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AccuWeather Predicts A Very Snowy Winter For the Midwest

I must admit I'm a bit of a weather junkie. My phone is stacked with weather/radar apps, my radios all have weather stations on them, and I continually bug Adam Clark about the weather forecasts. I guess in you live in the Northland, weather is always on our minds. Accuweather has just released their predictions for this Winter season nationwide.

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Watch Video of Supercell Thunderstorm That Spawned a Tornado in the Remer and Hill City Area [VIDEO]

A series of strong storms swept through the Twin Ports region yesterday, including an afternoon storm that brought gusty winds and small hail to Duluth around lunchtime. Later in the day, a severe thunderstorm about 70 miles west of Duluth touched down near Remer, and tracked southeast toward Hill City.

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I Got 5 Inches of Rain in Lake Nebagamon, How Much Did You Get?

It was a tad scary last night as the National Weather Service came over my radio with a Tornado Warning for Douglas county. Man did it rain, and luckily the storm headed over Solon Springs and turned so we were out of danger in Lake nebagamon.

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Possible Record-Breaking Temperatures Spark Heat Advisory from the National Weather Service for the Entire Duluth / Superior Region – Tips to Protect Yourself

With forecasted temperatures just over 90 degrees today, we might break the record of 89 set for this day. The heat and high humidity has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory effective from 11 am to 8 pm Tuesday for heat index values between 95 and 105 through the Twin Ports, and along the North and South Shores of Lake Superior. How can you prevent health-related issues for yourself and those around you?

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When Lake Superior Turns Dangerous, Swimmers Beware

The Duluth Fire Department issued a Red Flag Warning yesterday. It's not the first time they have done this for Park Point Beaches, and it won't be the last. A Red Flag Warning means that wind and/or wave conditions support deadly rip currents. Rip currents are life-threatening to anyone entering the surf.

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Detailed Race Weather Forecast for Grandma’s Marathon 2013 [UPDATED]

Grandma’s Marathon is this weekend, and runners and spectators alike want to know what the weather will bring for the big race and the rest of the weekend's activities. Weather can vary between the starting location in Two Harbors and the finish line in Duluth, and as those who live in the Northland know, weather can change greatly from one hour to the next; so what will the weather be like for Grandma’s Marathon?

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What Are the Names of 2013′s Hurricanes?

Don’t look now, but hurricane season is here.

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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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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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