/Issued 2:16 PM CDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018/
Note: Reports of anywhere from 1 to as much as 9 inches of snow today in parts of eastern North Dakota with 1.5 inches of snow thru 2 PM today as far east as Richwood, Minnesota which is just north of Detroit Lakes in the western part of the state.
Storm Reports for October 10, 2018
10:06 AM: Lakeshore Flood — 1 E Duluth, MN (St. Louis County) Water covering roadway on Harbor Drive near the DECC.
10:01 AM: Lakeshore Flood — 5 SE Duluth, MN (St. Louis County) 10 inch water level increase over the past 24 hours in the Duluth Harbor.
8:50 AM: Non-Thunderstorm Wind Gust — 64 mph. 7 ESE Lester Park, MN. The Canadian vessel, CSL Assinibione, parked in Lake Superior near Duluth, reported 2-minute sustained winds of 56 knots or 64 mph.
8:30 AM: Flood — 3 WSW Sanborn, WI (Ashland County) Water covering roadway on County Highway E. County Highway E closed from County Highway C to US Highway 63.
8:00 AM: Lakeshore Flood — 2 SSW Gary New Duluth, MN (St. Louis County) Flooding along the St. Louis River near Boy Scout Landing, portions of River Place campground under water.
8:00 AM: Lakeshore Flood — Herbster, WI (Bayfield County) Flooding over the bridge on state Highway 13 and Cranberry River.
6:30 AM: Lakeshore Flood — 1 E Duluth, MN (St. Louis County) Duluth Shipping Channel Lighthouse and Pier flooding and Morse Street in Canal Park flooding.
4:00 AM: Non-Thunderstorm Wind Gust — 54 mph. Devils Island, WI (Ashland County)
3:29 AM: Non-Thunderstorm Wind Gust — 55 mph. 1 E Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)
2:30 AM: Non-Thunderstorm Wind Gust — 52 mph. 4 SE Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)
12:30 AM: Non-Thunderstorm Wind Gust — 86 mph. 3 SE Castle Danger. The freighter Algowood reported wind gusts as high as 75 knots (86 mph) a little after Midnight.
…2 PM Weather Update…
Lakeshore Flood Warning remains in effect until 4 PM today for areas along the North Shore and South Shore of Lake Superior including Two Harbors, Duluth, Superior and Ashland.
Wind Advisory continues until 4 PM today for Silver Bay, Two Harbors, Duluth, Superior, Washburn, Bayfield and Ashland.
Storm Warning and Gale Warning continues for western Lake Superior
Low pressure was centered near the southeast Minnesota-southwest Wisconsin border at midday, this low will continue to lift to the northeast through tonight. Areas of rain, drizzle and fog were occurring this afternoon over most of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin while a mix of precipitation types ranging from snow to rain and even some sleet was occurring in far northern Minnesota, mainly from around Bigfork to Orr and Buyck and north from there.
Strong NE winds will continue for a few more hours near Lake Superior with wind speeds from 20 to 40 mph, gusts to around 50 mph. Winds will diminish this evening, most likely after 7 PM, and the wind direction will also shift from NE to NW as the surface low moves off to the east. Lakeshore flooding will continue through late this afternoon along parts of the North Shore and South Shore of Lake Superior, including in the Canal Park area of Duluth.
The big story for tonight will be the colder temperatures that will move south/east into our area behind the deepening low. Will likely see the rain-snow line shift farther south/east overnight/early Thursday morning, but the area at greatest risk for a few inches of snow remains in far northern areas of Minnesota tonight.
Link to Power Outage maps
Minnesota Power: http://outagemap.mnpower.com/external/default.html
Lake Country Power: http://mi.lcp.coop:82/#viewer-menu-parent
…Civil Emergency Message for Ashland County Wisconsin at this link…https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=civil%20emergency%20message