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Extended Outlook: Shifting Back to Colder than Normal for Late December

The latest Climate Prediction Center outlooks have shifted back to colder than normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for eastern North Dakota and the northwest quarter of Minnesota for the second half of December. Read More >

2-day Rainall Totals Through Monday Morning

Widespread one quarter to one half inch rainfall amounts occurred Saturday Night and Sunday, with some higher amounts nearing one inch, mainly across west-central Minnesota.  The 0.40 inches of rain that fell in Grand Forks was the highest daily rainfall recorded so far this year. This rainfall was one of the more significant widespread precipitation events over the region in what has been a quite dry start to the year. The map below shows an approximate distribution of rainfall over the region, based on observer reports.


Below is a text listing of rainfall reports.


PRECIPITATION IN MINNESOTA...                                RAINFALL
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                                        IN INCHES
  CALEDONIA 1.1 SE (NORMAN)..................................... 1.00
  NEW YORK MILLS (OTTER TAIL)................................... 0.95
  SEBEKA (WADENA)............................................... 0.92
  OTTERTAIL (OTTER TAIL)........................................ 0.88
  ASOS @ PARK RAPIDS (HUBBARD).................................. 0.79
  BRECKENRIDGE 3SE (WILKIN)..................................... 0.72
  FERGUS FALLS 1E (OTTER TAIL).................................. 0.72
  UNDERWOOD 8NNE (OTTER TAIL)................................... 0.67
  AWOS @ FERGUS FALLS (OTTER TAIL).............................. 0.62
  ROTHSAY (WILKIN).............................................. 0.62
  PELICAN RAPIDS 6E (OTTER TAIL)................................ 0.57
  NDAWN @ HUMBOLDT (KITTSON).................................... 0.53
  BRECKENRIDGE (WILKIN)......................................... 0.51
  LANCASTER (KITTSON)........................................... 0.50
  NDAWN @ PERLEY (NORMAN)....................................... 0.50
  NDAWN @ KENNEDY (KITTSON)..................................... 0.48
  ADA (NORMAN).................................................. 0.45
  WARREN 7NW (MARSHALL)......................................... 0.45
  MOORHEAD (CLAY)............................................... 0.44
  NDAWN @ WARREN (MARSHALL)..................................... 0.37
  BEMIDJI (BELTRAMI)............................................ 0.35
  NDAWN @ GREENBUSH 4S (ROSEAU)................................. 0.35
  LAKE PARK 6S (BECKER)......................................... 0.35
  NDAWN @ ELDRED (POLK)......................................... 0.34
  AWOS @ WADENA (WADENA)........................................ 0.33
  AWOS @ DETROIT LAKES (BECKER)................................. 0.32
  LONG LOST LAKE (CLEARWATER)................................... 0.30
  SABIN (CLAY).................................................. 0.30
  ROOSEVELT 5N (LAKE OF THE WOODS).............................. 0.26
  ELBOW LAKE VILLAGE 8ENE (CLEARWATER).......................... 0.25
  AWOS @ HALLOCK (KITTSON)...................................... 0.22
  ASOS @ BAUDETTE (LAKE OF THE WOODS)........................... 0.21
  AWOS @ ROSEAU (ROSEAU)........................................ 0.18
  AWOS @ FOSSTON (POLK)......................................... 0.16
  AWOS @ BEMIDJI (BELTRAMI)..................................... 0.15
  CAMP NORRIS DNR (BELTRAMI).................................... 0.14
  NDAWN @ MAVIE (PENNINGTON).................................... 0.13
  AWOS @ WARROAD (LAKE OF THE WOODS)............................ 0.11
  AWOS @ FLAG ISLAND (LAKE OF THE WOODS)........................ 0.08
  WASKISH(BELTRAMI)............................................. 0.06

PRECIPITATION IN NORTH DAKOTA...                             RAINFALL
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                                        IN INCHES
  PEMBINA (PEMBINA)............................................. 0.63
  STARKWEATHER (RAMSEY)......................................... 0.60
  LANKIN 6E (WALSH)............................................. 0.55
  OSLO 3WNW (WALSH)............................................. 0.53
  NDAWN @ MICHIGAN 2W (NELSON).................................. 0.52
  MAYVILLE (TRAILL)............................................. 0.49
  HOPE 5W (STEELE).............................................. 0.48
  CAVALIER (PEMBINA)............................................ 0.46
  ASOS @ GRAND FORKS AP (GRAND FORKS)........................... 0.44
  WALHALLA 6S (PEMBINA)......................................... 0.44
  NDAWN @ INKSTER (GRAND FORKS)................................. 0.43
  NDAWN @ MAYVILLE (TRAILL)..................................... 0.43
  PENN 6SE (RAMSEY)............................................. 0.43
  NDAWN @ GALESBURG (TRAILL).................................... 0.41
  GRAND FORKS NWS (GRAND FORKS)................................. 0.40
  WEST FARGO 4SSE (CASS)........................................ 0.40
  NDAWN @ FOREST RIVER (WALSH).................................. 0.39
  HAVANA (SARGENT).............................................. 0.39
  FARGO 1ESE (CASS)............................................. 0.39
  LIDGERWOOD (RICHLAND)......................................... 0.38
  VALLEY CITY 2NW (BARNES)...................................... 0.38
  FARGO 3NE (CASS).............................................. 0.38
  NDAWN @ ST THOMAS (PEMBINA)................................... 0.38
  NDAWN @ CRARY (RAMSEY)........................................ 0.37
  ASOS @ FARGO AIRPORT (CASS)................................... 0.36
  HATTON 9NW (STEELE)........................................... 0.36
  CAVALIER 8WNW (PEMBINA)....................................... 0.35
  NDAWN @ NDSU FARM PLOT (CASS)................................. 0.34
  DURBIN (CASS)................................................. 0.34
  NDAWN @ DAZEY (BARNES)........................................ 0.31
  MCLEOD (RICHLAND)............................................. 0.30
  AWOS @ DEVILS LAKE (RAMSEY)................................... 0.29
  ABERCROMBIE (RICHLAND)........................................ 0.28
  NDAWN @ EKRE NR BARRIE (NDSU GRASSLAND RESERVE) (RICHLAND).... 0.28
  NDAWN @ CANDO (TOWNER)........................................ 0.25
  LISBON (RANSOM)............................................... 0.25
  NDAWN @ LISBON (RANSOM)....................................... 0.20
  LANGDON EXP FARM (CAVALIER)................................... 0.15
  NDAWN @ BAKER (BENSON)........................................ 0.14
  NDAWN @ LEONARD (CASS)........................................ 0.14
  ESMOND 9NNW (BENSON).......................................... 0.12
  NDAWN @ FINGAL (BARNES)....................................... 0.11