Storm brings flash flooding, hail to North Dakota, Minnesota

Flood waters in Warroad, Minn., leave buildings partially submerged on Sept. 21, 2019. Photo: Courtesy of Mike Heller
Flood waters in Warroad, Minn., leave buildings partially submerged on Sept. 21, 2019.

Updated: September 21, 2019 11:16 AM

Residents in northern North Dakota and Minnesota were waking up to flooded streets and fields after an overnight storm dumped more than 5 inches of rain in some areas.

National Weather Service meteorologist Vince Godon tells KFGO radio that Grand Forks and surrounding areas "really got slammed," including golf-ball sized hail along the Canadian border from Pembina, North Dakota to Roseau, Minnesota.


The weather service says Goodrich, in north-central North Dakota, received 7.8 inches of rain in 24 hours. Grand Forks had 5.29 inches of rain and Roseau had nearly 6 inches of precipitation.

Several vehicles throughout the area were stranded in high water. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Interstate 29 is closed in the Grand Forks area. No injuries were reported.

The storm is expected to bring severe weather Saturday to Minnesota, from the Twin Cities on north.

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