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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Duluth MN
333 AM CDT Fri May 20 2022

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-211030-
Koochiching-North St. Louis-Northern Cook/Northern Lake-
North Itasca-Central St. Louis-Southern Lake/North Shore-
Southern Cook/North Shore-North Cass-South Itasca-South Cass-
Crow Wing-Northern Aitkin-South Aitkin-Carlton/South St. Louis-
Pine-Douglas-Bayfield-Ashland-Iron-Burnett-Washburn-Sawyer-Price-
333 AM CDT Fri May 20 2022

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northeast
Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A few thunderstorms are possible this morning over portions of
northern Wisconsin. Severe storms are not expected and lightning
is the main threat.

Areas of frost are possible tonight over parts of northern
Minnesota and a Frost Advisory has been issued.

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. A Flood Warning remains in effect for the
for the Rainy River Basin as well as the Island Lake Reservoir
and areas downstream on the Cloquet River. Minor flooding will
continue along the Mississippi River between Aitkin and Fort
Ripley in Crow Wing County where Flood Warnings are in effect.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

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.

Morning temperatures near or below freezing will be possible this
weekend, particularly along the International Border, and frost
headlines may be needed again Saturday night and Sunday night.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Skywarn spotter activation is not anticipated today or tonight.
Rainfall amounts from spotters and the public are encouraged.

$$



Frost Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Duluth MN
250 AM CDT Fri May 20 2022

MNZ010>012-018-019-021-025-026-202000-
/O.NEW.KDLH.FR.Y.0001.220521T0600Z-220521T1400Z/
Koochiching-North St. Louis-Northern Cook and Lake-North Itasca-
Central St. Louis-Southern Cook-North Cass-South Itasca-
Including the cities of International Falls, Ely, Isabella,
Bigfork, Hibbing, Grand Marais, Walker, and Grand Rapids
250 AM CDT Fri May 20 2022

...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CDT SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Temperatures as low as 32 may result in frost formation.

* WHERE...Koochiching, North St. Louis, Northern Cook and Lake,
  North Itasca, Central St. Louis, Southern Cook, North Cass and
  South Itasca Counties. This includes the Tribal Lands of the
  Grand Portage Reservation and the Bois Forte Band, Deer Creek,
  Lake Vermilion and, Nett Lake areas.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 9 AM CDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if
  left uncovered.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Areas right along the shore of Lake
  Superior may stay warmer, however much colder temperatures are
  expected inland.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.

&&

$$



Flood Warning

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Duluth MN
411 PM CDT Wed May 18 2022

MNC071-075-137-252200-
/O.CON.KDLH.FA.W.0011.000000T0000Z-220525T2200Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Koochiching MN-Lake MN-St. Louis MN-
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


$$

Gohde



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