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Rainfall totals from morning storms with another round possibly on the way

July 24, 2015 0 Comments
Rainfall totals from morning storms with another round possibly on the way

The same cold front that triggered strong thunderstorms across our area early this morning may again serve as the focus of thunderstorm activity later today as sunshine and warm, humid south winds work to destabilize the atmosphere and set the table for more rain chances. First, here’s a look at some of the local rain totals. […]

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Warm, muggy weather and some storms ahead for the weekend

July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Warm, muggy weather and some storms ahead for the weekend

After a brief respite from summer-like heat and humidity this week, we’re looking at some changes as we approach the final weekend in July. High pressure from Canada has been responsible for providing us with this refreshing cool, and less humid air for a few days with temperatures once again dropping off to 70s for highs and 50s […]

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A warm and very humid start to the weekend

July 17, 2015 0 Comments
A warm and very humid start to the weekend

Our break from heat and heavy humidity is over and now the Deep South-style weather we experienced last weekend and early this week is returning in time for this weekend. In typical southern Minnesota and north Iowa fashion, it’s going to be here for a limited time only, but for at least two days we’ll be […]

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A cool July so far, but more summer-like warmth is on its way

July 8, 2015 0 Comments
A cool July so far, but more summer-like warmth is on its way

With the exception of about tow and half days over last weekend, our month of July has really felt nothing like a typical July. We’re a solid week into the month and only twice have we reached 80 degrees officially in Rochester. We experienced a gasp of summer warmth and humidity from early Saturday morning […]

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A cool start to July, but warmer days are not far off

July 1, 2015 0 Comments
A cool start to July, but warmer days are not far off

We’re starting the month of July on a cool, crisp, and May-like note with 70s instead of 80s or 90s and little in the way of summer-like humidity. The jet stream for weeks has been oriented more to the northwest than in a west to east “zonal” flow or in a ridge that might bring […]

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Northwoods forecast (Cabin Cast) for this weekend

June 26, 2015 0 Comments
Northwoods forecast (Cabin Cast) for this weekend

Our mild, but somewhat unsettled weather pattern continues today and looks to carry us into the weekend as small disturbances in the atmosphere bring scattered rain showers to the area while temperatures stay slightly below the seasonal averages. In our area today, it will be spotty light rain showers with just enough instability to produce […]

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Storm reports and rainfall from Monday, more chances this week

June 22, 2015 0 Comments
Storm reports and rainfall from Monday, more chances this week

We experienced quite a nasty complex of severe thunderstorms early Monday morning across the area with damaging winds and heavy rainfall causing major problems in much of the region. While our local wind gusts weren’t quite as strong as some of the unbelievable reports of 80 to 95 mile per hour gusts that came out from […]

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Wednesday’s rainfall totals; some weekend thunderstorm chances for us

June 18, 2015 0 Comments
Wednesday’s rainfall totals; some weekend thunderstorm chances for us

As we move through the second half of the month of June, which is also typically the peak of severe weather season, we enjoy little break from severe weather concerns as sunshine looks to dominate the weather picture for a couple of days. The cold front that triggered our most recent round of severe weather on […]

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Rainfall totals from Thursday; more is on the way for the weekend

June 12, 2015 0 Comments
Rainfall totals from Thursday; more is on the way for the weekend

While we managed to avoid the flooding rainfall that was once in the forecast for Thursday, we still ended up getting quite a sizeable amount of soaking rain. It worked out to be essentially two weeks’ worth of rainfall in most spots as totals were mostly in a one to two-inch range in our viewing […]

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Heavy rainfall is expected before the end of the week

June 10, 2015 0 Comments
Heavy rainfall is expected before the end of the week

We’ve been talking for the past few days about the possibility of heavy rainfall in the local area and as we approach the timeframe of the impact of the approaching storm system likely bringing the rain, things are still looking rather soggy for us. The latest data suggests that more than three or four inches […]

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