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U.S. records its coldest March since 2002

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The eastern U.S. was below average in the month of March recording its coldest first "spring" month in over a decade. Minnesota had itself the 20th coldest March in the last 120 years. More>>

PHOTOS: Blood Moon, April 15, 2014

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People in the United States will see 4 total lunar eclipses in the next 2 years, an uncommon event that will happen only 8 times this century. More>>

More April snow in the cards?

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I know that the last thing anyone wants to hear is about snow, but there might be more on the horizon for parts of Minnesota come Wednesday. More>>

Weekend Rain and Snow Recap

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The metro area didn't get a whole lot of rain over the weekend, or any snow for that matter, but it wasn't far away… at all! More>>

LUNAR ECLIPSE: A bright spot Monday night

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This Monday night into Tuesday morning will start off a 4 part celestial event. People in the United States will see four total lunar eclipses in a row in the next two years, an uncommon event that will More>>

Global Sea Ice Sets Early Year Record High

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In the age where all we hear is the steady decline of Arctic Sea Ice, it is interesting to know that the global amount of sea ice actually set a daily record high last week. More>>

WEEKEND RAIN: Most will stay southeast of Twin Cities

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A little shower activity greeted us as we awakened from the evening slumber on Saturday, but this time, of the rain variety. More>>

Some Area Rivers are Rising Above Flood Stage

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While many areas won't deal with spring flooding this year, some spots have some high water concerns this weekend as area rivers begin to crest from the snow runoff, and now a little bit of rain. More>>

2014 Atlantic hurricane season forecast shows below normal activity

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Colorado State University has issued their yearly prediction for the activity expected in the Atlantic basin and they have determined that it will likely be a below average year for tropical storms. More>>

ARCTIC ICE: Yearly maximum reached, now the melt is on

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Scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center announced the ultimate sign of spring: Arctic sea ice reached its winter peak on March 21, 2014, and the annual melt season is underway. More>>

Rare Category 5 Tropical Cyclone will make Landfall in Australia

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A pretty rare feat will be reached today with a category 5 cyclone set to make landfall in northeast Australia. More>>

ICE OUT 2014: Waiting for the thaw on Minnesota lakes

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The long, cold winter has Minnesotans yearning for signs of spring… and eventually summer lake season. An important spring benchmark is lake ice out when the lakes are finally free of the cold harsh signs of winter, and can start to significantly warm. More>>

Snow Cover Now Splits the State in Half

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The presence of snow has finally melted away in much of southern and central Minnesota with even those huge parking lot piles now starting to dwindle, but northern Minnesota is a far different story. More>>

The First Warm Day in Months

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The first 70° day of the year appeared on Wednesday in the metro and boy did it feel nice. More>>

First Documented Hook Echo Recorded on this Date in 1953

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It is now known as the predominant tornadic signature on radar, but it didn't use to be. More>>

PHOTOS: International Space Station visible Monday night

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Although the International Space Station is flying over us on a regular basis, it will be in an extra sweet spot Monday night. The ISS (International Space Station) will fly over the Twin Cities for a 5 minute window starting at 9:15 Monday night, April 7. More>>

TWINS Opening Day Weather History

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"Play Ball" will soon be heard at Target Field again this season. On Monday April 7, the Minnesota Twins will hold their first home game in Downtown Minneapolis. For most parts of the country, the first More>>

SNOW SO FAR: Are We Done?

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After our spring snowstorm last week that dropped as much as 12+ inches of the white stuff on parts of the state, we are hoping that an end is in sight. Don't forget that last year we saw snow in May. More>>

NORTHERN LIGHTS POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT

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A recent solar flare will lead to the possibility of seeing the northern lights in Minnesota on Saturday Night, April 5, 2014 to be exact. Here is a map from the University of Alaska - Fairbanks aurora More>>

Twin Cities has coldest 4 month stretch since 1936

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The old phrase "misery deserves company" couldn't have a better use than what all of us experienced over the last 4 months. More>>

April 3 - 4 Storm Snow Totals

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An impressive late season storm rolled through the Upper Midwest bringing plenty of moisture and SNOW. More>>

FRIDAY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: Storm Track and EARLY Possible Totals

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"Its still early and a LOT can change". You have heard that phrase a lot lately, mainly because it is so true. The track of this storm is so important for totals, especially this time of year when we are More>>

