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For April 16
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  • In 2006, rainfall started on the evening of the 15th and continued into the evening of the 16th. Some rainfall totals from these two days: In IA: Lansing (3.52”), New Hampton (2.93”), Mc Gregor (2.63”), Guttenburg ( 2.44”). In MN: Caledonia (2.51”). In WI: Victory (3.12”), Gays Mills (2.55”), Platteville (2.55”), Prairie Du Chien (2.49”).
  • In 1973, Caledonia, MN (2.95", wettest day on record), Lanesboro, MN (2.80", wettest April day), and Hatfield, WI (2.05", wettest April day) rain.
  • In 1921, Fayette, IA (10") snow.
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