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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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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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