STOCKTON, Minn. – This Winona County community took 3-1/2 inches of rain overnight from a powerful spring storm that swept through the region. No other location reported more. Even so, there were ither heavy accumulations:

> Winona: 3.2 inches.

> Stewartville: 2.8 inches.

> Chatfield: 2.5 inches.

> Rochester: 1.0 inches.

In Winona several streets flooded, but the water quickly retreated into storm sewers.  Hail caused damage. Nearly three-inch stones fell near Twin Lakes south of Albert Lea and two-inchers in Glenville, also south of Albert Lea.  Stones as large as 1-1/2 inches hit the Rochester area. Gusts approached 60 mph across a four-county area from Freeborn County in Minnesota to LaCrosse County in Wisconsin. About 2,000 people lost power in both Rochester and Eau Claire.

Earlier: Rough weather coming, tornadoes perhaps

Flash flood erosion. Normally babbling Peterson Creek swelled two feet into a roaring torrent and tore more into a hillside up the Garvin Brook tributary from Stockton. Image: Steve Lunde