SW Minnesota has had an above average weather year

July 11, 2018

HWY 14 flooding IMG_2899
Photo courtesy of Karissa Olsen
MNDOT closed portions of US Highway 14 on July 2 due to flooding.

By Shelly Finzen
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

Southwest Minnesota is known for temperamental weather patterns, but the area does not typically see rainfalls or temperatures such as were experienced in LincolnCounty last month. The unusual weath­er appears to be a national phenomenon, according to a report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) on July 9.
According to the report, the United States has ex­perienced six weather- and climate-related disasters so far in 2018, which have resulted in an excess of $1 billion in damages for each incident…

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.