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What Causes Tornadoes, and How Do They Form? [VIDEO]


Having lived in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, I'm no stranger to tornadoes.With the devastating tornado on Moore Oklahoma yesterday, a brief explanation coupled with a video might help those who wonder how tornadoes form in the first place.

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Massive Tornado Destroys Area Near Oklahoma City; At Least 24 Killed [UPDATED]

An enormous tornado with a debris cloud two miles wide tore through the metropolitan area just south of Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon.

UPDATE 9:28 p.m. EST: At least 51 people were killed in the storm, including seven children from Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, according to KFOR in Oklahoma City. The news station reported that 75 student and staff were inside the school when the storm struck. Officials said Monday night that the search of the rubble remaining of the school had turned to a recovery mission.

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Four Good Weather Apps, Pick the One That Fits You Best


With warmer weather arriving in the Northland, we all start thinking about outdoor activities. Sprucing up the yard a bit, fishing, golfing, and so forth. Even though it has been warmer, this is the Northland, and weather can change on a dime, so you need a good weather app for your phone.

I've selected four weather apps for you, thanks to my friends at Cnet. All available at the app store. The cool thing is there is something here for everybody. I own two of the four myself. Here they are.

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Lake Nebagamon Opening Still a Week or More Away

On my way in the the radio station this morning, I talked to a couple buddies of mine that work for the village. They're telling me the lake should be open in a week or so, if the warm weather holds out, if we get a good rain, and if we get a couple windy days. That's a lot of if's isn't it?

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Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr /Allsport
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Springtime, Get Out and Walk, Enjoy Nature, But Avoid Some Of The Trials, Here’s a List

The weather is warming up and some of the trails in the Twin Ports are drying. That doesn't mean they are ready to use. Some are still having some drainage problems. There are some clumps of snow that are making some trails muddy, and if used could ruin that path for someone else.

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May Snowstorm Could Bring Significant Snow to Parts of the Twin Ports Region to Start May 2013

In giant curveball thrown following a few days of 60+ degree weather, significant snowfall is tracking into the region to start the month of May.

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Potentially Heavy Snow and Thundersnow to Hit Twin Ports Monday Night and Tuesday Morning

After breaking the April snowfall record by over 10 inches last week, it looks like we have the opportunity to see April 2013 down as an even bigger month in the category of snowfall with another major winter storm approaching the Duluth/Superior area.

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Warning from the City of Duluth: Use Caution Around the Aerial Life Bridge Due to Falling Ice and Snow


While training for Grandma's Half Marathon (which has been very difficult with the snow we've gotten so late in the Spring), we park in the Canal and run across the Aerial Lift Bridge and down the Point all the time.  It never occurred to me that there could be potential danger lurking above me, other than from the pigeons.  I'm still planning on using one of our City's icons, but we'll definitely be cautious.  Thanks to the City for watching out for us!

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How Much Snow Did We Get? See the Snowfall Totals For the April 18, 2013 Snow Storm [UPDATED]

Before snow started to fall on Thursday, Duluth sat very near a record for the most snowfall in the month of April. After some places saw between one and two feet of snow, we find ourselves digging out after the third major April snowstorm in a row. So, did we break any records and how much did we get?

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What Looks Like the Last Winter Storm of April Could Bring Plenty of Slush, Ice, and Snow to the Northland

Light snow continues in the latest of a series of late-season storms that has laid record-breaking snowfall amounts on the Twin Ports. Here's what to expect as this storm winds down today.

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Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 15-19, Siren Test Today April 18th

In all fairness, when severe weather is coming and you hear a siren, even if it is a test, you panic a little. Well, fair warning, the siren will go off today. With all the severe weather you can count on us either live on the radio or updates on the internet to keep you up to date.

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Is This Winter Abnormal? On Average, When Does the Last Snow Fall in Duluth?

This spring seems more like an extension of winter, with two major winter storms hitting in mid-April in the Twin Ports, and a third one on the way. How abnormal is it to see snow storms like this in the Duluth/ Superior area so late in the season?

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