Although Rochester received rain this weekend, it was not enough to compensate for the dry streak affecting the area.
The Rochester International Airport received 0.82 inches of rain Sunday. The helipad at the Mayo Clinic received 0.47 of an inch. Farther north received a little bit more, with Oronoco registering 1.39 inches on Sunday.
"It really didn't help much with the drought going on across the area," said meteorologist Jeff Boyne with the National Weather Service. "It's beneficial, yes. It will help the soil moisture, but as far as getting us out of the drought, it was too little to make too much of a change."
According to Boyne, the area normally gets as much as 1 1/3 inches of rain in a given week in the spring and summer. But not this year. Boyne said this was the fifth driest spring since 1985.
Sunday's rain came in torrents and with strong winds. Several trees were uprooted or damaged in Silver Lake Park.
Communities northeast of Rochester received the most rainfall of the local area. Boyne said Kellogg received 2 inches and Plainview received 2.8 inches.