Flooding Rains in Northeast Minnesota
June 19-20, 2012

rainfall map

The most damaging flood in Duluth's history began when heavy rains fell over already saturated ground, making the situation worse. The main event occurred from around noon on the 19th through about noon on the 20th. At the Duluth National Weather Service the rainfall total on June 19 was 4.14 inches, with the two day total of 7.24 inches. The record one day total rainfall for Duluth is 5.20 inches on July 21, 1909. The highest precipitation total found so far for the multi-day event is 10.10 inches from a NWS employee just northeast of Duluth. Two Harbors saw 9.93 inches of rain.

The focal point for the heavy rain was north of a slow moving warm front draped across central Minnesota. Waves of thunderstorms developed and affected areas from Brainerd to Duluth, with southern St. Louis County and Calrton County hit especially hard. Substantial flooding was reported in many areas around Duluth, including the Lake Superior Zoo. I-35 was closed for a time in Duluth. Highway 61 was still closed through June 21 between Duluth and Two Harbors. Road closures were commonplace in Itasca, Aitkin, Carlton, southern Lake, and southern St. Louis Counties.

The St. Louis River at Scanlon rose 11 feet and hit a record crest of 16.62 ft, breaking the old record of 15.8 feet that was set on May 9, 1950. Some evacuation of homes was necessary.

This storm eclipsed a heavy rain event in August 1972 that caused serious damage in the Duluth area.

National Weather Service

Flood Synopsis from National Weather Service - Duluth

U.S. Geological Survey

Floods of June 2012 in Northeastern Minnesota (USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5283)
USGS Slide Show
USGS Video

Minnesota Department of Public Safety

State Emergency Operations Center Situation Reports

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

DNR Flood Information

Data resources

Data points used for ground-based analysis of rainfall totals (UTM coordinates, NAD83 Zone 15)
Radar-based precipitation estimates data archive
ESRI ArcView ASCII file of gridded data used for blended map of rainfall totals (UTM coordinates, NAD83 Zone 15, 10 kilometer spacing)
Rainfall Frequency Atlas of the Midwest (Midwestern Regional Climate Center) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.

Estimated recurrence interval for June 19-20 rainfall

Estimated recurrence interval for June 19-20, 2012 rainfall

Notes from National Weather Service Hydrometeorological Design Studies Center

• In developing this map, we looked at a range of rainfall durations. The 24 hour duration produced the lowest probability cases. Longer and shorter durations showed rainfall accumulations that were more common (lower annual exceedance probabilities).
• The worst case 24 hour period is not necessarily the same at each observing gauge. As a result, this map does not represent isohyets at any particular point in time. It may look different from isohyetal maps.
• The map is based on preliminary, non-published, precip frequency estimates for the NOAA Atlas 14 volume being developed for this area. We have reasonable confidence in the estimates up to 1/500 AEP but not yet at 1/1000 so we didn't show values above 1/500. Although there were certainly observations that exceeded the likely 1/1000 threshold at 24 hours duration.
• These are point estimates of precip frequency for certain 24 hour durations during the event. They are not areal average estimates. And they do not apply to the "storm" as an entity.

Flash Flood/Flood Statements from National Weather Service Forecast Office - Duluth

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
109 PM CDT WED JUN 20 2012

...FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHWESTERN DOUGLAS...SOUTHERN ST. 
LOUIS...SOUTHEASTERN ITASCA...EASTERN AITKIN...NORTHWESTERN COOK...
NORTHERN LAKE...NORTH CENTRAL PINE AND CARLTON COUNTIES UNTIL NOON 
CDT FRIDAY...

AT 108 PM CDT...LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED MANY 
AREAS AFFECTED BY FLOODING ACROSS THE WARNED REGION DUE TO RECENT EXCESSIVE 
RAINS...WHICH TOTALED BETWEEN 3 TO 8 INCHES OVER THE PAST 24 TO 36 HOURS. 
INTENSE RUNOFF IS CAUSING RAPID RISES WHICH ARE ROUTING DOWNSTREAM...
IMPACTING MANY COMMUNITIES AND ROADS. THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME REPORTS 
FROM ACROSS THE REGION. THE FLOODWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTED RAPID 
RISES ON THE FLOODWOOD AND SAINT LOUIS RIVERS WITH A FEW HOMES FLOODED. 
UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 2 WAS CLOSED BETWEEN COUNTY ROADS 835 AND 847...
WHICH IS BETWEEN FLOODWOOD AND BROOKSTON. MINNESOTA HIGHWAY 73 WAS 
CLOSED BETWEEN COUNTY ROADS 835 AND 147...WHICH IS BETWEEN FLOODWOOD 
AND CROMWELL. CARLTON COUNTY REPORTED THAT THERE WERE SO MANY ROADS 
AFFECTED BY FLOODING ACROSS THE COUNTY...THAT THEY WERE RUNNING OUT 
OF ENOUGH SIGNS AND BARRICADES FOR CLOSED ROADS. CARLTON COUNTY WAS 
WAITING FOR MORE SIGNS AND BARRICADES TO BE SHIPPED UP FROM THE TWIN 
CITIES. IN AITKIN COUNTY...COUNTY HIGHWAY 65 FROM MCGREGOR TO COUNTY 
HIGHWAY 4 WAS CLOSED...AND THE COUNTY REPORTED THAT THERE MULTIPLE 
ROADS WASHED OUT OR INUNDATED WITH WATER ACROSS THE COUNTY.

WHILE ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE TODAY...IT SHOULD NOT 
MAKE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO CURRENT FLOODING.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...ELY...
HIBBING...SUPERIOR...ALBORN...ARTHYDE...AURORA...AUTOMBA...BABBITT...
BALL BLUFF...BALSAM...BARNUM...BASSWOOD LAKE...BIWABIK...
BLACKBERRY...BOVEY...BRIMSON...BROOKSTON...BUHL...BURNETT...
CALUMET...CANYON...CARLTON...CHERRY...COLERAINE...COTTON...
CROMWELL...CULVER...DADS CORNER...DENHAM AND ELMER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

REPORT FLOODING TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SO THAT THEY
MAY TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO CLOSE FLOODED ROADWAYS. THEY WILL
RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH MN.

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1044 AM CDT WED JUN 20 2012

...A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY CONTINUES FOR DULUTH AND THE NORTH SHORE OF LAKE 
SUPERIOR THROUGH AT LEAST EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...

THE MAYOR OF DULUTH HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THE CITY OF DULUTH.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHEASTERN ST. LOUIS...COOK AND 
SOUTHERN LAKE COUNTIES UNTIL 430 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.

