Rainfall and Storm Reports from around the Northland

Northland Storm Reports for Monday, Aug. 5, 2019

Source: https://www.weather.gov/dlh/

3:03 PM: HAIL — 0.25 inch. Winter, WI (Sawyer County)

3:00 PM: HAIL — 0.25 inch. Couderay, WI (Sawyer County) A few were slightly larger, but most were pea size.

2:27 PM: HAIL — 0.75 inch. 2 NW Stone Lake, WI (Washburn County) Most were one-half inch with the largest being penny size.

11:00 AM: THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST — 44 mph. Bayfield, WI (Bayfield County)

10:37 AM: HAIL — 0.25 inch. 1 S Herbster, WI (Bayfield County)

9:47 AM: HAIL — 0.25 inch. 1 WSW Scotts Corner, MN (Carlton County)

9:37 AM: THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST — 62 mph. 2 ENE Hinckley, MN (Pine County)

9:35 AM: THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE — Hinckley, MN (Pine County) A large tree branch down in Hinckley.

9:28 AM: HAIL — 0.25 inch. 3 ESE Hermantown, MN (St. Louis County)

9:27 AM: THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST — 61 mph. 4 NE Hermantown, MN (St. Louis County) Measured at the Duluth Airport.

7:02 AM: THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE — Walker, MN (Cass County) Lots of trees and power lines knocked down.

6:45 AM: THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE — Hackensack, MN (Cass County) Lots of trees and power lines knocked down.

Rainfall Reports for Monday, Aug. 5, 2019

Source: https://mesowest.utah.edu

  • Brainerd, MN: 0.74″
  • Washburn, WI: 0.58″
  • Moose Lake, MN: 0.51″
  • Pine River, MN: 0.48″
  • Cass Lake, MN: 0.45″
  • Barnes, WI: 0.44″
  • Superior Airport: 0.43″
  • Hayward, WI: 0.43″
  • Ashland, WI: 0.39″
  • Silver Bay, MN: 0.37″
  • Duluth Airport: 0.36″
  • Saginaw, MN: 0.35″
  • Minong, WI: 0.31″
  • Hinckley, MN: 0.26″
  • Clam Lake, WI: 0.26″
  • Two Harbors, MN: 0.24″
  • Solon Springs, WI: 0.21″
  • Grand Rapids, MN: 0.17″
  • Walker, MN: 0.13″


It’s been a stormy Monday over the upper Midwest with numerous rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms impacting parts of the area, these storms have produced large hail (some bigger than tennis ball size) along with damaging winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning.

Goes-16 visible satellite loop shown below is from around 7 AM to Noon Monday, August 5, 2019.

Source: https://weather.cod.edu

Goes-16 infrared satellite loop from around 6 AM to 11 AM Monday, August 5, 2019. Note: The yellow, orange and red colors represent cloud top temperatures of around -55 to -65C which is indicative of some pretty strong thunderstorms.

Radar loop showing the bowing line of storms which moved through parts of the Northland this Monday morning. Note: Radar loop is from 6:05 AM to 10:40 AM, Monday, August 5, 2019

This next radar loop is from Monday afternoon (~Noon to 6 PM) August 5, 2019.

Lines of strong to severe thunderstorms with a few supercells mixed in impacting much of southern Minnesota and central Wisconsin this afternoon. Note: There was some massive hail in parts of the Twin Cities Metro area early this afternoon ranging in size from golf balls to tea cups (1.75 inch to 3.00 inch diameter)

Wind and hail have been the primary threats out of today’s storms, but there have been 2 reports of funnel clouds this afternoon in far southeast Minnesota.

Source: https://www.weather.gov/mpx/

Low temperature forecast for Tuesday morning, August 6.

Source: https://graphical.weather.gov

High temperature forecast for Tuesday, August 6.

…Weather Summary…

A little cooler tonight with any spotty showers ending this evening. Partly cloudy with areas of fog possible. Lows will be in the 50s to lower 60s but a few 40s are possible in the typical cool spots.

A warm Tuesday on the way with highs mainly in the 80s. Dew points will be lower compared to the last few days however, and will range from the 50s to around 60 degrees. Partly cloudy skies on Tuesday with northwest or southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Another cold front moves through the Northland Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. There will be some instability in place as this front crosses the area. We should see some showers and thunderstorms in parts of the area Tuesday evening through the day Wednesday (isolated to scattered coverage rains) Highs Wednesday ranging from around 70 to the lower 80s.

Very pleasant weather is forecast for late this week with daytime highs in the 70s for Thursday and Friday, overnight lows in the 40s and 50s.

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