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More Severe Weather Expected This Afternoon & Tonight

Last night's severe weather across the area may have just been the opening round for what's expected to be another evening of strong storms. The National Weather Service says storms could become severe late this afternoon and into the night, producing large hail, heavy rain, and damaging winds.

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Tornado Watch Issued For Central Minnesota

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch in effect until 10:00 tonight for the western half of Central Minnesota including St. Cloud, Willmar, Alexandria, and Morris. Stay tuned to 98.1 FM for possible warnings.

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What’s The Difference Between A Watch And A Warning? [Video]

With severe weather possible both today and tomorrow across Central Minnesota, it might be a good time for a refresher on the difference between a Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado 'WATCH,' and a Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado 'WARNING.'

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I Love Thunderstorms and There’s a Possibility For Some This Weekend [VIDEO]

There's the possibility of some severe weather this weekend.  I'm not a big fan of the severe stuff but I do love me a good thunderstorm!

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Severe Weather Possible In St. Cloud Saturday & Sunday

Warmer temperatures return to Central Minnesota this weekend, but with it will come moisture and strong to possibly severe storms both days. The National Weather Service says that most areas of the state will pick up another inch of rain over the weekend.

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We’re Going to Have Summer Like Weather This Weekend — This Calls For a Celebration [VIDEO]

We're going to see temperatures in the 80's tomorrow and I don't know about you, but I'm pretty excited about that.  I mean I've only been waiting for this since November.

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Erupting Chilean Volcano Is a Frighteningly Spectacular Sight

Chile's Calbuco erupted on Wednesday for the first time in 40 years on Wednesday, causing some 4,000 people in a 12-mile radius to be evacuated.

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Fire Weather Watch Issued For Central & Northern Minnesota

Although wildfire danger has eased somewhat across the state due to recent rain & snow, the National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Central & Northern Minnesota, in effect from 1 PM Wednesday afternoon through 7 PM Wednesday night. High winds, low humidities, and dry conditions will raise the threat.

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Statewide Tornado Drills Set For Today

For more than 20 years, the state of Minnesota has conducted a Severe Weather Awareness Week in partnership with the National Weather Service and local governments. Today's statewide tornado drills are part of that event. 98.1, Minnesota's New Country along with other radio & TV stations will be participating in the drill.

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Fire Danger ‘Extreme’ To ‘Very High’ Across Most Of Minnesota

The danger of wildfire across Minnesota is listed as 'Extreme' to 'Very High' across most of the state according to the Minnesota Fire Marshall. Burning is prohibited across the central part of the state, and we are all being asked to help prevent a wildfire from starting. Here are some things to think about:

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Red Flag Fire Warning In Effect For Minnesota This Afternoon

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for Northern and Western Minnesota today, issued by the National Weather Service to alert us to extreme fire danger. Strong winds, low humidities, and dry conditions will combine to set the stage for 'critical fire weather conditions.'

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Cold, Wet Week Ahead For Central Minnesota

Rain, sleet, snow, and ice are all on the menu for Central Minnesota this week, with below average highs adding insult to injury. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for areas north & east of St. Cloud through 10 AM Monday morning for up to 3" of snow. Included in the advisory are Brainerd, Little Falls, Princeton, Cambridge, Mora, and Hinckley.

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