Twenty-five Halloweens ago St. Cloud got dumped on with a foot of new snow. Plenty of others had kids bundling up with coats and snow-suits under their costumes. Not this year! Trick-or-treaters in St. Cloud will enjoy temps more than ten degrees above average tomorrow.
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the parent agency of the National Weather Service, released it's 2016-17 U.S. Winter Outlook today -- and it looks like it could be an interesting one for us in Minnesota.
We've got another unseasonable warm day on tap for today, but the threat of strong to severe storms looms for the eastern portion of the area overnight tonight, with large hail being the main threat. Stay tuned to 98.1 for possible watches or warnings.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for rain changing to snow overnight tonight for Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Itasca, and St. Louis counties, with snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour possible. (What? I'm laughing WITH you, not AT you.)
We're sitting at a nice 56-degree, partly cloudy, day. Florida is staring at a storm that their Governor is say 'will kill you'. Here's what the eastern part of the country looks like in the next 24-hours.
With heavy rains expected tonight through the weekend, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of Central Minnesota including Sherburne & Wright counties, in effect tonight through Thursday evening. Rainfall forecasts range from 2-5" across the area, with more on the way this weekend.
Heavy rains are expected to impact Central Minnesota Tuesday night through Thursday, potentially causing flash and river flooding across the area. Forecast models indicate that 3-4" of rainfall can be expected in the St. Cloud area-- with heavier totals to the south. Tune to 98.1 for advisories.
There are more reports of damage in Morrison County after a tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday night. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office says they received calls of storm damage at Laurie's Lakeside Resort just after 11:00 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch in effect from 7 PM tonight through late Wednesday night for the eastern portion of the 98.1 listening area including Sherburne, Isanti, Chisago, and Wright Counties. Heavy rains over the next couple of days may result in urban and rural flooding.
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