How much did it rain over the weekend? Here are the totals

Any concern about minor drought in some areas is gone.
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Rain and wind knocked down a large branch on a power line in Richfield, causing around 150 households to lose power for nearly 5 hours on Sunday.

Southern Minnesota will be drying out the next few days after a soaker of a weekend dumped 2-4 inches of rain for most locations, including a Sunday daily record at MSP Airport of 2.47 inches. 

Basically, if you live anywhere from Redwood Falls northward Hutchinson, south towards Mankato and then everywhere eastward through the Twin Cities, there's a good chance your rain gauge was stuffed with 2-4 inches of rain over the past 48 hours. 

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The highest total reported to the National Weather Service was a location in northwest Bloomington that picked up 4.4 inches of rain. Here's the county-by-county leaderboard, as reported by the weather service. 

Hennepin County

  • 4.4 inches - Bloomington
  • 3.9 inches - Bloomington
  • 2.6 inches - Maple Grove
  • 2.47 inches - MSP Airport

Carver County

  • 3.8 inches - Carver
  • 3.16 inches - Victoria
  • 2.78 inches - Chanhassen NWS
  • 2.75 inches - Norwood/Young America
  • 2.26 inches - Waconia

Dakota County

  • 4.01 inches - Farmington
  • 3.75 inches - Lakeville
  • 3.7 inches - Eagan
  • 3.42 inches - Apple Valley
  • 2.8 inches - South St. Paul

Scott County

  • 4.1 inches - Jordan
  • 4.02 inches - Shakopee
  • 3.96 inches - Prior Lake
  • 3.21 inches - Savage
  • 2.8 inches - Sandia Park

Other high-end amounts

  • 4.3 inches - Montgomery
  • 3.57 inches - Blue Earth
  • 3.44 inches - Zumbrota
  • 3.42 inches - Woodbury
  • 3.26 inches - Red Wing
  • 3.16 inches - Fairmont
  • 3.07 inches - New Ulm

The above totals are for precise locations, so in large cities like Bloomington and Lakeville, amounts can vary by as much as an inch from one location in the city to another. 

We'll add more cities to the lists as reports come in. 

Meanwhile, temps warm into the 60s with breezy conditions Monday, followed by dry, warm weather most of the rest of the work week in Minnesota. 

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