Scores of kids around the state had school cancelled due to Monday's snowstorm, leaving them free to sleep in, sit back, and enjoy a free extended weekend courtesy of Mother Nature. Lazy students got an extra day to procrastinate writing that paper they put off all weekend, while others had a chanc ... More >>
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It's official: Yesterday was the hottest 4th of July in Twin Cities history. Temperatures broke 101 degrees Wednesday afternoon, exceeding the 1949 record of 100, says Jim Taggart, meteorologist for the National Weather Service. But that probably comes as no surprise to anyone who doesn't have air ... More >>
Related:Rock the Garden Festival 2012 lineupAs Saturday afternoon's Rock the Garden at the Walker Art Center approaches, ticket holders have already had plenty of time to brush up on the 2012 lineup, so what's left? Weather preparations are a must.As mentioned on the RTG Facebook page, "It looks lik ... More >>
Our unusually mild winter has left many wondering just how much sap will run from the sugar maple trees this season. Will we be relegated to purchasing 100% Canadian maple syrup when the local supply inevitably runs out? Fortunately, there is still a possibility of a strong syrup season, according t ... More >>
The Twin Cities has seen about half as much snow so far this winter as usual.Minnesota's ridiculously mild, almost snow-less winter has forced Bloomington-based Toro to travel elsewhere to test its snowblowers.With just a trace of snow accumulation in the Twin Cities area, Toro has given up on te ... More >>
Today's is the highest predicted heat index since Sunday.The last day of the heat wave suffocating the city might turn out to be the worst. Yesterday was unofficially the most humid day in the history of the city, with an 82-degree dew point reading at the airport in late afternoon. The airport m ... More >>
It will be this hot until tomorrow night, if anyone makes it.Apparently Minneapolis has sinned against the weather and is being punished. Yesterday's high temp hit 98 degrees, buckling highways and leaving 8,000 Twin Cities residents without power. The Minnesota Twins reported that dozens o ... More >>
Run Raider, Flickr.The rain won't last, and the heat is here to stay.At least we got a short break from the heat. As some may have already noticed, heavy rains hit the Twin Cities this afternoon, causing the National Weather Service to issue a severe storm warning. Providing the storms slow dow ... More >>
It'll feel like it's 111 degrees this afternoon. Try not to die.Minneapolis is under siege by a severe heat wave that's dangerous to pets, kids, and the elderly and will probably make everyone else feel like an animal, a child, or an old person. The fever that's scorched the state since Sunday mo ... More >>
Grab a cold drink and crank up the A/C, because the National Weather Service has issued another Excessive Heat Warning for the Twin Cities. Highs are expected to be in the 90s this afternoon and into the evening, but it will feel more like 100-106 degrees once humidity is factored in with t ... More >>
Ashley CouchThe March argument between Ashley Renee Couch and Deontae Thurmond that ended with her tossing their baby in a snow bank is now taking her to jail. The 21-year-old Minneapolis woman will spend a year behind bars for her role in the episode that made headlines all over the country ... More >>
Tony WebsterNorth Minneapolis landlords are holding rent deposits from people whose homes were damaged by the tornadoIt's been three weeks since the tornado devastated North Minneapolis--and many victims are still waiting for their landlords to make things right.
Tony WebsterThe mess on Broadway after the twister struck.There's still a huge mess in North Minneapolis in the wake of May's tornado, even after the big June 4 city-sponsored cleanup effort, and people still need help. So, this weekend, a coalition of volunteer groups is launching a relief d ... More >>
Stinking hot at the CP Weather Center this morning.Yesterday it was hot enough to melt the roads. Today it's going to be even worse. The National Weather Service says we're facing a hot, sticky mess with temps and humidity pushing the heat index to 101. The overall effect will feel like stan ... More >>
drb62/flickrToo damn hot.Remember back in March, when you were hunched under that parka, slipping and sliding on months-old ice, cursing the winter that never seemed to end? By dinner time today, you may be looking back on those days and think they were a pretty good deal. For the next few ... More >>
The process of seeking federal assistance has started.As expected, the Minneapolis City Council voted this morning to extend Mayor R.T. Rybak's disaster declaration in the wake of Sunday's tornado. It also heard that preliminary damage estimates are running north of $166 million.
mollyapolis/flickrSunday's tornado classified as an EF2 at times.The truth is that you probably don't care much whether the National Weather Service designates a tornado an EF 1 or an EF 2 after your home has been shredded, and you've lost loved ones or seen them injured. All you know is, hel ... More >>
The tornado touched down in St. Michael.It's not a tornado until the National Weather Service says it's a tornado, so now we can say for sure that the funnel cloud caught on camera the other evening in St. Michael was the real deal. The same storm that sent us running for cover from massive ... More >>
Time to move the cars again.Just like Snowmageddon in December, the February blizzard is one for the record books. The 13.4 inches of snow that fell at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport starting Sunday was the largest amount ever from a single February storm, according to the National W ... More >>
We'll be seeing a lot of this today.A foot of snow has fallen on Minneapolis since Sunday morning, and after putting it off overnight, the city declared a snow emergency this morning. That makes eight for the winter -- a record.Mayor R.T. Rybak said Minneapolis was waiting to see how much more sn ... More >>
The big blue wave should beak over us by evening rush.See that big blue wave on the radar photo? It's going to break right over the Twin Cities in time to make your even commute a pain in the neck. Or knuckles. (Insert your preferred pressure point here.) We're also looking for variations on ... More >>
Time to brush up on your snow emergency know-how.If there's a perfect time to have a whopper snow storm, it has to be a Friday night. Most commuters are off the road. The kids are out of school. So while the storm that walloped Minnesota over the weekend caused hundreds of car accidents and ... More >>
Green = rain. Blue = snow. Hold on to your hats, because windpocalypse is forecast to keep hammering the Twin Cities until dinner time on Wednesday. The winds gusted as high as 63 mph at times in the past 24 hours.
Local weather wonks are living large
It won't even be a dry heat. Paging Mr. Gore ... Paging Mr. Gore ...
Smiling at the rapidly disappearing snow and ice around the Twin Cities? It comes at a cost.
There's a good chance the Twin Cities metro will experience its whitest Christmas in 30 years. Make your travel plans accordingly.
We here at City Pages felt the urge to punch a stranger this morning when we awoke to snow falling from the sky.
The storm came through in just minutes with no warning, lifting large trees and their roots from the ground and tipping them into yards, houses and streets.
We knew our tornado "expertise" was right all along. But will the NWS confirm if it was God who did the deed?
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning in parts of Hennepin, Anoka and Ramsey Counties. This warning is in effect until 2:45 p.m.
The record store will be closed until they can assess the damages.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Weather Alert, and it's a doozy.
A late Wednesday night storm in Austin, Minn, left at least one person injured and potentially $1 million in damage from up to five tornadoes, says the city's mayor.
A number of counties, including Hennepin and Ramsey, are under a tornado watch until 11 p.m. tonight.
The southern half of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, is experiencing abnormally dry conditions. Commence the rain dance.
Did Minnesotans forget what it was like to have a snowstorm? We'd say yes.
In our part of the country, where chatting about the weather goes beyond small talk and television meteorologists are considered celebrities, Daniel Engber's piece gives the reader a bit of insight into the history of calculating the wind chill factor, and, quite frankly, how meaningless it is.
Back when no one believed in global climate change, local meteorologist Bruce Watson sounded the alarm. Now that everybody's predicting disaster, he's bucking the trend again.
Twister wisely jumps the gun on the summer blockbuster season.