Coffee Break: Howling winds

Heavy snow and wind created challenging road conditions in Willmar, Minn.
Road conditions deteriorated quickly on Highway 71 in Willmar, Minn., during the early afternoon Wednesday as heavy snow and wind made driving very challenging. Spin outs were reported and visibility was near zero south of the Kandiyohi-Renville County line. (Shelby Lindrud | West Central Tribune)

Snow and howling winds are making it difficult to get around the Midwest today. In the metro area, winds could gust up to 55 mph at times.

We're keeping an eye on MPR News's weather blog Updraft today as weather conditions and warnings change.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention wind, cyclones, tornadoes, or maybe even have wind noise in them?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

Pink Floyd - One of These Days
Mary Lou Lord - The Wind Blew All Around
Nick Cave and PJ Harvey - Henry Lee
Ultravox - Reap the Wild Wind
Ella Fitzgerald - Ill Wind
Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You
Kansas - Dust in the Wind


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