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Quite a pleasant spell of weather ahead

May 16, 2016 0 Comments
Quite a pleasant spell of weather ahead

It seems like the last few weeks have been mostly characterized by gloom with glimpses of gusty, cool sunshine, but not many stretches of mild, sensational sunshine for our region, but it looks like that may be changing. The jet stream aloft, the current of winds in the upper portion of the atmosphere responsible for […]

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A Promising May Outlook

May 2, 2016 0 Comments
A Promising May Outlook

The final week of April turned out to be an absolute dud as weather goes around of our with raw winds, periods of rain, and subnormal temperatures dominating the scene, but things have gotten better since we turned the page on the calendar. After a decent Sunday that featured at least some sunshine at times […]

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December summary and a preview of January

January 1, 2016 0 Comments
December summary and a preview of January

Now that we’re into the new year with fairly new wintry scenery and a colder, more seasonable weather pattern we can look back at the final statistics and see how warm and wet December really was. Overall, it was the second warmest AND the second wettest December of all-time and the second warmest winter month […]

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The mild spell continues

December 7, 2015 0 Comments
The mild spell continues

The calendar reads “December,” but for all intents and purposes it might as well say “November” as our brown ground and 40 something temperatures are essentially holdovers from last month and it looks like we may stay on the “un-December-like” side of things for a while longer. In a typical early to mid December, we’d […]

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Summer Warmth This Week – First Frost Around the Corner

September 14, 2015 0 Comments
Summer Warmth This Week – First Frost Around the Corner

A warm weather pattern will remain established across the upper Midwest through the majority of this week, meaning daily high temperatures will continue to run above average – around 80 degrees – through Thursday. This is thanks to a jet stream flow that is keeping cool, Canadian air well to our north. Even though a […]

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Everyone run for your lives, it’s the Godzilla (El Niño)!!!

August 14, 2015 0 Comments
Everyone run for your lives, it’s the Godzilla (El Niño)!!!

You may have heard about a strange phenomenon that could be occurring later this year over the last couple of days on social media called the “Godzilla” El Niño. Now, it would be easy to overreact because something being referred to as “Godzilla” would seem pretty serious. Also, you may shrug it off because it […]

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A cool start to July, but warmer days are not far off

July 1, 2015 0 Comments
A cool start to July, but warmer days are not far off

We’re starting the month of July on a cool, crisp, and May-like note with 70s instead of 80s or 90s and little in the way of summer-like humidity. The jet stream for weeks has been oriented more to the northwest than in a west to east “zonal” flow or in a ridge that might bring […]

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A mild, but wet May comes to a close; possibly more of the same for June

June 1, 2015 0 Comments
A mild, but wet May comes to a close; possibly more of the same for June

In typical late spring fashion, we managed to enjoy our ups and downs for temperatures in the month of May this year and it all ended up averaging out to be within a couple of degrees of what we consider to be “normal” of the climate average. Looking ahead at the month of June, it […]

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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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El Niño Finally Shows Up; Winter Refuses to Answer its Calls

March 5, 2015 0 Comments
El Niño Finally Shows Up; Winter Refuses to Answer its Calls

Source – NOAA Due to the weak strength of the El Niño, widespread or significant global weather pattern impacts are not anticipated. However, certain impacts often associated with El Niño may appear this spring in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, such as wetter-than-normal conditions along the U.S. Gulf Coast. “Based on the persistent observations of […]

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