AT 1044 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED ANOTHER AREA 
OF THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING TORRENTIAL FLOOD ENHANCING RAINFALL MOVING TOWARD 
DULUTH AND THE NORTH SHORE OF LAKE SUPERIOR. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM 
2 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH NOON AS THESE STORMS MOVE ACROSS THE AREA. 
THIS IS ON TOP OF THE 5 TO 9 INCHES OF RAIN THAT HAS ALREADY FALLEN ACROSS 
DULUTH AND THE NORTH SHORE OF LAKE SUPERIOR OVERNIGHT.

THE DULUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT CONTINUES TO ADVISE NO NON-EMERGENCY TRAVEL IN 
THE CITY. RAINFALL OF NEARLY 8 INCHES IN SPOTS WAS NOTED FROM THE DULUTH AREA 
AND ALONG HIGHWAY 61 OF THE NORTH SHORE. VARIOUS MEDIA OUTLETS AND LAW 
ENFORCEMENT ARE REPORTING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE IN THE CITY OF DULUTH...WITH SOME 
COLLAPSED ROADS AND NUMEROUS ROAD CLOSURES THROUGHOUT THE CITY. THE DULUTH 
NEWS TRIBUNE HAS SHOWN REPORTS OF PEOPLE BEING RESCUED...VEHICLES FALLING INTO 
SINKHOLES ON COLLAPSED ROADS AND RIVERS AND STREAMS OVERTAKING ROADWAYS. WE 
CONTINUE TO EMPHASIZE THAT THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING 
SITUATION FOR ALL AREAS IN DULUTH AND LONG THE NORTH SHORE OF LAKE SUPERIOR 
INCLUDING DULUTH... KNIFE RIVER... TWO HARBORS... BEAVER BAY... SILVER BAY... 
TOFTE... STATE HIGHWAY 61 AND ALL OTHER ROADS IN THE WARNED AREA.

OTHER LOCATIONS INCLUDED IN THE WARNING...
DULUTH...GRAND MARAIS...ADOLPH...ALGER...ARNOLD...BEAVER BAY...CASTLE DANGER...
CHESTER PARK DULUTH...EAGLE MOUNTAIN...FINLAND...FRENCH RIVER...GRAND PORTAGE...
HERMANTOWN...HOVLAND...ILLGEN CITY...KNIFE RIVER...LAKEWOOD TOWNSGHIP...
LARSMONT...LESTER PARK DULUTH...LITTLE MARAIS...LUTSEN...MUNGER...MURPHY 
CITY...PALMERS...RICE LAKE TWP...SCHROEDER...SILVER BAY...TACONITE HARBOR...
TOFTE AND TWO HARBORS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE
YOU ARE RELATIVE TO STREAMS...RIVERS...OR CREEKS WHICH CAN BECOME
KILLERS IN HEAVY RAINS. CAMPERS AND HIKERS SHOULD AVOID STREAMS OR
CREEKS.

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF FLOOD WATERS...6 INCHES OF MOVING WATER 
WILL MOVE MOST AUTOMOBILES... AND 18 INCHES OF MOVING WATER WILL SWEEP 
AWAY ALMOST ALL VEHICLES INCLUDING SUVS

Preliminary Local Storm Reports from National Weather Service Forecast Office - Duluth

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
443 PM CDT WED JUN 20 2012


..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
           ..REMARKS..


0118 PM     HAIL             PINE RIVER              46.72N 94.40W 06/19/2012  M0.75 INCH       CASS               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0130 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SW CROSSLAKE          46.65N 94.15W 06/19/2012                   CROW WING          MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
           A FEW LARGE TREES DOWN ALONG WEST SHORE RD.


0130 PM     HAIL             12 W EMILY              46.76N 94.21W 06/19/2012  M0.75 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0136 PM     HAIL             3 W EMILY               46.76N 94.02W 06/19/2012  M1.00 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0220 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 SW LIBBY              46.73N 93.40W 06/19/2012                   AITKIN             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
           SEVERAL TREES DOWN.


0220 PM     TSTM WND DMG     7 N MCGREGOR            46.71N 93.31W 06/19/2012                   AITKIN             MN   COCORAHS        


           12 INCH DIAMETER TREE DOWN.


0339 PM     HAIL             DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/19/2012  E0.25 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           EAST TOLEDO ST NEAR UMD CAMPUS.


0341 PM     HAIL             DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/19/2012  E0.25 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           IN LAKESIDE AT 52ND EAST AND OTSEGO STREET.


0342 PM     HAIL             5 NE DULUTH             46.83N 92.04W 06/19/2012  M0.75 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0430 PM     HEAVY RAIN       ALBORN                  46.97N 92.58W 06/19/2012  M2.51 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0436 PM     HAIL             4 WNW CORNUCOPIA        46.88N 91.18W 06/19/2012  M1.00 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0525 PM     HEAVY RAIN       GRAND RAPIDS            47.23N 93.52W 06/19/2012  M1.50 INCH       ITASCA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           AMOUNT FELL IN LAST 45 MINUTES


0543 PM     HAIL             TWO HARBORS             47.03N 91.68W 06/19/2012  M0.25 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0543 PM     FLOOD            NASHWAUK                47.38N 93.17W 06/19/2012                   ITASCA             MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           PONDING ON LOW-LYING AREAS, AND ROADWAYS. CURB TO CURB            FLOODING AT TIMES.


0545 PM     FLOOD            GRAND RAPIDS            47.23N 93.52W 06/19/2012                   ITASCA             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
           LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED MANY ROADS WERE FLOODED IN TOWN.



0554 PM     FLOOD            GRAND RAPIDS            47.23N 93.52W 06/19/2012                   ITASCA             MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           FLOODING IN DOWNTOWN. ESTIMATED 4-6 INCHES OF WATER ON            ROADWAYS


0558 PM     HAIL             SILVER BAY              47.29N 91.28W 06/19/2012  M2.00 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0559 PM     HAIL             SILVER BAY              47.29N 91.28W 06/19/2012  M0.88 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0620 PM     HEAVY RAIN       SILVER BAY              47.29N 91.28W 06/19/2012  M0.80 INCH       LAKE               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


           IN LAST 25 MINUTES. 1.5 INCHES SINCE 7AM


0630 PM     HEAVY RAIN       HILL CITY               46.99N 93.60W 06/19/2012  M2.20 INCH       AITKIN             MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


0630 PM     HEAVY RAIN       ISLAND LAKE             47.01N 92.19W 06/19/2012  M2.65 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0700 PM     HEAVY RAIN       ISLAND LAKE             47.01N 92.19W 06/19/2012  M2.54 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


0713 PM     HEAVY RAIN       ALBORN                  46.97N 92.58W 06/19/2012  M4.40 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           4.4 INCHES SO FAR.


