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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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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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Parts Of Minn., Wis. Could See 8-10 Inches Of Snow

Residents across parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin are bracing for a snowstorm that could dump as much as 10 inches of snow in some areas.

12/08/2012

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Student Weather Balloon Takes Flight Over White Bear Lake

Students at White Bear Lake Area High School got a hands-on lesson in their ‘Earth-Space Science’ class Thursday.

12/06/2012

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Freezing Fog In Store For Most Of Minn.

A freezing fog advisory has been issued for most of Minnesota from late Saturday night through Sunday morning, reports the National Weather Service (NOAA).

12/01/2012

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Weather Blog: Minnesota Tornado Season

With no recorded tornadoes in Minnesota history in the months of December, January and February, according to the Minnesota Climatology Working Group, you might say that Friday (Nov. 30) marks an unofficial end of tornado season in Minnesota.

11/30/2012

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DNR: Though Tempting, The Ice Is Still Too Thin

Rescue crews were called to Lake Victoria in St. Louis Park Thursday morning to check if someone had gone through the ice.

11/29/2012

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Weather Blog: Hot Or Cold Turkey? A History Of Thanksgiving Weather

The Thanksgiving holiday is just a few days away, so will the weather allow you to get outside and throw the football around before gobbling up that turkey or will frigid conditions have you sidelined by the living room fireplace — watching football on the tube?

11/20/2012

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Rare Nov. Tornado Touches Down In Burnsville

The tornado that touched down Saturday night in Burnsville was on the lowest end on the EF scale, but the damage was quite considerable.

11/12/2012

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As Frost Arrives, It’s Time To Protect Your Plants

After a weekend of 80-degree temperatures, it’s hard to believe that Minnesotans may see frost on Tuesday morning.

09/17/2012

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Weather Technology Makes A Big Leap

All 150 National Weather Service Doppler radars across the country are currently being upgraded with a new technology. Called “Dual-Polarization”, or Dual-Pol, it’s the largest and most advanced since Doppler technology was introduced in 1988.

08/13/2012

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Job Fair Highlights ‘Male-Oriented’ Career Fields For Girls

If we made a list of traditional female occupations, robotics might not be at the top. But at this workshop hosted by Dakota County Technical College, girls grades 5th through 8th are exposed to career fields that are traditionally thought of as male-oriented.

07/30/2012

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How To Beat The Heavy Summer Heat

This summer’s extreme heat has caused a spike in the number of patients treated for heat illnesses at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

07/20/2012

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Powerful Storm Rumbles Through Minn.

A powerful thunderstorm is rumbling through Minnesota, pounding communities in the west and south of the state with strong wind and hail, damaging homes and cutting power in some areas.

06/17/2012

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Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Whip Through MN Sunday

After a steamy Sunday, strong winds and heavy rain rolled through Minnesota at around dinner time.

06/10/2012

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Pajama Party Held At Children’s Hospital

“The Dude,” who hosts a closed-circuit television program for the patients at Children’s Hospital of Minnesota, was decked out in his footy PJs for Thursday’s special event: a pajama party.

05/31/2012

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