September is usually among our most rare months for grassfires, but firefighters battled one in Maplewood Monday afternoon. And a 400-acre fire is currently burning north of Bemidji.
Minnesotans know a bit about tornadoes. We average 27 a year, but in 2011 we had 113. As Hurricane Isaac bears down on New Orleans, we wondered. Which is worse: a hurricane or a tornado?
Last week, WCCO anchors competed in basketball, beach volleyball and badminton as part of the Anchor Olympics. On Thursday, it was track day, and Chris Shaffer and Frank Vascellaro got a much needed lesson on running sprints.
Many parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin are dealing with drought. We are fine around the Twin Cities, but other counties could use a drink.
This is a question I field quite often at WCCO. It has been hot — the second warmest July on record — and humid this summer.
It’s not too hard to find the words to describe the Twin Cities’ weather over the past few days. “Sticky,” said one person. “Hot and steamy,” said another. “Clammy,” another said.
It’s the summer of the heat wave, and that means struggle for many.
It has been very pleasant around here lately with temps above average but not stifling hot like last week. Our dew points are much better too, so the air is warm but not humid. That will change.
It’s the time of year for pruning, mowing, cutting and planting. For some, there’s no limit on how much time they’ll spend perfecting their yards.
Monday was the comfortable one with low humidity and temperatures peaking below average in the 70s. Tuesday will be the average one with highs climbing into the low 80s with a southeast wind blowing 10-15 mph.
Watch the video above to see some of Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer’s favorite moments – slip-and-sliding, Corvette-driving – on their Minnesota lake trip.
All this week we’ve gone to some of your favorite lake places, and Frank and Chris capped the five-day trip on Friday with their first stop south of the Twin Cities — Lake City, Minn.
Finally, a sunny day for Chris and Frank who are in Hayward, Wisconsin today. It’s Day Four of our tour of lake country and the guys are actually out on a lake.
All this week we’re going to some of your favorite lake places. Tonight Frank and Chris have made their way to Grand Marais on the north shore of Lake Superior.
Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are going on the road to visit the best hot spots in cabin country. We want to know your favorite spot, so chime in!
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