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Compared With Irma, Blizzard is a Walk in the Park

We Minnesotans pride ourselves on our toughness. Some wear shorts year-round. I don't wear a coat until it reaches 10-below zero. We brag about the winter storms and how we handle them. But we've got nothing on the people who live in a hurricane zone.

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Three Tornadoes Reported in Southwest Minnesota

 

Rushmore,MN (KROC AM News) -  The National Weather Service has confirmed three small tornadoes touched down in southwest Minnesota Friday evening.

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Farmer’s Almanac Says Winter Could Be Tough

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac is hitting the stands and they are saying cold, wet, dry and wild for this winter. Is that an interesting prediction or what.

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Rain Friday Morning, Severe Weather Threat Later

The good news is that the rodeo at the Rice County Fair is happening wet or dry. Those cowboys want to try to earn their prize money and won't mind getting dirty to do it...

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Another Threat of Severe Weather

Undated (KROC AM News) - Several rounds of thunderstorms are possible into Friday evening and there is another threat of severe weather and heavy rain, which poses a flooding risk due to the saturated grounds from this week’s earlier storms.

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Torrential Rain Snarls Traffic in Owatonna, Floods Baseball Field

Traffic on northbound I-35 just south of Owatonna sloshed to a halt Wednesday afternoon and water inundated Fuller Field at Dartt's Park.

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Watch Out For Heat, Humidity And Storms Tuesday

The National Weather Service says most of the area can expect temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s, which, mixed with the high humidity, will cause heat indices to rise into the upper 90s with some 100-degree readings across the southern part of the state...

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Heavy Thunderstorms Causing Problems In Southeastern Minnesota

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued earlier on Thursday morning for parts of Rice and Steele counties. No damage reports have been received so far from this storm...

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Warning – With Minnesota Temps in the 90s People are Urged to Look Out for Their Pets

Our meteorologists at the Weather Eye Weather Center tell us that over the next 5 days, SE MN will be the the hottest its been in the past 4 years.  Temperatures will surpass 90 degrees, leaving people and pets at severe risk.

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Do Tornadoes Hit Mobile Homes More Often in Minnesota?

Severe storms rumbled through southeast Minnesota again, and a tornado was even reported in Plainview. Luckily, no was was injured. But it got me wondering, why does it seem like tornadoes usually strike mobile homes?

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