Monday, July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016: 3-5"+ rain totals so far in southern portions of the Northland, flash flooding continues tonight

/Issued 8:14 PM CDT, Monday, July 11, 2016/

Here's how much rain has fallen today per radar estimates -- Sometimes hail can contaminate radar estimated rain totals but there's been reports of around 4-5" of rain so far in southern portions of the Northland.











The biggest threat tonight here locally continues to be the flash flooding that is occurring for areas generally south of Highway 2 in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.  Source, Aerisweather.com
















Source:  Weather Prediction Center -- More information about this mesoscale precipitation discussion at this link:  http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/metwatch/metwatch_mpd_multi.php?md=0454&yr=2016
















Numerous Flash Flood Warnings are in effect across southern portions of the Northland this evening.

*Flash Flood Warning* for Sawyer, Ashland, Burnett, Bayfield, Douglas and Washburn Counties in northwest Wisconsin until 10:45 PM this evening.

*Flash Flood Warning* for southwest Cass and Crow Wing Counties in east central Minnesota until 10:45 PM this evening.

*Flash Flood Warning* for Carlton, central Aitkin and northwest Pine Counties in east central Minnesota until 10:45 PM this evening.

*Flash Flood Warning* for southwest Aitkin and southern Crow Wing Counties in east central Minnesota until 10:45 PM this evening.

*Flash Flood Warning* for southeast Aitkin and Pine Counties in east central Minnesota until 11 PM this evening.

More information on these flash flood warnings can be found at this link:  http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=flash%20flood%20warning

*Flood Advisory* for south central St. Louis and eastern Carlton counties in northeast Minnesota and northwest Douglas county in northwest Wisconsin until 8:30 PM this evening.

*Flood Advisory* for Pine county in east central Minnesota until 8 PM this evening.

More information on these flood advisories can be found at this link:  http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=flood%20advisory

Power outages continue in parts of the Northland this evening:  A link to the Minnesota Power outage map -- http://outagemap.mnpower.com/external/default.html

More storm reports from July 11, 2016
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

*7:11 PM:  HEAVY RAIN.  5.25".  3 SW of Superior, WI (Douglas County)  Total rainfall since this morning.  Along with very heavy rainfall there was ponding occurring in the neighbors yard.

*6:44 PM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  2 NNE of Little Round Lake, WI (Sawyer County)  Several trees down.  The largest was 14-18 inches in diameter.

*7:04 PM:  HEAVY RAIN.  4.50".  Barnes, WI (Douglas County)  Rain fell between 12-2 PM.

*7:30 PM:  FLASH FLOOD.  Ashland, WI (Ashland County)  The sheriff office in Ashland County reported that nearly every street in Ashland is under water.

*6:26 PM:  FLASH FLOOD.  1 S of Crosby, MN (Crow Wing County) Flooding is reported in Crosby.

*5:30 PM:  FLASH FLOOD.  4 SSE of Rice Lake Wildlife (Aitkin County)  10-12 inches of water over roadway at crossing of Rice River and county road 4 in Rice River Township.

*5:30 PM:  FLASH FLOOD.  2 SE of Aitkin, MN (Aitkin County)  10-12 inches of water over roadway at intersection of 344th street and county road 12 in Nordland Township.  A car was reported being pushed by the water on the roadway.

*5:30 PM:  FLASH FLOOD.  SW Kimberly, MN (Aitkin County)  10-12 inches of water at the intersection of county road 5 and Rice River Crossing.  Water flowing over the roadway.

3:17 PM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Sandstone, MN (Pine County)  Trees downed in Sandstone which brought power lines down.

7:15 PM:  FLASH FLOOD.  3 E of East Gull Lake, MN (Crow Wing County)  Roadway covered with water at the intersection of 371 and Birchdale.

7:15 PM:  FLASH FLOOD.  Baxter, MN (Crow Wing County)  1 foot of water on roadways in the Industrial Park area in Baxter.  Also have reports of water covering the roadway on Highway 371 in Baxter.

Rainfall totals through 7 PM, July 11, 2016
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota; Mesowest

Aitkin, MN:  4.95"
Brainerd, MN:  4.56"
5 SE of Breezy Point, MN:  4.49"
1 SSW of Pleasant Valley, MN:  4.28"
2 SW of Moose Lake, MN:  4.25"
1 WSW of Willow River, MN:  4.16"
Aitkin, MN:  3.27"
Ashland, WI:  2.58"
Superior, WI:  2.48"
Duluth, MN (Airport)  1.56"
Cloquet, MN:  1.55"
Two Harbors, MN:  1.17"

Brief weather summary at 7:51 PM:

Low pressure was over the northern Plains with a warm front close to central Minnesota -- An incredible amount of moisture continues to push north over this warm front this evening with PWATS of 2.00-2.20" across parts of the Northland per meso-analysis data.  Showers and thunderstorms with torrential rainfall and frequent lightning continue to develop and affect much of north central, east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin this evening and expect this to continue for the rest of the evening.

A risk for severe thunderstorms continues as well mainly over east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin through late this evening.  Large hail and damaging wind gusts are the biggest threats if storms become severe.

Tim