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Justin Liles: Severe storm Saturday Morning and Afternoon!

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Late last night the models changed significantly. It originally looked like we were going to have a small chance of seeing some severe storms due to how warm it was going to be. Now, it looks like the cold front coming in from Canada is going to pack more of a punch. The moisture, the heat, and now the trigger mechanism are coming together for some severe storms. Damaging winds over 60+ mph will be the biggest threat. Heavy rainfall could also lead to some localized flooding.

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Meet the Storm Track Weather Meteorologists

Justin Liles says he got his weather calling at a very young age while watching Kermit the Frog give the weather reports on Sesame Street. He joined the WDIO weather staff in the spring of 2005, and became the Chief Meteorologist in 2007. Justin spends many hours visiting Northland schools talking about the weather with students.
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Meteorologist Lea Zmurko traveled across country to see what Minnesota winters are like. An avid skier, she says she looks forward to “carving some turns” on our local hills and she is diving right into forecasting for the Northland and the biggest freshwater lake in the world. She says this lake is “the next level!”
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Meteorologist Sabrina Ullman joined the WDIO Weather Team immediately after graduating college in May 2021. Coming from Florida, it didn’t take long for Sabrina to experience a “real winter.” Sabrina is a multimedia journalist whose stories focus on the outdoors and our natural resources.
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