1 Year After Historic Rainfall, Small Minnesota Town Still RecoveringA year after historic rainfall devastated a small Minnesota town, the recovery still isn't complete. And now, the town is losing one of its last remaining businesses. Torrential rains washed away the roads leading into Blakeley Township in Scott County last June.
Not Everyone Gloomy During A Rainy ThursdayUnlike the past two days, Thursday was not exactly poolside weather. South of the cities in Red Wing and in Rochester emergency managers were on standby for up to six inches of rain and flooding. But the heavy stuff went south to Iowa.
Forecasters Says Flash Flooding Is Possible With Heavy RainForecasters 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.
Rain, Wet Fields Hamper Alfalfa Hay Harvest In MinnesotaRain and wet fields have slowed the alfalfa hay harvest and crop spraying in Minnesota.
Drought's Over In Twin Cities, But Third Of MN Still 'Abnormally Dry'The drought is over in the Twin Cities, but dry conditions are still a factor in northern Minnesota. Nearly all of the state had been in drought in early May. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows only about 12 percent of the state in a moderate drought Thursday, down from 25 percent last week.
Rain Forces Rescheduling Of Memorial Day CeremoniesThe rain in the forecast for Monday is already forcing a couple of Memorial Day events indoors. In Prior Lake, the VFW Memorial Day Parade has been canceled, and they're moving the service from Memorial Park to Twin Oaks Middle School.
More Severe Weather, Snow On The WayAfter tornadoes, strong winds and heavy rains swept across western Minnesota on Saturday, more severe weather is on the way.
Dry Spring Has Farmers Ahead Of ScheduleDry conditions continue to plague much of Minnesota, with seasonal rainfall far below normal. The problem is most severe in the northwestern part of the state, where farm fields are crying for much-needed moisture.
This Week’s Weather Making For High Fire DangerState officials say the week’s forecast of dry and warm weather means that Minnesota will be at risk of high fire danger.
Rain, Snow Moving Toward Southern MinnesotaAnother shot of winter weather is heading toward southeastern Minnesota.
Season's Lack Of Snow Shouldn't Hurt FarmersMore than 60 percent of Minnesota has less than two inches of snow cover. That's causing climatologists to keep a close watch.
Are Megadroughts On The Way?Scientists warn the Southwest and Central Plains could face "megadroughts" during the second half of this century. And they could last for decades. The scientists write in a study in the journal Science Advances that global warming will lead to "unprecedented drought conditions" -- the worst in more than 1,000 years.
Don't Get Your Hopes Up, The Warmth Won't LastFollowing a week filled with subzero temperatures, Minnesotans woke up Sunday morning to see the mercury climb into the fifties.
Optimal Summer Conditions Created Vivid Fall ColorsIt'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.
Twins-White Sox Postponed By RainThe Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox game has been postponed by rain. Friday night's rainout was rescheduled for a traditional doubleheader beginning Saturday at 3:10 p.m. CST.