WELCOME TO APRIL: A look at average

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Spring has sprung and we have officially checked off the month of March as the trek to warmer weather continues. Here in the Upper Midwest, we can't put away the snow shovels just yet, as our April showers More>>

March 31st Tornado: One of the earliest twisters on record

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There is more snow in the forecast and yet we are already marking down Minnesota's first tornado of 2014. It wasn't a strong one but never the less it touched down in an area that was also under a Winter More>>

Accumulating snow possible by end of week

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It's a little early to be talking about the specifics of our next storm since we are still a couple days away and these things often change, but rumors are flying that heavy snow will show it's ugly face again. More>>

Tornado warning inside a blizzard warning in South Dakota

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It's a crazy weather day, but nothing on the radar is crazier than this – a tornado warning inside of a blizzard warning, issued at about 3:45 p.m. Monday in Brookings, S.D. More>>

MONDAY STORM UPDATE: Wintry precipitation treks north

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The majority of the wintry precipitation is still expected to stay out of our area with plenty of warm temperatures as this storm continues to trek further and further north. More>>

SPRING OUTLOOK: Strong storm enters region Monday

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In the wake of our 60°+ weather Sunday, rain and/or snow is expected to move in Monday as our next vigorous storm moves through. But a big shift in the models may leave some of us high and dry. More>>

Why Does Winter Smell Differently than the Other Seasons

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Now that we are moving out of winter and into spring, you are probably noticing the difference in smells. More>>

Blizzard Prone Areas Defined on One Map

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Since some of us have the potential for another blizzard this season, this topic is still appropriate. Clearly, it is no secret that Minnesota is one of the harshest areas to live in the winter in the United States. More>>

FACT OR FICTION: 60 degrees possible Sunday

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You read that right; we have a chance to hit 60 degrees for the first time this weekend since October 13th… for those counting that's nearly 6 months ago or 168 days. More>>

Thursday's rain and snow totals from around Minnesota

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A pretty vigorous storm system rolled through the state Thursday leading to a very wet day across much of the area. More>>

Grasping the Size of the Universe

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You can look at pictures of space till you're blue in the face, but the actual size of the universe is really a mystery to humans. More>>

Top 10 longest 2-inch snow cover streak ends in metro

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We seem to have broken into about every top 10 list there is when it comes to horribly long and cold winters. More>>

SPRING FORECAST: Rain and snow Thursday

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Our next storm is here and it's anxious to get started with drizzle falling across much of the metro. More>>

50th anniversary of the Great Alaskan Earthquake

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the single largest earthquake ever recorded in North America. More>>

Spring Flood Outlook: Tame Spring May Offset Wild Winter

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The brutal winter with its subzero temperatures and persistent snowfall has given way to a tame spring, so far. The 50 times we went subzero has ensured a frozen ground and a constant blanket of snow. More>>

WINTER OUTLOOK: Few flakes possible Monday

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We are now entering the last week of March and we are still talking about snow. But, it isn't all that unusual considering snow season technically goes through the month of April... More>>

Record Lows Sunday Morning

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We are just about a week away from April and we are still talking about temperatures in the teens and 20's below zero. More>>

BEHIND THE SCENES: A Unique Look at Friday's Weathercast

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I thought it would be fun, and maybe even interesting, to show you some behind the scenes stuff here at FOX 9. Click on the video below to get a different perspective on you favorite weather, the FOX @ More>>

Looking at our Weekend Cold in a Completely Different Way

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How many times in the last 3 months have we talked about below average temperatures and arctic blasts?? A lot right? Well, how about we look at this logistics behind our current cold spell in a totally different way. More>>

Snowpack Continues to Dwindle Despite the Cold Temperatures

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Another week down and our snow continues to melt. Not as fast as many of us would like to see as we are longing for things to begin to green... More>>

SPRING OUTLOOK: Winter May Linger Longer Than We Like

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After one of the coldest and harshest winters in over 30 years, a lot of us are ready ditch the coats and shovels and head out into the warmth of spring. However, hold on, winter may have other plans, More>>

THIN ICE: Once Frozen Water Now Showing Signs Of Life Video included

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Its been a long time coming and they're finally here, the above freezing temps. The once frozen bodies of water around the state are now starting to show signs of life.

