After a dry July, we've been getting an incredible amount of rain around here in August. Just since Saturday morning, I've had 7 inches, and that includes 3.6 inches in 24 hours from Saturday morning through Sunday morning, and 2 inches Tuesday night. Now there are supposed to be more downpours on the way today.
But my little corner of northeast Iowa has gotten off easy compared to some other areas around us, not too far away. Southeast Minnesota has seen flooding like nothing else in living memory. Some places getting over a foot of rain in 24 hours from Saturday morning through Sunday morning. Flash flooding. Mudslides. Roads washed out. Houses washed off their foundation. Whole towns evacuated. And, sad to say, several fatalities. News photos here, here, here, here, and here. No surprise that, with more than a week to go yet in August, this is already the wettest month on record up in La Crosse.