The metro area didn't get a whole lot of rain over the weekend, or any snow for that matter, but it wasn't far away… at all! In fact, areas just to the southeast received upwards of 2" of rain and a little snow on top of that. Most of the area did get a little rainfall Saturday morning, but the low and associated cold front were able to drop far enough south to allow the metro to escape the rest of the weekend dry. You can't say the same for areas southeast of a line from Mankato to Northfield, Hastings, and Baldwin Wisconsin as more rain and even snow fell in these areas and points south. Here is a look at the overall liquid precipitation totals from our area and the region over the weekend, and then of course the snow.
Most of us BARELY missed out on the heavy rain with more than 2.5" falling in La Crosse and upwards of a half inch as far north as Northfield. Parts of Iowa and Wisconsin received more than 5" which is now causing river flooding in parts of both states. The tail end of the precipitation changed over to snow with a slushy inch or two for southeast Minnesota and most of Iowa… as much as 7 inches fell in parts of Nebraska and Wisconsin.