Weather Forecast



February 3, 2015
Snow fell Tuesday on west central Minnesota communities, such as Willmar, pictured here. The National Weather Service estimates four inches of snow fell in Montevideo as of 3 p.m. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Snow causes accidents
February 3, 2015 - 10:47pm
 Municipal Utilities workers upgrade electrical equipment Tuesday under the cover of a tent pitched on the corner of Seventh Street Southwest and Becker Avenue in Willmar. (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)
Willmar Municipal Utilities employees work snow or shine
February 3, 2015 - 10:00pm
January 26, 2015
East Coast braces for ‘historic’ blizzard
January 26, 2015 - 12:26am
January 21, 2015
Fresh snow overnight accents the walkways between buildings at the Ridgewater College campus in Willmar Wednesday afternoon. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Pathways to learning
January 21, 2015 - 10:30pm
January 8, 2015
Blowing snow reduces visibility at 19th Ave. Southeast and Fifth Street in Willmar. A no-travel advisory was issued for much of the region until Thursday evening. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Blizzard whips up a mess
January 8, 2015 - 9:46pm
MnDOT lifts 'no travel' advisory in parts of west central and southwestern Minnesota
January 8, 2015 - 7:41pm
High winds and blowing snow this afternoon at the intersection of 19th Ave and 4th Street SE in Willmar this afternoon show the driving challenge. The National Weather Service says driving will be very difficult in open areas outside of city limits for the rest of the day. TRIBUNE photo by Rand Middleton.
Blizzard warning is expanded to Kandiyohi, Swift, Stevens and Big Stone counties
January 8, 2015 - 1:30pm
Blizzard warning today for sections of central Minnesota
January 8, 2015 - 6:59am
November 24, 2014
TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton
Traffic on U.S. Highway 12 heading west out of Willmar encountered difficult driving conditions. At 11:30 a.m. the wind was 31 mph out of the northwest whipping up the newly fallen snow.
Blowing snow hampers travel in western Minn.
November 24, 2014 - 12:15pm
November 13, 2014
City chips away at ice- and snow-covered streets
November 13, 2014 - 11:47pm
November 11, 2014
Zack Goosmann clears sidewalk in the 300 block of West Litchfield Avenue  in downtown Willmar in preparation for Tuesday’s lunch hour business at Jake’s Pizza, where he is a baker. A snow emergency is declared in the Central Business District starting 12:01 a.m. today. Vehicles left on streets will be towed. The emergency expires at 6 a.m. today. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Digging out downtown
November 11, 2014 - 11:54pm
Keilinn Swenson, a fourth-grader at Kennedy Elementary, and her sixth-grade brother Kaydence, make the best of a slight elevation in their backyard on 18th Street Southwest in Willmar. It was the second day in a row that Willmar Schools and others were off due to bad weather. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Early snow days could cause scheduling issues for school districts
November 11, 2014 - 11:51pm
Jay Reuss, a salesman at Motor Sports in Willmar, stands by some 2015 model snowmobiles on the display floor. Reuss said he was happy to see the early snow and the early start to the snowmobile season. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
There’s no business like snow business
November 11, 2014 - 11:49pm
Several stretches of highway in west central Minn. remain snow-covered
November 11, 2014 - 4:21pm
Expect slippery roads this morning in Willmar region
November 11, 2014 - 7:23am