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Heavy Rains Put Damper on Father's Day

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Many likely could describe this morning in one word: downpour.

Heavy Rain caused low visibility on the roads, and put a major dent in any outdoor Father's Day plans.

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From midnight to noon, between 1 to 2 inches fell in the Fargo area.

Heavy water was across some roadways... And No-one was enjoying the great outdoors.

It came, and it stayed.

This was the view most people saw this morning if they were on the highway... Not much of one at all.

The rain conditions prompted the national weather service to issue a Red River Flood warning, with waters reaching 17.5 feet before noon.

It will continue to rise throughout the week, getting above the 18 foot flood stage by early Wednesday.

Out on the links,

Zero action for one of Father's Day's most popular past-times,

With many of Fargo's golf courses closed this morning.

Some of the fields for America's pasttime was better suited for duck swimming than baseball.

But by early afternoon.... The skies started to open making driving significantly easier.

"It was alittle foggy in one spot, that was all," said Chig Ladue.

"It was dry all the way until I got to about Casselton then the roads started getting wet. Pretty dry all the way," said Dave Stuhr.

And although the heavy rains have let up... images received from viewers show the standing water may stick around for a while.

Most counties surrounding Fargo said roads were still passable... with only construction areas holding on to the water.

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Brian Abel
Brian Joined WDAY in October of 2013. He was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Journalism. Brian has traveled across the country as a spokesperson for the automotive industry. He has also lived in Los Angeles, working in entertainment before pursuing his career in broadcasting. It’s experiences like these that give him a unique perspective when reporting. Brian is a Michigan Wolverines fan with an avid interest in politics and golf.  He is thrilled to be a member of the Fargo-Moorhead community working at WDAY and looks forward to hearing any of your comments, concerns and story ideas.
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