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Today the National Weather Service out of LaCrosse, WI, reported severe storms are possible Friday night and early Saturday morning, and this time, Rochester and areas west of the Mississippi River are most likely to be hit.

NWS - LaCrosse, WI

The severe storms could bring large hail with it. Also, damaging winds, tornadoes, and heavy rain fall. As the storm moves east, toward LaCrosse, it'll lose steam (but, it's weather, it could stay nasty). It doesn't look like I-90 will be a defining line this time.

The Basics of the Severe Storm Forecast

What: Severe storms possible.
Where: Mainly west of the Mississippi River.
Timing: Friday night & early Saturday morning.
Impacts: Hail damage to property, crops possible. Winds could damage trees, down power lines. Locally heavy rain is possible.
ACTION: Stay weather aware! Take shelter when storms approach.

It's 14 Years This Week Since the Storm of 2007 Which Took Seven Lives

Fourteen years ago, there was a frightful amount of rain and flooding from August 18th thru August 20 (2007).

It was historic. I'd just moved to Fargo, ND, but remember what my city went thru, the mudslides, the flooding, the damage, the flood control that worked as planned, good for us, tough for folks further down the Zumbro River.

Please, look thru these pictures and see the damage nature wrought on the place we live. All photos and information from the National Weather Service - LaCrosse, WI.

Looking Back: The Deadly August Storm of 2007


The storm spanned the weekend and four people were killed by flash flooding. These pictures, and their captions, tell the story.

As always, if you have a comment, complaint, or concern about something I wrote here, please let me know: james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com

Prince Night at Target Field Is Coming Soon - Get Your Tickets Before They Sell Out

Prince Tributes With The Minnesota Twins

The Fourth Annual Prince Night has been announced by the Minnesota Twins. They set set Thursday, September 30th as the day to honor Minnesota's Purple One (they'll be playing the Detroit Tigers at 6:40 PM).

Get your tickets and see all the Twins Prince Night details here

Here are all the photos I could find on Getty Images from their previous Prince Nights, Prince Tributes, and even the Minnesota Timberwolves honoring Prince's memory.

This Is An Amazing House for Sale In Rochester, Minnesota

Private 1960 Hilltop Rochester Minnesota Home Has Hidden Pool

Designed by Ellerbe and Company in 1959, this home isn't "a step back in time", but it is a step into the image you have about 1950's/60's homes from TV shows and movies. 

Plus, its super private, just up the hill from Bamber Valley Elementary. Most of the homes in that area are a marvel to see (take a walk up there sometimes, I think you'd really like it. Lots of trees and homes set way back). 

Enjoy this home at 2410 Hillside Lane SW in Rochester. It could be yours for just under $900,000.