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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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A stormy, humid weekend may be ahead of us

June 26, 2014 0 Comments
A stormy, humid weekend may be ahead of us

After a relatively quiet work week, it looks like our weekend is looking a bit stormy and possibly rather soggy. A storm system from the west is going to work to pull in extra moisture ahead of its arrival over the next couple of days, setting us up for some abundant and even, in some cases, excessive […]

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A Stormy Thursday; Better Days Ahead

June 19, 2014 0 Comments
A Stormy Thursday; Better Days Ahead

We’ve reached what looks to be the fourth and final day of stormy weather in our area this week. Each day so far has produced heavy rainfall and some severe weather locally and today (Thursday) is no exception. Strong winds and heavy rainfall late Wednesday night and early this morning knocked down some tree branches […]

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Summery, Stormy Days Ahead

June 13, 2014 0 Comments
Summery, Stormy Days Ahead

As we enjoy the benefits of dry, Canadian high pressure that include sunny skies, low humidity, and comfortable temperatures, we know that as mid and even late June approach on the calendar, heat, humidity, and some early summer thunderstorms can’t be too far off. In fact, the pattern will turn on a dime this weekend […]

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A few rain chances on the way this week and weekend which is a good thing

June 10, 2014 0 Comments
A few rain chances on the way this week and weekend which is a good thing

After a rather wet start to spring that included the fifth wettest April in Rochester history, we’re actually finding ourselves hoping for some rain as we approach the middle portion of June. At one point in May we had a surplus of more than three inches for spring 2014, but since the second week of […]

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Our mild stretch continues and may possibly go on for a while

June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Our mild stretch continues and may possibly go on for a while

After nearly two weeks of warmer than normal temperatures in Rochester, things are beginning to feel just a little more seasonably mild as we work our way through the first week of June. In other words, high temperatures in the 70s are becoming more common in the area, a departure from the low to mid […]

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