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Sizzling Start To September — Meteorological Summer Recap

September 2, 2014 0 Comments
Sizzling Start To September — Meteorological Summer Recap

We are supposed to start the cooling trend into fall this month, but Mother Nature is making up for lost time in the heat department instead.  This round of warmth won’t be too intense or last that long,  but it will certainly be a change of pace from the weather we started off the first […]

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2014 So Far Ranking High in the Cold Air Department, Locally

July 17, 2014 0 Comments
2014 So Far Ranking High in the Cold Air Department, Locally

First, thanks to Glenn and Todd at NWS La Crosse for compiling and sharing this data. 2014 to date is the 3rd coldest year in Rochester, MN based on the average high temperature of 46.6 degrees, to date. That’s a tie with 1937. It’s an apples-to-apples comparison, so average high temperatures for previous years are […]

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Missing the peak of summer warmth? Not really…

July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Missing the peak of summer warmth? Not really…

Through the 15th, this July’s average temperature is running 5.6 degrees below “normal,” and there have been only 2 days this month with a high reaching above that 30-year average (“normal”). We have yet to hit 90 degrees at the Rochester airport this season. Highs this past Monday and Tuesday were very close to tying […]

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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 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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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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