Tricounty News

Lots of rain fell in Minnesota

Weather: There were many graduation parties and wedding receptions this past weekend across Minnesota, and the weather was hit and miss for most of the festivities.

Parts of Minnesota had heavy rainfall Saturday, May 31, and other areas had only scattered showers. Nevertheless, it did cause many nervous brides and graduates.

There were flooding concerns because of the potential for heavy rainfall over the weekend and into the start of this week. As a result, the National Weather Service issued a flood watch for much of Minnesota through early Monday.

In Scott County, the city of Jordan reported 4.10” of rain over the weekend. Near Redwood Falls in Redwood County 4.6” of rain was reported.

Kimball reported nearly 2” of rainfall over the weekend. Montevideo was close behind at 1.93” of rain.

Alexandria reported 1.38” of rain at the airport through Sunday night.

Morris had 1.78” of rain over the weekend. Elbow Lake wasn’t far off at 1.68” of rain.

Sebeka reported .82” of rain over the weekend. Cass Lake through Monday morning had 1.13” of rainfall. 

Menahga had heavier rainfall reported over the weekend with a grand total of 2.65”.

In addition, strong thunderstorm winds in Sherburne County toppled numerous trees Saturday.

Unfortunately, it looks like this Saturday we could experience more showers and thunderstorms. Lingering rainfall is possible for Sunday as well. Temperatures will be cooler than average this weekend.

Have a fun first weekend in June.

Weather history: On this date in 1935 “the latest official measurable snowfall in Minnesota was at Mizpah with 1.5 inches.”

Weather fact: Did you know that nine out of ten lightning bolts strike land rather than oceans?

MN AT A GLANCE:

Moorhead Low 54 High 79

Duluth Low 50 High 72

Central Minn. Low 55 High 76

Twin Cities Low 61 High 80

Rochester Low 58 High 78

Marshall Low 57 High 80

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly early to our south. High 76 Low 55 Wind: E 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”

Today’s sunrise: 5:33 a.m.

Today’s sunset: 9:06 p.m.

Normal High: 73

Normal Low: 54

A strong low will track just to our south Tuesday night into Wednesday and will impact areas from Nebraska to Iowa. However, some of these strong lows could be strong to severe across Southern Minnesota as well. If the system tracks further north it could impact parts of Central Minnesota. Drier air will return by Wednesday afternoon. Another system sets up by Thursday afternoon and Friday. Look for a much better chance of showers and thunderstorms by Saturday with locally heavy rainfall possible at this time.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 74 Low 56 Winds: SE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”

Friday: Partly cloudy, 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 74 Low 56 Winds: SW/W 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”

Saturday: Cloudy, 60-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 69 Low 52 Winds: NW 10-15>20 mph Prec. .25”-.80”

Sunday: Partly to most cloudy, 30-percent chance of lingering showers and thunderstorms. High 68 Low 54 Winds: N 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”