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Weather Blog: The 2013 Minnesota Tornado Drought

Cold air in the upper levels of the atmosphere is conducive to the formation of tornadoes — cold air at the surface, not so much. In 2013, cold air has been plentiful in Minnesota. Its prevalence has contributed to reduced numbers of tornadoes during the months which are climatologically most active in the state — May, June and July.

07/30/2013

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Target Volunteers Help Load School Backpacks For Okla. Tornado Victims

Target employees opened their schedules and their hearts to volunteer for the Kids In Need Foundation Monday.

07/22/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All': Sunshine, Lottery Claims & License Plates

I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen much sun these past few weeks, But Deeann Kraemer from Alexandria is a little more optimistic than me. She asked the following: Does partly cloudy or partly sunny, which of the two would give us more sunshine?

06/07/2013

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Nat’l Weather Service Cuts Could Put Minnesotans In Harm’s Way

We’ve heard recently about furloughs for FAA air traffic controllers which have been suspended, but there is another agency facing funding cuts: NOAA, which could jeopardize the safety of all Minnesotans when severe weather strikes.

05/06/2013

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WCCO Trains 100+ ‘Weather Spotters’

If there’s one thing that Minnesotan’s love to talk about, it’s the weather. That interest in rain, snow, and everything in between, has helped us build our Weather Watcher network: More than 500 viewers telling WCCO what’s happening in their neighborhoods.

04/27/2013

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‘Homer Blanky’ Inspired By Minnesota Twins, Cold Weather

A love of baseball, Minnesota pride and – of course – the weather has inspired two local brothers, along with six of their childhood friends, to create a warm and fuzzy new product.

03/26/2013

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Temperature-Wise, What A Difference A Year Makes

March is the third snowiest month on average in the Twin Cities, and this March is living up to that reputation.

03/15/2013

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Snow, Rain, Flooding Continues Through Sunday

Snow and rain will continue to fall throughout Minnesota well into Sunday with the possibility of a big snow storm beginning Sunday night in the extreme southwestern part of the state.

03/09/2013

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Stormy, Snowy, Sloppy Weather Rolls Into Minn.

Minnesota is in the pathway of a major storm system, with the storm’s center arriving by early Sunday morning.

02/09/2013

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Workers Brave The Extreme Cold In The Twin Cities

It’s by far the coldest day of the season and it’s only a taste of what we can expect this week.

01/21/2013

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Arctic Chill Arrives In Minn.

An Arctic air mass is upon us, and according to WCCO meteorologist Lauren Casey, the cold will stick around for a while.

01/19/2013

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Spirit Mountain To Close Early Due To Frigid Temps

Spirit Mountain Ski Area and Adventure Park in Duluth will have reduced hours on Sunday and Monday due to an extremely cold temperature forecast.

01/19/2013

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All Systems Go For US Pond Hockey Championships

The eighth-annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships begins this weekend, and the player with most unpredictable moves ever year is the weather.

01/17/2013

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Preps Begin For U.S. Pond Hockey Championships

The U.S. Pond Hockey Championship was nearly cancelled last year. Unseasonably mild weather created thin, weak ice.

01/09/2013

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Professionals To Students: Math & Science Are Important

Whether it was in a challenging math class or a science lab, students have often asked themselves: Why am I learning this?

01/08/2013

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