A lot of Rain Fell in Southern Minnesota on Tuesday
A flash flood warning was issued to our west in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Our area was in a flash flood watch.
A flash flood warning means flash flooding may be occurring and is a violent flood taking minutes to hours to develop. It is possible to be in a flash flood even if rain is not in the area, according to the National Weather Service.
A flash flood watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It means flooding is possible.
Between 3AM and 6AM, there was a lot of rain with thunderstorms in the area, then it moved into Wisconsin.
Owatonna received more than 5 inches of rain, with winds sustained around 30 mph and gusts near 40 mph.
Ellendale received about 4 inches of rain.
Waseca had almost 4 inches of rain, with winds around 25 mph.
Winds were near 40 mph in Albert Lea and Austin. They received 2-2.5 inches of rain.
Faribault's rain amount was close to 2.5 inches, with winds near 30 mph.