Impressive Rain Totals Across Minnesota; Reports Of Damage In WillmarThe weekend weather is going to be a welcome relief after what has been a muggy week and – after the last couple days – a soggy week. Impressive rain totals have been coming in since Wednesday, with the storm spreading its way across Minnesota.
Flash Flood Warnings In Twin Cities After Heavy RainsFlash flood warnings were issued and at least one major thoroughfare was underwater Thursday morning after a number of rounds of heavy rain moved through the Twin Cities metro area.
Heavy Rains Stall Morning CommuteAt least a half-dozen crashes were reported across the Twin Cities metro area Tuesday morning after heavy rains moved through the area just as traffic was firing up.
Summer Storm Douses Western Wisconsin, MinnesotaPersistent rains are bringing flood warnings for some western Wisconsin counties. Chippewa, Dunn and northern Eau Claire counties are all under flood watches this morning after 2 to 4 inches of rain fell in some areas.
Flash Flood, Thunderstorm Warnings PostedMore strong thunderstorms are rolling across Minnesota, a day after heavy rain caused street flooding and hail wiped out an orchard's apple crop. The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm warning for Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs and Morrison counties early Thursday.
Minnesota Expected To Ask For Federal AssistanceGov. Mark Dayton visited the southernmost parts of Minnesota Friday afternoon. Areas like Rock County are flooded and damaged after massive amounts of rain fell during the week. Early damage estimates in Rock County are at $3.5 million and the county is 40 percent under water.
No Injuries After Mudslide Prompts Road ClosureA mudslide on a Mississippi River bluff just below a Minneapolis hospital narrowly missed two motorists on a nearby roadway. Minneapolis firefighters say no one was injured Thursday night and the hospital on the edge of the mudslide is stable.
Top Minnesota Officials To Survey Flood DamageMinnesota elected officials are headed out to gauge damage from widespread flooding caused by sustained, heavy rains. Gov. Mark Dayton planned to join Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz on Friday.
Dayton Declares State Of Emergency Amid FloodingThe Mankato area was hit hard by flash flooding Wednesday morning, and on Thursday morning the Twin Cities was getting its turn. Thunderstorms with lightning and very heavy rain raced through the metro early Thursday morning, flooding roads and causing traffic problems.
Rain Causes Mudslides, Road Closures In Winona Co.Thunderstorms dumped several inches of rain in and around the bluff town of Winona early Saturday morning. WCCO Weather Watcher Dan Amundson reported eight inches of rain in the area. Flash flooding washed away part of a road on Bob Dunn's property, and the force took out a walking bridge. "You can actually see the mud build up. You can drive across there before. I used to have a decent road," Dunn said. "That used to be a bridge, used to have a bridge going right across here."
Gov. Dayton Requests Disaster Declaration Gov. Mark Dayton is asking for a major federal disaster declaration for 18 Minnesota counties hit by flash flooding and severe storms in June.
More Than 5 Inches Douse Metro, Flood Warning In EffectRain battered the metro Friday night and into Saturday morning, pouring more than five inches in some areas. Eden Prairie had more than five inches, Prior Lake reported 4.75 inches, as Bloomington saw four inches and Minneapolis had 3.6 inches in some areas.