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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.