That’s how much water was in my rain gauge this morning after a loud and dramatic thunderstorm around 3 a.m. in Northfield. I slept through the storm, but could tell something was up this morning when all my outdoor containers were overflowing with water and the ponds behind our house looked exceptionally high.
This seems to be part of a pattern this month of heat and humidity followed by storms. Earlier this week, my daughter and I were traveling home from the Twin Cities about 10 p.m. and were caught in the storm that dumped 5 inches of rain on downtown Minneapolis (and at least that much on some of the sections of I-35W we were on). We ended up stopping three times because the visibility was so limited in the torrential downpour.
More rain predicted for today, which we can hope will wring most of the water out of our incredibly humid weather.