Severe Weather

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About 13,000 Still Without Power In Minnesota

It has been four days since a pair of powerful thunderstorms moved through the Twin Cities, and thousands of residents still don’t have power. At its peak, Friday’s storms knocked out power to 610,000 homes and businesses.

06/25/2013

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Tens Of Thousands Still Without Power In Minn.

Work continues to restore power to thousands still in the dark after Friday’s powerful storms. Xcel Energy said this has been the worst power outage the state has ever seen. After a peak of 610,000 customers without power after Friday night’s storms, that number is now down to 28,574, as of 9 p.m. Xcel said that most of the power outages are now contained to Minneapolis and the western suburbs.

06/24/2013

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High Winds Rake Across SW Minn., Reach Twin Cities

Another night of stormy weather is forecast for Minnesota, following high winds and heavy rains that uprooted trees and knocked out power across a large part of the state early Friday. The NWS has issued a tornado watch for roughly the southwest quarter of the state.

06/21/2013

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Twin Cities Cleaning Up From Overnight Severe Weather

The National Weather Service says several communities in west-central Minnesota are experiencing flash flooding following severe thunderstorms. Meteorologist Chris Franks says streets in Morris, Glenwood and Starbuck are among those that flooded after big downpours.

06/21/2013

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Good Question: Are Storm Chasers Making Us Safer?

Every time there is the threat of a tornado, hundreds of storm chasers take their cameras and drive towards the danger. On Friday, three of the most respected chasers died during a tornado outbreak in Oklahoma. Meteorologist Tim Samaras, his son Paul and their friend Carl Young were killed when their car got caught up in the twister.

06/03/2013

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Severe Weather Could Hit Twin Cities Wednesday

If you’re out and about Wednesday afternoon and evening, you’re encouraged to have a radio near you and be prepared for rough weather. By late afternoon, a more organized pattern of strong storms is expected to develop in southern and western Minnesota and head toward the Twin Cities metro.

05/29/2013

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Oklahoma Tornado Video

There is some amazing video, horrifying stories and happy stories coming out of Moore, OK. Take a look at the video below and also check out this story of a woman pulled from the rubble […]

05/21/2013

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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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Share Your Severe Weather Pictures!

Here’s a gallery of viewer-submitted photos documenting severe weather — thunderstorms, hail, heavy rain, tornadoes — in the warm months of 2013.

05/17/2013

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Obama Declares Storm Disaster After Ice Storm

President Barack Obama has declared a major federal disaster for five southwestern Minnesota counties hit by an April ice storm.

05/03/2013

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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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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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Spring Storm Causes Problems Across The Country

A powerful spring storm unleashed tornadoes, hail and high winds as it swept through the Midwest into the Deep South, leaving three people dead and thousands without power before heading for the Carolinas early Friday.

04/12/2013

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Map Shows Weather Disasters Across Minnesota

An advocacy group is out with a new report that illustrates Minnesota’s vulnerability to weather disasters.

04/10/2013

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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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Weather Technology Makes A Big Leap

All 150 National Weather Service Doppler radars across the country are currently being upgraded with a new technology. Called “Dual-Polarization”, or Dual-Pol, it’s the largest and most advanced since Doppler technology was introduced in 1988.

08/13/2012

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Bemidji Recovering From Widespread Storm Damage

Bemidji residents are dealing with widespread damage and no power after severe weather ripped through the area late Monday night.

07/03/2012

Duluth Flooding 2012 June

Storms Flood Duluth Superior

Torrential rains in the past 48 hours flooded streets and closed off neighborhoods in the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior Wednesday

06/20/2012

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Storms Knock Down Trees, Knock Out Power Around Metro

Severe thunderstorms overnight across the Twin Cities metro have wreaked havoc once again, toppling trees and knocking out power to tens of thousands of people.

06/19/2012

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Flooding Causes Partial Road Wash Out In Goodhue County

The state is saturated after another round of heavy rains. In Welch, a small town near Red Wing, a roadway washed away because of fast-rising waters.

06/18/2012

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Minn. Storms Bring Tornado, Golf-Ball Sized Hail

Thunderstorms Sunday night damaged barns, blew out power and brought golf-ball sized hail in southern Minnesota.

06/18/2012

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2 Houses Catch Fire From Lightning In Apple Valley

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.

06/14/2012

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Ground Stop Ordered At MSP Due To Weather

The storm system over the Twin Cities is having an effect on air travel Thursday morning, and could throughout the day.

06/14/2012

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St. Paul Neighborhood Cleaning Up After Sunday’s Storms

Clean-up continued Monday in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul. A quick moving storm with strong winds brought down trees and power lines along several blocks.

06/11/2012

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Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Whip Through MN Sunday

After a steamy Sunday, strong winds and heavy rain rolled through Minnesota at around dinner time.

06/10/2012

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