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  • 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
  • Record 75,000 domestic flights scrapped since Dec. 1 over winter weather
    The figure includes roughly 14,000 this week. That's 5.5 percent of the 1.35 million flights scheduled during that period, according to AP calculations based on data from FlightAware.February 14, 2014
  • Photos: See the allure of winter camping
    Chris Gibbs' first attempt at traditional winter camping in the Boundary Waters didn't end well. "We had a 20 below night and our Stove Top stuffing froze to the bottom of the bowl," Gibbs said. "We kind of decided to pull the plug on that one very quick -- we weren't very well prepared." He's quickly learned what's necessary to adequately prepare for a camping trip in the Minnesota winter. Here are some of his photos.February 13, 2014
  • Travel treacherous in much of North Dakota
    The state Transportation Department says Interstate 94 is closed between Jamestown and Valley City because of multiple accidents blocking traffic.February 13, 2014
  • At least 12 weather-related deaths in 'crippling' eastern winter storm
    According to the National Weather Service, "a wide swath of heavy snow accumulations are expected with this storm" Thursday and Friday from Maryland through Pennsylvania and New York and then on to Massachusetts and parts north.February 13, 2014
  • 'Mind-boggling,' historic ice storm headed for deep south
    Ice accumulations are expected Wednesday and Thursday across a wide swath of the Deep South that includes Atlanta, other parts of Georgia, Columbia, S.C., and up to Raleigh/Durham, N.C. The forecasters are warning of a half-inch to an inch of ice.February 11, 2014
  • 40 degrees and rain next week? Maybe
    We are making a run at a Top 10 winter for sub-zero days in Minnesota.Temps as high as 47 next week? Who knows? But it looks like winter may return after temps run a good +10 to +15 degrees vs. average next week for a change.February 10, 2014
  • Frigid winter much colder than in recent years
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about how cold this winter has been so far, and he answers a question about whether the cold has killed off agricultural pests.February 7, 2014
  • Why has this winter been so brutally cold?
    The answer is the jet stream, the river of air that dictates our weather. This winter it has plunged south, creating high pressure ridges and low pressure troughs and taking cold polar air south and east and leaving warm, dry weather to the west.February 6, 2014

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