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06/18/2024 04:22AM  
Personally as weather professional - I believe this should extend into the E. BWCA-,, but certainly the W. half of the BWCA looks to get heavy rain.

Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Duluth MN
351 AM CDT Tue Jun 18 2024

MNZ010-011-018-019-025-026-190900-
/O.CON.KDLH.FA.A.0003.000000T0000Z-240619T1200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Koochiching-North St. Louis-North Itasca-Central St. Louis-North
Cass-South Itasca-
Including the cities of Hibbing, Ely, Grand Rapids, International
Falls, Walker, and Bigfork
351 AM CDT Tue Jun 18 2024

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be
possible.

* WHERE...In Minnesota, in north central Minnesota, Koochiching,
North Cass and Itasca Counties. In northeast Minnesota, central
and northern St. Louis County. This includes the Tribal Lands of
the Bois Forte Band, Lake Vermilion, Nett Lake and, Deer Creek
areas. Recreation spots such as Voyageurs National Park. This also
includes the Boundary Waters western area.

* WHEN...Through Wednesday morning.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- Showers and thunderstorms are expected to bring heavy rain
today, with localized areas receiving up to 1 to 3 inches of
rain. This will fall on top of already saturated soils and
rivers with normal to above normal streamflow. The heaviest
rain is expected early this morning and through the day
today.
- Flood safety information can be found at
www.weather.gov/safety/flood.

$$

BJH

 
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06/18/2024 04:26AM  
Also a severe TS watch until 9am for W half of BWCA--- radar is trending a little S and further E with this batch but the atmosphere above in E half is not as conducive for severe wx as I write.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 432
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
210 AM CDT TUE JUN 18 2024

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 432 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 AM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

MNC001-005-007-017-021-027-029-035-057-061-071-077-087-089-107-
111-113-119-125-137-159-167-181400-
/O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0432.240618T0710Z-240618T1400Z/

MN
. MINNESOTA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

AITKIN BECKER BELTRAMI
CARLTON CASS CLAY
CLEARWATER CROW WING HUBBARD
ITASCA KOOCHICHING LAKE OF THE WOODS
MAHNOMEN MARSHALL NORMAN
OTTER TAIL PENNINGTON POLK
RED LAKE ST. LOUIS WADENA
WILKIN
$$


ATTN...WFO...DLH...FGF..
 
tumblehome
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06/18/2024 01:57PM  
I'm afraid some very serious storms are going though the bwca right now and heading into Quetico. Western side.
 
06/18/2024 02:34PM  
ISSUED: 2:18 PM JUN. 18, 2024 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
The National Weather Service in Duluth MN has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
East central St. Louis County in northeastern Minnesota...
Northwestern Lake County in northeastern Minnesota...

* Until 300 PM CDT.

* At 218 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms capable of producing both
tornadoes and extensive straight line wind damage were located over
Burntside Lake, or 9 miles west of Ely, moving northeast at 30 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado and quarter size hail.

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.

* These dangerous storms will be near...
Burntside Lake and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Near
Trout Lake around 225 PM CDT.

Other locations in the path of this tornadic thunderstorm include
Basswood Lake.
 
THEGrandRapids
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06/18/2024 03:49PM  
very heavy rainfall in Grand Rapids heading east. Some reports of rotational clouds
 
hobbydog
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06/18/2024 03:54PM  
That looks nasty.

 
06/18/2024 04:08PM  
Flash Flood Warning W side of BWCA-

Flash Flood Warning
MNC137-182330-
/O.NEW.KDLH.FF.W.0002.240618T2024Z-240618T2330Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Duluth MN
324 PM CDT Tue Jun 18 2024

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Central St. Louis County in northeastern Minnesota...

* Until 630 PM CDT Tuesday.

* At 324 PM CDT Tuesday, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms
producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 2 and 4
inches of rain have fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 1 to 2
inches in 1 hour. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are
possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected
to begin shortly.

HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms
producing flash flooding.

SOURCE...Radar.

IMPACT...Life threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams,
urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
Lake Vermilion, Cook, Tower, Soudan Underground Mine State Park,
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Near Trout Lake, western
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Angora, Trout Lake, Bois
Forte Band Vermillion Lake Area, Soudan, Big Rice Lake, Cummings
Lake, Shermans Corner, Big Moose Lake, Idington, Lake Agnes, Lac
la Croix and Crooked Lake.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Campers and hikers should avoid flooded trail crossings. If camping
at a site along or near the banks of rivers or streams, move away
from those locations and seek higher ground. Trails in hilly terrain
can quickly become unstable during or shortly after heavy rainfall.

