BEMIDJI, Minn. — A rapid burst of rain Friday night forced Bemidji officials to declare a Flash Flood Warning.
The Beltrami County Emergency Management (BCEM) said it received multiple reports of widespread hail, in addition to "prolonged torrential rain."
"There was barely a chance of severe weather today and it wasn’t expected, but Bemidji sure got pummeled," said the BCEM.
The Flash Flood Warning will be in effect until 10:45 p.m.
"A line of intense downpours has been moving south throughout northern Minnesota this evening," said KARE 11 Meteorologist Jamie Kagol.
"According to sources in the area, some locations in the Bemidji area received over 2 inches of rain in about an hour, resulting in standing water and flooded roadways," he added.
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