A long spell of summer warmth

September 1, 2015 0 Comments
A long spell of summer warmth

We’ve saved the longest stretch of summer warmth for a part of the year that in some ways isn’t even considered summer. As we change the calendar to September, we also change our weather calendar to Meteorological Fall which means we’re now in the three-month of block of the most autumn-like weather in the year. However, […]

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Quite a cool snap for us, but warmer days are ahead

August 19, 2015 0 Comments
Quite a cool snap for us, but warmer days are ahead

The unseasonably cool weather our region is experiencing today is more reminiscent of October than mid August as temperatures are running almost 20 degrees cooler than normal for this time of the year. The jet stream has buckled southward, allowing a very cool air mass to invade from Canada for the midweek and the storm […]

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Everyone run for your lives, it’s the Godzilla (El Niño)!!!

August 14, 2015 0 Comments
Everyone run for your lives, it’s the Godzilla (El Niño)!!!

You may have heard about a strange phenomenon that could be occurring later this year over the last couple of days on social media called the “Godzilla” El Niño. Now, it would be easy to overreact because something being referred to as “Godzilla” would seem pretty serious. Also, you may shrug it off because it […]

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Perseid meteor shower peaks this week!

August 8, 2015 0 Comments
Perseid meteor shower peaks this week!

Traditionally, the Perseid meteor shower is the best one of the year, with over 100 meteors per hour expected during optimal conditions. It peaks on August 12-13 (this Wednesday and Thursday) overnight. The Perseids are generally very bright, but the moon can hinder our ability to see them. Luckily, the peak of the shower is […]

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Shower chances return to the area for a few days

August 6, 2015 0 Comments
Shower chances return to the area for a few days

It’s strange how this pattern keeps repeating itself, but for the past several years we’ve had a wet spring and early summer with no need to irrigate the lawns and fields, but by late July and for most of August we’re reaching for the sprinklers and actually hoping for rain. Over the past month and […]

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Super Cells and Squall Lines: Weather Fun Facts #6

August 5, 2015 0 Comments
Super Cells and Squall Lines: Weather Fun Facts #6

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 6th installment of the more in-depth explanation behind some of weather’s coolest processes, and I attempt to explain […]

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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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