Weather Forecast



September 3, 2018
Baseball-sized hail fell in Aitkin, as photographed here by Christina Harmon of Aitkin. Submitted photo
Weekend storms bring power outages, damaged houses across lakes area
September 3, 2018 - 5:00am
August 31, 2018
Powerful thunderstorms rolled through north-central Minnesota the evening of Friday, Aug. 31 -- sparing Brainerd to the south, it ripped through much of northern Crow Wing, Cass and Aitkin counties before heading off into Duluth and northwestern Wisconsin. National Weather Service screenshot
Storm leaves power outages, hail, wind damage across north-central Minn.
August 31, 2018 - 10:06pm
July 1, 2018
Corey Wilmer (center), mother Kristi Griego and friend Josh Tope talk about the night Wilmer was struck by lightning while in a cabin on North Long Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Videoplay button
15-year-old teen struck by lightning tells his story
July 1, 2018 - 9:01pm
August 19, 2017
Hail and water shrouded in fog covers the ground after a thunderstorm Friday in Merrifield. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Friday storm brings hail, fog
August 19, 2017 - 5:00am
July 12, 2017
A funnel cloud west of Buxton, N.D. Submitted Photo by Lonnie Sager
At least 5 tornadoes produced as storm tore across region
July 12, 2017 - 9:19pm
March 6, 2017
At 5 p.m. Monday, radar showed a line of thunderstorms moving north and east through central Minnesota. Source: National Weather Service
Severe Weather: Early March thunderstorm roars through state
March 6, 2017 - 10:38pm
August 17, 2016
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 14, 2015
Hail the size of golf balls, large eggs and nearly tennis ball size fell during Wednesday night's storm south of Brainerd. Hail landing at Crow Wing Lake Campground was kept in the freezer. play button
Hail hammers lakes area
August 14, 2015 - 10:02am
August 25, 2014
Stormy Sunday brings hail, tornado
August 25, 2014 - 7:40pm