The weather in parts of Minnesota is expected to take a turn for the worse ahead of warmer temperatures, and for those camping outdoors in northern Minnesota, things could turn very dangerous.

To give people time to prepare, the National Weather Service in Duluth issued an urgent warning Tuesday through its Facebook page.

Hopefully, this allows those in the potential impact area to get the message and act accordingly.

Severe Thunderstorms May Affect Northern Minnesota On Wednesday Afternoon

According to the National Weather Service, severe thunderstorms may affect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness late Wednesday afternoon and evening. These strong thunderstorms are most likely between 4 PM and 9 PM, however, those outdoors should be aware that they could happen as early as 3 PM Wednesday.

The storms are expected to produce strong winds, golf ball-sized hail, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, and heavy rainfall.

Now Is The Time To Prepare In Case Thunderstorms Threaten

The NWS urges everyone camping this week in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to prepare now for the potential of dangerous weather.

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Campers should take extra precautions to secure campsites and make a plan in case of severe weather. Important steps to take include:

  • For Strong Winds: Try to keep your tent away from large or decayed trees.
  • For Large Hail: Use your well-tied-down canoe or tent for shelter.
  • For Lightning: Sit on your personal floatation devices or sleeping pads to minimize your risk and avoid putting your tent on top of exposed tree roots.
  • Monitor NOAA Weather Radio for updates and possible warnings.
NWS Duluth Facebook
NWS Duluth Facebook

The National Weather Service is closely monitoring this situation and will continue to provide updates.

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