National Weather Service

First Winter Storm Hitting Twin Cities Metro MondayThe National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings and watches for a large part of southern Minnesota, eastern South Dakota and western Iowa ahead of a strengthening storm system.
Minnesotans Seeing First Snow Of The Season It’s late October, and snow is falling in Minnesota. The storm system that moved into the state Tuesday brought snow Wednesday morning as temperatures dropped.
Frosty Fall Temperatures ArriveSome people in Minnesota and Wisconsin are waking up to the chilly reality of fall temperatures. Readings Wednesday morning were in the 20s in parts of northern Minnesota and 30s in the central region as well as western Wisconsin.
Tornadoes Touch Down In West-Central MinnesotaSome tornadoes have touched down in west-central Minnesota. The National Weather Service says a storm chaser reported a brief tornado touchdown near Hawick in Kandiyohi County about 6 p.m. Thursday. Another tornado touched down earlier near Norway Lake, also in Kandiyohi County. The sheriff's office reports no damage.
Thousands Still Without Power Day After Severe StormsThousands are still without power in Minnesota more than a day after severe weather caused damage to power lines and outages across parts of the state.
EF-1 Tornado Hits Carver Co., Thousands Without Power In Twin Cities MetroThe National Weather Service says an EF-1 tornado touched down in Carver County early Saturday morning during a loud and windy night of severe weather throughout the Twin Cities metro. The tornado caused extensive damage to trees and homes in Watertown and neighboring Hollywood Township.
Winds Blow Smoke From Forest Fires In Canada Into MidwestA haze is blanketing much of the Midwest as strong winds carry smoke from forest fires in Canada thousands of miles to the south. National Weather Service forecasters say Tuesday that smoke from wildfires in northern Saskatchewan is blowing as far south as Tennessee. A thick band of smoke extends through much of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, eastern Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.
Forecasters Says Flash Flooding Is Possible With Heavy RainForecasters say there's a risk of flash flooding in southern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin. The National Weather Service says 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected over southeastern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin, with up to 6 inches in localized areas. A flash flood watch has been issued for those areas.
Highs Hit 90s In MinnesotaSummer-like weather has hit Minnesota, with highs reaching the 90s in southern and central parts of the state. The National Weather Service says Appleton in western Minnesota peaked at 99 degrees Tuesday.
Tornado Touchdowns Reported In Western MinnesotaThe National Weather Service says a trained spotter reported a tornado touchdown just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday near Montevideo. Law enforcement reported part of a roof blow off a building at a farmstead about seven miles north of Montevideo.
Black Hills See A Foot Of Snow, Flakes To Fall In Northern Minn. A May snowstorm has dumped more than a foot of snow in South Dakota's Black Hills.
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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