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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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Messy Outlook In Play For Tuesday/Wednesday

March 23, 2015 0 Comments
Messy Outlook In Play For Tuesday/Wednesday

We saw large snow accumulations all across our area on Sunday night and we have another chance for some wintry precipitation coming on Tuesday night. A low pressure system tracking eastward across the Great Plains has a katafront (a front with precipitation preceding it) associated with it and that is bringing rain and wintry mix […]

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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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Cold Wind Blowing in, Reinforcements on the Way

February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Cold Wind Blowing in, Reinforcements on the Way

tl;dr – March 2015 will be warmer than this February. Wednesday’s high of 33 degrees occurred at Midnight and the temperature has been falling ever since. The low temperature will occur at Midnight tonight as temperatures continue the drop to the single digits below zero Thursday morning. Below is a surface map showing wind direction, speed, […]

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December 26-27, 2014 Snowfall Totals

December 28, 2014 0 Comments
December 26-27, 2014 Snowfall Totals

Image: NWS La Crosse The following snowfall totals were reported to the National Weather Service offices in La Crosse, WI and Chanhassen, MN. PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 1052 AM CST SAT DEC 27 2014 …DECEMBER 26-27 SNOWFALL REPORTS… LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON …IOWA… …CHICKASAW… IONIA 2W 0.5 IN 0700 AM […]

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12/22/14: Sloppy Storm System Through Tuesday

December 22, 2014 0 Comments
12/22/14: Sloppy Storm System Through Tuesday

KTTC Weather | Interactive Radar | Stormcenter Closings & Delays | Get the Weather App Areas of rain and occasional snow in the mix will affect southern Minnesota and northern Iowa through Monday night to daybreak Tuesday. Snow will begin to ramp up between 6am and 9am Tuesday morning, if all goes to plan, and it’s […]

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Rainy Monday – Optimistic for a White Christmas

December 21, 2014 0 Comments
Rainy Monday – Optimistic for a White Christmas

A storm system is beginning to take shape and, as of Sunday evening, is moving across the Rocky Mountains. Tonight it’s just a large batch of unsettled weather over much of the intermountain region with snow falling in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho, but once the system moves east of the Rocky Mountains it […]

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