0714 PM     FLOOD            1 E TWO HARBORS         47.03N 91.65W 06/19/2012                   LAKE               MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           DITCHES AT SIDE OF ROAD ARE FULL, AND WATER IS COMING            ONTO THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD. WATER LEVEL IS NOT INTO            THE TRAFFIC LANES YET.


0732 PM     HAIL             HERMANTOWN              46.81N 92.24W 06/19/2012  M0.25 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0745 PM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           WATER OVER ARROWHEAD ROAD BETWEEN HAINES AND ARLINGTON.


0749 PM     HAIL             LAKEWOOD TWP            46.91N 91.98W 06/19/2012  M0.25 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


0750 PM     HEAVY RAIN       7 N MCGREGOR            46.71N 93.31W 06/19/2012  M0.92 INCH       AITKIN             MN   COCORAHS        


           IN LAST 34 MINUTES


0752 PM     HAIL             RICE LAKE TWP           46.90N 92.11W 06/19/2012  E0.25 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0756 PM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           ESTIMATED 2 INCHES OF WATER ON SUPERIOR STREET IN            DOWNTOWN DULUTH.


0757 PM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           WATER ON ROADWAYS AT WOODLAND AVE AND ST. MARIE. ONLY            HALF A LANE OPEN.


0759 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HERMANTOWN              46.81N 92.24W 06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           8-10 INCH DIAMETER TREE UPROOTED AND FALLEN ON POWER            LINE.


0800 PM     FLOOD            HERMANTOWN              46.81N 92.24W 06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           WATER COMING ONTO THE RIGHT LANE HEADED EASTBOUND AT HWY            194 AND HWY 53.


0815 PM     HEAVY RAIN       RICE LAKE TWP           46.90N 92.11W 06/19/2012  M1.50 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           FROM 715PM TO 815PM


0818 PM     TSTM WND DMG     KETTLE RIVER            46.49N 92.88W 06/19/2012                   CARLTON            MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           8 INCH DIAMETER TREE UPROOTED AND 6 INCH DIAMETER TREE            SNAPPED 3 FEET ABOVE GROUND.


0827 PM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           THE FIRST TUNNEL ON I35 HEADED SOUTH IS COVERED IN WATER.
           A CAR ATTEMPTED TO DRIVE THROUGH AND THE HEIGHT OF THE            WATER CUT OFF THE EXHAUST AND KILLED THE ENGINE.


0829 PM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           AT THE CORNER OF 52ND AVE EAST AND GLENWOOD, MANHOLE            COVER HAS COME OFF AND WATER IS SPILLING OUT.


0832 PM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           GRUBER CREEK IS OVERFLOWING ONTO 3RD STREET BETWEEN 6TH            AND 7TH AVE EAST. THERE IS 3-4 INCHES OF WATER ON THE            ROADWAY ALONG WITH DEBRIS. CULVERT MAY BE PLUGGED OR OVER
           EXERTED.


0832 PM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           IN THE TUNNEL WHERE THE NORTHBOUND EXIT FROM LAKE AVE            MEETS I35, THE INNERMOST LANE IS UNDER 3 FT OF WATER.


0837 PM     HEAVY RAIN       ISLAND LAKE             47.01N 92.19W 06/19/2012  M4.66 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           SINCE MIDNIGHT. 2.15 INCHES IN LAST HOUR.


0854 PM     HEAVY RAIN       5 N VIRGINIA            47.59N 92.51W 06/19/2012  M0.82 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           SINCE 5PM


0857 PM     FLOOD            TWO HARBORS             47.03N 91.68W 06/19/2012                   LAKE               MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           ON HWY 2, DITCHES ARE FILLED AND WATER IS SPILLING ONTO            THE ROADWAY.


0908 PM     HEAVY RAIN       6 S GRAND RAPIDS        47.14N 93.52W 06/19/2012  M5.30 INCH       ITASCA             MN   PUBLIC          


0923 PM     FLOOD            ILLGEN CITY             47.35N 91.19W 06/19/2012                   LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           A REPORT OF 6 INCHES OF WATER OVER HIGHWAY 61 WHERE            HIGHWAYS 6 AND 61 MEET.


0923 PM     FLOOD            BRAINERD                46.35N 94.19W 06/19/2012                   CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           WATER OVER THE ROAD ON WASHINGTON STREET.


0925 PM     HEAVY RAIN       3 E FLOODWOOD           46.93N 92.85W 06/19/2012  M4.68 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0936 PM     HEAVY RAIN       TWO HARBORS             47.03N 91.68W 06/19/2012  M4.13 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           4.13 INCHES OVER THE LAST 27 HOURS...2.04 INCHES OVER THE
           PAST 2.5 HOURS.


1019 PM     HEAVY RAIN       HIBBING                 47.40N 92.95W 06/19/2012  M2.25 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           24-HR TOTAL 
1026 PM     HEAVY RAIN       IRON JUNCTION           47.42N 92.61W 06/19/2012  M3.00 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           SINCE 6 AM


1043 PM     HEAVY RAIN       5 NW TWO HARBORS        47.08N 91.75W 06/19/2012  M4.82 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           MEASURED BETWEEN 445 PM - 1030 PM


1045 PM     HEAVY RAIN       SILVER BAY              47.29N 91.28W 06/19/2012  M2.27 INCH       LAKE               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


           SINCE 7 AM THIS MORNING


1054 PM     HEAVY RAIN       5 NW DULUTH             46.83N 92.19W 06/19/2012  M3.28 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   OFFICIAL NWS OBS


           SO FAR TODAY


1224 AM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/20/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   NWS EMPLOYEE    


           WATER OVER THE ROAD AT HIGHWAY 53 AND MAPLE GROVE ROAD.


0226 AM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/20/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   BROADCAST MEDIA 
           NUMEROUS ROADS ARE WASHED OUT OR FLOODED WITHIN DULUTH.            THIS INCLUDES SEVERAL SINHOLES AND COLLAPSED ROADS.            REPORTS OF HIGH WATER RESCUES AND EVACUATIONS IN PROGRESS
           ACROSS THE CITY.


