Storms

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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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Minn. Meteorologist Weighs In On Midwest Storms

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.

03/04/2012

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Federal Disaster Aid Available After Minn. Storms

Federal disaster aid is available for state and local governments following last month’s string of severe storms, flooding and tornadoes.

08/13/2011

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Weather Blog: Warm And Humid, Chance For Storms

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.

08/06/2011

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Weekend Forecast: Hot And Muggy, Chance For Storms

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.

07/30/2011

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Rain, Storms Make Things Interesting For Fireworks, U2

If storms do hit tonight, it will make the highly anticipated U2 concert quite interesting.

07/23/2011

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Weather Blog: Muggy With Storms

Humid air has returned, and it will be with us through Saturday night.

07/23/2011

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Storms Affect Minn. Farming As Dry Stretch Ends

Last week’s storms ended Minnesota’s longest stretch of dry weather this summer, and it’s having an impact on Minnesota agriculture.

07/18/2011

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Stage Collapse At Concert In Ottawa

The band Cheap Trick was playing a concert in Ottawa when the stage collapsed.

07/18/2011

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Fierce Winds, Lightning Cause Damage In Forest Lake

Downed power lines, trees in streets and a damaging lighting strike have caused insurance nightmares for some Forest Lake residents.

07/11/2011

Crews putting out a fire caused by lightning. (credit: CBS)

Lightning Causes Several Fires In Metro

Sunday night’s storms are responsible for a handful of fires.

07/11/2011

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