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>>
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>>
It has been a very muggy last few days with the true dog days of summer taking over the Upper Midwest... More>>
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>>
From above, Arctic ice looks quite different in summer than it does in winter. A sheen of white covers most surfaces in... More>>
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>>
Another storm with heavy rain, but like the last couple, not everyone really benefited from Mother Nature's faucet.. More>>
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>>
Some much needed rain finally moved in for some of us on Sunday, but some of us got more than we bargained for... More>>
The month of July is highlighted by the same features that 6 out of the first 7 months of this year have shown... More>>
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>>
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>>
For those that were up bright and early Thursday morning might have felt a little chill as you walked outside... More>>
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 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is off to a pretty dull roar as we have seen just... More>>
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>>
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>>
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 ...
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>>
Another supermoon has arrived for all to enjoy. Saturday and Sunday nights will feature the largest... More>>
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.
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>>
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>>
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>>
After one of the wettest June's on record, July was noticeably drier, with most of the area only receiving 50% or... More>>
Buyer, fisherman, and consumer beware… Minnesota fish may not be as safe to eat as you think... More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
Although the Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be relatively quiet with below normal activity, it only takes one hurricane to create catastrophe... More>>
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>>
Looks like our “coolish” and more early fall like pattern will return for much of the week ahead... More>>
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>>
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>>
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 email@example.com.
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>>
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>>
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.
The heat and humidity of Monday will likely lead to thunderstorm development across the Dakotas and Minnesota as we head through... More>>
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>>
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>>
Another brutal fire season is underway on the west coast with dozens of fires reported in... More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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?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>>
It likely comes as no surprise that the state has just experienced its wettest June ever. Once the month was over... More>>
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>>
Did you know it has been nearly a year since we have seen a full week of dry weather??
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
The amount of water in Lake Superior continues to climb and is now at its highest point since 1997.
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>>
Another day and another round of storms for the metro… this time though... More>>
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>>
The largest and strongest super typhoon of the year is now heading toward a major U.S. strong hold.
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>>
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>>
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>>
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 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>>
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>>
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...
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
With the enormous amount of rain over the last couple of weeks comes the consequence… never before seen flooding in some areas... More>>
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>>
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>>
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...
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.
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>>
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>>
Another wash out of a weekend with heavy rain pushing back into the state for the third weekend in a row... More>>
The storms were not big, but they got together to form a mob that attacked the metro Saturday afternoon.
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>>
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>>
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>>
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.
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.
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.
All of the Great Lakes including Lake Superior are now ice free. This marks the end to a 7 month stretch... More>>
The month of may finally saw temperatures closer to average after a near record cold start to the year and pretty cool spring. The month actually ended... More>>
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>>
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...
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>>
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>>
Just 2 days after Lake Minnetonka set a record high level at 950.68 feet in elevation, area rivers continue... More>>
As we know, every spring plants and trees go from dormant brown twigs, to lush green canopies in just a few weeks’ time. We all know what that amazing transformation looks like from the ground, but what about from space?
June 1st is the official start to hurricane season as the ocean waters are now warm enough in parts of the Atlantic and Pacific to support tropical systems... More>>
Clean energy is something that has received a big kick in the tuchus over the last decade or two with the realization that we need more energy sources and ones that don’t have side effects. Because of this... More>>
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>>
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! It is now officially meteorological summer. The 6th month of the year is one of our hottest and stormiest. Below you can see More>>
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...
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>>
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...
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>>
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>>
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...
As we all know, conditions can change rapidly in any part of the country, and really anywhere in the world... More>>
Drought is something that has become all too familiar to the folks of the western and southern Plains from... More>>
The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs may have catapulted life to Mars and the moons of Jupiter, US researchers say. More>>
Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start to summer. However, here in the Upper Midwest, its also known as a holiday that can serve up any kind of weather. In just the past few years, the metro has seen a More>>
The very latest in software technology has now been installed at the radar the serves the great metro area in Chanhassen. The program called SAILS (Supplemental Adaptive Intra-Volume Low-Level Scan) adds... More>>
Wow, it only took 236 days, but on Saturday May 24th, 80° was recorded at the Twin Cities airport. More>>
Winter snow melt and well-timed heavy rain events have led to the highest water levels on Lake Minnetonka and the Minnehaha Creek watershed since 2002...
that it is starting to feel more like spring, we are all looking for a reason to get outside. This Friday night will offer a mostly clear sky and some mild temps, perfect for stargazing. If it all comes together just right, then this Friday night will offer one of the best More>>
The biggest bonuses to spring are the warming temperatures, the low humidity, and the lack of bugs that are all the more unpleasant side of the summer but...
It has now been 3 years since a strong EF-1 tornado pushed through parts of St. Louis Park, Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Mounds View, Fridley, and Blaine causing extensive tree damage, tearing roofs off of buildings, and toppling over a train... More>>
When it comes to the overal weather picture, February in Minnesota is not the worst weather month of the year. Believe it or not, its not even the coldest of our winter months, that would be More>>
A few weeks ago we were stuck in a rut that kept us under the clouds and rain for an entire week. Now, as we approach the big holiday weekend, we are bracing for another rut, but this time it will be a More>>
Monday's “Gullywashers” Totals: Record Rainfall For Some As the song goes, “Rainy Days and Mondays Always Getting Me down”, well, at least it was not over the weekend. The rain on Monday was quite More>>
A good deal of rain pushed through central Minnesota on Monday dropping more than 2 inches of water in some spots. At first glance, it looked like the rain would move through quickly, but...
