Topics

Weather

  • 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
  • Major winter storm Thursday, track uncertain
    What we can say for sure is that a major winter storm is winding up and aiming for the Upper Midwest Thursday. What we can't say yet is where the precise storm track will end up. That may make a world of difference in how much snow falls in the Twin Cities.February 19, 2014
  • After Wednesday thaw, major winter storm returns Thursday
    Thursday's late winter storm is looking like the real deal. There are still track issues to be resolved on Wednesday's model runs, but what looks nearly certain is that eastern Minnesota into Wisconsin will get a major snow blitz with ferocious winds.February 18, 2014
  • Got road salt? Cities across the country are running out of it
    If you think the roads you're driving on seem worse than usual this winter, you're probably right. The waves of snowstorms in much of the country have exhausted supplies of rock salt, the main tool that road crews use to melt ice and snow.February 18, 2014
  • Mpls., St. Paul declare snow emergencies
    The National Weather Service measured 6.4 inches of snow Monday at its forecast office in Chanhassen, and reports from 4 to more than 5 inches were common from Willmar in the west to St. Cloud in central Minnesota, and Albert Lea and Mankato in the south.February 17, 2014
  • Snow winds down, February Thaw up next
    We get a break from snow and cold for a few days this week. Our long awaited and well advertised February thaw kicks into high gear Tuesday. Temps should push 40 degrees in the metro and southern Minnesota.February 17, 2014
  • Winter storm warnings are up for Monday morning Twin Cities commute
    Winter storm warnings are out ahead of the next wave of snow due in late tonight and into Monday morning rush hour. More later today, but expect a snow laden Monday morning commute after a pleasantly quiet winter Sunday.February 16, 2014
  • Duluth sets record for number of subzero days
    Duluth gets a dubious reward for setting a record: more snow. Forecasts call for a sunny day, followed by snow late Sunday through Monday evening.February 16, 2014
  • Frequency of below zero temps in Twin Cities will slow
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a forecast that doesn't include many days below zero, which is a stark change from winter so far.February 14, 2014

MPR News
Radio

Listen Now

Other Radio Streams from MPR

Classical MPR
Radio Heartland

Services