Monthly Archives: August 2010

Deluge for most, drought for some

Most – but not all – of the region has seen above-average rainfall this summer. The National Weather Service in Duluth has a recap of summer precipitation on their website. You’ll see that the Duluth airport is more than 6 … Continue reading

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Flash flooding in Park Falls

The rain has ended for the most part, but Park Falls saw about three inches of rain in three hours this evening, causing flash flooding that forced the closure of Highway 13. Here’s a bulletin from the National Weather Service: … Continue reading

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Strong storms move through overnight (again!)

Yet again, a strong line of thunderstorms woke many Northland residents as it rumbled its way across the Northland during the early morning hours. The storms spurred severe thunderstorm warnings for much of the region, including the Twin Ports from … Continue reading

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Flood watch for Friday

As I mentioned yesterday, the Weather Service has been keeping an eye on the potential for heavy rain across the region on Friday. That potential still exists – and now the Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much … Continue reading

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High water in Douglas County

The storms that affected much of the region Wednesday camped out, in particular, over Douglas County, causing creeks and rivers to rise and close some roads. The National Weather Service at first issued a flash flood warning for the county, … Continue reading

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Storms today, more rain Thursday night into Friday

You may have heard the storms rumbling across the area early this morning – the thunder woke me up, though it wasn’t as loud as the massive crash much of Duluth heard last week. The National Weather Service reports will … Continue reading

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Duluth’s 70-degree streak is over

For fans of summer, it was nice while it lasted. The National Weather Service reports that Duluth’s record-tying streak of days with high temperatures of at least 70 degrees ended Sunday. On Saturday, Duluth tied a 133-year-old record with its … Continue reading

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Share your weather photos

If you have any storm photos, or other weather pictures from the Northland, and would be willing to share, please send them to akrueger@duluthnews.com. I’ll feature them on this blog.

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Severe threat ends; storm reports

There were severe storms in the Northland on Friday evening, but they stayed well to the south of the Twin Ports. Fortunately for the crowds at the Bayfront Blues Festival, the steady rain cleared out of Duluth by mid-evening. There … Continue reading

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Weather Service: ‘Destructive’ storms nearing Northland

Here’s a bulletin from the National Weather Service in Duluth, sent out at 3:15 p.m.: …DESTRUCTIVE LINE OF STORMS APPROACHING FROM CENTRAL MINNESOTA… AT 313 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED DESTRUCTIVE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM … Continue reading

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