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High Winds Hitting 6 States, Including Minnesota

High winds are affecting a wide stretch of the upper Midwest, from Minnesota to western Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service says sustained winds Tuesday afternoon will top 30 mph, with gusts reaching 45 to 50 mph.

04/21/2015

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Prime Wildfire Conditions Lead To Wis. Red Flag Warning

State officials say there is an extremely good chance of wildfires in central Wisconsin. The National Weather Service and the Department of Natural Resources has issued a Red Flag Warning for Saturday for Wood, Adams, Juneau, Monroe and Jackson counties through 7 p.m.

04/18/2015

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Minnesota Under Red Flag Warning For Fire Risk

The entire state of Minnesota is under a red flag warning Wednesday. The fire danger is extreme because of warm, windy and dry weather. Gov. Mark Dayton is authorizing the Minnesota National Guard to help fight wildfires.

04/15/2015

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4 Things To Know: High Winds Fuel Fires, McDonald’s Wages & More

These are the four things you need to know for Thursday, April 2.

04/02/2015

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High Winds Lead To Power Outages For 8,000 Xcel Customers

High winds in the Twin Cities are responsible for as many as 8,000 Xcel customers losing their power.

04/01/2015

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Hutchinson’s Blizzard Conditions Challenge Drivers, Delight Youngsters

There was nothing routine about a routine drive on Highway 7 in Hutchinson Tuesday. The strong wind blew fresh snow up from the ground and in to the air, giving drivers something to worry about.

03/03/2015

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Snow, Strong Winds Headed Toward Minnesota

Snow-lovers have something to hope for after what has been a snow-starved winter so far. A system moving into Minnesota will bring snow into the Twin Cities starting late Monday night.

03/02/2015

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Siberian Air Brings Big Shivers To Minnesota

A week ago, we were wrapping up a six-day stretch of above-average temperatures and some melting. But Wednesday brought a different story and a different season, after officially bottoming out at minus 9 degrees in the morning. And as cold as it is Wednesday, it’s not a record. February has been cold, with way more days below average than above — and Wednesday was the coldest.

02/18/2015

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Red Wing Storm Victims Pick Up The Pieces After Losing Roof

Thursday’s violent storms in Red Wing, Minn. were over in just a blink of an eye, but the damage was lasting. Scattered yellow insulation covered the trees and corn stubble in the southwestern Minnesota town. “It just happened so fast,” Sally Lemmerhirt of Red Wing, Minn. said.

05/09/2014

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Snow, Winds Make For Hazardous Driving in West Central Minn.

Light snow and gusty northwest winds have created dangerous driving conditions throughout west central Minnesota.

02/18/2013

Tips To Survive A Snowstorm

MnDOT: Near White-Out Conditions In W. Central MN

Wind gusts and blowing snow in west central Minnesota has the Minnesota Department of Transportation urging drivers to slow down and use their headlights.

01/19/2013

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High Winds, 25-Foot Waves Forecast In Chicago

Hundreds of miles from its turbulent center, superstorm Sandy’s outer bands were violent enough to rip up near-record high waves Tuesday on Lake Michigan, sending a community of avid surfers in Chicago into the cold, churning waters despite warnings from city officials.

10/30/2012

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80 Mph Winds Wreak Havoc In Western South Dakota

Western South Dakota is recovering from winds that overturned semitrailers, downed power lines, fed fires and even left a trampoline hanging from a power pole in Box Elder.

10/19/2012

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High Winds Trash Cars At Minn. Dealership

A burst of strong winds has damaged dozens of vehicles at a south-central Minnesota car dealership.

05/23/2012

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Winds Topple Barn, Uproot Trees In Milan, Minn.

Saturday brought an unexpected cleanup for Gary Andrews after strong winds toppled a two-story barn, tore trees from the ground and mangled a swing set on his son’s property.

04/21/2012

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Wind Limits Success On Minnesota Deer Opener

Windy weather meant limited success for many of Minnesota’s deer hunters on the opening weekend of the state’s firearms deer season.

11/07/2011

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Weather Blog: Sauk Centre Damage

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The National Weather Service surveyed the damage from Sunday evening’s storms in Sauk Centre, which is in northwestern Stearns County. When you read about the 75 to 90 mph wind speeds, keep […]

07/11/2011

Widespread Bad Weather Sets In Across New Zealand

High Winds Wreak Havoc in Minnesota

Flights at MSP Airport are still reduced to a single runway and more flights may be cancelled today.

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Weather Blog: Attention Light Sleepers!

You will not sleep well Tuesday night because of the wicked wind. It will blow from the southwest 20-30 mph with gusts up over 40 mph.

10/26/2010

Drying Out, Cleaning Up

Hail, heavy rain and strong winds pounded southern Minnesota — including the Twin Cities — last night.

06/26/2010