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  • The sun expected to re-emerge soon
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the persistent cloudy and rainy weather across much of Minnesota this week. And he has some precipitation totals for the month of April, which included records for many spots in the state.May 2, 2014
  • Drivers give up avoiding potholes
    Somewhere potholes are being filled on heavily-traveled roads, but good luck finding where. You can't fill potholes in the rain, which has served the coup de grace on most roads that still could be called roads.May 1, 2014
  • Can scientists improve tornado prediction?
    Average warning times for approaching tornadoes have increased significantly in the last 30 years, but the lead time seems to be stuck at 15 minutes.The Daily Circuit, May 1, 2014
  • Rain closes Miss. River locks in Twin Cities
    Three Mississippi River locks in the Twin Cities are closed to commercial navigation because of high flows caused by the recent heavy rainfall.May 1, 2014
  • Second wettest Twin Cities April on record
    Our friendly neighborhood cutoff low seems content to swirl overhead with mixed rain and snow for about two more days. By later Thursday or Friday, the system should push far enough east to produce less rain, and even open up some breaks of sunshine in our seemingly impenetrable overcast.April 30, 2014
  • 'Debris balls' aside, the weather is going to improve
    Temps 20 degrees below average? Rain and snow in late April? "Debris balls" on Doppler in the South? There's certainly plenty of job security for a meteorologist these days. The problem is it comes with a high misery index for many.April 29, 2014
  • Latest tornadoes kill 9 in South
    After spawning deadly tornadoes that flattened homes and businesses in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, a storm system that also caused havoc in the Midwest had Georgia in its sights early Tuesday.April 29, 2014
  • Drought Buster: Heavy rainfall soaks in
    The waves of persistent rain that battered Minnesota the past 2 days continue to sweep across the state today.April 28, 2014
  • 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

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