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Minnesotans Of All Ages Enjoy The Sudden Snow

The sounds of children celebrating the early arrival of a snow day were loud and clear in Elk River Monday. Best friends Kaila Swart and Lexi Patraw were having the time of their lives. “It’s really fun because I get to play with my best friend and do face plants in the snow,” Swart said.

11/10/2014

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Snow, Wind Lead To Cancellations At MSP Airport

The first snowstorm of the season is causing big headaches for travelers and crews Monday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. MSP Spokesman Pat Hogan says there have been about 175 canceled flights Monday. Hogan says he doesn’t anticipate many more being made because the airlines were aggressive about canceling them ahead of time.

11/10/2014

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74 Years Ago This Week: The Armistice Day Blizzard

As much of Minnesota is buckling down for an extended snowstorm that could bring more than a foot of snow to parts of the state, it’s worth taking a look back to what happened nearly three-quarters of a century ago.

11/10/2014

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Minneapolis, St. Paul Schools Cancel After-School Activities

Public schools in both Minneapolis and St. Paul have canceled after-school activities in anticipation of further snow. The snow began falling in Minnesota at around 3 a.m.

11/10/2014

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Minn. Sees More Than A Foot Of Snow In Season’s 1st Storm

The flakes of the season’s first major snow storm began falling on Minnesota Monday morning, and by the time the clouds clear out Tuesday, around a foot of snow could blanket a swath of the state.

11/10/2014

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Storm Closing Schools, Messing With Commute

Some school districts in Minnesota are canceling classes as the first major winter storm of the season arrives. St. Cloud Area Schools, Albany, Sauk Rapids-Rice and Sartell are among those closed Monday because of the storm that could deposit more than a foot of snow in some area.

11/10/2014

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Season’s First Storm Could Dump 14 Inches On Minn.

Minnesotans are preparing for Old Man Winter as the season’s first major storm threatens to dump more than a foot of snow Monday on a swath of the state, including the metro.

11/09/2014

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Ahead Of Storm, Delta Is Letting Passengers Reschedule For Free

Because of the snow in the forecast, Delta Airlines is prepping in advance. Right now, the company is letting passengers with flights for Monday reschedule without a change fee. These are for flights through the Twin Cities and Rochester.

11/09/2014

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2014’s Minnesota Weather Extremes: A Look Back

With 2014 starting to wind down and a whole new set of Top 10 Weather Days just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to take a trip down memory lane. The past year was full of weather extremes. On the cusp of the change from fall to winter, Kylie Bearse sat down with the rest of the WCCO weather team to look back at all Minnesota has endured this past year.

11/07/2014

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Snow Accumulates In Northern Minnesota

We’re still waiting for our first real glimpse of snow here in the metro Some snow was coming down today farther to our north.

11/05/2014

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Lauren’s Science Corner: The Return Of The Hole Punch Cloud

On Saturday, Nov. 1, WCCO-TV viewers in the Twin Cities metro, and all the way to Houston in far-southeastern Minnesota, spotted a rare and mesmerizing sight, the hole punch or fall-streak cloud.

11/05/2014

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Weather Blog: Halloween Weather In The Twin Cities

Nothing inspires such fright as the vision of Halloween pumpkins shrouded in white. But have no fear, clear skies are in the forecast for Halloween this year.

10/29/2014

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Partial Solar Eclipse Visible In Minnesota Thursday

A number of astronomy buffs are preparing for Thursday’s partial solar eclipse, which will be the final one of the year. The moon will move in front of the sun from about 4:30 until 6 p.m. Thursday.

10/23/2014

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Optimal Summer Conditions Created Vivid Fall Colors

It’s been one of the more colorful falls many of us can remember. The trees got their colors early, and many are still showing vivid oranges and yellows that we haven’t seen in years. Some parts of the state are just hitting their peak now.

10/22/2014

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Weather Blog: New, Expanded Weather Risk Categories

Starting Wednesday, the Storm Prediction Center, the arm of the National Weather Service responsible for issuing all severe thunderstorm and tornado watches and warnings, will utilize expanded severe weather risk categories for 1 to 3 day convective outlooks.

10/22/2014

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Lauren’s Science Corner: The International Space Station

What is the size of a football field, has a gym, and the best view in our solar system? The International Space Station is an orbiting laboratory or habitable artificial satellite (fancy!) and serves as a space port for a myriad of multi-national spacecraft.

10/20/2014

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October Sees The Tenth Top 10 Weather Day In Minnesota

This Top-10 Weather day wasn’t just based on sunshine and 70 degrees. “It was kind of spur of the moment. We looked at the weather cast and knew we wanted to do something,” Ed Greene said.

10/16/2014

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Weather Blog: What’s NOAA’s Winter Outlook Say About Minn.?

Let’s face it, I chose a good time to move back to Minnesota – right after an especially cold winter. With an average temperature of only 9.7 degrees, last year’s meteorological winter (December-February) ranked ninth in the list of coldest winters for the Twin Cities since 1872.

10/16/2014

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Total Lunar Eclipse To Occur Wednesday

Beginning Tuesday night, the moon will move into earth’s shadow for a total lunar eclipse. If you’re up before the sunrise Wednesday morning, you may be able to catch it! The lunar eclipse will be visible in Minnesota, but it will be very low on the horizon.

10/07/2014

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Lauren’s Science Corner: Total Lunar Eclipse

Are you totally excited for the total lunar eclipse early Wednesday morning?! The eclipse will be viewable across North America. And with clear skies to prevail over Minnesota and Wisconsin, all will behold the astronomical awesome-ness!

10/07/2014

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Fall Cold Can’t Deter Minnesotans From Outdoor Fun

The chill in the air is serious, but it wasn’t cold enough to stop some people from heading outdoors for fun. A week ago Friday, the temperatures reminded us of summer. Short pants and tank tops were in order, and outside is where everyone spent their morning, afternoon and evening. It was a Top-10 Weather Day.

10/03/2014

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Road Salt Prices Jump, But MnDOT Says They’re Prepared

As we shift into fall, state leaders are already thinking about clearing snow from the roads. And in some cases, what they’re finding is a big increase in the price of road salt. The demand for road salt is outpacing the supply. A trade group for salt mines says they can’t produce it as fast as states and cities are ordering it.

09/30/2014

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Minnesotans Soak Up This Top 10 Weather Day

Minnesotans have a mantra this time of year: Enjoy the weather before it snows! Since many trees are still green, it doesn’t quite look or feel like fall yet. You won’t find many complaining about the tank-top weather in Stillwater, especially since they planned their day around it.

09/26/2014

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Minnesotans Brace For Last Weekend Of Summer

This is the last official summer weekend before the fall season starts, and some Minnesotans are not letting it go to waste. At Lake Nokomis Park in south Minneapolis Thursday, I found Emily Barter and Jamie Fassett-Carman sitting on a towel, debating on whether they should go into the chilly water.

09/18/2014