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Overview

Heavy Rain and heavy snow caused flooding, closed schools and power outages. the rain and snow began late Tuesday night, March 15th and continued into Thursday morning March 17th.

All of the snow began as rain late Tuesday night. The rain quickly switched over to snow in most of northeast Minnesota, but remained as rain for most of the day near Lake Superior in Duluth and in northwestern Wisconsin. Heavy, wet snow caused extremely slippery roads and brought down trees, limbs and power lines. Many schools were cancelled on Wednesday.

The abundant rainfall caused flooding of roads and culverts, especially in northwestern Wisconsin.

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A NWS Snow Stake
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MN Power crews working on downed power line in Duluth Snow in Hermantown, MN Snow in Hermantown, MN

Snow/Ice


Storm Reports


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NWUS53 KDLH 171758
LSRDLH

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1258 PM CDT THU MAR 17 2016

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

1019 AM     SNOW             2 NNW LUTSEN            47.67N 90.72W
03/17/2016  M13.0 INCH       COOK               MN   PUBLIC



0907 AM     SNOW             21 N GRAND MARAIS       48.06N 90.41W
03/17/2016  E12.3 INCH       COOK               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



1024 AM     SNOW             1 NNW TOFTE             47.58N 90.89W
03/17/2016  M12.0 INCH       COOK               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



1020 AM     SNOW             1 NNW TACONITE HARBOR   47.54N 90.93W
03/17/2016  M12.0 INCH       COOK               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



0600 AM     SNOW             COOK                    47.85N 92.69W
03/17/2016  M12.0 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION COOK /COKM5/

0900 AM     SNOW             6 SW SNOW BANK LAKE     47.93N 91.50W
03/17/2016  M11.8 INCH       LAKE               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION 25 E ELY /BNDM5/

0700 AM     SNOW             2 N SILVER BAY          47.33N 91.28W
03/17/2016  E11.5 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            10.5 INCHES OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS. LOCATION
            IS 2.5 MILES NORTH OF SILVER BAY

0700 AM     SNOW             4 ENE ALGER             47.17N 91.62W
03/17/2016  M11.5 INCH       LAKE               MN   COCORAHS

            COCORAHS STATION TWO HARBORS 9.7 NNE
            /MN-LK-5/

0700 AM     SNOW             5 SW ALGER              47.10N 91.78W
03/17/2016  M9.7 INCH        LAKE               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            COOP OBSERVER 7NW TWO HARBORS

0700 AM     SNOW             4 NE SEA GULL LAKE      48.17N 90.89W
03/17/2016  M9.5 INCH        COOK               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION GUNFLINT LAKE /GNFM5/

0700 AM     SNOW             3 NE HERMANTOWN         46.84N 92.21W
03/17/2016  E9.2 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

            MEASURED AT NATL. WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE

0600 AM     SNOW             EMBARRASS               47.66N 92.20W
03/17/2016  M9.0 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION EMBARRASS /EMBM5/

0700 AM     SNOW             3 WSW LUTSEN            47.62N 90.76W
03/17/2016  M8.9 INCH        COOK               MN   COCORAHS

            COCORAHS STATION TOFTE 4.9 NE /MN-CK-3/

0800 AM     SNOW             4 NNW ARNOLD            46.93N 92.14W
03/17/2016  M8.7 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   COCORAHS

            COCORAHS STATION HERMANTOWN 9.3 NNE
            /MN-SL-6/

0335 AM     SNOW             POPLAR                  46.58N 91.79W
03/17/2016  E8.0 INCH        DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER



0700 AM     SNOW             3 E SAND BAY            46.94N 90.83W
03/17/2016  M8.0 INCH        BAYFIELD           WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION BAYFIELD 9N /BYFW3/

0600 AM     SNOW             3 E ORR                 48.06N 92.75W
03/17/2016  M8.0 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION ORR 3E /LEIM5/

1038 AM     SNOW             GILE                    46.43N 90.23W
03/17/2016  M7.5 INCH        IRON               WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            2.5" OVERNIGHT

0853 AM     SNOW             HOYT LAKES              47.51N 92.15W
03/17/2016  E7.5 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



0700 AM     SNOW             2 WNW STONE LAKE        45.86N 91.58W
03/17/2016  M7.5 INCH        WASHBURN           WI   COCORAHS

