Flood Watch Expires, Flood Warning for Northern St. Louis Co. Continues

Posted at: 06/01/2014 3:19 PM
Updated at: 06/11/2014 11:27 AM

Wet weather continues to be a top story for the Northland. Rainfall moves across Minnesota and Wisconsin.


One area hit hard is Northern St. Louis County. The National Weather Service estimates between 1 and 2 inches of rain fell since Midnight, on top of 2 to 4 inches since Friday night. A FLOOD WARNING is in effect until 2:30 AM on Tuesday.

Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flooding. Areas included in the FLOOD WARNING are: Angora, Ash Lake, Buyck, Cook, Crane Lake, Gheen, Linden Grove, Meadow Brook, Orr, and Highway 53 between Virginia and Ash Lake.

The National Weather Service has also issued a Small Stream Flood Advisory for Northwestern Itasca and Koochiching County in Minnesota until 12:15 AM Tuesday.  This includes International Falls.

State officials say several forest service and township roads have been partially washed out due to heavy rains this weekend.  Periods of heavy rain will continue Monday afternoon and evening adding to the problem.  Some areas of Koochiching Co. have already received 2-6 inches... especially between Big Falls and Nett Lake. 1 - 3 inches of new rain is possible.

Remember to stay safe. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the road. Report flooding to the nearest law enforcement agency.

The FLOOD WATCH has been allowed to expire.

Showers and thunderstorms will continue to move through Minnesota and Wisconsin on Monday.  Additional rainfall of 1 to 3 inches is possible.

Follow the showers and storms with the WDIO Interactive Radar on WDIO.com and on the WDIO app.

According to the official climatological stats from the National Weather Service, Duluth has received 1.74" of rain from Saturday, May 31 through Sunday, June 1.  International Falls received 1.61" of rain from Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1. During the same time period, the Twin Cities received 3.02".  A new record was set for June 1, with 2.37 inches. This broke the old record of 2.16 inches that fell on June 1, 1944.

Rain reports from the National Weather Service, Duluth
Saturday, May 31 to Monday, June 2
As of Noon Monday, June 2

Over a 52 - 54 hour period

Time Location Amount County
6:53 AM Hibbing 5.96" St. Louis Co.
10:00 AM Big Falls 5.10" Koochiching Co.
9:30 AM 4 W Crane Lake 4.83" St. Louis Co.
7:00 AM 2 SSW Kabetogama 4.21" St. Louis Co.
8:00 AM 1 WNW Cass Lake 3.90" Cass Co.
9:30 AM Grand Falls 3.88" Koochiching Co.
7:00 AM Bigfork 3.75" Itasca Co.
8:45 AM 1 S Buyck 3.71" Cass Co.
7:00 AM 1 SW Brainerd 3.52" Crow Wing Co.
9:57 AM 1 E Northome 3.15" Koochiching Co.
9:00 AM Grand Rapids 3.07" Itasca Co.
9:57 AM 2 SW Breezy Point 2.84" Crow Wing Co.
9:30 AM Littlefork 2.83" Koochiching Co.
8:00 AM 1 SE Malmo 2.75" Aitkin Co.
7:30 AM 5 ENE Island 2.68" St. Louis Co.
9:51 AM 3 SSE Effie 2.62" Itasca Co.
6:00 AM 3 E Orr 2.48" St. Louis Co.
8:45 AM 2 W Ericksburg 2.44" Koochiching Co.
9:56 AM 4 SSE Arnold 2.37" St. Louis Co.
8:00 AM Wrenshall 2.30" Carlton Co.
6:55 AM 5 NW Duluth 2.25" St. Louis Co.
6:00 AM Embarrass 2.02" St. Louis Co.
6:55 AM 1 S Int'l Falls 1.98" Koochiching Co.
9:57 AM 5 NW Wentworth 1.94" Douglas Co.
9:55 AM 1 WSW Maple 1.88" Douglas Co.
7:00 AM 2 N Two Harbors 1.85" Lake Co.
9:59 AM 6 SW Spirit 1.79" Price Co.
8:45 AM 1 NNW Beaver Bay 1.57" Lake Co.