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Another soaking rainfall across much of Minnesota

Wetter spring pattern delivering abundant rain

Rainfall at the Weather Lab
Rainfall Thursday at the Weather Lab
Paul Huttner | MPR News

Chalk up the latest soaking rain this spring. The heaviest rain fell around the Fargo-Moorhead area into west-central Minnesota overnight into Thursday morning. Several areas around Minnesota recorded up to an inch of rainfall.

Rainfall totals
Rainfall totals around Minnesota overnight Wednesday into Thursday
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network

Here are some select rainfall totals from around Minnesota. Note the widespread distribution around different parts of Minnesota.

  • Comstock (south of Fargo-Moorhead), 2.02 inches

  • Moorhead, 1.57 inches

  • Worthington, 1.39 inches

  • Pelican Rapids, 1.29 inches

  • Detroit Lakes, 1.14 inches

  • Caledonia, 1.3 inches

  • Owatonna, 0.98 of an inch

  • Fergus Falls, 0.96 of an inch

  • Bemidji, 0.87 of an inch

  • Cohasset, 0.65 of an inch

  • Excelsior, 0.44 of an inch

  • St Paul, 0.31 of an inch

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, 0.18 of an inch

Drought conditions unchanged

Thursday’s rainfall came in after this week’s drought monitor cutoff, so drought conditions remain largely unchanged around Minnesota in this week’s report. About 11 percent of Minnesota remains in drought status.

U.S. Drought Monitor for Minnesota
Drought conditions in Minnesota as of Tuesday
National Drought Mitigation Center

Our weather trends warmer and drier as we head toward the weekend. Highs in the 80s return Friday and Saturday.

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