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Chilly to start the week, but warmer weather will return soon

April 21, 2015 0 Comments
Chilly to start the week, but warmer weather will return soon

Each week this month has had its own theme…or season. We started with seasonable, spring-like weather through Easter Sunday, but then a cold snap the following work week brought frigid temperatures and eventually shovel-able snow. Right after that was an incredible spell of 60s and 70s that almost made us think we were in the […]

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The mild spell continues, but cooler days aren’t far off

April 16, 2015 0 Comments
The mild spell continues, but cooler days aren’t far off

It’s been almost a full week since our last cool snap ended with a coating of wet snow just before a surge of milder air over the weekend brought us back into spring mode. Now, as we approach the tail end of the work week, a week that has seen us enjoy nothing but 60 to 70 […]

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Warm and dry for a while with changes ahead for the weekend

April 13, 2015 0 Comments
Warm and dry for a while with changes ahead for the weekend

Coming out of what turned out to be a rather dreary and damp stretch of chilly weather, we were all hoping for not only a warm up, but also a decent respite from rain and clouds and certainly the weather over the weekend we enjoyed was just what anyone could have hoped for in early April. […]

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Cool and unsettled weather continues with the threat of severe weather

April 8, 2015 0 Comments
Cool and unsettled weather continues with the threat of severe weather

Our active weather pattern continues as we head into the second half of the work week on a gray and damp note. The second storm system to affect our weather this week is approaching from the southwest and while its main impact will be felt well to our southeast, our local area is still in […]

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No fooling around here! We kick off April with the warmest day of 2015 so far

April 1, 2015 0 Comments
No fooling around here! We kick off April with the warmest day of 2015 so far

In early spring, sometimes the windiest days are the warmest ones and that’s exactly how we’re starting the month of April in the Upper Midwest. A potent storm system to our northwest is generating some strong winds as it moves in from the northern Rockies, pulling in very warm air and even a small amount […]

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A nice warm up is ahead

March 27, 2015 0 Comments
A nice warm up is ahead

While we continue to muddle our way through a late March stretch of unseasonably cold weather, we at least have some signs of hope for a nice warm up ahead of us. The jet stream has been in a northwesterly flow for most of the week and each of the past five days has been […]

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Cold temps persist, but not for too much longer

March 25, 2015 0 Comments
Cold temps persist, but not for too much longer

Our winter-like final week of March continues with cold air pouring into the region on the heels of the most recent snow producing storm system to impact the local area. Most of the area received one to three inches of wet, slushy snow Tuesday night, adding a little extra white to our winter wonderland. Rochester […]

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Winter returns with heavy snow in the area; more snow is possible this week

March 23, 2015 0 Comments
Winter returns with heavy snow in the area; more snow is possible this week

We waited the entire winter in Rochester and across much of the local area for a large dumping of snow and finally, in the first weekend of spring, we got it! The 7.9 inches of snow measured at the Rochester International Airport is almost twice the previous high seasonal one-day snowfall of 3.9 inches. It […]

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Spring begins on a mild note, but colder weather lies ahead for the weekend

March 20, 2015 0 Comments
Spring begins on a mild note, but colder weather lies ahead for the weekend

Spring begins today (Friday) with some April-like weather in our region thanks to a surge of warmer air that is blowing in ahead of an approaching cold front to the north. As much as we need rainfall, that instead will be staying to our northeast along this front, but the colder air from Canada will definitely not […]

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A March-like cool down is ahead

March 14, 2015 0 Comments
A March-like cool down is ahead

We’re going to enjoy one more gasp of incredibly warm weather before cooler, more seasonable conditions make their way in for much of the upcoming week. The jet stream all week-long has been well to our north, keeping the “active weather” north of us, or in other words, rain and snow have been diverted around the […]

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