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High Humidity Can Cause Breathing Problems, Day And Night

The humid weather leading into storms is uncomfortable, to say the least. But that stuffy air can also be dangerous, disrupting everything from sleep to breathing.

07/27/2015

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Minnesotans Doing All They Can To Beat The Heat

For many Minnesotans there is just no way to avoid the recent spell of hot and humid weather. While some have the luxury of staying indoors in air conditioned comfort, many others aren’t so lucky.

07/27/2015

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Here’s How Athletes, Workers Beat The Hot, Humid Weather

For many Minnesotans there is just no way to avoid the recent spell of hot and humid weather.

07/27/2015

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Monday’s Humidity Will Make It Feel Like 100 Degrees Outside

The dog days of summer have arrived in Minnesota, as Monday’s sunny skies and high humidity will magnify the heat.

07/27/2015

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Good Questions: Muscles, Corn & More

Every Friday, Heather Brown takes a moment to answer some of your Good Questions that may have slipped through the cracks. This week, she’s checking the weather, getting corny, and listening to Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical.”

07/24/2015

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Severe Storms Hit Twin Cities Early Friday Morning

Storms developed in northwestern Minnesota late Thursday night and tracked towards the Twin Cities metro before most of us were up in the morning.

07/23/2015

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Good Question: What Is The Dew Point?

You have heard the saying a million times: It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. That will certainly be the case Friday, when dew points are expected to be in the 70s. So, what is dew point? Humidity is moisture in the air and there are two ways to measure it. One is dew point and another is relative humidity.

07/23/2015

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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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Metro Residents Cleaning Up Debris After Severe Overnight Storms

It was a busy day of clean up for residents all over the metro. Thousands were without power for hours, and many residents saw boats, houses or cars ruined.

07/18/2015

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Twin Cities Under Tornado Watch Until 1 A.M.

A hot and humid Sunday will be followed by evening severe storms. Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says Minnesotans are seeing the highest threat for severe weather this year, with the possibility of tornadoes, damaging winds and hail.

07/12/2015

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Wet Weather Hampers Hay Harvest But Good For Soil Moisture

Wet weather and high humidity across North Dakota over the past week has delayed the hay harvest and spraying of newly planted crops. But the Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the precipitation has been good for soil moisture and stock water supplies.

07/07/2015

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Good Question: Why Do Water Levels Rise So High During Storms?

Strong storms rolled through Minnesota Sunday night and dumped two to four inches of rain across the Metro. That water raised parts of the Mississippi River seven inches and some sections of Minnehaha Creek about two and half feet.

07/06/2015

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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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Strong Storms, Winds Move Across Minnesota

Strong winds and storms moved across the southern and central parts of Minnesota on Monday, felling trees and damaging buildings. WCCO meteorologist Lauren Casey said that the highest recorded wind gusts were 76 mph in Jackson, and 74 mph in Worthington.

06/22/2015

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Hundreds Pay Tribute To Former ‘CCO Weatherman Bud Kraehling

Generations of WCCO viewers knew him simply as “Bud,” the man who delivered weather reports in a down home, folksy way. Bud Kraehling died June 3 at the age of 96.

06/20/2015

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Forecasters Says Flash Flooding Is Possible With Heavy Rain

Forecasters say there’s a risk of flash flooding in southern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin. The National Weather Service says 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected over southeastern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin, with up to 6 inches in localized areas. A flash flood watch has been issued for those areas.

06/11/2015

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Lauren’s Science Corner: Minnesota May Tornadoes

You could say that May opens the door to tornado season in Minnesota, yet the month only experiences five tornadoes on average annually. Thus, for eight tornadoes to impact the state in one day is on the rarer side.

05/19/2015

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Patience, Dear Minnesotans, Warmth Is Coming Back

The weather outside may be frightful, but the extended forecast is so delightful. Following the storm fronts over the weekend, temperatures plunged perilously going into the work week.

05/18/2015

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More Severe Weather, Snow On The Way

After tornadoes, strong winds and heavy rains swept across western Minnesota on Saturday, more severe weather is on the way.

05/17/2015

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Walleye Season Opens Saturday In Land Of 10,000 Lakes

About a half a million anglers are expected to hit the water when walleye season opens Saturday in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Here’s a look at some things to expect this season in Minnesota, a state that takes its fishing seriously.

05/06/2015

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Following Hail Storm, Contractors Rush To Damaged Neighborhoods

One day after golf-ball-sized hail fell across the Twin Cities, families are adding up the damage from the storm.

05/04/2015

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Good Question: What’s The Windiest Month In Minnesota?

The wind is a sign of spring, a time when Minnesota sees double-digit averages. So what is the windiest month in Minnesota? Good question.

04/20/2015

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Say It Ain’t Snow! Springtime Snowflakes Headed Toward Minnesota

After Minnesotans enjoyed a beautiful week of springtime weather and outdoor fun, it’s back to reality this week. That reality: we live in Minnesota.

04/19/2015

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Welcome Precipitation: Snow In The North, T-Storms In The South

It may be spring in Minnesota, but Tuesday’s weather was all over the map.

We saw snow in the northern part of the state, but thunderstorms in parts of southern Minnesota.

04/07/2015

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