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A gasp of summer weather for the weekend

September 19, 2014 0 Comments
A gasp of summer weather for the weekend

Our weather this week has gotten progressively warmer and warmer and seemingly more September-like as the 50 and 60 degree high temperatures we experienced a week or so ago have given way to the more seasonable lower 70s. It looks this warmer scheme of temperatures is going to stick around for quite a while starting with […]

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The Cool Spell is ending, A Warmer Spell Lies Ahead

September 16, 2014 0 Comments
The Cool Spell is ending, A Warmer Spell Lies Ahead

It’s now been a full week since Rochester officially reached the 70 degree mark. With an October-like weather pattern in place, highs in the 50s and 60s have been the norm and we’ve even had a little premature frost on a couple of occasions. However, that pattern is beginning to change as a shift toward warmer, more […]

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October-like Weather Continues into the Weekend

September 12, 2014 0 Comments
October-like Weather Continues into the Weekend

The coldest air mass since spring continues to provide us with unseasonably cool weather as we round out only the second week of September. Yes, we have to remind ourselves that it is only September, but from the way it looks and feels, it might be late October or early November. Our Friday is featuring […]

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A blast of Autumn for the weekend; another possible in the next week

September 5, 2014 0 Comments
A blast of Autumn for the weekend; another possible in the next week

In the span of mere hours, we went from mid summer weather to mid fall weather earlier today. A potent cold front moved through the local area Thursday evening and since then, temperatures have fallen from the 80s to the 50s and 60s in most spots and of course humidity has gone away for the foreseeable […]

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August Summary and a Look Ahead to September

September 1, 2014 0 Comments
August Summary and a Look Ahead to September

We certainly ended August on a warm, rainy note, didn’t we? Compared to what we experienced earlier in the month, there were some rather large changes later in August that will actually carry over into September. One of those pattern changes is frequent rain chances. We’ve had a rather warm, but unsettled Labor Day weekend thus far […]

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Rainfall update; looking ahead to some more chances this weekend

August 29, 2014 0 Comments
Rainfall update; looking ahead to some more chances this weekend

It wasn’t a pretty scene by any stretch of the imagination Thursday as clouds and about 18 hours of rain dominated the weather picture locally, but in the end we came out with a decent amount of rainfall. Most spots locally ended up with anywhere from half an inch to two inches of rain which […]

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Temperatures look to remain mild this week with a little holiday weekend rain possible

August 26, 2014 0 Comments
Temperatures look to remain mild this week with a little holiday weekend rain possible

All at once, we’ve returned to the September-like weather that has been almost a constant in our region this summer thanks to the passage of a cold front through the Upper Mississippi Valley Monday, and just like that the heat wave is over. A crisp north breeze will drawing in some dry air from northern […]

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Pleasant temperatures continue, but dry weather also looks to persist

August 8, 2014 0 Comments
Pleasant temperatures continue, but dry weather also looks to persist

Our temperatures so far this summer have been phenomenal. Our readings have essentially been in a comfortable zone the entire time without any hot spikes or heat waves and it looks like that pattern will continue in the near term and in the longer term. The Climate Prediction Center has our region in a high […]

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The first week of August may feature a little more rain for us

August 1, 2014 0 Comments
The first week of August may feature a little more rain for us

While generally unseasonably cool temperatures for the month of July in 2014 made headlines, it was the rainfall that was a bit more off the mark statistically. We were more than four degrees cooler than normal for high temperatures for July in Rochester which is certainly noteworthy, but not record-setting by any means. We measured less than half the normal amount of rainfall for […]

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Not at all a typical July so far

July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Not at all a typical July so far

With only nine days of 80 degrees or warmer this month in the first full 29 days and lows in the 50s twice as often as 60 or 70 degree lows, we can tell without even looking at statistical data that this July is running quite a bit below normal for temperatures as we approach […]

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