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Up and down we go with pleasant temps Tuesday, warm & humid midweek, and then a fall like feel by the weekend... click for details...

 



 

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WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER: What To Expect

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Wow, it's September. It's the 9th month of the year and the first month of meteorological fall. However, do no despair, summer is not officially over until the 22nd this year. When it comes to our averages for this month of transition, More>>

Late Week Rainfall Totals

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Some much needed rain finally impacted much of the area late in the week and early Saturday as a SLOW... More>>

Heavy Rain May Skirt Minnesota On Thursday

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I'm sure that many of you are enjoying the nice sunny and dry weather. That weather will continue, with the exception of of a one day diversion on Thursday. However, that will not be the case for our friends to the south, including More>>

SUNDAY TWISTER: Recap of central Minnesota tornado touchdown

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When it comes to supercell thunderstorms, it only takes one bad one to stir up trouble. That is exactly what happened this past Sunday in central Minnesota. It was a perfect storm of heat, humidity and a bit of atmospheric twist that squeezed out the latest More>>

The Comfy Air Returns

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It has been a very muggy last few days with the true dog days of summer taking over the Upper Midwest... More>>

New Way to See the Hurricane Risk along the Coastlines

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As the Atlantic hurricane season heads toward its typical peak, the U.S. East Coast remains one of the most vulnerable areas on the planet... More>>

Arctic Melt Ponds Form as Ice Continues Its Summer Melt

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From above, Arctic ice looks quite different in summer than it does in winter. A sheen of white covers most surfaces in... More>>

Another Icelandic Volcano Could Erupt Grounding Thousands of Flights

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Earthquakes are swarming around the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland prompting the country to raise the volcano's eruption risk level to orange, the second highest category... More>>

Heavy Rain Returns Thursday Morning

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Another storm with heavy rain, but like the last couple, not everyone really benefited from Mother Nature's faucet.. More>>

MN State Fair 2014: The hottest start in 20 years

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They don't call it the "Great Minnesota Sweat Together" for nothing. Its always hot at the fair at least one day. Overall it was much hotter last year during the run of the fair but his year we will kick it off with the More>>

SUNDAY DELUGE: Rainfall Totals

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Some much needed rain finally moved in for some of us on Sunday, but some of us got more than we bargained for... More>>

Final Numbers for July

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The month of July is highlighted by the same features that 6 out of the first 7 months of this year have shown... More>>

SUMMER RAINS: How Twin Cities went from feast to famine

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Back in June of this year the taps would not turn off. Some rivers across the region overflowed their banks and damaged property. The lakes were so bloated that you couldn't even make a wave without risking a ticket. Now, More>>

Lake Minnetonka at lowest level since spring thaw

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The lack of rain across many metro locations and parts of southern and central Minnesota is now making a dent in the high water levels that... More>>

A Little Cool Thursday Morning

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For those that were up bright and early Thursday morning might have felt a little chill as you walked outside... More>>

The reason behind this beautiful weather: It's all Greek to me

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After our crazy winter, with constant slaps in the face from the Polar Vortex, the summer has to be just as brutal, right? Actually getting our Jet Stream out of joint has actually given us a break from the More>>

The Atlantic Hurricane Season Starting Off Slow

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The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is off to a pretty dull roar as we have seen just... More>>

Recent Rumors About Supervolcano Erupting Prompts USGS to Issue Statement

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Yellowstone National Park, home to Old Faithful and some of the prettiest and most pristine natural beauty on the planet, is one of the largest volcanoes ever discovered. Scientists made a wild hypothesis back... More>>

Think it's been a cool summer in Minnesota? Think again

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I would say that the general consensus of 2014 will be that it was always cold and it was the year without a summer. While this term is left open for interpretation, it is also just plain wrong. More>>

Deluge of Rain in Western Minnesota

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A slow moving storm system allowed a cluster of showers and storms to develop during the day Saturday. Normally this would be nothing new, but ...
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When to see Super Moon and meteor shower this week Video included

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This week the heavens will be putting on a double feature called: “SUPER” MOON VERSUS “MEGA” METEORS. Ok, I made up that title but it a perfect fit as that is exactly what will be happening. As you may have read in the previous blog, August 10th and 11th will be the time frame for another “Supermoon”. This bigger and brighter than normal lunar event will not only compete with More>>

Largest & Brightest Full Moon in More than a Year

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Another supermoon has arrived for all to enjoy. Saturday and Sunday nights will feature the largest... More>>

