weather

Don’t Start Growing Those Plants Just Yet

April 23, 2015 0 Comments
Don’t Start Growing Those Plants Just Yet

With all of the warm temperatures and rain that we’ve seen so far in April, one would think it would be a good time to get out in the backyard and plant some veggies and flowers. However, the best time to start growing is after the latest freeze date of Spring, and historically, that has […]

Share

Continue Reading »

Today’s Temperatures Evidence That Snowpack Matters

March 28, 2015 0 Comments
Today’s Temperatures Evidence That Snowpack Matters

We would normally expect temperatures to soar on a day like today, with clear skies and light wind. However, when there is lots of snowpack, the temperature is regulated and does not increase nearly as fast. If you look at the current Visible Satellite image, you can see the correlation between the parts of our […]

Share

Continue Reading »

Messy Outlook In Play For Tuesday/Wednesday

March 23, 2015 0 Comments
Messy Outlook In Play For Tuesday/Wednesday

We saw large snow accumulations all across our area on Sunday night and we have another chance for some wintry precipitation coming on Tuesday night. A low pressure system tracking eastward across the Great Plains has a katafront (a front with precipitation preceding it) associated with it and that is bringing rain and wintry mix […]

Share

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Share

Continue Reading »

It All Evens Out in the End

January 29, 2015 0 Comments
It All Evens Out in the End

It’s strange how our climatology works. For every stretch of abnormally warm or cold weather, there’s another spell of weather that is just the opposite to balance things out. More often than not, it’s within the same month, so in the end, the climate statistics are right around the 30 year average. With only a few exceptions […]

Share

Continue Reading »

A dusting of snow and some milder weather in the area

January 14, 2015 0 Comments
A dusting of snow and some milder weather in the area

The Arctic air mass that has been plaguing us for a couple of weeks has finally retreated to the north and now we’re looking at a more seasonable weather pattern that, compared to recent subzero weather, may feel unbelievably warm to us. The storm system that accompanied the transition to this warmer regime also brought a […]

Share

Continue Reading »

December Summary and a Glance at January

January 1, 2015 0 Comments
December Summary and a Glance at January

It took about three weeks, but we managed to not only coat the landscape with some fresh snow and clear the gloominess from our skies for the last few days of December. Unfortunately, that sunshine has been associated with some bitterly cold air from northern Canada. The bitterly cold temperatures in the final days of December […]

Share

Continue Reading »

Staying mild for Christmas, but colder, more seasonable weather isn’t far off

December 24, 2014 0 Comments
Staying mild for Christmas, but colder, more seasonable weather isn’t far off

It’s been nearly a full week since we last experienced a high temperature as cool as what we would consider to be “normal” or seasonable for late December standards as 30s have dominated the climate data instead of teens or 20s. While it’s not exactly like the pattern we dealt with a couple of weeks […]

Share

Continue Reading »

A Mild, Murky Weekend; Snow Still Possible Before Christmas

December 18, 2014 0 Comments
A Mild, Murky Weekend; Snow Still Possible Before Christmas

Well, I hope you enjoyed our day in the sun on Wednesday, because it looks like it may be quite some time before we have another day like that. Our weather has already become rather gray and it looks like it’s only going to get grayer as we move along this week and this weekend thanks […]

Share

Continue Reading »

Late December Temperature Outlook; White Christmas Potential

December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Late December Temperature Outlook; White Christmas Potential

The mild spell that melted our snow and almost allowed us to forget what month it is has come to an end and now December is reasserting itself across the Midwest. The storm system that brought the massive temperatures changes also brought a little freezing rain and snow to the area, but not nearly enough to […]

Share

Continue Reading »