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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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Arctic Cold Wednesday-Thursday, But Positive Changes Ahead

March 3, 2015 0 Comments
Arctic Cold Wednesday-Thursday, But Positive Changes Ahead

Or… What Happens Next Will BLOW YOUR MIND! After we dig out from the inch (or less, mostly less) of snow we received this Tuesday morning, we can brace for a couple of cold days. Thanks to a huge batch of cold, Arctic air, temperatures will run about 25 degrees below average Wednesday and about 20-25 […]

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February 2015 – 5th Coldest February on Record

March 1, 2015 0 Comments

Goodbye, February. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. 15 days this February had below zero temperatures, and only 5 days had above average temperatures. The snow total for February was 10.6″, and the greatest snow depth was 10″ from the 4th through the 7th. Top 10 Coldest February 1 – 0.5 […]

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It All Evens Out in the End

January 29, 2015 0 Comments
It All Evens Out in the End

It’s strange how our climatology works. For every stretch of abnormally warm or cold weather, there’s another spell of weather that is just the opposite to balance things out. More often than not, it’s within the same month, so in the end, the climate statistics are right around the 30 year average. With only a few exceptions […]

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December Summary and a Glance at January

January 1, 2015 0 Comments
December Summary and a Glance at January

It took about three weeks, but we managed to not only coat the landscape with some fresh snow and clear the gloominess from our skies for the last few days of December. Unfortunately, that sunshine has been associated with some bitterly cold air from northern Canada. The bitterly cold temperatures in the final days of December […]

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Colder air has arrived, even colder air is expected next week

November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Colder air has arrived, even colder air is expected next week

The well-advertised cool down is underway and it looks like we’ll be going from typical early November chilly weather to downright frigid, December-like weather within the next week. That’s right, we’re going to be essentially skipping ahead about a month in our meteorological calendar in the coming days thanks to a shift in the jet stream […]

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