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September 3rd/4th Storm Recap

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You may have woken up a bit earlier than usual thing morning. Powerful thunderstorms pushed through the region until the late morning hours. There were multiple tornado, severe thunderstorm, and flash flood warnings across eastern North Dakota and Minnesota lakes region. Though there have not been any confirmed tornados, there was still numerous reports of straight line wind damage with downed trees, hail damage to property, and flooded basements. Here are a few rain reports collected along with photos sent in. Remember you can always send in your reports and photos to or tweet us @WDAYweather.


Rain totals (reports)

New York Mills, MN            4.20”

Mapleton, ND                     4.10”

Kindred, ND                       3.97”

Pelican Rapids, MN             3.52”

Ottertail, MN                       2.92”

Jamestown, ND                   1.13”-2.60” (multiple reports)

Valley City, ND                    2.55”

Horace, ND                         2.50”

Carrington, ND                   2.31”

Fargo, ND                           1.99”

Wadena, MN                       1.90”

Harwood, ND                      1.28”

Staples, MN                        1.63”

Detroit Lakes, MN               1.12”

Rolla, ND                            0.37”

Bemidji, MN                        0.31”

Fergus Falls, MN                 0.31”

Minot, ND                           0.24”

Fosston, MN                       0.22”

Devils Lake, ND                  0.18”

Thief River Falls, MN          0.09”

Cando, ND                         0.08”

Grand Forks, ND                0.08”

Baudette, MN                     0.06”

Elbow Lake, MN                 0.05”

Langdon, ND                      0.03”