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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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Southern MN Fall Colors Nearing Peak

October 16, 2014 0 Comments
Southern MN Fall Colors Nearing Peak

Check the DNR Fall Colors page for the very latest. The weather looks to be shaping up nicely to check out the region’s vibrant fall colors. Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning look to feature the most blue sky and temperatures will be at or slightly below normal for mid-October.

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NOAA’s 2014-15 Winter Outlook

October 16, 2014 0 Comments
NOAA’s 2014-15 Winter Outlook

NOAA’s 2014-15 Winter Outlook was released today. If you put stock in that sort of thing, and last winter’s weather wasn’t quite up your alley, you may appreciate this year’s forecast. “Last year’s winter was exceptionally cold and snowy across most of the United States, east of the Rockies. A repeat of this extreme pattern […]

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10/13-10/14 Rainfall Totals

October 14, 2014 0 Comments

The following list of totals is courtesy NWS La Crosse. I received a couple additional reports via twitter of 0.87″ in Byron and 1.33″ in Winona. PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 1048 AM CDT TUE OCT 14 2014 …LATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL REPORTS… LOCATION AMOUNT …IOWA… …ALLAMAKEE… 3 SE WATERVILLE 2.03 […]

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