&&

LAT...LON 4807 9247 4824 9203 4821 9187 4821 9186
4821 9185 4820 9182 4808 9189 4794 9206
4776 9227 4762 9277 4774 9298

FLASH FLOOD...RADAR INDICATED
FLASH FLOOD DAMAGE THREAT...CONSIDERABLE
EXPECTED RAINFALL RATE...1-2 INCHES IN 1 HOUR
 
06/18/2024 04:29PM  
Radar estimated rainfall thus far--


 
06/18/2024 04:58PM  
Some observations from the field- going to be interesting hearing stories from the BWCA.

438
NWUS53 KDLH 182147
LSRDLH

Preliminary Local Storm Report
National Weather Service Duluth MN
447 PM CDT Tue Jun 18 2024

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0445 PM Rain 2 SW Side Lake 47.64N 93.05W
06/18/2024 M3.90 Inch St. Louis MN Cocorahs

Rain totals since morning observation.
Observer reports severe flooding and that
they havent seen this amount of rain in this
period of time in their 26 years of living
at the location.

Preliminary Local Storm Report
National Weather Service Duluth MN
437 PM CDT Tue Jun 18 2024

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0420 PM Flash Flood Cook 47.85N 92.69W
06/18/2024 St. Louis MN Amateur Radio

Streets and yards in the city of Cook
underwater. Low spots of Highway 24
underwater. Up to 6 to 12 inches of water

Preliminary Local Storm Report
National Weather Service Duluth MN
436 PM CDT Tue Jun 18 2024

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0420 PM Flash Flood 3 NNE Cook 47.89N 92.66W
06/18/2024 St. Louis MN Amateur Radio

Road under water and washing out just south
of the golf course. Golf course also under
water.
across roads.

Preliminary Local Storm Report
National Weather Service Duluth MN
434 PM CDT Tue Jun 18 2024

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0418 PM Flash Flood 1 NNE Cook 47.86N 92.69W
06/18/2024 St. Louis MN Amateur Radio

Vermillion Dr and County Road 115 under
water and washing out.
 
06/18/2024 05:36PM  
Preliminary Local Storm Report
National Weather Service Duluth MN
527 PM CDT Tue Jun 18 2024

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0525 PM Flash Flood 1 SW Ely 47.90N 91.86W
06/18/2024 St. Louis MN Public

Photo from social media. East Pattison Road
completely under a foot of water.
 
06/18/2024 05:39PM  
Been watching this for the past several hours. Lets hope all our friends are safe up there.
 
06/18/2024 05:56PM  
Severe Weather Statement
National Weather Service Duluth MN
542 PM CDT Tue Jun 18 2024

MNC137-182315-
/O.CON.KDLH.TO.W.0015.000000T0000Z-240618T2315Z/
St. Louis MN-
542 PM CDT Tue Jun 18 2024

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 PM CDT FOR EAST
CENTRAL ST. LOUIS COUNTY...

At 542 PM CDT, a confirmed tornado was located near Cotton, or 29
miles north of Duluth, moving east at 25 mph.

HAZARD...Damaging tornado.

SOURCE...Law enforcement confirmed tornado.

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.

Locations impacted include...
Comstock Lake.
 
06/18/2024 06:29PM  
my hunch from this morning was correct-- all of the BWCA now in Flash Flood Warning--
this event reminds me of the 2012 Duluth Flood event, only further N.


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Duluth MN
619 PM CDT Tue Jun 18 2024

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Cook County in northeastern Minnesota...
Lake County in northeastern Minnesota...
Eastern St. Louis County in northeastern Minnesota...

* Until 1215 AM CDT Wednesday.

* At 619 PM CDT Tuesday, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms
producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1 and 3
inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 3
inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing
or expected to begin shortly.

HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.

SOURCE...Radar.

IMPACT...High flows and fast moving water are expected on North
Shore rivers and streams. Flooding of forest roads are
likely. Flash flooding of small creeks and streams,
urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well
as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
Grand Marais, Gunflint Lake, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Grand
Portage, Clear Lake, Lutsen, Tofte, Beaver Bay, Fairbanks, Wolf
Lake, George Manitou State Park, Dumbbell Lake, Sugar Loaf Cove,
Little Marais, Taconite Harbor, Temperance River State Park,
Finland, Isabella and Illgen City.

