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Rain Storm Slams Minot

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Rain totals varied greatly, even in a short distance.

The airport reported .74" while the NDSU Extension Center reported 1.42 inches --- nearly double from North Hill to South in Minot.

The storm carried plenty of lightning and caused flash-flooding problems at several intersections through town.

As Jennifer Thorgramson tells us, the rain fall this summer has been anything but average.

August has been and above average month in the Magic City.

And when it rains, it pours.

(Jim Tarasenko, NDSU Extension Center) "We've gone over the average moisture seven straight months now."

The NDSU Extension Center has kept a 107 year moisture record.

That record shows the average rain total in August is 1.93 inches.

Compare that month-of-August average to the near inch-and-a-half that fell Monday in less than an hour.

(James Brewer, 6th Street Underpass Project Manager) "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven measurable days of rain in the month of August."

The quick rain rushed into the 6th Street underpass construction site.

Brewer says the rain did not cause DAMAGE related set backs, but the construction will be slowed for drier conditions.

(James Brewer, 6th Street Underpass Project Manager) "It completely haults our construction and the installation of the storm drain under the railroad right-of-way. It usually takes several days after that for the soil to dry up so we can continue forward with the installation of the improvements."

Minot Police Department had no reports of injuries or serious damage and our KX Dakota Storm Center had no reports of hail.

But the damage could be in the field.

(Jim Tarasenko, NDSU Extension Center) "The quality goes away on the grain. We loose test weight and seed color and quality so we'd like to see a drier harvest."

Tarasenko says the year rain totals are well above average.

Since January 1st, 25.64 inches of moisture have been recorded.

The 107 year average is 13.08 --- almost double.

And both numbers are through the end of August --- which of course is days away.

All playing into an average blown out of the water.

In Minot, Jennifer Thorgramson, KX News.

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