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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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Flash Flood, Thunderstorm Warnings Posted

More strong thunderstorms are rolling across Minnesota, a day after heavy rain caused street flooding and hail wiped out an orchard’s apple crop. The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm warning for Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs and Morrison counties early Thursday.

09/04/2014

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Severe Storms Roll Through MN, More Expected

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.

09/03/2014

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Lower Temps Bring Out The Crowds At MN State Fair

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.

08/28/2014

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Farmers’ Almanac Predicts Another Nasty, Cold Winter

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.

08/25/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 8-18-14

Monday Blues? Check out Dave Lee’s Podcast Page to warm you up! Click the above link to access today’s show highlights.

08/18/2014

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WCCO At The Minnesota State Fair

This year at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, WCCO-TV is once again putting your meteorology skills to the test. This year’s theme is all about weather and our amazing weather team.

08/15/2014

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No Rain Lets Minnesota Farmers Get Field Work Done

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.

07/21/2014

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Even With Cold Temperatures, ASG Activities Won’t Cool Down

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.

07/14/2014

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Canterbury Park Strives To Recover From Weather Woes

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.

07/03/2014

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After The Mississippi Made Their Home An Island, This Couple Built A Bridge

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.

07/01/2014

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Good Question: How Did They Measure Weather In The 1800s?

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.

06/30/2014

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Prior Lake Braces For Flooding Ahead Of Rainy Weekend

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.

06/27/2014

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