National Weather Service

Near-Blizzard Conditions Possible, 11 Inches of snow in Erskine

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Snowfall reached nearly 1 foot on Sunday in some parts of northern Minnesota. National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning in Minnesota’s Cook County and a winter storm warning across the northern regions of Wisconsin and Minnesota until early Monday. Forecasters warned that strong winds and heavy snow would make travel dangerous. National Weather Service reported snowfall…

Drought worsens in eastern North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota

FARGO (KVRR) – During the time of year when many residents are accustomed to preparing for a spring flood, drought conditions continue to worsen across the Red River Valley. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most of eastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota are in a moderate drought, with some areas in the region in a severe drought. Extreme drought…

Video: UND, NWS Launch Weather Balloon Into Blizzard

Some People Embrace The Worst Of Winter Weather In The Name Of Science

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – How are you spending this blizzard morning? Hunkering down inside under a blanket?Because in the northern valley, weather scientists are right in the thick of it. Alexandra Kent with the National Weather Service and UND Associate Professor in Atmospheric Sciences Aaron Kennedy launched a weather balloon into this blizzard around 4 a.m. Wednesday. The…

One Death, Several Injuries After Tornado Strikes Otter Tail County

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MINN. – Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons says one person is dead and two people were injured after a tornado struck near Dalton around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The man killed was working in a shop when the twister hit. The conditions of those injured is not known. Last night, the sheriff’s emergency operations team completed searching…

Remembering The Deadly Tornado Outbreak Of 2010

Most Severe Tornado Outbreak In Decades Hit MN & ND 10 Years Ago Wednesday

  Wednesday is the 10-year anniversary of one of the most destructive tornado outbreaks we’ve seen here in our region. Numerous tornadoes touched down in Minnesota and North Dakota on June 17th, 2010, including three violent EF4 tornadoes and one EF3 tornado. Three people died in the widespread outbreak, including a man in Polk County, one in Otter Tail County,…

Cass County Says Rural Residents Should Prepare for Major Flooding

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–Cass County says rural residents should prepare for significant flooding along the Sheyenne and Maple Rivers as temperatures rise between Monday and Wednesday. The National Weather Service predicts the Sheyenne River will crest at 91.3 feet and the Maple River is expected to crest at 22.5 feet on Thursday. Both rivers will reach top 10 flood levels. The…