Mid-Week Rain

April 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mid-Week Rain

We have some more chances for April shower ahead of us between now and the weekend while our temperatures will certainly take a hit with the added gloom and dampness. Our bright sunshine under high pressure today will be short-lived as a large storm system from the west is expected to take aim on the area […]

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April 2014 So Far

April 16, 2014 0 Comments
April 2014 So Far

As we officially start the second half of April today, we find ourselves in familiar territory statistically as temperatures are generally running colder than normal and rainfall isn’t an issue. The climate summary for Rochester so far this month indicates that we’re five degrees colder than the 30 year climate average to date for the […]

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Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight

April 14, 2014 0 Comments

With all of the excitement (or outrage) in the wake of our Sunday night snow event, you may have forgotten about our upcoming lunar eclipse. It just so happens that tonight will be the one night this week we’re expecting clear skies, so it should be perfect weather for us to see the “Blood Moon” […]

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Say It Ain’t Snow….Again

April 13, 2014 0 Comments
Say It Ain’t Snow….Again

Alright.  Yeah some snow again.  And multiple rounds will be possible over the 7 day forecast.  First things first…tonight. A very large system is churning through the plains and Upper Midwest.  That band of snow is Nebraska is the feature we are tracking very closely tonight. Changeover Time Line: After 6: Colder air rushes in […]

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A Stormy Morning

April 12, 2014 0 Comments
A Stormy Morning

Our first round of widespread rumblers of the season have come and gone and they may have gotten us out of bed a little early Saturday morning!  The storms left behind a lot of hail, most of it small, and some great pictures taken by you. Rain was also impressive with spots picking up over […]

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Heads up! Total lunar eclipse next week

April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Heads up! Total lunar eclipse next week

Depending on cloud cover, we’re (we: North and South America, among others) up for a total lunar eclipse next week. When? Monday night into Tuesday morning, the 14th into the 15th of April. The eclipse will be visible late at night, beginning around 1am CDT (technically earlier, but not noticeable until then) and ending around […]

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Some Mild Weather Ahead for the Rest of This Week

April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Some Mild Weather Ahead for the Rest of This Week

We’ve already enjoyed a couple of doses of rather pleasant and mild early spring days in the past couple of weeks, including the past two days where highs near 60 degrees were felt across the entire area. It looks like we’ll be building on the concept of small gasps of mild weather by stretching out a […]

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April 3-4 Snow Totals

April 5, 2014 0 Comments

We all know that if we do get snow in April (or May) we don’t have to look at it long.  A General 2-5″ of snow fell across the area and there is hardly any evidence of that, especially in areas that aren’t shaded.   Here is a list of some exact totals from around […]

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Storm latest

April 2, 2014 0 Comments
Storm latest

Ok as of 7:00 tonight we are about 20 – 24 hours out from wide spread precipitation.  I say precipitation because there will likely be several types.  The system that will eventually cause this is vacationing in California as we speak. Let’s get caught up on Watches and Warnings.  Winter Storm Watches (BLUE) remain in […]

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An Early April Snow Storm For Us

April 2, 2014 0 Comments
An Early April Snow Storm For Us

 We’re continuing to watch a large storm system that is currently located in the southwestern United States, but will soon be on our doorstep, bringing a dose of winter weather to our local area even as we approach the first weekend of April. One piece of energy ahead of that will bring some rain and […]

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