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Thunderstorms developed in the evening hours of Thursday June 27th and intensified during the overnight hours. Parts of southeast Minnesota and the city of Rochester were the target of the heaviest rainfall. Rochester International Airport was closed for several hours overnight because of water over the runways where around 5" of rain fell in 6 hours. The hardest hit area was west of the city of Rochester, near Oxbow Park, where flash flooding on the Middle Fork of the Zumbro river swept away 40-60 cattle off one farm.

While some reports of people driving into flooded water were received, no lives were lost thankfully! 

Radar Loop of June 27-28, 2019
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