 
06/18/2024 06:34PM  
Radar estimates appear to be pretty close to what is being measured by observers. (Hail can contaminate rainfall estimated from radar)

Preliminary Local Storm Report
National Weather Service Duluth MN
614 PM CDT Tue Jun 18 2024

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0612 PM Rain Mckinley 47.52N 92.41W
06/18/2024 M4.26 Inch St. Louis MN Trained Spotter

Since 10 am Monday 5.46 inches.


Preliminary Local Storm Report
National Weather Service Duluth MN
613 PM CDT Tue Jun 18 2024

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0600 PM Flash Flood 8 WNW Tower 47.86N 92.43W
06/18/2024 St. Louis MN Public

Report via social media with video. Breezy
Point road complete washout. At least 8 feet
across.
 
06/18/2024 07:52PM  
On the Echo Trail it poured and poured. Haven't gone out to explore cause the last time I went out between showers the mosquitoes were thicker than the downpour. Even encased in Gortex and head spritzed with DEET I could not sustain the dog walk. Dog did not want it to be sustained.
 
06/18/2024 08:21PM  
Facebook: Gunflint Trail Nature and Notes
Matt Weik · ·
FYI the trail is covered in down trees at the moment

Seagull Creek area got hit hard also
 
06/18/2024 08:39PM  
Echo Trail underwater (not very deep) near Everett Lake. Gravel roads likely suffering washouts near areas of flow. Mosquitoes are epic.
 
06/18/2024 08:46PM  
I'm going into Quetico this Saturday for a week. Looks like it will be a wet one with the lake levels rising. Oh well...adventure awaits.

Terry
 
06/18/2024 08:46PM  
Oh.. feels like another blowdown
 
06/18/2024 09:11PM  
24kGold: "I'm going into Quetico this Saturday for a week. Looks like it will be a wet one with the lake levels rising. Oh well...adventure awaits.


Terry"


Bring a bug shelter.
 
06/18/2024 09:19PM  
I just received a text from a friend who's staying at the Super 8 in Eveleth. He relayed that the tornado touched down not far from there. He also said that he got soaked at checking in to the hotel. He's heading to Quetico so hopefully it'll clear by tomorrow morning.
 
scottiebaldwin
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06/19/2024 01:29AM  
Keeping an eye on the radar from over here in China. It looks like the rain has cleared the BWCA area now at 01:30 AM. I hope everyone is alright. I heard about the rescue underway for the youth that was hit by a falling tree. Any other reports of injuries?
 
06/19/2024 03:25AM  
Looks like a band of 7 to 7.5" --- no bueno for those under that. Will be interesting not only hearing stories from those that experienced this deluge , but how high the water went up in certain spots -- Curtain Falls has to be epic.

 
06/19/2024 03:46AM  
One for the record books for most--

Preliminary Local Storm Report
National Weather Service Duluth MN
330 AM CDT Wed Jun 19 2024

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0315 AM Rain 4 WNW Friesland 46.11N 92.99W
06/19/2024 M1.93 Inch Pine MN Mesonet

Mesonet station SNDM5 AUDUBON CENTER
SANDSTONE 6 W MN US.

0315 AM Rain 1 S Aurora 47.52N 92.24W
06/19/2024 M5.58 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station DW4221 Aurora.

0315 AM Rain 1 NNW Brainerd 46.36N 94.20W
06/19/2024 M1.29 Inch Crow Wing MN Mesonet

Mesonet station GW4072 BRAINERD.

0300 AM Rain 5 SE Babbitt 47.67N 91.86W
06/19/2024 M4.71 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station LCBM5 4.4 SE Babbitt.

0230 AM Rain 9 E Babbitt 47.69N 91.76W
06/19/2024 M3.72 Inch Lake MN Mesonet

Mesonet station STOM5 8.4 E Babbitt.

0215 AM Rain 2 SE Ball Club 47.30N 93.90W
06/19/2024 M3.93 Inch Cass MN Mesonet

Mesonet station WILM5 2.3 SE Ball Club.

0306 AM Rain 13 E Solon Springs 46.34N 91.54W
06/19/2024 M1.00 Inch Bayfield WI Mesonet

Mesonet station BRNW3 Barnes RAWS.

0256 AM Rain 1 S Grand Marais 47.75N 90.34W
06/19/2024 M2.82 Inch Cook MN ASOS

ASOS station KGNA Bay Of Grand Marais.

0300 AM Rain 1 SE Bayfield 46.80N 90.80W
06/19/2024 M2.33 Inch LSZ147 WI Mesonet

Mesonet station DW6252 Bayfield.

0313 AM Rain 1 W Bayfield 46.81N 90.85W
06/19/2024 M1.51 Inch Bayfield WI Mesonet

Mesonet station AS104 1 W Bayfield.

0245 AM Rain 1 NNW Beaver Bay 47.27N 91.31W
06/19/2024 M4.11 Inch Lake MN Mesonet

Mesonet station BRBM5 Beaver R nr Beaver
Bay.

0300 AM Rain 6 W Bigfork 47.75N 93.78W
06/19/2024 M1.56 Inch Itasca MN Mesonet

Mesonet station BIGM5 Big Fork R nr Bigfork.

0230 AM Rain 1 WSW Grand Falls 48.20N 93.81W
06/19/2024 M1.85 Inch Koochiching MN Mesonet

Mesonet station BIFM5 Big Fork at Big Falls.

0245 AM Rain Loman 48.51N 93.80W
06/19/2024 M2.69 Inch Koochiching MN Mesonet

Mesonet station LOMM5 Black River at Loman.

0253 AM Rain 4 NE Brainerd 46.40N 94.13W
06/19/2024 M1.23 Inch Crow Wing MN ASOS

ASOS station KBRD Brainerd Airport.

0306 AM Rain 4 NE Brainerd 46.40N 94.13W
06/19/2024 M1.20 Inch Crow Wing MN Mesonet

Mesonet station BIRM5 Brainerd RAWS.

0230 AM Rain 6 SW Federal Dam 47.17N 94.29W
06/19/2024 M1.52 Inch Cass MN Mesonet

Mesonet station LEEM5 5.9 N Brevik.

0245 AM Rain 1 S Buyck 48.12N 92.52W
06/19/2024 M3.44 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station BYCM5 1.3 S Buyck.

0301 AM Rain 1 W Cass Lake 47.38N 94.61W
06/19/2024 M3.24 Inch Cass MN Mesonet

Mesonet station CASM5 Cass Lake DNR RAWS.

0245 AM Rain 4 SE Celina 47.82N 93.02W
06/19/2024 M4.12 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station SRMM5 3.7 SE Celina.

0259 AM Rain 3 NE Schley 47.40N 94.36W
06/19/2024 M2.63 Inch Cass MN Mesonet

Mesonet station TS214 Chippewa Port No. 1.

0259 AM Rain 6 NE Tobique 47.18N 93.96W
06/19/2024 M3.98 Inch Cass MN Mesonet

Mesonet station TS215 Chippewa Port No. 3.

0315 AM Rain 5 N Hackensack 47.00N 94.51W
06/19/2024 M2.45 Inch Cass MN Mesonet

Mesonet station TR978 Chippewa Port No. 5.

0253 AM Rain 6 ESE Hibbing 47.38N 92.83W
06/19/2024 M3.41 Inch St. Louis MN ASOS

ASOS station KHIB Chisholm-Hibbing Airport.

0245 AM Rain 14 W Birchdale 48.66N 94.40W
06/19/2024 M1.13 Inch Koochiching MN Mesonet

Mesonet station EFRM5 3.0 SE Clementson.

0315 AM Rain 1 SE Burnett 46.90N 92.52W
06/19/2024 M1.84 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station CQRM5 Cloquet River nr
Burnett.

0245 AM Rain 3 N Skibo 47.53N 92.00W
06/19/2024 M5.12 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station CCRM5 Colvin Creek nr Hoyt
Lakes.

0315 AM Rain 9 E Cook 47.87N 92.50W
06/19/2024 M4.73 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station FW8365 Cook.

0215 AM Rain 1 SW Crosslake 46.67N 94.11W
06/19/2024 M2.83 Inch Crow Wing MN CO-OP Observer

CO-OP Observer station CRLM5 Cross Lake Dam.

0304 AM Rain 3 WSW Inger 47.54N 94.05W
06/19/2024 M2.50 Inch Itasca MN Mesonet

Mesonet station CUTM5 Cutfoot RAWS.

