4.25.2008

I'm Having a Pity Party, and You're All Invited!

/O.NEW.KDLH.FL.W.0003.080425T1725Z- 080429T0000Z/ /TACM5.1.ER.080425T0430Z. 080426T1200Z.080428T1200Z.NR/ 1225 PM CDT FRI APR 25 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A:

WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 12 PM CDT SATURDAY.

SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 15 INCHES IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING FOR WALKER...GRAND RAPIDS...BIGFORK... ELY... CRANE LAKE AND INTERNATIONAL FALLS. THE SNOW MAY BE MIXED WITH SOME RAIN OR SLEET FOR A TIME...BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO ALL SNOW OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES...WITH VISIBILITIES OF LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE POSSIBLE. NORTHERLY WINDS WILL GUST TO 25 MPH AT TIMES...WHICH WILL ALSO CAUSE SOME BLOWING SNOW. THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REPORTS DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA. CONDITIONS WILL NO DOUBT CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE AS THE NIGHT WEARS ON.

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW... SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

* FLOOD WARNING FOR THE PRAIRIE RIVER NEAR TACONITE. * UNTIL MONDAY EVENING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 11:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.2 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET. * FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 10.5 FEET BY TOMORROW MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE MONDAY MORNING. AT 10.0 FEET... FLOOD STAGE.. THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 11.8 FEET ON APR 17 1969.

RECENT RAINFALL AND CONSIDERABLE SNOWMELT HAS CAUSED THE PRAIRIE RIVER TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE NEAR TACONITE. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TODAY AND SNOWFALL TONIGHT MAY CAUSE THE RIVER TO RISE FURTHER.


2 comments:

Got Boys? said...

I'm so sorry. I won't share our weekend forcast...

Dollymama said...

Criminy....that sure sounds unpleasant. Want to move to KY? There's a house right down the street from us for sale. Cool neighbors, guaranteed!