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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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Cooling down as we wrap up September

September 29, 2014 0 Comments
Cooling down as we wrap up September

The warm, summer-like weather we enjoyed over the weekend seems like a distant memory now thanks to the arrival of a cold front from northern Minnesota that has brought brisk winds, low clouds, and some light rain and drizzle to the area to start the new week. From the look of the upcoming forecast data […]

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Fall officially begins on a mild note; plenty of warmth ahead

September 22, 2014 0 Comments
Fall officially begins on a mild note; plenty of warmth ahead

We’ve already experienced our share of fall weather over the past month or so with a couple of spells of 50 and 60 degree highs and even a couple of rounds of frost in the area, but ironically as we reach the autumnal equinox, the official start to fall, our weather seems to be actually […]

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A gasp of summer weather for the weekend

September 19, 2014 0 Comments
A gasp of summer weather for the weekend

Our weather this week has gotten progressively warmer and warmer and seemingly more September-like as the 50 and 60 degree high temperatures we experienced a week or so ago have given way to the more seasonable lower 70s. It looks this warmer scheme of temperatures is going to stick around for quite a while starting with […]

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The Cool Spell is ending, A Warmer Spell Lies Ahead

September 16, 2014 0 Comments
The Cool Spell is ending, A Warmer Spell Lies Ahead

It’s now been a full week since Rochester officially reached the 70 degree mark. With an October-like weather pattern in place, highs in the 50s and 60s have been the norm and we’ve even had a little premature frost on a couple of occasions. However, that pattern is beginning to change as a shift toward warmer, more […]

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