It All Evens Out in the End

January 29, 2015 0 Comments
It All Evens Out in the End

It’s strange how our climatology works. For every stretch of abnormally warm or cold weather, there’s another spell of weather that is just the opposite to balance things out. More often than not, it’s within the same month, so in the end, the climate statistics are right around the 30 year average. With only a few exceptions […]

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Mild for now, but colder weather lies ahead of us

January 27, 2015 0 Comments
Mild for now, but colder weather lies ahead of us

While we’ve experienced a few clipper type storm systems in the past week or so, the jet stream guiding those through the Midwest from western Canada has kept the seasonably cold air bottled up in Canada while we’ve enjoyed highs in the 30s for the most part. Our climate average for the high temperature in […]

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Our Clipper That Wasn’t Is Going On To Do Big Things

January 25, 2015 0 Comments
Our Clipper That Wasn’t Is Going On To Do Big Things

Most of us went without seeing a flake Saturday night into Sunday morning as a weak clipper really fizzled out over the area.  It figures it gained a little steam just to our south.  As of 6:00 Sunday evening our little guy has gained a lot of steam.  Now he’s not going to be affecting […]

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Weekend Snow?

January 23, 2015 0 Comments
Weekend Snow?

Keep the shovels handy this weekend as another clipper system will slide on through the area overnight Saturday and into Sunday.  As with most snow events, the track of the surface low means everything.  We will be watching this clipper develop in Canada and eventually move down through the Upper Midwest.  Clippers are fast moving […]

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Snowfall totals from our clipper system, more chances ahead

January 21, 2015 0 Comments
Snowfall totals from our clipper system, more chances ahead

In a very Alberta Clipper-like manner, we picked up a light coating of snow across the area between late Tuesday and early Wednesday and now things are slowly quieting down in the region. Rochester slowly and methodically picked up two inches of fresh snowfall in a mere 18 hours or so which was very representative of […]

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More snow, but less of a chill in the coming days

January 20, 2015 0 Comments
More snow, but less of a chill in the coming days

For what seemed like ages, we were wishing for temperatures that were at the very least above zero, and preferably, closer to the seasonal norm. That was the case in the first couple of weeks in 2015, but things have changed dramatically since then, haven’t they? Now temperatures are not only tolerable, but we’re experiencing early March […]

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Wind Chill: How do YOU know how I feel!?

January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Wind Chill: How do YOU know how I feel!?

In the last few days I’ve received multiple inquiries regarding wind chill, how it’s calculated, and why/how it’s sometimes communicated as a “feels like” temperature. The wind chill readings used today were recalculated in 2001 to more accurately reflect how the combination of wind and air temperature feel on exposed skin using a more advanced, […]

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Comet Lovejoy — Can We See It?

January 17, 2015 0 Comments
Comet Lovejoy — Can We See It?

Short answer yes…but it’s going to take a lot more work than say Hale-Bopp back in the 90s.  Anyway, we’re going to break down how you can see it and if the weather is going to cooperate. First off the weather on Earth: There will be a clearing trend from west to east as drier […]

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A dusting of snow and some milder weather in the area

January 14, 2015 0 Comments
A dusting of snow and some milder weather in the area

The Arctic air mass that has been plaguing us for a couple of weeks has finally retreated to the north and now we’re looking at a more seasonable weather pattern that, compared to recent subzero weather, may feel unbelievably warm to us. The storm system that accompanied the transition to this warmer regime also brought a […]

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Bitterly Cold Weather Continues This Week with a Blizzard Possible

January 7, 2015 0 Comments
Bitterly Cold Weather Continues This Week with a Blizzard Possible

Harsh winds and bitterly cold temperatures ahead of a very strong area of Arctic high pressure have made for a particularly frigid midweek today. Even though temperatures early in the day weren’t quite as cold as some recent days, strong northwest winds gusting to 40 miles caused some blowing and drifting snow in spots and […]

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