The WCCO Weather Watcher is now flashing green, which means that there could be severe storms coming to your scene. Already on Wednesday, some parts of the state saw significant rains as a line of severe storms rolled through the center of the state.
The temperatures have been lower and the crowds bigger at “the Great Minnesota Get-Together,” at least for the last few days. The Minnesota State Fair set an attendance record Tuesday and fell a few thousand short of another record on Wednesday.
The folks at the Farmers’ Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it. Memories of the polar vortex and relentless snowstorms won’t soon be forgotten.
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Minnesota farmers were able to get a lot of field work done last week, thanks to the lack of rain. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there were 6.2 days suitable for field work in Minnesota for the week ending Sunday. That marks the most days suitable for any week so far this season.
Monday’s high temp of 64 is the coldest high temperature ever recorded on this date in the Twin Cities. And strong wind gusts along the streets of downtown Minneapolis really made the weather hard to ignore Monday morning.
The storms have taken their toll on our yards, basements and in some cases, our nerves. But at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, the storms have hit hard in some different ways. In a rare move, they canceled races a few weeks back and then they had to do it again, according to Marketing Director John Groen.
The Mississippi River has forced a lot of people out of their homes over the last two weeks. In the small southeastern Minnesota town of Frontenac, nearly a dozen homes on Lake Street are surrounded by the Mississippi. The river has covered their yards and flooded the street.
We are going to fall about a quarter-inch short of breaking a 140-year-old rainfall record. The record for the most rainfall in June was set in 1874 with 11.67 inches. We’ll finish at about 11.35 inches.
The rain in the forecast had one community working together Friday to protect their streets and homes. The water continues to rise in Prior Lake. Streets are flooding and homes are in danger.
Brick by brick, stone by stone, work continues on the new Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. But as quickly as the museum building takes shape, severe flooding left a home with few belongings.
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Due to recent flooding caused by days of heavy rain, Waterville in southern Minnesota is mostly under water. “Nobody’s ever seen it, and you can never be prepared for it,” said resident Brian Spatenka.
Communities around Minnesota are watching and waiting for flooded rivers to crest. At least 15 major roads or bridges are impassable right now because of rising water.
High water continues to keep boat traffic to a crawl on Lake Minnetonka. For the past couple of weeks, a lake-wide no wake order has stayed in effect.
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A 14-year-old boy tried to cross a rushing creek in Chaska Saturday afternoon and ended up needing a rescue. He and his friends were near Creek Road, which has been closed since the storms washed part of it away.
From St. Louis Park to St. Paul — sandbags to mudslides– evidence of flooding is all over the metro. “The people who’ve been here years and years never seen it this bad,” said Tharcisse Mulfinger, of St. Louis Park.
A motorist nearly fell into a gaping hole on a southern Minnesota road after the ground beneath it gave way. The incident was caught on dash camera, and uploaded Friday to YouTube by the Department of Transportation.
The Taste of Minnesota will no longer be held on Harriet Island in St. Paul, Minn. due to expected flooding. According to the Taste’s website, significant flooding is expected on the island and for safety reasons they decided to move the location.
Heavy rain Thursday flooded the Valley Green Mobile Home Community in Jordan. The water surrounded the mobile homes, making it difficult for residents to get in or out.
Canterbury Park has canceled Thursday evening’s races because of severe thunderstorms moving through the Twin Cities.