SEVERE WEATHER:

Those of you who moved here from balmier climates will probably notice that the locals will often tell you their worst weather nightmare stories. They are just bragging, but Minnesota can occasionally get some very severe weather. Modern weather forecasting means you will have advance notice of possible severe weather through severe weather bulletins issued by the National Weather Bureau. The local radio stations (KKOK and KMRS) are very good about publicizing approaching bad weather. The audio portion of the cable public access television channel (Channel 8) is a local radio station. The two main weather hazards in Minnesota, one in the winter and one in the summer, are blizzards and tornadoes.