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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Duluth MN
716 AM CDT Mon May 23 2022

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-
716 AM CDT Mon May 23 2022

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

High water levels continue in the Rainy River Basin over far
northern Minnesota. A Flood Warning remains in effect for the
Rainy River Basin. 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...Tuesday through Sunday

Water levels will remain high across many of the Northland`s
rivers, creeks, and streams, especially in the Rainy River Basin
and the Mississippi Basin.


Skywarn spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.


Flood Warning

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Duluth MN
304 PM CDT Sat May 21 2022

Koochiching MN-Lake MN-St. Louis MN-
304 PM CDT Sat May 21 2022


* 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
  shoreline residents.

  - At 301 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 6 to 7
    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 12 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 7
  - 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
hazards exist.


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



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