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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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Thursday Morning Storm Reports

August 22, 2013 0 Comments
Thursday Morning Storm Reports

 What was once a strong complex of thunderstorm activity to our west moved into our area very early this morning in a weakened state at first producing localized downpours of rain in northern Iowa and mainly light rain in southeastern Minnesota just before sunrise.  However, as the complex interacted with a very humid environment and […]

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Our Weather Becomes More Active

July 5, 2013 0 Comments
Our Weather Becomes More Active

 Our phenomenal stretch of dry, sunny weather that started last weekend appears to be showing signs of ending today as we move into the heart of the Independence Day holiday weekend.  A storm system to the west is producing a narrow line of rain showers that will affect many of us for our Friday with […]

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Mid-Year Rainfall Update

July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mid-Year Rainfall Update

With six full months of a very wet and rainy 2013 under our belt it’s time to assess the situation to get an idea of where we stand statistically with our overall rainfall totals.  First of all, we’ve already surpassed the entire rainfall total of a very dry 2012 which was a paltry 24.85″, eliminating the drought headlines […]

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December 15-16th RAINfall totals

December 17, 2012 0 Comments

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 1044 AM CST SUN DEC 16 2012 …RAINFALL TOTALS ACROSS THE AREA FOR DECEMBER 15-16TH… LOCATION COUNTY RAINFALL NORTHEAST IOWA OSAGE MITCHELL 0.77 SAINT ANSGAR MITCHELL 0.73 IONIA CHICKASAW 0.71 OELWEIN FAYETTE 0.68 MONONA CLAYTON 0.66 CHARLES CITY FLOYD 0.65 STRAWBERRY POINT CLAYTON 0.64 NASHUA CHICKASAW […]

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Weekend Rainfall Totals

October 15, 2012 0 Comments
Weekend Rainfall Totals

The weekend storm system that brought clouds, rain, and cold winds to the region allowed some locations to make a decent dent in the 2012 rainfall deficit while some other spots were disappointed with the totals.  Ahead of its arrival, we were anticipating quite a deluge of rain as well as some strong or severe thunderstorm activity.  The […]

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Sloppy Saturday For Some

October 13, 2012 0 Comments
Sloppy Saturday For Some

A storm system that we have been advertising for about a week has finally arrived.  Earlier in the week it appeared that it would have a much bigger impact on the area that it is currently having.  The Upper Level Low we were watching off of the coast of California not only weakened considerably, but it also took a […]

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U.S. Drought Monitor Update

August 30, 2012 0 Comments
U.S. Drought Monitor Update

Sources: US Drought Monitor NWS La Crosse Drought Page  For specific, local effects of the drought, check out the NWS La Crosse Drought Page linked above. Moderate to severe drought continues in our southern tier of counties in southeast to south-central MN …and Iowa is still in rough shape despite last week’s rainfall with 100% […]

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Some Thunderstorm Chances Today and Then We’ll Have to be Patient

July 18, 2012 0 Comments
Some Thunderstorm Chances Today and Then We’ll Have to be Patient

The front that began to push through the area last evening, sparking a handful of thunderstorms in the evening across southeastern Minnesota is now draped across the Minnesota-Iowa border and may again act as the focus of more activity today.  Right now areas south of the front are sweltering in the 90s with heat indices […]

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Summer 2012 Lack of Rain – How it Stacks Up

July 17, 2012 0 Comments

This came from our friends at the NWS La Crosse office yesterday. Here is a list of how this summer so far compares to the driest summers on record in Rochester. “Summer” is defined, in this case, as June 1st through August 31st. If we didn’t get any further measurable rainfall this summer, this would […]

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