0227 AM     HEAVY RAIN       DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/20/2012  M6.38 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   BROADCAST MEDIA 
           LESTER PARK


0319 AM     HEAVY RAIN       PROCTOR                 46.74N 92.23W 06/20/2012  M5.05 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           24 HR TOTAL


0319 AM     HEAVY RAIN       PROCTOR                 46.74N 92.23W 06/20/2012  M5.05 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0354 AM     HEAVY RAIN       ALBORN                  46.97N 92.58W 06/20/2012  M6.52 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           24 HOUR TOTAL


0538 AM     HEAVY RAIN       SE FLOODWOOD            46.93N 92.92W 06/20/2012  M6.91 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


           24 HR TOTAL


0548 AM     HEAVY RAIN       14 SSW BRIMSON          47.09N 91.98W 06/20/2012  M5.00 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


           24 HR TOTAL


0552 AM     HEAVY RAIN       CORNUCOPIA              46.86N 91.10W 06/20/2012  E3.20 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   CO-OP OBSERVER  


           24 HR TOTAL


0552 AM     HEAVY RAIN       MAPLE                   46.59N 91.72W 06/20/2012  M4.30 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0552 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 N BRAINERD            46.40N 94.19W 06/20/2012  M2.69 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0600 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 E WRIGHT              46.67N 92.94W 06/20/2012  M6.11 INCH       CARLTON            MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0606 AM     HEAVY RAIN       OULU                    46.63N 91.53W 06/20/2012  M2.87 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           JOHNSONS BERRY PATCH


0630 AM     FLOOD            4 N CLOQUET             46.79N 92.49W 06/20/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   NWS EMPLOYEE    


           THE WHITE PINE RIVER FLOODED ONTO HWY 33, WITH 2-3 FT OF            WATER ON THE ROADWAY.


0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/20/2012  M5.38 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   OFFICIAL NWS OBS


           24 HOUR TOTAL


0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       OULU                    46.63N 91.53W 06/20/2012  M2.87 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0710 AM     HEAVY RAIN       N BRAINERD              46.35N 94.19W 06/20/2012  M3.35 INCH       CROW WING          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0712 AM     HEAVY RAIN       SWAN RIVER              47.09N 93.20W 06/20/2012  M4.09 INCH       ITASCA             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0715 AM     FLOOD            HERMANTOWN              46.81N 92.24W 06/20/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   NWS EMPLOYEE    


           MAPLE GROVE ROAD, APPROX 1 MILE EAST OF MIDWAY RD, IS            UNDER AN ESTIMATED 3 FEET OF WATER.


0726 AM     FLOOD            1 S DULUTH              46.77N 92.12W 06/20/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           WATER COVERING THE ROAD AT 57TH AVE WEST. IRVING PARK            COMPLETELY UNDER WATER.


0734 AM     FLOOD            4 NW DULUTH             46.82N 92.18W 06/20/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   NWS EMPLOYEE    


           PARTS OF MARTIN ROAD...BETWEEN LAVAQUE ROAD AND RICE LAKE
           ROAD...UNDER WATER.


0741 AM     HEAVY RAIN       5 S PEQUOT LAKES        46.53N 94.32W 06/20/2012  M5.03 INCH       CROW WING          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0744 AM     HEAVY RAIN       10 E ORR                48.06N 92.60W 06/20/2012  M0.80 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0745 AM     HEAVY RAIN       BIGFORK                 47.75N 93.65W 06/20/2012  M1.10 INCH       ITASCA             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0745 AM     HEAVY RAIN       HIBBING                 47.40N 92.95W 06/20/2012  M2.63 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0745 AM     HEAVY RAIN       CHISHOLM                47.49N 92.88W 06/20/2012  M2.29 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       GRAND RAPIDS            47.23N 93.52W 06/20/2012  M4.78 INCH       ITASCA             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       BRAINERD                46.35N 94.19W 06/20/2012  M4.68 INCH       CROW WING          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 N BRAINERD            46.40N 94.19W 06/20/2012  M2.69 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       12 N ISLE               46.32N 93.46W 06/20/2012  M3.44 INCH       AITKIN             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       FEDERAL DAM             47.24N 94.22W 06/20/2012  M3.27 INCH       CASS               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0800 AM     FLOOD            THOMSON                 46.66N 92.39W 06/20/2012                   CARLTON            MN   EMERGENCY MNGR  


           HWY 210 IS FLOODED, AND SOME PORTIONS POSSIBLY WASHED            AWAY.


0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       12 N ISLE               46.32N 93.46W 06/20/2012  M3.44 INCH       AITKIN             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       14 SSW IRON RIVER       46.38N 91.52W 06/20/2012  M1.30 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0800 AM     FLOOD            ESKO                    46.71N 92.36W 06/20/2012                   CARLTON            MN   EMERGENCY MNGR  


           JAY COOKE STATE PARK WAS EVACUATED DUE TO FLOODING.


0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/20/2012  M8.38 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   NWS EMPLOYEE    


           THIS MEASUREMENT WAS TAKEN IN THE MORLEY HEIGHTS            NEIGHBORHOOD.


0800 AM     FLOOD            THOMSON                 46.66N 92.39W 06/20/2012                   CARLTON            MN   EMERGENCY MNGR  


           THE RESERVOIR AT THE CITY OF THOMSON OVERFLOWED, AND            CARLTON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS ORDERED            EVACUATION OF THE CITY OF THOMSON.


0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       COHASSET                47.26N 93.62W 06/20/2012  M3.85 INCH       ITASCA             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


0815 AM     HEAVY RAIN       ALBORN                  46.97N 92.58W 06/20/2012  M7.72 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0830 AM     HEAVY RAIN       9 WSW PORT WING         46.72N 91.56W 06/20/2012  E6.00 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   CO-OP OBSERVER  


           THIS ESTIMATE WAS TAKEN AT THE MOUTH OF THE BRULE RIVER.


0848 AM     HEAVY RAIN       10 S SUPERIOR           46.55N 92.06W 06/20/2012  M3.23 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0848 AM     HEAVY RAIN       DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/20/2012  M4.36 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0900 AM     HEAVY RAIN       4 E ISLAND LAKE         47.01N 92.11W 06/20/2012  M7.41 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER  


           27 HOUR TOTAL


0941 AM     FLOOD            CLOQUET                 46.73N 92.49W 06/20/2012                   CARLTON            MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
           SPAFFORD CAMPING AREA EVACUATED...ST LOUIS RIVER.


0941 AM     HEAVY RAIN       4 SW DULUTH             46.74N 92.18W 06/20/2012  M9.00 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           DENFELD NEIGHBORHOOD OF WEST DULUTH


1037 AM     HEAVY RAIN       ALBORN                  46.97N 92.58W 06/20/2012  M8.34 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
1040 AM     HAIL             TWIG                    46.89N 92.36W 06/20/2012  E0.25 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


1114 AM     TSTM WND GST     FOXBORO                 46.48N 92.28W 06/20/2012  E50.00 MPH       DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           SMALL BRANCHES AND LIMBS ON THE ROADWAYS.


1130 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 SW BRUNO              46.25N 92.71W 06/20/2012  M1.00 INCH       PINE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           RAINFALL SINCE 8 AM THIS MORNING.


1130 AM     HEAVY RAIN       4 E ISLAND LAKE         47.01N 92.11W 06/20/2012  M7.41 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           STORM TOTAL.


