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Time to Get a Head Start on Old Man Winter

The air-conditioning may still be going full blast, but it’s time to be thinking about Old Man Winter and the arctic blasts sure to come our way. With that in mind, the Better Business Bureau offers five actions to put on your to-do list for the Fall:

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Lightning Strikes Plane, Sends Shivers Down Your Spine

This flight was rough before it even left the ground.

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Tornado Watch In Effect Until 11 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch in effect until 11 PM tonight for the southern half of Minnesota including St. Cloud, Morris, Willmar, and the Twin Cities. Remember, a Tornado Watch means that storms producing tornadoes are possible in and around the watch area. Tune to 98.1 for possible warnings.

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UPDATED: Severe Weather Possible Today Across Minnesota

Pay attention to the weather today, as strong cold front will sweep across Minnesota this afternoon and tonight -- triggering what the National Weather Service says could be severe storms producing damaging 75+ mph winds, baseball sized hail, and tornadoes. We'll have any watches & warnings on 98.1.

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Wild Tornado Absolutely Destroys Car Like You’ve Never Seen

Footage of a tornado enveloping a car and making it simply disappear is sure to make you shiver in horror.

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Severe Thunderstorms Possible Today & Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms will be on the increase as we go through the day today and into this evening. A few of the storms could be strong to severe this afternoon and evening   -- with locally heavy rain, large hail, and damaging winds possible. 

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UPDATED: Severe Weather Possible Tonight & Tomorrow

Thunderstorm chances will increase from the west tonight. Some of the storm may be severe with large hail and damaging winds tonight and tomorrow. Torrential downpours will occur with the stronger storms. Stay tuned to 98.1 for possible severe weather watches & warnings.

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Storms Rumble Through Central Minnesota Early Friday Morning

A line of thunderstorms rolled through Central Minnesota early Friday morning. A severe thunderstorm warning was put in place in Western Wright County from 1:30 a.m. to 2:15 a.m.

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Stormy Weather Possible Across Central Minnesota This Week

Showers and thunderstorms are possible this evening and throughout the week in Central Minnesota.  While today's storms aren't expected to be severe, there is the potential for strong storms.  Keep it tuned to 98.1 Minnesota's New Country for your weather related information.

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Lightning Striking Wendy’s Will Scare the Thunder Out of You

They say lightning never strikes the same place twice, which is good news for this restaurant.

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Canadian Wildfires Continue To Pour Smoke Into Central Minnesota

There are more than 100 wildfires currently burning across Canada; mainly in Saskatchewan, but also in Alberta and Manitoba. Smoke from those fires continues to be pumped into Minnesota courtesy of the jet stream. Today should be a bit better, but how long will that last?

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For St. Cloud Until 2 AM

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 2:00 AM this morning for Central Minnesota, including St. Cloud, Brainerd, Hinckley, Willmar, and Morris. Stay tuned to 98 Country for possible severe weather warnings.

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