NWS Confirms Earliest Recorded Tornadoes in Minnesota History

Forecasters say a tornado near Zimmerman hit around 6:15 Monday evening and damaged buildings and took down trees and power lines

Damage in Zimmerman, Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Fox 9 KMSP ZIMMERMAN, Minn. — The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes caused extensive damage to communities north and south of the Twin Cities. They are the earliest tornadoes recorded in Minnesota history. Forecasters say a tornado near Zimmerman hit around 6:15 Monday evening and damaged buildings and took down…

Weather for the Birds!

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff gets a little help during his last weather forecast from his avian intern,  Bella the Umbrella Cockatoo…and it turns into a very funny situation. Take a look: Bella is available for adoption at the Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue, and Education (C.A.A.R.E.) in West Fargo. Categories: Morning – Features, Weather Blog Tags: avian, bird, CAARE, Forecast, funny,…

NASA Updates for the White Stuff

New Weather Technology Helps People See Snow From Space

Snow is something all of us in the Upper Midwest are used to in the winter. But how are researchers using it to help figure out our country’s water supply? “NASA’s Earth Observing Fleet has been at this for a long time,” explains NASA Scientist Dalia Kirschbaum. New ways to measure the winter white stuff are coming, thanks to scientists…

A Warm February Weekend

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff takes a look at the warm Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017. Categories: Weather Blog Tags: february, Forecast, heat, warm, weather

Minnesota Hunter Killed in Shooting Identified

A Minnesota hunter who was killed while hunting coyotes is identified

The Minnesota hunter killed in a shooting while hunting coyotes in North Dakota has been identified. Authorities say Ron Rechtzigel, 57, of Cannon Falls died after being shot near Edgeley. They say Rechtzigel was with two other hunters in poor weather conditions and would not say if the man was shot by another hunter or shot himself. The shooting is…


How to Spot the Fake Forecast

It’s not easy to decipher our local weather into 140 characters. But how can we make sure that the information we get is as accurate as possible? Mobile apps and Social media have become an increasingly popular way to get weather information. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram give us pictures, facts and hearsay from friends and family. But is it the…

The History of Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is the mid-point between the start of Winter and Spring

Groundhog Day is a day where the Weather Authority can get a day off…kind of. But what does this quasi–holiday or weatherman’s worst nightmare actually mean? Most people think of February 2nd as the day Punxsutawney Phil peeks his head out of a hole in rural Pennsylvania, but what is it really? “Groundhog Day is a cross–quarter day because it…

January Climate Facts


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National Weather Service Says Spring Flooding is Likely in the F-M Area

The National Weather Service is predicting a 50% chance the Red River could hit major flood stage in Fargo-Moorhead

FARGO, N.D. — Spring flooding throughout the Red River Valley is likely this year. The National Weather Service released their first flooding forecast of the year. “It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be a major flood, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be above 30 feet,” said KVRR Meteorologist, Jason Cerjak. “Basically, it says there’s a 50 percent…

Warm or Cold: Frostival Will Go On!

A warm end to January means a rough start to some winter events

While many welcome the warmer January, winter events continue to take a hit. In Fargo, four January days and nights above freezing is unheard of. We may welcome the nice road conditions, but this hard, icy snow is not ideal for winter fun. But this weekend’s Frostival events will mostly live on. “That’s the whole idea of Frostival, we enjoy…