Here’s a gallery of viewer-submitted photos documenting severe weather — thunderstorms, hail, heavy rain, tornadoes — in the warm months of 2013.
Authorities are investigating what caused a house fire in Maple Grove Tuesday morning, but lightning is likely to blame after storms rolled through the metro.
The death of a 9-year-old boy from a lightning strike in Duluth this weekend underscores the dangers of lightning.
Two families are out of their homes Sunday morning, after lightning hit their duplex.
A 9-year-old, who was injured after lightning struck a Lake Superior beach area, has died from his injuries.
Friday night brought some scary moments for country music fans up north.
It was bolts of electricity that caused extensive damage to a handful of metro area homes.
Authorities are investigating a house fire in Richfield Tuesday morning that was likely started by lightning that hit the roof.
Talk about an electrifying performance. Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli and Minnesota batter Ryan Doumit quickly scrambled to their respective dugouts and base runner Josh Willingham dropped to his knees when a bolt of lightning struck near Rangers Ballpark during Sunday night’s game.
As many as five homes had to be evacuated Thursday afternoon after at least one lightning strike caused a fire and a gas leak, authorities said.
Officials say severe weather is likely to blame for starting two homes on fire in Apple Valley late Sunday night.
Two Twin Cities families had their homes struck by lightning Saturday. The Ruffin family of New Hope heard a loud boom during Saturday morning’s storm, but didn’t realize the noise was that of a lightning strike on their roof.
Saturday storms have left fires in their wake. WCCO has gotten multiple reports of homes set on fire due due to lightning strikes, such as the house at 7009 90th Ave. N in Brooklyn Park, where reporter Lindsey Seavert took the attached photo.
We’ve all been through it before: you see the lightning bolt, and, seconds later, you hear the boom.
Lightning is likely to blame for a house fire early Sunday morning in White Bear Lake.