0308 AM Rain 2 NNW Duluth 46.80N 92.13W
06/19/2024 M2.22 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station AW294 DULUTH.

0318 AM Rain 1 SW Lester Park 46.83N 92.04W
06/19/2024 M2.85 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station FW2111 4 NE Duluth.

0315 AM Rain 3 NE Duluth 46.80N 92.07W
06/19/2024 M2.19 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station FW0850 Duluth 1.8 NE.

0255 AM Rain 4 NE Hermantown 46.85N 92.20W
06/19/2024 M1.51 Inch St. Louis MN ASOS

ASOS station KDLH Duluth International
Airport.

0300 AM Rain 4 ESE Babbitt 47.70N 91.87W
06/19/2024 M4.66 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station DKAM5 Dunka River nr
Babbitt.

0307 AM Rain 2 N Bigfork 47.78N 93.65W
06/19/2024 M2.93 Inch Itasca MN Mesonet

Mesonet station EFFM5 Effie RAWS.

0304 AM Rain 5 S Ely 47.83N 91.84W
06/19/2024 M3.54 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station ELOM5 Ely RAWS.

0300 AM Rain Embarrass 47.66N 92.20W
06/19/2024 M4.70 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station ERAM5 Embarrass.

0300 AM Rain 4 E Embarrass 47.67N 92.12W
06/19/2024 M4.00 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station MCRM5 3.8 E Embarrass.

0300 AM Rain 3 SW Embarrass 47.63N 92.24W
06/19/2024 M2.13 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station ERBM5 3.1 SW Embarrass.

0315 AM Rain 1 ESE Esko 46.70N 92.34W
06/19/2024 M2.24 Inch Carlton MN Mesonet

Mesonet station EW8511 Esko.

0320 AM Rain 3 ESE Zim 47.29N 92.55W
06/19/2024 M4.55 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station GW2884 Eveleth.

0315 AM Rain 4 SSE Eveleth 47.42N 92.50W
06/19/2024 M3.37 Inch St. Louis MN AWOS

AWOS station KEVM Eveleth-Virginia Airport.

0313 AM Rain 5 SW Snow Bank Lake 47.95N 91.50W
06/19/2024 M3.04 Inch Lake MN Mesonet

Mesonet station FRNM5 Fernberg RAWS.

0245 AM Rain 1 ENE Floodwood 46.93N 92.90W
06/19/2024 M2.08 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station FDWM5 0.5 E Floodwood.

0315 AM Rain 1 NNE French River 46.91N 91.89W
06/19/2024 M1.34 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station FW9787 French River.

0315 AM Rain 7 WSW Hovland 47.82N 90.11W
06/19/2024 M2.55 Inch Cook MN Mesonet

Mesonet station GW4172 GRAND MARAIS.

0317 AM Rain 4 W Grand Marais 47.75N 90.44W
06/19/2024 M3.12 Inch Cook MN Mesonet

Mesonet station FW7348 Grand Marais.

0315 AM Rain 3 ENE Sea Gull Lake 48.14N 90.87W
06/19/2024 M2.27 Inch Cook MN Mesonet

Mesonet station GW2943 Grand Marais.

0315 AM Rain 1 NNW Grand Portage 47.97N 89.69W
06/19/2024 M1.39 Inch Cook MN Mesonet

Mesonet station EW9561 Grand Portage.

0244 AM Rain 4 WSW Grand Portage 47.95N 89.78W
06/19/2024 M1.61 Inch Cook MN Mesonet

Mesonet station GPTM5 Grand Portage RAWS.

0717 PM Rain 4 WSW Blackberry 47.17N 93.47W
06/18/2024 M3.20 Inch Itasca MN Cocorahs

Cocorahs station MN-IT-82 Grand Rapids 5.0
SE.

0256 AM Rain 1 SSE Grand Rapids 47.22N 93.52W
06/19/2024 M3.77 Inch Itasca MN AWOS

AWOS station KGPZ Grand Rapids Airport.

0315 AM Rain 4 NNE Hermantown 46.86N 92.22W
06/19/2024 M2.92 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station AR992 Hermantown.

0315 AM Rain 1 E Hibbing 47.42N 92.93W
06/19/2024 M3.59 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station HBBNG 1 NE Hibbing.

