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Storm Update 2: Blizzard continues; Bitter cold crashes in

January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Storm Update 2: Blizzard continues; Bitter cold crashes in

A dangerous Blizzard is ongoing and causing major problems causing visibilities to be reduced to feet in some areas.  Travel is NOT advised for the remainder of Sunday.  If you are curious about what Monday may bring..I have a blurb at the very bottom of the blog.  In terms of severe winter weather, nothing outdoes […]

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Quite A Massive Storm System

October 3, 2013 0 Comments
Quite A Massive Storm System

Our early fall storm system has already produced a lot more rainfall in less than a day than any other rain event in our area over the last couple of months.  Here’s a look at some of the rainfall reports from official local National Weather Service observers: Severe weather may redevelop tonight and then again late in […]

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Rochester’s F5 Tornado in 1883: 130th Anniversary

August 21, 2013 0 Comments
Rochester’s F5 Tornado in 1883: 130th Anniversary

This is a re-posting from the 125th anniversary of one of, if not the most significant events in Rochester history. Be sure to check out Steph’s story, including video, by clicking here. Our thanks go to the History Center of Olmsted County for sharing their time, and photos of the 125-year-old disaster. Before After Cascade Park View from […]

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Severe Weather Threat Today, Cooler Days Ahead

August 6, 2013 0 Comments
Severe Weather Threat Today, Cooler Days Ahead

For more than two weeks now, we’ve been in a cooler than normal pattern thanks to a dip in the jet stream pattern and a northwesterly flow in the upper levels winds that has pushed a series of cold front through our area.  If you’re thinking we’re about due for another such front, you’re right!  […]

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7/22 Storm Photos; Large Hail & Funnel Clouds

July 22, 2013 0 Comments
7/22 Storm Photos; Large Hail & Funnel Clouds

A cold front sparked strong storms for part of the area on Monday.  Hail was the main threat as numerous reports of hail larger than 2″ came into the weather office.  Numerous pictures were sent in of wall and funnel clouds as the storm was over Winona.  Below are some of the pictures!  

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Some More Thunderstorm Chances and then an Improving Pattern

June 25, 2013 0 Comments
Some More Thunderstorm Chances and then an Improving Pattern

 As skies clear off a bit and things warm up in the June sunshine, we’re also enjoying a break from rain for a little while.  Unfortunately, this added warmth may be destabilizing the atmosphere and setting the stage for some late afternoon and evening thunderstorms.  The entire viewing area and Upper Midwest as a whole […]

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A Warm and Possibly Stormy First Weekend of Summer Lies Ahead of Us

June 21, 2013 0 Comments
A Warm and Possibly Stormy First Weekend of Summer Lies Ahead of Us

With one round of strong storms already under our belt in the first few hours of summer, we’re facing the prospect of additional thunderstorm activity for today and the next few days as heat and humidity have shown up right on schedule to make things feel rather summery.  The same storm system that pushed the […]

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Storm Reports from Wednesday’s Severe Weather Event

June 13, 2013 0 Comments

It was a combination of a strong surface low pressure system in northern Iowa and an upper level system that came from our northwest Wednesday that created a severe weather outbreak mainly along the Minnesota-Iowa border and across a big portion of northern Iowa.  A Tornado Watch was issued for northern Iowa in the afternoon Wednesday the 12th […]

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A Chance of Strong Storms Tuesday Night-Wednesday Morning

June 11, 2013 0 Comments
A Chance of Strong Storms Tuesday Night-Wednesday Morning

A storm system to our west is expected to produce some showers and thunderstorms in our area later tonight through much of our Wednesday, some of which may become severe and produce some unwanted heavy rainfall.  Right now, it looks like a complex of strong thunderstorms is going to develop in eastern Wyoming and western South […]

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Flood Warnings Continue As Does the Severe Weather Threat

May 20, 2013 0 Comments
Flood Warnings Continue As Does the Severe Weather Threat

The large storm system that has been keeping things unsettled and stormy for us and really the entire Midwest continues to edge its way eastward toward us, keeping things breezy, humid, and a little damp today.  In the wake of Sunday night’s severe storms that produced heavy rain and strong winds, there are still a number […]

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