Slow Severe Weather Season for Minnesota

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Despite our exceedingly wet spring and rocky start to summer, it's been a pretty quiet severe weather season for much of the Upper Midwest, including Minnesota.
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Tropical storm Iselle makes landfall in Hawaii

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A common misconception with the island of Hawaii is that it's in a tropical region so they get lots of tropical storms. Well, reality is a little different... More>>

DOUBLE TROUBLE: 2 Hurricanes eye Hawaiian paradise

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For the first time in over two decades the Hawaiian Island chain is in the cross hairs of a major hurricane. In fact, the big island of Hawaii could see its first hurricane landfall ever. Now that may surprise a lot of you, but Hawaii is More>>

August weather in Minnesota: What to expect

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Wow, Really? Its August! We're 8 months into 2014 and so far its been one wild weather ride. From the "Polar Vortex" to the record rainfall in June to our shortage of 90°heat, this year has been far from normal. So, as we More>>

Another below Average Month for the Twin Cities

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After one of the wettest June's on record, July was noticeably drier, with most of the area only receiving 50% or... More>>

Why you should use caution when eating Minnesota fish

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Buyer, fisherman, and consumer beware… Minnesota fish may not be as safe to eat as you think... More>>

The Smoky Haze from Canadian Wildfires could be Around a While

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Dozens of active large wildfires continue to burn in sections of northern Canada. While the existence of these fires is nothing unusual, the direction the smoke is traveling is... More>>

Up Close and Personal: 5 Things Living On Us Right Now

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Unless youre non-human, there is no escape. We are walking around with some crazy looking companions. Through the eyes of a microscope, here is a look at just 5 things that call our body home More>>

Great weather for stargazing: Peak of Delta Aquariid meteor shower

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This may not be the biggest and brightest celestial event of the year, but with our near perfect summer weather, it will be a great night to do a little stargazing. The annual Southern Delta Aquariid meteor shower will be at its peak from Monday night to Tuesday morning. There is the possibility of catching a glimpse of a meteor every More>>

Record Streak without a Major Land Falling Hurricane Continues

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Although the Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be relatively quiet with below normal activity, it only takes one hurricane to create catastrophe... More>>

35 breathtaking views of Supercell clouds in Minnesota, Wisconsin

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Saturday night, North of the metro, a "Trail of Hail" made its way from Minnesota to Wisconsin. Large hail, some the size of tennis balls were reported in parts of Polk County, WI. There were only a few storms but those storms were More>>

The pleasant summer pattern returns Sunday

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Looks like our “coolish” and more early fall like pattern will return for much of the week ahead... More>>

Friday Morning Rain Totals

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After the longest dry streak in almost a year, the Twin Cities, and much of the region, saw some decent rain early Friday morning. The system responsible for the gully washers really dropped some impressive totals, especially across parts of More>>

Catastrophe nearly hit Earth 2 years ago

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NASA scientists are learning more about a solar storm that erupted 2 years ago that could have had drastic affects to life on earth and could have sent much of the globe back to the Stone Age. More>>

PHOTOS: Morning lightning show on Lake Harriet

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Fox 9 overnight photojournalist Greg Kellogg captured these amazing photos of lightning on Lake Harriet in southwest Minneapolis, taken from the bandshell. Follow Greg on Twitter @Overnights_at_9 and send your photos to photos@fox9.com.
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Longest dry streak in nearly 1 year, some water levels return to normal

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Finally a break in what has seemed like a never ending deluge through the first half of summer. The Twin Cities officially hasn’t had measurable precipitation in... More>>

SUMMER HAS PEAKED: But Its Not Over

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The hot and sticky start to this week may have a lot of you looking for a cool down. I know there are lots of you out there who savor this intense taste of summer, but technically, we have peaked and its More>>

6 months ago it was 6 degrees with -10 wind chill

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Which would you rather have: Monday’s high of 93 with a heat index of 105, or exactly 6 months ago with a high of 6 and -10 wind chill? Clearwater, Minn. won the race to 90 degrees Monday morning, hitting 90 by 10:30 a.m.
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Risk for Severe Storms Monday Night

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The heat and humidity of Monday will likely lead to thunderstorm development across the Dakotas and Minnesota as we head through... More>>

7 ways to stay cool in the heat Video included

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Monday will be our first dangerously hot day of the season. Who knows how many more we will have this summer, but it doesn’t make it any less concerning... More>>

