Rainy Monday – Optimistic for a White Christmas

December 21, 2014 0 Comments
Rainy Monday – Optimistic for a White Christmas

A storm system is beginning to take shape and, as of Sunday evening, is moving across the Rocky Mountains. Tonight it’s just a large batch of unsettled weather over much of the intermountain region with snow falling in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho, but once the system moves east of the Rocky Mountains it […]

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A Mild, Murky Weekend; Snow Still Possible Before Christmas

December 18, 2014 0 Comments
A Mild, Murky Weekend; Snow Still Possible Before Christmas

Well, I hope you enjoyed our day in the sun on Wednesday, because it looks like it may be quite some time before we have another day like that. Our weather has already become rather gray and it looks like it’s only going to get grayer as we move along this week and this weekend thanks […]

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Late December Temperature Outlook; White Christmas Potential

December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Late December Temperature Outlook; White Christmas Potential

The mild spell that melted our snow and almost allowed us to forget what month it is has come to an end and now December is reasserting itself across the Midwest. The storm system that brought the massive temperatures changes also brought a little freezing rain and snow to the area, but not nearly enough to […]

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December Thaw Continues; Rain On The Way

December 14, 2014 0 Comments
December Thaw Continues; Rain On The Way

The warmth over the last couple of days is impressive because it is of course December, but it is even more impressive that we were in the 50 degree realm WITHOUT the help of sunshine.   The warmth is even starting to break some records.  The warmest low temperature ever recorded for December 14th was […]

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Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend. Will The Weather Cooperate?

December 12, 2014 0 Comments
Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend.  Will The Weather Cooperate?

I don’t want to lead anyone on here…the weather will NOT cooperate, and it’s a shame.   This thick fog and low hanging cloud cover will do more than just affect our moods, it will prevent us from seeing what would have been a spectacular show well above all of the gray.  The Geminid Meteor […]

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Missing The Sun? Blame It On The Inversion

December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Missing The Sun?  Blame It On The Inversion

Inversion? I’m going to break down  what that is in a second, but first it’s pretty foggy, gloomy, and downright dreary outside.  It’s been like that for the last couple of days and it will be like that at least through the weekend. A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued for a few counties in […]

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Wednesday’s Winter Wonderland

December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Wednesday’s Winter Wonderland

In my opinion one of the most beautiful winter weather phenomenons occurred across the area…freezing fog. How can fog be beautiful? Well…here we go. If you’ve lived in Minnesota or any other cold climate during the winter months than you have probably seen this and you may know where I;m starting to go with this. […]

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Mild weather persists for us

December 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mild weather persists for us

Thanks to a relatively mild start to the day today that has featured morning high temperatures in the 30s across the area, we’ve managed to reach our fifth consecutive 30 degree day, something we haven’t done in about a month. Even though colder air is rushing into the area on the heels of the departing storm system that […]

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A Slippery Sunday?

December 6, 2014 0 Comments
A Slippery Sunday?

A weak storm system will cross the area Sunday afternoon/evening bringing with it the chance for freezing rain, sleet, and snow.  We’re not expecting a lot of accumulation from any one of the precip types, but when ice is involved it doesn’t take much to make travel slick. Ahead of an approaching warm front a […]

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El-Nino Arriving To The Party?

December 4, 2014 0 Comments
El-Nino Arriving To The Party?

A significant pattern change appears likely as we move through the next 10-15 days of December and it appears El-Nino will have a major part in that. First off a review of what El-Nino is: Basically it’s the weakening of the trade winds that allows for warmer water to be present off of the west […]

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