Flood Watch In Effect For Much Of The Northland Through Thursday Evening
I think David Nail said it best when he said, "Let It Rain". Our very wet week in the Northland has now lead to Flood Watches for much of the area through 7pm Thursday. According to The Weather Channel, the National Weather Service in Duluth issued the watch and here are the official details:
FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...
THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... NORTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND NORTHEAST MINNESOTA... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... CROW WING... NORTHERN AITKIN... PINE AND SOUTHERN AITKIN. IN NORTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA... SOUTHERN ITASCA. IN NORTHEAST MINNESOTA... CARLTON/SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS... CENTRAL ST. LOUIS... NORTHERN COOK/NORTHERN LAKE... NORTHERN ST. LOUIS AND SOUTHERN LAKE/LAKESHORE.
* THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING
* A SLOW MOVING FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BECOME NEARLY STATIONARY ACROSS THE NORTHLAND TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL SURGE NORTHWARD FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO... AND INTERACT WITH THE FRONT TO CREATE VERY HEAVY RAINFALL OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. MOST OF THE FLOOD WATCH AREA CAN EXPECT TO SEE RAINFALL ON THE ORDER OF 2 TO 3 INCHES... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 4 INCHES.