A day after western Wisconsin experienced heavy apparent tornado damage that killed one person, more severe storms are expected Wednesday afternoon.
This year marks WCCO’s fourth year participating in “Wishes In Flight,” our drive for airline miles benefiting Make-A-Wish Minnesota. In that time, you’ve helped us raise more than 30 million airline miles, and we’ve met a lot of great kids.
As a kid in Minneapolis’s Nokomis neighborhood, Anthony Lickteig-Carter grew up with the sound of jets flying over his house.
During our last Make-A-Wish miles drive we introduced you to Vikki. A 16 year old from Minneapolis who dreamed of going to Space Camp. Last summer, she got to go on her wish trip, so we caught up with her to hear all about it.
The path of the winter storm shifted further south and has missed most of the Twin Cities, but parts of southern Minnesota and western Minnesota are waking up to some impressive snowfall totals.
After a breezy Thursday that will see temps in the low-40s, a significant winter storm is expected to hit southern Minnesota hard beginning overnight – affecting both the morning and evening commutes.
After a weekend that included temperatures way south of zero degrees, the Twin Cities is expected to experience temperatures in the low-20s.
Just in time for the Tuesday morning commute, there have been various reports of rain, sleet and wet snow around the south and southwest metro. And more is expected for the late afternoon commute.
It’s the beginning of November, but our seven-day forecast looks more like late summer. So, why is our warm November weather so odd?
The first snowflakes of the season fell in Minnesota early on Friday morning. Cold air came in behind the front that brought an inch of rain to the Twin Cities on Thursday night.
The weekend weather is going to be a welcome relief after what has been a muggy week and – after the last couple days – a soggy week. Impressive rain totals have been coming in since Wednesday, with the storm spreading its way across Minnesota.
Minnesotans are being advised to keep safe and cool as a three-day wave of excessive heat moves into the state Wednesday.
Last February, Gabe, a then 12-year-old with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, saw his wish come true. I had a chance to catch up with him after his trip to Super Bowl 50.
After two of the hottest days of the year in the Twin Cities this past weekend, it’s going to feel a whole lot like fall over the next two days. The culprit: heavy rain that will start to move into the metro by late Tuesday morning.
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.
Minnesota got in early on the craft beer boom. Surly, Summit, even Schell’s, which has been in New Ulm since 1860, is considered a craft beer. By those standards, Steve Merila is still relatively new to the scene.
When you have guests in town, there’s a good chance you’ll make a trip to the Mall of America. But in this week’s Guest Pass, Matt Brickman is to taking us to another Bloomington spot, the Pinnacle Climbing Wall at REI.
On a #Top10WxDay, we’ll all try to get outside. This week’s Guest Pass is to a place where you can do all of the above, Silverwood Park in Saint Anthony.
Monday is already off to a comfortable, cloudy start, with high temperatures expected in the mid-50s – the warmest temperatures the state has seen in 18 weeks. But it gets even better Tuesday.
If the aroma of freshly roasted coffee doesn’t draw you in, the beauty of the Smith Douglas More House might do the trick. “Sheldon Smith built the house in 1877. Then his daughter married Sheldon Douglas, who moved in here after him, and then Earl More bought it from them,” Alex Schuster said.
Snow came down quick and heavy across Minnesota Tuesday morning. In the metro area, the snow began picking up around 7:30 a.m. with visibility falling to less than a mile. The snow tapered off around noon, but strong winds followed.
It’s been a bit of a bust for snow-lovers throughout the Twin Cities. With just 25.3” this winter, we’re more than a foot below average. But there is some hope as the calendar turns to March.
WCCO is trying to raise 20 million airline miles to grant wishes of kids around the state for Make-A-Wish Minnesota, and we’re having a little fun in the process! WCCO is holding a #Race4Wishes around the Twin Cities. WCCO TV’s Kylie Bearse and WCCO Radio’s John Williams will compete against WCCO TV’s Matt Brickman and 12-year-old Gabe from Vadnais Heights is the other team.
All day Wednesday, WCCO will be sharing the stories of Minnesota kids that Make-A-Wish Minnesota helps. WCCO is trying to raise 20 million airline miles for these kids, to help their wish come true. With the help of our viewers we can send kids like Noah on the trip of a lifetime.
WCCO teamed up with Make-A-Wish Minnesota last March to accomplish something big. Through your generosity, over 18 million airline miles were raised to grant the wishes of local kids. One of those kids was Noah, a teenager from Rochester.