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Lauren's Science Corner: Minnesota May Tornadoes

On Saturday, May 16, a mini-tornado outbreak occurred in west-central Minnesota with a preliminary total of 15 tornado touchdowns.

A survey conducted by the National Weather Service in Chanhassen rated two of the tornadoes, which caused property damage, at EF-0 strength. 364 more words


It Ain't Snow-ver 'Til The Fat Lady Sings

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The snow fell fast and furious Sunday evening — especially in south Twin Cities metro area, where a widespread 6 to 10 inches of heavy, wet snow accumulated across Carver, Scott and Dakota counties. 257 more words


Lauren's Science Corner: Aurora Edition

A severe geomagnetic storm ignited an epic outbreak of the aurora borealis across northern latitudes worldwide over the last two nights!

(Video from Warren, MN from Robert Benda) 540 more words


Driving On Lakes Perilous As Ice Thins

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Our unseasonable March warmth is a cause for many Minnesotans to revel, but a serious cause for concern for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office when it comes to ice safety. 230 more words


Lauren's Science Corner: Beware The Pizzly!

As an avid backpacker, one of the most shaking-in-your-hiking-boots inducing scenes is the grizzly bear lumbering into your line of sight.

Now, the bloodline of one of nature’s most powerful and fascinating land-bound apex predators is merging with an animal atop the Arctic food chain, the polar bear—yielding a fearsome hybrid referred to as the “pizzly” or “grolar” bear. 512 more words


Calm Monday Before A Winter Storm Tuesday?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Enjoy Monday’s sun if you can, because some big changes are on the way in the form of a winter storm this week. 232 more words


Weather Blog: Why Has Minnesota Been Spared From Snow?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minne-snow-ta? Not this season!

So far, the Twin Cities has received 25 inches of snow, with a measly 1 inch of snow depth currently on the ground. 537 more words