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March closing out with some moisture

Some moisture to close out March:
This week brought arguably the wettest spell of the year to some Minnesota counties with four consecutive days of measurable precipitation. Some areas benefited from over half an inch of moisture, most of which went into the soil. A few spots like Owatonna, Grand Meadow, Lanesboro, Rochester, Spring Valley, and Zumbrota received over an inch of precipitation. Much of it fell in the form of snow, sometimes mixed with rain. Some observers reported a total of 8-12 inches of snowfall during the week, but much of it melted as daytime temperatures reached the upper 30s to low 40s F.

In fact some observers also reported new daily record snowfalls for March 23rd, including: Bird Island with 6.1"; Redwood Falls with 5.0"; Waseca with 7.5"; Caledonia with 6.7": Spring Valley with 8.5": Theilman with 8.9"; Zumbrota with 10.0", and on March 24th Rochester reported a new record snowfall of 2.6 inches.

Though these moistur…

Temperature Records Set and New Seasonal Climate Outlook

Temperature Records Set March 13-16: