Saturday, July 23, 2016

July 23, 2016: Flash Flood Watch cancelled for northwest Wisconsin and Twin Ports but remains in effect for Grand Rapids, Walker and Brainerd Lakes area. Power outage updates in this post.

/Issued 8:23 PM CDT, Saturday, July 23, 2016/

Radar image from 8:15 PM this evening.











The various computer models have had trouble trying to figure out how things would play out across Minnesota and Wisconsin today and tonight so who knows if this HRRR model run from 00z will be right or not.  This image is valid for after midnight tonight.  Source, http://weather.cod.edu/forecast/















NWS hazards map -- Flash Flood Watch for the counties shaded in dark green.  More information at this link http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=flash%20flood%20watch















Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.



















Sunday's high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.



















Power outage updates as of Saturday evening, July 23, 2016
Source:  Twitter; @mnpower

*Service to Woodland has sustained way more damage than originally thought. Restoration there may not occur until early next week.

*Most residents in Hermantown and UMD area restored.

*Call us back at 800.307.6937 to report an outage IF your neighborhood has power but your home doesn't.

*All crews working on repairing services and primary line work. 3K cust. restored Fri; 24,600 remain out.

Rainfall reports for July 23, 2016
Source:  MesoWest

Siren, WI:  0.38"
Aitkin, MN:  0.22"
Brainerd, MN:  0.16"
Hayward, WI:  0.15"
Minong, WI:  0.11"

Weather Tidbits for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

*2 days at or above 90 so far this year; May 6th and July 22nd.

*Warmest day so far in 2016, 92 degrees on May 6th.

*7 days so far this month at or above 80 degrees (Average for July is 11 days)

*4.32" of rain this month (thru the 22nd) +1.36" above average.

*8.78" of rain since June 1st; +1.59" above average.

*18.89" of precipitation since January 1st; +2.78" above average.

Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date:  July 23, 2016

One batch of rain affected far southern portions of the Northland this afternoon but this area of rain fell apart quickly by late this afternoon.  Scattered showers were moving through far eastern portions of northwest Wisconsin early this evening otherwise things remained on the quiet side.  Highs today were in the 70s to lower 80s with dew points generally in the 60s.  Winds were out of the south or east at 10 to 20 mph.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Confidence:  Low to Medium.

Rest of tonight (July 23)

The large area of rain in central Minnesota earlier this afternoon has messed things up a bit.  The setup for tonight hasn't changed but the timing of things has slowed down -- Will have an area of low pressure to our northwest; A warm front over central Minnesota will lift slowly north/east through the night while a cold front pushes east into the Upper Midwest.

The atmosphere has recovered and is quite unstable early this evening over western sections of Minnesota where CAPE ranged from 1500 to around 5000 j/kg with the axis of greatest instability extending from southeast North Dakota through the southwest half of Minnesota.  This corridor of greater instability should push east/northeast into parts of the Northland through the night as the warm front and cold front approach the area.  

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are still expected to develop and affect parts of the Northland tonight, and there still is a risk for a few strong to severe thunderstorms mainly in western-southern portions of the area.  Locally heavy rain is also possible as deep moisture is already present with PWATS of 1.50-2.00".  The threat for flooding has diminished though as I don't think will be dealing with any training of storms tonight but there could still be some isolated pockets of localized flooding.

Low temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s with south or east winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday (July 24)

Confidence:  High.

Low pressure along with a warm front and cold front will exit to the north/east.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies tomorrow and partly cloudy skies tomorrow night.  Shouldn't be any rain on Sunday.  Highs will be in the 70s and 80s with lows in the 50s and 60s.  Winds will be out of the west or northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

Normal temperatures for Sunday

High:  77
Low:   56

Sunrise Sunday:  5:40 AM CDT
Sunset Sunday:   8:50 PM CDT

Tim





July 23, 2016: Occasional showers/t'storms through tonight; Heavy rain possible along with a few strong to severe t'storms

/Issued 12:28 PM CDT, Saturday, July 23, 2016/

Radar update from 12:20 PM CDT July 23, 2016:  If this area of rain and storms holds together it could move into Duluth and Superior around 2-3 PM today.











Updated severe weather outlook for this afternoon and evening.  Source, Storm Prediction Center.














NWS hazards map.  Flash flood watch continues through early Sunday morning for the counties shaded in green.  More information at this link http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=flash%20flood%20watch
















Source, Weather Prediction Center.



























































*Risk for strong to severe thunderstorms and heavy rain into tonight*

At Noon today there were two areas of thunderstorms -- The first area was lifting north/east across southern, central and eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin -- The second area was over eastern North Dakota with movement mostly toward the east.

The setup for today will feature an area of low pressure lifting through the northern Plains.  A warm front stretching from northern South Dakota to southern Minnesota late this morning will lift slowly toward the north/east through tonight while a cold front over the western Dakotas moves east, reaching the Northland late tonight.

How things play out this afternoon and tonight is uncertain.  There probably won't be much additional heating in most of the Northland this afternoon thanks to a large canopy of clouds associated with the complex of storms in central Minnesota.  This means that temperatures will top out in the 70s and 80s since that's where were at early this afternoon.  The amount of instability will also be held down today with CAPE values generally around 1000 j/kg or less across the Northland.

The chance for a few strong to severe thunderstorms continues into this evening but I think those chances have diminished at least a little bit based on how things look early this afternoon, with that said don't let your guard down as there is still a possibility for a few severe storms into this evening.  Damaging winds and possibly some hail would be the main hazards, I think the chances for a tornado which were low to begin with are even lower now from the Brainerd Lakes, Pine City area east to the Hayward Lakes.

The potential for heavy rainfall continues though with deep moisture lifting north out of southern Minnesota where PWATS ranged from 1.70-2.30" late this morning with dew points in the mid 60s to low 70s.  This moisture will be lifting up and over a warm frontal boundary so the potential for heavy rain does exist -- In fact the heavy rain threat is probably a bigger concern compared to the potential for severe thunderstorms in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

Tim




Friday, July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016: Flash Flood Watch in effect in parts of the Northland including Duluth and Superior for Saturday afternoon/night; Risk for strong to severe t'storms Saturday PM. Latest updates from Minnesota Power in this post

/Issued 4:09 PM CDT, Friday, July 22, 2016/

Saturday, July 23 severe weather outlook.  Source, WSI; Storm Prediction Center.

















NWS hazards map.

Dark green=Flash flood watch from Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning, more information at this link http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=flash%20flood%20watch

Light green area is a Flash flood warning which remains in effect for the Missisippi River at Aitkin and near Fort Ripley.  More information at this link http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=flood%20warning
















Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.




















Saturday's high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.




















Minnesota Power storm/power updates for July 22, 2016
Source:  Twitter

-Media update from 3 PM, July 22, 2016:  http://www.mnpower.com/Content/Documents/Company/PressReleases/2016/20160722_NewsRelease.pdf

-Buzz Ryan Triathlon @ Island Lake/Duluth canceled 7/24 due to public safety concerns after storm; updates coming to

-If you have a broken mast on your home, you'll need to call an electrician to repair before we can restore power.

-Crews restored power to 1000s; 27K remain out (down from 46K) from Duluth to Brainerd.

-Crews in K'wood/UMD(1); Rice Lk Twp(2); Lkside(3), Meadowland(1) Pike Lk(1); Lakewood(1), Woodland(2) ETR 8 PM, July 24

-After completing power restoration in Crosby/Deerwood part of our svc territory, a linecrew from Western Div. has arrived at Island Lake.

Stories from the Duluth News Tribune
Date: July 22, 2016

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4079248-rice-lake-offering-free-roadside-storm-debris-pickup

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4078961-damage-reports-around-northland

Additional storm reports from July 21, 2016
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

*1:20 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  7 SSW of Walker, MN (Cass County)  Numerous trees were down near Big Bass Lake...Including at least 130 trees on Big Bass Lake Drive.

*3:03 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  4 NNW of Snow Bank Lake, MN (Lake County)  Severe thunderstorm winds knocked down numerous trees near the Prairie Portage area of Basswood Lake right on the border with Canada.  Trees fell down near the campsite of 9 campers...Part of a group affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America.  One woman, age 39...And one boy, age 13 were killed when trees fell on them.  Two others were injured with non-life-threatening injuries.

*4:14 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  7 WNW of Barksdale, WI (Bayfield County)  Numerous trees down at the Birch Grove Campground...Trapping campers.  Four campers sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

A very warm day across the Northland under sunny to partly cloudy skies.  Highs were in the middle 80s to lower 90s with late afternoon dew points in the 50s to lower 60s.  Winds today were out of the west or northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Confidence:  Medium.

Tonight (July 22)

Quiet weather continues tonight under partly to mostly cloudy skies.  Lows will be in the 60s with 50s possible in the typical cold spots around the Northland.  West or northwest winds this evening will gradually turn to the north/east later in the night.

Saturday (July 23)

***Potential for strong to severe thunderstorms***

The setup for Saturday is one that has been repeated quite a bit this summer.  Low pressure will track northeast across the northern Plains and is forecast to move into Manitoba Province Saturday night.  A warm front connected to this low is expected to lift slowly north/east into central Minnesota and western Wisconsin by Saturday evening while a cold front moves east into the Northland by late Saturday night.

Ahead of this system expect highs in the 80s, possibly up around 90 degrees with 70s around Lake Superior.  Dew points are forecast to climb into the 60s to around 70 degrees with PWATS of around 1.50 to 2.00".  Lows Saturday night will be in the 60s

As is always the case the amount of instability that can build up will depend on how much sun/heating can occur.  At this time it looks like there will be around 1000-2000 j/kg CAPE  in most of the Northland with higher CAPE possibly over 3000 j/kg over southern Minnesota.

Deep layer shear is forecast to be in the 30-40 knot range.  Low level jet, mid level winds and upper level winds all look favorable for strong to severe thunderstorm development in parts of the Northland.

I think Saturday morning will be dry in our area, but scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible anytime from Saturday afternoon through Saturday night.

With the deep moisture returning, the potential for heavy rain does exist -- And flash flooding could develop in areas that get a few rounds of storms.

Threats from severe thunderstorms on Saturday will include large hail of 1.00 inch or greater in diameter and damaging wind gusts of 60 mph or stronger.  There is also a slight chance for a tornado mainly around the Brainerd Lakes, Pine City and Hayward Lakes area.

Cloud to ground lightning will also occur in and near any thunderstorm on Saturday.

Note:  Will dry out on Sunday as low pressure exits to the north/east.  Highs are expected to be in the 70s and 80s with westerly breezes.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

Event:  *FLASH FLOOD WATCH*
Timing:  Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning

Tonight - Partly cloudy.  Low 62 to 67.  Wind west to northwest at 10 to 20 mph this evening becoming east after midnight.

Saturday - Increasing cloudiness.  Showers and thunderstorms possible mainly during the afternoon.  High 76 to 81, cooler near Lake Superior.  Wind east to southeast at 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for Saturday

High:  77
Low:  56

Sunrise Saturday:  5:39 AM CDT
Sunset Saturday:   8:51 PM CDT

Tim











Thursday, July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016: Latest storm reports as of 7 PM; Another warm day ahead on Friday with highs in the 80s to lower 90s

/Issued 7:54 PM CDT, Thursday, July 21, 2016/

I just want to say thank you to the people who check out my blog for weather information.  Thank you to the ones who retweet my weather updates on Twitter or shares them on Facebook, I know I don't say that enough, but I really do appreciate it.  Close to 1,000 page views on Thursday, and during the last month over 7,300.

