Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August 2, 2016: 1 to 2 inch rain totals in parts of the Northland this morning; Storm and rainfall reports in this post

/Issued 1:03 PM CDT, Tuesday, August 2, 2016/

Doppler radar rainfall estimates from Tuesday morning, August 2, 2016.











Enhanced infrared satellite loop from 12:37 AM - 12:37 PM CDT, August 2, 2016.  Source, unisys.com

Cloud tops cooled to between -40 and -50 degrees Celsius early this morning as a small complex of thunderstorms moved east/southeast through northern Minnesota.

















Thunderstorms early this morning contained quite a bit of lightning across northern and northeast Minnesota into far northwest Wisconsin.

Source, http://www.lightningmaps.org/blitzortung/america/index.php?bo_showmap=usa&bo_period=0.25&lang=en
















Rainfall totals from Tuesday morning, August 2, 2016
Source:  MesoWest; National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

3 NW of Deer River, MN:  2.57"
2 ENE of Grand Rapids, MN:  2.53"
Pokegema Dam, MN:  2.30"
4 WNW of Grand Rapids, MN:  2.11"
Grand Rapids, MN:  2.03"
1 W of Grand Rapids, MN:  2.01"
3 WSW of Inger, MN:  2.00"

Togo, MN:  1.65"
3 SW of Cohasset, MN:  1.90"
4 SW of Blackberry, MN:  1.74"
Kabetogama, MN:  1.66"
Brimson, MN:  1.48"
Two Harbors, MN:  1.43"
Orr, MN:  1.26"

4 E of Island Lake, MN:  1.17"
Kettle Falls, MN:  1.12"
Duluth, MN (Airport)  1.11"
Embarrass, MN:  1.10"
Littlefork, MN:  1.06"
International Falls, MN:  1.01"
Hill City, MN:  0.96"

Northome, MN:  0.95"
Isabella, MN:  0.89"
Chisholm-Hibbing, MN (Airport)  0.88"
Cook, MN:  0.87"
Saginaw, MN:  0.86"
Eveleth-Virginia, MN:  0.80"
Effie, MN:  0.77"

Floodwood, MN:  0.70"
Grand Marais, MN:  0.67"
Phillips, WI:  0.66"
Superior, WI:  0.67"
Cloquet, MN:  0.62"
Ashland, WI:  0.61"
Silver Bay, MN:  0.59"

Cass Lake, MN:  0.57"
Barnes, WI:  0.50"
Ely, MN:  0.40"
Longville, MN:  0.38"
Hurley, WI:  0.28"
Clam Lake, WI:  0.26"
Glidden, WI:  0.22"

Grand Portage, MN:  0.14"
Walker, MN:  0.13"
Hayward, WI:  0.04"

-Local Storm Reports for August 2, 2016-
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

*3:20 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  40 mph.  5 SW of Inger, MN (Itasca County)

*3:20 AM:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  42 mph.  3 E of Lake Winnibigoshish, MN (Cass County)

*6:43 AM:  FLASH FLOOD.  Grand Rapids, MN (Itasca County)  Local fire department reporting flooding throughout the city of Grand Rapids.

Tim