Weather Features

  • Red Flag Warning Issued for Park Point Beaches

    (Duluth, MN) Northland's NewsCenter -- A high risk of rip currents has prompted the Duluth Fire Department to issue a red flag warning along all Park Point beaches. Swimming is not advised at any of these Duluth beaches until further notice.

  • Superior Mayor: "A Mess I've Never Seen Before"

    Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - Mayor Bruce Hagen declares a State of Emergency, due to major flooding and road closures, effective immediately in the City of Superior, until further notice.

  • Authorities Advise No Travel in Duluth, Other Road Closures

    Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Duluth Police are advising emergency-only travel across the city.

  • Flooding Concerns throughout Douglas County

    Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - Douglas County Emergency Management officials say the 911 Operations Center is overwhelmed with phone calls. Overhwelemed with 911 calls, flooded basments, flooded streets, cars stalled,

  • Heavy Flooding Expected Across Northland

    On Tuesday, the Northland has seen copious amounts of rainfall as band after band of rain continued to pummel the area. Plus we are not out of the rain yet.

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  • Flooding Across the Northland

    On Tuesday, the Northland has seen copious amounts of rainfall as band after band of rain continued to pummel the area. Plus we are not of the rain yet. The warm front of an associated low in South Dakota has convection occurring to the west of our region. Stalling over us allowing for wave after wave dropping inches of rain on an already saturated region. As they move slowly westward, rainfall could be as much as 3-4 inches an hour in some cases. Severe weather potential is still possible with high winds, hail, and even an isolated tornado. The several inches of rainfall the Northland has already seen plus the additional rain expected in the next bands of storms over the evening and into tomorrow puts the entire region at risk for flooding. Already now the Iron Range has seen between 4-6 inches of rain while Duluth and the North Shore have seen 2-4 inches. Some rain totals that have come in over the past couple hours include Duluth (3.28"), Silver Bay (2.27"), Two Harbors (4.82" between 4:45pm-10:30pm!), Iron Junction (3"), Hibbing (2.25"), and Floodwood (4.68"). Highway 61 also has reports of flooding along stretches to which prompted closure going north from Duluth to Two Harbors. Flooding is a dangerous situation to be caught in. If you see any roadways covered in water, notify emergency management and turn around to find an alternate route. 2 inches of standing water carries a current that can sweep a person in an instant, and 6 inches of moving water can even sweep a car. In any event, turn around and find another way to get where you are going. Heavy amounts of rainfall are expected to fall with each storm band. If motorists do venture out be safe and be smart in your decision. A couple inches of water can be dangerous and put your life at risk. Avoid water covered roads and stay alert to Northland's NewsCenter as we bring you the latest information.

  • Flooding Forces Highway 61 Closure

    Grand Marais, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Flooding has forced the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol to close Highway 61 approximately one mile west of Grand Marais.

  • Flood Advisory

    A flood advisory has been issued for Pine, Carlton, S. St. Louis, Burnett, Douglas and Washburn Counties until 9pm. The NWS received reports of roads being covered with water around LIndal Road near Duluth. We've seen 3-4" of rain so far and could see up to 2 more inches.


    Heavy rain showers and thunderstorms will occur across the northland this afternoon. Rainfall amounts between 1-3" are possible, therefore the National Weather Serves has issued a FLOOD WATCH until Friday morning. The largest threat for severe weather will be in north and central Wisconsin and far east Minnesota. A large surface low in addition to strong winds aloft will create an unstable atmosphere capable of producing strong winds between 45-55mph, hail, and a possibly a tornado. Large squall lines of thunderstorms may form, capable of producing these sever events. Stay tuned for more details.