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Weather woes continue

By Staff | Jun 22, 2018
O’Brien County in northwest Iowa was struck hard by heavy rainfall in the early morning hours of June 14. Rain, over a short time, severely flooded fields, sending rivers and creeks over their banks, and flooding Hwy. 18 east of Hartley, and between Sheldon and Sanborn, where this photo was taken.
There were many large ponds in fields in the area south of Stanhope Friday.

According to Justin Gilsan, state climatologist, in the early morning hours of June 14, widespread thunderstorms broke out across the middle of Iowa. A portion of the state between Sheldon and Ames experienced flash flooding from slow moving storms.

Ames had the highest one-day precipitation total for the week at 4.25 inches.

This week also saw a wet start with more measurable rain falling on the 18th and 19th.

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