1135 AM     FLOOD            ESKO                    46.71N 92.36W 06/20/2012                   CARLTON            MN   NWS EMPLOYEE    


           IN MIDWAY TOWNSHIP, THE MIDWAY RIVER IS FLOODING ONTO            MIDWAY ROAD...AND THE ROAD IS BEING WASHED OUT AT THIS            TIME.


1135 AM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/20/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           AT THE CORNER OF PACIFIC AVE AND EXETER ST...THE ROADWAY            IS UNDERWATER.


1156 AM     FLOOD            ESKO                    46.71N 92.36W 06/20/2012                   CARLTON            MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           IN MIDWAY TOWNSHIP, MIDWAY ROAD IS WASHED OUT. THE BRIDGE
           IN NORTH CLOQUET AT MIDWAY RIVER IS WASHED OUT. LOCAL            RAILROADS ARE UNUSABLE.


1200 PM     HEAVY RAIN       14 SSW BRIMSON          47.09N 91.98W 06/20/2012  M5.95 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


1200 PM     HEAVY RAIN       CASTLE DANGER           47.12N 91.50W 06/20/2012  M5.15 INCH       LAKE               MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


1200 PM     HEAVY RAIN       10 S SUPERIOR           46.55N 92.06W 06/20/2012  M3.53 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   CO-OP OBSERVER  


1259 PM     HEAVY RAIN       5 NW DULUTH             46.83N 92.19W 06/20/2012  M7.24 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   OFFICIAL NWS OBS


           STORM TOTAL


0120 PM     HEAVY RAIN       DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W 06/20/2012  M8.52 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           IN THE PIEDMONT HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD OF DULUTH


0131 PM     HEAVY RAIN       KETTLE RIVER            46.49N 92.88W 06/20/2012  M7.58 INCH       CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0132 PM     HEAVY RAIN       7 SE GRAND RAPIDS       47.16N 93.42W 06/20/2012  M4.70 INCH       ITASCA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0132 PM     HEAVY RAIN       HERMANTOWN              46.81N 92.24W 06/20/2012  M7.31 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO   


           1 MILE WEST OF MIDWAY ON 194


0200 PM     HEAVY RAIN       TWO HARBORS             47.03N 91.68W 06/20/2012  M9.93 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
           SINCE 5PM YESTERDAY. 
0215 PM     FLOOD            CARLTON                 46.66N 92.42W 06/20/2012                   CARLTON            MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
           PARTS OF THE CITY OF CARLTON NEAR THE THOMPSON RESEVOIR            ARE BEING EVACUATED.


0223 PM     HEAVY RAIN       1 SE FLOODWOOD          46.92N 92.90W 06/20/2012  M7.84 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0250 PM     FLOOD            FOND DU LAC             46.67N 92.27W 06/20/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   PUBLIC          


           PORTION OF RIDGE RD WASHED OUT.


0430 PM     HEAVY RAIN       5 NW TWO HARBORS        47.08N 91.75W 06/20/2012  M7.95 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0435 PM     HEAVY RAIN       MCKINLEY                47.51N 92.41W 06/20/2012  E4.50 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0442 PM     HEAVY RAIN       MCKINLEY                47.51N 92.41W 06/20/2012  M4.50 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0442 PM     HEAVY RAIN       4 NE DULUTH             46.82N 92.06W 06/20/2012  M10.10 INCH      ST. LOUIS          MN   NWS EMPLOYEE    


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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1215 PM CDT WED JUN 20 2012

RAIN REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT


INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
 9.00   4 SW DULUTH              MN  ST. LOUIS        0941 AM
                DENFELD NEIGHBORHOOD OF WEST DULUTH
 8.38   DULUTH                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0800 AM
                THIS MEASUREMENT WAS TAKEN IN THE MORLEY
                HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD.
 8.34   ALBORN                   MN  ST. LOUIS        1037 AM
 7.72   ALBORN                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0815 AM
 7.41   4 E ISLAND LAKE          MN  ST. LOUIS        1130 AM
                STORM TOTAL.
 6.00   9 WSW PORT WING          WI  DOUGLAS          0830 AM
                THIS ESTIMATE WAS TAKEN AT THE MOUTH OF THE
                BRULE RIVER.
 5.95   14 SSW BRIMSON           MN  ST. LOUIS        1200 PM
 5.38   DULUTH                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0700 AM
                24 HOUR TOTAL
 5.15   CASTLE DANGER            MN  LAKE             1200 PM
 5.03   5 S PEQUOT LAKES         MN  CROW WING        0741 AM
 4.36   DULUTH                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0848 AM
 4.09   SWAN RIVER               MN  ITASCA           0712 AM
 3.44   12 N ISLE                MN  AITKIN           0800 AM
 3.35   N BRAINERD               MN  CROW WING        0710 AM
 3.23   10 S SUPERIOR            WI  DOUGLAS          0848 AM
 2.87   OULU                     WI  BAYFIELD         0700 AM
 2.63   HIBBING                  MN  ST. LOUIS        0745 AM
 2.29   CHISHOLM                 MN  ST. LOUIS        0745 AM
 1.30   14 SSW IRON RIVER        WI  BAYFIELD         0800 AM
 1.10   BIGFORK                  MN  ITASCA           0745 AM
 1.00   3 SW BRUNO               MN  PINE             1130 AM
                RAINFALL SINCE 8 AM THIS MORNING.
 0.80   10 E ORR                 MN  ST. LOUIS        0744 AM

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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
919 AM CDT WED JUN 20 2012

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0118 PM     HAIL             PINE RIVER              46.72N 94.40W
06/19/2012  M0.75 INCH       CASS               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0130 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SW CROSSLAKE          46.65N 94.15W
06/19/2012                   CROW WING          MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            A FEW LARGE TREES DOWN ALONG WEST SHORE RD.

0130 PM     HAIL             12 W EMILY              46.76N 94.21W
06/19/2012  M0.75 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0136 PM     HAIL             3 W EMILY               46.76N 94.02W
06/19/2012  M1.00 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0220 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 SW LIBBY              46.73N 93.40W
06/19/2012                   AITKIN             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN.

0220 PM     TSTM WND DMG     7 N MCGREGOR            46.71N 93.31W
06/19/2012                   AITKIN             MN   COCORAHS

            12 INCH DIAMETER TREE DOWN.

0339 PM     HAIL             DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W
06/19/2012  E0.25 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            EAST TOLEDO ST NEAR UMD CAMPUS.

0341 PM     HAIL             DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W
06/19/2012  E0.25 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            IN LAKESIDE AT 52ND EAST AND OTSEGO STREET.

