Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Heavy rains

Tuesday’s storms brought heavy rains across the Twin Cities metro area and isolated severe storms.  As of 11:15 PM, downtown Minneapolis has seen 2.5 to 3 inches of rain and pockets of 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain across far western Hennepin County, northern Scott County around Shakopee, just east of St. Paul, and far southern Dakota County.  The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued a flash flood warning for the central portion of the metro area until 2AM.


Fortunately, it appears the rain and potential flooding on the roadways will be gone by the morning rush as the storm sewers will have a chance to catch up with all the rain water. Stay safe.  If you see flooded roadways, don’t attempt to cross, turn around!


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