            COCORAHS STATION STONE LAKE 2.0 NW /WI-WB-2/

0700 AM     SNOW             1 WSW SAXON             46.49N 90.44W
03/17/2016  M7.4 INCH        IRON               WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION SAXON 1WSW /GURW3/

0800 AM     SNOW             1 NW KABETOGAMA         48.45N 93.05W
03/17/2016  M7.3 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   COCORAHS

            COCORAHS STATION 1 WNW KABETOGAMA /MN-SL-95/

0700 AM     SNOW             1 ESE INTERNATIONAL FAL 48.58N 93.39W
03/17/2016  M7.2 INCH        KOOCHICHING        MN   OFFICIAL NWS OBS



0915 AM     SNOW             OULU                    46.63N 91.53W
03/17/2016  E7.1 INCH        BAYFIELD           WI   CO-OP OBSERVER



0830 AM     SNOW             9 NNE ISLAND LAKE       47.13N 92.12W
03/17/2016  E7.1 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TOTAL WATER 3.02 INCHES...SNOW DEPTH 14
            INCHES

0800 AM     SNOW             LAKE NEBAGAMON          46.51N 91.69W
03/17/2016  E7.0 INCH        DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER



0730 AM     SNOW             4 S TOWER               47.76N 92.29W
03/17/2016  M7.0 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION 3 S TOWER /TOWM5/

0700 AM     SNOW             4 S CORNUCOPIA          46.80N 91.10W
03/17/2016  M7.0 INCH        BAYFIELD           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER



0600 AM     SNOW             3 E COTTON              47.17N 92.42W
03/17/2016  M7.0 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION 3 SE COTTON /COTM5/

0630 AM     SNOW             2 S BRIMSON             47.25N 91.86W
03/17/2016  M7.0 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER



0700 AM     SNOW             3 SE SUPERIOR           46.67N 92.01W
03/17/2016  M6.3 INCH        DOUGLAS            WI   MESONET

            MESONET STATION 5 SE SUPERIOR /Y17W3/

0600 AM     SNOW             2 WNW SEELEY            46.13N 91.40W
03/17/2016  M6.3 INCH        SAWYER             WI   COCORAHS

            COCORAHS STATION HAYWARD 9.2 NNE /WI-SR-1/

1023 AM     SNOW             TOFTE                   47.56N 90.88W
03/17/2016  M6.0 INCH        COOK               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



1014 AM     SNOW             CLOQUET                 46.73N 92.49W
03/17/2016  M6.0 INCH        CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



0830 AM     SNOW             3 N MAHTOWA             46.61N 92.63W
03/17/2016  E6.0 INCH        CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



0500 AM     SNOW             MOUTH OF BRULE RIVER    46.74N 91.60W
03/17/2016  M6.0 INCH        DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER



0621 AM     SNOW             2 WNW SEELEY            46.13N 91.41W
03/17/2016  E6.0 INCH        SAWYER             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER



0700 AM     SNOW             5 S HERBSTER            46.76N 91.26W
03/17/2016  E6.0 INCH        BAYFIELD           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            1 INCH OVERNIGHT

0730 AM     SNOW             5 ENE ISLAND            47.00N 92.92W
03/17/2016  M5.8 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION 4 N FLOODWOOD /FLDM5/

0730 AM     SNOW             1 E RADISSON            45.77N 91.20W
03/17/2016  M5.5 INCH        SAWYER             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER



1014 AM     SNOW             5 NW TWO HARBORS        47.08N 91.75W
03/17/2016  M5.3 INCH        LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



0600 AM     SNOW             3 ENE WRIGHT            46.68N 92.95W
03/17/2016  M5.3 INCH        CARLTON            MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION 3 E WRIGHT /WRIM5/

1016 AM     SNOW             GRAND MARAIS            47.75N 90.34W
03/17/2016  M5.0 INCH        COOK               MN   PUBLIC



0700 AM     SNOW             2 N MOQUAH              46.60N 91.08W
03/17/2016  M5.0 INCH        BAYFIELD           WI   MESONET

            MESONET STATION MOQUAH 2N /Y39W3/

0700 AM     SNOW             12 W DRUMMOND           46.30N 91.50W
03/17/2016  M5.0 INCH        BAYFIELD           WI   COCORAHS

            COCORAHS STATION BARNES 2.2 S /WI-BY-6/

0445 AM     SNOW             2 NNW WASHBURN          46.70N 90.91W
03/17/2016  E4.8 INCH        BAYFIELD           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            2 SINCE 445 PM.

