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December Thaw Continues; Rain On The Way

December 14, 2014 0 Comments
December Thaw Continues; Rain On The Way

The warmth over the last couple of days is impressive because it is of course December, but it is even more impressive that we were in the 50 degree realm WITHOUT the help of sunshine.   The warmth is even starting to break some records.  The warmest low temperature ever recorded for December 14th was […]

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Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend. Will The Weather Cooperate?

December 12, 2014 0 Comments
Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend.  Will The Weather Cooperate?

I don’t want to lead anyone on here…the weather will NOT cooperate, and it’s a shame.   This thick fog and low hanging cloud cover will do more than just affect our moods, it will prevent us from seeing what would have been a spectacular show well above all of the gray.  The Geminid Meteor […]

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Missing The Sun? Blame It On The Inversion

December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Missing The Sun?  Blame It On The Inversion

Inversion? I’m going to break down  what that is in a second, but first it’s pretty foggy, gloomy, and downright dreary outside.  It’s been like that for the last couple of days and it will be like that at least through the weekend. A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued for a few counties in […]

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Wednesday’s Winter Wonderland

December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Wednesday’s Winter Wonderland

In my opinion one of the most beautiful winter weather phenomenons occurred across the area…freezing fog. How can fog be beautiful? Well…here we go. If you’ve lived in Minnesota or any other cold climate during the winter months than you have probably seen this and you may know where I;m starting to go with this. […]

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A Slippery Sunday?

December 6, 2014 0 Comments
A Slippery Sunday?

A weak storm system will cross the area Sunday afternoon/evening bringing with it the chance for freezing rain, sleet, and snow.  We’re not expecting a lot of accumulation from any one of the precip types, but when ice is involved it doesn’t take much to make travel slick. Ahead of an approaching warm front a […]

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El-Nino Arriving To The Party?

December 4, 2014 0 Comments
El-Nino Arriving To The Party?

A significant pattern change appears likely as we move through the next 10-15 days of December and it appears El-Nino will have a major part in that. First off a review of what El-Nino is: Basically it’s the weakening of the trade winds that allows for warmer water to be present off of the west […]

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Turning Up The Thermostat in December?

December 2, 2014 0 Comments
Turning Up The Thermostat in December?

I think I’ve said enough about how cold November was so we’re going to turn the page and talk about December.  After a cold start to the new month it looks like we are going to start to warm things up a bit. Before we talk warm-up..here’s what we would normally expect to see at […]

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Another Day Another Arctic Cold Front

November 29, 2014 0 Comments
Another Day Another Arctic Cold Front

Rinse, wash, and repeat!  The Arctic continues to send us cold shot after cold shot.  After temperatures closing in on and exceeding 40 degrees Saturday afternoon, this latest round of the Arctic will add insult to injury?  Highs Saturday afternoon are below.   We can see the extremes on both sides of this system.  Out […]

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I’m Dreaming of A White….Thanksgiving?

November 23, 2014 0 Comments
I’m Dreaming of A White….Thanksgiving?

I’m telling you there’s a chance!  Of a white Thanksgiving that is.  A white Christmas is defined as 1″ of snow on the ground or falling on Christmas Day.  While I’m pretty confident in saying Thanksgiving will be nice (In terms of precip) the days leading up could feature snow and wind. The first chance […]

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Recapping The Cold Snap

November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Recapping The Cold Snap

There is more cold on the way after a relatively mild Saturday and Sunday, but first we’re looking back on an impressive cold snap for November’s standards.   Friday morning was the first negative temperature reading in November since 2000.  To one up that, that was the coldest November morning as a whole since WAY […]

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