Heavy Rain in the Lakes Area
The last day of spring delivered a huge amount of rain.
KLKS meteorologist Tony Schumacher says June typically produces about 3.5 inches of rain. That amount fell in a few hours in Breezy Point and Malmo. The morning rain in Breezy Point has brought that total to 4.3 inches.
Rain gauges were swelling to over-flowing through all of the lakes area. Serpent Lake in Crosby saw 4.5 inches of rain by 7 a.m. Just south of Deerwood, 4.38 inches of rain was reported in a backyard rain guage. Ideal Township reports 2.6 inches of rain through early Wednesday morning, Brainerd 2.7 inches. A listener reports 5.8 inches near Palasade.
A portion of Washington Street in Brainerd was reported under water Tuesday night.
All the rain has resulted in a Flood Warning for area rivers, Flood Watch through 1 p.m. today for the rest of the Brainerd Lakes Area,
Hopefully, it will begin to dry out with the start of summer, which officially arrives at 6:09 p.m. today.