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August heat fades, drought remains

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A hot, dry August gave way to a cooler but still dry September as drought conditions continued across the region last month.

Just over 2.1 inches of rain fell on the Red Wing area in September, boosted by a late-month rainstorm Saturday that brought an additional half inch.

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The monthly rainfall total was up from the 1.6 inches of rain in August, but fell short of a 30-year average of 3.48 inches, according to National Weather Service data.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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