Weather Forecast



July 29, 2016
Karen Reil and her dog Ernie watch a rotating ice disc at the outlet of the Nokasippi River as it flows into Upper South Long Lake south of Brainerd Monday. Lake residents noticed the rotating floating ice disk this weekend and have been alerting each other through the lake association website. Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls File Photo
Local 'spinning circle of ice' to be featured on Weather Channel Sunday
13 hours 59 min ago
July 26, 2016
Wes Anderson submitted this photo of loons resting on his submerged dock after 8 inches of rain fell recently on Round Lake north of Brainerd.
Foul weather friends
July 26, 2016 - 9:08pm
July 17, 2016
Areas from Minneapolis to Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Chicago; and Green Bay, Wisconsin, may face one or more rounds of storms on Sunday and/or Sunday night. graphic
Thunderstorms to douse midwestern, northeastern US early next week
July 17, 2016 - 8:50pm
July 15, 2016
"Heat will build to dangerous levels and bring the highest temperatures of the summer so far to many areas of the central United States later next week," according to AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok. Graphic
Hottest weather of the summer yet in store for central US next week
July 15, 2016 - 9:31pm
July 12, 2016
Jorge Chuey (left) and Todd Pietila take a break from biking to go swimming in a flooded area at Memorial Park Tuesday in Brainerd. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Rains set record; flooding widespread in lakes area
July 12, 2016 - 9:56pm
A wood sculpture made from a tree trunk stands on the Pine Beach Peninsula where last year a supercell storm devastated the area. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
One year later: The silver lining in the supercell
July 12, 2016 - 11:44am
Lake Park, Minn., resident Kelly Miletto cuts up and hauls off chunks of the trees that fell into his garage and onto his property in an early morning storm that hit Lake Park and the region button
Tornadoes in Minnesota follow vicious weekend of storms across region
July 12, 2016 - 8:50am
July 11, 2016
The July 12, 2015, storm as it looked on the National Weather Service radar as it approached the Brainerd lakes area at 7:34 p.m.
Supercell 1 year later: Army of volunteers fuel storm's recovery
July 11, 2016 - 10:19pm
June 17, 2016
Kim Perkins of Crosslake submitted this photo from about 11:30 a.m. Friday of clouds over Al's Marine on the eastern shore of Cross Lake.
Weekend forecast: Strong to severe storms possible
June 17, 2016 - 7:43pm
June 9, 2016
Hot and humid: here comes summer
June 9, 2016 - 8:52pm
June 6, 2016
Tropical Storm Colin is seen over the Gulf of Mexico in this image from the moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Terra satellite taken at 12:20 ET (16:20 GMT) June 6, 2016. NASA/Handout via Reuters
Tropical Storm Colin gains speed, barrels toward Florida
June 6, 2016 - 8:31pm
May 27, 2016
JUNE 4 - Looking north, the Big Dipper hangs upside down, while to the lower right the Little Dipper seems to stand upright on the tip of its handle: Polaris, the North Star. This is a good time to trace the form of Draco, the dragon, as it snakes from its head near the bright star Vega, in the east-northeast, then around the bowl of the Little Dipper to its tail between the dippers. A star chart will help. Minnesota Starwatch
Saturn, the ringed planet, reaches its pinnacle - Minnesota Starwatch - June 2016
May 27, 2016 - 11:55am
May 26, 2016
Storm with rotation blows through area
May 26, 2016 - 2:18pm
May 24, 2016
People from Florida to Georgia, the Carolinas and the Bahamas may want to keep an eye on the tropics in the coming days.
Tropical system may brew up storms near SE U.S. coast Memorial Day weekend
May 24, 2016 - 9:44am
May 6, 2016
Fire authorities are asking the public to be careful throughout the state today as the National Weather Service issued a "red flag warning" for the Brainerd lakes area and much of northern Minnesota from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 6. Illustration
Red flag warning: High fire danger looms today
May 6, 2016 - 10:56am