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Heavy Snow Tonight Across Southern and Western Minnesota

Heavy snow is expected to develop this evening across southern and western Minnesota. Snow rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are expected at times through early Saturday morning. Total accumulations of 6 to 10 inches are forecast for the warned areas. Read More >


On July 14, 2010 favorable atmospheric conditions led to severe thunderstorms that produced hail, strong winds, and tornadoes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. There were two tornadoes reported near Northfield, Minnesota that caused damage to trees, crops, farm sheds, a camper, and a few houses. Low pressure, high dewpoints, and high wind shear values allowed the formation of these storms and tornadoes.

EF-1 tornado near County Road 47 northeast of Northfield