Flood Warnings issued for parts of the Northland

3:23 PM – Showers and thunderstorms continue to move east-northeast across northeast Minnesota and far northwest Wisconsin as of 3 PM, with the heaviest rainfall impacting the North Shore south to Port Wing and Solon Springs. The back edge of the rain as of 3:20 PM extended from around Babbitt to Floodwood south to Moose Lake.

Flash Flood Warning in effect until 5:45 PM this afternoon for southwest Lake County and eastern St. Louis County in northeast Minnesota.

1 to 2 inches of rain have fallen with an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

Impacts include flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low lying areas.

Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Two Harbors, Knife River, Silver Bay, Beaver Bay, Castle Danger, Larsmont, Alger, Gooseberry Falls State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and Tettegouche State Park.

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

A flood warning is in effect until 7:45 PM this evening for the following locations. In northeast Minnesota, Carlton County, in east-central Minnesota, eastern Aitkin County and northern Pine County. In northwest Wisconsin, west-central Bayfield County and Douglas County.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Cloquet, Big Sandy Lake, Moose Lake, Hawthorne, Lake Nebagamon, Carlton, Barnes, Wascott, Maple, Brule, Mahtowa, Barnum, Poplar, Solon Springs, Willow River, Wrenshall, Oliver, McGregor, Askov and Gordon.

Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warned area.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area.

Doppler radar rainfall estimates from Sunday, August 9, 2020.


Storm Reports from Sunday, August 9, 2020

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

2:54 PM: Marine Thunderstorm Wind. 43 mph. Devils Island, WI (Ashland County)

1:25 PM: Thunderstorm Wind Damage. 11 miles E Gordon, WI (Douglas County) 3-4 trees and tree limbs down. Estimated 60 mph wind.

7:43 AM: Hail 0.50 inch. 5 miles WNW Finlayson, MN (Pine County)

7:03 AM: Hail 0.70 inch. 5 miles NE Glen, MN (Aitkin County)

6:50 AM: Hail 1.25 inch (Half dollar size hail) 3 miles ENE Henriette, MN (Pine County)

Storm Reports from Saturday, August 8, 2020

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

2:09 PM: Funnel Cloud. 2 miles SSE Pine Center, MN (Cass County) Reported off of Hassman Hill road, Pine River, MN. Pine needles are flying in the air, funnel at tree top level. A lot of strong rotation.

2:06 PM: Hail 1.00 inch (Quarter size hail) 2 miles S Backus, MN (Cass County)

2:00 PM: Funnel Cloud. 2 miles W Pine River, MN (Cass County) A lot of funnel clouds keep forming northwest of spotters locations.

3:48 AM: Flash Flood. 10 miles E Solon Springs, WI (Douglas County) County road A covered with water 2 miles west of Highway 27.

Storm Reports from August 7, 2020

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

11:05 PM: Hail 1.00 inch (Quarter size hail) 5 miles S Swanburg, MN (Crow Wing County)

11:14 PM: Hail 0.25 inch. 1 mile SSW Swanburg, MN (Crow Wing County)

10:57 PM: Thunderstorm Wind Damage. 4 miles ESE Libby, MN (Aitkin County) A few small trees down along shoreline of Big Sandy Lake.

10:00 PM: Thunderstorm Wind Damage. Chisholm, MN (St. Louis County) Medium sized tree down next to apartment.


It’s been a wet and stormy Sunday across much of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin as waves of torrential downpours and thunderstorms tracked SW to NE across the area.

Here’s a 6-hour satellite loop of today’s storms per Goes-16 satellite imagery, enjoy!

Loop time: 8 AM to 2 PM, Sunday, August 9, 2020

Source: https://weather.cod.edu/

Radar loop from 8 AM to 3 PM Sunday, August 9, 2020.

Several waves of showers and thunderstorms producing lightning and very heavy rainfall have been moving generally from southwest to northeast across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin today, but the back edge of the rain is heading toward the east and is approaching Duluth and Superior as of 3:30 PM.

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