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January 19, 2013
Arctic cold front winds to hit west central Minn. this afternoon and evening
CHANHASSEN, Minn. - An Arctic air mass will push out of the Red River Valley region into central and southern Minnesota this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. This strong front will bring the coldest air of the season so far, with northwest winds in the wake of...
January 19, 2013 - 12:19pm
October 31, 2012
Crews verify, check turbine repairs
WILLMAR -- DeWind technicians were in Willmar Tuesday to verify and check repairs made last week to the south wind turbine tower owned by Willmar Municipal Utilities. Utilities General Manager Wesley Hompe said both the south tower and north tower should be back on line by the end...
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
October 18, 2012
Strong winds again today in southwest Minnesota
WILLMAR -- Strong winds are continuing today across southwest Minnesota. The National Weather Service Twin Cities office in Chanhassen issued a wind advisory again today affecting Granite Falls and Redwood Falls in this region. Willmar is not in the advisory area, which runs south...
October 18, 2012 - 12:15pm
October 17, 2012
Wind advisory in effect today in southwestern Minnesota
WILLMAR -- A wind advisory is in effect in southwestern Minnesota this afternoon, including Granite Falls and Redwood Falls in this region. Willmar is not in the advisory, which affects areas south and west of a line from Montevideo to New Ulm to Fairmont. The National Weather Service...
October 17, 2012 - 12:07pm
October 15, 2012
Repairs set today for Willmar wind turbine
WILLMAR -- Repairs are slated to be made today to Willmar Municipal Utilities' north wind turbine after the turbine stopped turning Sunday due to a low oil indicator on the WinDrive, said Jon Folkedahl, supervisor of power production. Folkedahl said that technicians from turbine...
October 15, 2012 - 1:35pm
October 8, 2012
Olivia, Redwood Falls in today's red flag warning for central, southern Minn.
WILLMAR -- A red flag warning has been issued for southern and parts of central Minnesota -- including Olivia and Redwood Falls -- for low humidity and strong winds this afternoon. The National Weather Service Twin Cities office in Chanhassen says dangerous fire weather conditions...
October 8, 2012 - 12:42pm
October 4, 2012
Wind advisory in effect until 10 p.m. for central Minn.
WILLMAR -- Anyone who has stepped foot outside their home -- or merely stopped to listen -- already knows it's windy today in Minnesota. And it won't end soon. Strong winds are expected into the evening. The National Weather Service Twin Cities office in Chanhassen issued a wind...
October 4, 2012 - 10:07am
May 18, 2012
Wind blows over truck hauling manufactured home west of Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- No one was injured but a manufactured home was a total loss in a property damage accident just before 11 a.m. Thursday along U.S. Highway 12 west of Litchfield. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's office, deputies and the State Patrol responded to the crash a half...
May 18, 2012 - 9:13am
May 17, 2012
Weather Service issues wind advisory to 7 p.m. for west central Minnesota
CHANHASSEN -- The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for southern and west central Minnesota until 7 p.m. this evening. Strong south winds will increase to sustained speeds of 25 to 30 mph with gusts from 45 to 50 mph through the afternoon. A gust of 50 mph was already...
May 17, 2012 - 10:11am
April 16, 2012
Strong wind forecast through 1 p.m. today
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a strong wind advisory until 1 p.m. today for the Willmar area. Strong north to northwest wind from 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 45 mph will blow in the area west of a line from Alexandria to Litchfield to Albert Lea....
April 16, 2012 - 8:51am
April 15, 2012
Strong winds this afternoon and then snow forecast for west central Minnesota
A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for west central and southern Minnesota for today. A deep low pressure center located over Nebraska this morning is expected to move toward south central and southwest Minnesota this afternoon. Widely scatter thunderstorms will be possible...
April 15, 2012 - 7:21am
March 26, 2012
Wind advisory today for west central Minn., gusts to 45 mph
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for much of western Minnesota until 10 p.m. today. The forecast includes strong southeast winds by late morning, with sustained winds between 25 and 30 mph and gusts to 45 mph. The winds will create hazardous driving...
March 26, 2012 - 8:50am
February 10, 2012
Wind chills to 20 below this morning in west central Minn.
WILLMAR -- Wind chills in the range of 20 below have arrived in west central Minnesota this morning. The forecast wind arrived late Thursday, and the National Weather Service in Chanhassen says wind chills will remain in the range of 10 below to 20 below zero through noon on Saturday. In...
February 10, 2012 - 7:37am
January 11, 2012
Forecast: A bit of snow with patchy blowing and wind chills below zero
It is called snow that you see outside today and a little more wind is coming to blow it around today. More snow is likely with patchy blowing...
January 11, 2012 - 9:45am
January 10, 2012
Willmar, rest of western Minn. in wind advisory Wednesday
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a wind advisory for strong northwest winds developing late tonight and continuing into Wednesday afternoon for the Willmar region and much of southwestern Minnesota. The advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m....
January 10, 2012 - 2:54pm