1993: Heavy rain fell over much of Iowa on March 30-31 with as much as 3.5 inches falling in some central sections. At Grinnell a total of 2.24 inches of rain was recorded which is the highest 24 hour total on record so early in the year at that location. The heavy rain combined with the melting of a deeper than normal snow pack to produce record or near record flooding along much of the Cedar and Iowa River basins, with nearly all rivers in Iowa rising above flood stage. This set the stage for the historic floods that would follow later that summer.
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This post was written by Schnack on March 31, 2013