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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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February 3rd Snowfall Totals

February 4, 2015 0 Comments
February 3rd Snowfall Totals

For the 2nd consecutive time, and the 3rd time this year, the single event snowfall total at the Rochester airport is 3.9″. Funny how that works… Courtesy NWS Twin Cities …and here is a list of snowfall totals for southeast MN, northeast IA, southwest WI reported to NWS La Crosse. PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER […]

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Afternoon 1/30/15: Weekend Snow Update 1

January 30, 2015 0 Comments
Afternoon 1/30/15: Weekend Snow Update 1

A couple waves of low pressure are taking shape, one is located on the British Columbia coast, the other is going to get kicked out of a larger wave of low pressure in the southwestern U.S.   These systems are tricky to forecast due to the interacting waves – the following is our best shot based […]

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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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Saturday Night Storm System – Arctic Cold Arrives

January 2, 2015 0 Comments
Saturday Night Storm System – Arctic Cold Arrives

The biggest impact of this weekend’s storm system will be its strong wind. Even though it doesn’t look like we’ll be dealing with blizzard (35mph+ sustained for 3 hours or more) conditions, visibility and roads will be affected. The timing of the storm is pretty good for us – the majority of Saturday will be mild […]

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December 26-27, 2014 Snowfall Totals

December 28, 2014 0 Comments
December 26-27, 2014 Snowfall Totals

Image: NWS La Crosse The following snowfall totals were reported to the National Weather Service offices in La Crosse, WI and Chanhassen, MN. PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 1052 AM CST SAT DEC 27 2014 …DECEMBER 26-27 SNOWFALL REPORTS… LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON …IOWA… …CHICKASAW… IONIA 2W 0.5 IN 0700 AM […]

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12/22/14: Sloppy Storm System Through Tuesday

December 22, 2014 0 Comments
12/22/14: Sloppy Storm System Through Tuesday

KTTC Weather | Interactive Radar | Stormcenter Closings & Delays | Get the Weather App Areas of rain and occasional snow in the mix will affect southern Minnesota and northern Iowa through Monday night to daybreak Tuesday. Snow will begin to ramp up between 6am and 9am Tuesday morning, if all goes to plan, and it’s […]

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Rainy Monday – Optimistic for a White Christmas

December 21, 2014 0 Comments
Rainy Monday – Optimistic for a White Christmas

A storm system is beginning to take shape and, as of Sunday evening, is moving across the Rocky Mountains. Tonight it’s just a large batch of unsettled weather over much of the intermountain region with snow falling in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho, but once the system moves east of the Rocky Mountains it […]

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LIVE, October 23, 2014: View the Partial Solar Eclipse

October 23, 2014 0 Comments
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How to View a Solar Eclipse

October 22, 2014 0 Comments
How to View a Solar Eclipse

The chance of a clearing sky is looking better for Thursday afternoon’s solar eclipse. If all goes to plan, we’ll be able to see it from our southeast Minnesota perspective. It may seem like common sense to some, but it’s critical that you do not look directly at the sun. So, how do you observe […]

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