On Saturday, Nov. 1, WCCO-TV viewers in the Twin Cities metro, and all the way to Houston in far-southeastern Minnesota, spotted a rare and mesmerizing sight, the hole punch or fall-streak cloud.
One year ago this month, Zach Sobiech’s “Clouds” was the No. 1 song on the iTunes chart. “Clouds” was released in December 2012, six months after doctors told Sobiech he had less than a year to live.
If Zach Sobiech’s song, “Clouds,” touched your heart, you’re not alone. CNN has named the Stillwater High School teen one of their “Extraordinary People” of 2013.
We kicked off the weekend with brutally-cold conditions. Wind chills Saturday are done right bone chilling, dropping to 50 below in Fosston this morning, -45 in Longville and -25 at MSP Airport. The coldest temperature recorded Saturday morning was -11. Last year’s lowest low was -13, to put that in to perspective. Saturday’s high was -1, which approaches a record set in the 1800s! In the overnight, clouds will increase and light snow will develop later Sunday morning. Wind chill will decrease a bit.
Thousands of people are expected to gather at the Mall of America to mark the anniversary of the debut of a song written by a Minnesota teen who died of cancer. Zach Sobiech was 18 when he died from osteosarcoma in May.
No, it’s not a UFO or the onset of the apocalypse…it’s a hole punch cloud, an usual and mysterious sight to witness. Hole punch clouds, which are also called canal clouds, were spotted in the skies over the Twin Cities on Sunday and again Tuesday. WCCO-TV viewers in Minneapolis, Blaine, Chaska, and Mahtomedi captured photos of this rare and intriguing phenomenon.
A Minnesota teen who recently died after a battle with cancer was honored Saturday night in Minneapolis. Zach Sobiech’s hit song “Clouds” went viral after he released it on YouTube.
During Saturday’s Gopher football game, the family of Zach Sobiech gave the University of Minnesota a check for $568,000 on behalf of their son.
Stillwater High School’s Class of 2013 walked the stage at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in downtown St. Paul to receive their diplomas Saturday night without one of its brightest stars. Zach Sobiech was diagnosed with a deadly form of bone cancer. Through his positive outlook, he tried to live life as normal as possible. Sadly, Zach died two weeks before graduation.
A life, and a song that continues to inspire millions.
First it was No. 1 on the iTunes top-selling singles chart. This week, a Stillwater High School student’s song has landed on the Billboard music charts at No. 7. Zach Sobiech died of bone cancer on May 20. He was 18 years old. But his music lives on.
Zach Sobiech’s is celebrated by celebrities
A Stillwater High School student, whose song recently landed at the top of the list of the top-selling singles on iTunes, is being laid to rest Thursday. Zach Sobiech died of bone cancer on Monday. He was 18 years old.
Here’s a gallery of viewer-submitted photos documenting severe weather — thunderstorms, hail, heavy rain, tornadoes — in the warm months of 2013.