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Heavy rain prompts flood advisories in Twin Ports

Heavy rain prompted several flood advisories in the Northland on Wednesday as repeated rounds of thunderstorms moved across the area.

A flood advisory was in effect for much of the day in the Twin Ports, where some rain gauges recorded in excess of 2 inches of rain. Advisories also were issued during the afternoon and evening for parts of Carlton, southern Lake, northern Douglas, northern Bayfield and Pine counties.

A weather spotter near Cornucopia reported 3.25 inches of rain through Wednesday evening, the National Weather Service reported.

According to the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District's automated weather stations, Proctor saw 2.28 inches of rain through 8 p.m. Wednesday; the WLSSD plant in Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood 2.07 inches; Rice Lake 1.82 inches; Hermantown 1.67 inches; Duluth's Endion neighborhood 1.63 inches and Wrenshall 1.6 inches.

Officially, the Duluth International Airport recorded 1.25 inches of rain through 7 p.m. Wednesday. The city has received more than 6 inches of rain in September, nearly wiping out a precipitation deficit that has lasted much of 2015.

Wednesday’s rain didn’t reach all of the Northland, though — International Falls did not report any rain on Wednesday.

There will be a chance of showers in the region on Thursday, with highs in the 60s.

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