Check Out These Crazy Minnesota Rainfall Totals from Yesterday
If it seemed like it rained all day yesterday, you're right -- and it produced some very non-February like rainfall totals across the southern half of the state.
If yesterday's rain had been snow, we'd be shoveling out of somewhere between eight and twelve inches of the white stuff. Instead, all that rain had the opposite effect, eating away at the snowpack that has built up over the course of our winter.
Valentine's Day 2023 Rainfall Totals
- Minneapolis, Minnesota: 1.21 inches
- Northfield, Minnesota: 1.18 inches
- Montgomery, Minnesota: 1.16 inches
- Waseca, Minnesota: 1.14 inches
- Owatonna, Minnesota: 1.11 inches
- Faribault, Minnesota: 1.06 inches
- Cannon Falls, Minnesota: 1.03 inches
- Albert Lea, Minnesota: 1.00 inches
- Mankato, Minnesota: 0.98 inches
- Hayfield, Minnesota: 0.97 inches
- Nerstrand, Minnesota: 0.96 inches
- Pine Island, Minnesota: 0.85 inches
- Rochester, Minnesota: 0.84 inches
- Zumbrota, Minnesota: 0.64 inches
The average monthly rainfall in in Owatonna for February is a half an inch, so we more than doubled our monthly total in one day yesterday. The average monthly snowfall in February is four inches.
It looks to be a bit chilly over the southern part of Minnesota for the next couple of days, with a high near 30 by Friday; and getting back up to near 40 for the weekend.
Looking for a bit more springy news? The sun is now setting after 5:40 pm, and we'll jump to a sunset after 6:00 pm on March 1st, which is just a couple of weeks away.
We'll be 'springing forward' on Sunday, March 12th which will put the sunset at 7:15 pm, and we'll all be feeling a whole lot more like spring is in the air.