New Record Daily Rainfall for June

Very intense thunderstorms prevailed over Steele, Rice, Goodhue, Dakota and Le Sueur Counties on June 14th this week. Many observers in those counties reported from 2 to 7 inches of rainfall. Red Wing Dam set a new daily rainfall record for the month of June with 6.37 inches. Even more significantly the cooperative observer at Cannon Falls reported 8.83 inches which is a new statewide daily rainfall record for the month of June, surpassing 8.67 inches at Minneota on June 17, 1957.

As a result of the heavy rains the Cannon River and Little Cannon River rose by several feet overnight on Thursday (June 14-15) and flooded a number of roads and fields.

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