Skip to main content

As a severe storm system makes its way east, the National Weather Service has issued a "special weather statement" for an area of western Minnesota.

The warning is in effect until 8:15 p.m. and affects an area including Granite Falls, Madison, Bellingham, and Canby.

The statement says that residents should "seek shelter indoors" and not drive through flooded roadways.

Weather is sponsored by All Energy Solar: get a free installation quote now!

Wind gusts of up to 55 mph, penny-sized hail, and frequent lightning is mentioned as the main risks from the storm.

Elsewhere in western Minnesota, tornado warnings are being issued, while a wider area of Minnesota is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 2 a.m.

Next Up

Evie Carshare

Electric carshare network showing growth in Twin Cities

Over 25,000 trips have been logged in a six-month span.

Screen Shot 2022-10-06 at 1.11.01 PM

Popular Apple Valley ice arena could be replaced

A concept plan to transform the ice arena is being considered.


Low river levels bring cancellations for St. Paul-New Orleans Viking cruises

The low water also impacted some barge traffic making its way down the river.

10.6 Tempest Weather Thumbnail

Drought tightens grip as Twin Cities reaches 'extreme' level

By this time last year, drought was fading fast in Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2022-10-06 at 11.23.49 AM

Woman missing since car crash has been found

The 49-year-old is believed to have been driving when the crash happened.

COVID-19 vaccine testing Mall of America

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, Oct. 4

The 7-day average number of cases has been dropping.

Life Link

Man airlifted after being pinned under truck in northern MN

The incident happened near Nisswa, Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2022-10-06 at 8.37.44 AM

St. Paul company ends corrugated manufacturing, cutting 130 jobs

The facility produces around 200,000 tons of corrugated packaging every year.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

Sartell woman, 94, killed in collision with semi-truck

The crash happened in Haven Township near St. Cloud.


Special weather statement for Twin Cities warns of flooding threat

The environment will be favorable for strong tornadoes.

storm, severe weather

Severe thunderstorm warning in the Twin Cities

A system surprisingly developed to the west of the metro.

storm, severe weather

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for south Minnesota, tornadoes possible

The watch area is just to the south of the Twin Cities.


Tornado warnings issued as severe storms hit Minnesota

A tornado watch is in effect for an area that includes the Twin Cities until 10 p.m.


Tornado watch issued in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota

The watch will remain in place until midnight.


Tornado watch issued ahead of afternoon storms in Minnesota

Much of the west of the state is in the watch area.

storm, severe

Tornado warning issued for parts of Twin Cities

A severe storm system is passing through the metro.

storm, severe weather, derecho

Severe thunderstorm watches issued across western Minnesota

It could be a loud evening/night in Minnesota.