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AlexanderSupertramp
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06/12/2024 01:23PM  
70MPH winds possible and 3" hail possible, even isolated tornadoes.
 
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shouldertripper
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06/12/2024 02:34PM  
We were scheduled to be on Crocodile tonight for my 5 year old son’s first BWCA trip, but had our van break down on the drive north and had to cancel our trip. Obviously very disappointed we are missing out after planning this for months, but not too upset we will miss this storm.
06/12/2024 03:09PM  
shouldertripper: "We were scheduled to be on crocodile tonight for my 5 year old son’s first BWCA trip, but had our van break down on the drive north and had to cancel our trip. Obviously very disappointed we are missing out after planning this for months, but not too upset we will miss this storm. "

Total bummer that your van broke down and you can’t take your much anticipated trip. But with the weather forecast, at least you didn’t have to make that agonizing decision to go or not to go.
AlexanderSupertramp
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06/12/2024 03:55PM  
shouldertripper: "We were scheduled to be on crocodile tonight for my 5 year old son’s first BWCA trip, but had our van break down on the drive north and had to cancel our trip. Obviously very disappointed we are missing out after planning this for months, but not too upset we will miss this storm. "

Perhaps a stroke of destiny, I'm not sure I would want to be out there tonight if it's going to be as bad as it sounds. Could certainly create a poor experience for a 5 year old and he may not want to go again in the future.
06/12/2024 04:50PM  
AlexanderSupertramp: "70MPH winds possible and 3" hail possible, even isolated tornadoes. "


How odd... I'm in the middle of watching "Into the Wild" when I decided to check the radar on my phone. Right after I go here and find this thread.
06/12/2024 05:14PM  
Right through Ely --

Severe Weather Statement
National Weather Service Duluth MN
510 PM CDT Wed Jun 12 2024

MNC075-137-122245-
/O.CON.KDLH.SV.W.0013.000000T0000Z-240612T2245Z/
St. Louis MN-Lake MN-
510 PM CDT Wed Jun 12 2024

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 545 PM CDT
FOR EAST CENTRAL ST. LOUIS AND NORTHERN LAKE COUNTIES...

At 509 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Fall Lake, or
near Ely, moving southeast at 45 mph.

HAZARD...Ping pong ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail
damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect wind
damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include...
southern Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Birch Lake and
Forest Center.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly
from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado, go at once into the
basement or small central room in a sturdy structure.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Prepare immediately for large hail and deadly cloud to ground
lightning. Seek shelter inside a well-built structure. Stay away from
windows.

&&

LAT...LON 4790 9103 4769 9102 4756 9120 4793 9212
4809 9194
TIME...MOT...LOC 2209Z 293DEG 40KT 4790 9172

TORNADO...POSSIBLE
HAIL THREAT...OBSERVED
MAX HAIL SIZE...1.50 IN
WIND THREAT...RADAR INDICATED
MAX WIND GUST...60 MPH

$$
06/12/2024 05:22PM  
Hail at Fall Lake Campground right now. And the sun is out. No wind yet.
06/12/2024 05:33PM  
Tornado Warning -- White Iron Lake


Tornado Warning

Tornado Warning
MNC075-137-122300-
/O.NEW.KDLH.TO.W.0001.240612T2226Z-240612T2300Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Tornado Warning
National Weather Service Duluth MN
526 PM CDT Wed Jun 12 2024

The National Weather Service in Duluth MN has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
Northeastern St. Louis County in northeastern Minnesota...
Central Lake County in northeastern Minnesota...

* Until 600 PM CDT.

* At 526 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located near White Iron Lake, or near Ely, moving southeast at
40 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado and hail up to two inches in diameter.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near...
Southern Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Birch Lake
around 530 PM CDT.

Other locations in the path of this tornadic thunderstorm include
Isabella.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

This Tornado Warning replaces the Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued
for the same area.

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

&&

LAT...LON 4780 9191 4795 9177 4775 9114 4752 9134
TIME...MOT...LOC 2226Z 300DEG 36KT 4784 9175

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED
MAX HAIL SIZE...2.00 IN

$$
06/12/2024 05:55PM  
How bad was it? From a thousand miles away, the radar looked um... interesting... to say the least.

Anyone in the path? Hoping all is well.
06/12/2024 06:11PM  
Winds were in the 60-65 mph range according to radar. EDIT: the scale at the bottom of map is not wind mph, but rather something called QCb base reflectivity, which means nothing to me or most anyone…except maybe for Whitewolf... . It looks like the worst of it went directly over Gabbro and Bald Eagle lakes, then passed just south of Isabella Lake. Hopefully out of the BWCA now.
Jimsmithxc
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06/12/2024 08:10PM  
Barca: "How bad was it? From a thousand miles away, the radar looked um... interesting... to say the least.


Anyone in the path? Hoping all is well.
"

The cells were small but some were fierce. Unless you were hit by a cell it was not even windy. A cell just hit me at Baker lake and I am glad I am in my van but it did not last too long. A few that missed me you could see the white streaks of hail. You think this rain would at least drowned some of the mosquitoes but it sure does not look like it. Back on the water in a day permit in the morning
06/12/2024 08:38PM  
Fished on Farm Lake till 4pm. Dark clouds sent us back to Fall Lake Campground, but things never looked bad.
yogi59weedr
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06/13/2024 04:54AM  
Did ya catch any fish? Coming up next Wednesday. You still gonna be around?
06/13/2024 01:20PM  
Fishing has been very tough due to changeable weather, wind, and conditions. Zero on Farm Lake yesterday and zero today on Shagawa.... very frustrating! Here till next week Saturday.
06/13/2024 05:27PM  
We were coming out and warned as many as we could on 6/12 of the potential.

Dispatch pulled some of the FS rangers in the East Zone out of the woods a day early because of the predicted storms.
AlexanderSupertramp
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06/14/2024 12:23PM  
I haven't been up to see for myself but I was told there is pretty significant tree damage from Isabella area over to Tofte and Lutsen. Lutsen had two Tornado warnings. Seems that town can't catch a break lately.
AlexanderSupertramp
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06/18/2024 03:57PM  
Wow, everyone be safe again tonight! This weather is straight trash.
06/18/2024 06:33PM  
Some rain, some thunder, bit no big problems at Fall Lake Campground.
AndrewD
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06/18/2024 09:09PM  
We were camped at Gull (island site) during the storm. It was pretty intense. Crazy amount of hail.
 
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