Weather Forecast



August 23, 2016
Cloud to ground lightning strikes near storm chasers during a tornadic thunderstorm in Cushing int his file photo dated May 31, 2013. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
29 deaths from lightning strikes thus far this year, highest since 2010
August 23, 2016 - 10:39am
August 17, 2016
Alaskan villagers deciding on relocation due to climate change
August 17, 2016 - 3:45pm
Motorists travel across the Washington Street Bridge Tuesday during a heavy rain shower. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Showers and hail storm through Brainerd lakes area
August 17, 2016 - 8:51am
August 10, 2016
A car drives through standing water on Highway 371 Wednesday in Brainerd after a torrential rain. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
1 plus inches falls in 1 hour Wednesday
August 10, 2016 - 10:46pm
August 4, 2016
Katie Otto snapped this photo of the Babe the Blue Ox statue topped by Thursday's thunderstorm at This Old Farm off Highway 18 east of Brainerd.
UPDATE: Heavy storm damage reported in Crow Wing County and Cass County
August 4, 2016 - 12:13pm
Crow Wing County Fair closed until 1 p.m. due to storm damage
August 4, 2016 - 9:05am
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
July 29, 2016 - 10:35pm
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