Minnesota Weather: Drought Conditions Ease In First Days Of FallWCCO director of meteorology Mike Augustyniak says that a combination of recent rain and cooler temperatures are the cause for the downgrades. At this point, about one quarter of the state is still considered to be under extreme drought.
Minnesota Weather: Severe Weather Threat Ends For Southeastern MinnesotaThe National Weather Service says the threat for severe weather has ended across eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Minnesota Weather: 1 Dead, NWS Confirms 3 Tornadoes Touched Down Across MNSquall line storms early Friday morning left thousands across the Twin Cities metro and western Wisconsin without electricity. Powerful winds uproot trees, knocked down power lines, and felled a tree branch that fatally struck a 4-year-old girl.
Major Storm Damage In Hudson: Public Library Sustains Significant Damage, All Schools Closed FridayThe Hudson Public Library in western Wisconsin is close Friday after sustaining significant damage from early morning storms.
Minnesota Weather: Drought Conditions Holding In Place As State Moves Into FallThe latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor show that in the last week the state's areas of moderate and severe drought conditions across central and southern Minnesota remained much the same as they were when last week's report was issued.
Burning Restrictions To Be Lifted In Much Of Northern Minnesota OvernightWith recent rains, a number of areas in Minnesota will lift their burning restrictions overnight. However, the Minnesota DNR said that the northeastern tip of Minnesota would remain under Class III burning restrictions.
After Summer Drought, When And Where Will The Best Fall Colors Be This Year?The drought we've had throughout much of the state could leave us with muted fall colors and shorter peak times, but not everywhere will be a bust. So when and where are the best fall colors this year? Good Question.
Minnesota Weather: Warmer Temps, Sunshine For Labor Day Weekend; Pop-Up Showers PossibleMeteorologist Mike Augustyniak says that if the pop-up showers do hit, they'll last for roughly 15 minutes or so. Otherwise, the weekend will stay mostly dry.
Minnesota Weather: Rain Expected In The Evening Into Friday, Cooler Temps For Labor Day WeekendClouds are increasing Thursday, with rain moving in later in the day. Check out the latest forecast.
Minnesota Sees Significant Reductions In Extreme, Severe Drought ConditionsThe rain that's fallen across parts of the state over the last few weeks is finally showing a positive impact on the state's drought forecast. The latest figures show that just 65% of the state is still listed under severe drought conditions, a 23% reduction in just the last week.
Minnesota Weather: Flash Flood/Tornado Warnings Issued, More Storms Possible In Southern MNAlmost the entirety of the state is under a threat for severe weather on Saturday, with central Minnesota under an "enhanced" risk.
'Water Goes Where It Doesn't Typically Go': Experts Weigh In On Prepping For Severe Storms, Heavy RainAhead of the next severe storm, experts urge residents to clean out their gutters and service their sump pumps. Clearing your storm drain is also important because rain could spill over into your foundation.
Drought In Minnesota: Extreme Drought Expanded 8% In The Last WeekThough many parts of the state have seen some raindrops in recent days, the drought that's already one of the worst in Minnesota's history isn't letting up. The latest figures show that 88% of the state is still listed under severe drought conditions, and all but 3% of the state is under at least a moderate drought.
Boundary Waters Closure Extended Another Week As Wildfires RageThe U.S. Forest Service says all permits for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) are canceled for another week as more wildfires pop up in the area.
Residences Evacuated As Minnesota Wildfire More Than Doubles In SizeThe Superior National Forest is also monitoring two new, lightning-caused fires that are burning in remote parts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the northeast.