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A long spell of summer warmth

September 1, 2015 0 Comments
A long spell of summer warmth

We’ve saved the longest stretch of summer warmth for a part of the year that in some ways isn’t even considered summer. As we change the calendar to September, we also change our weather calendar to Meteorological Fall which means we’re now in the three-month of block of the most autumn-like weather in the year. However, […]

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Quite a cool snap for us, but warmer days are ahead

August 19, 2015 0 Comments
Quite a cool snap for us, but warmer days are ahead

The unseasonably cool weather our region is experiencing today is more reminiscent of October than mid August as temperatures are running almost 20 degrees cooler than normal for this time of the year. The jet stream has buckled southward, allowing a very cool air mass to invade from Canada for the midweek and the storm […]

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Shower chances return to the area for a few days

August 6, 2015 0 Comments
Shower chances return to the area for a few days

It’s strange how this pattern keeps repeating itself, but for the past several years we’ve had a wet spring and early summer with no need to irrigate the lawns and fields, but by late July and for most of August we’re reaching for the sprinklers and actually hoping for rain. Over the past month and […]

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Super Cells and Squall Lines: Weather Fun Facts #6

August 5, 2015 0 Comments
Super Cells and Squall Lines: Weather Fun Facts #6

Since the dawn of modern science, meteorologists have gotten a bad rap based on the occasional, missed forecast, but there are actually very complex and interesting explanations to weather phenomenon that happen around us every day. This is the 6th installment of the more in-depth explanation behind some of weather’s coolest processes, and I attempt to explain […]

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How do fronts impact weather? Weather Fun Facts: #5

July 29, 2015 0 Comments
How do fronts impact weather? Weather Fun Facts: #5

Since the dawn of modern science, meteorologists have gotten a bad rap based on the occasional, missed forecast, but there are actually very complex and interesting explanations to weather phenomenon that happen around us every day. This is the 5th installment of the more in-depth explanation behind some of weather’s coolest processes, and I attempt to explain […]

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7/17-7/18, 2015 Storm Recap

July 18, 2015 0 Comments
7/17-7/18, 2015 Storm Recap

A very warm and humid day yesterday set the stage for the storms we saw in our area after midnight last night. The thunderstorms formed in South Dakota in the late afternoon and started to slowly track across the border into western Minnesota. The system had a very organized structure and was producing tornadoes in […]

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A warm and very humid start to the weekend

July 17, 2015 0 Comments
A warm and very humid start to the weekend

Our break from heat and heavy humidity is over and now the Deep South-style weather we experienced last weekend and early this week is returning in time for this weekend. In typical southern Minnesota and north Iowa fashion, it’s going to be here for a limited time only, but for at least two days we’ll be […]

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What’s the difference between Dew Point and Humidity? Weather Fun Facts: #3

July 14, 2015 0 Comments
What’s the difference between Dew Point and Humidity? Weather Fun Facts: #3

Since the dawn of modern science, meteorologists have gotten a bad rap based on the occasional, missed forecast, but there are actually very complex and interesting explanations to weather phenomenon that happen around us every day. This is the 3rd installment of the more in-depth explanation behind some of weather’s coolest processes, and I attempt to explain […]

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A cool July so far, but more summer-like warmth is on its way

July 8, 2015 0 Comments
A cool July so far, but more summer-like warmth is on its way

With the exception of about tow and half days over last weekend, our month of July has really felt nothing like a typical July. We’re a solid week into the month and only twice have we reached 80 degrees officially in Rochester. We experienced a gasp of summer warmth and humidity from early Saturday morning […]

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