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Dave Olson, Published September 09 2013

Fargo-Moorhead ties daily rainfall record Sunday

FARGO – Fargo tied a daily rainfall record Sunday when 1.16 inches fell.

Since then, approximately .44 inches of rain had fall as of 7 a.m. Monday, according to Jeff Makowski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.

Makowski said the precipitation in the Fargo-Moorhead area was tapering off around 8 a.m. and he said “a big chunk” of Monday should be dry.

He said as thunderstorms rolled through the region Sunday night and early Monday the heaviest rain fell in the southern parts of the Red River Valley.

Wind gusts early Monday downed trees and trees limbs in a number of communities.

In Wadena, Minn., a wind gust of 62 mph was reported about 6:30 a.m. Monday.

A gust of 49 mph was reported five miles east of Moorhead about 4:40 a.m. Monday.

Sunday's daily rainfall record of 1.16 inches was first set in 2007.