 
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CAUTION: Mild days Could Lead to Foggy Nights

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Ahh the upper 30s, or at least above freezing temps, has a lot of us itching to cure cabin fever. The warm air is nice for giving a chance to catch our breath instead of watching our breath but it also More>>

SPRING OFFICIALLY ARRIVES THURSDAY

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SPRING OFFICIALLY ARRIVES THURSDAY MARCH 20, 2014 When it officially turns to spring, most of the country will be welcoming warmer temperatures. However, as we all know, it's a bit different here in the More>>

2 Day Snow Totals March 18 - 19

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The last 2 official days of winter and it was awfully wintry for many as rounds of snow rolled through the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. More>>

Tuesday Afternoon winter weather update and snow totals

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WINTER WEATHER UPDATE / SNOW TOTALS: 4:00 PM TUESDAY Here in the metro we have been in the clear of the heavy snow so far this Tuesday. In fact we have even seen some filtered sun through the morning. More>>

Our Next Winter Storm Presents New Challenges

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As if we haven't said it enough but another winter storm is taking shape and has its sights set on Minnesota. But unlike other storms, this one is a bit more complex making it next to impossible to predict exactly what's going to happen. More>>

The Metro Hits 80 on St. Patty's Day Just 2 Years Ago

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It's amazing to think that just 2 years ago, we would hit 80° in the month of March… something that hadn't happened in decades. More>>

Ending March Below Average

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After the winter we have just had, I can't imagine you are all that surprised that more sub average temperatures are in our future. More>>

Snow Cover Down 65% in 4 Days

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Thanks to our big time warm up the last week or so, our current snow cover for most metro locations has gone from 16 inches earlier in the week to half a foot this morning. More>>

Polar Plunge, Ian Leonard recognized on US House floor

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Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minnesota) requested one minute of time on the U.S. House floor Friday morning to recognize the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, and our own super-plunger Ian Leonard. More>>

Watch out for ice jams as temperatures rise Video included

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Spring is arriving and so are the spring like temperatures. With the warmer weather of course comes the snow melt which can have negative effects on local land. More>>

The #WorstWinterEver in Review

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The numbers are in and they are just a bad as you would imagine, but there are some stats that may surprise you. More>>

Allergy Season is Just Around the Corner

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Allergy sufferers know that we aren't far off from the allergy season. In fact, signs that levels are rising are already around with the sneezing, sniffling, and itchy eyes already pestering the Fox9 newsroom. More>>

Major Snowstorm Dumps More in the Great Lakes and Northeast

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The coldest and snowiest winter in decades just doesn't want to end. Another major storm developed to our south midweek and rolled through the Great Lakes and East Coast with plenty of wind, snow, and even severe weather. More>>

Are We Done With Snow Yet?

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If I had to answer this question in one word, it would be; No. But clearly, this is a much more complicated question. More>>

Are We Done With ZERO?

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There is a lot of talk about 50 lately. This past Monday we hit our first 50 of the year and not too long before that we hit our 50th zero in the Twin Cites. That 50th was not golden but it did put the More>>

PHOTOS: Flooding shuts down Minnehaha Parkway in Minneapolis

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Minneapolis Public Works temporarily shut down a flooded section of East Minnehaha Parkway on Tuesday. More>>

Mixed Bag of Precipitation Heading for Minnesota Tuesday

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After an almost warm couple of days, we will start to cool heading into Tuesday thanks to our next storm that will dive into the Upper Midwest. More>>

7 benefits of our brutally cold winter

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Since the first week of December, winter has had its icy and frigid grip on the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes regions, but guess what? It comes with benefits!
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Despite Deep Snowpack... Large Scale Spring Flooding Not Expected at this Time

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With normal and above normal temperatures finally returning to the area, our HUGE amount of snow that has plagued the area since December will be dwindling. The first thing that comes to mind with this More>>

Take A Picture... Frosty will be Melting Quickly

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The never ending winter or #worstwinterever as it has been dubbed is set to finally release its grip on the Upper Midwest and allow spring to start knocking on the door. More>>

Set your clock ahead 1 hour for Daylight Saving Time

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This weekend, we Spring Forward to Daylight Saving Time and we take our sunsets past 7:00 p.m. for the first time since September 27. More>>

EL NINO WATCH: What it means for this summer and next winter Video included

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Are you tired of the "Polar Vortex"? After a brutal winter here in the "Upper Midwest", the return of El Nino just might be our saving grace. More>>

