/Issued 4:55 PM CDT, Monday, June 18, 2018/
18z NAM-Nest Simulated Radar forecast from 7 PM Monday evening to 1 AM Thursday morning. Looks like most of the rain through Wednesday night will remain south of the Northland, but a few showers could sneak into southern areas on Tuesday, but any rain that falls in our area shouldn’t be very heavy.
12z European Ensemble model from June 18, 2018
Nemadji River below Superior — Stage reached 31.0 feet early Monday morning (New record for the Nemadji River) Water levels are beginning to recede today with the stage at 7 AM Monday at 29.9 feet, and at 3 PM today the stage was at 26.4 feet and falling. Note: The previous record high stage was 27.3 feet on August 3, 2011 and on June 21, 2012.
Local Storm Reports for June 17-18, 2018
5:23 AM CDT 6/18: Flood — 1 E Superior, WI (Douglas County) US Highway 2 is closed between 31st ave east and 37th ave east due to flooding.
12:20 AM CDT 6/18: Flood — Riverside, WI (Douglas County) Wisconsin Highway 35 is closed at Riverside due to flooding.
11:47 PM CDT 6/17: Flash Flood — 5 NNW Two Harbors, MN (Lake County) Old Drummond Road is washed out at the Stewart River between Big Rock Road and Holm Road.
11:42 PM CDT 6/17: Flood — 4 NE Two Harbors, MN (Lake County) County Highway 3 is washed out between Loop Road and Fors Road.
7:00 PM CDT 6/17: Flash Flood — 2 ESE Gile, WI (Iron County) Water flowing over Knight Road on the Gile Flowage.
4:30 AM CDT 6/17: Flash Flood — Mason, WI (Bayfield County) White River Park in Mason, WI flooded due to overflow from the White River Flowage 314.
4:30 AM CDT 6/17: Flash Flood — 2 SSW Barksdale, WI (Bayfield County) WI-13 flooded before the Intersection of WI-13 and Cherryville Road north of US-2. Water overflowed from Whittlesey Creek and Fish Creek.
Flood Information and Road Closure links
June 2018 Flood Summary – https://www.weather.gov/dlh/June15-17_2018flooding
Link to the National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota Situation Report – https://www.weather.gov/media/dlh/sitreport/SitReport1.pdf
Marquette, Michigan National Weather Service Flood Event Summary for Upper Michigan https://www.weather.gov/mqt/fathersday2018weekendflooding
3-Day Rainfall Totals around the Northland
June 15-17, 2018
2 W Drummond, WI: 15.04 inches
11 SSE Brule, WI: 10.73 inches
11 W Drummond, WI: 9.36 inches
Gile, WI: 8.32 inches
Bruno, MN: 8.08 inches
Washburn, WI: 7.45 inches
6 ENE Patzau, WI: 6.51 inches
Ashland, WI: 6.36 inches
1 SSW Pleasant Valley, MN: 6.32 inches
7 NW Two Harbors, MN: 6.06 inches
7 WNW Minong, WI: 5.94 inches
Hurley, WI: 5.85 inches
Hayward Airport: 5.44 inches
Breezy Point, MN: 5.00 inches
4 SSE South Range, WI: 4.90 inches
1 NNW Cloquet, MN: 4.52 inches
Glidden, WI: 4.31 inches
6 W Castle Danger, MN: 4.17 inches
2 SW Moose Lake, MN: 3.94 inches
Littlefork, MN: 3.85 inches
2 NW Superior, WI: 3.27 inches
2 S Wrenshall, MN: 3.22 inches
1 ESE Esko, MN: 3.12 inches
•4th wettest June 17 on record with 1.30 inches of rain on Sunday. Wettest June 17 on record occurred in 2006 with 1.53 inches of rain.
•Wettest June 17 on record with 3.37 inches of rain on Sunday. Previous wettest June 17 was in 1931 with 1.32 inches of rain.
•5th warmest low temperature on record for June 17 at Ashland, Wisconsin with a low on Sunday of 63 degrees. Warmest low on record for June 17 is 65 degrees set in 2006.
