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Spring Hill Tornado, image via YouTube from Live Storms Media
Spring Hill Tornado, image via YouTube from Live Storms Media
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National Weather Service Explains Why No Tornado Warning Was Issued For Stearns County On Friday

Stearns County officials made the decision to sound the outdoor sirens on Friday evening, despite the fact that the National Weather Service in Chanhassen did not activate a warning for the area. That left a lot of people confused about what was going on.

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St. Cloud Triggers Weather Sirens After Funnels Spotted

Weather sirens blared in the St. Cloud area Friday night after approaching funnel clouds were spotted.

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SEVERE WEATHER Safety Tips!

Holy-moly, it's getting scary out there!

With the warm weather comes severe weather season. Thunderstorms, lightning, high winds and tornadoes are all things we shouldn't take lightly. Here are a few safety tips from The National Weather Service that could just save your life!

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Fire Danger Is High Today

Very low humidity and winds gusting up to 25 mph this afternoon/early evening will result in a high fire risk in areas north and west of the Twin Cities. Although the risk is slightly lower for southern MN into west-central WI, outdoor burning is not recommended anywhere today.

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National Weather Service
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Stearns, Benton Counties Included In Winter Weather Advisory Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of our listening area for Monday from 6:00 a.m. until midnight. Total accumulations between three and five inches are possible.

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National Weather Service
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Heavy Snow Expected In Southern Minnesota, Iowa

Snow remains on track to move across Iowa, southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois this afternoon into early Saturday. Far southern Minnesota will be on the northern fringe, but will still pick up 1 to 4 inches this afternoon and evening.

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Strong Thunderstorms Rumble Through St. Cloud Metro Area

A brief Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for the St. Cloud metro area late this (Sunday) evening. The National Weather Service issued the warning for Stearns, Benton and Sherburne Counties from about 11:05 p.m. until 11:45 p.m.

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Mille Lacs Lake on Sunday Night, Photo courtesy of Jeremy Mikel
Mille Lacs Lake on Sunday Night, Photo courtesy of Jeremy Mikel
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Thunderstorm Warnings Issued Sunday Evening for Parts of Morrison, Mille Lacs Counties

A line of strongthunder storms moved through parts of central Minnesota this (Sunday) evening. The National Weather Service issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for parts of Morrison and Mille Lacs Counties from about 8:30 p.m. until about 9:30 p.m.

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Possibility for Stronger Storms in Southern Minnesota

It will be windy and very warm today with highs from 70 to 80. Showers and thunderstorms will develop during the afternoon ahead of a cold front and spread southeast through the evening.

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Weak El Nino Should Keep Winter Weather Forecast More Normal for St. Cloud and Central Minnesota [VIDEO, MAPS]

If last year's long, harsh winter in Minnesota had you considering other places to live, take heart -- the weather service says that's probably not in the cards for this winter.

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National Weather Service to Undergo Radar Update [VIDEO]

The National Weather Service is upgrading their radar site in Chanhassen. What does that mean in case of severe weather in St. Cloud? 

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