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Parts of Northland receive more than 3 inches of rain

Parts of the Northland received in excess of 3 inches of rain from late Tuesday into Wednesday as a fall-like storm system slowly moved across the region.

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Rainy weather brought out touches of color in the form of umbrellas. A woman crosses 6th Avenue West at Superior Street Wednesday morning. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com

Parts of the Northland received in excess of 3 inches of rain from late Tuesday into Wednesday as a fall-like storm system slowly moved across the region.
Gusty northeast winds kicked up big waves on Lake Superior and temperatures struggled to climb out of the 50s on Wednesday - conditions more typical of October than mid-August.

Rainfall totals reported by the National Weather Service through Wednesday evening included 3.46 inches near Minong, 3.39 inches at Hayward, 3.22 inches near Maple and 3.12 inches at Bayfield.

Unofficial rainfall totals in excess of 5 inches were reported by Weather Service spotters near Solon Springs, Cable and Maple. A flood advisory was in effect for parts of Douglas and Bayfield County for several hours Wednesday, and a spotter reported some street flooding in Iron River on Wednesday morning.

Other rainfall totals included 2.15 inches at Willow River, 2.11 inches at Saginaw, 1.86 inches at Grand Marais, 1.82 inches in Superior and 1.76 inches at Hibbing. The official total at the Duluth International Airport through Wednesday evening also was 1.76 inches.

The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District reported rain totals in its gauges of 2.51 inches at Scanlon, 2.33 inches in Rice Lake Township, 2.3 inches at Proctor, 2.05 inches in Hermantown, 1.96 inches in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood and 1.33 inches in the Endion neighborhood.
The forecast for today calls for clearing skies and highs rebounding to near 70 degrees. Temperatures may approach 80 degrees in parts of the Northland under sunny skies on Friday.

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Other rainfall reports from around the region, relayed by the National Weather Service in Duluth:

  • 5 inches - Cornucopia
  • 4.8 inches - Bruno
  • 3.9 inches - Herbster
  • 3.5 inches - Springbrook
  • 3.35 inches - Delta
  • 3.25 inches - South Superior
  • 3 inches - Barnes
  • 2.94 inches - Oulu
  • 2.8 inches - Spooner
  • 2.25 inches - Gary-New Duluth
  • 2.13 inches - Esko
  • 2 inches - Duluth Heights
  • 1.9 inches - Brimson
  • 1.88 inches - Keewatin
  • 1.75 inches - Island Lake
  • 1.7 inches - Lester Park
  • 1.4 inches - Alborn
  • 1.05 inches - Winton

 

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A man who would only identify himself as Mark drives his motorized bicycle carrying his belongings along a busy Central Entrance in Duluth on Wednesday morning. He was last seen heading north. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com

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