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After a very wet 30-day period, several days of repeat thunderstorms produced copious amounts of additional rainfall which led to flash flooding and rises on many area rivers.  Some areas easily saw 7 to 10 inches of rain fall between June 20-22.

The flooding rain led to closures of Interstate 90 near Austin, MN and other various highways around the region.  Mud and rock slides also occurred in some of the hilly driftless areas.

Some river locations rose into moderate to major levels causing evacuations of low lands, some sand bagging, and extended road closures.

Other severe weather occurred during the afternoon and evening of June 22nd when thunderstorms produced at least one tornado in far southwest Wisconsin and possibly some other sporadic wind damage.

Radar loop from 3 am Friday June 21 through 9 pm Saturday June 22 2024  
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