Tornado watch issued for parts of the NorthlandThe National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of the Northland until 4 a.m.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of the Northland until 4 a.m.
The watch includes all of Northwestern Wisconsin, as well as Aitkin, Carlton and Pine counties in Minnesota. The severe thunderstorm watch that had previously been in effect for Duluth and other parts of Northeastern Minnesota has been dropped.
A storm earlier this evening produced a confirmed tornado in the Remer and Hill City areas of Cass and Aitkin counties.
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Earlier today a line of thunderstorms brought hail, gusty winds and torrential rain to much of the Northland. Storm reports relayed by the National Weather Service in Duluth during the midday and afternoon hours included:
The storms dropped a quick inch of rain and pea-sized hail on the north side of Duluth. They prompted several special marine warnings for the waters of Lake Superior.