February 2015 – 5th Coldest February on Record

March 1, 2015 0 Comments

Goodbye, February. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. 15 days this February had below zero temperatures, and only 5 days had above average temperatures. The snow total for February was 10.6″, and the greatest snow depth was 10″ from the 4th through the 7th. Top 10 Coldest February 1 – 0.5 […]

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In Like A Lion? Potential Snow Storm For Early Next Week

February 28, 2015 0 Comments
In Like A Lion? Potential Snow Storm For Early Next Week

Better late than never right?  Maybe.  A snow storm early next week is by no means certain, but there are signs at least some place either or or close by in the Upper Midwest will see some snow.  Our pattern is finally shifting from the brutal (For a short time) cold we’ve been having and […]

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Bitterly cold with some snow chances next week, but there are still signs of a warm up

February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Bitterly cold with some snow chances next week, but there are still signs of a warm up

Our frigid February is almost over, but it looks like the unusually cold weather that has defined this month may carry over into March. Right now, we’re dealing with yet another invasion of Arctic air under a strong area of high pressure that is planted firmly to our north along the Canadian border. With temperatures […]

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Wednesday snow; a slightly warmer, more active pattern may be developing

February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Wednesday snow; a slightly warmer, more active pattern may be developing

Our winter so far has been dominated by Arctic high pressure with the occasional, weak clipper-type storm system bringing just enough snowfall to keep things white and snow covered, but there look to perhaps be some small, subtle changes ahead that may mean a little more snow and maybe a little less of the Arctic chill. Remember, it’s going […]

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Another Blast of Cold; Any End in Sight?

February 21, 2015 0 Comments
Another Blast of Cold; Any End in Sight?

I’m going to answer the second part to the title first.  Doesn’t look like it. There will be relief along the way similar to this month of February, but it will be met by rounds and rounds of cold.  Where’s that Groundhog? Wind Chill Advisories run through noon Sunday and will for sure be re-posted […]

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Bitterly cold this week; a very, very slow warming trend lies ahead of us

February 18, 2015 0 Comments
Bitterly cold this week; a very, very slow warming trend lies ahead of us

Even as we approach the final week of February, a time of the year when we start expecting brutally cold weather to be on the wane, we’re finding ourselves dealing with some of the coldest weather of the entire winter. An air mass straight off the polar ice cap is settling into the eastern part of […]

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Shots of Arctic Air This Week; Why Can’t We Get The “Big One?”

February 15, 2015 0 Comments
Shots of Arctic Air This Week; Why Can’t We Get The “Big One?”

It’s been an up and down kind of winter, but when it’s been cold…it’s been cold.  We will see the Arctic on display this week with several shots of cold air expected to affect the area this week.  Below is a map of the high temperatures observed across the country.  I want to show you […]

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A Frigid Weekend

February 13, 2015 0 Comments
A Frigid Weekend

Just when it seems like perhaps we’ve turned the corner and now the worst of winter might be behind us, we find ourselves looking up at yet another blast of Arctic air for our weekend. While temperatures for Friday seems relatively close to what we would call “typical” or “seasonable” for this time of the year, […]

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Cold Wind Blowing in, Reinforcements on the Way

February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Cold Wind Blowing in, Reinforcements on the Way

tl;dr – March 2015 will be warmer than this February. Wednesday’s high of 33 degrees occurred at Midnight and the temperature has been falling ever since. The low temperature will occur at Midnight tonight as temperatures continue the drop to the single digits below zero Thursday morning. Below is a surface map showing wind direction, speed, […]

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A mild spell is ahead for us, but it won’t last forever

February 6, 2015 0 Comments
A mild spell is ahead for us, but it won’t last forever

A day after matching the coldest temperature reading of the season with a morning low of -17 on Thursday, things are looking brighter and warmer for us to round out the first work week of February. A subtle shift in our upper level pattern is allowing milder, Pacific modified air into the Upper Midwest and the […]

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