Dry Buster

A week ago much of Minnesota and some portions of eastern North Dakota were listed as either abnormally dry or in minor (D1) drought conditions.  That changed quickly last week in central and eastern Minnesota when 3-5 inches of rain fell prompting flood warnings to be issued.  Yet, that system stayed to our east keeping the local area dry and still waiting for rain.  Our turn came on Saturday Night into Sunday morning when much of west central Minnesota recorded 2-4 inches of rain with localized higher totals.

Fargo Moorhead ended up right on the edge of that system with much of Moorhead receiving over 2 inches of rain, where as parts of West Fargo up towards NDSU only recorded near 1 inch.

It was a reminder that our wet phase is likely not over and we continue to be just one heavy rain system away from being over saturated with flooding problems once again.