0600 AM     SNOW             7 SSW GRAND RAPIDS      47.14N 93.57W
03/17/2016  M4.5 INCH        ITASCA             MN   COCORAHS

            COCORAHS STATION GRAND RAPIDS 6.2 SSW
            /MN-IT-7/

0700 AM     SNOW             5 S EARL                45.84N 91.76W
03/17/2016  M4.3 INCH        WASHBURN           WI   COCORAHS

            COCORAHS STATION 4 S EARL /WI-WB-9/

0630 AM     SNOW             6 SW BUTTERNUT          45.97N 90.60W
03/17/2016  M4.2 INCH        PRICE              WI   COCORAHS

            COCORAHS STATION BUTTERNUT 5.9 SW /WI-PR-2/

0800 AM     SNOW             WRENSHALL               46.62N 92.38W
03/17/2016  M4.1 INCH        CARLTON            MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION WRENSHALL /WRSM5/

0654 AM     SNOW             1 E LA POINTE           46.78N 90.77W
03/17/2016  M4.1 INCH        ASHLAND            WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION MADELINE ISLAND
            /MAIW3/

0800 AM     SNOW             1 SW BAYFIELD           46.80N 90.84W
03/17/2016  M3.8 INCH        BAYFIELD           WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION BAYFIELD 1 SW WWTP
            /BAFW3/

0800 AM     SNOW             1 WNW CASS LAKE         47.38N 94.61W
03/17/2016  M3.2 INCH        CASS               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION CASS LAKE /CSLM5/

0700 AM     SNOW             ASHLAND                 46.58N 90.88W
03/17/2016  M3.2 INCH        ASHLAND            WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION ASHLAND /AWXW3/

0800 AM     SNOW             MINONG                  46.10N 91.82W
03/17/2016  M3.0 INCH        WASHBURN           WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION MINONG /MNGW3/

0550 AM     SNOW             LARSMONT                46.98N 91.75W
03/17/2016  E3.0 INCH        LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            STORM TOTAL

0745 AM     SNOW             2 E KETTLE RIVER        46.49N 92.84W
03/17/2016  M2.9 INCH        CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



0730 AM     SNOW             3 SW LESTER PARK        46.81N 92.06W
03/17/2016  M2.5 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   COCORAHS

            COCORAHS STATION DULUTH 3.2 NE /MN-SL-20/

0800 AM     SNOW             PARK FALLS              45.93N 90.45W
03/17/2016  M2.2 INCH        PRICE              WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION PARK FALLS /PKFW3/

0800 AM     SNOW             2 ESE COHASSET          47.25N 93.59W
03/17/2016  M2.1 INCH        ITASCA             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION POKEGAMA LK DAM
            /PKGM5/

0700 AM     SNOW             2 ENE EAST GULL LAKE    46.42N 94.30W
03/17/2016  M1.2 INCH        CROW WING          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION BRAINERD 7NW /BNWM5/

0700 AM     SNOW             2 ENE EAST GULL LAKE    46.42N 94.30W
03/17/2016  M1.2 INCH        CROW WING          MN   COCORAHS

            COCORAHS STATION BRAINERD 6.9 NW /MN-CW-3/

0715 AM     SNOW             7 WSW PINE RIVER        46.68N 94.53W
03/17/2016  M1.0 INCH        CASS               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            STORM TOTAL

0700 AM     SNOW             1 SW BRAINERD           46.34N 94.21W
03/17/2016  M1.0 INCH        CROW WING          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION BRAINERD /BRAM5/

0800 AM     SNOW             EAST GULL LAKE          46.41N 94.35W
03/17/2016  M0.6 INCH        CASS               MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER EAST GULL LAKE /GLLM5/

0800 AM     SNOW             2 SW CROSSLAKE          46.67N 94.12W
03/17/2016  M0.5 INCH        CROW WING          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            CO-OP OBSERVER STATION CROSS LAKE DAM
            /CRLM5/

0844 AM     SNOW             3 NE NISSWA             46.53N 94.25W
03/17/2016  E0.2 INCH        CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

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