HEAT ON THE WAY: How to calculate the heat index

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There's going to be excessive heat is in the forecast this week -- we will see hot temperatures of 90° or more plus a lot of humidity. More>>

Hazy Minnesota sunshine linked to west coast wildfires

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Another brutal fire season is underway on the west coast with dozens of fires reported in... More>>

Watch Your Step: Big Hole Discovered In Siberia

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1800 miles East of Moscow and right smack in the middle of a 400 mile wide area of permafrost, lies a hole of mega proportions. This hole is in an area that has been home to many archeological discoveries, including several More>>

Very warm, humid air returns over the weekend

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It has been a truly marvelous week in Minnesota. We have become so accustomed to the 90 and 100 degree readings in the month of July... More>>

Unusually Cool & Dry Air Mass Sets Records Nationwide

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The stretch of cool weather that we have seen since the latter part of this last weekend is in response to a huge trough that dove out of... More>>

Wettest Start to the Year Ever in One Region of Minnesota

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I feel like a broken record… ok, I guess I am one, but this year, all we have talked about is... More>>

What’s Up With That El Nino?

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What’s Up With That El Nino?We have all heard that famous weather phrase “El Nino”. A strong El Nino year can offset what we normally expect in our weather patterns. Below is a More>>

We've had the wettest June on record in Minnesota

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It likely comes as no surprise that the state has just experienced its wettest June ever. Once the month was over... More>>

The metro saw an even cooler July day in 2013

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We set a record cold high temperature on Monday July 14th in the Twin Cities with a high of 65°. This was the coldest... More>>

Nearly a year since we've seen a week of dry weather

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Did you know it has been nearly a year since we have seen a full week of dry weather??
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Reason Behind the Upcoming Chilly Weather

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Bring on the record cold! But it's not moving into the Upper Midwest for the very reason you have probably heard. This upcoming cold snap is NOT because of... More>>

Saturday Night Supermoon: The first of Three

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Its a full moon this Saturday and this full moon is just a bit closer to the earth so it has earned the title "Supermoon".It all has to do with the elliptical orbit the moon has around the Earth. This orbit will put More>>

Friday Morning Rain Totals

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It was another night of rumbling rainers moved across Minnesota and Wisconsin overnight Thursday into Friday. Some locations saw some real gully washer as the rain once again came down in buckets. Below are a few maps of radar indicated rain totals. More>>

Some Minnesota All-Star Weather History

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For the third time in almost 50 years, the All-Star game will be held right here in the Twin Cities. The first Major League All-Star Game was played on July 6, 1933 at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The first time the players hit the field in Minnesota was More>>

Lake Superior Water Levels Highest in Over 15 Years

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The amount of water in Lake Superior continues to climb and is now at its highest point since 1997.
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Canadian Wildfires Sending Us Smoke Signals

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Wildfires burning way up north, and I mean way up north in the Northwest Territories of Canada, will affect us here in the Upper Midwest, but not in a bad way. The smoke plume from fires burning in the dense Boreal Forest of Northwest Canada is More>>

Rainfall totals from Monday storms

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Another day and another round of storms for the metro… this time though... More>>

16 magical photos of after-the-storm rainbows

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Storms hammered parts of Minnesota and western Wisconsin with hail and heavy winds Monday evening, but as the clouds washed away, they painted the sky with glorious rainbows (and double rainbows). More>>

Large U.S. Military Base in the Path of Super Typhoon Neoguri

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The largest and strongest super typhoon of the year is now heading toward a major U.S. strong hold.
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Latest first 90 degree day since 1993

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2014 will be a year not only remembered as the year winter never wanted to end, and one of the wettest June’s of all time, but it will also be remembered... More>>

Minnesota drought-free for the first time since 2011

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Now that we have water coming out of every crack and crevice in the state, the area has finally broken the grip on the long term “light” drought that has plagued the area... More>>

A Little July 4th Twin Cities Weather History

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It seems that here in Minnesota that holidays seem to be marked in time by some big weather event. We all have heard of the "Halloween Blizzard" for example. So, when it comes to Independence Day, we can easily remember the year it was More>>

4th of July fireworks weather forecast

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We'll fall into the comfortable lower 70s for fireworks time in the Twin Cities, with just a slight threat for isolated storms across western Minnesota. We all have a shot at a stray rumble after midnight as temperatures fall into the 60s. More>>

Welcome to July: What To Expect

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Welcome to July: What To Expect July is the first month of the 2nd half of the year. July is also right smack in the middle of meteorological summer, June-July-August. It’s also the first full month of real summer. It is also our More>>

Typically When is the Warmest Day of the Year?

