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Recapping The Cold Snap

November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Recapping The Cold Snap

There is more cold on the way after a relatively mild Saturday and Sunday, but first we’re looking back on an impressive cold snap for November’s standards.   Friday morning was the first negative temperature reading in November since 2000.  To one up that, that was the coldest November morning as a whole since WAY […]

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More Cold Where That Came From

November 16, 2014 0 Comments
More Cold Where That Came From

So you think it was cold last week?  Well…the Arctic is opening up once again and this time around it’s sending us an even bigger blast of unseasonably cold air.  If you forgot what the beginning of January feels, just step outside on Monday. This Arctic cold front that is crossing Saturday night will also […]

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Saturday’s Snowfall

November 16, 2014 0 Comments
Saturday’s Snowfall

A clipper system came through the area Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning bringing with it a general 1-3″ of fluffy powder fell across the area making the roads slick and adding to our blanket of white. Here a few snowfall reports from around the area.   Check out this map below.  It shows the […]

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Storm Update 4: Dry air and the back edge

November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Storm Update 4: Dry air and the back edge

So far so good for us this Monday.  Some of southern Minnesota had a coating of snow on the cars from the light stuff that moved through overnight.  Dry air is winning the battle around these parts and that was to be expected.  The dry air moved in a little faster than expected, but that […]

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Storm Update 3: Storm Pushing A Touch North

November 9, 2014 0 Comments
Storm Update 3:  Storm Pushing A Touch North

The latest trends show that the storm that is developing continues to push further north.  We’re not completely going to miss out on the snow, but we’ll see a bit less now that the storm looks to be going a bit further north,  Here we go. As of 10:30pm on Sunday, here are the latest […]

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First Shovelable Snow Coming: Storm Update 1

November 8, 2014 0 Comments
First Shovelable Snow Coming: Storm Update 1

Take a deep breath…winter is coming a little early this year, but the way Mother Nature treated us to such an awesome October..we should have known this was coming down the pipeline. If you want to skip the story…read the breakdown below.  Everything you need to know is at the bottom. Ahead of this system […]

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What Was In The Sky?

November 1, 2014 0 Comments
What Was In The Sky?

If you were around town on Saturday there was something very cool and mysterious going on in the sky.  It wasn’t aliens…it was the meteorological phenomenon known as a Fallstreak hole.  How they occur may seem a bit complex, but looking at them is easy. First you need a deck of Altocumulus or Cirrocumulus clouds. […]

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Coldest Halloween in Years On Tap

October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Coldest Halloween in Years On Tap

It’s been mild basically for the last two weeks so of course when Halloween comes around we would expect to see the coldest air of the season.  Whether we like it or not that seems to be the likely scenario after a storm system on Thursday pulls in chilly air that has been hanging out […]

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Look To The Skies — Orionids Peak This Week

October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Look To The Skies — Orionids Peak This Week

The Orionids are one of the annual meteor showers we can all witness if weather permits.  The Orionids are made up of the leftover debris from Halley’s Comet.  Statistically these don’t compare in number to some of the other meteor showers that come along such as the Perseids in August or the Gemenids in December. […]

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Mid-Fall Warm Up — Indian Summer?

October 15, 2014 0 Comments
Mid-Fall Warm Up — Indian Summer?

We have yet to see an above average day this month, but that will likely change today.  I know I know I keep bringing it up, but since our last warm up in late September we haven’t really seen any evidence of warmth.  It hasn’t been crazy cold the whole time, we just haven’t been […]

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