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Severe Storms Rock Southeast MN & Southwest Wisconsin

July 8, 2016 0 Comments

Mother nature decided to hold off on the natural fireworks until July 5th when a line of storms whipped across the area. Thunderstorms initially developed across western Minnesota and swept southeastward across the state producing several tornadoes, straight line winds, heavy rain and hail! Here across southeastern Minnesota, 3 tornadoes were recorded with a tornado […]

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Winter storm on the way to end November

November 28, 2015 0 Comments
Winter storm on the way to end November

A winter storm watch has been issued for the areas along and west of I-35 in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. The watch runs from 6 am Monday to 6 pm Tuesday in Minnesota and 6 am Monday to 6 am Tuesday in Iowa. There is no indication yet as to whether a watch will […]

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Above normal end to September; staying warm in October?

September 21, 2015 0 Comments
Above normal end to September; staying warm in October?

Even though the official start to autumn is this Wednesday, September 23, it does not necessarily feel like it. Highs in Rochester are forecasted to be in the 70s for the next seven days, which is a few degrees above normal. We don’t want to say for sure that temperatures beyond the 27th will be […]

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Sept. 7-8, 2015 Rainfall Reports

September 8, 2015 0 Comments

Rainfall totals courtesy of NWS La Crosse. Radar estimated precipitation totals can also be found at http://water.weather.gov/precip/   …RAINFALL REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS … LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON …NORTHEAST IOWA… …ALLAMAKEE COUNTY… 3 S DORCHESTER 0.96 IN 0900 AM 09/08 43.42N/91.51W 3 SE WATERVILLE 0.76 IN 0907 AM 09/08 43.17N/91.24W 4 ENE WATSON 0.42 IN […]

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Decreasing Drought Status – Rain Likely This Weekend

June 4, 2015 0 Comments
Decreasing Drought Status – Rain Likely This Weekend

The wet spring is helping to alleviate some long-term drought conditions across the great state of Minnesota. As per the latest drought monitor release, the area in Minnesota classified in drought has decreased from 98% to 51%, and the area in moderate drought has decreased from about 25% to 12%.   Since this past weekend, […]

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May 10-11 Rainfall Totals

May 11, 2015 0 Comments

Rainfall totals courtesy of NWS La Crosse. Radar estimated precipitation totals can also be found at http://water.weather.gov/precip/ PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 736 AM CDT MON MAY 11 2015 …RAINFALL REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS … LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON …IOWA… …ALLAMAKEE COUNTY… 3 SE WATERVILLE 0.23 IN 0707 AM 05/11 43.17N/91.24W […]

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Southeast Minnesota the Lone Exception to MN Drought

April 24, 2015 0 Comments
Southeast Minnesota the Lone Exception to MN Drought

The U.S. Drought Monitor was updated Thursday morning with continued good news for our corner of Minnesota. April’s rainfall total (prior to today) at the Rochester airport so far is 4.61″, and that is more than 2″ above average to date. The majority of the state, however, is classified in a moderate drought or abnormally dry and […]

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Don’t Start Growing Those Plants Just Yet

April 23, 2015 0 Comments
Don’t Start Growing Those Plants Just Yet

With all of the warm temperatures and rain that we’ve seen so far in April, one would think it would be a good time to get out in the backyard and plant some veggies and flowers. However, the best time to start growing is after the latest freeze date of Spring, and historically, that has […]

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International Space Station Passages The Next Couple Of Weeks

April 6, 2015 0 Comments
International Space Station Passages The Next Couple Of Weeks

There are a couple of really good chances to see a passage of the International Space Station here in Rochester in the next couple of weeks. There are three main factors in whether we will get to see the ISS: cloud cover, magnitude (brightness), and elevation. The ISS is the third brightest object in the sky […]

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A Look Ahead to Saturday’s Lunar Eclipse and Easter Weekend

April 2, 2015 0 Comments
A Look Ahead to Saturday’s Lunar Eclipse and Easter Weekend

Easter weekend is coming up and we have a pretty decent outlook as far as the weather is concerned. As a bonus, Saturday morning gives us a chance to see a phenomenon we rarely get to experience: a partial lunar eclipse. Areas to our west have a chance to see the total eclipse, which starts […]

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