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  • 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
  • Warmest week in 7 months ahead
    A spectacular spring weekend in Minnesota delivered 72 degrees in the Twin Cities Sunday. Now another May low pressure system slides through with scattered to widespread rain and thunderstorms.May 19, 2014
  • Climatologist talks about our slow motion spring
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a cold and wet spring in much of Minnesota. He says May has been the eighth consecutive month of cooler than normal temperatures in the state, if trends continue through the end of the month.May 16, 2014
  • NASA: Antarctic Ice Sheet 'unstoppable'
    This week two new studies suggest the ice is moving more quickly than previously thought, that the advance of the glaciers is accelerating and has become "unstoppable." The new studies may ultimately cause a dramatic upward revision in forecasts for sea level rise in the coming centuries.May 13, 2014
  • Climatologist says tornadoes hit where expected
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a storm system that developed quickly yesterday and spawned tornados. He also has the forecast for the state's walleye fishing opener and Mother's Day on Sunday.May 9, 2014
  • Tornadoes touch down in southern Minnesota
    A spring storm has dropped several tornadoes on the ground in south-central Minnesota. Touchdowns were reported near St. James and Lake Crystal Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service says a tornado also was confirmed near Madelia.May 9, 2014
  • Live blog: Severe weather moving through Minnesota
    Scattered thunderstorms are moving through the Twin Cities metro area. A tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m.May 8, 2014
  • 5 things to know about tornadoes in Minnesota
    Just how deadly is Minnesota's tornado season?May 8, 2014
  • Severe storm and tornado risk today
    Every now and then we get one of those days in Minnesota where the severe risk is high enough we don't pull any weather punches. Today is one of those days.May 8, 2014
  • Storms rumble with severe hail risk, tornado potential
    This system is likely to produce severe storms with large hail of 1″ to 2″+ in diameter and has the potential for damaging winds in stronger storms. Storms may roll into the metro late tonight, and continue on and off through Thursday.May 7, 2014
  • How Minnesota will experience climate change
    In this week's special edition of Climate Cast, we focus on the new National Climate Assessment.The Daily Circuit, May 7, 2014
  • Tracking Thursday tornado threat
    The next 48 hours look increasingly active for showers and some strong to severe storms across Minnesota.May 6, 2014
  • Perfect timing: Weekend sunshine, 60s and 70s return next week
    Weather timing is finally good this weekend. A few clouds may drift by from time to time, but you may see some stunned Minnesotans looking up at a strange bright object in the blue sky -- and smiling.May 2, 2014

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