BWCA, Quetico Park and Ely, MN Weather Conditions and Forecast
Weather in the BWCA and Quetico Park can change rapidly and unexpectedly. The following pages and web sites will provide you with a general forecast for our area to allow you to better prepare for your BWCA or Quetico Park canoe trip.
Of course, there is no substitute for being prepared for anything. Be sure to check out our list of what to bring on your canoe trip so you'll be prepared for a variety of weather conditions.
Quetico Park, and Ely, MN Current Weather and Weather Forecast
BWCA, Quetico Park, and Ely, MN Radar Image
BWCA, Quetico Park, and Ely, MN Satellite Image
Hazardous Weather Conditions for the BWCA and Ely, MN Area
More BWCA and Quetico Park Weather Information
Average Temperatures and Precipitation in the BWCA and Lower Quetico Park
July normally has the most stable weather during the season. June and August tend to have slightly higher rainfall, although the weather is still quite nice. May and September can be very cool. You should take some extra gear to deal with the elements during these months.
NOAA Weather Radio
NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information direct from a nearby National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System, NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards--both natural (such as earthquakes and volcano activity) and environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills). NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts are found in the Ely, MN area at KXI44, 162.500 MHz, with a broadcasting power of 300 watts, and in the International falls area at WXK45, 162.550 MHz, with a broadcasting power of 1000 watts.