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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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Tuesday Looks To Be A #Top10WxDay

After a week of snow and chilly temperatures, spring-like weather is returning to Minnesota.

03/29/2015

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Rain, Snow Moving Toward Southern Minnesota

Another shot of winter weather is heading toward southeastern Minnesota.

03/24/2015

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Late Season Storm Hits Twin Cities, Southern MN

After weeks of spring-like weather, Minnesotans got another shot of winter Sunday afternoon. It arrived a little later than expected, but heavy snow hit central and southern Minnesota, making travel difficult on several highways.

03/22/2015

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First Day Of Spring To Bring Above-Average Temps

Above-average temperatures are expected to accompany the start of spring in the Twin Cities, though those conditions aren’t expected to last through the weekend. There will be peeks of sunshine Friday along with highs in the mid-50s, according to meteorologist Matt Brickman.

03/20/2015

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Most Of Minnesota Is Now Officially In Drought

Most of Minnesota is now officially in drought. Thursday’s update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 88 percent of Minnesota is in a moderate drought. That’s a huge jump from just 5 percent last week.

03/19/2015

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Keep An Eye Out For Motorcyclists As They Return To Minn. Roads

Minnesotans are bringing out their motorcycles for the first time this season. While the weather is perfect for riding, other factors make this time of year especially dangerous for bikers.

03/11/2015

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Ready For Another #Top10WxDay? Thursday’s Bringing It!

Tuesday was a #Top10WxDay. And now it looks like Wednesday is going to be the meat in a #Top10WxDay sandwich, because Matt Brickman says Thursday will bring another glorious one.

03/11/2015

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Twin Cities Takes Advantage Of #Top10WxDay

If you haven’t booked some time outdoors this Tuesday, you’re not doing it right. That’s because it’s a #Top10WxDay. Meteorologist Matt Brickman said temperature should flirt with the 60s in the Twin Cities, and indeed have already topped that benchmark in other areas of the state.

03/10/2015

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Warm Weather Provides Boost To Local Businesses

The warmer weather is giving local businesses an early boost — temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s in March in Minnesota are the gift that keeps on giving. Minnesotans are outside all year round, but there is something about when the weather starts to turn.

03/09/2015

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Can We Finally Wave Goodbye To Subzero Temperatures?

A well-deserved warm up is headed to Minnesota with 40s and even 50s in the forecast.

03/05/2015

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Twin Cities Crew Says Boston Ice Dams ‘Showed Up’ Minn.

More snow is on the way for Boston as they inch closer to the snowiest winter of all time. While this season has been a nightmare for the East Coast, all that snow and ice is giving a Minnesota business one of their best seasons ever.

03/02/2015

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