Weather Forecast



Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange   
The Willmar Fire Department is at the scene of a house fire at 1423 S.W. Kandiyohi Avenue.  The home was reportedly struck by lightning about noon today.
Willmar home reportedly hit by lightning
August 21, 2017 - 1:06pm
July 22, 2017
Co-owner Dan Claseman cleans up panels from the ground in front of the storm-damaged screen Thursday at the Long Drive-In in Long Prairie. The drive-in was hit by the thunderstorm Monday. (Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service)play button
Damage at the drive-in: Iconic Long Prairie theater screen destroyed by wind
July 22, 2017 - 4:40pm
June 13, 2016
A view of the approaching thunderstorm that crossed much of west central Minnesota Sunday night. This is looking northwest from U.S. Highway 12 near Grove City about 6:30 button
Sunday's storm packed a punch
June 13, 2016 - 10:24am
August 7, 2015
Stormy clouds gather over Norway Lake around 5 p.m. Thursday. It was part of a system that included reports of a tornado sighted in a field seven miles east of Sunburg, according to a tornado warning from the National Weather Service. ( Karyn Loos | SUBMITTED)
Storms sweeps over western Minnesota
August 7, 2015 - 12:01am
July 19, 2015
A tree was apparently blown down in stormy weather late Friday or early Saturday in the 1600 block of 7th Ave. S.E. in Willmar. (Gary Miller | Tribune)
Strong winds knock out power for hundreds of thousands in Twin Cities
July 19, 2015 - 2:16pm
July 13, 2015
A pontoon, still attached to its boat lift, rests upside down after being flipped over during Sunday’s storm on North Long Lake north of Brainerd. The storm left thousands of people without power and also damaged a racetrack. (Tim Bogenschutz | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Brainerd area bears brunt of Sunday storms
July 13, 2015 - 10:36pm
May 17, 2015
Threatening storm clouds are seen about 6:30 p.m. Saturday looking west on U.S. Highway 12 toward Murdock. SUBMITTED/Jannet Walsh
Spring storm strikes: Tornadoes cause damage as storm moves across central Minnesota
May 17, 2015 - 11:13pm
September 19, 2013
The sky darkens Thursday morning above the Jennie-O Turkey Store building in Willmar. Submitted photo by Carli Angrimson
Strong storms bring wind, rain
September 19, 2013 - 11:16pm
June 12, 2013
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of west central Minn. through 7 a.m.
June 12, 2013 - 6:32am
May 29, 2013
Intersections on streets in north Willmar filled with rain water at a rapid pace Wednesday as storm sewers could not keep up. This home is pictured at the intersection of Park Avenue Northwest and Ninth Street Northwest. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Fast-moving storm brings rain, wind, some hail to Willmar, Minn., area
May 29, 2013 - 9:32pm
August 15, 2012
Severe thunderstorms approaching west central Minnesota
August 15, 2012 - 5:22pm
August 1, 2011
A thunderstorm with accompanying lightening approached Willmar Monday morning. This photo was taken from the Public Works Office in northeast Willmar. Submitted photo by Loren Engelby.
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August 1, 2011 - 11:26am
Thunderstorm warning issued for parts of Kandiyohi, Stearns and Meeker counties until 12:15 p.m.
August 1, 2011 - 11:16am
Thunderstorm warning issued for northern Kandiyohi Co. through noon
August 1, 2011 - 10:58am
July 26, 2011
Dangerous thunderstorms to develop in Dakotas and move across Minn. tonight
July 26, 2011 - 3:43pm