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  • May colder than normal despite recent warm up
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about summer arriving this week in earnest in much of the state with above average temperatures. He says, despite that warm up, May was colder than normal. Seeley also has a wet forecast for the weekend and next week.May 30, 2014
  • Our continuing look at climate change
    The latest research on our changing climate.The Daily Circuit, May 29, 2014
  • Milder winter? El Nino chances soar toward 80%
    El Nino is a periodic warming of ocean waters in the tropical Pacific. It affects weather patterns worldwide. It can suppress Atlantic hurricane activity, and favors milder winter in the northern US. It also tends to produce wetter winters in California and the southwest.May 28, 2014
  • Video: The icebergs of Lake Superior
    Today's forecast from the North Shore: Mostly sunny, high in the 80s with a chance of icebergs.May 28, 2014
  • Delicious air courtesy of Lake Superior
    Bright sun, low humidity, fresh northeast breezes. Okay, maybe no mosquitoes? But you have to admit this late May weather pattern is one of the best of the year for Minnesota. You can thank Lake Superior for today's delicious air mass.May 28, 2014
  • Weird icy 'temperature shock' on North Shore
    Visitors along the North Shore experienced some unusual weather conditions over Memorial Day Weekend.May 27, 2014
  • Tornado touches down in ND oil work camp
    The twister touched down at around 7:50 p.m. at a camp about 5 miles south of Watford City, which is in the west of the state and about 30 miles southeast of Williston, the city at the heart of the state's oil boom.May 27, 2014
  • Video: When fog attacks
    From the "Can Your Winter Do This?" file: A couple of fishermen were out on Lake Michigan near Traverse City this week when this came along.May 23, 2014
  • Climatologist explains lack of flooding despite recent downpours
    MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about significant rain storms earlier this week, and why those storms did not cause much flooding. Seeley also says Minnesota is expected to be warmer than normal over the next few months.May 23, 2014
  • Climate Cast: Can cities prepare for extreme weather?
    Farmers Insurance has sued the city of Chicago for not being prepared enough to handle the effects of climate change.The Daily Circuit, May 22, 2014
  • Tears of weather joy, fantastic forecast ahead
    I won't be shocked if some Minnesotans actually weep over our weather the next 72 hours. The mildest forecast in over seven months is here, and the weather looks good into the first part of Memorial Day Weekend. Cue the confetti.May 22, 2014
  • App helps pinpoint people in tornado rubble
    After a devastating tornado rolled through Moore, Okla., last May, firefighters were scrambling to pull people out of storm shelters. Actually finding those shelters, though, was difficult. Landmarks had been swept away, and the town's emergency dispatcher was overwhelmed with calls. So a firefighter with a tech background had an idea.May 22, 2014
  • Hottest April globally, while Minn. shivered
    Minnesota and the Upper Midwest were among the coolest spots on the planet last month. Temperatures in the Twin Cities ran -4.8 degrees vs. average last month.May 21, 2014
  • May Monsoon: 3rd wettest year on record so far
    Weather Whiplash. All or nothing. Flood to Flash Drought. We eased into winter last year with increasing drought across Minnesota. Then the weather switch flipped "on" again. Polar Vortex. Snowmageddon. Spring deluge. May Monsoon.May 20, 2014
  • Stunning supercell caught on time-lapse video
    Talk about weather eye candy. This phenomenal time-lapse of a rotating supercell thunderstorm in Wyoming Sunday captures the rotating mesocyclone as it spins overhead near Newcastle in eastern Wyoming.May 20, 2014

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