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Current Conditions - Overcast. Temperature is 54°F12°C, dew point 52°F11°C, humidity 94%. Wind direction is E at 6 mph10 km/h with visibility of 10.00 mi16 km. Barometric pressure is 29 in982 mb.
Rest of Tonight - Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog. Lows in the lower 50s. East wind 5 to 10 mph.... Full Forecast
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Cotton Weather Advisories


Issue Date: 1254 PM CDT Sat May 28 2022
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. .DAY ONE...This afternoon and Tonight High water levels continue in the Rainy River Basin over far northern Minnesota, with minor flooding along the Mississippi River near Aitkin. Flood Warnings remain in effect for these areas. Some strong storms are possible late tonight, mainly over west to southwest portions of the Northland including the Brainerd Lakes, Aitkin, Grand Rapids, Walker, and Bigfork areas. Areas of fog will occur near Lake Superior this afternoon then expand in coverage tonight further inland. The visibility will drop to a quarter mile or less at times. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday There will be periodic chances for thunderstorms this weekend into next week. Strong to severe storms are expected Sunday and Monday, most likely in the afternoon into the late evening. Damaging wind, hail, tornadoes, and flash flooding are all possible. Areas of dense fog will be possible Sunday morning, especially around Lake Superior. Water levels will remain high across many of the Northland`s rivers, creeks, and streams, especially in the Rainy River Basin and the Mississippi River Basin. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SKYWARN spotter activation may be needed.


Issue Date: 327 PM CDT Fri May 27 2022
Expiration: 400 PM CDT SUN JAN 01 2023
...FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CDT WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Flooding caused by rain and snowmelt is occurring. Namakan Lake has already surpassed the level reached in the 2014 flood and is continuing to rise. Rainy Lake rose above the 2014 level May 23rd. * WHERE...Rivers and lakes within the Rainy River Basin including Crane Lake, Namakan Lake, Kabetogama Lake and Rainy Lake. * WHEN...Flooding is occurring now and is expected to continue. * IMPACTS...Strong lake level rises are ongoing. Flooding continues and lake levels have yet to crest. Expect high water continuing for the next several weeks. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 303 PM CDT, Emergency management reported ongoing flooding. - Multiple rounds of thunderstorms are expected this weekend into next week. Basin average rainfall amounts of one to three inches are forecast. Locally higher amounts are possible, but remain uncertain and will depend on where thunderstorms track over multiple days. Lake levels on Namakan Lake and Kabetogama Lake are expected to rise an additional 2 to 5 inches between May 27 and June 3. There is uncertainty due to the precipitation forecast. Lake Levels on Namakan and Kabetogama may level off over the next week if precipitation amounts are on the low-end of the forecast. However, if precipitation amounts are on the high end, Namakan Lake could continue to rise through next week and approach the record level set in 1916 of 1122.8 ft For Rainy Lake, a rise of 11 to 13 inches is expected between May 27 and June 3, with continued rises through at least mid June. At this rate, Rainy Lake is expected to break the all- time record high level of 1112.95 ft set in 1950 sometime next week. Some locations that will experience flooding include Rainer, Island View, Voyageurs National Park, Crane Lake and Kabetogama Lake. Http:// PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Use extreme caution if venturing our on these water bodies as many hazards exist. In addition to rising levels, any thunderstorms that produce strong winds could cause larger waves on these lakes, which could further cause damage on the shoreline. Once levels have peaked, it will take a long time (weeks) for levels to decline back to anything close to normal summer levels. && LAT...LON 4836 9344 4859 9347 4863 9332 4863 9295 4854 9263 4849 9270 4847 9271 4846 9271 4842 9247 4822 9237 4825 9227 4835 9226 4836 9206 4823 9196 4820 9172 4811 9171 4810 9156 4804 9157 4805 9144 4786 9153
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