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2014’s Minnesota Weather Extremes: A Look Back

With 2014 starting to wind down and a whole new set of Top 10 Weather Days just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to take a trip down memory lane. The past year was full of weather extremes. On the cusp of the change from fall to winter, Kylie Bearse sat down with the rest of the WCCO weather team to look back at all Minnesota has endured this past year.

11/07/2014

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Snow Accumulates In Northern Minnesota

We’re still waiting for our first real glimpse of snow here in the metro Some snow was coming down today farther to our north.

11/05/2014

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Lauren’s Science Corner: The Return Of The Hole Punch Cloud

On Saturday, Nov. 1, WCCO-TV viewers in the Twin Cities metro, and all the way to Houston in far-southeastern Minnesota, spotted a rare and mesmerizing sight, the hole punch or fall-streak cloud.

11/05/2014

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Weather Blog: Halloween Weather In The Twin Cities

Nothing inspires such fright as the vision of Halloween pumpkins shrouded in white. But have no fear, clear skies are in the forecast for Halloween this year.

10/29/2014

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Optimal Summer Conditions Created Vivid Fall Colors

It’s been one of the more colorful falls many of us can remember. The trees got their colors early, and many are still showing vivid oranges and yellows that we haven’t seen in years. Some parts of the state are just hitting their peak now.

10/22/2014

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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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Next Generation Tech Puts Air Traffic Ahead Of The Weather

Bad weather takes the blame for most air traffic delays, whether it’s a blizzard that is blanketing Buffalo in snow or a Midwestern summer storm that shoots lightning around the airspace.

10/20/2014

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October Sees The Tenth Top 10 Weather Day In Minnesota

This Top-10 Weather day wasn’t just based on sunshine and 70 degrees. “It was kind of spur of the moment. We looked at the weather cast and knew we wanted to do something,” Ed Greene said.

10/16/2014

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Weather Blog: What’s NOAA’s Winter Outlook Say About Minn.?

Let’s face it, I chose a good time to move back to Minnesota – right after an especially cold winter. With an average temperature of only 9.7 degrees, last year’s meteorological winter (December-February) ranked ninth in the list of coldest winters for the Twin Cities since 1872.

10/16/2014

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Lauren’s Science Corner: Total Lunar Eclipse

Are you totally excited for the total lunar eclipse early Wednesday morning?! The eclipse will be viewable across North America. And with clear skies to prevail over Minnesota and Wisconsin, all will behold the astronomical awesome-ness!

10/07/2014

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Pest Experts Seeing More Mice Infestations This Fall

As the weather turns cooler, we’re all spending more time indoors — including the critters we’d rather keep outdoors. Mice are working their way into homes around the metro. It’s so bad, one company says their calls are up 35 percent over years past.

10/06/2014

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Minnesotans Soak Up This Top 10 Weather Day

Minnesotans have a mantra this time of year: Enjoy the weather before it snows! Since many trees are still green, it doesn’t quite look or feel like fall yet. You won’t find many complaining about the tank-top weather in Stillwater, especially since they planned their day around it.

09/26/2014

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Marriage Made In The Heavens: Storm-Chasing Engineers Share Passion For Extreme Weather

Storm chaser Scott Nicholson remembers the day he first fell in love with extreme weather.

09/22/2014

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NOAA: El Niño May Bring Above Normal Winter Temps

There’s a considerable chance El Niño will develop in the coming months, bringing warmer temperatures to our notoriously chilly winters.

09/17/2014

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Minnesotans Enjoy Final Days Of Summer

Sunday, Minnesotans celebrated the season as summer turned the corner into fall. A light breeze and plenty of sunshine made the St. Paul Classic that much more enjoyable for thousands of riders. Music provided a toe-tapping soundtrack to the 30 mile tour around the capitol city.

09/07/2014

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