Potentially Severe Storms Moving Into Minn. Wednesday NightOur warmest temperatures so far this year are setting the stage for a potentially stormy night. A line of storms will develop from the Twin Cities through southern Minnesota this evening and carry with it a chance for severe storms to develop.
Weather Blog: New, Expanded Weather Risk CategoriesStarting 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.
Road Salt Prices Jump, But MnDOT Says They’re PreparedAs we shift into fall, state leaders are already thinking about clearing snow from the roads. And in some cases, what they're finding is a big increase in the price of road salt. The demand for road salt is outpacing the supply. A trade group for salt mines says they can't produce it as fast as states and cities are ordering it.
Flash Flood, Thunderstorm Warnings PostedMore 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.
Severe Storms Roll Through MN, More ExpectedThe 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.
FEMA Rejects Dakota Co. For Disaster Declaration The federal government has denied Minnesota's request to add Dakota County to a disaster declaration for recent severe storms and flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency notified the state about the rejection late Tuesday.
Dayton Declares State Of Emergency Amid FloodingThe Mankato area was hit hard by flash flooding Wednesday morning, and on Thursday morning the Twin Cities was getting its turn. Thunderstorms with lightning and very heavy rain raced through the metro early Thursday morning, flooding roads and causing traffic problems.
Storms Prompt Canterbury To Cancel Racing Thursday Canterbury Park has canceled Thursday evening's races because of severe thunderstorms moving through the Twin Cities.
Storms Soak Southern Minnesota Southern Minnesota got hit the hardest Monday by severe thunderstorms as rains fell across the majority of the state. In Spicer, near Willmar, Minn., high winds tore docks on Green Lake apart. ​"Last couple of hours been pretty hectic. I mean there is a lot of lightning thunder," Trent Churchil, of Fairbault, said.
Minn. Storm Causes Massive Sinkhole, Mobile Park DamageWe're seeing the effects of all that rainfall in several spots around the metro. Strong winds and soggy ground were too much for the trees at a mobile home park in Princeton. More than a dozen huge trees fell, damaging homes and cars.
Tornadoes, Severe Storms Roll Through MinnesotaHeavy rain, hail, strong winds and tornado warnings befell southern Minnesota Thursday afternoon as severe storms rolled into the state, moving north and east.
Minn. May Lead US In 2013 Natural Disaster ClaimsMove over, Florida. New numbers show that Minnesota could finish first when it comes to disaster insurance claims. Last year, Minnesota generated nearly $800 million in claims, and that's only through the third quarter. If you're wondering why your premium is going through the roof, you can blame what's falling on your roof. Hail from storms on Aug. 6 damaged roofs, windows and siding all over the south metro.
Good Question: Why Do Our Insurance Rates Rise So Quickly?A few years back, Kathy Lesicka’s Monticello home had hail damage and needed the roof replaced. Two months after the repairs, her homeowners’ premium increased by $200. “That was the first time we ever claimed, and we were like, ‘We’ve been with you for 20 years, are you kidding me?’” she said.
Unusual Strong Storm Front Threatens Midwest An unusual strong storm front is threatening the Midwest from the central Plains to the Mississippi Valley over the next several days.
Lose Trees To Metro Storms? Mpls. Is Offering HelpMinneapolis is helping homeowners who lost trees to severe storms. Thousands of trees were knocked down on June 21 when strong winds and heavy rain moved through the metro.