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Now that we are into July and completely entrenched into the summer months it’s time to think heat. Minnesotans are likely some of the heartiest of all Americans when it comes to weather because... More>>

A Dozen Minnesota Cities Set June Rainfall Records

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We are now finished with one of the wettest months on record across the state with the state average rainfall now just a few drops shy of the...
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UPDATED: Heavy rain eyes Minnesota this weekend

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The taps will once again turn on this weekend as another juicy storm system with possible heavy rain takes aim on the Upper Midwest. So far this June we have seen 10.25 inches of rain and we are just More>>

Drought VS Flood: The Last Presidential Visit to Minnehaha Falls

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The Last Presidential Visit to Minnehaha Falls The year was 1964 and the month was June. I was born in June but I was not around in 1964. However, the President that last visited Minnehaha Falls was the president the year I was born, but enough about me. It was late June 1964 when then President Lyndon B. Johnson More>>

PHOTO: Giant clamshell floating down Mississippi River Video included

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Fox 9 overnight photojournalist Greg Kellogg spotted something strange floating down the Mississippi River in St. Paul early Tuesday morning – a giant clamshell. The clamshell is believed to be from a flooded playground on Harriet Island. More>>

Why no tornado warning was issued for these funnel clouds

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Storms produced weak funnel clouds near Hastings, Minn. just before 1 p.m. Monday. The National Weather Service said no tornado warning was issued because these funnel clouds will not touch the ground and will not cause any damage. More>>

CHARTS: Record-breaking water levels in Minnesota

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With the enormous amount of rain over the last couple of weeks comes the consequence… never before seen flooding in some areas... More>>

River flood timing for Crow, Minnesota, Mississippi

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With the unbelievable deluge of rain that may only happen once every 100 years, there is no surprise that major river flooding will be a problem heading through the next week or two... More>>

WOW, That was one wet week! Check out these totals

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It wasn't 40 days and 40 nights but it was a wet 7 days and 7 night. The average rain for the entire month of June is 4.25" and we blew through that many times over. Below is a More>>

Wettest June day on record in Twin Cities

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June 19th, 2014 will now go down in the record books as the 5th wettest calendar day in history with records dating back nearly 150 years. A whopping...
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Wettest start to a year in Minneapolis since 1871

Flooded backyard in Gibbon, Minn. Submitted to Fox 9 by Amber Smith. Flooded backyard in Gibbon, Minn. Submitted to Fox 9 by Amber Smith.
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With Thursday morning’s rain (3.57 inches at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as of 11 a.m), we now have more than 10 inches of rain for the month of June in the Twin Cities – a brand new record. This is the wettest first 6 months of a year in the Twin Cities since 1871.
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PHOTO: Elm tree impales roof, enters Minneapolis bedroom Video included

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The branch of an elm tree impaled the roof of a home in the Longfellow neighborhood of south Minneapolis during Monday’s storm, leaving a spindle of wood just inches away from one man’s pillow. “I thought I’d been being nice to my 100-year-old Dutch elm, but evidently there’s been some misunderstanding somewhere." More>>

Severe Weather Threat Monday

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The chances for severe weather return to the area again Monday after a very active weekend with highs winds toppling trees and power lines on Saturday... More>>

Father's Day Weekend Rain Totals

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Another wash out of a weekend with heavy rain pushing back into the state for the third weekend in a row... More>>

SATURDAY GUSTS: Wind reports across the metro

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The storms were not big, but they got together to form a mob that attacked the metro Saturday afternoon.
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Potential Strong Storms Saturday Night and Sunday

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A slight risk of severe weather has been issued for much of central and southern Minnesota leaving the metro area on the northeastern fringe of the area of most concern by the Storm Prediction Center. More>>

More heavy rain sets sights on Minnesota

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Minnesota has started with one of the coolest and wettest years on record. While temperatures have finally come around to more normal conditions, the wet pattern is likely to continue... More>>

The Polar Vortex Left A Mark

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I know summer is just around the corner but how can you forget the brutal winter we just survived. Yes, we set records and stuff, but we also tweaked our averages a bit. In fact, temperature wise here in The Upper Midwest, the first 5 months of 2014 averaged out to be More>>

