Rochester Records Highest Two-Day Rainfall Since October
Your eyes weren't deceiving you-- it rained A LOT yesterday in Rochester. In fact, it was the highest two-day total we've received since last fall.
The forecast for Sunday across southeast Minnesota indicated we'd get some rain. I was thinking we'd maybe see some scattered showers throughout the morning and early afternoon before it things would clear up in the late afternoon and evening.
(While we sure needed the rain, as our dry lawn in the backyard would attest, I'm always hoping for a quick break in the showers so we can get Asher, our Australian Cattle Dog, a quick walk in-- without getting soaked.)
Boy, was I wrong! It started raining Saturday night and Just. Wouldn't. Stop! Our weather station in the backyard in northwest Rochester (yes, I'm an amateur weather geek) recorded 2.24 inches since Saturday night. That's a lot! (In fact, I thought I should maybe start working on building that ark...)
But it's not even as much as the National Weather Service in La Crosse says the Med City officially received at Rochester International Airport: that total was closer to 3 inches, with 1.94 having fallen since Saturday night-- giving us our highest two-day total since the first and second of October last fall.
And there were higher amounts around southeast Minnesota, as well: Elgin, Plainview, Wabasha, Mantorville and Mazeppa all recorded amounts of rainfall north of that three-inch mark!
The good news is the showers are moving out and warmer temperatures are moving in as we head towards the Memorial Day Weekend. (And, can you believe the Memorial Day Weekend is THIS coming weekend?!?)
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