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A mild, but unsettled holiday weekend is ahead

May 21, 2015 0 Comments
A mild, but unsettled holiday weekend is ahead

We’re just hours away from the weekend that signifies the unofficial start to summer and right on cue, seasonable warmth is returning to the region. High pressure is settling into the Midwest from the west, making for a bright and pleasant Thursday. It’s the first of two picture perfect days in the area as we […]

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Warmer, more unsettled days ahead in an active weather pattern

May 13, 2015 0 Comments
Warmer, more unsettled days ahead in an active weather pattern

After a blustery, raw start to the week, things have momentarily brightened up and gotten much more pleasant for us thanks to an area of high pressure. This at least gives us a break from clouds and showers for a day in what is shaping up to be a long-term “active” weather pattern, one that […]

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Our unsettled weather stretch continues into Mother’s Day and beyond

May 7, 2015 0 Comments
Our unsettled weather stretch continues into Mother’s Day and beyond

A large, slow-moving storm system to the southwest of our area in the central Plains has been bringing clouds and showers to our weather picture for the past couple of days while the strongest severe weather has been in the southern Plains in its southern flank. As the surface low pressure with this system and […]

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Looking back at April and ahead at a warm, unsettled start to May

May 1, 2015 0 Comments
Looking back at April and ahead at a warm, unsettled start to May

The month of April in Rochester certainly was a turbulent period of time for us with each week seemingly having its own theme, and in some cases, its own season. There were stretches of days where we struggled to reach the mid 40s and in a couple of cases, we recorded some snowfall. The heaviest, […]

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A mild end to April; warmer days ahead this week

April 27, 2015 0 Comments
A mild end to April; warmer days ahead this week

We have a gorgeous stretch of bright, sun filled days and mild temperatures as we approach the end of the month of April. As a ridge in the upper levels of the atmosphere begins to build into the Upper Midwest, our weather will slowly go from seasonable to warmer than normal through the course of […]

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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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