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Fall colors explode, Black Hills blizzard claims 70,000 cattle?
This may be the best weekend for leaf peepers in much of Minnesota. The Minnesota DNR reports fall colors are peaking now in northern Minnesota. The pace of color change is quickening in the metro and the rest of Minnesota. Here’s the Thursday update from the Minnesota DNR. Our late run of warm weather seems Read more →
Unpaid Rapid City NWS staff slept at the office as blizzard totals hit 58 inches
There are still some incredible story angles coming out of the Great Black Hills ‘Blizza-cane’ of 2013. Several potentially unpaid forecasters spent the weekend sleeping  at the National Weather Service office in Rapid City, S.D. as the blizzard brought the Black Hills to a standstill. Monday the Rapid City office reported some jaw dropping updated snowfall totals Read more →
Climate Cast: Shutdown stalls climate research, Insurance rates skyrocket as coastal losses mount
MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner joins Kerri Miller Thursdays at 9:50 a.m. on The Daily Circuit for “Climate Cast” on MPR News Stations to talk about the latest research on our changing climate and the consequences that we’re seeing here in Minnesota and worldwide. These days it seems like we are witnessing climate changes unfold right before our very eyes. Read more →
Stormy then cool weekend, sunshine and 60s return next week
Here’s a forecast with a little something for everyone. Much needed rainfall? Check. Overnight storms and potential lightning show? Oh yeah.  Sunshine and milder temps ahead? You betcha. Minnesota rides the eastern side of the strongest storm to hit the Upper Midwest in months. We can be thankful for that. The western side features an historic Black Hills Read more →
Twin City Marathon microcast, cool and damp
Hey runners! Here’s a quick but detailed look at expected conditions for Sunday’s Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. Conditions look cool with temps in the 40s, and possibly damp with a good change of (light) showers and some drizzle. Winds may shift from south to northwest Sunday morning as low pressure passes through, and should be Read more →
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