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September 9, 2016
An EF1 tornado is capable of producing wind speed anywhere from 86-110 mph. Sheriff Shawn Larsen said in a news release the office was never given any indication or warning of the tornado. According to witnesses on scene the storm developed quickly and was fast moving. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Tornado tears through Morrison County
September 9, 2016 - 8:34pm
September 5, 2016
Thunder rolls through lakes area, adds to rainfall
September 5, 2016 - 7:11pm
August 30, 2016
Mary Mattson and her dog Daisy walk on their submerged dock on White Sand Lake Monday. The Baxter lake keeps rising and lakeshore residents have to adjust their docks with the water. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls) Gallery
"... close to ground zero": Brainerd bears brunt of wet summer
August 30, 2016 - 10:32am
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. Accuweather.com 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. AccuWeather.com 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
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