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Lauren Casey

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Lauren Casey joined the WCCO-TV weather team in August 2011, and welcomes the forecasting challenge presented by Minnesota’s weather — 100 degree days in the summer to sub-zero temperatures in the winter.

Lauren credits author Seymour Simon for inspiring her passion for weather, as his children’s weather books helped birth a young weather enthusiast.

Lauren’s passion led her to Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology. In addition to her studies, Lauren also interned at the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly and at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia under her mentor Glenn ‘Hurricane’ Schwartz.

Lauren began her broadcast career in Macon, Ga., where she honed her severe weather forecasting skills. As the morning meteorologist, she covered active weather from hail to derechos, and two tornado outbreaks.

She came to the Twin Cities from southwest Florida, where watching the tropics and tracking sea-breeze-generated thunderstorms kept her busy as the morning meteorologist at WINK-TV.

During her time in Florida, Lauren shared her passion for weather, not only through the TV airwaves, but in the classroom. She instructed a weather course for Florida Gulf Coast University’s Renaissance Program.

In 2010, Lauren was proud to be awarded the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation by the American Meteorological Society.

In addition to weather, Lauren harbors a love of the outdoors. She has shared the back-country trails of Glacier National Park with grizzly bears, and she has trekked through parks of Zion, Grand Teton and the Grand Canyon.

Lauren is excited to be WCCO-TV’s weekend meteorologist and is enjoying weather-watching and trail-blazing in her new home state alongside her dog, Edgar.

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Joe Mauer Helps Kids In Need Get New School Supplies

Joe Mauer was out of uniform this morning, but doing something he likes as much as baseball. He was helping kids in need. In this case, making sure they have school supplies.

10/17/2013

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Fairgoers Cope With Record-Setting Heat

Extreme heat is the most dangerous type of weather, causing more fatalities than flooding, lightning, hurricanes and tornadoes combined. Appropriately, fairgoers are taking Monday’s temperatures seriously while still having fun. On a second day of record-breaking heat and oppressive humidity, fairgoers arrived with water in hand and armed with a plan to stay cool. For members of the Jefferson High School marching band, beating the heat began days in advance when musicians began getting used to consuming lots of water.

08/26/2013

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Fall Allergy Season Already Flaring Up — And It’s A Doozy

The sniffing, sneezing and itchy eyes. Fall allergy season is flaring up, and it’s just the beginning. Allergy and asthma specialists say the pollen counts are high in our area.

08/19/2013

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Weather Blog: The 2013 Minnesota Tornado Drought

Cold air in the upper levels of the atmosphere is conducive to the formation of tornadoes — cold air at the surface, not so much. In 2013, cold air has been plentiful in Minnesota. Its prevalence has contributed to reduced numbers of tornadoes during the months which are climatologically most active in the state — May, June and July.

07/30/2013

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Nat’l Weather Service Cuts Could Put Minnesotans In Harm’s Way

We’ve heard recently about furloughs for FAA air traffic controllers which have been suspended, but there is another agency facing funding cuts: NOAA, which could jeopardize the safety of all Minnesotans when severe weather strikes.

05/06/2013

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WCCO Trains 100+ ‘Weather Spotters’

If there’s one thing that Minnesotan’s love to talk about, it’s the weather. That interest in rain, snow, and everything in between, has helped us build our Weather Watcher network: More than 500 viewers telling WCCO what’s happening in their neighborhoods.

04/27/2013

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Wet April’s Benefit? Easing MN Drought Conditions

One good thing with the late-season snow? It’s easing drought conditions.

04/24/2013

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‘Homer Blanky’ Inspired By Minnesota Twins, Cold Weather

A love of baseball, Minnesota pride and – of course – the weather has inspired two local brothers, along with six of their childhood friends, to create a warm and fuzzy new product.

03/26/2013

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Temperature-Wise, What A Difference A Year Makes

March is the third snowiest month on average in the Twin Cities, and this March is living up to that reputation.

03/15/2013

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Snow, Rain, Flooding Continues Through Sunday

Snow and rain will continue to fall throughout Minnesota well into Sunday with the possibility of a big snow storm beginning Sunday night in the extreme southwestern part of the state.

03/09/2013

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Workers Brave The Extreme Cold In The Twin Cities

It’s by far the coldest day of the season and it’s only a taste of what we can expect this week.

01/21/2013

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Arctic Chill Arrives In Minn.

An Arctic air mass is upon us, and according to WCCO meteorologist Lauren Casey, the cold will stick around for a while.

01/19/2013

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All Systems Go For US Pond Hockey Championships

The eighth-annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships begins this weekend, and the player with most unpredictable moves ever year is the weather.

01/17/2013

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Preps Begin For U.S. Pond Hockey Championships

The U.S. Pond Hockey Championship was nearly cancelled last year. Unseasonably mild weather created thin, weak ice.

01/09/2013

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Big Snow Means Big Smiles For Snow Lovers, Businesses

Sunday’s snowstorm brought the most single day snowfall in nearly two years. The big totals made for big smiles on the faces of snow lovers and business owners alike.

12/10/2012

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