•4th wettest June 16 on record at Ashland, Wisconsin with 1.17 inches of rain on Saturday. Wettest June 16 on record is 1.94 inches set in 1901.
•Wettest June 15 at Ashland, Wisconsin with 3.34 inches of rain on Friday. Previous wettest June 15 on record was in 1938 with 1.55 inches of rain.
•3rd wettest June 17 on record with 1.23 inches of rain on Sunday. Wettest June 17 on record is 1.93 inches set in 1957.
•3rd warmest low temperature on record for June 16 at Brainerd, Minnesota with a low on Saturday of 64 degrees. Warmest low on record for June 16 is 69 degrees set in 2006.
•4th warmest low temperature on record for June 15 at Brainerd, Minnesota with a low on Friday of 65 degrees. Warmest low on record for June 15 is 68 degrees set in 2007.
International Falls, Minnesota
•Warmest low temperature on record for June 16. Low on Saturday was 66 degrees. Previous warmest low on record for June 16 was 64 degrees set in 1995.
Temperature and Precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota
June 10 through 16, 2018
High Temperatures/Departure from normal
6/10: 73 F/+4 degrees above normal
6/11: 66 F/-4 degrees below normal
6/12: 76 F/+6 degrees above normal
6/13: 79 F/+9 degrees above normal
6/14: 77 F/+7 degrees above normal
6/15: 74 F/+3 degrees above normal
6/16: 75 F/+4 degrees above normal
Low Temperatures/Departure from normal
6/10: 50 F/+2 degrees above normal
6/11: 50 F/+2 degrees above normal
6/12: 56 F/+8 degrees above normal
6/13: 52 F/+3 degrees above normal
6/14: 52 F/+3 degrees above normal
6/15: 56 F/+7 degrees above normal
6/16: 53 F/+3 degrees above normal
Note: Average temperature for the week of June 10: 63.5 degrees (+4.1 degrees above normal) Source: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us
Total Precipitation: 1.06 inches
Normal: 0.98 inches
Departure: +0.08 inches above normal
State Average for Minnesota for the week of June 10, 2018
Temperature: 68.0 degrees
Departure: +3.3 degrees above normal
Precipitation: 1.25 inches
Departure: +0.17 inches above normal
A very nice day across the Northland under partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies. Highs were in the mid 70s to 80 degrees with easterly breezes which didn’t produce much if any cooling near Lake Superior today as highs even by the lake made it into the 70s today.
Most of the Northland should be dry through Thursday, however, a few showers could affect mainly southern parts of the area on Tuesday, but it looks like the heaviest rain would fall south of our area.
This week will find a frontal boundary more or less stalled out over the central Plains with rounds of heavy rain occurring near that front, but luckily the Northland will be far enough north of this boundary so additional heavy rainfall is not expected most of this week.
A backdoor cold front is forecast to pass through our area Wednesday afternoon with increasing and cooler NE winds moving down Lake Superior once the front passes.
Lows tonight will be range from the mid 40s to around 60 degrees. Highs Tuesday ranging from the lower 60s to upper 70s with the warmest temperatures expected to be in northern Minnesota. Should be a bit cooler near Lake Superior on Tuesday.
Wednesday will find highs reaching the mid 70s to low 80s even by Lake Superior, but a wind shift to the NE will cause temperatures to drop into the 50s near Lake Superior by mid or late Wednesday afternoon the way it looks now.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Clear to partly cloudy. Low 51 to 56. Wind east at 10 to 15 mph.
.Tuesday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 70 to 75 but cooler near Lake Superior. Wind east at 10 to 20 mph.
.Wednesday… Partly cloudy. High 75 to 80 but turning much cooler near Lake Superior during the afternoon. Wind east to northeast at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph developing during the afternoon.
Normal Temperatures for June 19
Sunrise Tuesday: 5:14 AM CDT
Sunset Tuesday: 9:06 PM CDT