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April 2014 So Far

April 16, 2014 0 Comments
April 2014 So Far

As we officially start the second half of April today, we find ourselves in familiar territory statistically as temperatures are generally running colder than normal and rainfall isn’t an issue. The climate summary for Rochester so far this month indicates that we’re five degrees colder than the 30 year climate average to date for the […]

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It May Be Spring, But We Still Have Some Winter-like Weather Ahead of Us

March 21, 2014 0 Comments
It May Be Spring, But We Still Have Some Winter-like Weather Ahead of Us

While we’re enjoying a bright, breezy, and spring-like Friday we know that this gasp of warmth is going to be here for a limited time only as a potent cold front is poised to swing through the region later today (Friday evening) drawing in much colder air from Canada for tonight and the weekend. As […]

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Early week storm track

March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Early week storm track

You may have heard about a storm we are tracking for the early portion of the upcoming week, mainly Tuesday and Wednesday.   The upper level low of the eventual storm is still hanging out off of the coast of Washington state and this is why a little uncertainty exists about the actual track.  Us […]

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Cold With Less Active Weather This Week

February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Cold With Less Active Weather This Week

The jet stream looks to be taking a dip further southward this week, keeping the storm track running from the southern Rockies through the central Plains, and into the mid Mississippi Valley, but mainly south of our local area.  The next system to affect us will arrive Tuesday, bringing what looks to be a dusting […]

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Phil’s forecast and winter going forward

February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Phil’s forecast and winter going forward

The big moment has come and gone.  Phil saw his shadow which means we are staying in the deep freeze.  What does this really mean? Nothing.  A groundhog can’t forecast the weather.  It’s all just for fun and in my opinion it’s a tradition that needs to keep on happening. Anyway Phil has been wrong […]

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Arctic Air Begins to Retreat, More Snow Chances Ahead

January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Arctic Air Begins to Retreat, More Snow Chances Ahead

The cold, dry high pressure from the Arctic that we’ve been dealing with over the past couple of days remains in control of our weather, but only for a little longer.  The blast of frigid air circulating around the cold core of the Polar Vortex northeast of us that has pushed the jet stream southward […]

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Our Cold Pattern Continues with a Possible Return of the Polar Vortex

January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Our Cold Pattern Continues with a Possible Return of the Polar Vortex

Even though we’re expecting a slight warm up for this weekend with the arrival of a storm system from the northwest, the longer term trend looks to be a continuation of the colder than normal weather we’ve been dealing with for most of this winter.  We’re expecting more of what we call a northwesterly flow […]

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A Milder Weekend Ahead, Some Jet Stream Shifting in the Coming Days and Weeks

January 10, 2014 0 Comments
A Milder Weekend Ahead, Some Jet Stream Shifting in the Coming Days and Weeks

Now that the polar vortex (our new favorite buzz word) has finally retreated to northern Canada where it normally resides, we’re getting a chance to enjoy the prospect of some decent outdoor weather at least for this weekend.  The jet stream has shifted northward allowing some more seasonably mild air into the Upper Midwest to […]

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A Particularly Dangerous Situation

January 5, 2014 0 Comments
A Particularly Dangerous Situation

There is a phrase used by the National Weather Service that you may or may not have of.   Sometimes on rare occasions in the summer the National Weather Service will put a PDS in front of a severe watch, mainly tornadoes.  PDS stands for Particularly Dangerous Situation.  It it used in rare circumstances when […]

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Dangerously cold air coming with potential record breaking temperatures

January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Dangerously cold air coming with potential record breaking temperatures

If you like the cold, well you’re living in the right place.  It seems like Mother Nature is trying to make up for the last couple of winters that started off on the warm side.  Starting Saturday, we will start to see the kind of air your grandparents told you stories about from when they […]

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