A stormy day on Monday, June 16th, led to some flash flooding in Dell Rapids during the day. The National Weather Service has estimated that Dell Rapids has received around four to five inches of rain in the last 24 hours. Around 2:45 p.m. the town was rushing with water as streets had water flowing over them. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Big Sioux River near Dell Rapids until 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 18th. The river is predicted to rise to 12.1 feet by Tuesday, June 17th. Flood stage is at 12.0 feet.
Around 8:45 p.m., another round of heavy rain with hail swept through Dell Rapids. Some of the hail that fell on the north part of town measured up to 3/4″ in diameter.
More rain is forecast for Wednesday night into Thursday.