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April 2014 So Far

April 16, 2014 0 Comments
April 2014 So Far

As we officially start the second half of April today, we find ourselves in familiar territory statistically as temperatures are generally running colder than normal and rainfall isn’t an issue. The climate summary for Rochester so far this month indicates that we’re five degrees colder than the 30 year climate average to date for the […]

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El-Nino Watch

March 8, 2014 0 Comments
El-Nino Watch

There has been a lot of talk in national news about an El-Nino watch being issued.  This is true, but what does it mean and how is it going to affect us if at all?  Well, you came to the right place!  There is going to be a lot of reading to this one, but […]

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Broken records that are mind blowing

March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Broken records that are mind blowing

This blog post will not disappoint! We all know by now after we have talked so much about it that we are living through one of the harshest winters of all time.  There is, however no parallel to the record we have just set because it has never been done before.  Sunday in Rochester and […]

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Dangerously cold air coming with potential record breaking temperatures

January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Dangerously cold air coming with potential record breaking temperatures

If you like the cold, well you’re living in the right place.  It seems like Mother Nature is trying to make up for the last couple of winters that started off on the warm side.  Starting Saturday, we will start to see the kind of air your grandparents told you stories about from when they […]

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A year to remember

January 1, 2014 0 Comments
A year to remember

Wow. 2014 is here.  2013 was a year of crazy weather.  From over a foot of snow in May to a Spring that wouldn’t start, to rain that wouldn’t come when we needed it.  2013 will be a year we won’t soon forget. Here are some stats.  In terms of precip we finished with the […]

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The cold not all bad

December 31, 2013 0 Comments
The cold not all bad

It has been freezing around these parts for quite awhile now.  While we have been shivering to very low temps, mother nature has been putting on quite the show in the sky.  Over the lasts several weeks we have been receiving many photos of gorgeous halos in the sky.  On Monday night a couple of […]

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A Pattern Shift For Us; Cooler Weather Takes Over

October 15, 2013 0 Comments
A Pattern Shift For Us; Cooler Weather Takes Over

Up until the last couple of days, we’ve been enjoying some sensational fall weather with abundant sunshine and very comfortable temperatures.  Even the rainfall we’d been missing for a few months has been showing up a little more frequently in October.  However, our weather pattern is shifting from a warmer than normal regime to a […]

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Drought Status Returns To Area

August 29, 2013 0 Comments
Drought Status Returns To Area

We knew it was inevitable with how dry we have been as of late, today (8/29) it became official.  The U.S . Drought monitor has officially put part of the area back into a drought.     What is mind blowing about our latest drought is that if you were to just look at the […]

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Looking Back at May 2013

June 3, 2013 0 Comments
Looking Back at May 2013

So far June has been a little kinder to us than May as each day has featured at least a decent window of sunshine and even the rain we’ve seen has been fairly light.  May, on the other hand, certainly did feature a ridiculous amount of rainfall and even quite a dumping of snow!  Looking back at […]

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A Frigid March Morning

March 7, 2013 0 Comments
A Frigid March Morning

It’s not very often, even in this northerly climate, that we find ourselves below zero in the month of March, but that’s exactly what happened this morning in a large part of our viewing area.  With fairly fresh snowcover, dry high pressure in charge and clear skies overhead, our temperatures took a nosedive early in the […]

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