Bright fireball streaks across the sky over Minnesota

Bright fireball streaks across the sky over Minnesota

A bright fireball streaked across the sky over Minnesota at around 08:03 UTC on May 9, 2021. The event lasted several seconds before the object fragmented and disintegrated. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 39 reports by early Monday morning, from users in…

Severe hailstorm causes extensive crop damage in Minnesota, U.S.

Severe hailstorm causes extensive crop damage in Minnesota, U.S.

Farmers and agriculture experts are now counting the financial impacts incurred by a severe storm in Minnesota on July 11, 2020. Winds of up to 80 km/h (50 mph) and hail as big as 63.5 mm (2.5 inches) battered thousands of hectares of land in counties from Kandiyohi…

Fatal tornadoes leave destructive path through west-central Minnesota, U.S.

Fatal tornadoes leave destructive path through west-central Minnesota, U.S.

Two destructive tornadoes ripped through west-central Minnesota's Otter Tail County on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, leaving several properties damaged, including farmhouses, cars, and houses. An official confirmed one fatality and two other people injured. The…

117-year-old May snowfall record broken in Minnesota

117-year-old May snowfall record broken in Minnesota

Several snowfall records have been broken in Duluth area, Minnesota this week as severe storms continue dropping very heavy on the already saturated ground across the southcentral United States. Duluth area has already broken several snowfall records, NWS office in…

500 homes damaged as tornadoes sweep through central US

500 homes damaged as tornadoes sweep through central US

NWS Storm Prediction Center has 36 preliminary tornado reports for March 6, 2017 from Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. Most of them occurred in Missouri where 18 injuries were reported in Jackson and St. Charles counties. A confirmed tornado touched down near…

Commonly used chemicals present in Minnesota groundwater

Commonly used chemicals present in Minnesota groundwater

A significant number of urban water wells in Minnesota — over a third of those studied — contain chemicals from consumer and industrial products, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.From November 2009 through June 2012, USGS and Minnesota P