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Variable Pattern Continues

Variable moisture pattern continues Just like the August rainfall pattern, September has been mostly drier than normal across the state, but intense thunderstorms have brought well above normal rainfall to some areas of the state.  In the northern counties Hawley (3.08"), Lake Winnibigoshish (3.28"), Thorhult (3.42"), and Tofte (4.23") have all reported well above normal rainfall for the month.
In western counties a number of observers have reported over 4 inches for the month including Pelican Rapids, New York Mills, and Slayton.  Lamberton has reported their 2nd wettest month of the year with 5.70 inches.  In central Minnesota Sandstone has reported 6.02 inches and Hutchinson has reported 6.55 inches of rainfall, the highest in the state.  Stacy (Chisago County) has reported over 4 inches, giving them over 40 inches for the year, one of the wettest on record.  And in southeastern Minnesota Grand Meadow (Mower County) reports 4.35 inches for the month

Among those…