Hot Weather in the BWCA
Hot temperatures and high humidity on the Gunflint Trail this past weekend kept guests of Voyageur Canoe Outfitters close to the dock. If they weren’t in the water swimming then they were getting ready to in order to keep cool. Canoe guests in the Boundary Waters over the weekend also reported spending alot of time relaxing in the water.
With temperatures reaching 91 degrees and humidity up in the 90% without rain it was quite hot and sticky. If you were outside moving around then it didn’t take long before your clothing was soaked with sweat.
Guests coming to Voyageur or the BWCA this coming week should be prepared to spend their fair share of time in the water as well. The forecast is calling for more hot weather and high humidity throughout the week. There’s no place I’d rather be than the BWCA when there’s a heat wave because there’s plenty of water to cool off in.
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE…UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
305 PM CDT SUN JUL 17 2011
.GENERALLY HOT AND EXTREMELY HUMID CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST
THROUGH MID WEEK ACROSS MOST OF THE NORTHLAND. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS…OCCASIONAL BOUTS OF CLOUD COVER… AND A WEAK
FRONT ON MONDAY MAY BRING SOME SMALL RELIEF WITH SLIGHTLY LOWER
TEMPERATURES AND DEWPOINTS TO PARTS OF THE REGION. HOWEVER…
OVERALL IT WILL REMAIN HOT AND MUGGY. PORTIONS OF FAR NORTHEAST
MINNESOTA…MAINLY THE ARROWHEAD MAY SEE SOME RELIEF ON MONDAY AS
A BRIEF PERIOD OF NORTHEAST WINDS DEVELOP OFF OF LAKE SUPERIOR.