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.
The storm system over the Twin Cities is having an effect on air travel Thursday morning, and could throughout the day.
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.
The cleanup has already started in Wisconsin from storms that packed heavy rain, high wind and even a tornado.
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.
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.
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.
Storms in southwestern Minnesota caused significant damage to a farm in Redwood County, authorities say.
Minnesotans will get ready for storm season with Severe Weather Awareness Week starting Monday.
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.
Storms sweeping across central and southern Minnesota have dumped heavy rain and hail but caused no major damage.
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.
A storm system moving through the Midwest has caused power outage across Iowa and toppled semis on Interstate 29.
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.
Public safety officials say Monday’s confirmed tornado is a reminder for Minnesotans to get ready for severe weather.
Clean up is underway in parts of the Midwest after violent and deadly storms killed nearly 40 people in five states including a toddler that was found thrown into a field and later died.
Federal disaster aid is available for state and local governments following last month’s string of severe storms, flooding and tornadoes.
It’s going to be a warm and humid Saturday throughout Minnesota, and we’ve already had some thunderstorms roll through northwestern and north central Minnesota.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for several counties in western, central and eastern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metro area, until 9 p.m.
If storms do hit tonight, it will make the highly anticipated U2 concert quite interesting.
Humid air has returned, and it will be with us through Saturday night.
Last week’s storms ended Minnesota’s longest stretch of dry weather this summer, and it’s having an impact on Minnesota agriculture.
The band Cheap Trick was playing a concert in Ottawa when the stage collapsed.
Downed power lines, trees in streets and a damaging lighting strike have caused insurance nightmares for some Forest Lake residents.
Sunday night’s storms are responsible for a handful of fires.