Tornadoes

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Map Shows Weather Disasters Across Minnesota

An advocacy group is out with a new report that illustrates Minnesota’s vulnerability to weather disasters.

04/10/2013

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Weather Blog: Minnesota Tornado Season

With no recorded tornadoes in Minnesota history in the months of December, January and February, according to the Minnesota Climatology Working Group, you might say that Friday (Nov. 30) marks an unofficial end of tornado season in Minnesota.

11/30/2012

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Rare Nov. Tornado Touches Down In Burnsville

The tornado that touched down Saturday night in Burnsville was on the lowest end on the EF scale, but the damage was quite considerable.

11/12/2012

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Good Question: What Are Worse, Tornadoes Or Hurricanes?

Minnesotans know a bit about tornadoes. We average 27 a year, but in 2011 we had 113. As Hurricane Isaac bears down on New Orleans, we wondered. Which is worse: a hurricane or a tornado?

08/28/2012

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Tornado Sirens Undergo Testing Today

If you hear tornado sirens going off today, don’t be alarmed. Just be aware, as they’re a reminder to everyone that the season for twisters is arriving.

04/19/2012

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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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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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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. Red Cross Workers On Tornado Relief Standby

Red Cross workers from Minnesota may be called up to help tornado victims in the south.

03/05/2012

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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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Good Question: ‘Reply All’ To Your Good Questions

We know we get tornadoes in the U.S., but what about the rest of the world? How does the Prince get paid? And why were the royal bridesmaids so young? We’re hitting “Reply All” to WCCO viewers’ Good Questions.

04/30/2011

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MN Expert: Why The Southern Tornadoes Were So Deadly

Todd Krause, a tornado warning specialist with the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities, said the tragic twisters were not unexpected.

04/29/2011

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Violent Storms Rip Across The South

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04/28/2011

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Meteorologists Surveying Possible Wis. Tornadoes

At least three people have been injured in storms that ripped through Wisconsin.

04/11/2011

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Minn. Officials Warn Of Severe Weather In April

Minnesota will hold a statewide tornado drill on Thursday to remind the public about Severe Weather Awareness Week.

04/11/2011

Damage from the tornado that tore through Wadena, Minn. on Jun 17, 2010. (credit: Ryan Korkowski)

Minnesota Led The Nation For 2010 Tornadoes

Minnesota had more reported tornadoes in 2010 than any state in the nation with 145. The preliminary numbers were issued by the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center.

12/27/2010

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Aid Available To MN Farms Hit By Tornadoes, Floods

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State aid is available to farmers in 29 Minnesota counties hit by summer tornadoes or fall flooding. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says the recent special legislative session appropriated $4 […]

11/04/2010

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