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The Cold Spell Continues

November 19, 2014 0 Comments
The Cold Spell Continues

Our unbelievable cold spell has now passed the one week mark with plenty of cold weather still in our immediate future. We’ve been below freezing for eight full days now which isn’t quite a record for the month of November, but it now places us on the top ten list and it looks like a quick climb to […]

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An Unusually Cold Spell for November

November 12, 2014 0 Comments
An Unusually Cold Spell for November

Now that the blast of Arctic air has arrived signifying the start of our heavily advertised mid November cold snap, we can focus on making some comparisons with previous years and speculating on what the upcoming winter might bring. The first 20 something high temperature of the season was on Tuesday, a day that also featured the first measurable […]

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Colder air has arrived, even colder air is expected next week

November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Colder air has arrived, even colder air is expected next week

The well-advertised cool down is underway and it looks like we’ll be going from typical early November chilly weather to downright frigid, December-like weather within the next week. That’s right, we’re going to be essentially skipping ahead about a month in our meteorological calendar in the coming days thanks to a shift in the jet stream […]

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A cool spell lies ahead of us

November 4, 2014 0 Comments
A cool spell lies ahead of us

As we move through the first week of November, we’re experiencing quite a range of November style weather. So far, it’s been we’ve been essentially right on the money for this time of the year with typical 40s and 50s for highs, brisk winds, and both sun and rain. We’ll be adding a little late […]

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A cold start to the weekend, but a slight warm up is ahead

October 31, 2014 0 Comments
A cold start to the weekend, but a slight warm up is ahead

Having the coldest air mass of the season descend upon the region on Halloween certainly has been less than ideal timing for us, but at least it appears to be a short-lived cold snap. High temperatures for Halloween in most spots locally are running about 10 to 12 degrees colder than the seasonal norm with upper 30s […]

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Cold air invades for the end of October

October 28, 2014 0 Comments
Cold air invades for the end of October

After an unbelievably warm Monday that served as the climax to essentially a full week of mild weather in the region, cold air has once again made its way into the Upper Mississippi Valley and looks to linger through the tail end of October. The large storm system responsible for producing some of these sweeping […]

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This week’s partial solar eclipse (let’s hope the clouds clear out in time)

October 20, 2014 0 Comments

On the heels of the impressive total lunar eclipse earlier this month, we have yet another celestial display on the menu this week, unless the weather fails us. A partial solar eclipse will be visible for a select few locations in North America this week, and get this, our area is one of them! The big concern is, […]

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A chilly Friday morning; another cold one before things warm a bit

October 10, 2014 0 Comments
A chilly Friday morning; another cold one before things warm a bit

Strong high pressure has settled in from the north, bringing ideal conditions for cold nights and bright, crisp, autumnal days to round out the week. After one of the most frosty days of the season we’re experiencing a sunny, cool Friday under this area of high pressure with almost no wind. Even in an unseasonably cool situation […]

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A cool spell with frost concerns this week; a big warm up possible next week

October 9, 2014 0 Comments
A cool spell with frost concerns this week; a big warm up possible next week

We’re finally getting a nice break from strong, gusty winds after about a solid week of 25 to 35 mile per hour gusts today, but the trade-off is a drop in temperatures. High pressure is settling in from Canada on the heels of the disturbance that brought clouds and a few light rain showers to much […]

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A wet start to October, then a massive weekend cool down

October 1, 2014 0 Comments
A wet start to October, then a massive weekend cool down

We’re off to a gray and damp start to the month of October and from the look of things, quiet, mild, peaceful weather will be absent from our weather picture for quite a while. The first part of a one-two punch is moving through the region today, producing today’s rain and thick cloud cover. We’ll […]

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