The National Weather Service in Duluth on Tuesday, Nov. 8, issued a winter storm watch Thursday morning through lake Friday night for a large swath of northern and northwest Minnesota, including for Cass, Todd and Wadena counties.
The wind, combined with dry conditions and warm temperatures to create near critical fire conditions in northeast Minnesota with the National Weather Service warning the conditions could lead to rapidly spreading fires.
Thunderstorms were predicted to cause some severe weather Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in the Brainerd lakes area. But the National Weather Service in Duluth has not received reports of hail or tornadoes touching down in the region.
"Excess rainfall" this spring has reversed the severe drought the north saw last year, and it's unlikely there will be a drought in the region for the foreseeable future, according to a climate outlook report.