As we all know, rain does not fall evenly across the region.  One of my favorite examples of this was a thunderstorm that passed over parts of Fargo Moorhead a few years ago.  My backyard in south Fargo recorded over 3 inches of rain.  That rain then extended into southern Moorhead.  The streets in my neighborhood were flooded and remained full of water for over an hour.  When I was looking radar this cell looked fairly isolated and this was confirmed when someone I know just 3 blocks away only recorded a quarter of an inch with that cell.  This summer there have been similar events, where isolated big rains occurred, but missed most spots.

Daryl Ritchison