Upcoming Warmth Doesn't Arrive Without Big Questions

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The well-advertised warm up is on its way here, but questions still loom about just how warm we really get. I'd say low 40's are pretty much a guarantee statewide, but there is the real potential for widespread 50's across the area. So why don't we know for sure? Well, like most things in Mother Nature, it's complicated. More>>

AIR QUALITY: The downside of the warm-up

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We all like a good warm up, but the rise in temperature does not always come without it's share of problems. We will worry about flooding a bit later, but for now its fog, slick roads and bad air at the More>>

UV INDEX RISING: A Bright Sign That Winter Is Fading

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The daylight hours are getting longer and the temperatures are creeping higher, and that sunlight that we all love is beating down with more intensity. From February through late June we see our sun angle More>>

SUB-ZERO TRACKER: Twin Cities at 50th day this season

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As of TUESDAY MARCH 6, 2014, this winter is now number 5, when It comes to sub-zero days. More>>

Great Lakes Ice Cover Continues Climbing

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With the frigid cold continuing around the Great Lakes region, ice is still growing across some of the largest fresh water bodies in the world. More>>

Southern Minnesota Snow Totals from Tue-Wed Clipper

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A fast moving Upper level trough generated a large swath of moderate snowfall south of the metro...
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VIDEO: FOX 29 Philly reporter blasted by snow plow Video included

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Reporter Steve Keeley from FOX 29 in Philadelphia got blasted with snow from a passing plow tandem while reporting live from the side of the road in New Jersey. More>>

EARLY MARCH RECORD BREAKING TEMPERATURES

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March may be the beginning of Meteorological Spring but we are still feeling the bite of winter. As we head into the first few days of the month, we are watching another shot of cold take us into record More>>

WELCOME TO MARCH: It's different in Minnesota!

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What do they say, "In like a lamb out like a lion"? If history is any indication, we will definitely More>>

Frazier Talking Weather: Rush Creek Elementary

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I had a lot of fun talking weather with all the first graders at Rush Creek Elementary in Maple Grove. Wow, what great questions, some of which I had to think twice about. We talked weather, cold and the More>>

20.1 days below zero in Minneapolis this winter

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Add up all of the hours we have spent below zero in Minneapolis-St. Paul this winter and you get 20.1 days of subzero living. More>>

Northern LIghts Possible Again Thursday Night

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I know its not the warmest of nights and the wind is a bit brisk, but the skies are clear and the Northern Lights will be quite active. According to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, my alma mater by More>>

SNOW SO FAR: Adding Up The Flakes UPDATED 2/26

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We have just shoveled our way out of our last snow, which was 4.6" officially at MSP, and now we have more snow in the forecast for later in the week. It has not only been one cold winter, but a little More>>

A Snowy Year for the East, Dry in the West

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A tale of two stories across the country this winter with locations east of the Rockies experiencing a cold and in some cases record snowy winter. More>>

Protect yourself from roof collapse after heavy snow

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With all of the snow accumulation lately, and the fact that we have seen little if any melting through the winter, there may be a problem lurking on your property that you didn't even know existed. More>>

Small Change in Pattern Pushes Moisture back into California

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Now considered the worst drought in California in 500 years, some relief may finally be heading for the state. More>>

This winter will be one of the coldest on record

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It started as a joke in December, but now it is nearly a reality. The hashtag #worstwinterever has gotten a lot of play on Twitter over the past few months... More>>

No Relief in Sight from the Frigid Cold

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What a brutally cold February it has been… temperatures sitting below average almost every single day, and it's now the 10th snowiest February on record. More>>

Drought Conditions Look to Improve Through Spring Across the Upper Midwest

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The new drought outlook is out and it's nothing but good news for the Upper Midwest as drought conditions are expected to nearly disappear in the next few months. More>>

Thursday - Friday Snow Totals

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The most recent storm certainly lived up to some of the hype as it came in as the largest snow storm so far this season. More>>

9 things to keep in your car during winter

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The Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management urges all drivers to assemble a winter weather emergency kit for their car in case they become stranded. More>>

Thursday Snow

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Here comes the biggest storm of the winter season for parts of the area, likely including the metro. Here is the very latest with this storm… More>>

What today could have been without #stupidsnow Video included

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After the winter we have had I doubt many of you are upset that we were in the 40s this week. In fact the 40s are nice, but if it wasn't for that snowpack, we could have been warmer, like the 50s and maybe More>>

