Crews Fight Cold While Battling White Bear Lake FireIt was a tough morning for firefighters as they battled the cold and a fire. It happened on Hammond Road in White Bear Lake. A storage shed caught on fire, which created several challenges for crews.
Dangerously Cold Temperatures Close SchoolsHundreds of schools across Minnesota called off classes on Wednesday because of the dangerously cold temperatures. Minneapolis Public Schools are among those deciding to close Wednesday.
Lauren's Science Corner: Numbingly Cold NovemberAhhh, September 2014; six days spent soaking up 80° highs and 12 days in the 70s. October 2014 followed and offered up plentiful 60° days as well. And then came November.
2014's Minnesota Weather Extremes: A Look BackWith 2014 starting to wind down and a whole new set of Top 10 Weather Days just around the corner, it's a perfect time to take a trip down memory lane. The past year was full of weather extremes. On the cusp of the change from fall to winter, Kylie Bearse sat down with the rest of the WCCO weather team to look back at all Minnesota has endured this past year.
Polar Vortex, Part Deux? Not Exactly, NWS SaysUnseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, something the National Weather Service says it regrets tweeting earlier this week.
Memorial Service Held For Teen Who Died After Fleeing PartyFamily and friends gathered Saturday to remember 18-year-old Michael Anyasike who died last week after running from a party at a farmhouse in Madison, Minn. Anyasike’s mother said he likely froze to death because temperatures were in the low twenties. Anyasike played football for Dawson-Boyd High School.
Oldest DQ Opens On Schedule Despite Frigid TempsTemperatures plunged well below zero for the first few days of March, but that didn't stop throngs from lining up to buy their first ice cream of the season in Moorhead. The country's oldest Dairy Queen, in Moorhead, has opened on the first day meteorological spring for decades.
Winter-Weary Americans Plead: Get Me Out Of Here!Shannon Frauenholtz has had it with winter. Barely able to stomach the television news with its images of snowbound cars, she heads to the tanning salon, closes her eyes and imagines she's back in Mexico, where she's already vacationed once this winter.
Frigid Air Settling In Dakotas, Heading MN's WayAnother band of arctic air is descending into the northern U.S., bringing a wave of frigid temperatures expected to linger for most of the week. Temperatures plunged below zero in North Dakota and northern Minnesota on Monday morning.
Another Round Of Cold Is On The WayThe polar vortex that gripped much of the country has moved on, but don't get too comfortable — another round of frigid air is expected to arrive next week across the northern U.S., from the Dakotas eastward to New England. It'll be cold, but not the life-threatening cold of last week.
Elderly Woman Found Dead In Madison, Wis. ColdPolice in Barron are investigating the death of an elderly woman who apparently left her assisted living facility and died in the cold. Police Chief Byron Miller said in a statement dispatchers received a call about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday from Monroe Manor, an assisted living facility, reporting 76-year-old Juanita Toews had left the building.
Shockingly Cold 'Polar Vortex' Moves Into MidwestA whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a "polar vortex" descended Monday into much of the U.S., pummeling parts of the country with a dangerous cold that could break decades-old records with wind chill warnings stretching from Montana to Alabama.