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2015 Spring Tornado Awareness Drill in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Thursday, April 16

With warmer temperatures comes the threat of severe weather. To make sure warning equipment is working and to make sure you're prepared, the National Weather Service is conducting a tornado drill in both Minnesota and Wisconsin on Thursday, April 16.

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When Will It Green Up This Spring? Here Are the Average Dates of When the Vegetation around the Twin Ports Comes to Life for the Year

This spring's constant back-and-forth between 30 degree and 60 degree days is making it seem like it is taking forever for spring to finally show up. Just how far off from average are we from seeing our lawns and trees greening up for the season?

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Gusty Winds Blow Though the Northland Thursday, Spiking Over 70 MPH in One Place

Even if you haven't been outside today, it's pretty easy to see (or hear) it has been super windy. Forecasted wind gusts around 40 mph and dry, warm air have actually prompted the National Weather Service to post red flag warnings for much of the area. That said, how windy has it been today so far?

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Next Week’s Forecast Offers a True Taste of Spring-like Temperatures

For folks that are already over this winter, a reprieve appears to be on the way!

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Gusty Northwest Winds Open Up What Was a Mostly-Covered Lake Superior [PHOTO]

Many news outlets reported over the weekend and through the day Monday about how Lake Superior was approaching almost full ice coverage for a second year in a row. Things certainly have changed a lot in a day.

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Why Aren’t Schools Closed Today? What Criteria Is Used To Determine When To Call Off School On Account Of The Weather

When the weather forecast takes a turn for the worst in the winter, parents of school-age children know what question follows:  "Will we have school tomorrow"?  Sometimes the answer to that question is an easy "no" but often there are other factors at work that make it a difficult one to determine for school administrators.

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If It Is Illegal To Leave Your Vehicle Running Unattended, Are Remote Car Starters Illegal in Duluth?

In a conversation that was started this morning with a story about warming up vehicles before driving them in this excessively cold weather, we pointed out that the City of Duluth has an ordinance on the books that says it is illegal to have an unattended vehicle running. This, of course, had a lot of you curious if that included the usage of remote car starters. We contacted the Duluth Police, and here's what we found out.

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Stop Letting Your Car Idle to Warm Up! All You’re Doing is Wasting Fuel

It's been deeply engrained in our minds to let your vehicle warm up before driving it during subzero weather like we're currently experiencing. While that was once good advice, truth is you don't need to anymore.

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What Are Sundogs? How Do Sundogs Differ From Rainbows?

While a rainbow is perhaps a familiar term to most people, sundogs - their closely-related weather partners - are not. So what exactly are sundogs?

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What Is Hoarfrost? Learn About Mother Nature’s Flocking Method

One thing we know about winter by living in the Northland:  Even though Mother Nature gives us an excess amount of cold temperatures and extra-large snow piles, we also get to enjoy the beauty that this season offers.  One of the phenomenons that is common in this part of the country is hoarfrost.  But, what exactly is hoarfrost?

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Winter Storm Warning Issued as First Significant Snowfall of the 2014-2015 Winter Season Takes Aim at Twin Ports

Winter-like temperatures have made their way into the Northland, and following those temperatures is the first significant snowfall of the 2014-2015 winter season.

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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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The Polar Vortex Is Coming Back This Winter, But It Might Not Be As Cold As Last Year

The folks at AccuWeather are running computer models to try to predict what the 2014-2015 winter season will bring, and Polar Vortex is a word that has popped back up as a very real possibility.

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