August Summary and a Look Ahead to September

September 1, 2014 0 Comments
August Summary and a Look Ahead to September

We certainly ended August on a warm, rainy note, didn’t we? Compared to what we experienced earlier in the month, there were some rather large changes later in August that will actually carry over into September. One of those pattern changes is frequent rain chances. We’ve had a rather warm, but unsettled Labor Day weekend thus far […]

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Rainfall update; looking ahead to some more chances this weekend

August 29, 2014 0 Comments
Rainfall update; looking ahead to some more chances this weekend

It wasn’t a pretty scene by any stretch of the imagination Thursday as clouds and about 18 hours of rain dominated the weather picture locally, but in the end we came out with a decent amount of rainfall. Most spots locally ended up with anywhere from half an inch to two inches of rain which […]

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Gravity Wave at Sunrise

August 26, 2014 0 Comments
Gravity Wave at Sunrise

What a beautiful sky this morning! I will confess to have missed the sunrise. Working evenings doesn’t lend itself well to waking up too early, but it sure was great to see the pictures sent to us via e-mail and shared on our facebook page. What caused this beautiful sky this morning? Was it aliens? […]

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Temperatures look to remain mild this week with a little holiday weekend rain possible

August 26, 2014 0 Comments
Temperatures look to remain mild this week with a little holiday weekend rain possible

All at once, we’ve returned to the September-like weather that has been almost a constant in our region this summer thanks to the passage of a cold front through the Upper Mississippi Valley Monday, and just like that the heat wave is over. A crisp north breeze will drawing in some dry air from northern […]

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A Warm and Wet Stretch of Days Ahead

August 20, 2014 0 Comments
A Warm and Wet Stretch of Days Ahead

Even though we’ve experienced a couple of heavy rounds of rain in recent days, there still remains a bit of a rainfall deficit for much of the area and because of that, we’re still technically hoping for a little more rain in the forecast. The good news is, there will be several opportunities for rain in the […]

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Rain Dance Finally Pays Off; Weather Pattern Turning Active

August 17, 2014 0 Comments
Rain Dance Finally Pays Off; Weather Pattern Turning Active

Weather and active hasn’t been in the same sentence let alone universe in the Upper Midwest in quite sometime, but that is all about to change. A ridge of high pressure looks to build over the next couple of days to our south.  It was looking like over the past couple of days that we […]

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We Need A Drink. Latest Drought Monitor Includes Parts of MN/IA

August 14, 2014 0 Comments
We Need A Drink. Latest Drought Monitor Includes Parts of MN/IA

After a VERY wet spring, the rain has really shut off across the area.  For the last month or so we’ve been barking that we could use a good soaker and to keep on watering the lawns and flowers.  While there’s a chance of rain over the weekend, at this point it doesn’t look like […]

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A warmer, wetter trend possible in the next week

August 13, 2014 0 Comments
A warmer, wetter trend possible in the next week

Warmer air is surging into the area this week, meaning more summer-like 80 degree readings will be returning to our weather picture, ending the most recent spell of Fall-like weather. We’ve experienced eight consecutive days with high temperatures in the 70s while lower 80s would be considered the climate “norm” or average for early August. […]

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Supermoon VS. Meteors (Maybe)

August 9, 2014 0 Comments
Supermoon VS. Meteors (Maybe)

Freddy vs. Jason, Professor X vs. Magneto, Happy Gilmore vs. Shooter McGavin, Supermoon vs. Perseids?!  There will be a celestial battle going on above us in the coming days, but mother nature  may be the one who comes out victorious.  The bright light of the second of the three Supermoons this summer will be going […]

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Weekend Forecast — Cooler Next Week

August 8, 2014 0 Comments
Weekend Forecast — Cooler Next Week

We probably won’t see a whole lot of sunshine this weekend, but there will be enough to warm temperatures up to around 80 degrees.  The bulk of the weekend appears dry, but we’re watching a cold front come trough Sunday night that could give us rain chances for the second half of Sunday. That cold […]

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