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Rainfall totals from morning storms with another round possibly on the way

July 24, 2015 0 Comments
Rainfall totals from morning storms with another round possibly on the way

The same cold front that triggered strong thunderstorms across our area early this morning may again serve as the focus of thunderstorm activity later today as sunshine and warm, humid south winds work to destabilize the atmosphere and set the table for more rain chances. First, here’s a look at some of the local rain totals. […]

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Warm, muggy weather and some storms ahead for the weekend

July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Warm, muggy weather and some storms ahead for the weekend

After a brief respite from summer-like heat and humidity this week, we’re looking at some changes as we approach the final weekend in July. High pressure from Canada has been responsible for providing us with this refreshing cool, and less humid air for a few days with temperatures once again dropping off to 70s for highs and 50s […]

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7/17-7/18, 2015 Storm Recap

July 18, 2015 0 Comments
7/17-7/18, 2015 Storm Recap

A very warm and humid day yesterday set the stage for the storms we saw in our area after midnight last night. The thunderstorms formed in South Dakota in the late afternoon and started to slowly track across the border into western Minnesota. The system had a very organized structure and was producing tornadoes in […]

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A warm and very humid start to the weekend

July 17, 2015 0 Comments
A warm and very humid start to the weekend

Our break from heat and heavy humidity is over and now the Deep South-style weather we experienced last weekend and early this week is returning in time for this weekend. In typical southern Minnesota and north Iowa fashion, it’s going to be here for a limited time only, but for at least two days we’ll be […]

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Storm reports and rainfall from Monday, more chances this week

June 22, 2015 0 Comments
Storm reports and rainfall from Monday, more chances this week

We experienced quite a nasty complex of severe thunderstorms early Monday morning across the area with damaging winds and heavy rainfall causing major problems in much of the region. While our local wind gusts weren’t quite as strong as some of the unbelievable reports of 80 to 95 mile per hour gusts that came out from […]

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Heavy rainfall is expected before the end of the week

June 10, 2015 0 Comments
Heavy rainfall is expected before the end of the week

We’ve been talking for the past few days about the possibility of heavy rainfall in the local area and as we approach the timeframe of the impact of the approaching storm system likely bringing the rain, things are still looking rather soggy for us. The latest data suggests that more than three or four inches […]

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Warm temperatures and some severe weather chances this week

June 8, 2015 0 Comments
Warm temperatures and some severe weather chances this week

Our current spell of warm, slightly humid, typical early summer continues into the work week today and it looks like some more thunderstorm chances will be lining up for us as well. It is June, after all. Typically the stormiest month of the year in our area. One upper level disturbance is sliding in from […]

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Cool and unsettled weather continues with the threat of severe weather

April 8, 2015 0 Comments
Cool and unsettled weather continues with the threat of severe weather

Our active weather pattern continues as we head into the second half of the work week on a gray and damp note. The second storm system to affect our weather this week is approaching from the southwest and while its main impact will be felt well to our southeast, our local area is still in […]

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No fooling around here! We kick off April with the warmest day of 2015 so far

April 1, 2015 0 Comments
No fooling around here! We kick off April with the warmest day of 2015 so far

In early spring, sometimes the windiest days are the warmest ones and that’s exactly how we’re starting the month of April in the Upper Midwest. A potent storm system to our northwest is generating some strong winds as it moves in from the northern Rockies, pulling in very warm air and even a small amount […]

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Big Storm – Big Changes

September 9, 2014 0 Comments
Big Storm – Big Changes

We’ve been advertising this for about a week, but fall is  going to make a grand entrance into the region starting Tuesday night.  Unseasonably cool air, about 20 degrees below average, will rush into the area behind a very large and very potent system that is taking shape as we speak. (Averages for the second […]

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