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Wet Start to September

Wet Start to September: This has been a very wet week in many places as much of Minnesota has shown rainfall totals over 2 inches since Monday (September 9th). For the first half of the month most Minnesota climate stations have seen double the normal amount of rainfall, and several have already reported 3 to 6 inches of rain. Pipestone has already received 8.50 inches for the month. There have also been many reports of new daily rainfall records set within the state climate station network. Too many to report here, but some of the more significant ones are:

September 10th, 2.23” at Wheaton
September 11th, 2.30” at Zumbrota and 2.63” at Red Wing
September 12th, 4.40” at Pipestone; 4.28” at Lake Wilson; 3.15” at Luverne; 3.11” at Lamberton; 2.45” at Marshall; 2.19” at Canby; and 2.14” at Windom
September 13th, 3.72” at Minnesota City; 3.66” at Grand Meadow; 3.00” at Spring Valley; 2.67” at Caledonia; and 2.52” at Preston

We continue to witness many areas of the state recording one…

Strong Thunderstorms on September 2nd

Strong Thunderstorms on September 2nd:
On Labor Day a strong line of thunderstorms moved southeast across west-central Minnesota and into west-central Wisconsin during the evening. There were two tornado reports, one near Howard Lake in Wright County and another near Mound in Hennepin County. Both were rated EF-1 (max winds near 90 mph), with the Wright County storm on the ground for 1.1 miles and the Hennepin County storm on the ground for 3.5 miles. There was some structural damage to farm buildings and some tree damage as well. Seventeen other Minnesota Counties reported some strong thunderstorm winds with gusts over 50 mph and some tree damage as well. Some climate stations reported 1-2 inches of rainfall. Sandstone in Pine County reported over 2 inches. In addition, Pope, Stearns, Kandiyohi, Le Sueur and Rice Counties reported large hail. More detail is available from the National WeatherService.

Favorable Weather Leads to State Fair Attendance Record:
The 12-day run of the…