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Current Conditions - Overcast. Temperature is 57°F14°C, dew point 43°F6°C, humidity 59%. Wind direction is W at 25 mph40 km/h with visibility of 10.00 mi16 km. Barometric pressure is 29 in982 mb.
Tonight - Partly cloudy with rain showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then mostly cloudy after midnight. Lows in th... Full Forecast
Thursday - Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely in the afternoon. Highs near 60. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoo... Full Forecast
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FLOOD WARNING

Issue Date: 411 PM CDT Wed May 18 2022
...FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF FLOODING IN THE RAINY RIVER BASIN... * 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. Lakes and rivers will continue to rise in the coming days and weeks. * WHERE...Rivers and lakes within the Rainy River Basin including Lake Vermilion, Crane Lake, Namakan Lake, Kabetogama Lake, Rainy Lake, and the Rainy River. * WHEN...Flooding is occurring now and is expected to continue for the next several days and weeks. * IMPACTS...Strong lake level rises are ongoing. Flooding continues on area lakes, rivers, creeks and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Widespread impacts are occurring. Record levels may be reached on Namakan lake with continued wet weather. Rainy Lake will likely exceed the 2014 peak in the next 7 days. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 339 PM CDT, Emergency management reported ongoing flooding across the warned area. More rain will cause additional rises. - Flooding is ongoing across the warned area. Heavy rain over much of the Rainy Lake Basin on May 12th and 13th has resulted in additional strong rises on area water bodies. Levels on Namakan Lake are expected to rise 11 to 15 inches between May 18th and May 25th. Rainy Lake is expected to rise 11 to 13 inches between May 18th and May 28th. Continued rises are expected beyond the 7 day forecast window. - Areas affected include Rainer, Island View, Voyageurs National Park, Crane Lake, Kabetogama Lake and Lake Vermilion. - http://www.weather.gov/dlh/RainyRiverBasin PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Please report observed flooding to local emergency services or law enforcement and request they pass this information to the National Weather Service when you can do so safely. && LAT...LON 4835 9343 4859 9345 4863 9295 4854 9263 4849 9270 4847 9271 4846 9271 4841 9246 4822 9237 4825 9227 4835 9226 4836 9206 4823 9196 4820 9172 4811 9171 4811 9156 4804 9157 4805 9143 4787 9153 4787 9265

WEATHER ALERT

Issue Date: 236 PM CDT Wed May 18 2022
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. .DAY ONE...This afternoon and Tonight Thunderstorms are possible today into this evening. A few severe storms are possible this afternoon into this evening, first developing over northern Minnesota then into northwest Wisconsin later afternoon into this evening. Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats with the storms. High water levels will continue in the Rainy River Basin over far northern Minnesota, as well as around the Island Lake Reservoir and areas downstream on the Cloquet River, especially around Side Lake and Hunter Lake. Minor flooding will continue along the Mississippi River between Aitkin and Fort Ripley in Crow Wing County and near Scanlon along the St. Louis River where Flood Warnings are in effect. A Flood Warning remains in effect for the Island Lake Reservoir and areas downstream on the Cloquet River. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday Another round of strong to severe thunderstorms is possible Thursday afternoon and evening from the Brainerd Lakes area east through Pine City and Hinckley into much of northern Wisconsin. Large hail, damaging wind, and heavy rain are the main threats. Water levels will remain high across many of the Northland`s rivers, creeks, and streams, especially in the Rainy River Basin, Island Lake Reservoir, Cloquet River, and the Mississippi Basin. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Skywarn spotters may be needed this afternoon and evening.
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