Final Night of Social Lights in Rochester Canceled Due to Severe Weather [UPDATED]
UPDATE (3/5/22 11:00 AM): Due to the rising threat of severe weather, the Rochester Downtown Alliance has decided to cancel the final night of Social Lights and all activities today, Saturday, March 5.
The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA), in consultation with the National Weather Service and the Rochester Police Department, decided the threat of severe weather was too great throughout the day to continue with the event safely and decided to cancel the event.
The RDA would like to thank everyone who attended Social Lights and the partners who made the event possible in 2022
Super sad news was just announced by the Rochester Downtown Alliance regarding plans for Social Lights and Fam Jam on Saturday, March 5th. Unfortunately, the weather is looking like it could be nasty with a threat of tornadoes, and changes to the event have been made due to safety concerns.
Severe Weather Saturday Includes Tornado Threat in Southeast Minnesota
After consulting with the National Weather Service and the Rochester Police Department, the Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) has deemed it necessary to cancel Social Lights FAM JAM March 5.
The threat of severe inclement weather is high early in the day, with possible lightning and strong wind gusts predicted.
Safety at an event is a priority for RDA staff and the weather presents a hazard to that wellbeing.
A second potential storm is being monitored by the National Weather Service. The RDA will decide about the last night of Social Lights by 9 a.m. March 5. - Rochester Downtown Alliance
Check out the list of other events being planned for downtown Rochester in 2022
Although it is a bummer that Fam Jam is canceled, safety is always a priority. Thankfully, we've got a ton of other fun being planned for the rest of the year. Take a look at the list and add a few to your calendar now so you don't forget.
Full List of Downtown Rochester Events for 2022
Speaking of bad weather, check out these top weather disasters that Minnesota has experienced throughout history
Hopefully, the storm that is rolling through will just be a mix of a winter/spring storm and life will be back to normal. That hasn't always been the case though in Minnesota. Below are 11 of the worst weather disasters that have hit our state that caused huge financial losses and some where lives were lost.