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100 degrees again? Another significant heat event looks likely event next week.

Forecast models suggest another heat wave next week. → Read More

Tour TV legend Don Shelby's ultra-green Excelsior home

From 80-foot wells, to a secret passageway leading to a state-of-the-art geothermal system, to a stone statue signifying the people most at risk from climate change, former WCCO news anchor and climate advocate Don Shelby has built a home meant to inspire others to act. → Read More

Tracking the severe weather risk Wednesday

Showers and strong thunderstorms are possible Wednesday. → Read More

Tornado watch in effect for much of Minnesota, including Twin Cities

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has issued tornado and severe thunderstorm watches for much of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, until midnight. → Read More

Tornado watch until 10 p.m. includes Twin Cities area

This is a dangerous situation for the greater Twin Cities area. Severe storms with the potential for tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail are possible in and near the watch zone. Stay alert for possible tornado warnings. → Read More

Climate change drives longer, more intense pollen seasons

Growing seasons are getting longer and plants are emitting more pollen as temperatures and carbon dioxide increase. → Read More

2021 was a boom year for batteries, but more storage is needed to fuel the energy transition

Battery storage capacity in the United States more than doubled last year. But supply chain issues and access to raw materials could slow that growth this year. → Read More

2-part storm brings rain, ice and snow to Minnesota into Thursday morning

This one is essentially a two-part weather system that will bring moisture to most of Minnesota. Let’s break down the scenario for what we can expect through Thursday with our next weather system. → Read More

Complex storm this week leaves unanswered questions

Minnesota’s next inbound storm system this week looks messy on the ground, and on the forecast models. → Read More

Heavy snow, ice up north; Twin Cities getting soaked

The peak of our potent spring storm continues through Tuesday night. → Read More

Minnesota could see 55 fewer days with snow on the ground by 2100

A new study says Minnesota winters and summers will be significantly warmer by the turn of the century. → Read More

The extreme cold that defines Minnesota winters is getting less extreme

The shift in cold weather trends has affected everything from when you can begin ice fishing each year, to what you can plant in your yard, to the management of invasive pests. → Read More

One day warm up Saturday; arctic again Sunday

Highs in the 30s across southern Minnesota Saturday. Another arctic front sweeps south Sunday. → Read More

Snowfall reports: Heaviest snow up north

Here are some snowfall reports from across the Upper Midwest. → Read More

Blizzard warnings west, snowy and dicey morning rush hours ahead Wednesday

Our next wintry weather system brings snow and wind through Wednesday. Some models are raising snowfall totals across Minnesota. → Read More

Winter storm likely brings heavy snow to northern Minnesota this weekend

A significant winter storm is heading for northern Minnesota this weekend. → Read More

Utility delays stymy hundreds of solar projects — and jobs — in Minnesota

Solar projects are booming in Minnesota, and so are delays in getting those projects connected to the power grid. → Read More

Night owls may see nearly total lunar eclipse early Friday

A nearly total lunar eclipse occurs Thursday night into Friday morning. → Read More

Frosty weekend ahead

Our weekend air mass finally feels like late October. → Read More

September summer: A shot at 90 degrees in western Minnesota

Another surge of 80s to near 90 degrees for Minnesota Tuesday and Wednesday. → Read More