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February 23, 2017
UPDATE: Storm tracks south, sparing metro-area commute
Parts of southeastern Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin were hit with several inches of snow overnight and Friday morning, Feb. 24, but accumulation...
February 23, 2017 - 9:57am
February 22, 2017
Too good to last: Region braces for winter storm
Following a stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures in February, snow is back in the forecast. A winter storm is expected to blanket the region...
February 22, 2017 - 2:54pm
Minnesota may gain "mild" days in spring, fall
DULUTH — For years the discussion about global climate change has been about how warm it's going to get in many areas, or how wet, how...
January 22, 2017 - 5:30am
January 5, 2017
Absolute zero: MN winters rated worst in the U.S., WI's seventh worst
DULUTH — Minnesota's infamous winters are the absolute worst, the most miserable of anywhere in the U.S, according to the website thrillist.com....
January 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
December 29, 2016
Thanks to Christmas rain, Twin Cities has wettest year on record
ST. PAUL — This year is going down as the wettest year on record in Minneapolis-St. Paul, tracing back to when the National Weather Service...
December 29, 2016 - 5:30am
December 10, 2016
Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
CHICAGO—Forecasters are sending chills down some spines with a prediction that much of the northern half of the United States could see...
December 10, 2016 - 9:00am
November 21, 2016
Biggest snowfall goes to small town near Brainerd
CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Northern Minnesota towns were the winners in snowfall over the weekend. Chris Franks, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Chanhassen, said Friday’s snowfall left just 0.3 inches at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. There...
November 21, 2016 - 9:41am
November 20, 2016
2016 will be warmest year on record
DULUTH, Minn. — The long-term trend for northern Minnesota, the U.S. and the Earth continues to be warmer — 2016 will likely be the warmest on record and October was the third warmest — but forecasters still are predicting slightly better odds for a colder Northland...
November 20, 2016 - 5:30am
November 18, 2016
Heavy snow expected in MN as road conditions deteriorate, less than an inch likely locally
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Heavy snow is expected to fall throughout Minnesota on Friday, Nov. 18, making travel difficult in a central and northern...
November 18, 2016 - 9:55am
October 10, 2016
With traps, spray and cats, homeowners finding ways to address too many mice
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — An influx of outdoor mice has area homeowners on the verge of mouse madness. Mouse traps and mouse bait have been selling at record levels, exterminators are staying busy and people who have never had house cats before are bringing in "mousers" to join the...
October 10, 2016 - 12:14pm
October 6, 2016
Almost 1.5 million urged to flee deadly hurricane on U.S. coast
LES CAYES, Haiti and GUANTANAMO, Cuba — Hurricane Matthew twisted toward the Bahamas and Florida's east coast on Wednesday after killing at least 26 people and damaging a majority of homes in Haiti's south, prompting the hard-hit country to postpone a long-awaited presidential election....
October 6, 2016 - 9:56am
December 23, 2015
Don't count on skating outside this Christmas
The Farmington and Rosemount parks departments put opening dates on their website each year for their outdoor ice rinks. But those dates are never really more than somebody’s best guess. To make ice, you need cold. And predicting what the weather is going to do in Minnesota is never...
December 23, 2015 - 9:54am
Northern Lights create show in region
Monday night, the Northern Lights put on a show the likes of which has not been seen in years. The aurora are the result of high energy particles from the sun reacting with gas molecules in Earth's outer atmosphere. Earth's magnetic field concentrates the displays near the north...
June 23, 2015 - 6:42pm
Funnel cloud spotted over Hastings, Hampton
A small funnel cloud was spotted over Hastings at about 12:45 p.m. Monday. The sighting prompted several weather sirens to sound. It does...
June 23, 2014 - 2:56pm