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Northwoods forecast (Cabin Cast) for this weekend

June 26, 2015 0 Comments
Northwoods forecast (Cabin Cast) for this weekend

Our mild, but somewhat unsettled weather pattern continues today and looks to carry us into the weekend as small disturbances in the atmosphere bring scattered rain showers to the area while temperatures stay slightly below the seasonal averages. In our area today, it will be spotty light rain showers with just enough instability to produce […]

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Storm reports and rainfall from Monday, more chances this week

June 22, 2015 0 Comments
Storm reports and rainfall from Monday, more chances this week

We experienced quite a nasty¬†complex of severe thunderstorms early Monday morning across the area with damaging winds and heavy rainfall causing major problems in much of the region. While our local wind gusts weren’t quite as strong as some of the unbelievable reports of 80 to 95 mile per hour gusts that came out from […]

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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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Rainfall totals from Thursday; more is on the way for the weekend

June 12, 2015 0 Comments
Rainfall totals from Thursday; more is on the way for the weekend

While we managed to avoid the flooding rainfall that was once in the forecast for Thursday, we still ended up getting quite a sizeable amount of soaking rain. It worked out to be essentially two weeks’ worth of rainfall in most spots as totals were mostly in a one to two-inch range in our viewing […]

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Warm temperatures and some severe weather chances this week

June 8, 2015 0 Comments
Warm temperatures and some severe weather chances this week

Our current spell of warm, slightly humid, typical early summer continues into the work week today and it looks like some more thunderstorm chances will be lining up for us as well. It is June, after all. Typically the stormiest month of the year in our area. One upper level disturbance is sliding in from […]

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Decreasing Drought Status – Rain Likely This Weekend

June 4, 2015 0 Comments
Decreasing Drought Status – Rain Likely This Weekend

The wet spring is helping to alleviate some long-term drought conditions across the great state of Minnesota. As per the latest drought monitor release, the area in Minnesota classified in drought has decreased from 98% to 51%, and the area in moderate drought has decreased from about 25% to 12%.   Since this past weekend, […]

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A mild, but unsettled holiday weekend is ahead

May 21, 2015 0 Comments
A mild, but unsettled holiday weekend is ahead

We’re just hours away from the weekend that signifies the unofficial start to summer and right on cue, seasonable warmth is returning to the region. High pressure is settling into the Midwest from the west, making for a bright and pleasant Thursday. It’s the first of two picture perfect days in the area as we […]

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Warmer, more unsettled days ahead in an active weather pattern

May 13, 2015 0 Comments
Warmer, more unsettled days ahead in an active weather pattern

After a blustery, raw start to the week, things have momentarily brightened up and gotten much more pleasant for us thanks to an area of high pressure. This at least gives us a break from clouds and showers for a day in what is shaping up to be a long-term “active” weather pattern, one that […]

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Our unsettled weather stretch continues into Mother’s Day and beyond

May 7, 2015 0 Comments
Our unsettled weather stretch continues into Mother’s Day and beyond

A large, slow-moving storm system to the southwest of our area in the central Plains has been bringing clouds and showers to our weather picture for the past couple of days while the strongest severe weather has been in the southern Plains in its southern flank. As the surface low pressure with this system and […]

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Looking back at April and ahead at a warm, unsettled start to May

May 1, 2015 0 Comments
Looking back at April and ahead at a warm, unsettled start to May

The month of April in Rochester certainly was a turbulent period of time for us with each week seemingly having its own theme, and in some cases, its own season. There were stretches of days where we struggled to reach the mid 40s and in a couple of cases, we recorded some snowfall. The heaviest, […]

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