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Weather advisory as Arctic blast on way
WILLMAR — Strong winds and snow are on the way, leading the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities to issue a weather advisory for the...
December 27, 2013 - 10:53pm
December 9, 2013
Frigid cold continues, wind chill advisory in effect in west central Minn.
WILLMAR — The weather forecast calls for more of the same – cold, nasty wind chills and blowing snow – through the middle of the week. As of 10 a.m., it was 6 below zero with a 28 below wind chill in Willmar, and the National Weather Service doesn’t expect it to get much...
December 9, 2013 - 10:16am
November 25, 2013
Wild winter this year? Not likely, NOAA forecasts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The weather forecast for this winter is mostly a shrug of the shoulders. For most of the nation, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration predicts equal chances for unusual warmth, cold, snow, rain and even average weather. That's because of an absence...
November 25, 2013 - 10:45am
April 22, 2013
Red River at Fargo expected to hit 32 feet by Monday (video)
FARGO – The Red River at Fargo is forecast to rise to 32 feet by Monday, 2 feet above major flood stage, according to the first deterministic...
April 22, 2013 - 12:49pm
January 28, 2013
Willmar forecast: Winter storm watch this PM, up to 6 inches of snow tonight
WILLMAR — The weather rollercoaster is going to keep rolling along today with a slight chance of snow and freezing rain, with a high temperature of 33 degrees, after noon today in Willmar. The National Weather Service says the snow and freezing rain will give way to snow around...
January 28, 2013 - 9:15am
December 1, 2011
State budget shows a surplus in November forecast
ST. PAUL -- Jaws dropped this morning as Minnesota leaders learned the state budget will be bigger than earlier thought. Leaks before the mid-day official release of a budget forecast showed the current two-year state budget that began this summer will have $876 million more available...
December 1, 2011 - 10:09am
October 18, 2011
Colder today and Wednesday, overnight frost likely
WILLMAR -- A northerly flow of air across the upper Midwest region will keep high temperatures today and Wednesday in the middle to upper 40s. The National Weather Service expects light rain, and possibly snow flurries, across central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin today and...
October 18, 2011 - 10:33am
March 29, 2011
Finally, spring temperatures forecast to arrive this week
WILLMAR -- Finally, the high temperatures forecasted for west central Minnesota will get back to seasonal levels and reach the 40-degree range. According to the National Weather Service, the expected high temperature for Willmar is 39 for Wednesday and Thursday and 43 for Friday....
March 29, 2011 - 11:43am
February 28, 2011
Minnesota gets $1.2 billion in good news on economic forecast
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's new budget deficit reportedly will be about $5 billion, down from $6.2 billion. Still, the state faces a massive deficit that legislators and the governor will debate through the spring. The $5 billion figure for the next two-year budget was reported before...
February 28, 2011 - 10:29am
Minnesota to get economic forecast update today
ST. PAUL -- A new economic forecast today will show whether Minnesota's $6.2 billion deficit has shrunk since late last year. Officials release their assessment of state finances at a Capitol news conference after briefing Gov.
February 28, 2011 - 9:22am
Double dose of freezing rain, snow coming to west central Minnesota
WILLMAR -- A double dose of winter weather is expected to arrive in west central Minnesota later this week and may affect New Year's holiday plans. According to the National Weather Service, light freezing rain and drizzle is expected to begin after midnight Wednesday night and may...
December 28, 2010 - 11:59am
December 18, 2010
Expert predicts wet, cold winter and spring
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Our polar thermostat is out of whack, and that threatens to make the Northern Plains colder and wetter than usual this winter, spring and early summer, an area meteorologist says. "It does look like it will be a late planting season this year," Leon Osborne says. But...
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
December 2, 2010
AP sources: $6.2B deficit for Minn., $399M in bank
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota's deficit for the upcoming budget cycle has grown to $6.2 billion, according to a person who was present for a briefing from state finance officials. A second person who has seen the forecast documents says the state has a $399 million surplus in...
December 2, 2010 - 11:42am
March 20, 2010
Many tools but no guarantees in flood forecasting
FARGO, N.D. -- A year ago, weather forecasters changed their estimate late in the game of just how high the Red River would rise, stoking an 11th-hour sandbagging flurry in Fargo that proved unnecessary in the end because the new prediction was wrong. Now, as the Red swells again...
March 20, 2010 - 12:00am
March 11, 2010
After slow start, tornado season under way
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Forecasters say a wetter-than-usual winter and a jet stream ripping over the part of the country known as "Tornado Alley" could lead to an active spring -- perhaps starting with the strong twister that nicked a small western Oklahoma town Monday night. "It's...
March 11, 2010 - 9:20am