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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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Weekend Snow Totals 1/3 – 1/4

January 4, 2015 0 Comments
Weekend Snow Totals 1/3 – 1/4

A quick round of snow came through the area late Saturday evening into early Sunday morning.  The snow came down at a pretty good clip at times, but didn’t last very long.  This fluffy snow was also accompanied by wind gusts in the 30-45mph range blowing the snow around.  Another round of accumulating snow is […]

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Weekend snow and an even bigger blast of cold?

December 31, 2014 0 Comments
Weekend snow and an even bigger blast of cold?

After a mild few weeks in December things are looking and feeling more like winter.  The blog you are about to read will please cross country skiers, snow mobile-rs, and people that love being on frozen lakes. We are going to fast forward to the weekend and let you know about a system we are […]

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Arctic Outbreak Underway

December 29, 2014 0 Comments
Arctic Outbreak Underway

Now that’s more like it!  If you’ve been enjoying the mild weather of late, it’s time to hibernate once again.  As of 11am these were the current wind chills: That blob of purple is heading this way and on Tuesday and Wednesday morning our own wind chills will be in the -25 ballpark. Monday night-Tuesday […]

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Post Christmas Snow – Bitter Cold Temps En Route

December 27, 2014 0 Comments
Post Christmas Snow – Bitter Cold Temps En Route

There was some white on Christmas Day, but by in large much of the area was more brown than white.  A fresh blanket of snow came to us late Friday into early Saturday morning as a result of a storm system coming at us from the Rockies. It wasn’t a ton of snow, but isolated […]

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