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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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Total Lunar Eclipse – Early Wednesday Morning

October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Total Lunar Eclipse – Early Wednesday Morning

  Some good news for sky watchers: our chances of a clear to partly cloudy sky are looking really good for Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. Although the eclipse begins Wednesday morning at 3:15am CDT, it doesn’t reach totality until 5:25am. The total lunar eclipse lasts from 5:25am CDT until 6:24am CDT. The moon set in […]

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Great Weekend (your best weekend?) Ahead for Leaf-Peepers!

September 25, 2014 0 Comments
Great Weekend (your best weekend?) Ahead for Leaf-Peepers!

The latest update from the Minnesota DNR Fall Color Finder indicates we’re nearing peak in much of central to northern Minnesota! The combination of pleasant weather and vibrant color, even if it’s not at the peak of the peak, makes this coming weekend your best opportunity for a road trip.   There are indications in […]

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Gravity Wave at Sunrise

August 26, 2014 0 Comments
Gravity Wave at Sunrise

What a beautiful sky this morning! I will confess to have missed the sunrise. Working evenings doesn’t lend itself well to waking up too early, but it sure was great to see the pictures sent to us via e-mail and shared on our facebook page. What caused this beautiful sky this morning? Was it aliens? […]

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July 25, 2014 Rainfall Totals

July 25, 2014 0 Comments
July 25, 2014 Rainfall Totals

Amounts courtesy NWS La Crosse. PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 847 AM CDT FRI JUL 25 2014 …RECENT RAINFALL REPORTS… LOCATION AMOUNT …IOWA… …ALLAMAKEE… 3 S DORCHESTER 0.19 IN 1 NE POSTVILLE 0.15 IN 3 SE WATERVILLE 0.03 IN 4 ENE WATSON 0.02 IN …CHICKASAW… IONIA 2W 0.26 IN 3 SW […]

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July 2014 in Comparison

July 23, 2014 0 Comments
July 2014 in Comparison

Warm spells have been short-lived this July and we’re back to seasonable warmth with low humidity after a sticky start to the week. Here’s a look at how this July’s daily high temperatures through today compare to the 30-year average (climate “normal”). Take a look at how this July compares to July of 2012. This […]

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