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Astronomical Winter Summary

March 21, 2017 0 Comments

While most official climate records are organized by meteorological seasons such as “meteorological winter, meteorological spring, etc., some data is still categorized by astronomical seasons. This is keeping data between an equinox and the ensuing solstice, or vice versa. Here’s  look at Rochester’s data from winter 2016-17 compliments of the National Weather Service in La […]

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Monday Snowfall Totals

March 13, 2017 0 Comments

The storm system that felt like a March version of a mid winter clipper system has moved out, leaving behind bright, cold sunshine and a fresh coating of fluffy snow across the entire viewing area. Snowfall totals ranged from a few inches in the north to nearly a feet in the southern part of our […]

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March 6th Storms

March 7, 2017 0 Comments
March 6th Storms

Quite an intense line of thunderstorms developed along a potent cold front Monday evening and our early March Monday felt and looked more like a May severe weather event. The high temperatures in Rochester was 63, just four degrees from a record for the date, but the rainfall total did end up a record for […]

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Quite a rain storm for February

February 21, 2017 0 Comments

For more than a week now, unbelievably mild, March and April-like temperatures have been confusing us with notions of an early spring or at least an end to winter. On Presidents’ Day, it wasn’t the pleasant or comfortable nature of our current warm spell that all but made us forget it’s February, but rather gray skies and […]

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Snowfall Totals from the Heavy Snow Event

January 25, 2017 0 Comments

While the winter storm that has brought up to a foot of snow to parts of the area continues to bring at least some snowfall for our Wednesday, the bulk of the heavy stuff is now out of our weather picture and we’re getting a chance to assess how much there is to shovel or play in. […]

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The First Heavy Snowfall of the Season

December 12, 2016 0 Comments

The totals are in from the weekend storm system that produced the first heavy snowfall of the season and the range was from four to nine inches, the majority of the area leaning toward the higher end of the spectrum. Here’s a look at some the totals from the National Weather Service in La Crosse. […]

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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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