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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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NWS Predicts Major Spring Flooding In NW Minn.

The National Weather Service is warning residents in parts of Minnesota to get ready for some major flooding as all the snow begins to melt this spring.

03/22/2013

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Report: Fargo Should Expect 1 Of Its Worst Floods

Residents along the Red River in Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn., should prepare for one of the top five floods in their history, the National Weather Service said Thursday.

03/21/2013

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ND Officials: Permanent Flood Protection Needed

With its ominously titled slideshow, “Get ready for a big one,” the National Weather Service told flood-weary residents in the Fargo area Thursday to prepare for one of the Red River’s five largest crests this summer, an outlook that prompted city and county officials to plead for permanent flood protection.

03/21/2013

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Late Winter Storm Closes Highways In W. Minn.

Heavy snow and strong winds are creating hazardous travel conditions in west central Minnesota.

03/18/2013

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March Storm Dumps Up To Foot Of Snow In SE Minn.

Parts of southeastern Minnesota have received as much as a foot of snow, causing dozens of school districts to close and prompting others to delay their starts.

03/11/2013

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Winter Storm Warning For SE Minnesota

Falling temperatures have turned a rainy weekend into a snowy start to the work week.

03/11/2013

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Flood Risk In Parts Of Minn. Increases To Normal

Recent snowfall has increased the risk of flooding to normal on parts of the Upper Minnesota and Mississippi River basins.

03/07/2013

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Flood Outlook Numbers Increase Slightly For Fargo

The National Weather Service has slightly increased the expected spring flood levels at the Red River in Fargo, but city officials say they’re prepared for the worst-case scenario.

03/07/2013

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