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Most Of Minnesota Is Now Officially In Drought

Most of Minnesota is now officially in drought. Thursday’s update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 88 percent of Minnesota is in a moderate drought. That’s a huge jump from just 5 percent last week.

03/19/2015

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Minn. Syrup Producers Worried About Warmer Weather

Some maple syrup producers in central Minnesota are worried that last weekend’s warm-up could affect production. Temperatures were near 70 degrees over the weekend. “Everybody calls it really nice weather, but when it gets into maple season, that’s not a good thing.”

03/18/2015

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Lauren’s Science Corner: Aurora Edition

A severe geomagnetic storm ignited an epic outbreak of the aurora borealis across northern latitudes world-wide over the last two nights!

03/18/2015

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Record-Tying Warmth Forecasted For Top 10 Weather Day

Since Sunday’s temperatures look to climb to near record-breaking highs, it’s been named a Top 10 Weather Day.

03/15/2015

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Early Spring Means Business For Food Trucks, Nice Ride Bikes

Late winter days like Thursday aren’t just good for morale. For some locals, the early arrival of spring means more money. For instance, on Marquette Ave. and 7th Street, light jacket weather equals heavy foot traffic in the food truck lines.

03/12/2015

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Lawn Care Tips For Our Early Warmup

It never fails. Those first 60-degree days of the year have people thinking about their lawns and gardens. It just so happens the first 60 degree day of this year came very early.

03/11/2015

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Driving On Lakes Perilous As Ice Thins

Our unseasonable March warmth is a cause for many Minnesotans to revel, but a serious cause for concern for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office when it comes to ice safety.

03/11/2015

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Ready For Another #Top10WxDay? Thursday’s Bringing It!

Tuesday was a #Top10WxDay. And now it looks like Wednesday is going to be the meat in a #Top10WxDay sandwich, because Matt Brickman says Thursday will bring another glorious one.

03/11/2015

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Twin Cities Takes Advantage Of #Top10WxDay

If you haven’t booked some time outdoors this Tuesday, you’re not doing it right. That’s because it’s a #Top10WxDay. Meteorologist Matt Brickman said temperature should flirt with the 60s in the Twin Cities, and indeed have already topped that benchmark in other areas of the state.

03/10/2015

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Warm Weather Provides Boost To Local Businesses

The warmer weather is giving local businesses an early boost — temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s in March in Minnesota are the gift that keeps on giving. Minnesotans are outside all year round, but there is something about when the weather starts to turn.

03/09/2015

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Outdoor Workers Welcome Warmer Weather

In contrast to the past few months, construction worker Josh Miller didn’t have to bundle up against ice, snow and biting wind before starting his outdoor job on Monday.

03/09/2015

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Get Ready For A #Top10WxDay Tuesday!

Monday is already off to a comfortable, cloudy start, with high temperatures expected in the mid-50s – the warmest temperatures the state has seen in 18 weeks. But it gets even better Tuesday.

03/09/2015

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Can We Finally Wave Goodbye To Subzero Temperatures?

A well-deserved warm up is headed to Minnesota with 40s and even 50s in the forecast.

03/05/2015

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Lauren’s Science Corner: Beware The Pizzly!

The bloodline of one of nature’s most powerful and fascinating land-bound apex predators is merging with an animal atop the Arctic food chain, the polar bear—yielding a fearsome hybrid referred to as the “pizzly” or “grolar” bear. The breeding of these king creatures is likely the result of habitat overlap caused by global climate change.

03/04/2015

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Wednesday Brings Bitter Cold, Heat Wave May Arrive Next Week

While the air on Wednesday feels like the deepest, most miserable part of winter — the kind that settles into your bones as though setting up shop for the long term — there are a few signs of impending spring in the air.

03/04/2015

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Hutchinson’s Blizzard Conditions Challenge Drivers, Delight Youngsters

There was nothing routine about a routine drive on Highway 7 in Hutchinson Tuesday. The strong wind blew fresh snow up from the ground and in to the air, giving drivers something to worry about.

03/03/2015

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Does This Year Rank Among Our Top 10 Least Snowy Winters?

We’re getting at least a few more inches of snow in the Twin Cities this Tuesday, but it probably won’t be enough to get the area close to average seasonal snow totals.

03/03/2015

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Snow Storm Moves Through Minn., Followed By High Winds

Snow came down quick and heavy across Minnesota Tuesday morning. In the metro area, the snow began picking up around 7:30 a.m. with visibility falling to less than a mile. The snow tapered off around noon, but strong winds followed.

03/03/2015

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Snow, Strong Winds Headed Toward Minnesota

Snow-lovers have something to hope for after what has been a snow-starved winter so far. A system moving into Minnesota will bring snow into the Twin Cities starting late Monday night.

03/02/2015

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Twin Cities Crew Says Boston Ice Dams ‘Showed Up’ Minn.

More snow is on the way for Boston as they inch closer to the snowiest winter of all time. While this season has been a nightmare for the East Coast, all that snow and ice is giving a Minnesota business one of their best seasons ever.

03/02/2015

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Calm Monday Before A Winter Storm Tuesday?

We’ll have a quiet Monday with plenty of sun and a high in the upper 20s, but Tuesday is expected to be a mess in the form of what could be our biggest snowfall of the season so far.

03/01/2015

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Could We Finally See Major Snow Next Week?

It’s been a bit of a bust for snow-lovers throughout the Twin Cities. With just 25.3” this winter, we’re more than a foot below average. But there is some hope as the calendar turns to March.

02/27/2015

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Weather Blog: Why Has Minnesota Been Spared From Snow?

Minne-snow-ta? Not this season!

02/24/2015

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Bitter Wind Chills To Start The Week

Wind chill advisories are in effect Monday for most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin until 10 a.m. A few counties in extreme northern Minnesota are even seeing wind chill warnings, with wind chills expected to reach nearly 45 degrees below zero.

02/23/2015