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  • 'Gravity waves' drove weekend storms
    A relatively rare and unpredictable weather phenomenon called gravity waves may have been the culprit for the severe weekend storms that pounded the Twin Cities. Sustained winds of 50 mph and gusts to near 70 mph lasted more than half an hour in some parts of the metro.June 16, 2014
  • Lightning suspected in St. Cloud school fire
    Crews tore down what was left of a St. Cloud school that sustained heavy damage Sunday in a fire that officials say may have been started by lighting in the aftermath of storms that drenched Minnesota from the far south to the far north.June 15, 2014
  • Flooding rains drench Minn.; more on way
    Showers and thunderstorms erupted over Minnesota, northeast South Dakota and northern Iowa Saturday afternoon. More rain is coming.June 15, 2014
  • Photos: Green Line opening draws Cities to the rails
    Saturday's Green Line light rail grand opening celebrated the launch of the rail connection between St. Paul and Minneapolis with ribbon-cuttings, free rides, festivities -- and rain.June 14, 2014
  • Storms dampen weekend festivities; more rain on the way
    Showers and thunderstorms have already dumped heavy rain on portions of southwest Minnesota, with more than an inch reported in Redwood Falls. MPR News meteorologist Craig Edwards says residents in and around the Twin Cities metro area should expect rain and wind throughout the weekend.June 14, 2014
  • Crews rescue capsized boaters on Lake Minnetonka
    Sailboats capsized in Lake Minnetonka late Saturday morning, leaving sailors stranded on their boats and in the water. Everyone has been accounted for, but rescue workers will continue to scour the bays of the lake, to check in on area boaters.June 14, 2014
  • Storms ahead: Warm front sets the stage for rain, wind
    From the Updraft: Already today, rainfall has exceeded over an inch in portions of southwest Minnesota and periods of strong storms and heavy rains are likely to continue across much of the state.June 14, 2014
  • Wet and stormy weekend ahead
    Sometimes it seems there's a big weather target painted on Minnesota. Cue our next weather maker, another strong moisture laden low pressure system spinning in from the west this weekend.June 13, 2014
  • As rain batters IFalls, sandbags guard against high water
    The Rainy, Kabetogoma, Namakan Lakes and others in the Rainy River watershed are swallowing docks and threatening homes, cabins and resorts.June 13, 2014
  • June's already a wet month mid-way through
    MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about drenching rains in parts of Minnesota in the first half of June. He also recalls a dangerous storm on this date in 1991, when lightning killed a spectator at the U.S. Open golf tournament which was played in Minnesota that year. Seeley also has a stormy forecast for the Twin Cities this Father's Day weekend.June 13, 2014
  • Climate Cast: Natural gas vs. coal
    New regulations will be a boon for the natural gas industry. Paul and Kerri talk with Robert Howarth from Cornell University about the potency of methane as a greenhouse gas.The Daily Circuit, June 12, 2014
  • June-tober breeze, then a 'hot front' ahead?
    A blustery northwest wind and temps int he 50s make it feel more like October than June today. Temps in the 50s and brisk northwest winds gusting to 30+ mph will have you reaching for that long sleeved jacket as an October like air mass invades the Upper Midwest today.June 12, 2014
  • Severe storm threat likely tonight
    Radars are glowing today out west as the next front pushes into Minnesota. The culprit? A low pressure wave and cold front sweeping in from the Dakotas today.June 11, 2014
  • June icebergs still roaming Lake Superior
    You can see why the ice is in no hurry to melt given water temps still lingering in the frigid 30s on the big lake. But still, June? This really is the winter that won't let go.June 10, 2014
  • Heavy weekend rain recharges SW Minnesota
    After experiencing a rather dry spring, generous rainfall has occurred in June over southwest Minnesota, where totals have already exceeded over 4 inches in some locations.June 9, 2014

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