How do fronts impact weather? Weather Fun Facts: #5

July 29, 2015 0 Comments
How do fronts impact weather? Weather Fun Facts: #5

Since the dawn of modern science, meteorologists have gotten a bad rap based on the occasional, missed forecast, but there are actually very complex and interesting explanations to weather phenomenon that happen around us every day. This is the 5th installment of the more in-depth explanation behind some of weather’s coolest processes, and I attempt to explain […]

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7/28/15 Rainfall Totals

July 28, 2015 0 Comments
7/28/15 Rainfall Totals

Tuesday morning’s rainfall resulted in a daily record rainfall total for July 28th in Rochester, MN at 1.67″. Totals courtesy NWS La Crosse PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 1105 AM CDT TUE JUL 28 2015 …RAINFALL REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS … LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON …IOWA… …ALLAMAKEE COUNTY… 3 S DORCHESTER […]

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Rainfall totals from morning storms with another round possibly on the way

July 24, 2015 0 Comments
Rainfall totals from morning storms with another round possibly on the way

The same cold front that triggered strong thunderstorms across our area early this morning may again serve as the focus of thunderstorm activity later today as sunshine and warm, humid south winds work to destabilize the atmosphere and set the table for more rain chances. First, here’s a look at some of the local rain totals. […]

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What does instability really mean? Weather Fun Facts: #4

July 22, 2015 0 Comments
What does instability really mean? Weather Fun Facts: #4

Since the dawn of modern science, meteorologists have gotten a bad rap based on the occasional, missed forecast, but there are actually very complex and interesting explanations to weather phenomenon that happen around us every day. This is the 4th installment of the more in-depth explanation behind some of weather’s coolest processes, and I attempt to explain […]

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Warm, muggy weather and some storms ahead for the weekend

July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Warm, muggy weather and some storms ahead for the weekend

After a brief respite from summer-like heat and humidity this week, we’re looking at some changes as we approach the final weekend in July. High pressure from Canada has been responsible for providing us with this refreshing cool, and less humid air for a few days with temperatures once again dropping off to 70s for highs and 50s […]

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7/17-7/18, 2015 Storm Recap

July 18, 2015 0 Comments
7/17-7/18, 2015 Storm Recap

A very warm and humid day yesterday set the stage for the storms we saw in our area after midnight last night. The thunderstorms formed in South Dakota in the late afternoon and started to slowly track across the border into western Minnesota. The system had a very organized structure and was producing tornadoes in […]

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A warm and very humid start to the weekend

July 17, 2015 0 Comments
A warm and very humid start to the weekend

Our break from heat and heavy humidity is over and now the Deep South-style weather we experienced last weekend and early this week is returning in time for this weekend. In typical southern Minnesota and north Iowa fashion, it’s going to be here for a limited time only, but for at least two days we’ll be […]

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What’s the difference between Dew Point and Humidity? Weather Fun Facts: #3

July 14, 2015 0 Comments
What’s the difference between Dew Point and Humidity? Weather Fun Facts: #3

Since the dawn of modern science, meteorologists have gotten a bad rap based on the occasional, missed forecast, but there are actually very complex and interesting explanations to weather phenomenon that happen around us every day. This is the 3rd installment of the more in-depth explanation behind some of weather’s coolest processes, and I attempt to explain […]

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New Horizons probe will make close pass of Pluto Tuesday morning

July 13, 2015 0 Comments
New Horizons probe will make close pass of Pluto Tuesday morning

It’s common knowledge that Pluto is no longer considered a planet by the scientific community. Nevertheless, the dwarf planet is still worth studying. The New Horizons probe will make its closest pass of Pluto at 11:49:57 UTC (6:49:57 am CDT) on Tuesday. The probe will be able to learn more about Pluto than we ever […]

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What causes smog? Why is the sky blue? Weather Fun Facts: #2

July 8, 2015 0 Comments
What causes smog? Why is the sky blue? Weather Fun Facts: #2

Since the dawn of modern science, meteorologists have gotten a bad rap based on the occasional, missed forecast, but there are actually very complex and interesting explanations to weather phenomenon that happen around us every day. This is the 2nd installment of the more in-depth explanation behind some of weather’s coolest processes, and I attempt to explain interesting […]

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