Category: Weather

Moorhead, MN, April 4, 2009 -- The Red River drowns the roadway and completely covers over a bridge just north of Moorhead, MN. According to local officials, the 2009 spring flood of the river was the highest ever recorded. Mike Moore/FEMA

Moorhead Flooding

The city of Moorhead is looking for volunteers to fill sandbags in anticipation of the Red River spring flood. The National Weather Service says that the Red River has a 10 percent chance of reaching record flood levels. In 2009, the Red River reached 41 feet. Moorhead had to use over 2 million sandbags that year. Spring flooding is a […]

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St. Paul declares emergency ahead of projected spring flooding

St. Paul could be hit by massive flooding as spring weather approaches. St. Paul city officials have taken action in preparation for rapidly melting snow, closing Lilydale, Crosby Farm, and Hidden Falls regional parks. The city council has approved an emergency declaration. Assistance on both state and federal levels will be requested, and local departments will coordinate to help create […]

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Flooding Season: What to expect

  As Minnesota recovers from the latest blizzard, and the first day of spring just weeks away, there is another threat waiting around the corner: when the snow begins to melt, and the flooding plains begin to rise. The entire state of Minnesota is covered with snow, ranging from 18-30 inches.  And with warmer weather and rainfall scheduled for later […]

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Minnesota Cities Transitioning from Salt to Spraying Brine

Minnesota Cities Transitioning from Salt to Spraying Brine

(ST.PAUL,MINN)UTVS- Minnesota cities are beginning to transition from using salt on the roads to spraying brine in order to keep the roads ice-free this winter. Spraying this saltwater 24 to 48 hours before a storm can remove the amount of salt on the road. Spraying brine also reduces the amount of salt pollution in lakes and rivers. Spraying brine creates […]

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Test Weather

Test Weather

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Tornadoes in Texas

Tornadoes in Texas

Tornadoes hit the ground in East Huntsville, Texas on Wednesday. Homes are damaged and powerlines are down, but despite that authorities say no one was injured. The severe weather continues to pose a threat of dangerous wind gusts, lightning and flooding as the storms move eastward. Flash floods are hitting a large portion of the southeast United State including parts of Tennessee, […]

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Minnesota Cold Weather

Minnesota Cold Weather

Minnesota Cold Weather ST. CLOUD, Minn, Summer is long gone, and in its place comes Jack Frost’s cold winter bite sooner than we’d like. Many people have become complacent with the ever dropping temperatures in Minnesota, but these freezing temps can present a whole variety of dangers. Serious Dangers Include: Frostbite hypothermia Higher risk of sinus infections Carbon monoxide poisoning […]

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New Record Rainfall In St. Cloud

The city of St. Cloud experienced new record highs for rain fall on Monday and Tuesday. Monday’s rainfall saw 1.55 inches which surpassed the record for October 2nd of 1.13 inches set in 1982. Tuesday’s rainfall total was 1.36, that also surpassed the old record for October 3rd of 1.25 inches set in 1990. The weather service reported St. Cloud’s […]

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Minnesota Garden Care

Minnesota Garden Care

Spring is officially here, and Minnesotans are thinking about their gardens. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture urges safe use of pesticides and fertilizers by carefully following label directions. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, it is important to remember that it is unlawful to apply products without following label instructions. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture suggests those […]

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Winter Hazard Awareness Week Educates Families on Winter Preparedness

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – This week marks the beginning of Winter Hazard Awareness Week in which Minnesota weather safety officials are reminding everyone that winter is around the corner. The campaign is a major effort by state officials to make sure everyone is ready for the snow that will be coming with the holidays. Today is designated as “Winter Storms”, bringing […]

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