Six Inches of Rain Falls in Delaware County

Heavy rains brought flooding across eastern Iowa.

Rainfall reports from Tuesday into Wednesday were as high as the six inch range in Delaware County. A Manchester resident who lives on Winslow Drive reported six and a half inches, while residents in Dundee and Aurora each reported six inches.

The City of Manchester’s official rainfall total overnight was 3.27 inches.

Our weather partners at KCRG-TV9 say those higher totals aren’t far-fetched. Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara says the six inch rainfall amounts match what their radar images show.

He says those totals are incredible for October 1st and 2nd. The average rainfall for the entire month of October is generally around two and a half inches – so some places have received over two times that amount just in the first two days of the month.

Another inch or so of rain is possible tonight as showers and thunderstorms redevelop, but additional flooding is not expected. Dry weather should be with us Thursday and Friday before rain moves back in Saturday.


photo courtesy of Theola Johnson (north of Manchester)