Convective versus Stratiform Rain Events and Drought

The improvement of drought is not a linear path, and there is no straightforward solution to the multi-year precipitation deficit. Though, some rain events can help alleviate dry conditions better than others. We will be discussing two types of precipitation events, convective and stratiform rain events with what they are, and how they can impact drought conditions.

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Delano Mesonet Addition

On Monday, August 28th, 2023, Hennepin County Emergency Management staff joined forces to assist in the installation of the Delano site, located behind Delano High School. This is the 26th station in the Hennepin West Mesonet network.

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August Heat Wave

The National Weather Service in Chanhassen issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Hennepin County from 11am August 22nd, 2023, until August 23th, 2023 at 11pm. Heat index values were expected to reach temperatures in excess of 105° F with little relief expected overnight, with temperatures forecasted to stay in the 70s. After the warning, there will be a heat advisory in effect until the 24th at 7pm.

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