Waseca, in south central Minnesota, has set the official annual precipitation record in the state. As of this morning, a total of 54.11 inches of precip had fallen. And there’s still one more month to go. U-of-M Climatologist Mark Seeley says they have been tracking precipitation data over the past 125 years.
“There’s probably only been a handful of occasions throughout history where any place in the state of Minnesota has reported 50 inches or greater.”
The old statewide annual record was 53.52 inches of precipitation at St. Francis in Anoka County in 1991.