• Largest school districts closed Monday; U cancels classes in Twin Cities
    Behind the snow will come some of Minnesota's coldest air of the winter with lows of 20 to 25 degrees below zero and wind chills in the minus-35 to minus-50 range.January 26, 2014
  • MnDOT: No travel advised in parts of Minn.
    Although other highways in west central Minnesota are open, they are in hazardous condition, and no travel is advised throughout the region.January 26, 2014
  • Warning: In bitter cold, beware the 'Umbles'
    One doctor who specializes in hypothermia has an interesting way to explain what happens to us in the cold. First we lose some fine motor skills. We start to fumble, and tumble, and stumble.January 26, 2014
  • Dangerous waves of wintry weather
    The routine of a light blanket of snow pushed southeastward by an Arctic front and followed by frigid air from the Yukon seems to happen every several days. It might be boringly repetitious if it were not so face-and finger-numbing, not to mention downright dangerous.January 25, 2014
  • Twin Cities commuters: Get ready for a snowy trip home
    A swath of snow is developing in central Minnesota this afternoon that will race quickly through the Twin Cities. Be prepared for slick spots, especially on lesser traveled roads.January 24, 2014
  • Hang in there, a (brief) warmup is coming
    We bottom out today on cold for a few days. A warming trend kicks in tonight and Friday, and temps should top out in the low 30s sometime Friday afternoon.January 23, 2014
  • Many schools closed Thursday due to cold
    Temperatures will struggle to reach zero across the state tomorrow -- and a number of schools will be closed due to the frigid weather. Many schools around the state that will be open are delaying the start of school by two hours.January 22, 2014
  • Persistent drought turns Golden State brown
    Last year was California's driest on record. So far, 2014 is no better.The Daily Circuit, January 22, 2014
  • Blizzard warnings return, next arctic assault surges south
    The next wave of arctic air is surging south today. Gusty northwest winds from 20-45 mph are picking up the loose chicken feather snowflakes that fell last night. The result? More blizzard and wind chill warnings. Here's the latest batch of red and blue on the weather maps today.January 22, 2014
  • UMD officially 5th snowiest U.S. campus
    It's 86 inches of snow a year may sound impressive, but according to The Post Standard in Syracuse, N.Y., Accuweather recently changed its ranking, putting Michigan Technological University in first with 200 inches.January 22, 2014
  • Arctic sideswipe brings bone chilling cold this week
    Welcome the the coldest two weeks of winter historically in Minnesota and the USA. It's not a big shock to see sub-zero temps on the weather maps this week. This winter is delivering on the promise of arctic cold, and this week will be no different.January 21, 2014
  • Bombogenesis: What it is, what it does
    It's a "rapidly intensifying storm." The conditions that set one off: According to, "bombogenesis typically occurs between a cold continental air mass and warm ocean waters or between a cold polar air mass and a much warmer air mass."January 21, 2014
  • Biting cold returns
    Another band of arctic air is descending into Minnesota and the northern U.S., bringing a wave of frigid temperatures expected to linger for most of the week. Relief comes Friday.January 20, 2014
  • Minnesota goes back into the deep freeze
    Sunday brought a nice run-up on the thermometer particularly in southern Minnesota. Madison in west central Minnesota topped out at 45 and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport recorded a high of 39. Another shot of arctic air is moving through the upper Midwest.January 20, 2014
  • Fresh snow, mild winter temperatures this weekend
    This will be one of those classic "Chamber of Commerce" Minnesota winter weekends. It just doesn't get any better than this weekend when it come to great outdoor winter weather in Minnesota.January 17, 2014

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