0307 AM Rain 5 ESE Hibbing 47.39N 92.83W
06/19/2024 M3.41 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station HIBM5 Hibbing RAWS.

0307 AM Rain 2 S Hill City 46.96N 93.60W
06/19/2024 M2.66 Inch Aitkin MN Mesonet

Mesonet station HCYM5 Hill City RAWS.

0315 AM Rain 2 NNW Hoyt Lakes 47.54N 92.17W
06/19/2024 M3.29 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station HYLM5 2.1 NW Hoyt Lakes.

0254 AM Rain 1 S International Falls 48.57N 93.40W
06/19/2024 M1.54 Inch Koochiching MN ASOS

ASOS station KINL International Falls
Airport.

0836 PM Rain Iron Junction 47.42N 92.60W
06/18/2024 M3.59 Inch St. Louis MN Trained Spotter

Daily total.

0304 AM Rain 1 W Isabella 47.62N 91.38W
06/19/2024 M5.60 Inch Lake MN Mesonet

Mesonet station ISAM5 Isabella RAWS.

0245 AM Rain 3 NNE Jenkins 46.69N 94.30W
06/19/2024 M2.81 Inch Crow Wing MN Mesonet

Mesonet station PRJM5 3.1 NE Jenkins.

0320 AM Rain Keewatin 47.40N 93.08W
06/19/2024 M5.42 Inch Itasca MN Mesonet

Mesonet station GW4684 KEEWATIN.

0231 AM Rain 1 W Kabetogama 48.44N 93.05W
06/19/2024 M1.82 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station KNMM5 Kabetogama RAWS.

0314 AM Rain 1 N Knife River 46.97N 91.78W
06/19/2024 M2.25 Inch Lake MN Mesonet

Mesonet station KNFRV 1 N Knife River.

0100 AM Rain 2 NNW Amnicon Falls S.P 46.64N 91.92W
06/19/2024 M1.84 Inch Douglas WI Mesonet

Mesonet station EW4291 Lakeside.

0245 AM Rain 3 SSE Little Swan 47.25N 92.81W
06/19/2024 M3.00 Inch St. Louis MN Mesonet

Mesonet station SWNM5 3.4 SE Little Swan.

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0245 AM Rain 2 SSW Meadowlands 47.04N 92.74W
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0100 AM Rain 3 NE Hermantown 46.84N 92.21W
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0700 PM Rain 7 WNW Lake Shore 46.54N 94.49W
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0525 PM Rain 17 E Buyck 48.12N 92.16W
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0319 AM Rain 1 SW Saginaw 46.85N 92.47W
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1158 PM Rain 1 ENE Superior 46.73N 92.07W
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06/19/2024 03:50AM  
from social media-- between Beaver Bay and Tofte ( i know, but that's what the post said)



North Arm of Burntside Lake- apparently folks are trapped by car without canoeing /boating out.

 
06/19/2024 09:15AM  
Here’s what we know so far. For reference I own
Spirit of the Wilderness Outfitters.
Spirit of the Wilderness
19m ·
Yesterday we had lots of rain. We are evaluating the situation and learning more as we get into the day. The Echo Trail is closed from the North Arm road towards the north. The USFS has paused the permits for entry points up the Echo trail as they figure out what the roads look like.
The North Arm Road by Burntside lake has a couple wash outs. Slim Lake is not accessible.
We are waiting to hear about the Spruce Road and 377/Tomahawk Road which covers a few more BWCA entry points.
Caution should be used when driving towards Ely, MN in the next few days. The MNDOT 511 website isn’t fully updated yet. Plan for detours and extra travel time.
Currently, we have power, phones and cell phone service.
 
tumblehome
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06/19/2024 09:25AM  
I can only imagine what campers are doing this morning. No way to stay dry with 6” of rain.
We are going to hear some gruesome stories soon…
Imagine campsite, portages, rivers…
Tom
 
TuscaroraBorealis
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06/19/2024 09:55AM  
The Ely Chamber of Commerce just shared the following information on road closures due to flooding:



Highway 1 to Ilgen City: Road closed due to flooding south of the Ely Airport turnoff and just north of Finland.
Highway 1 from Hwy 53 has two points closed between Angora and Peyla.
Highway 169 is closed on both Karja Roads.
Highway 53 is closed at Idington and Sherman Corner
Highway 135 is closed east of Gilbert and also in Biwabik.
Duluth has several closures on Highways 53 and 35.
North Arm Road on the Echo Trail is closed.
 
