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  • 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
  • June off to a wet start in Minnesota
    June got off to a wet start this year. Last weekend, a month's worth of rain fell in some parts of Minnesota.June 6, 2014
  • Water is high on the Rainy River
    The river peaked yesterday at Manitou Rapids west of International Falls and held steady today. Fallon said it's not likely to rise much higher.June 5, 2014
  • Can weather modification impact climate change?
    This week, Jonathan Jennings, project meteorologist with the West Texas Weather Modification Association, joins us to discuss cloud seeding.The Daily Circuit, June 5, 2014
  • Second wettest year on record so far
    The Lake Minnetonka alone watershed picked up 2 to 4 inches or more in rainfall totals this past weekend. Long Lake recorded 4.83 inches along with many other 4 inches or more totals in the western part of the watershed.June 3, 2014
  • Flooding strains sewage system, beaches closed
    People who live next to Minnehaha Creek are eyeing the water nervously this morning as more rain threatens to flood homes along the waterway. The National Weather service says nearly 5 inches of rain fell in some areas around Lake Minnetonka by Sunday morning.June 2, 2014
  • Photos: Torrential rain floods Lake Minnetonka; homes in peril
    Lake Minnetonka is at its highest level since officials started keeping records in 1906 -- and people who live next to Minnehaha Creek are eyeing the water nervously as more rain threatens to flood homes along the waterway.June 2, 2014

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