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  • Climatologist explains lack of flooding despite recent downpours
    MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about significant rain storms earlier this week, and why those storms did not cause much flooding. Seeley also says Minnesota is expected to be warmer than normal over the next few months.May 23, 2014
  • Climate Cast: Can cities prepare for extreme weather?
    Farmers Insurance has sued the city of Chicago for not being prepared enough to handle the effects of climate change.The Daily Circuit, May 22, 2014
  • Tears of weather joy, fantastic forecast ahead
    I won't be shocked if some Minnesotans actually weep over our weather the next 72 hours. The mildest forecast in over seven months is here, and the weather looks good into the first part of Memorial Day Weekend. Cue the confetti.May 22, 2014
  • App helps pinpoint people in tornado rubble
    After a devastating tornado rolled through Moore, Okla., last May, firefighters were scrambling to pull people out of storm shelters. Actually finding those shelters, though, was difficult. Landmarks had been swept away, and the town's emergency dispatcher was overwhelmed with calls. So a firefighter with a tech background had an idea.May 22, 2014
  • Hottest April globally, while Minn. shivered
    Minnesota and the Upper Midwest were among the coolest spots on the planet last month. Temperatures in the Twin Cities ran -4.8 degrees vs. average last month.May 21, 2014
  • May Monsoon: 3rd wettest year on record so far
    Weather Whiplash. All or nothing. Flood to Flash Drought. We eased into winter last year with increasing drought across Minnesota. Then the weather switch flipped "on" again. Polar Vortex. Snowmageddon. Spring deluge. May Monsoon.May 20, 2014
  • Stunning supercell caught on time-lapse video
    Talk about weather eye candy. This phenomenal time-lapse of a rotating supercell thunderstorm in Wyoming Sunday captures the rotating mesocyclone as it spins overhead near Newcastle in eastern Wyoming.May 20, 2014
  • Warmest week in 7 months ahead
    A spectacular spring weekend in Minnesota delivered 72 degrees in the Twin Cities Sunday. Now another May low pressure system slides through with scattered to widespread rain and thunderstorms.May 19, 2014
  • Climatologist talks about our slow motion spring
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a cold and wet spring in much of Minnesota. He says May has been the eighth consecutive month of cooler than normal temperatures in the state, if trends continue through the end of the month.May 16, 2014
  • NASA: Antarctic Ice Sheet 'unstoppable'
    This week two new studies suggest the ice is moving more quickly than previously thought, that the advance of the glaciers is accelerating and has become "unstoppable." The new studies may ultimately cause a dramatic upward revision in forecasts for sea level rise in the coming centuries.May 13, 2014
  • Climatologist says tornadoes hit where expected
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a storm system that developed quickly yesterday and spawned tornados. He also has the forecast for the state's walleye fishing opener and Mother's Day on Sunday.May 9, 2014
  • Tornadoes touch down in southern Minnesota
    A spring storm has dropped several tornadoes on the ground in south-central Minnesota. Touchdowns were reported near St. James and Lake Crystal Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service says a tornado also was confirmed near Madelia.May 9, 2014
  • Live blog: Severe weather moving through Minnesota
    Scattered thunderstorms are moving through the Twin Cities metro area. A tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m.May 8, 2014
  • 5 things to know about tornadoes in Minnesota
    Just how deadly is Minnesota's tornado season?May 8, 2014
  • Severe storm and tornado risk today
    Every now and then we get one of those days in Minnesota where the severe risk is high enough we don't pull any weather punches. Today is one of those days.May 8, 2014

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