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Monday Heat, Storms; Cooler, Quieter Days Ahead

July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Monday Heat, Storms; Cooler, Quieter Days Ahead

The second cold front in as many days is working its way into our region from the west to start the work week today. Warm humid air is trickling into the area ahead of it, and while it won’t be quite as toasty or muggy as Sunday’s weather it still looks to create an unstable […]

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A Stormy Sunday?

July 5, 2014 0 Comments
A Stormy Sunday?

Our comfy air  at the end of last week is long gone and replacing it is a much more humid and potentially hottest air mass of the season.  Highs locally were kept down Saturday thanks to clouds from a decaying thunderstorm complex that passed to our south earlier in the day.  Highs out west topped […]

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A stormy, humid weekend may be ahead of us

June 26, 2014 0 Comments
A stormy, humid weekend may be ahead of us

After a relatively quiet work week, it looks like our weekend is looking a bit stormy and possibly rather soggy. A storm system from the west is going to work to pull in extra moisture ahead of its arrival over the next couple of days, setting us up for some abundant and even, in some cases, excessive […]

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A Stormy Thursday; Better Days Ahead

June 19, 2014 0 Comments
A Stormy Thursday; Better Days Ahead

We’ve reached what looks to be the fourth and final day of stormy weather in our area this week. Each day so far has produced heavy rainfall and some severe weather locally and today (Thursday) is no exception. Strong winds and heavy rainfall late Wednesday night and early this morning knocked down some tree branches […]

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Severe Weather Update 6/16

June 16, 2014 0 Comments
Severe Weather Update 6/16

We have entered a week that will feature several rounds of thunderstorms  and potentially heavy rain to go along with that.  Today is day one of the chance for severe weather.  In this edition of the blog we break down timing, hazards, and everything you need to know. First off the Storm Prediction Center has […]

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Summery, Stormy Days Ahead

June 13, 2014 0 Comments
Summery, Stormy Days Ahead

As we enjoy the benefits of dry, Canadian high pressure that include sunny skies, low humidity, and comfortable temperatures, we know that as mid and even late June approach on the calendar, heat, humidity, and some early summer thunderstorms can’t be too far off. In fact, the pattern will turn on a dime this weekend […]

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Sunday’s Storms

June 1, 2014 0 Comments
Sunday’s Storms

It was quite the afternoon Sunday with lots of lightning, heavy rain, and loud thunder.  Believe it or not there were actually a few reported tornado touchdowns in the area. The red dots on the map indicate where a tornado was reported on the ground Sunday afternoon.  Now these tornadoes that touched down Sunday are […]

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Strong/Severe Storms Possible Wed. Night/Thursday

May 7, 2014 0 Comments
Strong/Severe Storms Possible Wed. Night/Thursday

We’ve already gone through one round of storms early on Wednesday.  These storms brought large hail, some as big as quarters, others nearing the size of golf balls.  These storms affected Freeborn, Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, and northern Mower counties if you you are wondering what I’m talking about. The threat for severe weather will come […]

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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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