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September 3rd/4th Storm Recap

Flooding at 43 1/2 St. & 13th Ave. S. in Fargo1 / 13
Flooding in Barnesville MN. Photo courtesy of Brian Fradet2 / 13
Fence torn down in Big McDonald Lake. Photo courtesy of John Wigginton3 / 13
Flooding in Big McDonald Lake. Photo courtesy of John Wigginton4 / 13
Property damage in Big McDonald Lake. Photo courtesy of John Wigginton5 / 13
Hail in Big McDonald Lake. Photo courtesy of John Wigginton6 / 13
Hail in Carrington, ND. Photo courtesy of John Cabler7 / 13
Hail in New York Mills, MN. Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Yates8 / 13
Mammatus clouds in Staples MN. Photo courtesy of Keifer Pesola9 / 13
Capsized boat on Lake Lida. Photo courtesy of Barbara Honer10 / 13
Hail in Ottertail. Photo courtesy of Amy Mindermann11 / 13
Hail in Pelican Rapids. Photo courtesy of Brad Jenson12 / 13
Trees blown down in Wolverton. Photo courtesy of Teresa Harwig13 / 13

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”

Kellen Peters
Kellen joined the WDAY Weather team in March 2014. In December 2013, he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of North Dakota. While he was there, he did his Undergraduate research on peoples’ reactions and effectiveness of Tornado sirens compared to Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs). After his junior year, he interned at WeatherNation, where he worked as a weather producer. Kellen is a native of Woodbury, MN. He says, “Unlike most meteorologists, I was terrified of the weather as young kid- the movie ‘Twister’ did not fair me well. I later turned that fear into a passion and the rest is history.”  When he isn’t keeping an eye on the weather, you can find him staying active outdoors and cheering on UND hockey and football.
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