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Drought’s Over In Twin Cities, But Third Of MN Still ‘Abnormally Dry’

The drought is over in the Twin Cities, but dry conditions are still a factor in northern Minnesota. Nearly all of the state had been in drought in early May. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows only about 12 percent of the state in a moderate drought Thursday, down from 25 percent last week.

06/04/2015

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Minnesotans Hit Parks, Lakes, Patios & Rooftops For #Top10WxDay

The WCCO Weather Watcher is shimmering gold Friday for a beautiful, spring Top 10 Weather Day!

05/22/2015

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Weather Watcher Profile: Countin’ On Dustin Johnson

This time of year is when The WCCO Weather Team starts to really count on our weather watchers as severe weather becomes a threat. That’s why we’re really lucky to welcome Dustin Johnson as one of our newest members. He may be new to WCCO Weather Watching, but it’s been a passion of his as long as he can remember.

05/20/2015

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Patience, Dear Minnesotans, Warmth Is Coming Back

The weather outside may be frightful, but the extended forecast is so delightful. Following the storm fronts over the weekend, temperatures plunged perilously going into the work week.

05/18/2015

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More Severe Weather, Snow On The Way

After tornadoes, strong winds and heavy rains swept across western Minnesota on Saturday, more severe weather is on the way.

05/17/2015

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Tornado Touchdowns Reported In Western Minnesota

The National Weather Service says a trained spotter reported a tornado touchdown just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday near Montevideo. Law enforcement reported part of a roof blow off a building at a farmstead about seven miles north of Montevideo.

05/16/2015

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Assessment Crews Respond To Iowa Town Hit By Tornado

Assessment crews have been dispatched to gauge the damage caused by a tornado that tore through a central Iowa town, uprooting trees, ripping apart the roof of the local high school and leaving shreds of pink insulation strewn throughout the streets.

05/11/2015

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Black Hills See A Foot Of Snow, Flakes To Fall In Northern Minn.

A May snowstorm has dumped more than a foot of snow in South Dakota’s Black Hills.

05/10/2015

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50 Years Ago: Tornadoes Storm Through Twin Cities

Fifty years ago this Wednesday evening, Dick Chapman and Charlie Boone spent six straight hours taking calls from people and, using a map and a pen, tracked the storm as it tore across the Twin Cities.

05/06/2015

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Web Extra: WCCO Radio Archives Of 1965 Tornadoes

Fifty years ago this Wednesday, the Twin Cities were ravaged by a series of tornadoes that struck the northwestern metro area. No fewer than six tornadoes touched down as the storm system moved through, some of them on the ground simultaneously.

05/05/2015

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Following Hail Storm, Contractors Rush To Damaged Neighborhoods

One day after golf-ball-sized hail fell across the Twin Cities, families are adding up the damage from the storm.

05/04/2015

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High Winds Hitting 6 States, Including Minnesota

High winds are affecting a wide stretch of the upper Midwest, from Minnesota to western Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service says sustained winds Tuesday afternoon will top 30 mph, with gusts reaching 45 to 50 mph.

04/21/2015

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Good Question: What’s The Windiest Month In Minnesota?

The wind is a sign of spring, a time when Minnesota sees double-digit averages. So what is the windiest month in Minnesota? Good question.

04/20/2015

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Good Weather Boosts Minnesota Small Grain Planting

Minnesota farmers have made early strides in planting small grains, thanks to good weather. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farmers in Minnesota were able to plant over one-third of the expected small grain acreage and over half of the sugar beet acreage during the week ending Sunday.

04/20/2015

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Say It Ain’t Snow! Springtime Snowflakes Headed Toward Minnesota

After Minnesotans enjoyed a beautiful week of springtime weather and outdoor fun, it’s back to reality this week. That reality: we live in Minnesota.

04/19/2015

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Fewer Cold-Related Deaths This Winter, But Homeless Still Feel Freeze

This year’s mild winter was still cold enough to turn deadly.

Exposure to the cold was a factor in the deaths of at least 43 Minnesotans from Oct. 1, 2014, through the end of March, according to the state Department of Health.

04/17/2015

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Minnesota Under Red Flag Warning For Fire Risk

The entire state of Minnesota is under a red flag warning Wednesday. The fire danger is extreme because of warm, windy and dry weather. Gov. Mark Dayton is authorizing the Minnesota National Guard to help fight wildfires.

04/15/2015

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Meet COLT & GOAT – A Mobile Cellphone Tower & Generator

It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota and Wisconsin. When storms hit, people can lose power and cell service. That’s where some hi-tech portable equipment comes in to play.

04/14/2015

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Welcome Precipitation: Snow In The North, T-Storms In The South

It may be spring in Minnesota, but Tuesday’s weather was all over the map.

We saw snow in the northern part of the state, but thunderstorms in parts of southern Minnesota.

04/07/2015

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Wednesday’s 84-Degree High Breaks 133-Year Record

It may not have felt like it with the high wind speeds, but temperatures in the Twin Cities reached 84 degrees Wednesday, breaking a 133-year-old record.

04/01/2015

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Wind-Fueled Fire Claims 2 St. Paul Homes

A fire fueled by high-speed winds has destroyed two St. Paul homes.

04/01/2015

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Potentially Severe Storms Moving Into Minn. Wednesday Night

Our warmest temperatures so far this year are setting the stage for a potentially stormy night. A line of storms will develop from the Twin Cities through southern Minnesota this evening and carry with it a chance for severe storms to develop.

04/01/2015

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Tuesday Looks To Be A #Top10WxDay

After a week of snow and chilly temperatures, spring-like weather is returning to Minnesota.

03/29/2015

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Rain, Snow Moving Toward Southern Minnesota

Another shot of winter weather is heading toward southeastern Minnesota.

03/24/2015