Radar images from the severe thunderstorms early this morning.
Source, http://vortex.plymouth.edu/






























































































Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.




















Friday's high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.




















Additional storm reports from July 21, 2016
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

*4:45 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  6 SE of Hayward, WI (Sawyer County)  Trees snapped/uprooted.  Tree blown down onto garage.

*5:05 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Iron Belt, WI (Iron County)  Many trees/power lines down in Iron Belt.

*5:40 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  6 E of Phillips, WI (Price County)  Two 50 feet pine trees knocked down over County road D.

*2:16 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  1 ENE of Hill City, MN (Aitkin County)  Numerous trees snapped near Hill City.

*2:16 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  4 W of Aitkin, MN (Aitkin County)  Trees down and structural damage.  A previously secured deck was thrown to the other side of a home.  There was some damage to the home.

*1:45 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Longville, MN (Cass County)  Trees and power lines down in Longville.

*1:25 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Backus, MN (Cass County)  Numerous trees down in Backus.

*2:25 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  11 E of Marcell, MN (Itasca County)  Trees down near Antler Lake.

*1:50 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Fifty Lakes, MN (Crow Wing County)  Several large oak trees down.

*4:20 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Larsmont, MN (Lake County)  Tree fell on cabin.

*4:05 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  1 SE of Iron River, WI (Bayfield County)  Numerous trees down.

*1:52 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  1 NNE of Outing, MN (Cass County)  Many trees down near Lake Washburn.

Rainfall report for July 21, 2016
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Cook, MN:  0.93"
Hayward, WI:  0.91"
Floodwood, MN:  0.88"
Duluth, MN (NWS)  0.87"
4 E of Island Lake, MN:  0.86"

25 E of Ely, MN:  0.86"
Kabetogama, MN:  0.85"
Duluth, MN (Airport)  0.74"
12 N of Grand Rapids, MN:  0.72"
3 E of Wright, MN:  0.63"

Togo, MN:  0.62"
3 E of Orr, MN:  0.59"
Hurley, WI:  0.57"
4 W of Clam Lake, WI:  0.54"
1 WSW of Saxon, WI:  0.50"

Park Falls, WI:  0.33"
4 S of Bruno, MN:  0.30"
Hibbing, MN:  0.28"
Ashland, WI:  0.28"
Brainerd, MN:  0.24"
International Falls, MN:  0.10"
Grand Marais, MN:  0.09"

Latest storm info as of 7 PM, July 21, 2016
Source:  Twitter

@mnpower

40 lineworkers in City of Duluth now; 90+ Fri. from as far as Missouri. Working close w/county, city officls to safely coord. restoration

Areas outside Duluth restored within 24 hours; damage more severe in Lakeside/Duluth and restoration to certain n'hoods in could be 3-4 days

Worst storm to MP’s Duluth system in 15 yrs. Est. 100 power poles and many more power lines down. 44K still no power.

Crews restored 1127 customers in Swanville.

Crews have restored power to 1,600 in Cloquet (SE) and 570 in Crosby.

Duluth News Tribune story: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4078828-lightning-strikes-board-trade-building-minnesota-ballet-costumes-under-rubble

KBJR stories:  http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/Storm-damages-Superior-National-Forest-387831771.html

http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/Duluth-hotel-damaged-in-overnight-storms-387835992.html

http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/Power-outage-forces-KBJR--KDLH-off-the-air-387862172.html

Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date:  July 21, 2016

Another very warm day with highs topping out in the 80s to lower 90s.  Dew points late this afternoon ranged from the 60s in northwest Wisconsin and east central Minnesota to the 50s to around 60 degrees across northern Minnesota.  Winds today were out of the west at 10 to 20 mph.

Of course the major weather story today was the damaging line of severe thunderstorms that pushed east/southeast through much of the Northland early this morning.  Thankfully the low pressure system, warm front and cold front responsible for this wild weather has pushed off to the south and east so a repeat of what happened last night won't occur in our area tonight.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Confidence:  High.

