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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Duluth MN
307 PM CDT Mon Aug 20 2018

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-
307 PM CDT Mon Aug 20 2018

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

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and Tonight

Thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon and evening, mainly
over northwest Wisconsin and adjacent counties of northeast

Areas of smoke will reduce visibility and air quality in parts of
the Northland overnight. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has
issued an Air Quality Alert for fine particle pollution over all of
northeast Minnesota. See the Air Quality Alert for more information.

Strong northeast winds are forecast through this evening creating
a high risk for rip currents for areas near the Twin Ports,
including the beaches of Duluth and Superior. A Beach Hazards
Statement continues through this evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Areas of smoke will linger over portions of the Northland Tuesday
morning. The Air Quality Alert over most of northeast Minnesota will
continue through 9 AM.

Several rounds of thunderstorms are possible Thursday night through
the weekend. A few storms could be strong late Saturday into
Saturday night.


Skywarn Spotter activation are encouraged to report rainfall
amounts to the National Weather Service.


Air Quality Alert

Carlton/South St. Louis-Central St. Louis-Crow Wing-North Cass-North
Itasca-North St. Louis-Northern Aitkin-Northern Cook/Northern Lake-
Pine-South Aitkin-South Cass-South Itasca-Southern Cook/North Shore-
Southern Lake/North Shore-
Including the tribal nations of Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech
Lake, and Mille Lacs
Including the cities of Brainerd, Duluth, Ely, Hibbing, Hinckley, and
Two Harbors
1142 AM CDT Mon Aug 20 2018

...Air Quality Alert in effect from 11 am today through 9 am

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an Air Quality
Alert for fine particle pollution for northeast Minnesota.

A narrow but thick band of wildfire smoke originating from British
Columbia is currently over central and northeast Minnesota this
morning. Air pollution monitors show fine particulates greater than
an Air Quality Index (AQI) value of 101 (Orange) in this area. This
plume of smoke is expected to move south during the day and persist
into the overnight. During this time, fine particle pollution is
expected to remain at, or above, a level that is considered unhealthy
for sensitive groups. Conditions will begin to improve overnight from
north to south as the smoke plume begins to exit the region.  The
smoke is expected to exit the state completely by 9 a.m. tomorrow.

An Air Quality Alert is issued when the AQI is expected to reach or
exceed 101, a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Sensitive groups, such as people with lung disease (including
asthma), heart disease, children and older adults, and people who are
active outdoors should limit prolonged exertion.


For information on current air quality conditions in your area
and to sign-up for daily air quality forecasts and alert
notifications by email, text message, phone, or the Minnesota Air
mobile app, visit

Beach Hazards Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Duluth MN
236 AM CDT Mon Aug 20 2018


.As low pressure advances eastward across the middle Mississippi
River Valley into the lower Ohio River Valley by tonight, the
pressure gradient over western Lake Superior will tighten.
Northeast winds will increase this morning with building waves
expected. Sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph are forecast and will
produce waves of 2 to 6 feet along the beaches of Duluth and
Superior. Winds will weaken late tonight and early Tuesday morning
with the rip current risk decreasing during that time.

Carlton/South St. Louis-Douglas-
236 AM CDT Mon Aug 20 2018


The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a Beach Hazards
Statement, which is in effect through this evening.

* LOCATIONS...Beaches of Duluth and Superior.

* TIMING...Northeast wind speeds and waves will increase through
  this morning and gradually decrease late tonight and Tuesday

* DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS...Are expected along the Lake
  Superior shoreline due to high wave action and strong rip

* HIGH WAVE ACTION...Can make swimming difficult on days such as
  this. Incoming waves in rapid succession can tire a swimmer


Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore...which occur most often at low spots in sandbars, near
shoreline structures such as peninsulas or breakwalls, and near
river mouths.

For additional safety information and precautions, please visit




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