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  • Mother Nature's giving us the cold shoulder
    The silver lining, and this is perhaps a stretch, is the increasing amount of daylight. There is some sense of warmth to the afternoon sun. Certainly not offsetting the biting wind. Speaking of biting wind, there will be gusty winds on Wednesday that sting despite the increase in temperature on the thermometer.February 25, 2014
  • Can Canada teach us how to remove snow?
    Minneapolis has enacted parking restrictions, which introduces a new world of hurt in the winter driving season.St. Paul is also considering parking restrictions. But in Montreal, they do things differently.February 25, 2014
  • It's Snowplow Operator Week in North Dakota
    Officials say drivers work hard to clear North Dakota's roads but they also serve as the state's "eyes and ears" in reporting winter conditions.February 25, 2014
  • Snow passing south; cold air going nowhere
    A swath of light snow, accumulating an inch or two will pass through southwest Minnesota and Iowa this evening and overnight. With the cold temperatures this coating of snow will make for hazardous travel.February 24, 2014
  • Old Man Winter extends his stay; deep snow cover to hang around
    Arctic cold has settled over the Upper Midwest and will be firmly established through the week. Sunday morning's cold temperature was but a foretaste of things to come. Note the appearance of an urban heat island extending from the Twin Cities up Interstate 94.February 24, 2014
  • Is Minnesota snowplowing really worse now?
    Throughout the weekend, cubicle dwellers who've never run a plow, opined on the proper way to clear the state's highways, including the proper selection of salt. It's safe to say they weren't under a bridge in Mankato during the storm.February 24, 2014
  • Major winter storm blows through: One death reported, dozens of injuries, and traffic trauma
    Sixty-four people have been injured and one person has died on state roads and highways since Thursday afternoon as a huge winter storm made its way across Minnesota. Meanwhile, school cancellations and early storm warnings kept many people at home.February 21, 2014
  • Snow storm hits Rochester hard
    Parts of southern Minnesota area still under a blizzard warning after a major winter storm dumped nearly a foot of snow in some areas, closed schools and cut off electricity for thousands of customers. MPR's Elizabeth Baier described conditions in Rochester for Morning Edition Host Cathy Wurzer.February 21, 2014
  • Live updates: Major winter storm slams into Minnesota
    Thirty-two people have been injured and one person has died on state roads and highways since a major snow storm rolled in Thursday afternoon. Troopers have responded to nearly 500 crashes and more than 1,300 reports of spin outs or vehicles off the road.February 21, 2014
  • Mark Seeley on recent storms and a cool spring
    University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley talks with Cathy Wurzer about the recent record-setting snow storms and whether all this water will help recharge groundwater supplies around the region. Looking ahead, Seeley says newly-released seasonal climate models are predicting a cool spring for the Great Lakes region.February 21, 2014
  • Photos: A heavy, wet storm hits Minnesota
    The snowstorm hit later than originally forecast, but brought plenty of pain -- and some fun -- Thursday afternoon and on into the day on Friday. All through southern and eastern Minnesota, snow slowed traffic, brought down power lines, closed schools and lured children out to play.February 20, 2014
  • MnDOT: Heavy snow may slow plows, afternoon commute
    "Snow plows can only move as fast as the traffic is moving," Minnesota Department of Transportation spokesman Kevin Gutknecht said Thursday morning.February 20, 2014
  • How a stalled jet stream is wreaking worldwide havoc
    Kerri speaks to MPR News Meteorologist Paul Huttner and University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the jet stream and how it could be affected by our changing climate.The Daily Circuit, February 20, 2014
  • Snow and wind expected Thursday, making for tough afternoon commute
    The heaviest snow -- up to 10 inches -- can be expected from southeast Minnesota, the eastern Twin Cities and into northwest Wisconsin. And by daybreak on Saturday morning, wind chills will be well below zero.February 19, 2014
  • Schools starting to announce Thursday closings
    There is a blizzard warning starting tomorrow morning for south central Minnesota with 6 to 10 inches of snow expected. There is also a winter storm warning starting tomorrow morning for many other counties, including the metro area and Duluth.February 19, 2014

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