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Weather Talk: ‘Precipitable water’ helps meteorologists forecast rain potential

As the weather grows warmer, so does the chance of heavy thunderstorms. Many people associate high humidity with a higher chance of big storms, and there is some truth to ...
John Wheeler

John was born in Baton Rouge, LA, and grew up near Birmingham, Alabama. As a teenager, his family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, and later to a small town in northeast Iowa. John traces his early interest in weather to the difference in climate between Alabama and Wisconsin. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in meteorology. Like any meteorologist, John is intrigued by extremes of weather, especially arctic air outbreaks and winter storms.  John has been known to say he prefers his summers to be hot but in winter, he prefers the cold.  When away from work, John enjoys long-distance running and reading.  John has been a meteorologist at WDAY since May of 1985.

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Man, 57, dies in fiery crash between semi, pickup on Interstate 29

Emergency crews were on the scene of a crash north of Thompson, N.D., about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. Matt Henson / WDAZ1 / 2
Emergency crews were on the scene of a crash north of Thompson, N.D., about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. Photo by April Baumgarten/Grand Forks Herald2 / 2
THOMPSON, N.D. -- A 57-year-old man pulling a small utility trailer with his 1953 Ford pickup was hit from the rear by a semi on Interstate 29 about 11 miles ...

Pedestrian struck by 2 light-rail trains in Twin Cities

ST. PAUL -- A pedestrian was injured Wednesday evening, May 23, when she was struck by two light-rail trains in St. Paul, officials say. The woman was crossing University Avenue ...

Motorist dies week after crashing into State Patrol squad

LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- The Lakeville man who crashed head-on into a Minnesota State Patrol trooper last week has died, according to his family. Wesley Paul Briggs, 29, was driving a ...

She said she was sexually assaulted by a state trooper. His camera footage shows otherwise

Sherita Dixon-Cole, a 37-year-old woman from northeast Texas, was pulled over early Sunday by a Department of Public Safety officer who suspected her of driving while intoxicated. The story Dixon-Cole ...

Lindgren: Look out conservative Christianity, women will break your doors down

Jon Lindgren
Regardless of how many times it is said, the claim that Jesus only had male disciples does not justify a prohibition against women being clergy. The world-wide anger of women ...

McFeely: For local conservative radio host's benefit, here is NDSU police report on Will Gardner

Scott Hennen announces he has purchased radio station The Flag Thursday morning at the downtown Fargo studio. Dave Wallis / The Forum
Fargo-based radio host Scott Hennen raised the specter that teen-aged female victims of window-peeper Will Gardner might have “tried to lure somebody in to watch” by leaving their curtains open.

A robot submarine found the 'Holy Grail of shipwrecks'

To confirm the wreck's identity, REMUS descended to just 30 feet above the wreck where it was able to capture photos of a key distinguishing feature of the San José-its cannons. MUST CREDIT: REMUS image, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution1 / 2
The wreck was partially sediment-covered, but with the camera images from the lower altitude REMUS missions, the crew was able to see new details, such as ceramics and other artifacts. MUST CREDIT: REMUS image, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution2 / 2
The San José, the largest galleon and the flagship of one group of Spanish ships that started sailing in the 16th century, was big and - thanks to 62 bronze ...


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