Boundary Waters

Lightning Detection System Installed


September, 2000 a lightning detection system was installed towards the end of the Gunflint Trail on the shore of Gunflint Lake in Northern Cook County.  The system was installed as a public service intended to aide in protecting the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and surrounding resort communities.  The system is currently operational, but will be going through several upgrades to further improve the system.  Check back often for updates.  If you would like to become involved, feel free to send an email to

Andrew Revering of Convective Development shown installing components of the detection system into the computer

Erik W. L. Anderson of pictured working on background maps for the detection system

Overlooking Gunflint Lake, Anderson makes adjustments to a portion of the weather station installed earlier this summer

Revering shown working on the software that plots lightning strikes up to 300 miles from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Lightning Links

Gunflint Lake Centered Map Twin Cities Centered Map St Cloud Centered Map
Camping Storm Safety Lightning FAQ Nat. Lightning Detection Network

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