Widespread 1-2+” of rain reported in the Northland over the last few days

A widespread soaking rain fell across the Northland over the last few days, but especially Saturday night when the main trough and cold front with the strongest lift moved through the area. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches or more were widespread in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin over the last few days, with the highest total reported in the Northland occurring near Pleasant Valley, Minn (3.27″ of rain)

24 Hour Rainfall Reports from around the Northland

Totals listed below are for the Saturday-Sunday morning time period (Aug. 28-29, 2021)

1.5 S Pleasant Valley, MN: 3.27″
0.9 WNW Breezy Point, MN: 2.77″
Two Harbors, MN: 2.43″
11.5 WNW Mason, WI: 2.15″
11.8 NNE Duluth, MN: 2.13″
3 W Swan River, MN: 2.12″
3 NE Nisswa, MN: 2.11″
7.8 SSW Poplar, WI: 2.05″
Washburn, WI: 1.86″
0.1 NE Hovland, MN: 1.75″
1 N Big Falls, MN: 1.64″
Moose Lake, MN: 1.64″
Isabella, MN: 1.63″
Skibo, MN: 1.51″
Aurora, MN: 1.46″
Bayfield, WI: 1.41″
Grand Marais, MN: 1.35″
Duluth Airport: 1.34″
1.2 W Solon Springs, WI: 1.32″
Odanah, WI: 1.31″
International Falls, MN: 1.29″
2.4 N Hinckley, MN: 1.23″
Wrenshall, MN: 1.22″
Hill City, MN: 1.22″
Barnes, WI: 1.19″
Wolf Ridge, MN: 1.09″
French River, MN: 1.06″
Ashland, WI: 1.02″
South Range, WI: 0.98″
Superior Airport: 0.98″
Brainerd, MN: 0.89″
Silver Bay, MN: 0.83″
Esko, MN: 0.79″
Chisholm-Hibbing Airport: 0.78″
7 N McGregor, MN: 0.76″
Cook, MN: 0.75″
Embarrass, MN: 0.69″
Deer River, MN: 0.67″
Hurley, WI: 0.65″
Babbitt, MN: 0.61″
Orr, MN: 0.60″
Cass Lake, MN: 0.59″
Effie, MN: 0.51″

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An updated look at rainfall totals, departures and percent of normal in the Northland for August 2021 — Stats below are thru 4 PM August 29.

Duluth, Minnesota

Month to date total: 2.44″
Departure: -1.04″ below normal
Percent of normal: 70%

International Falls, Minnesota

Month to date total: 2.75″
Departure: +0.12″ above normal
Percent of normal: 105%

Brainerd, Minnesota

Month to date total: 3.92″
Departure: +1.04″ above normal
Percent of normal: 136%

Hibbing, Minnesota

Month to date total: 1.62″
Departure: -1.26″ below normal
Percent of normal: 56%

Ashland, Wisconsin

Month to date total: 1.38″
Departure: -1.85″ below normal
Percent of normal: 43%

Summer 2021 Rainfall Totals, Departure from Normal and Percent of Normal

Duluth, Minnesota

Total since 6/1: 6.98″
Departure: -4.81″ below normal
Percent of normal: 59%

International Falls, Minnesota

Total since 6/1: 5.81″
Departure: -4.57″ below normal
Percent of normal: 56%

Summer 2021 ranks as a top 10 wettest summer on record in parts of Wisconsin and lower Michigan (dark green areas) while northern Minnesota has had a top 10 driest summer on record (dark brown area).



Tim

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