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  • Climatologist says Duluth nearing all-time snowfall record
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about more snow today for the Duluth area and other parts of northern Minnesota. He also explains the light colored dirt that was left on cars after a recent snow storm.April 25, 2014
  • Tornado siren drills and rain today
    Get ready to ride the Minnesota Weather Roller Coaster again. The good news? It's a free ride, and it's always full of surprises. It even features sound effects, with sirens going off at 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. today. Three weather seasons in 10 days? Only in Minnesota.April 24, 2014
  • Severe weather warnings to be tested and tweaked
    Today at 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. sirens will sound across the state as the National Weather Service tests the systems designed to let us know when severe weather is in the air. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Todd Krause, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Chanhassen.April 24, 2014
  • Gully washers into Thursday AM rush, sirens will sound for tornado drill
    Our incoming April rainstorm is feeding waves of showers with some embedded thundershowers sweeping across Minnesota overnight into Thursday morning. Locally heavy downpours will roll through some areas overnight and just in time for Thursday's morning commute.April 23, 2014
  • Statewide tornado drill scheduled for Thursday
    Also, it looks like Minnesota's thirsty soils, trees, lawns and fields are about to get a much needed soaking -- good news for many Minnesota farmers who will welcome some additional moisture on dusty fields in southern Minnesota as planting season cranks up.April 23, 2014
  • Preparing Minnesotans for severe weather
    It's Severe Weather Awareness Week throughout Minnesota, and emergency management officials say it's a good time for schools to assess how they would respond to a tornado.The Daily Circuit, April 21, 2014
  • Winter's over: It's Severe Weather Awareness Week
    State law requires schools to hold one severe weather drill each year. And Sarah Stalker, a meteorologist with Hennepin County Emergency Management, says school officials need to designate safe spots in buildings away from windows and wide open hallways.April 21, 2014
  • Tornado season coming soon: What Minnesotans need to know
    Tornado season in Minnesota is a long one that runs from early spring well into fall, as warm moisture comes in from the Gulf of Mexico clashing with colder, drier air. The only months during which a tornado has never touched down in Minnesota are December, January and February.April 21, 2014
  • Climatologist says an unusual pair of records set recently
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about some record lows in Minnesota earlier this week. He also has a forecast for better spring weather for most of the state for Easter weekend.April 18, 2014
  • Isanti's 19 inches leads overnight snowfall
    Isanti led the overnight snowfall totals in the wake of a spring winter-like storm that blew through Minnesota Wednesday night. Here's the rest of the Top 10, courtesy of the National Weather Service.April 17, 2014
  • April snow bomb hammers north metro
    Here are just some of the stunning snowfall totals that reached from the north metro right into the 494/694 loop Wednesday evening. The snow is making Thursday morning's commute slow and tricky.April 17, 2014
  • Heavy snow, difficult travel in central Minnesota
    Snow is causing hazardous travel throughout central Minnesota. The rain-snow line is hovering in the metro area, with heavy snow west and north of the metro, and more rain south and east.April 16, 2014
  • Heavy snow north, metro rides rain-snow edge
    All weather is local. That's especially true today as AM rush commuters escaped problems in the Twin Cities, while travelers along Interstate 35 and Interstate 94 north and west of the metro cope with heavy snow bursts. It's as if our post-eclipse, tax week storm filed for a bit of an "extension" in the metro.April 16, 2014
  • Record lows today, April slop storm tomorrow
    As contrasting air masses sweep across Minnesota in springtime, temps swing wildly between the new found warmth of spring to the south, and the remnants of wintry air to the north. The battle rages through April, and sometimes results in violent clashes we lovingly call "April Slop Storms."April 15, 2014
  • There's a 'blood moon' eclipse tonight, but will you be able to see it?
    This eclipse will be a "blood moon," in which our nearest celestial neighbor will look the color of a desert sunset. The reason? Because "even when the Earth moves directly between the moon and the sun, filtered sunlight still shines through Earth's atmosphere, making the moon appear red."April 14, 2014

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