Big Storm – Big Changes

September 9, 2014 0 Comments
Big Storm – Big Changes

We’ve been advertising this for about a week, but fall is  going to make a grand entrance into the region starting Tuesday night.  Unseasonably cool air, about 20 degrees below average, will rush into the area behind a very large and very potent system that is taking shape as we speak. (Averages for the second […]

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An Autumn Blast That’s Bigger Than The Last

September 7, 2014 0 Comments
An Autumn Blast That’s Bigger Than The Last

Poetry aside, last week we had a dose of cooler Canadian air slide down giving us highs around 70 and overnight lows in the mid to upper 40s.  If that was on the cool side for you then you are in for a shock as this next batch of cool air will send our temperatures […]

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A blast of Autumn for the weekend; another possible in the next week

September 5, 2014 0 Comments
A blast of Autumn for the weekend; another possible in the next week

In the span of mere hours, we went from mid summer weather to mid fall weather earlier today. A potent cold front moved through the local area Thursday evening and since then, temperatures have fallen from the 80s to the 50s and 60s in most spots and of course humidity has gone away for the foreseeable […]

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Sizzling Start To September — Meteorological Summer Recap

September 2, 2014 0 Comments
Sizzling Start To September — Meteorological Summer Recap

We are supposed to start the cooling trend into fall this month, but Mother Nature is making up for lost time in the heat department instead.  This round of warmth won’t be too intense or last that long,  but it will certainly be a change of pace from the weather we started off the first […]

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August Summary and a Look Ahead to September

September 1, 2014 0 Comments
August Summary and a Look Ahead to September

We certainly ended August on a warm, rainy note, didn’t we? Compared to what we experienced earlier in the month, there were some rather large changes later in August that will actually carry over into September. One of those pattern changes is frequent rain chances. We’ve had a rather warm, but unsettled Labor Day weekend thus far […]

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Rainfall update; looking ahead to some more chances this weekend

August 29, 2014 0 Comments
Rainfall update; looking ahead to some more chances this weekend

It wasn’t a pretty scene by any stretch of the imagination Thursday as clouds and about 18 hours of rain dominated the weather picture locally, but in the end we came out with a decent amount of rainfall. Most spots locally ended up with anywhere from half an inch to two inches of rain which […]

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Gravity Wave at Sunrise

August 26, 2014 0 Comments
Gravity Wave at Sunrise

What a beautiful sky this morning! I will confess to have missed the sunrise. Working evenings doesn’t lend itself well to waking up too early, but it sure was great to see the pictures sent to us via e-mail and shared on our facebook page. What caused this beautiful sky this morning? Was it aliens? […]

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Temperatures look to remain mild this week with a little holiday weekend rain possible

August 26, 2014 0 Comments
Temperatures look to remain mild this week with a little holiday weekend rain possible

All at once, we’ve returned to the September-like weather that has been almost a constant in our region this summer thanks to the passage of a cold front through the Upper Mississippi Valley Monday, and just like that the heat wave is over. A crisp north breeze will drawing in some dry air from northern […]

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A Warm and Wet Stretch of Days Ahead

August 20, 2014 0 Comments
A Warm and Wet Stretch of Days Ahead

Even though we’ve experienced a couple of heavy rounds of rain in recent days, there still remains a bit of a rainfall deficit for much of the area and because of that, we’re still technically hoping for a little more rain in the forecast. The good news is, there will be several opportunities for rain in the […]

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Rain Dance Finally Pays Off; Weather Pattern Turning Active

August 17, 2014 0 Comments
Rain Dance Finally Pays Off; Weather Pattern Turning Active

Weather and active hasn’t been in the same sentence let alone universe in the Upper Midwest in quite sometime, but that is all about to change. A ridge of high pressure looks to build over the next couple of days to our south.  It was looking like over the past couple of days that we […]

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