Winter

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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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DNR: Early Warm, Dry Weather Likely Means Early Fire Season

This year’s early warm weather is creating perfect conditions for wildfires, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR predicts Minnesota will see more fires than average during the spring season.

03/16/2015

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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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Hennepin Co. Officials Warn Of Thin Ice, Despite Snow

Despite a fresh coating of snow Tuesday, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says much of the ice in the area is thin. Officials are urging people to use caution on all bodies of water throughout the county.

03/03/2015

Ruler In Snow

Does This Year Rank Among Our Top 10 Least Snowy Winters?

We’re getting at least a few more inches of snow in the Twin Cities this Tuesday, but it probably won’t be enough to get the area close to average seasonal snow totals.

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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While Mpls. Rinks Won’t Be Maintained After Sunday, The Ice Isn’t Off Limits

The outdoor ice skating season officially ends Sunday on the 47 outdoor rinks operated by the Minneapolis Parks Board.

03/01/2015

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Good Question: Why Do Our Noses Run In The Cold?

Most of Minnesota hasn’t gone above the freezing mark since Feb. 9, so anyone spending time outside might be feeling that drip, drip, drip from the nose. That had Carole from Hibbing wanting to know: Why do our noses run in the cold?

02/26/2015

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America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.

02/25/2015

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Most Of Great Lakes Surface Frozen For Second Straight Year

For the second consecutive winter, bitter weather threatens to turn the surface of the Great Lakes into a vast, frozen plain. Nearly 81 percent of the lakes’ surface area was covered with ice, the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory reported Friday.

02/20/2015

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Twin Cities Metro Gets Winter Mosquito Treatment

With the snow, ice, and cold still lingering — there is one sign that spring is right around the corner. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District is treating more than 100 acres in the metro this week because of thin ice conditions.

02/20/2015

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Why Is It So Cold In Embarrass?

The coldest temperature in the lower 48 happened in Embarrass Thursday morning when folks there registered a temperature of 41 below zero.

02/19/2015

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Temps Reach Frigid Lows Across The State, Without Wind Chill

ome of the coldest air of the season has settled into Minnesota. The bottom dropped out of readings in the northern region of the state Thursday. It’s 31 below in Ely and Fosston, 28 below at Bemidji and 25 below in Brainerd. That’s without the wind chill factor.

02/19/2015

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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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Season’s Lack Of Snow Shouldn’t Hurt Farmers

More than 60 percent of Minnesota has less than two inches of snow cover. That’s causing climatologists to keep a close watch.

02/12/2015

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Midwest Blanketed With Snow, Minnesota Dodges Big Totals

Another winter storm inflicted fresh misery on the Northeast on Monday, causing the cancellation of flights, classes and major court cases a day after it dumped up to a foot-and-a-half of snow on the Chicago area and blanketed much of the Plains and Midwest.

02/02/2015

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Good Question: Is MN’s Road Construction Season Year-Round?

Ever hear the saying there are two seasons in Minnesota? “Yes,” Marsha Johnston of Minneapolis said. “There’s winter and there’s road construction.” But over the past few decades there have been more road, ramp and bridge closures throughout the winter.

01/14/2015

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New Brighton Kids Build Giant Snow Sea Turtle

Some kids in New Brighton have done it again. Austin, Trevor and Connor Bartz have created a giant snow sea turtle.

01/09/2015

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Fort Snelling State Park Hosts Winter Trails Day

Once the wind calms down, and as long as you don’t have to drive, the snow adds a little more beauty to Minnesota this winter. And Fort Snelling State Park is inviting Minnesotans to get out and enjoy it!

01/09/2015

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Good Question: Where Does This Cold Weather Originate?

We all know Minnesota winters can be long and hard, but negative double digits is pretty cold, even for the heartiest Minnesotans. So, that had David from Red Wing wanting to know: Where does this cold weather start? Basically, the air circulates all over the world. In theory, you could balloon around the world if you caught the right winds.

01/07/2015

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Winter Fashion Is More High-Tech Than Ever

When it’s this cold outside, you have to protect yourself by wearing the right clothes and gear. But dressing for the weather is not what it used to be. It’s gotten a lot more high-tech. WCCO went shopping to see what you can find in stores these days. We hear a lot about dressing in layers and covering exposed skin.

01/07/2015

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Out-Of-Towners Shocked By Arctic Blast

As uncomfortable as Wednesday has been, most Minnesotans have seen temperatures like this before. But for some, it was unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. Moving from South Carolina to Minnesota was a bit of a shock to my system.

01/07/2015

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Gloves Or Mittens: Which Keeps You Warmer?

Nobody wants frozen fingers or frostbite this time of year. So we tackled the tough question: Are gloves warmer than mittens? The answer we got wasn’t exactly cut and dry. At the REI in Roseville, you can find a good pair of gloves or mittens anywhere from $30 all the way up to $275.

01/06/2015

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Podcast Page: 1-5-15 John Hines For Dave Lee……

A frigid Monday…click the link above to hear Governor Dayton talk with John Hines.

01/05/2015

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Snow Storm Blankets Twin Cities

Winter is back in the Twin Cities after a storm dumped up to 6 inches of snow in parts of the metro area Friday night. Reports show snow totals Saturday morning ranged from 3.6 inches at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to 6 inches in Little Canada. The Minnesota State Patrol reported 100 crashes overnight. A dozen involved injuries. No fatal accidents had been reported.

12/27/2014

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