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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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A mild spell is ahead for us, but it won’t last forever

February 6, 2015 0 Comments
A mild spell is ahead for us, but it won’t last forever

A day after matching the coldest temperature reading of the season with a morning low of -17 on Thursday, things are looking brighter and warmer for us to round out the first work week of February. A subtle shift in our upper level pattern is allowing milder, Pacific modified air into the Upper Midwest and the […]

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Snow/Wind/Cold Move in Tonight. History Repeating Itself?

January 31, 2015 0 Comments
Snow/Wind/Cold Move in Tonight.  History Repeating Itself?

We’re running just a couple of inches below normal for the month of January in the snowfall department, but we really haven’t gotten anything overly “exciting” just yet.  I;m not saying this next round of snow is going to be exciting for snow lovers, but with how this year has gone so far it might […]

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Our Clipper That Wasn’t Is Going On To Do Big Things

January 25, 2015 0 Comments
Our Clipper That Wasn’t Is Going On To Do Big Things

Most of us went without seeing a flake Saturday night into Sunday morning as a weak clipper really fizzled out over the area.  It figures it gained a little steam just to our south.  As of 6:00 Sunday evening our little guy has gained a lot of steam.  Now he’s not going to be affecting […]

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Weekend Snow?

January 23, 2015 0 Comments
Weekend Snow?

Keep the shovels handy this weekend as another clipper system will slide on through the area overnight Saturday and into Sunday.  As with most snow events, the track of the surface low means everything.  We will be watching this clipper develop in Canada and eventually move down through the Upper Midwest.  Clippers are fast moving […]

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Comet Lovejoy — Can We See It?

January 17, 2015 0 Comments
Comet Lovejoy — Can We See It?

Short answer yes…but it’s going to take a lot more work than say Hale-Bopp back in the 90s.  Anyway, we’re going to break down how you can see it and if the weather is going to cooperate. First off the weather on Earth: There will be a clearing trend from west to east as drier […]

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