Tonight (July 21)

Clear to partly cloudy skies with lows in the 60s to around 70 degrees.  Winds will be out of the west or northwest at 10 to 15 mph.

Friday (July 22)

Quiet weather under partly cloudy skies.  Highs will be in the 80s to lower 90s with lows in the 60s to lower 70s.  Shouldn't be too humid on Friday with dew points in the 50s to lower 60s.  Winds will be out of the west, northwest or southwest at 10 to 20 mph tomorrow, gradually turning out of the east tomorrow night.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

Tonight - Mostly clear.  Low 65 to 70.  Wind west at 10 to 15 mph.

Friday - Mostly sunny.  Warm.  High 85 to 90.  Wind west at 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for Friday

High:  77
Low:  56

Sunrise Friday:  5:38 AM CDT
Sunset Friday:   8:52 PM CDT

Tim





July 21, 2016: Severe thunderstorms plow through the Northland earlier this morning; Widespread damage and power outages; Fatalities and injuries reported in the Boundary Waters; Update from Minnesota Power

/Issued 11:46 AM CDT, Thursday, July 21, 2016/

Source, Storm Prediction Center.















*Update from Minnesota Power as of 11 AM, July 21, 2016*

"About 36,000 customers are estimated to be without power, including customers in Duluth, Cloquet and the Brainerd Lakes area".

"Among the hardest hit areas is the city of Duluth where an estimated one-third of the city's 65,000 customers are without power".

"An estimated 100 power poles were broken by trees brought down by the storm and will need to be replaced.  The affected area is a 10-mile swath from Island Lake to Lake Superior in the eastern part of Duluth".

Additional information can be found at this link  http://www.mnpower.com/Content/Documents/Company/PressReleases/2016/20160721_NewsRelease.pdf

Tweet from Minnesota Power from around 11:15 AM July 21, 2016:

Our call center is being flooded with outage calls and is doing their best to handle them. Only call MP w/emergencies or outages next 24 hrs

Stories from the Duluth News Tribune:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4078433-boundary-waters-hit-hard-storm-fatalities-and-injuries-reported

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4078326-duluth-cleaning-after-powerful-storm-downs-trees-powerlines

Local Storm Reports for July 21, 2016 -- Updated at 11 AM CDT
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

*1:37 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  3 NE of Winton, MN (Lake County)  Over 70 trees blown over on and near Browns Lake.

*1:57 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Cook, MN (St. Louis County)  Trees down in the Cook area.

*2:18 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Aitkin, MN (Aitkin County)  Numerous trees down in the Aitkin area.

*2:55 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  4 SSW of Snow Bank Lake, MN (Lake County)  At least one large tree down at Kawishiwi Lodge on Lake One.

*3:31 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  1 WSW of Superior, WI (Douglas County)  Susquehanna ave near 17th street blocked by fallen tree branches.

*3:26 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  3 N of Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)  Heavy damage to the roof structure over the gas pumps at the Holiday gas station near the Intersection of Arrowhead and Rice Lake Roads in Duluth.

*3:28 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  3 NW of Rice Lake TWP (St. Louis County)  Several trees down on roads.

*2:38 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Ely, MN (St. Louis County)  Multiple trees and power lines down in and around Ely.  A roof was blown off of an enclosed softball shed at the school.

*1:48 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Cross Lake, MN (Crow Wing County)  A person from Cross Lake reported on the radio 15 trees are down in their yard.

*3:59 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Oulu, WI (Bayfield County)  5 foot diameter tree toppled.  Other trees 5 to 12 inches in diameter snapped.

*3:56 AM:  MARINE THUNDERSTORM WIND.  54 mph.  7 SE of Two Harbors, MN.

*4:01 AM:  MARINE THUNDERSTORM WIND.  72 mph.  8 S of Castle Danger, MN.

