Twin Cities Under Tornado Watch Until 1 A.M.A hot and humid Sunday will be followed by evening severe storms. Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says Minnesotans are seeing the highest threat for severe weather this year, with the possibility of tornadoes, damaging winds and hail.
Heavy Rains, Storms To Sweep Across Minnesota Storms will sweep across Minnesota Sunday as the holiday weekend comes to a close. Meteorologist Lauren Casey says much of Sunday night and Monday's activity will be in the central and southeastern parts of the state, where a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 2 a.m.
Following Hail Storm, Contractors Rush To Damaged NeighborhoodsOne day after golf-ball-sized hail fell across the Twin Cities, families are adding up the damage from the storm.
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Hail Devastates Waverly FarmsSevere storms rolled through parts of the state Wednesday morning. The worst weather hit Wright County with damaging winds and large hail. For farmers there, the storm was devastating. Piles of hail up to a foot deep is an incredible sight to a meteorologist, but it's a sight that farmers in Waverly, Minn. hope to never see, especially at harvest time.
Severe Storms Roll Through MN, More ExpectedThe WCCO Weather Watcher is now flashing green, which means that there could be severe storms coming to your scene. Already on Wednesday, some parts of the state saw significant rains as a line of severe storms rolled through the center of the state.
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Storms Rake SW Minnesota With Hail, High Winds More waves of heavy rain and severe storms rumbled into Minnesota on Monday on top of damaging storms that drenched the state over the weekend, prompting Gov. Mark Dayton to cancel a planned visit to view flood damage in the southwest corner of the state.
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Minn. May Lead US In 2013 Natural Disaster ClaimsMove over, Florida. New numbers show that Minnesota could finish first when it comes to disaster insurance claims. Last year, Minnesota generated nearly $800 million in claims, and that's only through the third quarter. If you're wondering why your premium is going through the roof, you can blame what's falling on your roof. Hail from storms on Aug. 6 damaged roofs, windows and siding all over the south metro.
Good Question: Why Do Our Insurance Rates Rise So Quickly?A few years back, Kathy Lesicka’s Monticello home had hail damage and needed the roof replaced. Two months after the repairs, her homeowners’ premium increased by $200. “That was the first time we ever claimed, and we were like, ‘We’ve been with you for 20 years, are you kidding me?’” she said.
Local Apple Orchard Suffers 90% Crop LossThe apple season is underway in Minnesota. Some of the favorites, like sweetango or honeycrips, are ready for the picking at local orchards. But you may have noticed the harvest is a couple of weeks behind schedule. And Craig Schaper of Minnetonka Orchards says the search to find fruit without any flaws is a difficult task. "It's devastating. I mean, this is what you pray for not to happen,” Schaper said. “You know, this is first time in 36 years that we've really been hit hard."
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