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Oklahoma City Tornado Death Toll At 51, Rising

A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 37 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise. The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, south of the city. Block after block of the community lay in ruins.

05/20/2013

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Severe Weather Rolls Across MN

It was a nice tiny break of sunshine in between thunderstorms but it appears the clouds are moving in once again.

05/19/2013

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Mid-May Temps Break 100 In Southern Minnesota

A wet and chilly spring has given way to record high temperatures for mid-May in southern Minnesota.The temperature soared to 102 degrees Tuesday in St. James. Albert Lea and Fairmont both hit 100 while Mankato reached 99.

05/14/2013

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Iowa About To Tie State Record For No Tornadoes

Iowa is about to tie a state record for the longest stretch without a reported tornado.

05/14/2013

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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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Red River Close To Cresting In Fargo-Moorhead Area

The Red River appeared close to reaching its peak in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., after the National Weather Service dropped its crest forecast for the third straight day.

04/30/2013

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Fargo Commissioners Vote To Restore Spring Cleanup

The dash for trash is back on track in North Dakota’s largest city.

04/30/2013

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Weather Service Drops Fargo Crest Prediction Again

The National Weather Service on Monday lowered the expected crest forecast in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., to 35.5 feet on Wednesday morning, down from the 37-foot prediction that was issued Sunday.

04/29/2013

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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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Weather Service Lowers Crest Prediction In Fargo

Officials in Fargo, N.D., say they may scale back flood protection efforts as the National Weather Service has lowered the Red River crest prediction.

04/24/2013

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Red River Valley Flood Fight Ramps Up In Moorhead

Fargo’s neighbors are ramping up their flood fight against the Red River.

04/24/2013

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Another Round Of Wintry Weather In Minn./Wis.

Hearty Midwesterners know better than to put the snow shovels and snow blowers away in April.

04/22/2013

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Parts Of Minnesota To Get ‘Extreme Flooding’ This Spring

The National Weather Service said Monday parts of Minnesota will likely see “extreme flooding” this spring.

04/22/2013

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Technology Makes Flood Forecasting Easier Than Ever

Assessing the amount of flooding regions across Minnesota is something meteorologists track year-round. The National Weather Service (NWS) and the U.S. Geological Survey are able to monitor water levels in rivers and lakes down to the very centimeter at every hour.

04/20/2013

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Heavy Snow Closes Schools In Northern Minnesota

Another wintry blast has buried northeastern Minnesota under more than a foot-and-a-half of new snow, disrupted travel and closed schools.

04/19/2013

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Get Prepared During Severe Weather Awareness Week

Don’t be fooled if you hear tornado sirens around the Twin Cities metro this week. It’s time to get ready for when severe weather could strike.

04/17/2013

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Electronic Billboards To Alert Motorists To Tornado Warnings

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week, and this year there is a new way for the National Weather Service to broadcast tornado warnings in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties.

04/16/2013

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Winter Storm Warning For Northern Minnesota

Even though the calendar says spring, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for northern Minnesota.

04/15/2013

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April Snow Helps S. Minn., But Hurts NW. Minn.

April is less than half over, but we’ve already had way more snow than average.

04/12/2013

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Goal Of 1 Million Sandbags Reached In Fargo

Volunteers in Fargo have reached the goal of filling one million sandbags in advance of anticipated spring flooding.

04/12/2013

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Ice Knocks Out Power Around Worthington, Jackson

Gov. Mark Dayton called out the state National Guard Wednesday to help residents of southern Minnesota after an ice storm knocked out power to thousands of people and another storm threatened to dump several inches of wet snow by Thursday.

04/10/2013

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Slushy Snow Gives Minn. Preview Of Things To Come

Winter-weary southern Minnesota woke up to an inch or two of slushy snow as a preview to a heavier spring snowfall forecast to begin Wednesday night.

04/10/2013

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Why Is The Snow Sticking Around So Long This Month?

We saw our warmest day of the year so far Friday, when the Twin Cities reached a high of 49 degrees.

03/29/2013

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NWS: Increased Risk Of Spring Flooding In St. Cloud, Montevideo

More areas of Minnesota have have been added to the National Weather Service’s list of areas that may have an above-average risk of flooding this spring.

03/29/2013

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Nat’l Weather Service Expands Severe Weather Warnings

The National Weather Service will provide more detailed severe weather warnings beginning Monday in 14 states, including Minnesota and Wisconsin.

03/29/2013

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