*5:15 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  53 mph.  7 NNW of Mercer, WI (Iron County)

*3:25 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  2 NW of Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)  Multiple power lines down along Anderson Road near the Coffee Creek neighborhood between Central Entrance and Highway 53 in Duluth.

*3:23 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  2 N of Hermantown, MN (St. Louis County)  Power line down at the corner of Highway 53 and Ugstad Road.  Numerous trees and large branches down near this location.

*5:02 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  59 mph.  5 NW of Ino, MN (Bayfield County)

*3:20 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Cloquet, MN (Carlton County)  Numerous trees down across Cloquet.

*2:18 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Tower, MN (St. Louis County)  Numerous trees down in Tower.  Vehicle damaged by fallen tree.  Power out.

*2:03 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  60 mph.  Brainerd, MN (Crow Wing County)

*2:08 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  52 mph.  4 SSW of Orr, MN (St. Louis County)

*2:20 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  4 NNW of Hill City, MN (Itasca County)  Numerous trees down including a 12 inch spruce uprooted.

*2:24 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Grand Rapids, MN (Itasca County)  Large tree branches up to 10 inches in diameter downed in the northeast side of Grand Rapids.

*2:54 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  3 NE of Floodwood, MN (St. Louis County)  Many trees down including some uprooted.

*3:04 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  53 mph.  5 S of Ely, MN (St. Louis County)

*3:05 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  NW Prosit, MN (St. Louis County)  Larger than 10 inch diameter popple tree downed with power lines wrapped in it along the west side of Aerie Lake.  Many 8 to 10 inch diameter popple trees downed along Highway 47.

*3:07 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  65 mph.  2 S of Hill City, MN (Aitkin County)

*3:10 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  1 S of Canyon, MN (St. Louis County)  Lots of trees down along Highway 53 south of Canyon.

*3:13 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  62 mph.  5 SW of Snow Bank Lake, MN (Lake County)

*3:20 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  2 ENE of Twig, MN (St. Louis County)  10 inch birch down on northwest side of Caribou Lake on Birch Point road.  Numerous other trees down.  24 to 30 inch diameter spruce tree snapped 15 feet above the grove.  Pontoon boat flipped on Caribou Lake.

*3:25 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Duluth Heights, MN (St. Louis County)  2 large birch trees snapped off.  Power is out.

*3:30 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  61 mph.  5 NE of Jay Cooke State Park, MN (St. Louis County)  Occurred at I-35 Thompson Hill.

*3:32 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Lakeside-Lester Park, MN (St. Louis County)  Numerous trees down in Lakeside on London Road.

*3:32 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  69 mph.  5 NW of Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)

*3:35 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  SE Lester Park Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)  90 foot tall tree across 52nd ave east.

*3:36 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  63 mph.  1 ESE of Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)

*3:39 AM:  MARINE THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  4 SE of Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)

*3:50 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Mouth of Brule, WI (Douglas County)  Multiple large popil and spruce trees down.

*3:53 AM:  MARINE THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  59 mph.  Park Point, MN (St. Louis County)  Occurred at Sky Harbor Airport.

*4:28 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  2 NNW of Washburn, WI (Bayfield County)  8 to 9 inch trees down.  No power.  Other trees damaged nearby.

*4:30 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Ashland, WI (Ashland County)  Numerous trees down in the city of Ashland.  Tree diameters range from 8 to 10 inches.  Some branches thrown 100 feet away.

*4:56 AM:  MARINE THUNDERSTORM WIND.  30 mph.  Grand Marais, MN (Cook County)

*2:16 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  6 SSW of Aitkin, MN (Aitkin County)  Numerous trees down and damaged near Little Pine Lakes and Hickory Lake.

*2:35 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  4 SSE of Libby, MN (Aitkin County)  Multiple trees and power lines are down near Big Sandy Lake Reservoir and Lake Minnewawa.

Note:  I'll have another update later today.

Tim