Thursday, July 21, 2016

July 21st, 2016: Severe t'storms rip through the Northland early this morning with reports of 50-70 mph winds, downed trees and widespread power outages

/Issued 4:01 AM CDT, Thursday, July 21, 2016/

Enhanced Infrared satellite loop ending at 3:30 AM today, July 21, 2016.  Source, unisysweather.com

















Note:  These are just preliminary storm reports.  I'll have another update later this morning or this afternoon.

*Around 3:30 AM, July 21st, more than 3000 Minnesota Power customers were without power in and close to Duluth.

*Around 8100 customers without power in the Brainerd Lakes area as of 3 AM, July 21st.

A link to the Minnesota Power outage map:  http://outagemap.mnpower.com/external/default.html

*Local storm reports for July 21, 2016*
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

*12:51 AM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Big Falls, MN (Koochiching County)  Few trees down on County Road 31 in Big Falls and on Highway 6.

*1:55 AM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  68 mph.  5 SW of Inger, MN (Itasca County)

*1:55 AM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  72 mph.  3 E of Lake Winnibigoshish, MN (Cass County)

*2:01 AM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  61 mph.  1 W of town of Cass Lake, MN (Cass County)

*1:35 AM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Pine River, MN (Cass County)  18 to 24 inch diameter tree downed.

*1:45 AM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  7 E of Pine River, MN (Crow Wing County)  Numerous large trees down along Highway 1.

*2:03 AM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  55 mph.  5 SSE of Breezy Point, MN (Crow Wing County)

*1:45 AM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Pequot Lakes, MN (Crow Wing County)  Multiple trees reported down.

*1:48 AM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Nisswa, MN (Crow Wing County)  Multiple trees reported down.

*2:38 AM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  52 mph.  4 NNE of Bear Head Lake St (St. Louis County)

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

*2:24 AM CDT:  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.

*3:41 AM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  57 mph.  Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)

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

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

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

Tim