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Strong/Severe Storms Possible Wed. Night/Thursday

May 7, 2014 0 Comments
Strong/Severe Storms Possible Wed. Night/Thursday

We’ve already gone through one round of storms early on Wednesday.  These storms brought large hail, some as big as quarters, others nearing the size of golf balls.  These storms affected Freeborn, Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, and northern Mower counties if you you are wondering what I’m talking about. The threat for severe weather will come […]

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Some More Thunderstorm Chances and then an Improving Pattern

June 25, 2013 0 Comments
Some More Thunderstorm Chances and then an Improving Pattern

 As skies clear off a bit and things warm up in the June sunshine, we’re also enjoying a break from rain for a little while.  Unfortunately, this added warmth may be destabilizing the atmosphere and setting the stage for some late afternoon and evening thunderstorms.  The entire viewing area and Upper Midwest as a whole […]

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A Bright and Warm Weekend and Then Some Thunderstorm Chances

June 8, 2012 0 Comments
A Bright and Warm Weekend and Then Some Thunderstorm Chances

The first part of a one-two punch in what looks to be a warm and slightly unsettled weekend weather pattern is moving through the region today.  A storm system along the U.S.-Canadian border is stirring up our winds and producing some scattered showers and thunderstorms in the central Minnesota and in parts of Wisconsin today. […]

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Quite a Cold Front 100 Years Ago

November 11, 2011 0 Comments

The last time the calendar read 11-11-11, most of us weren’t alive and Veterans Day didn’t exist…yet.  That came about following the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I in 1918.  Of course, it was Armistice Day before it became Veterans Day, the holiday we observe today as we salute those who have […]

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10th Billion Dollar Disaster?

August 28, 2011 0 Comments
10th Billion Dollar Disaster?

It has a been a year to remember, or forget when it comes to natural disasters.  Hurricane Irene could make 2011 a little harder to forget.  To date there have been 10 natural disasters in the United States that have topped the 1 Billion dollar mark in damages.  That ties a record and that does […]

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Massive Storm System Impacting Eastern Half Of U.S

April 26, 2011 0 Comments
Massive Storm System Impacting Eastern Half Of U.S

A lot of real estate is being covered by this late April storm system around the entire country.  Let’s start right here at home.  We had some light start late last night that eventually turned in to some heavier rain overnight.  By the time the rain was all said and done, over an inch had […]

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A Potentially Stormy Weekend

April 8, 2011 0 Comments
A Potentially Stormy Weekend

We’re still closely watching the weekend forecast for severe weather potential and the closer we get, the more likely it appears that we will see our first major outbreak of strong thunderstorm activity this year.  The storm system that will be responsible for setting the stage for these thunderstorms is still forming to our west […]

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9/15 Tornado Watch

September 15, 2010 0 Comments
9/15 Tornado Watch

A Tornado Watch has been issued for some of our counties. It runs along I-35 and west of there (so it does include Albert Lea, Owatonna, Mason City and points west). The watch goes until 8pm. We have no severe weather in the area at this time (2:30pm on Wednesday). Look for updates both on air […]

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Friday’s rainfall totals & what’s in store for us

August 21, 2010 0 Comments

By far, the severe weather on Friday was limited to the extreme southeastern portion of Minnesota, but was more widespread across Wisconsin. There, reports of tornadoes and damaging winds (up to 100mph!) did their number across the state, toppling trees and knocking out power to many. Some were sent to the hospital with injuries in my hometown, Neenah, […]

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On track for a record-setting year for tornadoes…in Minnesota

August 19, 2010 0 Comments
On track for a record-setting year for tornadoes…in Minnesota

We’ll continue to watch for the potential for some strong to severe storms overnight and Friday – not saying that anything is going to happen – but the chance is certainly there. In other news, it’s not the typical Tornado Alley states but Minnesota, of all places, that is running in 1st place for the […]

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