Weather Forecast



January 23, 2019
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A blizzard warning has been issued for most of the local area. High winds could cause blowing snow, frigid wind chills and very dangerous travel conditions.
Blizzard warning issued, impacting Willmar and most of west central Minnesota
10 hours 30 min ago
January 19, 2019
James McBenge shields his face from sub-zero temperatures and bone-chilling winds during a morning walk in West Fargo Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, as mountains of snow are piled beside him. Forum News Service file photo
Think this weather is bad? You should have seen the winter of 1996-97
January 19, 2019 - 5:45pm
January 16, 2019
Snow falls on the 23rd day of the partial government shutdown at the White House on Jan. 13, 2019 in Washington.   Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
The polar vortex has fractured, and the eastern U.S. faces a punishing winter
January 16, 2019 - 9:15am
January 14, 2019
People walk on one of the smaller ice carousels, a spinning disc of ice cut free with chain saws, Saturday, Jan. 12, on Green Prairie Fish Lake during the second annual Sunny Zwilling Memorial Ice Carousel Extravaganza in Little Falls, Minn.. The ice carousel was one of four carousels cut in a larger, 154.3-meter carousel, which broke the world record. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Serviceplay button
WATCH: Central Minnesota group makes world’s largest spinning ice disc
January 14, 2019 - 12:44pm
January 13, 2019
A man uses a snowblower to clear a parking lot Sunday in Myersville, Md. 
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At least 9 dead, including state trooper, after snowstorm batters the Midwest
January 13, 2019 - 9:08pm
January 6, 2019
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Freezing rain creates hazardous driving conditions in Otter Tail, Grant and Douglas counties
January 6, 2019 - 11:57pm
January 1, 2019
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Highway open near Browns Valley
January 1, 2019 - 7:49pm
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Minn. travel advisories lifted, but road closure in place at Browns Valley
January 1, 2019 - 12:48pm
December 31, 2018
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MnDOT advises no travel Monday afternoon in parts of western Minn.
December 31, 2018 - 3:01pm
Lac qui Parle issues no travel advisory, MnDOT lifts travel advisory
December 31, 2018 - 12:30pm
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No travel advised Monday morning in parts of west central Minn.
December 31, 2018 - 7:41am
December 30, 2018
Winter storms making a return journey to the area
December 30, 2018 - 9:02pm
December 29, 2018
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The City of Willmar has declared a snow emergency for the Central Business District from 10 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday. City parking lots will be open for vehicles otherwise parked on the street during this time.
Snow emergency on Sunday night in Willmar
December 29, 2018 - 5:03am
December 28, 2018
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Alex Ramirez, 11, tries to create a tunnel through a large pile of snow Friday afternoon at Garfield Park  in Willmar. Ramirez played in the snow after the first big snowstorm of the winter season.
Storm drops several inches of snow in Willmar region
December 28, 2018 - 6:06pm
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Road conditions are poor across the region. Drivers should be extra careful and be patient with plows as they try to improve road surfaces.
Road conditions continue to be poor around the region
December 28, 2018 - 7:08am