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Reports: Storms Drop Trees, Power Lines SW Of Metro

The severe storms that swept through McLeod County Thursday night dropped trees and power lines, according to reports.

08/23/2012

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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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Storm-Felled Trees Could Spark Northern Minn. Fires

Two Minnesota storms have left a mark so big, it’ll take several years to clean up the damage. “I see trees and sticks all over the place,” said one little girl who was caught up in one of the storms east of Hinckley, Minn in July.

08/09/2012

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Power Restored To Downtown Minneapolis After Outage

Xcel Energy has restored power to customers in downtown Minneapolis, after nearly one-third of them lost power for about an hour and a half Tuesday morning.

07/24/2012

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Volunteers Needed To Help With Storm Damage In Beltrami Co.

Officials in Beltrami County are looking for volunteers to help with storm damage, as the area continues to deal with the aftermath of its early July storms.

07/10/2012

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June Storm & Flooding Damage = $108 Million

Thirteen Minnesota counties and three tribal nations have been declared major disaster areas, and are now eligible for federal public assistance.

07/06/2012

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Officials: Gusty Storms Leave Some Campgrounds Closed

The gusty storms that tore through northern Minnesota Monday night have left some campgrounds closed until further notice, according to state officials.

07/03/2012

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3 Die In Wis. Crashes After Rain Washes Away Road

Two vehicles in central Wisconsin plunged into a ravine created when heavy rains washed away a 50-foot stretch of highway, killing three people, authorities said Thursday.

06/21/2012

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NWS Says Tues-Wed Wettest 2 Days In Duluth

The National Weather Service says rainfall Tuesday and Wednesday in Duluth is a record breaker. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Kraujalis says it’s the wettest two-day period in Duluth history.

06/21/2012

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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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Powerful Storm Rumbles Through Minn.

A powerful thunderstorm is rumbling through Minnesota, pounding communities in the west and south of the state with strong wind and hail, damaging homes and cutting power in some areas.

06/17/2012

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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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Lightning Sets Off House Fires

Saturday storms have left fires in their wake. WCCO has gotten multiple reports of homes set on fire due due to lightning strikes, such as the house at 7009 90th Ave. N in Brooklyn Park, where reporter Lindsey Seavert took the attached photo.

05/26/2012

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Cleanup Under Way From Strong Wis. Storms

The cleanup has already started in Wisconsin from storms that packed heavy rain, high wind and even a tornado.

05/25/2012

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New Rain Ratchets Up Crow River Flood Concerns

So far the earth has been able to absorb the 3 and a half to 6 inches of rainwater that has fallen throughout the county, pushing the Crow River slowly but surely toward minor flood stage.

05/24/2012

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Experts: Weekend Rains Deliver Minn. From Winter Dry Spell

Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Chanhassen say the weekend storms have probably eliminated the drought in many areas of the state due to an unusually dry winter, which threatened lake levels and crop irrigation.

05/06/2012

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High Winds, Hail Possible As Severe Weather Rolls Into Metro

Thunderstorms are moving through the state and bringing high winds and possible hail. The weather service radars are tracking the storm through Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, McLeod, Polk, Ramsey, Scott, Sibley, St. Croix, Washington and Wright counties through about 10:30 a.m.

05/03/2012

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Police: Storms Significantly Damage Farm In Redwood Co.

Storms in southwestern Minnesota caused significant damage to a farm in Redwood County, authorities say.

04/21/2012

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Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins In Minn.

Minnesotans will get ready for storm season with Severe Weather Awareness Week starting Monday.

04/16/2012

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Warnings Credited In Midwest Tornado Outbreak

When a tornado shrouded in darkness and wrapped in rain dropped quickly from the sky above this northwest Oklahoma town, many residents relied on television weathermen to warn them of impending devastation. Others learned of the monster twister from neighbors or calls from frantic relatives.

04/16/2012

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Minn. Storms Bring Heavy Rain, Hail But No Damage

Storms sweeping across central and southern Minnesota have dumped heavy rain and hail but caused no major damage.

04/15/2012

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Forecasters: Dangerous Storms Threaten Midwest

Tornadoes were spotted across the Midwest and Plains Saturday as an outbreak of unusually strong weather seized the region, and forecasters sternly warned that “life-threatening” weather could intensify overnight.

04/14/2012

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Storms Knock Out Power, Topple Semis In Iowa

A storm system moving through the Midwest has caused power outage across Iowa and toppled semis on Interstate 29.

04/14/2012

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Good Question: How Does A Tornado Pick Up A Trailer?

It seems like the video of those flying trailers has been played on repeat since Tuesday’s tornado hit in Dallas, Texas. Perhaps it’s because it’s a phenomenon difficult to understand. So, how did a tornado make those trailers fly? Good Question.

04/04/2012

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Minnesotans Reminded To Plan For Severe Weather

Public safety officials say Monday’s confirmed tornado is a reminder for Minnesotans to get ready for severe weather.

03/21/2012

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