HONEY MOON: Rare Friday the 13th full moon

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Yes it’s a full moon, and it happens about every 29 days, but how often does it fall on a Friday the 13th? The answer is, “Not often”. Since 1990 it has happened only 8 times.
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BEWARE: It's Mayfly season in Minnesota

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The mosquitoes are slowly returning to Minnesota as water temperatures return to warmer levels where their larva can hatch, but the pesky biting bug isn’t the only one coming back. Mayflies have been rumored to be starting to hatch.
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Strong storms possible in NW Minn. Wednesday afternoon

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Although the chance of storms in the metro will be around Wednesday evening, the real threat of some isolated strong storms will be in the northwestern Minnesota late Wednesday afternoon.
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Lake Superior is finally ice-free

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All of the Great Lakes including Lake Superior are now ice free. This marks the end to a 7 month stretch... More>>

PHOTOS: Minnesota River highlighted in fog

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A pretty cool sight as the sun came up Sunday morning with low lying fog hovering over some of the river valleys through 9am. Many of us saw the fog as we stepped out the door or looked out the window... More>>

How we know Voyager 1 Entertered Interstellar Space

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It was learned last year that the space probe launched in 1977 had finally reached outside our solar system and into interstellar space. This was discussed in our cosmos minute Sunday morning, but...
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SATURDAY RAIN TOTALS: June off to a wet start

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Wow, we can't seem to just get a drink now and then, we have to turn to taps to "Wide Open". Another round of rain adds to what already way too much in some areas. This time the rain fell across More>>

WHAT DID YOU CALL ME? Hurricane Names For 2014

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It may seem silly to name hurricane and tropical storms but there is a reason to the madness. Tropical Storms are formed when wind speeds reach 39 mph and Hurricanes are formed when winds reach 74 mph. So, why name them? The reason is simple, so that More>>

Area Rivers Continue to Rise

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Just 2 days after Lake Minnetonka set a record high level at 950.68 feet in elevation, area rivers continue... More>>

Lake Minnetonka and area creeks hit record high levels

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In one of the wettest starts to the year ever in the metro, it is likely no surprise that high water levels are setting records on area lakes and creeks... More>>

UPDATED: SUNDAY RAIN TOTALS

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After a lull in the action late Sunday afternoon, more rain was moving into the state once again. As of Sunday evening, here are the latest rain totals from across the region.We even set a daily record for rainfall at Frazier More>>

WELCOME TO JUNE: A Look At Average And Then Some

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Welcome to June! It is now officially meteorological summer. The 6th month of the year is one of our hottest and stormiest. Below you can see More>>

Rapid rise in Minnehaha Creek

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The widespread 2 to 4 inches of rain across the metro early Sunday has seen Minnehaha Creek to its highest level in years and is now flowing more than 4 times higher than normal...
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Lake Superior Breaks Record with Ice Still Around

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It is now the month of June and there is still ice hovering on the southern shores of Lake Superior making it now the latest this much ice has been on the lake this late in the season... More>>

Rainfall Totals Sunday

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An incredible amount of rain deluged much of central Minnesota late Saturday through early Sunday causing street flooding and a rapid rise on creeks, streams, and rivers...
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Update - Heavy rain threat through Monday

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It has been a nice break; temperatures actually above normal in the 80’s and plenty of sunshine, but as well all know, it never lasts. More active weather returns to the region over the weekend... More>>

MAP: Slow start to tornado season continues

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One good thing we can attribute to the unusually cold weather over the last several months across the eastern two-thirds of the country is that tornado numbers have been down… drastically. In fact, the official count has hovered around record lows all year and that trend continues with another below average month of May. Here is where we stand now… this number has been adjusted for inflation.So now you are probably wondering how we have inflation on tornado numbers. Well, for the simple reaso... More>>

Watch: The Annual Spring Thaw across North America

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We all know how long it takes for Minnesota to warm in the spring and finally become snow and ice free… well almost, there is STILL ice on Lake Superior, but...
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PHOTOS: Fog bank swallows Lake Michigan

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As we all know, conditions can change rapidly in any part of the country, and really anywhere in the world... More>>

Motor City paralyzed by flooding, water removal ongoing Video included

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It could be days, weeks - even months before things return to normal on some metro Detroit freeways. More>>

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