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A Warm and Wet Stretch of Days Ahead

August 20, 2014 0 Comments
A Warm and Wet Stretch of Days Ahead

Even though we’ve experienced a couple of heavy rounds of rain in recent days, there still remains a bit of a rainfall deficit for much of the area and because of that, we’re still technically hoping for a little more rain in the forecast. The good news is, there will be several opportunities for rain in the […]

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A warmer, wetter trend possible in the next week

August 13, 2014 0 Comments
A warmer, wetter trend possible in the next week

Warmer air is surging into the area this week, meaning more summer-like 80 degree readings will be returning to our weather picture, ending the most recent spell of Fall-like weather. We’ve experienced eight consecutive days with high temperatures in the 70s while lower 80s would be considered the climate “norm” or average for early August. […]

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Pleasant temperatures continue, but dry weather also looks to persist

August 8, 2014 0 Comments
Pleasant temperatures continue, but dry weather also looks to persist

Our temperatures so far this summer have been phenomenal. Our readings have essentially been in a comfortable zone the entire time without any hot spikes or heat waves and it looks like that pattern will continue in the near term and in the longer term. The Climate Prediction Center has our region in a high […]

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The first week of August may feature a little more rain for us

August 1, 2014 0 Comments
The first week of August may feature a little more rain for us

While generally unseasonably cool temperatures for the month of July in 2014 made headlines, it was the rainfall that was a bit more off the mark statistically. We were more than four degrees cooler than normal for high temperatures for July in Rochester which is certainly noteworthy, but not record-setting by any means. We measured less than half the normal amount of rainfall for […]

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Not at all a typical July so far

July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Not at all a typical July so far

With only nine days of 80 degrees or warmer this month in the first full 29 days and lows in the 50s twice as often as 60 or 70 degree lows, we can tell without even looking at statistical data that this July is running quite a bit below normal for temperatures as we approach […]

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Our weather pattern is drying out; Drought ahead?

July 24, 2014 0 Comments
Our weather pattern is drying out; Drought ahead?

What was once an active, wet weather pattern in our region has become much drier in the past couple of weeks. We came into the month of July with more than a two-inch surplus of rainfall for the calendar year, but since then rainfall has been less and less frequent and our lawns and fields […]

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A Big Warm Up Lies Ahead of Us

July 17, 2014 0 Comments
A Big Warm Up Lies Ahead of Us

As our current weather pattern continues to shift and we go from unseasonably cool to more seasonable weather this week, we’re beginning to see data in the forecast that suggests we may be experiencing some of the warmest weather of the year in the coming week or so. The jet stream has been shifted to […]

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Weekend Warm Up; Cooler Next Week

July 9, 2014 0 Comments
Weekend Warm Up; Cooler Next Week

The majority of our month of July has been quiet a bit cooler than normal so far with more 70 degree highs than the more seasonable 80s in the first nine days. That cool trend looks to continue through at least the mid-point in the month next week, but between now and then there will be […]

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Monday Heat, Storms; Cooler, Quieter Days Ahead

July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Monday Heat, Storms; Cooler, Quieter Days Ahead

The second cold front in as many days is working its way into our region from the west to start the work week today. Warm humid air is trickling into the area ahead of it, and while it won’t be quite as toasty or muggy as Sunday’s weather it still looks to create an unstable […]

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A warm June is in the books; cooler days ahead for July?

July 1, 2014 0 Comments
A warm June is in the books; cooler days ahead for July?

The first of two cold fronts to affect us this week has swept through the region, bringing an end to the humid and stormy weather pattern we were dealing with in the final days of June. Now, as we start July, the second front is just to our north and is poised to push its way through the […]

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