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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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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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Weather Blog: It’s Going To Get Warm…Finally

An area of light to moderate rainfall will continue to move north out of Iowa and bring a soggy Sunday evening to south-central and southeastern Minnesota. The chance for showers Sunday evening does extend to the Twin Cities, with the best chance of rain across the southeast Metro.

04/29/2012

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Weather Blog: Dreary Turns To Cheery

We have an upper-level area of low pressure positioned over the Dakotas to thank for this dreary and cool start to the weekend!

04/28/2012

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Don’t Rely On Sirens During Severe Weather; They Are A Last Resort

Monday was the first day of Severe Weather Awareness Week and only hours earlier shelf clouds and wall clouds hung over Minnesota, dropping heavy rain and hail.

04/16/2012

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Downtown Businesses Get Ready For Baseball Season

The Minnesota Twins home opener is Monday, but it’s not just the Twins and their fans who are getting ready. All those businesses downtown are too.

04/06/2012

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Mosquito Control Working To Ease The Biting Blues

The whirling sound of a helicopter’s blades in your neighborhood may mean you will be spared from those itchy, red bites this spring and summer.

04/04/2012

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A Hopeful Sign: Blue Herons Return To North Minneapolis

Almost a year after the tornado hit North Minneapolis, there’s one hopeful sign. The blue herons, whose population was devastated by the storm, have returned to an island in the Mississippi River.

03/28/2012

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‘Lights Out’ Program Helps Minnesota’s Migratory Birds

The change in season brings the return of Minnesota’s migratory birds, but our summer-time citizens face a threat posed by the tall buildings in downtown Minneapolis.

03/09/2012

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Does The Mild Winter Mean Bad Lawns?

Our Minnesota snow has been a no-show this season. That has many worried about the condition of their lawns and gardens come spring.

03/06/2012

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Warm Weather Has Winter Event Organizers On Edge

From when the first snowflakes fly, many look forward to their favorite winter events, but this mild and snowless season has organizers on edge.

01/05/2012

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Warm Weather Prompts Thin Ice Warnings In Metro

There’s been plenty of ice rescues this winter, along with stories about ATVs and fish houses going through the ice. But, that’s not keeping some people off of those not-so-frozen lakes.

12/28/2011

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