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Ranking Up There With Some Heavy-Hitting Winters

February 25, 2014 0 Comments
Ranking Up There With Some Heavy-Hitting Winters

2/25/14 Before we get to spring (and already, in many cases), we’ll be in the top 10 record rankings for a) the season, b) meteorological winter (Dec-Feb), c) February, and d) astronomical winter in a number of ways. A tip of the hat to NWS La Crosse for compiling climate data and their friendliness in […]

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7pm Update: Thursday to Friday Snow and Blizzard

February 19, 2014 0 Comments
7pm Update: Thursday to Friday Snow and Blizzard

Update: Snowfall forecast updated at 9:50pm We’re about 2 hours away from another round of data that will, hopefully, help us into final approach with the coming storm system. After a little glitch in some data this morning, this afternoon’s update still had Thursday’s storm on track, and with a rather substantial amount of snow […]

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Sunday Blizzard (for some), Brutal Cold On the Way

January 24, 2014 0 Comments
Sunday Blizzard (for some), Brutal Cold On the Way

1/24/14, 7pm update: Our first round of snow is underway and will be ending this evening. I expect totals to reach 1-2″ in southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa, but a few locations may slightly exceed snowfall expectations. Winds of 20-30mph will continue to make for blowing and drifting snow the rest of Friday night into […]

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Coldest Winter Since 1983-84 in Rochester, MN

January 23, 2014 0 Comments

In case you’ve been wondering how this winter (so far) stacks up against other winters, here’s how we rank in the top 20 coldest starts to winter in Rochester, MN. Many thanks to our friends at NWS La Crosse for compiling these statistics. Considering the track we’re on right now, we’ll easily continue advancing upward […]

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Dangerously cold air coming with potential record breaking temperatures

January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Dangerously cold air coming with potential record breaking temperatures

If you like the cold, well you’re living in the right place.  It seems like Mother Nature is trying to make up for the last couple of winters that started off on the warm side.  Starting Saturday, we will start to see the kind of air your grandparents told you stories about from when they […]

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The cold not all bad

December 31, 2013 0 Comments
The cold not all bad

It has been freezing around these parts for quite awhile now.  While we have been shivering to very low temps, mother nature has been putting on quite the show in the sky.  Over the lasts several weeks we have been receiving many photos of gorgeous halos in the sky.  On Monday night a couple of […]

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A Tale of Two Octobers

October 25, 2013 0 Comments
A Tale of Two Octobers

It’s certainly been an interesting October so far.  We started the month coming off a September that was mostly bright and mild, but rather dry. In fact, the first couple of weeks were very September-like with highs mainly in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s.  That’s pretty easy to take for October, a […]

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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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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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2013 So Far – Wettest Start to a Year in Rochester History!

June 7, 2013 0 Comments

Thanks to Jeff Boyne at NWS La Crosse for compiling the following statistics! RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 546 AM CDT THU JUN 6 2013 …WETTEST START TO A YEAR IN ROCHESTER MN… THROUGH JUNE 5TH…ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAS RECEIVED 24.30 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THIS IS 11.18 INCHES ABOVE THE 1981-2010 […]

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