A wintry November is in the books, but it looks like warmer days are ahead

December 1, 2014 0 Comments
A wintry November is in the books, but it looks like warmer days are ahead

At last the frigid month of November 2014 is behind us and we can finally flip the calendar to find that…the weather has gotten even colder to start December. Fear not, however, as there are promising signs that things may be getting warmer for us in the future and not just for a day or two. […]

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Another Day Another Arctic Cold Front

November 29, 2014 0 Comments
Another Day Another Arctic Cold Front

Rinse, wash, and repeat!  The Arctic continues to send us cold shot after cold shot.  After temperatures closing in on and exceeding 40 degrees Saturday afternoon, this latest round of the Arctic will add insult to injury?  Highs Saturday afternoon are below.   We can see the extremes on both sides of this system.  Out […]

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Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

November 27, 2014 0 Comments
Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

If there’s an awkward lull in the usually lively Thanksgiving dinner chit-chat today, you can always shift the discussion to weather because there certainly isn’t a shortage of topics in that department right now. First, there’s the frigid November that has led to a white Thanksgiving and now the coldest temperatures of the season to […]

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I’m Dreaming of A White….Thanksgiving?

November 23, 2014 0 Comments
I’m Dreaming of A White….Thanksgiving?

I’m telling you there’s a chance!  Of a white Thanksgiving that is.  A white Christmas is defined as 1″ of snow on the ground or falling on Christmas Day.  While I’m pretty confident in saying Thanksgiving will be nice (In terms of precip) the days leading up could feature snow and wind. The first chance […]

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Recapping The Cold Snap

November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Recapping The Cold Snap

There is more cold on the way after a relatively mild Saturday and Sunday, but first we’re looking back on an impressive cold snap for November’s standards.   Friday morning was the first negative temperature reading in November since 2000.  To one up that, that was the coldest November morning as a whole since WAY […]

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The Cold Spell Continues

November 19, 2014 0 Comments
The Cold Spell Continues

Our unbelievable cold spell has now passed the one week mark with plenty of cold weather still in our immediate future. We’ve been below freezing for eight full days now which isn’t quite a record for the month of November, but it now places us on the top ten list and it looks like a quick climb to […]

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More Cold Where That Came From

November 16, 2014 0 Comments
More Cold Where That Came From

So you think it was cold last week?  Well…the Arctic is opening up once again and this time around it’s sending us an even bigger blast of unseasonably cold air.  If you forgot what the beginning of January feels, just step outside on Monday. This Arctic cold front that is crossing Saturday night will also […]

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Saturday’s Snowfall

November 16, 2014 0 Comments
Saturday’s Snowfall

A clipper system came through the area Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning bringing with it a general 1-3″ of fluffy powder fell across the area making the roads slick and adding to our blanket of white. Here a few snowfall reports from around the area.   Check out this map below.  It shows the […]

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An Unusually Cold Spell for November

November 12, 2014 0 Comments
An Unusually Cold Spell for November

Now that the blast of Arctic air has arrived signifying the start of our heavily advertised mid November cold snap, we can focus on making some comparisons with previous years and speculating on what the upcoming winter might bring. The first 20 something high temperature of the season was on Tuesday, a day that also featured the first measurable […]

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Storm Update 4: Dry air and the back edge

November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Storm Update 4: Dry air and the back edge

So far so good for us this Monday.  Some of southern Minnesota had a coating of snow on the cars from the light stuff that moved through overnight.  Dry air is winning the battle around these parts and that was to be expected.  The dry air moved in a little faster than expected, but that […]

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