Memorial Day brought some isolated heavy rain for parts of North Dakota.

As we were coming back from the lake yesterday, you could see the coming line of thunderstorms about 40 miles out of Bismarck on 94.  Of course, we timed it just right and it began pouring just as we arrived at our home.

We saw brief heavy rain and even some small marble size hail south of Lincoln where I live.  After the initial push of thunderstorms that hit the Bismarck Mandan metro at about 5:30 pm, we saw a nice steady rain for the next couple of hours.

Most of south-central North Dakota saw rainfall of around a half inch to a quarter of an inch with a few exceptions.

The heaviest rain in North Dakota fell in extreme west Richland County in southeast North Dakota.

Areas in that county saw right around 3 inches of rain.  There was a lot of lightning and thunder associated with these storms but no real severe weather other than some brief gusty winds and small hail.

We have more chances of showers and thunderstorms across North Dakota for a good share of the rest of the week, especially on Thursday.

Area North Dakota rainfall totals (According to

Dawson: 1.3 inches of rain.

Steele:  .90 inches of rain.

Driscoll: .31 inches of rain.

Sterling: .39 inches of rain.

Menoken: .71 inches of rain.

Bismarck: .52 inches of rain.

Lincoln: .48 inches of rain.

Mandan: .34 inches of rain.

Wilton: .37 inches of rain.

Wing: .35 inches of rain.

Flasher: .28 inches of rain.

Elgin: .40 inches of rain.

Hebron: 1.6 inches of rain.

Hazelton: .25 inches of rain.

Strasburg: .24 inches of rain.

Linton: .31 inches of rain.

Grand Forks: .43 inches of rain.

Fargo: .67 inches of rain.

Wyndmere: 3.0 inches of rain. (The highest total in the state)

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