More Rain Needed to Make Up for Deficit in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Sunday's rain in Minnesota will help ease drought conditions and elevated fire danger, but experts say it's not nearly enough to make up for the current rainfall deficit.
Here in St. Cloud we officially had just a quarter of an inch of rain at the St. Cloud Regional Aiport, according to the National Weather Service.
Observed rainfalls totals:
Hillman - .89
Rice - .84
Holdingford - .62
Foley - .48
Long Prairie - .46
Zimmerman - .43
St. Joseph - .39
Sartell - .35
Sauk Centre - .28
The entire state is classified as abnormally dry and more than half of Minnesota is experiencing drought.
The St. Croix River at Stillwater and the Minnesota River at Henderson are among the waterways with near record-low water levels.
St. Cloud, Duluth, Rochester and the Twin Cities, as well as Sioux Falls, South Dakota are running more than 2 inches below normal rainfall for the month of June.
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