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  • Freezing rain, heavy wind forecast for parts of Minnesota
    A freezing rain advisory isn't a typical forecast for late April in Minnesota, but it's better than the ice storm warning that was called off for the Duluth area this morning.April 28, 2014
  • Spring? Temps suggest not in Duluth
    Rainy, windy, chilly conditions will continue across Minnesota today. Depending on high warm it gets, we could see some freezing rain in the Duluth area today. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Dean Packingham, a forecaster with the National Weather Service office in Duluth.April 28, 2014
  • Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma
    The tornado touched down Sunday about 10 miles west of Little Rock at around 7 p.m., then carved an 80-mile path of destruction as it passed through or near several suburbs north of the state capital, including Vilonia. It grew to be a half-mile wide and remained on the ground for much of that route, authorities said.April 28, 2014
  • 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

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