Severe weather rumbled through our KAUS listening area Sunday evening as two different severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Mower County, along with a flood advisory for the western section of the county.
The National Weather Service issued the first severe thunderstorm warning for northern Mower, southwestern Olmsted and southeastern Dodge Counties until 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening, affecting such cities as Grand Meadow, Waltham, Stewartville and Rochester, and another severe thunderstorm warning was issued for southwestern Mower and northern Mitchell County in north central Iowa until 7:45 p.m., impacting such cities as Lyle, Rose Creek, Adams, St. Ansgar, Toterville and Mona. The National Weather Service reported that their radar indicated heavy rain, 60 mph wind gusts and penny sized hail with the storms.
The National Weather Service also issued an urban and small stream flood Advisory for poor drainage areas of western Mower County until 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening for Austin and several exits from I-90 in and near the city, Brownsdale, Lyle, Lansing, Mapleview and Waltham, plus Brookside and Riverbend Campgrounds.
The City of Austin received .57 of rain from the thunderstorms that made their way through southeastern Minnesota Sunday evening.