Amazon may have the wrong use for the robotic remote controlled vehicles, commonly called drones, but they have the right idea. Actually, weather forecasts could benefit from the technology. More>>
Over the past 30 years, the location where tropical cyclones reach maximum intensity has been shifting toward the poles in both the northern and southern hemispheres at a rate of about 35 miles...
What a wonderful weekend and a beautiful looking forecast, but we do have to get through a little bit of rain and wind on Monday... More>>
Fossils of a creature believed to be the largest dinosaur ever to walk the Earth have been uncovered in Argentina...
Saturday morning's Frost Advisory should be the last of the season as we are approaching Memorial Day. The average low for the Twin Cities is 41°. Saturday morning saw lows bottoming out in the More>>
After a long and brutal winter, most of us would be happy with average. However, in a year that has been anything but average, a temperature as high as 80° seems to be a distant memory.Last year we hit our first 80° on More>>
The word cold may not exactly sum up what Minnesotans have had to endure since the start of 2014, but it’s accurate.
Galaxies are collections of stars, gas, dust and dark matter held together by gravity...
Fire season has already begun in parts of the west about a month earlier than we typically see it.
Not much of a shock that our official numbers for April paint a chilly and wet picture...
After one of the wettest Aprils on record and after a cloudy and cool first half of May, our dry spell here in the Upper Midwest has come to and end, and so has the drought. Since we last checked in at the end of April, the state of Minnesota has More>>
It was nice to see the sun today and starting tonight we can see a nice full moon. The so called "Flower Moon" will shine brightly for the next several nights. More>>
After a week of rain, then days of chill, and even a few nights below freezing, Minnesota is due for a change. A peek ahead at the forecast models is shedding more sunlight on our gloomy situation. More>>
The calendar may read mid-May but the thermometer read mid-October Wednesday morning across the Upper Midwest More>>
They say that April showers bring May flowers. If that is true then, get ready for a blast of color across the area. April 2014 was one of the wettest on record More>>
On this date last year, the Twin Cities metro hit a record high of 98 degrees.This year? Not so much.
Our “Slow Low” is moving on and behind it is the cooler air. High temperatures for the week will run as much as 15° below average as the “Sit and Spin” low pulls in the colder weather More>>
Many lakes across northeastern Minnesota still have plenty of ice on them, and that includes the largest of the Great Lakes... More>>
A geologist mapping southern Alberta for their geological survey stumbled across what could be an earth changing meteor crater.
On Thursday May 8, 2014, the Twin Cities, and much of southern Minnesota, saw its first organized severe weather outbreak of the season. More>>
While this severe weather outbreak was not history breaking, it did manage to stir up 2 tornadoes in southern Minnesota which the National Weather Service has now confirmed.
Our next good storm system is now moving on shore in the Pacific Northwest and will head our direction Sunday and Monday. As it does so, it will drop A LOT of spring snow on the Colorado Rockies and surrounding states... More>>
Another storm is set to move into the Upper Midwest as we go forward which means more rain, some possibly heavy, for the already saturated ground... More>>
It has often been speculated that our sun may be part of a binary star system, or a system that contains more than one star, both of which can have big influences on each other... More>>
The 4 main ingredients for severe weather development with a possibility of isolated tornadoes are: MOISTURE, INSTABILITY, LIFT and WIND SHEAR. This Thursday we will have all in place More>>
"The Muggies", a good sign that spring has really sprung and that summer is not far behind. Its the time of year we see less and less of Canada and more and more of The Gulf of Mexico. The air that comes from down south is not only warmer, but juicier More>>
After one of the coldest winters in about three decades, I think I am safe in saying that I am not alone when it comes to wanting to put away the snow shovels for another season. Yes, we have seen a trace of snow as late as More>>
Southerly winds, and a fetch of moisture that stretches all the way into the Gulf of Mexico will bring warmer temperatures, plenty of humidity, and even our first chances for severe weather as we head into midweek.
Despite the headlines that make their way into the news from time to time, global temperatures have actually started to cool over the last several years.
You would think that something called a globular cluster would be something slow moving and lazy. But one made up of 100,000 stars is speeding toward the Earth at nearly 2 million miles per hour. Are you in your safe spot yet?
The extent of multi-year ice within the Arctic Ocean is distinctly greater than it was at the beginning of last winter.
Amazing we can be talking about drought when it was such a rough winter and wet couple of months, but we are.
April of 2014 continued a trend that started back in December with temperatures for the month finishing well below normal, with most locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin finishing the month 4 to 5 degrees below normal.
If you haven’t already started feeling the effects of allergy season, it won’t be long now. Because of our cool wet weather the last couple of months, our spring bloom has been held off by a couple of weeks in most cases. Other years, this might be a blessing for allergy sufferers, but likely not this year.
As the Atlantic hurricane season gets underway, the U.S. East Coast remains one of the most vulnerable areas on the planet to land falling hurricanes, and yet... More>>
Storms are moving from west to east across Minnesota, pummeling the Twin Cities metro with rain and hail. Ping pong ball size hail was reported in Shakopee, Minn. as the storm hit around 6 p.m.
Storms are moving from west to east across Minnesota, pummeling the Twin Cities metro with rain and hail. Ping pong ball size hail was reported in Shakopee, Minn. as the storm hit around 6 p.m.