Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson is the Chief Meteorologist at KIMT.

Title: Chief Meteorologist

Chris Nelson joined KIMT as Chief Meteorologist in April of 2019. Nelson joins us from the CBS station in Milwaukee. He has also done weather at KMIR in Palm Springs, CA; KTNV in Las Vegas, NV; and WSAW in Wausau, Wisconsin. His wife, Jackie, son, Jack, and dog, Toby took the venture with him to Minnesota. They're excited to make Rochester their new home.

Recent Posts by Chris Nelson

'All hands on deck' after more than 4 inches of rain causes flash flooding in Chickasaw Co.

Reports of almost 5" of rainfall is making driving hazardous in the city.

Storm Team 3: Storms turn into heavy rain tonight

The region could see between 1"-2" with minor flooding

Storm Team 3: Storms this weekend, some severe

Storms could turn severe with all modes of weather possible on Saturday.

Storm Team 3: Get ready for a soggy few days

A very active weather pattern shows signs of heavy rainfall and the potential for severe weather

Anniversary of the F5 tornado that hit Charles City, Iowa

Two F5 tornadoes struck Iowa on this date 51 years ago during a massive tornado outbreak

Storm Team 3: Strong to severe storms possible as temps soar into the 80's

A changing weather pattern could fire up storms that could turn severe.

Storm Team 3: Strong storms could fire by Thursday

Heads up later this week with the risk of strong storms

Storm Team 3: Warming trend for this week

We will make a run at 80 degrees a few days this week.

Storm Team 3: Weather cooperating for fishing opener

A few pop up showers could develop by the afternoon, but most should be dry until Sunday morning.

Storm Team 3: Mother's Day could feature rain and clouds

Most of Saturday will be dry. However, a storm system moves in Saturday late into Sunday producing more soggy conditions.

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Albert Lea
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Charles City
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Tracking sunshine for the start of the week.
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