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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.
It was a nice tiny break of sunshine in between thunderstorms but it appears the clouds are moving in once again.
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.
Iowa is about to tie a state record for the longest stretch without a reported tornado.
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.
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.
The dash for trash is back on track in North Dakota’s largest city.
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.
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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.
Fargo’s neighbors are ramping up their flood fight against the Red River.
Hearty Midwesterners know better than to put the snow shovels and snow blowers away in April.
The National Weather Service said Monday parts of Minnesota will likely see “extreme flooding” this spring.
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.
Another wintry blast has buried northeastern Minnesota under more than a foot-and-a-half of new snow, disrupted travel and closed schools.
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.
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.
Even though the calendar says spring, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for northern Minnesota.
April is less than half over, but we’ve already had way more snow than average.
Volunteers in Fargo have reached the goal of filling one million sandbags in advance of anticipated spring flooding.
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.
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.
We saw our warmest day of the year so far Friday, when the Twin Cities reached a high of 49 degrees.
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.
The National Weather Service will provide more detailed severe weather warnings beginning Monday in 14 states, including Minnesota and Wisconsin.