MN Sets a State Rainfall Record

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The MPR News reports, quoting climatologist and meteorologist Mark Seeley, that the state set a record for high rainfall over the combined months of April, May, and June. “Over 120 climate stations have reported 25 inches of precipitation at this point in the year,” Seeley stated.

More than 20 meteorological stations reportedly have recorded 6 to 12 inches above normal rainfall. Meteorologists Seeley told MPR News that, with half of the year remaining, even if precipitation levels were average for the rest of the year, numerous counties could surpass a total of 50 inches.

On 4th of July, it rained through out the day, and according to meteorologist Paul Huttner, it will likely go down as the coldest 4th of July in the Twin Cities in 32 years.

Waves of showers and scattered thunderstorms crossed much of Minnesota on the 4th of July.