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