Tornado

Obama Speaks At National Prayer Breakfast

Good Questions: The Vice President, Tornado Sirens & Seeing In The Dark

Every Friday, Heather Brown answers some burning questions from WCCO viewers. This week, she talks about seeing in the dark, the Vice President and tornado sirens.

08/07/2015

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Tornadoes Touch Down In West-Central Minnesota

Some tornadoes have touched down in west-central Minnesota. The National Weather Service says a storm chaser reported a brief tornado touchdown near Hawick in Kandiyohi County about 6 p.m. Thursday. Another tornado touched down earlier near Norway Lake, also in Kandiyohi County. The sheriff’s office reports no damage.

08/06/2015

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Sheriff’s Office: Tornado Touches Down In Southwest MN

The Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office says residents reported a tornado touchdown near St. James early Friday night. The touchdown was in Long Lake Township, where the sheriff’s office says a building owned by Civil Ag Group sustained extensive damage.

07/25/2015

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Downed Trees Are Mulched, Chipped And Recycled After Storms

Clean up continues after a tornado touched down this weekend in Carver County. Debris from the Friday night twister was scattered all around the communities of Watertown and Hollywood, and many are still hauling it all away.

07/20/2015

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Thousands Still Without Power Day After Severe Storms

Thousands are still without power in Minnesota more than a day after severe weather caused damage to power lines and outages across parts of the state.

07/19/2015

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Xcel Energy Outages Drop To 50K; Power Back To All By Monday

As the Twin Cities area cleans up from overnight storms, Xcel Energy says around 96,000 customers were still without power by Saturday afternoon, mostly in the western and eastern Twin Cities metro area.

07/18/2015

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EF-1 Tornado Hits Carver Co., Thousands Without Power In Twin Cities Metro

The National Weather Service says an EF-1 tornado touched down in Carver County early Saturday morning during a loud and windy night of severe weather throughout the Twin Cities metro. The tornado caused extensive damage to trees and homes in Watertown and neighboring Hollywood Township.

07/18/2015

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Woman Saves Children From Injury As Tornado Hits Wis. House

Sheriff’s officials say a mother saved her three young children from injury as a tornado hit their house in Waupaca County.

07/07/2015

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Heavy Rains, Storms To Sweep Across Minnesota

Storms will sweep across Minnesota Sunday as the holiday weekend comes to a close. Meteorologist Lauren Casey says much of Sunday night and Monday’s activity will be in the central and southeastern parts of the state, where a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 2 a.m.

07/05/2015

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Tornado Touchdowns Reported In Western Minnesota

The National Weather Service says a trained spotter reported a tornado touchdown just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday near Montevideo. Law enforcement reported part of a roof blow off a building at a farmstead about seven miles north of Montevideo.

05/16/2015

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Assessment Crews Respond To Iowa Town Hit By Tornado

Assessment crews have been dispatched to gauge the damage caused by a tornado that tore through a central Iowa town, uprooting trees, ripping apart the roof of the local high school and leaving shreds of pink insulation strewn throughout the streets.

05/11/2015

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Tornado Damages Buildings In SD; At Least 3 Injured

Some buildings in the small town of Delmont were damaged by a tornado on Sunday, and at least three people were injured, but no deaths were reported.

05/10/2015

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Fridley Residents Remember Devastation Of 1965 Tornadoes

They called it the “longest night” for good reason: 13 people were killed and, in Fridley alone, one in every four homes was damaged or destroyed.

Folks have come together Wednesday to remember that fateful night exactly 50 years ago.

05/06/2015

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4 Things To Know: Nepal Earthquake, Theater Massacre Trial & More

From massive destruction following a Nepal earthquake to a tornado in Texas, here are the four things you need to know from Monday, April 27.

04/27/2015

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Amelia & Mark Visit St. Peter

Winter doesn’t stop WCCO’s road trip around Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We’re Goin’ to the Lake even when there’s no snow and the lake is actually a river! Mark Rosen and Amelia Santaniello start our winter tour in St. Peter in the Minnesota River valley of southern Minnesota.

01/29/2015

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Weather Blog: New, Expanded Weather Risk Categories

Starting Wednesday, the Storm Prediction Center, the arm of the National Weather Service responsible for issuing all severe thunderstorm and tornado watches and warnings, will utilize expanded severe weather risk categories for 1 to 3 day convective outlooks.

10/22/2014

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Apparent Tornado Hits Rural Southern Wisconsin

An apparent tornado has damaged homes and farm buildings in rural southern Wisconsin. The storm hit around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Damage stretches from south of Highland to north of Dodgeville.

06/30/2014

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Weak Tornado Hits Western Wisconsin Town

The National Weather Service says a weak tornado has struck the western Wisconsin town of Colfax, but damage reports are minor. Law enforcement tells the weather service the tornado damaged a gas station and knocked down trees Friday afternoon. No injuries are reported.

06/27/2014

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Funnel Clouds Spotted Over Dakota County

If 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.

06/23/2014

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Tornado Touches Down In Swift County

A tornado touched down in Swift County near Benson, Minn. on Thursday afternoon. Swift County Sheriff John Holtz says a trained weather spotter first saw the tornado just after 4 p.m.

06/19/2014

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06/18/2014

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3 Years After North Mpls. Tornado, Herons Are Flourishing

Three years ago on Thursday, a devastating tornado ripped through north Minneapolis, tearing up trees, knocking down homes and killing two people.

05/22/2014

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Red Wing Storm Victims Pick Up The Pieces After Losing Roof

Thursday’s violent storms in Red Wing, Minn. were over in just a blink of an eye, but the damage was lasting. Scattered yellow insulation covered the trees and corn stubble in the southwestern Minnesota town. “It just happened so fast,” Sally Lemmerhirt of Red Wing, Minn. said.

05/09/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-8-14

Listen to Mike Lynch discuss possible severe weather today, and other highlights from the show, by clicking THE LINK ABOVE.

05/08/2014

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Tornado Damages Farms In Western Minnesota

A tornado has damaged at least three farms in rural Minnesota, but no injuries are reported. Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten said in a statement the tornado was reported about 4 p.m. Monday southeast of St. Leo.

04/01/2014

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