A cool spell lies ahead of us

November 4, 2014 0 Comments
A cool spell lies ahead of us

As we move through the first week of November, we’re experiencing quite a range of November style weather. So far, it’s been we’ve been essentially right on the money for this time of the year with typical 40s and 50s for highs, brisk winds, and both sun and rain. We’ll be adding a little late […]

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What Was In The Sky?

November 1, 2014 0 Comments
What Was In The Sky?

If you were around town on Saturday there was something very cool and mysterious going on in the sky.  It wasn’t aliens…it was the meteorological phenomenon known as a Fallstreak hole.  How they occur may seem a bit complex, but looking at them is easy. First you need a deck of Altocumulus or Cirrocumulus clouds. […]

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A cold start to the weekend, but a slight warm up is ahead

October 31, 2014 0 Comments
A cold start to the weekend, but a slight warm up is ahead

Having the coldest air mass of the season descend upon the region on Halloween certainly has been less than ideal timing for us, but at least it appears to be a short-lived cold snap. High temperatures for Halloween in most spots locally are running about 10 to 12 degrees colder than the seasonal norm with upper 30s […]

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Coldest Halloween in Years On Tap

October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Coldest Halloween in Years On Tap

It’s been mild basically for the last two weeks so of course when Halloween comes around we would expect to see the coldest air of the season.  Whether we like it or not that seems to be the likely scenario after a storm system on Thursday pulls in chilly air that has been hanging out […]

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Cold air invades for the end of October

October 28, 2014 0 Comments
Cold air invades for the end of October

After an unbelievably warm Monday that served as the climax to essentially a full week of mild weather in the region, cold air has once again made its way into the Upper Mississippi Valley and looks to linger through the tail end of October. The large storm system responsible for producing some of these sweeping […]

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LIVE, October 23, 2014: View the Partial Solar Eclipse

October 23, 2014 0 Comments
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How to View a Solar Eclipse

October 22, 2014 0 Comments
How to View a Solar Eclipse

The chance of a clearing sky is looking better for Thursday afternoon’s solar eclipse. If all goes to plan, we’ll be able to see it from our southeast Minnesota perspective. It may seem like common sense to some, but it’s critical that you do not look directly at the sun. So, how do you observe […]

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This week’s partial solar eclipse (let’s hope the clouds clear out in time)

October 20, 2014 0 Comments

On the heels of the impressive total lunar eclipse earlier this month, we have yet another celestial display on the menu this week, unless the weather fails us. A partial solar eclipse will be visible for a select few locations in North America this week, and get this, our area is one of them! The big concern is, […]

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Look To The Skies — Orionids Peak This Week

October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Look To The Skies — Orionids Peak This Week

The Orionids are one of the annual meteor showers we can all witness if weather permits.  The Orionids are made up of the leftover debris from Halley’s Comet.  Statistically these don’t compare in number to some of the other meteor showers that come along such as the Perseids in August or the Gemenids in December. […]

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Southern MN Fall Colors Nearing Peak

October 16, 2014 0 Comments
Southern MN Fall Colors Nearing Peak

Check the DNR Fall Colors page for the very latest. The weather looks to be shaping up nicely to check out the region’s vibrant fall colors. Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning look to feature the most blue sky and temperatures will be at or slightly below normal for mid-October.

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