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Strong Storms for Midwest; Very Active Weather Pattern for West

Strong thunderstorms with isolated severe hail are possible today across northern Iowa and southern Minnesota today. Otherwise, a very active and wet weather pattern is expected through early next week for the West Coast and Western U.S. A number of Pacific storm systems will deliver enhanced and excessive rainfall along with mountain snow. Read More >


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Have you ever wondered, what is Lake Effect Snow? It has a major impact on winter weather conditions around the area. Find out more about it here!


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