0342 PM     HAIL             5 NE DULUTH             46.83N 92.04W
06/19/2012  M0.75 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0430 PM     HEAVY RAIN       ALBORN                  46.97N 92.58W
06/19/2012  M2.51 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0436 PM     HAIL             4 WNW CORNUCOPIA        46.88N 91.18W
06/19/2012  M1.00 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0525 PM     HEAVY RAIN       GRAND RAPIDS            47.23N 93.52W
06/19/2012  M1.50 INCH       ITASCA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            AMOUNT FELL IN LAST 45 MINUTES

0543 PM     FLOOD            NASHWAUK                47.38N 93.17W
06/19/2012                   ITASCA             MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            PONDING ON LOW-LYING AREAS, AND ROADWAYS. CURB TO CURB
            FLOODING AT TIMES.

0543 PM     HAIL             TWO HARBORS             47.03N 91.68W
06/19/2012  M0.25 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0545 PM     FLOOD            GRAND RAPIDS            47.23N 93.52W
06/19/2012                   ITASCA             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED MANY ROADS WERE FLOODED IN TOWN.


0554 PM     FLOOD            GRAND RAPIDS            47.23N 93.52W
06/19/2012                   ITASCA             MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            FLOODING IN DOWNTOWN. ESTIMATED 4-6 INCHES OF WATER ON
            ROADWAYS

0558 PM     HAIL             SILVER BAY              47.29N 91.28W
06/19/2012  M2.00 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0559 PM     HAIL             SILVER BAY              47.29N 91.28W
06/19/2012  M0.88 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0620 PM     HEAVY RAIN       SILVER BAY              47.29N 91.28W
06/19/2012  M0.80 INCH       LAKE               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            IN LAST 25 MINUTES. 1.5 INCHES SINCE 7AM

0630 PM     HEAVY RAIN       HILL CITY               46.99N 93.60W
06/19/2012  M2.20 INCH       AITKIN             MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0630 PM     HEAVY RAIN       ISLAND LAKE             47.01N 92.19W
06/19/2012  M2.65 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0700 PM     HEAVY RAIN       ISLAND LAKE             47.01N 92.19W
06/19/2012  M2.54 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0713 PM     HEAVY RAIN       ALBORN                  46.97N 92.58W
06/19/2012  M4.40 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            4.4 INCHES SO FAR.

0714 PM     FLOOD            1 E TWO HARBORS         47.03N 91.65W
06/19/2012                   LAKE               MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            DITCHES AT SIDE OF ROAD ARE FULL, AND WATER IS COMING
            ONTO THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD. WATER LEVEL IS NOT INTO
            THE TRAFFIC LANES YET.

0732 PM     HAIL             HERMANTOWN              46.81N 92.24W
06/19/2012  M0.25 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0745 PM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W
06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            WATER OVER ARROWHEAD ROAD BETWEEN HAINES AND ARLINGTON.

0749 PM     HAIL             LAKEWOOD TWP            46.91N 91.98W
06/19/2012  M0.25 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0750 PM     HEAVY RAIN       7 N MCGREGOR            46.71N 93.31W
06/19/2012  M0.92 INCH       AITKIN             MN   COCORAHS

            IN LAST 34 MINUTES

0752 PM     HAIL             RICE LAKE TWP           46.90N 92.11W
06/19/2012  E0.25 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0756 PM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W
06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ESTIMATED 2 INCHES OF WATER ON SUPERIOR STREET IN
            DOWNTOWN DULUTH.

0757 PM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W
06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            WATER ON ROADWAYS AT WOODLAND AVE AND ST. MARIE. ONLY
            HALF A LANE OPEN.

0759 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HERMANTOWN              46.81N 92.24W
06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            8-10 INCH DIAMETER TREE UPROOTED AND FALLEN ON POWER
            LINE.

0800 PM     FLOOD            HERMANTOWN              46.81N 92.24W
06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WATER COMING ONTO THE RIGHT LANE HEADED EASTBOUND AT HWY
            194 AND HWY 53.

0815 PM     HEAVY RAIN       RICE LAKE TWP           46.90N 92.11W
06/19/2012  M1.50 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            FROM 715PM TO 815PM

0818 PM     TSTM WND DMG     KETTLE RIVER            46.49N 92.88W
06/19/2012                   CARLTON            MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            8 INCH DIAMETER TREE UPROOTED AND 6 INCH DIAMETER TREE
            SNAPPED 3 FEET ABOVE GROUND.

0827 PM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W
06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            THE FIRST TUNNEL ON I35 HEADED SOUTH IS COVERED IN WATER.
            A CAR ATTEMPTED TO DRIVE THROUGH AND THE HEIGHT OF THE
            WATER CUT OFF THE EXHAUST AND KILLED THE ENGINE.

0829 PM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W
06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            AT THE CORNER OF 52ND AVE EAST AND GLENWOOD, MANHOLE
            COVER HAS COME OFF AND WATER IS SPILLING OUT.

0832 PM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W
06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            GRUBER CREEK IS OVERFLOWING ONTO 3RD STREET BETWEEN 6TH
            AND 7TH AVE EAST. THERE IS 3-4 INCHES OF WATER ON THE
            ROADWAY ALONG WITH DEBRIS. CULVERT MAY BE PLUGGED OR OVER
            EXERTED.

0832 PM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W
06/19/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            IN THE TUNNEL WHERE THE NORTHBOUND EXIT FROM LAKE AVE
            MEETS I35, THE INNERMOST LANE IS UNDER 3 FT OF WATER.

0837 PM     HEAVY RAIN       ISLAND LAKE             47.01N 92.19W
06/19/2012  M4.66 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            SINCE MIDNIGHT. 2.15 INCHES IN LAST HOUR.

0854 PM     HEAVY RAIN       5 N VIRGINIA            47.59N 92.51W
06/19/2012  M0.82 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SINCE 5PM

0857 PM     FLOOD            TWO HARBORS             47.03N 91.68W
06/19/2012                   LAKE               MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            ON HWY 2, DITCHES ARE FILLED AND WATER IS SPILLING ONTO
            THE ROADWAY.

0908 PM     HEAVY RAIN       6 S GRAND RAPIDS        47.14N 93.52W
06/19/2012  M5.30 INCH       ITASCA             MN   PUBLIC

0923 PM     FLOOD            BRAINERD                46.35N 94.19W
06/19/2012                   CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WATER OVER THE ROAD ON WASHINGTON STREET.

0923 PM     FLOOD            ILLGEN CITY             47.35N 91.19W
06/19/2012                   LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            A REPORT OF 6 INCHES OF WATER OVER HIGHWAY 61 WHERE
            HIGHWAYS 6 AND 61 MEET.