06/19/2024 12:02PM  
Social media photos show a large section of North Arm Road near Burntside Lake near Ely entirely washed out.

The U.S. Forest Service said the storms caused damage throughout the 3-million-acre Superior National Forest. Staff from all five district ranger stations are assessing damage, specifically around BWCAW entry points, campgrounds, roads and trailheads.

"All (Superior National Forest) visitors with reservations over the next few days for BWCAW Point of Entry or campgrounds that are severally affected by storm damage will be contacted directly," the Forest Service said in a news release Wednesday.

The Baptism River near Beaver Bay rose multiple feet in just a few hours and was already above its flood stage of 14 feet as of Tuesday evening, one of several rivers throughout the Northland expected to rise quickly as the storm passed.

Wednesday is the 12th anniversary of the massive 2012 flood that devastated parts of the Duluth area with nearly 10 inches of rain.
 
06/19/2024 12:25PM  
. duluth

turn the sound on a listen to the class 5 rapids
 
06/19/2024 12:41PM  
any more news on trees down on the gunflint trail?
 
Findian
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06/19/2024 01:11PM  
Forest service road west of Isabella. Baptism River Finland. HWY, 2 is closed south of Isabella.
 
TabbyRocks
  
06/19/2024 02:03PM  
YMCA Camp Menogyn said the gunflint trail was drivable earlier today on Facebook
 
Findian
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06/19/2024 03:41PM  
TabbyRocks: "YMCA Camp Menogyn said the gunflint trail was drivable earlier today on Facebook"
Poached
 
TabbyRocks
  
06/19/2024 04:10PM  
Findian: "
TabbyRocks: "YMCA Camp Menogyn said the gunflint trail was drivable earlier today on Facebook"
Poached"

Wow-- no driving past that! Do you know where that is?
 
pastorjsackett
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06/19/2024 04:40PM  
Sounds like several entry points are now closed. I'm watching carefully, because we are taking a small group of youth in at Lake 1 on Monday.

 
06/19/2024 04:45PM  
TabbyRocks: "
Findian: "
TabbyRocks: "YMCA Camp Menogyn said the gunflint trail was drivable earlier today on Facebook"
Poached"

Wow-- no driving past that! Do you know where that is?
"


I saw it labeled as North Arm Rd (off Echo Trail, by Burnt side)
 
06/19/2024 05:07PM  
From the Superior NF facebook page.

"NOTICE-BWCAW Entry Point Closures
Due to washouts and flooding the following Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Entry Points are not accessible and have temporary closures:
Trout Lake #1 Day Use and Overnight Motor (motorized portage is not passable; paddle permits can still be issued)
Mudro Lake #23
Slim Lake #6
South Hegman Lake #77
Angleworm Lake #20
Angleworm Trail #21
Stuart River #19
From Big Lake #7
Affected permit holders are being notified and will be informed of their options. These closures are subject to change and additional closures could be added due to quickly changing conditions."

I would think there would also be some closures on the Tofte and Gunflint Ranger Districts.

Linden
 
gravelroad
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06/19/2024 05:27PM  
Findian: " Forest service road west of Isabella. Baptism River Finland. HWY, 2 is closed south of Isabella.
"







Is it possible the captions are out of order? Top one looks like Hwy. 2, and the bottom one looks like gravel and not asphalt.
 
wetcanoedog
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06/19/2024 05:34PM  
moose and little indian sioux?
 
TabbyRocks
  
06/19/2024 06:10PM  
The Ely echo has long list of closures:

https://www.facebook.com/share/p/vYn6CV2UVYk6jHWP/?mibextid=oFDknk
 
Findian
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06/19/2024 06:10PM  

Top left Kaunonen lake rd. Right HWY 1 Finland Baptism River.
Bottom left Hwy2 and stoney River area. Bottom right cty rd 7 north of Finland.






HWY 2 south of Sand Lake.
 
yogi59weedr
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06/19/2024 11:14PM  
Ya, came up hwy 2 from 2 Harbors and a camper was in the water. Would of took a pic but some a hole like riding right b hind my boat.
That a a ridiculous long detour coming into Ely from Hwy 1.. 40 minutes...
 
gravelroad
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06/20/2024 08:03AM  
yogi59weedr: "Ya, came up hwy 2 from 2 Harbors and a camper was in the water. Would of took a pic but some a hole like riding right b hind my boat.
That a a ridiculous long detour coming into Ely from Hwy 1.. 40 minutes..."


