Thunder can be heard in the video. Dec 25 2016. Lightning motion photo from Aug 17 & 26 2001. Onamia MN
Onamia is located in central Minnesota, near Mille Lacs Lake and other lakes and Rum River. See more at general info There are businesses in the area including a hospital, schools grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, drug store, and industry- see our biz listings There are also plenty of recreational opportunities.
On Friday November 18 2016 Visibility was less than 1/4 mile in Brainerd MN #mnwx
Over 300 crashes happened in Minnesota that Friday as well and drivers were asked stay off the road in certain areas of the state. Many schools, businesses, and other functions were closed.
As of Saturday snow clearing is still happening and roads were still completely covered with snow or ice in many areas including the entire Brainerd Lakes Area MN and Onamia MN. current conditions www.511mn.org
In the winter Snow and Ice can make it difficult to drive. Avoid driving, if possible during difficult conditions. If you must drive, Allow extra time to get to your destination. Slow Down. Have snow and ice cleared from your vehicle. Keep your headlights on. Have a survivor kit including water, food, blanket, flashlight, and wear winter clothing including coat, hat, gloves/mittens.
for current conditions go to www.511mn.org
Tuesday Morning at about 7am (photos taken from Brainerd MN)
7-31-2016 fine particles/smoke could be seen in the air in Brainerd MN. Smoke could be smelled on Friday 7-29-2016 The MPCA measured the particles at 51in Brainerd which is moderate air quality 7-31-2016 11am
Earlier: 5-6-2016 smoke over Minnesota from Canada forest fires far away. red sunset past 2 nights
earlier 4-14-2016 red sunset
earlier measurements at Detroit lakes is unhealthy for sensitive groups.