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Record Rainfall for Rochester

October 26, 2016 0 Comments

In an unusually wet year, another storm system producing an inch or two of rainfall overnight shouldn’t be surprising for us even if it’s late October, a part of the year not necessarily known for locally heavy rain. However, it’s actually been a few weeks since we’ve seen significant rainfall in the area, or even […]

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Heavy rain leads to flooding in the area to start autumn

September 22, 2016 0 Comments

A stalled front across the area and a persistent moisture feed from a large storm system in the southern Rockies have worked to bring heavy rainfall and widespread flooding to southern Minnesota and northern Iowa this week. What started out as a severe weather event including damaging wind gusts along the border and a brief tornado […]

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Record Rainfall in the Area

September 7, 2016 0 Comments

Our current soggy spell of weather has yielded some new rainfall records in parts of the area. The slow-moving storm system interacting with this very juicy, humid atmosphere produced some localized flooding along the Minnesota-Iowa border once again, eerily similar to the set up a few weeks ago that brought more than eight inches to […]

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Rainfall Totals from Thursday 8/18/2016

August 19, 2016 0 Comments

Rainfall Totals from Thursday’s thunderstorms: Public Information Statement National Weather Service La Crosse WI 831 AM CDT Fri Aug 19 2016 …24 Hour Rainfall Reports… Location Amount Time/Date Lat/Lon …Iowa… …Allamakee County… 4 ENE Watson 1.90 in 0745 AM 08/19 43.11N/91.26W 3 SE Waterville 1.71 in 0807 AM 08/19 43.17N/91.24W Harpers Ferry 1.20 in 0620 […]

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Rainfall totals from Thursday morning

August 11, 2016 0 Comments

It was quite a round of thunderstorms that brought locally heavy rain to the area early this morning (August 11th) leading to some flooding in locations north and northeast of Rochester. Here are some totals from the pre-dawn event. RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 941 AM CDT THU AUG 11 2016 …RAINFALL RECORDS […]

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Quite a pleasant spell of weather ahead

May 16, 2016 0 Comments
Quite a pleasant spell of weather ahead

It seems like the last few weeks have been mostly characterized by gloom with glimpses of gusty, cool sunshine, but not many stretches of mild, sensational sunshine for our region, but it looks like that may be changing. The jet stream aloft, the current of winds in the upper portion of the atmosphere responsible for […]

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A Promising May Outlook

May 2, 2016 0 Comments
A Promising May Outlook

The final week of April turned out to be an absolute dud as weather goes around of our with raw winds, periods of rain, and subnormal temperatures dominating the scene, but things have gotten better since we turned the page on the calendar. After a decent Sunday that featured at least some sunshine at times […]

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December summary and a preview of January

January 1, 2016 0 Comments
December summary and a preview of January

Now that we’re into the new year with fairly new wintry scenery and a colder, more seasonable weather pattern we can look back at the final statistics and see how warm and wet December really was. Overall, it was the second warmest AND the second wettest December of all-time and the second warmest winter month […]

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An active week ahead as we approach the holidays

December 21, 2015 0 Comments
An active week ahead as we approach the holidays

As we move through the second half of December with Christmas just ahead of us, our weather pattern looks to stay “active”, but also mostly mild which means liquid precipitation and even ice at times to go with a couple of shots at actually measuring some snow. The jet stream aloft is in a zonal […]

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A taste of more typical winter weather, then more wintry sloppiness

December 16, 2015 0 Comments
A taste of more typical winter weather, then more wintry sloppiness

As one potent storm system moves out, we’re looking at the prospect of a quieter pattern for a few days as the first blast of seasonably cold air blows in for the tail end of the week and weekend. Rochester has yet to record a high temperature below freezing this month, and in fact, twelve […]

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