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Wet Weather in the Central Gulf Coast and Pacific Northwest; Critical Fire Weather Threat in the West

Locally heavy rainfall continue to bring flash flooding along the central Gulf Coast from southeast Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. A strong cold front will bring heavy rain, winds, cooler temperatures, and possibly high elevation snow to the Northwest through the weekend. Widespread critical fire weather due to dry, gusty winds is forecast from the Great Basin into the northern Plains. Read More >


A severe thunderstorm complex packing damaging straight-line winds swept across northern Minnesota on July 5, 2016, beginning in the afternoon and ending late in the evening. Damage from the severe thunderstorm winds were reported all along the path of the storm, but the hardest hit areas were Deer River in Itasca County and the Island Lake area just north of Duluth. A private weather station in Normana Township north of Duluth recorded a 71 mph wind gust.

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