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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 →
‘Historic’ Black Hills blizzard rages, 37 inches and counting, 68 mph winds
In the Black Hills of South Dakota, winter came on October 4th. Heavy snow and blizzard conditions are raking the Black Hills in western South Dakota today. I-90 has been closed from the Wyoming state line into the Black Hills. The storm has already produced 37 inches of snowfall at Lead, and many totals may Read more →
Rare October ‘moderate severe risk’ Friday, Tropical Storm Karen threatens Gulf
Early October in Minnesota is usually all about crisp blue skies and vivid fall colors. Not this year. The opening act of our four-day fall storm has already brought lightning, thunder and downpours. The second act looks even more dramatic. Our potent low pressure system winds up Friday, and spins toward Omaha. An active warm Read more →
Rain arrives Wednesday night; government shutdown affects National Weather Service
What a difference a day makes in weather. We enjoyed a blissfully warm and desert dry air mass over Minnesota Tuesday. But a potent storm in the Pacific Northwest is moving toward Minnesota. Cooler air — and much-needed rainfall — is just 24 to 36 hours away. In the blog today we track the arrival Read more →
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