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Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flood Threats Shift From Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley; Elevated to Critical Fire Concerns Out West

Heavy to excessive rainfall with flash flood concerns will shift from the southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley. Elevated to Critical Fire weather threats will linger through the weekend across the Great Basin and central Rockies. Finally, Major to Record river flooding will continue in portions of the Midwest and across parts of North and South Carolina this weekend. Read More >

A strong low pressure system across the central plains produced a significant pressure gradient across the upper midwest. As a result, strong non-thunderstorm winds were felt across the northland, especially along the southwest portion of Lake Superior. Many trees were uprooted, and damage was sustained to cars, houses, and fences. Here is a summary of observations and reports across the northland.



Wind observations
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Fallen tree on top of car at Morris Thomas Rd and Haines Rd

Summary of Damage 

Fence blown down in West Duluth

Fallen tree on top of a house across from the Proctor Fairgrounds

Damage at 41st and Cooke Street