Issue Date: 245 PM CDT Sat May 21 2022
...FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 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 is expected to exceed the 2014 level.
* WHERE...Portions of north central Minnesota and northeast
Minnesota, including the following counties, in north central
Minnesota, Koochiching. In northeast Minnesota, Lake and St. Louis.
* WHEN...Until 500 PM CDT Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...Lake level rises are ongoing. Flooding continues on
areas lakes and rivers. Widespread impacts are ongoing for
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- At 234 PM CDT, Emergency management reported ongoing flooding
across the warned area.
- Lake inflows are slowing for Crane Lake, Kabetogama Lake and
Namakan Lake. However... inflows still exceed outflows so
rises will continue... especially on Rainy Lake.
Lake levels on Namakan Lake are expected to rise 11 to 15
inches through May 27th with continued rises thereafter.
Namakan Lake inflows are expected to decline but remain high
for the remainder of the month.
Rainy Lake is expected to rise 11 to 13 inches through May
27th. The 2014 level on Rainy Lake will be exceeded early
this week and rises will continue at a slower rate beyond the
7 day forecast. Expect minimal rainfall amounts over the next
- Areas affected include Rainer, Island View, Voyageurs
National Park, Crane Lake, Kabetogama Lake and Lake
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
Use extreme caution if venturing our on these water bodies as many
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