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: More Snow Eyeing MN & WI Thursday

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So far this winter season the metro is about 23% above average for snowfall and it looks like we will add to that total come Thursday. Here is a sneak peak at the system that will bring snow and wind to More>>

Listen up! THUNDERSNOW possible Thursday

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We always say that the track of any storm is important as to how much snow we get. The track is also important in determining what type of precipitation will fall and the intensity of the event. This Thursday More>>

UPDATED 2/15 : ALL ABOUT NOTHING: 2013-2014 Zero Streak

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This whole negative talk started back on December 5th when we hit 0° for a low temperature here in the Twin Cities. Little did we know that zero, another zero, and 42 sub-zero numbers would become the More>>

SNOW TOTALS: 4 to 6 inches across Twin Cities metro

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A snow storm will move in Sunday night into Monday morning with 3 to 6 inches of snow expected for the Monday morning commute in the Twin Cities.
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Mesmerizing Image of Busy Running Spots All Over the World

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As the weather starts to warm, most of us will get outside and start enjoying what nature has to offer after a long and cold winter. More>>

Busy weekend with 2 chances for snow

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As we transition into a warmer period, we get to move back into a more unsettled pattern. More>>

A Record Number of Flights Cancelled this Winter

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The numerous storms this winter are not only the cause for miserably cold, snowy, and icy conditions across much of the country, but is now to blame for the U.S. airlines cancelling more flights over the winter months... More>>

Was January Really that Cold?

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If I were to walk up and ask almost any Minnesotan what they thought of January, the responses would likely be something like these; frigid, cold, miserable, ridiculous, the coldest month ever, horrible, mind numbing, stupid… etc. More>>

Great Lakes Ice Nearing a Record High

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Here is yet another way to measure just how brutally cold this winter has been. The Great Lakes are nearing a COMPLETE freeze over… More>>

GREAT VIDEO: SINKHOLE SWALLOWS CORVETTES. Can it happen here?

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Great video is always an online eye catcher. Check out this video of a sinkhole swallowing Corvettes More>>

WINDSHIELD WASHER ALERT: Freeze Thaw Cycle Ahead

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Chances are you have heard of, and are excited about, the above freezing temperatures in the forecast. The warm temps will not only make it pleasant to be outside but they will also make for a mess on More>>

These Rainbow Caves are.... REAL!

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Amazing photos have appeared of a psychedelic looking cave underground within the miles of abandoned mines beneath Yekaterinburg, Russia. More>>

Why Are The Olympics So Warm?

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Why Are The Olympics So Warm? Location, Location, Location. When you think of the Winter Olympic Games you may not first think of beaches, palm trees and winter temperatures in the 60s. Unlike much of More>>

Are we finally out of the deep freeze? Video included

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Tired of talking about sub-zero weather? Yeah, so are we. Long range forecasts include above average temperatures which is something we haven't talked about in what seems like forever. More>>

Cold Continues but Relief is on the Way

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We have one more bitterly cold night ahead of us and then FINALLY some relief is expected. More>>

Winter Storm to Paralyze much of the South... Again

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The combination of 2 winter storms are expected to impact parts of the southern U.S. again this week which could cripple the region for the second time in a month. More>>

Twin Cities wind chill history colder than you might think

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The winter of 2013-2014 has reminded "seasoned" Twin Cities residents of winters of yore. More>>

Twin Cities Days with Measurable Snowfall Up Significantly

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In addition to colder-than-normal temperatures, the winter of 2013-2014 has delivered a large number of days with measurable snowfall to the Twin Cities through January 31. More>>

PHOTOS: Winter looks just as cold on a map

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We have been talking about how cold this winter has been for the last several weeks with plenty of graphs, charts, and numbers. But let's be honest… how much of that actually sinks in? More>>

The Great Lakes are almost Completely Frozen

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With a persistent trough in the Great Lakes region bringing in constant shots of Arctic air, it should therefore be no surprise to anyone that the large bodies of water are freezing up.
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Slovenia Frozen in Time... Under 6" of Ice

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A freak and unprecedented storm blasted parts of southern Europe this week leaving feet of snow and up to 6" of freezing rain coated everything in its path. More>>

Little in the Way of Snow for Saturday

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Unlike the last storm that rolled through the area a little over a week ago, this one will be pretty lackluster. More>>

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