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Spring Tornado Awareness Drill to be Held April 14
Throughout Minnesota on Thursday, April 14, the National Weather Service will be setting off simulated tornado watches and warnings to test statewide warning systems at 1:45PM and 6:55PM. With severe weather season here, this annual test allows the National Weather Service to be prepared, makes the …
Snowstorm Update For March 24
A Winter Storm Warning continues until 7AM for south-central Minnesota and until noon in the southeastern part of the state. The heavier snow band shifted from where they originally predicted. MnDOT as of 5AM advises no travel in the so...
Update: Snow To Still Arrive This Evening
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until Thursday morning.
It appears now most of the snow will occur in the late afternoon and evening and overnight. Later snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour are expected and even a few thunderstorms are possible...
Signs of Spring Everywhere in Southern Minnesota
One sign we look for to mean spring, of course, is the first robin. I have not seen one yet. With this nice weather, they will be here soon. Other sure signs would be flowers: iris, daffodils and tulips. Really the signs are everywhere. Here are a few more:

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A Look Back: 1967 Tornado Outbreak, Steele County
Dan Moeckly with the Steele County Historical Society recounts the swarm of tornadoes that struck southern Minnesota on April 30, 1967.
New episodes featuring Rice and Steele county history are posted to the KRFO-AM YouTube channel and krforadio...
Check The Weather Before Traveling Sunday
A blizzard watch is in effect for west-central, southwest and portions of south-central Minnesota on Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. The watch area is along and west of a line from Alexandria to Albert Lea. Winds of 40-50 mph, along with light snow and the extensive snowpack, could result i…
Winter Storm Warning For Tuesday
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 9AM Tuesday until 6AM Wednesday. A Blizzard Warning is in effect for Owatonna and other areas. Snowfall accumulations of 6-11 inches are expected south of a line from Redwood Falls to Minneapolis to Cumberland, Wisconsin, on Tuesday and Tuesday night...
A Couple More Frigid Nights Before Warm UP
According to the Weather Eye Weather Center we can expect double digit below zero temperatures Sunday night and Monday night before a warm up starts on Tuesday.
Many schools are off for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday and with the cold it may be harder to get some of the buses to get going o…
Start Of 2016 Weather Quiet
After our first major snow event earlier in the week, it looks as though 2015 will go out quietly weather-wise and 2016 will come in the same way. According to the National Weather Service for the Faribault area, no precipitation is expected through Wednesday and near normal temperatures...

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