Heavy Rains Drench Minnesota (June 28-29, 1997)
A complex of thunderstorms passing through the state brought excessive rains to portions of northwestern, central, and southwestern Minnesota this past weekend. The rains began in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 28 and continued into Sunday the 29th in some areas. For the 24-hour period ending at 7:00 AM on Sunday the 29th, radar-based precipitation estimates show that the storms dropped a band of six inches or more inches of rain through Kandiyohi, Meeker, and Mcleod counties. As seen in last week's ground-based precipitation map, radar estimates may prove to be one to two inches too high for this event. However, the radar-based image correctly describes the spatial extent of the storms.
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Last modified: July 3, 1997