Bill McAuliffe

Reporter | Weather
Phone: 612-673-7646
Bill McAuliffe covers weather, climate, the emerald ash borer and general news. He was part of a team that won an Emmy award for Red River flooding coverage in 2009. He has written books for young readers on numerous topics, including a six-book series on weather, and is a volunteer adult literacy tutor.

Recent content from Bill McAuliffe

Northern Minnesota wildfires burning underground

Thick layer of peat smoldering in northern Minnesota.

Updated: October 09, 2012, - 01:08 AM

14'' of snow? Already? That's cold

An early-season storm dumped more than a foot of snow on northwestern Minnesota on Thursday, closing schools, limiting travel, canceling a homecoming parade and snuffing out the danger from wildfires that had destroyed 11 houses in Karlstad two days earlier.

Updated: October 05, 2012, - 07:24 AM

Mother Nature helps control Karlstad fire

Rain turning to snow helps firefighters get upper hand. Evacuees return, after 11 homes are lost.

Updated: October 03, 2012, - 08:50 PM

Karlstad residents flee northwestern Minnesota wildfires

A blaze near Karlstad forced evacuations and destroyed six homes in the city. Federal, state and local fire crews may get some help from snow and rain Wednesday.

Updated: October 03, 2012, - 07:08 AM

Surprise color unfolds as leaves begin to drop

Beauty overwhelms expectations of drought-induced drabness.

Updated: October 01, 2012, - 09:51 PM

Residential thirst is straining and draining White Bear Lake

Sometime this fall, probably soon, White Bear Lake will reach its lowest level on record. Groundwater use by cities is wringing it out. Potential fixes: conservation, a pipeline, and "gray water."

Updated: October 01, 2012, - 06:34 AM

Dry September almost record

Less than half an inch of rain fell on the Twin Cities this month. And the first week of October doesn't promise to be much different.

Updated: September 29, 2012, - 08:52 PM

Autumn forecast: You might not need heavy coats for a while

Autumn forecast - and winter, too - calls for warmer than usual, and for the drought to continue.

Updated: September 20, 2012, - 11:12 PM

Strange noises in the night? It's probably the furnace

The 'heating season' has begun in the Twin Cities.

Updated: September 19, 2012, - 09:07 PM

Drought spreads over Minnesota, dry fall forecast

With 44 percent of the state in drought status, there's little soil moisture to give next year's crops a start.

Updated: September 17, 2012, - 06:35 AM

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