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Statewide tornado drill to be held tomorrow, Thursday

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Statewide tornado drill to be held tomorrow, Thursday
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in the state of Minnesota, and we have already had some severe weather across the state.

This is a week to get your home and business prepared for the long severe weather season ahead of us. Normally in Minnesota our most active time for thunderstorms and tornadoes is in May, June and July.


On Thursday of this week there will be a statewide tornado drill at 1:45 p.m. and a second optional test for counties at 6:55 p.m. These tests allow businesses, schools, hospitals and other organizations and individuals an opportunity to test their preparedness for the severe weather season and to also test the equipment in local cities for the tornado sirens.

Keep in mind that heat kills more Americans on average each year, followed by flooding, tornadoes, lightning and then hurricanes. I am an old Boy Scout and our motto was always to "be prepared!" Get your family prepared this week and stay safe this upcoming summer!

Have a great rest of the week!

Weather history

In 1987, a warm front pushed across the state and brought record heat to the state. Temperatures soared into the upper 80s and lower 90s!

Weather fact

Hot weather makes the human body sweat to cool itself off. Of course, it is called evaporative cooling.

Minnesota at a glance

Moorhead: Low 43; High 57.

Duluth: Low 37; High 50.

Park Rapids: Low 45; High 58.

Twin Cities: Low 52; High 65.

Rochester: Low 49; High 67.

Marshall: Low 47; High 63.


Mostly cloudy with lingering rain possible early, then a partial clearing sky. High 58; Low 38. Winds: NW 10-20 mph. Precipitation: Trace-.20." Sunrise: 6:29 a.m. Sunset: 8:13 p.m. Normal high: 56; Normal low: 36.

Drier air will start to return to the area by Wednesday afternoon. There is a slight chance of rain on Thursday as another weak disturbance arrives.


Variable cloudiness, fog possible early. Slight chance of showers by the afternoon. High 51; Low 33. Winds: NE 5-15 mph. Precipitation: Trace-.10."


Partly to mostly cloudy. High 54; Low 36. Winds: NE/E 5-10 mph. Precipitation: None.


Partly cloudy, 30 percent chance of rain. High 53; Low 37. Winds: SE 10-20 mph. Precipitation: Trace-.10."


Partly cloudy and mild. High 60; Low 42. Wind: SE 10-15 mph. Precipitation: None.