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Morning rain brings flooding to Carrington

Standing water in Carrington covers Main Street early Tuesday morning at the intersection of 12th Avenue North. The National Weather Service reported that close to 3 inches of rain fell on the area within 2 hours, causing the nuisance flooding to many streets in the city. Photo courtesy of Leasa Lura / Foster County Independent
An early morning storm system dropped almost 3 inches of rain with local street and basement flooding reported in Carrington on Tuesday, according to Todd Hamilton, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck.

The reports came in around 8:28 a.m., indicating that the rain fell within 2 hours, Hamilton said. The system of thunderstorms produced 2 to 4 inches of rain from Bismarck to Carrington, he said. There was also nuisance flooding in Bismarck, he said.

The emergency manager for Foster County has so far not reported any significant damage, he said. The water seems to have run off fairly quickly, he said.

The storm moved slow with a lack of wind which is why the storm seemed to last longer than others, he said. A similar path of storms in south central North Dakota produced up to 50 mph winds with golfball-sized hail that broke windows and damaged crops some areas, he said.

There is a potential for more heavy rain for the southern James River Valley, with a potential for more storms overnight into early Wednesday morning, he said. The system should clear out during the day and dry up fast, he said, with a warming trend producing highs in mid-80s and 90s on Friday and Saturday.

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