50 Years Ago: Tornadoes Storm Through Twin CitiesFifty years ago this Wednesday evening, Dick Chapman and Charlie Boone spent six straight hours taking calls from people and, using a map and a pen, tracked the storm as it tore across the Twin Cities.
Web Extra: WCCO Radio Archives Of 1965 TornadoesFifty years ago this Wednesday, the Twin Cities were ravaged by a series of tornadoes that struck the northwestern metro area. No fewer than six tornadoes touched down as the storm system moved through, some of them on the ground simultaneously.
Weather Blog: Insane Tornado Video From N.D.I just watched video of a large tornado bearing down on a temporary oil-boom shantytown near Watford, N.D. on May 26, 2014. The video was recorded by a guy living in one of the trailers that serves as housing for men working the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota.
Tornadoes, Severe Storms Roll Through MinnesotaHeavy rain, hail, strong winds and tornado warnings befell southern Minnesota Thursday afternoon as severe storms rolled into the state, moving north and east.
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.
Good Question: Does Insurance Cover Freak Weather Damage?The cell phone video of a wall of ice marching towards Izatys Resort on Lake Mille Lacs is amazing. The slow-motion avalanche pierced the wall of at least one home. When the weather gets crazy, does insurance cover it? Much like the winds of a tornado tossing objects into homes and causing damage, the winds from the ice tsunami destroyed at least two boat houses, and sent ice inside at least one resort condo along Lake Mille Lacs.
Nat’l Weather Service Cuts Could Put Minnesotans In Harm’s WayWe've heard recently about furloughs for FAA air traffic controllers which have been suspended, but there is another agency facing funding cuts: NOAA, which could jeopardize the safety of all Minnesotans when severe weather strikes.
WCCO Trains 100+ ‘Weather Spotters’If there's one thing that Minnesotan's love to talk about, it's the weather. That interest in rain, snow, and everything in between, has helped us build our Weather Watcher network: More than 500 viewers telling WCCO what's happening in their neighborhoods.
Weather Technology Makes A Big LeapAll 150 National Weather Service Doppler radars across the country are currently being upgraded with a new technology. Called “Dual-Polarization”, or Dual-Pol, it’s the largest and most advanced since Doppler technology was introduced in 1988.
Warnings Credited In Midwest Tornado OutbreakWhen 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.
2011: A Wild Year For Minn., U.S. WeatherFor many, 2011 will be remembered as a year of wild weather. Storms were historic, deadly and costly.
Expert Dispels Myths About Urban TornadoesAn expert says the tornadoes that struck north Minneapolis and Joplin, Mo. on Sunday should dispel a popular myth about twisters and big cities.