Flash Flood Warnings In Twin Cities After Heavy RainsFlash flood warnings were issued and at least one major thoroughfare was underwater Thursday morning after a number of rounds of heavy rain moved through the Twin Cities metro area.
Heavy Rains Stall Morning CommuteAt least a half-dozen crashes were reported across the Twin Cities metro area Tuesday morning after heavy rains moved through the area just as traffic was firing up.
Sunday Storms May Have Spawned 4 Tornado TouchdownsForecasters say at least four unconfirmed tornadoes may have touched down in western Minnesota when strong storms moved through the state. There will be a big cleanup in the Brainerd Lakes area because of a number of big trees coming down during Monday night's storm.
Summer Storm Douses Western Wisconsin, MinnesotaPersistent rains are bringing flood warnings for some western Wisconsin counties. Chippewa, Dunn and northern Eau Claire counties are all under flood watches this morning after 2 to 4 inches of rain fell in some areas.
Fire Destroys Half Of Dorset's RestaurantsTwo of the four restaurants in Dorset -- a town of just 22 people in northern Minnesota -- were reportedly damaged by fire overnight as severe storms rolled through the area. The general manager of the Dorset House restaurant said that she had been informed that the restaurant was consumed by flames, but hadn't been there to see the damage herself yet. Witnesses said that the neighboring Compañeros was also damaged by fire.
Flash Flood, Thunderstorm Warnings PostedMore strong thunderstorms are rolling across Minnesota, a day after heavy rain caused street flooding and hail wiped out an orchard's apple crop. The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm warning for Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs and Morrison counties early Thursday.
Severe Storms Roll Through MN, More ExpectedThe WCCO Weather Watcher is now flashing green, which means that there could be severe storms coming to your scene. Already on Wednesday, some parts of the state saw significant rains as a line of severe storms rolled through the center of the state.
Funnel Clouds Spotted Over Dakota CountyIf you live in the southern Twin Cities metropolitan area, you may have heard the sirens go off. There were several reports of a funnel cloud in the sky. A number of viewers reported seeing funnel clouds at around 1 p.m.
Dayton Declares State Of Emergency Amid FloodingThe Mankato area was hit hard by flash flooding Wednesday morning, and on Thursday morning the Twin Cities was getting its turn. Thunderstorms with lightning and very heavy rain raced through the metro early Thursday morning, flooding roads and causing traffic problems.
Get Prepared During Severe Weather Awareness WeekWhile it may feel like we just got rid of the snow, it's already time to start thinking about severe spring and summertime weather. This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota.
Storms Sweep Across Midwest, Kill 6 In IllinoisAs a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr's wife and adult son didn't have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement. Uninjured, the pair looked out moments later to find the house gone and the sun out and "right on top" of them, Zehr said.
Rain Causes Mudslides, Road Closures In Winona Co.Thunderstorms dumped several inches of rain in and around the bluff town of Winona early Saturday morning. WCCO Weather Watcher Dan Amundson reported eight inches of rain in the area. Flash flooding washed away part of a road on Bob Dunn's property, and the force took out a walking bridge. "You can actually see the mud build up. You can drive across there before. I used to have a decent road," Dunn said. "That used to be a bridge, used to have a bridge going right across here."