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Majority of Minnesota in Moderate Drought

March 19, 2015 0 Comments
Majority of Minnesota in Moderate Drought

image courtesy U.S. Drought Monitor This should come as no surprise, especially if you’ve cleaned the dirt and bugs out of your rain gauge. At this time, I don’t see this as a dire situation across the region as there’s still plenty of time ahead for some good, spring rainfall. There is actually a really […]

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Colder Nights = Better News for Your Pancakes

March 16, 2015 0 Comments
Colder Nights = Better News for Your Pancakes

Since the beginning of Daylight Saving Time on March 8th, temperatures have been no colder than 32 degrees at the Rochester airport. Overnight lows have been above the freezing mark for much of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa for the past 9 days. While the warmer weather has been more comfortable for all of us, […]

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If you liked today…

March 8, 2015 0 Comments
If you liked today…

You’ll certainly enjoy the weather this week. I mean, I’m just guessing you will, but maybe not. They say if you buy 10 people ice cream, one is likely to complain about the flavor. But I digress… Daily high temperatures will remain above average through this week. A cold front arrives Saturday, but it’s still […]

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Daylight Saving Time Begins This Weekend

March 6, 2015 0 Comments
Daylight Saving Time Begins This Weekend

In case you haven’t heard, let us be the first to remind you. Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend, and it’s time to set your clocks ahead an hour, preferably before you go to bed Saturday evening. Looking ahead, the weather is looking great for some extended, PM daylight. Our next milestone is the vernal […]

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El Niño Finally Shows Up; Winter Refuses to Answer its Calls

March 5, 2015 0 Comments
El Niño Finally Shows Up; Winter Refuses to Answer its Calls

Source – NOAA Due to the weak strength of the El Niño, widespread or significant global weather pattern impacts are not anticipated. However, certain impacts often associated with El Niño may appear this spring in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, such as wetter-than-normal conditions along the U.S. Gulf Coast. “Based on the persistent observations of […]

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2015 Spring Flood Outlook – Updated March 5th

March 5, 2015 0 Comments
2015 Spring Flood Outlook – Updated March 5th

(source) – NWS La Crosse If necessary, a 3rd outlook will be issued in late March, according to NWS La Crosse. *** FLOOD POTENTIAL HIGHLIGHTS *** OVERALL…NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED FROM THE FIRST OUTLOOK ISSUED TWO WEEKS AGO. THE FLOOD POTENTIAL FOR THIS SPRING LOOKS TO BE BELOW NORMAL AS COMPARED TO A TYPICAL YEAR. […]

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Arctic Cold Wednesday-Thursday, But Positive Changes Ahead

March 3, 2015 0 Comments
Arctic Cold Wednesday-Thursday, But Positive Changes Ahead

Or… What Happens Next Will BLOW YOUR MIND! After we dig out from the inch (or less, mostly less) of snow we received this Tuesday morning, we can brace for a couple of cold days. Thanks to a huge batch of cold, Arctic air, temperatures will run about 25 degrees below average Wednesday and about 20-25 […]

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Tuesday’s Storm System

March 2, 2015 0 Comments
Tuesday’s Storm System

Interactive Radar | Interactive Futurecast | Forecast Page | Facebook tl;dr – moderate to significant impact on travel, especially Tuesday afternoon to evening, due to wind/snow combination. Amounts of snow will be low locally, low to moderate in central MN. Cold air pours in Wednesday, sticks around through Thursday. Here are the latest headlines for […]

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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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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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