0925 PM     HEAVY RAIN       3 E FLOODWOOD           46.93N 92.85W
06/19/2012  M4.68 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0936 PM     HEAVY RAIN       TWO HARBORS             47.03N 91.68W
06/19/2012  M4.13 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            4.13 INCHES OVER THE LAST 27 HOURS...2.04 INCHES OVER THE
            PAST 2.5 HOURS.

1019 PM     HEAVY RAIN       HIBBING                 47.40N 92.95W
06/19/2012  M2.25 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            24-HR TOTAL

1026 PM     HEAVY RAIN       IRON JUNCTION           47.42N 92.61W
06/19/2012  M3.00 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SINCE 6 AM

1043 PM     HEAVY RAIN       5 NW TWO HARBORS        47.08N 91.75W
06/19/2012  M4.82 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MEASURED BETWEEN 445 PM - 1030 PM

1045 PM     HEAVY RAIN       SILVER BAY              47.29N 91.28W
06/19/2012  M2.27 INCH       LAKE               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            SINCE 7 AM THIS MORNING

1054 PM     HEAVY RAIN       5 NW DULUTH             46.83N 92.19W
06/19/2012  M3.28 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

            SO FAR TODAY

1224 AM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W
06/20/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            WATER OVER THE ROAD AT HIGHWAY 53 AND MAPLE GROVE ROAD.

0226 AM     FLOOD            DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W
06/20/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            NUMEROUS ROADS ARE WASHED OUT OR FLOODED WITHIN DULUTH.
            THIS INCLUDES SEVERAL SINHOLES AND COLLAPSED ROADS.
            REPORTS OF HIGH WATER RESCUES AND EVACUATIONS IN PROGRESS
            ACROSS THE CITY.

0227 AM     HEAVY RAIN       DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W
06/20/2012  M6.38 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            LESTER PARK

0319 AM     HEAVY RAIN       PROCTOR                 46.74N 92.23W
06/20/2012  M5.05 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            24 HR TOTAL

0319 AM     HEAVY RAIN       PROCTOR                 46.74N 92.23W
06/20/2012  M5.05 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0354 AM     HEAVY RAIN       ALBORN                  46.97N 92.58W
06/20/2012  M6.52 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            24 HOUR TOTAL

0538 AM     HEAVY RAIN       SE FLOODWOOD            46.93N 92.92W
06/20/2012  M6.91 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            24 HR TOTAL

0548 AM     HEAVY RAIN       14 SSW BRIMSON          47.09N 91.98W
06/20/2012  M5.00 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            24 HR TOTAL

0552 AM     HEAVY RAIN       MAPLE                   46.59N 91.72W
06/20/2012  M4.30 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0552 AM     HEAVY RAIN       CORNUCOPIA              46.86N 91.10W
06/20/2012  E3.20 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

            24 HR TOTAL

0552 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 N BRAINERD            46.40N 94.19W
06/20/2012  M2.69 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0606 AM     HEAVY RAIN       OULU                    46.63N 91.53W
06/20/2012  M2.87 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            JOHNSONS BERRY PATCH

0606 AM     HEAVY RAIN       4 SW DULUTH             46.74N 92.18W
06/20/2012  M7.70 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DENFELD NEIGHBORHOOD OF WEST DULUTH

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       OULU                    46.63N 91.53W
06/20/2012  M2.87 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

0710 AM     HEAVY RAIN       N BRAINERD              46.35N 94.19W
06/20/2012  M3.35 INCH       CROW WING          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0712 AM     HEAVY RAIN       SWAN RIVER              47.09N 93.20W
06/20/2012  M4.09 INCH       ITASCA             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0715 AM     FLOOD            HERMANTOWN              46.81N 92.24W
06/20/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            MAPLE GROVE ROAD, APPROX 1 MILE EAST OF MIDWAY RD, IS
            UNDER AN ESTIMATED 3 FEET OF WATER.

0726 AM     FLOOD            1 S DULUTH              46.77N 92.12W
06/20/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WATER COVERING THE ROAD AT 57TH AVE WEST. IRVING PARK
            COMPLETELY UNDER WATER.

0734 AM     FLOOD            4 NW DULUTH             46.82N 92.18W
06/20/2012                   ST. LOUIS          MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            PARTS OF MARTIN ROAD...BETWEEN LAVAQUE ROAD AND RICE LAKE
            ROAD...UNDER WATER.

0741 AM     HEAVY RAIN       5 S PEQUOT LAKES        46.53N 94.32W
06/20/2012  M5.03 INCH       CROW WING          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0744 AM     HEAVY RAIN       10 E ORR                48.06N 92.60W
06/20/2012  M0.80 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0745 AM     HEAVY RAIN       BIGFORK                 47.75N 93.65W
06/20/2012  M1.10 INCH       ITASCA             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0745 AM     HEAVY RAIN       HIBBING                 47.40N 92.95W
06/20/2012  M2.63 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0745 AM     HEAVY RAIN       CHISHOLM                47.49N 92.88W
06/20/2012  M2.29 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0800 AM     FLOOD            THOMSON                 46.66N 92.39W
06/20/2012                   CARLTON            MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            HWY 210 IS FLOODED, AND SOME PORTIONS POSSIBLY WASHED
            AWAY.

0800 AM     FLOOD            THOMSON                 46.66N 92.39W
06/20/2012                   CARLTON            MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            THE RESERVOIR AT THE CITY OF THOMSON OVERFLOWED, AND
            CARLTON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS ORDERED
            EVACUATION OF THE CITY OF THOMSON.

0800 AM     FLOOD            ESKO                    46.71N 92.36W
06/20/2012                   CARLTON            MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            JAY COOKE STATE PARK WAS EVACUATED DUE TO FLOODING.

0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       14 SSW IRON RIVER       46.38N 91.52W
06/20/2012  M1.30 INCH       BAYFIELD           WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W
06/20/2012  M8.38 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            THIS MEASUREMENT WAS TAKEN IN THE MORLEY HEIGHTS
            NEIGHBORHOOD.

0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       12 N ISLE               46.32N 93.46W
06/20/2012  M3.44 INCH       AITKIN             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0815 AM     HEAVY RAIN       ALBORN                  46.97N 92.58W
06/20/2012  M7.72 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0830 AM     HEAVY RAIN       9 WSW PORT WING         46.72N 91.56W
06/20/2012  E6.00 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

            THIS ESTIMATE WAS TAKEN AT THE MOUTH OF THE BRULE RIVER.

