What does instability really mean? Weather Fun Facts: #4

July 22, 2015 0 Comments
What does instability really mean? Weather Fun Facts: #4

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 4th installment of the more in-depth explanation behind some of weather’s coolest processes, and I attempt to explain […]

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Warm, muggy weather and some storms ahead for the weekend

July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Warm, muggy weather and some storms ahead for the weekend

After a brief respite from summer-like heat and humidity this week, we’re looking at some changes as we approach the final weekend in July. High pressure from Canada has been responsible for providing us with this refreshing cool, and less humid air for a few days with temperatures once again dropping off to 70s for highs and 50s […]

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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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New Horizons probe will make close pass of Pluto Tuesday morning

July 13, 2015 0 Comments
New Horizons probe will make close pass of Pluto Tuesday morning

It’s common knowledge that Pluto is no longer considered a planet by the scientific community. Nevertheless, the dwarf planet is still worth studying. The New Horizons probe will make its closest pass of Pluto at 11:49:57 UTC (6:49:57 am CDT) on Tuesday. The probe will be able to learn more about Pluto than we ever […]

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What causes smog? Why is the sky blue? Weather Fun Facts: #2

July 8, 2015 0 Comments
What causes smog? Why is the sky blue? Weather Fun Facts: #2

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 2nd installment of the more in-depth explanation behind some of weather’s coolest processes, and I attempt to explain interesting […]

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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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How do raindrops form? Weather Fun Facts: #1

July 1, 2015 0 Comments
How do raindrops form? Weather Fun Facts: #1

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 first 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 start to July, but warmer days are not far off

July 1, 2015 0 Comments
A cool start to July, but warmer days are not far off

We’re starting the month of July on a cool, crisp, and May-like note with 70s instead of 80s or 90s and little in the way of summer-like humidity. The jet stream for weeks has been oriented more to the northwest than in a west to east “zonal” flow or in a ridge that might bring […]

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