Torrential Rain Hits Region – Thursdays on 1st and 3rd Canceled
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Goodhue County after the region was visited by torrential rains overnight.
Some of the rainfall totals reported by the National Weather Service are astounding, particularly in areas north and northeast of Rochester. The highest amount was just under 8 inches in Plainview, while over 7.6 inches was recorded near Kellogg and Wabasha set a single day precipitation record with 6.6 inches of rain. Nearly 6 inches was recorded at Pine Island and Oronoco, while Byron and Kasson were hit by around 5 inches of rain.
Over two inches of rain was reported to the National Weather Service on the northern edge of Rochester, although there have been unofficial reports of much higher amounts in parts of Northwest Rochester. 1.3 inches fell on the Mayo One helipad at St. Mary’s Hospital, while the unofficial total at the Rochester Airport was just over 8-tenths of an inch.
The stormy weather, and the continued threat of strong storms throughout the region has prompted the Rochester Downtown Alliance to cancel today’s Thursday on First and Third event. It’s the second straight week a popular downtown Rochester festivities have been canceled because of stormy weather.