0848 AM     HEAVY RAIN       DULUTH                  46.78N 92.12W
06/20/2012  M4.36 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0848 AM     HEAVY RAIN       10 S SUPERIOR           46.55N 92.06W
06/20/2012  M3.23 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

Public Information Statement from National Weather Service Forecast Office - Duluth

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
527 PM CDT WED JUN 20 2012

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

HEAVY RAIN REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
 9.93   TWO HARBORS              MN  LAKE             0200 PM
                SINCE 5PM YESTERDAY.
 9.00   4 SW DULUTH              MN  ST. LOUIS        0941 AM
                DENFELD NEIGHBORHOOD OF WEST DULUTH
 8.52   DULUTH                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0120 PM
                IN THE PIEDMONT HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD OF
                DULUTH
 8.38   DULUTH                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0800 AM
                THIS MEASUREMENT WAS TAKEN IN THE MORLEY
                HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD.
 8.34   ALBORN                   MN  ST. LOUIS        1037 AM
 7.84   1 SE FLOODWOOD           MN  ST. LOUIS        0223 PM
 7.72   ALBORN                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0815 AM
 7.58   KETTLE RIVER             MN  CARLTON          0131 PM
 7.41   4 E ISLAND LAKE          MN  ST. LOUIS        1130 AM
                STORM TOTAL.
 7.41   4 E ISLAND LAKE          MN  ST. LOUIS        0900 AM
                27 HOUR TOTAL
 7.31   HERMANTOWN               MN  ST. LOUIS        0132 PM
                1 MILE WEST OF MIDWAY ON 194
 7.24   DULUTH                   MN  ST. LOUIS        1259 PM
                STORM TOTAL
 6.91   SE FLOODWOOD             MN  ST. LOUIS        0538 AM
                24 HR TOTAL
 6.52   ALBORN                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0354 AM
                24 HOUR TOTAL
 6.38   DULUTH                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0227 AM
                LESTER PARK
 6.11   3 E WRIGHT               MN  CARLTON          0600 AM
 6.00   9 WSW PORT WING          WI  DOUGLAS          0830 AM
                THIS ESTIMATE WAS TAKEN AT THE MOUTH OF THE
                BRULE RIVER.
 5.95   14 SSW BRIMSON           MN  ST. LOUIS        1200 PM
 5.38   DULUTH                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0700 AM
                24 HOUR TOTAL
 5.30   6 S GRAND RAPIDS         MN  ITASCA           0908 PM
 5.15   CASTLE DANGER            MN  LAKE             1200 PM
 5.05   PROCTOR                  MN  ST. LOUIS        0319 AM
                24 HR TOTAL
 5.05   PROCTOR                  MN  ST. LOUIS        0319 AM
 5.03   5 S PEQUOT LAKES         MN  CROW WING        0741 AM
 5.00   14 SSW BRIMSON           MN  ST. LOUIS        0548 AM
                24 HR TOTAL
 4.82   5 NW TWO HARBORS         MN  LAKE             1043 PM
                MEASURED BETWEEN 445 PM - 1030 PM
 4.78   GRAND RAPIDS             MN  ITASCA           0800 AM
 4.70   7 SE GRAND RAPIDS        MN  ITASCA           0132 PM
 4.68   BRAINERD                 MN  CROW WING        0800 AM
 4.68   3 E FLOODWOOD            MN  ST. LOUIS        0925 PM
 4.66   ISLAND LAKE              MN  ST. LOUIS        0837 PM
                SINCE MIDNIGHT. 2.15 INCHES IN LAST HOUR.
 4.40   ALBORN                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0713 PM
                4.4 INCHES SO FAR.
 4.36   DULUTH                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0848 AM
 4.30   MAPLE                    WI  DOUGLAS          0552 AM
 4.13   TWO HARBORS              MN  LAKE             0936 PM
                4.13 INCHES OVER THE LAST 27 HOURS...2.04
                INCHES OVER THE PAST 2.5 HOURS.
 4.09   SWAN RIVER               MN  ITASCA           0712 AM
 3.85   COHASSET                 MN  ITASCA           0800 AM
 3.53   10 S SUPERIOR            WI  DOUGLAS          1200 PM
 3.44   12 N ISLE                MN  AITKIN           0800 AM
 3.44   12 N ISLE                MN  AITKIN           0800 AM
 3.35   N BRAINERD               MN  CROW WING        0710 AM
 3.28   5 NW DULUTH              MN  ST. LOUIS        1054 PM
                SO FAR TODAY
 3.27   FEDERAL DAM              MN  CASS             0800 AM
 3.23   10 S SUPERIOR            WI  DOUGLAS          0848 AM
 3.20   CORNUCOPIA               WI  BAYFIELD         0552 AM
                24 HR TOTAL
 3.00   IRON JUNCTION            MN  ST. LOUIS        1026 PM
                SINCE 6 AM
 2.87   OULU                     WI  BAYFIELD         0700 AM
 2.87   OULU                     WI  BAYFIELD         0606 AM
                JOHNSONS BERRY PATCH
 2.69   3 N BRAINERD             MN  CROW WING        0800 AM
 2.69   3 N BRAINERD             MN  CROW WING        0552 AM
 2.65   ISLAND LAKE              MN  ST. LOUIS        0630 PM
 2.63   HIBBING                  MN  ST. LOUIS        0745 AM
 2.54   ISLAND LAKE              MN  ST. LOUIS        0700 PM
 2.51   ALBORN                   MN  ST. LOUIS        0430 PM
 2.29   CHISHOLM                 MN  ST. LOUIS        0745 AM
 2.27   SILVER BAY               MN  LAKE             1045 PM
                SINCE 7 AM THIS MORNING
 2.25   HIBBING                  MN  ST. LOUIS        1019 PM
                24-HR TOTAL
 2.20   HILL CITY                MN  AITKIN           0630 PM
 1.50   RICE LAKE TWP            MN  ST. LOUIS        0815 PM
                FROM 715PM TO 815PM
 1.50   GRAND RAPIDS             MN  ITASCA           0525 PM
                AMOUNT FELL IN LAST 45 MINUTES
 1.30   14 SSW IRON RIVER        WI  BAYFIELD         0800 AM
 1.10   BIGFORK                  MN  ITASCA           0745 AM
 1.00   3 SW BRUNO               MN  PINE             1130 AM
                RAINFALL SINCE 8 AM THIS MORNING.
 0.92   7 N MCGREGOR             MN  AITKIN           0750 PM
                IN LAST 34 MINUTES
 0.82   5 N VIRGINIA             MN  ST. LOUIS        0854 PM
                SINCE 5PM
 0.80   10 E ORR                 MN  ST. LOUIS        0744 AM
 0.80   SILVER BAY               MN  LAKE             0620 PM
                IN LAST 25 MINUTES. 1.5 INCHES SINCE 7AM

Acknowledgements

As always, we thank the National Weather Service for their talented and dedicated service. We also thank the many volunteer precipitation observers whose contribute so much to the understanding of our climate.

For more information contact: climate@umn.edu