24 hour rainfall totals

Overnight rainfall amounts a bit higher than expected due to strong low level jet and high dew points. Last night’s rain shouldn’t raise flood waters any substantial amount, but instead will slow their fall back to normal levels a bit. Here are the latest numbers from observers around the area:

                                               RAIN
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                           FALL (IN)

  POPLAR GROVE 5NNE (BOONE)....................2.49
  ROSCOE 2ESE (WINNEBAGO)......................1.97
  ROSCOE 2SE (WINNEBAGO).......................1.97
  MACHESNEY PARK 3ENE (WINNEBAGO)..............1.75
  POPLAR GROVE 3SW (BOONE).....................1.55
  ROCKTON 1ESE (WINNEBAGO).....................1.17
  ROCKFORD 3NE (WINNEBAGO).....................1.07
  ROCKFORD 4NW (WINNEBAGO).....................0.91
  ROCKFORD 1NW (WINNEBAGO).....................0.74
  BYRON 3N (OGLE)..............................0.30
  ROCKFORD (WINNEBAGO).........................0.29
  DE KALB 1W (DE KALB).........................0.20
  ROCHELLE (OGLE)..............................0.15
  DIXON 3NNW (LEE).............................0.04
  LA SALLE (LA SALLE)..........................0.03
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This post was written by qni_it on July 31, 2010

7 Comments so far

  1. Mark July 31, 2010 4:58 PM

    2.55 inches here in Harvard

  2. Linda July 31, 2010 8:46 PM

    2.8 inches on East side of Harvard

  3. dolly in marengo July 31, 2010 9:36 PM

    hi…how come there is nothing for marengo??? we are here sure would like updated information thanks love your coverage of weather…don’t go anywhere else for info…

  4. FSU August 1, 2010 7:05 AM

    Dolly, have you considered training to become a spotter? I’m fortunate to have a couple nearby in Roscoe that almost always match what I record. I’m sure ES and the NWS would be happy to have your eyes and ears helping out!

  5. tony August 1, 2010 11:51 AM

    Spotter training is very easy to do dolly. They have the classes every feb or march here at the rockford airport. All you have to do is buy a rain gauge, put it in your yard somewhere where there is nothing to block the rain or post it to a fence, and then email eric or post it here on the blog or facebook. I know they would very much and truely appreciate it.

  6. Aaron Brackett August 1, 2010 5:06 PM

    Dolly, FSU and Tony are correct. The NWS only has official sensors every 20 or 30 miles and they rely on spotters and weather observers for information like this. Either there is no spotter currently in Marengo or they didn’t report. If this is something you are interested in, I’m sure they would be thrilled to have more eyes in the field.

    -AB

  7. Phyllis Brown July 15, 2012 5:26 AM

    How much did it rain at Elwood and at Fairmount, IN last night?

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