
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze1aqbof/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/MAY2425.jpg
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 This   link shows the total rainfall and high resolution across portions of the  Upper Plains/ Dakotas and   the  WCB MAY 25-26...   Notice the large stripe of 3 to 6"  rains   over  southeast... central and  Northwest IA  into southeastern portions of  SD.  One location near Spencer Iowa into far northwest corner reported almost 11 inches of rain on Saturday into Sunday morning.
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze1aqbof/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/MAY2526.jpg


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WXRISK
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Re: RADAR images / DATA from the past 3-4 days ...that You wont see ANYWHERE else

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  HIGH RES RAINFALL MAP    MAY  26-27

Notice that there are many locations in southeastern Nebraska that  reported between 5-10 inches of rain ... And also take note of the large areas of 2 to 5" rains over northwest IA... central IA... and over central ILL


http://mysite.verizon.net/vze1aqbof/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/MAY2627.jpg

 

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Re: RADAR images / DATA from the past 3-4 days ...that You wont see ANYWHERE else

Thank you for bringing us this infomation WXRisk.   Notice on that totals map that N Iowa and SMn there`s pretty much the dividing line with below I-90 being the 'wettest" part of S Minnesota, that was where the May 2nd snowline was.  We had a foot of snow that probably had 2" of water in it that took a week to get rid of.  Then we had nuisance rain inbetween, we only had maybe 4 days May12-16 that was field fit.  Right now we didn`t get the 8" stuff, places like Grinnell got, but we are so saturated that even .5 or .7" just prolongs the mess.  Fields pattern tiled @ 75` does little good if the culvert at the ditch is 4 feet underwater and the outlet rivers are above flood stage.

 

Do you see any "window" for fieldwork after next week for Iowa and the rest of the waterlogged midwest?   Will we be perhaps wanting a rain in a month?  Cause these roots have absolutely no reason to go down.

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