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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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Smoky Skies Stick Around – Brief Warm Up Coming

July 18, 2014 0 Comments
Smoky Skies Stick Around – Brief Warm Up Coming

The image above displays active fires across North America along with smoke analyzed by satellite and is view-able using NOAA’s Fire Mapping Product. The green is thin smoke, yellow is moderately dense. And here is a very basic image showing locations of fires and smoke plume as of 8pm Friday evening. Winds in the mid to […]

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Big Temperature Swings This Week

September 9, 2013 0 Comments
Big Temperature Swings This Week

We’re in for quite a wild week as far as temperatures go in our region as intense heat will give way to crisp, autumnal conditions later on.  The upper levels winds right now are steering the jet stream northward to start our week and at the surface, a strong warm front is working its way […]

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Less Heat in Our Future

July 19, 2013 0 Comments
Less Heat in Our Future

After a week that has featured intense heat and uncomfortable humidity, most of us are hoping for some kind of a break from the tropical weather if for nothing else but to save money on electricity.  The good news is a cold front is sweeping through the region today, bringing relief from our Deep South-like conditions just […]

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Getting Ready for a Heat Wave This Week

June 18, 2013 0 Comments
Getting Ready for a Heat Wave This Week

In a year that has so far featured mostly temperate conditions to more or less cooler than normal weather it’s strange to think that we may be facing a long spell of heat in our weather picture in the not too distant future.  In other words, it appears that we may be experiencing a bit […]

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On Track for Warmest Year on Record in Rochester

August 29, 2012 0 Comments

Until a couple days ago, I had my hopes up that this month would finish with an average temperature below normal in Rochester. Through Tuesday, the average temperature in Rochester was 68.1 degrees which is 1.2 degrees below normal. With a record-tying high of 92 degrees today and a record-breaking high of 97 degrees forecast […]

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Hot and Unsettled Now, But Cooler Days Are Ahead

July 23, 2012 0 Comments
Hot and Unsettled Now, But Cooler Days Are Ahead

Things are feeling hot and steamy as we kick off the last full week in the month of July today, but the good news is we have a few chances for much needed rain and some cooler weather in the forecast.  Right now, a disturbance is producing some scattered showers and may produce some thunderstorms […]

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MN Monday Crop Report – Drought Update

July 16, 2012 0 Comments
MN Monday Crop Report – Drought Update

Topsoil moisture is being reported as short or very short in 53% of Minnesota, but 80% of the corn crop is being reported as fair to good. Only 9% of the corn crop is being reported as poor to very poor, and only 11% is being reported as excellent. Thanks to a warm March, all […]

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Cooler, More Seasonable Days Ahead

July 6, 2012 1 Comment
Cooler, More Seasonable Days Ahead

We’re in the seventh, and most likely final day, of our current 90°+ heat wave as a cold front looms to our northwest, poised to swing through the area tonight, bringing relief from the scorching heat and heavy humidity.  In the meantime, heat indices today (Friday) are as high as anything we’re experienced this year […]

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It’s not the heat, it’s the…ozone?

July 3, 2012 0 Comments
It’s not the heat, it’s the…ozone?

There is an Air Pollution Health Advisory due to excessive Ozone. No, not

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