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A long spell of summer warmth

September 1, 2015 0 Comments
A long spell of summer warmth

We’ve saved the longest stretch of summer warmth for a part of the year that in some ways isn’t even considered summer. As we change the calendar to September, we also change our weather calendar to Meteorological Fall which means we’re now in the three-month of block of the most autumn-like weather in the year. However, […]

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New Horizons probe will make close pass of Pluto Tuesday morning

July 13, 2015 0 Comments
New Horizons probe will make close pass of Pluto Tuesday morning

It’s common knowledge that Pluto is no longer considered a planet by the scientific community. Nevertheless, the dwarf planet is still worth studying. The New Horizons probe will make its closest pass of Pluto at 11:49:57 UTC (6:49:57 am CDT) on Tuesday. The probe will be able to learn more about Pluto than we ever […]

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Wednesday’s rainfall totals; some weekend thunderstorm chances for us

June 18, 2015 0 Comments
Wednesday’s rainfall totals; some weekend thunderstorm chances for us

As we move through the second half of the month of June, which is also typically the peak of severe weather season, we enjoy little break from severe weather concerns as sunshine looks to dominate the weather picture for a couple of days. The cold front that triggered our most recent round of severe weather on […]

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May 29-30, 2015 Rainfall Totals

May 30, 2015 0 Comments
May 29-30, 2015 Rainfall Totals

Rainfall totals courtesy of NWS La Crosse. Radar estimated precipitation totals can also be found at http://water.weather.gov/precip/ …RAINFALL REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS … LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON …IOWA… …ALLAMAKEE COUNTY… 3 SE WATERVILLE 1.49 IN 0707 AM 05/30 43.17N/91.24W 3 S DORCHESTER 0.11 IN 0700 AM 05/30 43.42N/91.51W 4 ENE WATSON 0.06 IN 0745 AM […]

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Finally a break from the rain, but several more chances lie ahead of us

May 27, 2015 0 Comments
Finally a break from the rain, but several more chances lie ahead of us

After a long stretch of unsettled, and at times, wet weather that was punctuated by a dreary and soggy Tuesday, we’re now getting a chance to enjoy some quiet, mild sunshine in the midweek. High pressure has moved in and will bring us a brief respite from the wet weather while temperatures under the sun make […]

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A March-like cool down is ahead

March 14, 2015 0 Comments
A March-like cool down is ahead

We’re going to enjoy one more gasp of incredibly warm weather before cooler, more seasonable conditions make their way in for much of the upcoming week. The jet stream all week-long has been well to our north, keeping the “active weather” north of us, or in other words, rain and snow have been diverted around the […]

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In Like A Lion? Potential Snow Storm For Early Next Week

February 28, 2015 0 Comments
In Like A Lion? Potential Snow Storm For Early Next Week

Better late than never right?  Maybe.  A snow storm early next week is by no means certain, but there are signs at least some place either or or close by in the Upper Midwest will see some snow.  Our pattern is finally shifting from the brutal (For a short time) cold we’ve been having and […]

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Another Blast of Cold; Any End in Sight?

February 21, 2015 0 Comments
Another Blast of Cold; Any End in Sight?

I’m going to answer the second part to the title first.  Doesn’t look like it. There will be relief along the way similar to this month of February, but it will be met by rounds and rounds of cold.  Where’s that Groundhog? Wind Chill Advisories run through noon Sunday and will for sure be re-posted […]

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Shots of Arctic Air This Week; Why Can’t We Get The “Big One?”

February 15, 2015 0 Comments
Shots of Arctic Air This Week; Why Can’t We Get The “Big One?”

It’s been an up and down kind of winter, but when it’s been cold…it’s been cold.  We will see the Arctic on display this week with several shots of cold air expected to affect the area this week.  Below is a map of the high temperatures observed across the country.  I want to show you […]

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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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