Thunderstorms Bring High Winds, Hail, and Heavy Rains

Thunderstorms moved across the Northland August 25th into August 26th as a cold front moved across the region. The storms brought torrential downpours, high winds, and large hail. 

At the right is a graphic from the NWS radar depicting the estimated precipitation for two days - August 25th and 26th. Click on image for a larger view.

The yellow shaded areas indicate 3 to 6 inch estimated rainfall amounts.

The table below lists 24 hour rainfall amounts from various official NWS sources.

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One severe thunderstorm moved across Cass and Crow Wing Counties of Minnesota. It dropped hail up to 2 inches in diameter and 65 mph winds.

The top image is from 5:03 pm and the bottom is from 5:28 pm.

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Another storm moved across Crow Wing County and dropped more hail.

The top graphic was at 8:33 pm and the bottom was at 9:03 pm.

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Meanwhile, a large line of storms called a "bow echo" moved across northern Wisconsin.   The storms knocked down trees and power lines along the apex of the bow shape, as depicted by the magenta line in the radar pictures to the left. The most damage occurred from near Gordon through Barnes, the Hayward area, Cable, Drummond, Grandview, Clam Lake, and Mellen.

The top radar photo is from 9:03 pm and the bottom one was at 9:32 pm.

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