Two vehicles in central Wisconsin plunged into a ravine created when heavy rains washed away a 50-foot stretch of highway, killing three people, authorities said Thursday.
The National Weather Service says rainfall Tuesday and Wednesday in Duluth is a record breaker. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Kraujalis says it’s the wettest two-day period in Duluth history.
Parking lots usually crowded with cars are now replaced by lakes. Streets are now rivers – kayaks are the best way to get around.
The heartache for Scott and Faith Bergemann began last Thursday night. They came home to find 3 feet of water in their basement, and spent all of the next day hauling out what little they could salvage.
Widespread rains gave a boost to topsoil moisture across Minnesota last week, but crop conditions remained relatively unchanged.
Storm clouds sat over southern Minnesota Thursday, drenching some areas with up to 10 inches of rain, turning golf course greens to ponds and roads into rivers.
Whether pleasure boating or commercial barge, Old Man River is dictating the terms. The Army Corps of Engineers expects the upper three locks on the Mississippi River to remain closed to boaters until mid-June.
Minnesota is inching closer to the rainfall record for May. That’s a good thing for Minnesota’s rivers.
The St. Paul district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a Grand Rapids lake is expected to rise rapidly over the next few days.
Behind some of the clouds is silver lining. For one, drought conditions finally broke around most of the state.
The Twin Cities are soaked with wet weather as storms brought more than three inches to the metro area. Even more fell where Kent Peterson lives in Wright County, west of the Twin Cities.
So far the earth has been able to absorb the 3 and a half to 6 inches of rainwater that has fallen throughout the county, pushing the Crow River slowly but surely toward minor flood stage.
Monday was our first dry day in May. It has rained in the Twin Cities 21 of the past 25 days.
Rain and thunderstorms slowed fieldwork in some parts of Minnesota this past week.
Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Chanhassen say the weekend storms have probably eliminated the drought in many areas of the state due to an unusually dry winter, which threatened lake levels and crop irrigation.