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A look back at the Rochester F5 Tornado, 133 years later

August 21, 2016 0 Comments
A look back at the Rochester F5 Tornado, 133 years later

August 21, 1883 is arguably the most important day in the history of Rochester. That was the day that the Med City took a direct hit from an F5 tornado. This mile-wide tornado touched down in Dodge County, leveling farms there. It moved northeast into northern Rochester, causing destruction to homes before finally dissipating about […]

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Quite a pleasant spell of weather ahead

May 16, 2016 0 Comments
Quite a pleasant spell of weather ahead

It seems like the last few weeks have been mostly characterized by gloom with glimpses of gusty, cool sunshine, but not many stretches of mild, sensational sunshine for our region, but it looks like that may be changing. The jet stream aloft, the current of winds in the upper portion of the atmosphere responsible for […]

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A Promising May Outlook

May 2, 2016 0 Comments
A Promising May Outlook

The final week of April turned out to be an absolute dud as weather goes around of our with raw winds, periods of rain, and subnormal temperatures dominating the scene, but things have gotten better since we turned the page on the calendar. After a decent Sunday that featured at least some sunshine at times […]

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December summary and a preview of January

January 1, 2016 0 Comments
December summary and a preview of January

Now that we’re into the new year with fairly new wintry scenery and a colder, more seasonable weather pattern we can look back at the final statistics and see how warm and wet December really was. Overall, it was the second warmest AND the second wettest December of all-time and the second warmest winter month […]

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An active week ahead as we approach the holidays

December 21, 2015 0 Comments
An active week ahead as we approach the holidays

As we move through the second half of December with Christmas just ahead of us, our weather pattern looks to stay “active”, but also mostly mild which means liquid precipitation and even ice at times to go with a couple of shots at actually measuring some snow. The jet stream aloft is in a zonal […]

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A taste of more typical winter weather, then more wintry sloppiness

December 16, 2015 0 Comments
A taste of more typical winter weather, then more wintry sloppiness

As one potent storm system moves out, we’re looking at the prospect of a quieter pattern for a few days as the first blast of seasonably cold air blows in for the tail end of the week and weekend. Rochester has yet to record a high temperature below freezing this month, and in fact, twelve […]

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A quiet weekend, but more snow chances may right around the corner

November 27, 2015 0 Comments
A quiet weekend, but more snow chances may right around the corner

Thankfully, our lone “rough” weather day in this holiday weekend is behind us and now we can focus on Christmas shopping or preparing for winter. In the wake of the rain, sleet, and snow event Thursday, drier and colder air has poured in from the Plains making thins blissfully tranquil, but a bit raw. Surface high pressure […]

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Our mild spell ends as things become a bit wintry

November 18, 2015 0 Comments
Our mild spell ends as things become a bit wintry

How many times have we talked about how mild and pleasant this fall season has been, especially during this unusually mild November? Probably ten times on this blog alone and about 100 times on the air! A major shift is occurring right now, however, that will not only bring an end to the mild weather for good, but it looks […]

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Another mild spell is ahead, but colder air isn’t far off

November 13, 2015 0 Comments
Another mild spell is ahead, but colder air isn’t far off

It’s almost become something of a custom for us this fall season to have all of the unsettled and windy weather in the middle of the work week, saving the brightest, most pleasant weather for the weekend and once again this looks to be playing out for us this week. The large, powerful storm system […]

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A Timely Storm System on Two Big Anniversaries

November 10, 2015 0 Comments
A Timely Storm System on Two Big Anniversaries

Today, November 10th is the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and tomorrow, November 11th is the 75th anniversary of the monstrous and deadly Armistice Day storm. On a similar timeline and of nearly equal strength, a storm system will be passing through Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin tomorrow (November 11th) and Thursday. […]

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