The fires have caused hazardous air quality in major cities throughout Australia and part of New Zealand, and now the smoke has drifted thousands of kilometers across the Pacific Ocean, first reaching Argentina and Chile Monday.
NASA released images showing the devastation from the bushfires burning all over Australia.
Gusty weather is expected on Sunday for the Twin Cities that has a wind advisory in effect for the metro and areas to the north and west.
Extreme cold will follow snow that will sweep through the Twin Cities metro and central Minnesota overnight.
Residents in Duluth, Minnesota were digging out Sunday after the weekend storm dropped well over a foot of snow on the city. (Video from KQDS)
It is going to be an active couple of days as snow arrives Friday night and then, depending on your location, that precipitation could remain snow or switch to sleet or rain for the better part of Saturday with snow returning on Sunday.
The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years prompted calls Wednesday to better protect the historic city from rising sea levels as officials calculated hundreds of millions of euros in damages.
It's going to be a chilly seven days in the Twin Cities area, but Tuesday night, the focus is on some snow that will graze the Twin Cities but could dump 3-5 inches of snow on the I-90 corridor.
Tropical Storm Nestor formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, threatening the northern Gulf Coast with rising seawater, high winds and heavy rains.
The first flurries flew in Eden Prairie, Minnesota on Oct. 11.
It has been a lackluster year for sunshine in Minnesota, as FOX 9's Cody Matz takes a look at the weather trends.
It has been a wild few weeks of weather across the country. The temperatures have been anything but steady here in Minnesota with 50s one day and 80s the next. But for the southern and eastern U.S. wild swings in temperature haven’t been the story; it’s been the persistence of the summerlike heat.
The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-3 tornado touched down in the Town of Wheaton in western Wisconsin Tuesday night, causing extensive damage in the area.
A Tornado Watch has been issued in parts of Minnesota, which includes the greater Twin Cities metro area.
There were six active storm systems in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific regions earlier this week, tying a record for the number of combined storms in both areas, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Rain from Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures in areas east of Houston that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey two years ago.
The National Weather Service has confirmed three tornadoes struck the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota overnight, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.
Severe weather, including a possible tornado, struck South Dakota leaving a trail of damaged buildings, powerlines and trees.
Hurricane Dorian inched closer to the Carolinas on Thursday, bringing with it predicted high storm surge, power outages, flooding and the threat of tornadoes across the region.
An EF-1 tornado touched down near Howard Lake, Minn. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.