A ‘Million Dollar’ Rain Falls Across Southeast Minnesota
As farmers often say, “It was a million-dollar rain” as their corn and soybean crops have been very thirsty due to a lack of rain during the past several weeks.
Rain fell on and off during Sunday and some areas received more than an inch, helping to ease the drought conditions that cover all of southeast Minnesota. Rochester’s official total was just over 8-tenths of an inch. The total at St Marys Hospital was just under half an inch.
A report to the National Weather Service indicated nearly 2 1/2 inches of rain fell in the Plainview area. Other areas reported half an inch to an inch.
And there may have been a funnel cloud in the Plainview area:
Strong winds hit Rochester around 4:00 pm and uprooted a tree and broke large branches on other trees at Silver Lake Park.
Cool air moved into the region after the stormy weather and high temperatures will only be in the 60s on Monday, the first full day of summer.
Warmer weather will return Wednesday and there will be a chance for more rain Thursday.