Heavy rain leads to flooding in the area to start autumn

September 22, 2016 0 Comments

A stalled front across the area and a persistent moisture feed from a large storm system in the southern Rockies have worked to bring heavy rainfall and widespread flooding to southern Minnesota and northern Iowa this week. What started out as a severe weather event including damaging wind gusts along the border and a brief tornado […]

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Record Rainfall in the Area

September 7, 2016 0 Comments

Our current soggy spell of weather has yielded some new rainfall records in parts of the area. The slow-moving storm system interacting with this very juicy, humid atmosphere produced some localized flooding along the Minnesota-Iowa border once again, eerily similar to the set up a few weeks ago that brought more than eight inches to […]

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A look back at the Rochester F5 Tornado, 133 years later

August 21, 2016 0 Comments
A look back at the Rochester F5 Tornado, 133 years later

August 21, 1883 is arguably the most important day in the history of Rochester. That was the day that the Med City took a direct hit from an F5 tornado. This mile-wide tornado touched down in Dodge County, leveling farms there. It moved northeast into northern Rochester, causing destruction to homes before finally dissipating about […]

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Rainfall Totals from Thursday 8/18/2016

August 19, 2016 0 Comments

Rainfall Totals from Thursday’s thunderstorms: Public Information Statement National Weather Service La Crosse WI 831 AM CDT Fri Aug 19 2016 …24 Hour Rainfall Reports… Location Amount Time/Date Lat/Lon …Iowa… …Allamakee County… 4 ENE Watson 1.90 in 0745 AM 08/19 43.11N/91.26W 3 SE Waterville 1.71 in 0807 AM 08/19 43.17N/91.24W Harpers Ferry 1.20 in 0620 […]

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Record Setting Rainfall

August 11, 2016 0 Comments
Record Setting Rainfall

A slow moving complex of storms delivered record setting rainfall to portions of southeast Minnesota on August 11th of 2016. These storms dropped 3 to 7″+ of rain to portions of Wabasha, Goodhue, Dodge and Olmsted Counties early in the morning which led to flooding along the Zumbro River and some of its tributaries. Rainfall […]

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Rainfall totals from Thursday morning

August 11, 2016 0 Comments

It was quite a round of thunderstorms that brought locally heavy rain to the area early this morning (August 11th) leading to some flooding in locations north and northeast of Rochester. Here are some totals from the pre-dawn event. RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 941 AM CDT THU AUG 11 2016 …RAINFALL RECORDS […]

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Hot Enough?

July 21, 2016 0 Comments
Hot Enough?

This latest stretch of weather has been a hot one and it’s not because the actual air temperatures have been that high. Blame the dew points, which is the measure of moisture in the air and the main reason why it was downright miserable to be outdoors. A dew point on 60, you may start […]

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Severe Storms Rock Southeast MN & Southwest Wisconsin

July 8, 2016 0 Comments

Mother nature decided to hold off on the natural fireworks until July 5th when a line of storms whipped across the area. Thunderstorms initially developed across western Minnesota and swept southeastward across the state producing several tornadoes, straight line winds, heavy rain and hail! Here across southeastern Minnesota, 3 tornadoes were recorded with a tornado […]

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Quite a pleasant spell of weather ahead

May 16, 2016 0 Comments
Quite a pleasant spell of weather ahead

It seems like the last few weeks have been mostly characterized by gloom with glimpses of gusty, cool sunshine, but not many stretches of mild, sensational sunshine for our region, but it looks like that may be changing. The jet stream aloft, the current of winds in the upper portion of the atmosphere responsible for […]

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5/9/16-5/10/16 Rainfall Totals

May 10, 2016 0 Comments

Courtesy NWS La Crosse PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 1013 AM CDT TUE MAY 10 2016 …RAINFALL REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS… LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON …IOWA… …ALLAMAKEE COUNTY… 3 S DORCHESTER 1.07 IN 0900 AM 05/10 43.42N/91.51W 3 SE WATERVILLE 0.77 IN 0907 AM 05/10 43.17N/91.24W …CHICKASAW COUNTY… NEW HAMPTON 0.46 […]

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