Southern Minnesota received another dose of heavy rain yesterday, continuing our soggy weather pattern for this spring. No part of Minnesota is experiencing any level of drought conditions at this time.

Yesterday's storms dropped some impressive rainfall totals, causing area rivers, creeks, and streams to remain at high levels.

24 Hour Rainfall Totals: Recorded Morning of 6/18

  • Rochester: 2.51"
  • Elgin: 2.50"
  • Hayfield: 2.46"
  • Claremont: 2.40"
  • Byron: 2.14"
  • Mantorville: 1.29"
  • Lonsdale: 1.24"
  • Chatfield: 1.07"
  • Austin: 1.02"
  • Wabasha: 1.02"
  • Red Wing: 1.00"
  • Stewartville: 0.86"
  • Owatonna: 0.72"
  • Northfield: 0.65"
  • Faribault: 0.48"

And we're not done yet. There's a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, with additional chances of rain every day this week through Saturday.

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