That camping trailer has been in that spot continuously for a few years.
 
06/20/2024 10:47AM  
@WhiteWolf - do you have a picture of the total rainfall totals of the area for those storms. It had to be 10+ inches of rain in locations right? That was crazy.
 
Findian
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06/20/2024 07:30PM  
Hwy 1 Near the Knotted Pine in Isabella.


Road to the Big Lake boat launch.
 
Findian
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06/20/2024 07:50PM  
gsfisher13: "@WhiteWolf - do you have a picture of the total rainfall totals of the area for those storms. It had to be 10+ inches of rain in locations right? That was crazy."
I have family on Vermilion and they got 10 inches.
 
davemcgov
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06/22/2024 09:41PM  
Sorry, double post deleted.
 
davemcgov
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06/22/2024 09:41PM  
We entered Tuesday morning at Moose Lake. We stayed on shore to wait out a quick storm at around 11AM then headed to Ensign. We found a decent campsite and got settled in just before the evening storm hit. We were on high ground so it wasn't too bad flood wise, but we had a few mini creeks run through camp. We managed to cook nice steaks for dinner and get to bed before the last huge wave ripped through. It was nuts, but I can sleep through anything, and I proved it to myself. We woke up to a windy day. We had a few beginners, so we stayed in camp instead of risking a capsize. The weather broke for the better and we finished up a great trip.
 
06/23/2024 12:32AM  
I was on Gabbro when the storm hit. Rained hard an hour in the morning, then around 2:30 it slammed us for 3 hours. We had standing puddles that were 4-5 inches deep in the campsite. Luckily, the tents were on high ground. The lake level proceeded to rise 3 feet over the next few days. We exited Saturday and the lake was still rising. Walleye fishing was great, the bite was on big time after the storm. Lots of people left on Wednesday morning, soaked and ready to go home. Quite the storm!

Tony
 
LadySlipper
  
06/23/2024 08:26AM  
GopherAdventure - or others:
I am scheduled to enter Tues 6/25 at 75 travel west thru Bald Eagle then exit 33 Little Gabbro Fri 6/28. I have been in a handful of times but this is my first trip fully leading. I am bringing my 18 year old son- first timer. It will be just the 2 of us.
Where did you exit? How did portage look? I know swell of water is coming south from Moose Lake area... the Ely Echo is reporting https://www.facebook.com/theelyecho high water at White Iron Lake.

If I could change my permit and skip some portages - should I? Any advice? I want my 'kid' to have a great first experience (vs the cushy walleye fishing he does out of the glamper-cabin at Lake of the Woods).

Thanks for any suggestions!
 
RedLakePaddler
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06/23/2024 05:25PM  
LadySlipper
With the current high water and flow rates I would be looking at doing a more lake based trip.
The South Kawawishi River is within a foot of the record. I would assume other rivers would be maxed out and would be dangerous.
Check with the Forest Service and Outfitters in the area. We turned around on the number chain with conditions like this.

Carl
 
pleflar
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06/24/2024 02:32PM  
My paddle partner and I entered at Sawbill around 8am on the 18th and headed up to the Lujenida-Zenith portage. Around 11am, maybe a bit before, we were caught in a shower as we finished the second half of the portage. We decided to set up camp on Zenith and right around 4pm the rain came again. It confined us to our tarps/hammocks and the rain continued until just before 2am on Wednesday. Luckily the Zenith site is well sloped and we were able to keep ourselves and much of our gear dry. We were glad to be hammocking even if it isn't the best site for hangs. Nonetheless, we spent Wednesday drying things out before continuing on to Wine Lake Thursday morning.

Around noon on Thursday we portaged down to Mug to check out the falls. I have never been there before but, compared to photos I have seen, the falls were roaring.


On the way out yesterday morning we saw many trees down just south of Sawbill. The road was clear and Sawbill Outfitters were busy so there wasn't too much damage in that area. As a final note, I have never experienced a ten hour thunderstorm before and being in that remote area in those conditions was humbling. We did see a single canoe on Zenith Wednesday morning and a few foot prints on our way south on Saturday but the prospect of being trapped on the far end of that portage, if wind damage was serious, was daunting.

Edit: photo added
 
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