A Frigid Weekend

February 13, 2015 0 Comments
A Frigid Weekend

Just when it seems like perhaps we’ve turned the corner and now the worst of winter might be behind us, we find ourselves looking up at yet another blast of Arctic air for our weekend. While temperatures for Friday seems relatively close to what we would call “typical” or “seasonable” for this time of the year, […]

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Cold Wind Blowing in, Reinforcements on the Way

February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Cold Wind Blowing in, Reinforcements on the Way

tl;dr – March 2015 will be warmer than this February. Wednesday’s high of 33 degrees occurred at Midnight and the temperature has been falling ever since. The low temperature will occur at Midnight tonight as temperatures continue the drop to the single digits below zero Thursday morning. Below is a surface map showing wind direction, speed, […]

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A mild spell is ahead for us, but it won’t last forever

February 6, 2015 0 Comments
A mild spell is ahead for us, but it won’t last forever

A day after matching the coldest temperature reading of the season with a morning low of -17 on Thursday, things are looking brighter and warmer for us to round out the first work week of February. A subtle shift in our upper level pattern is allowing milder, Pacific modified air into the Upper Midwest and the […]

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February 3rd Snowfall Totals

February 4, 2015 0 Comments
February 3rd Snowfall Totals

For the 2nd consecutive time, and the 3rd time this year, the single event snowfall total at the Rochester airport is 3.9″. Funny how that works… Courtesy NWS Twin Cities …and here is a list of snowfall totals for southeast MN, northeast IA, southwest WI reported to NWS La Crosse. PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER […]

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Snowfall totals from Sunday; more snow chances ahead

February 2, 2015 0 Comments
Snowfall totals from Sunday; more snow chances ahead

Our viewing area was on the northern periphery of the massive storm system that brought heavy snow to the Midwest on Sunday. Areas from Central Iowa through the Quad cities area and Chicago received up to 18 inches of snowfall from the goliath storm while our local area received a slightly more modest amount of snow. […]

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Snow/Wind/Cold Move in Tonight. History Repeating Itself?

January 31, 2015 0 Comments
Snow/Wind/Cold Move in Tonight.  History Repeating Itself?

We’re running just a couple of inches below normal for the month of January in the snowfall department, but we really haven’t gotten anything overly “exciting” just yet.  I;m not saying this next round of snow is going to be exciting for snow lovers, but with how this year has gone so far it might […]

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Afternoon 1/30/15: Weekend Snow Update 1

January 30, 2015 0 Comments
Afternoon 1/30/15: Weekend Snow Update 1

A couple waves of low pressure are taking shape, one is located on the British Columbia coast, the other is going to get kicked out of a larger wave of low pressure in the southwestern U.S.   These systems are tricky to forecast due to the interacting waves – the following is our best shot based […]

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It All Evens Out in the End

January 29, 2015 0 Comments
It All Evens Out in the End

It’s strange how our climatology works. For every stretch of abnormally warm or cold weather, there’s another spell of weather that is just the opposite to balance things out. More often than not, it’s within the same month, so in the end, the climate statistics are right around the 30 year average. With only a few exceptions […]

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Mild for now, but colder weather lies ahead of us

January 27, 2015 0 Comments
Mild for now, but colder weather lies ahead of us

While we’ve experienced a few clipper type storm systems in the past week or so, the jet stream guiding those through the Midwest from western Canada has kept the seasonably cold air bottled up in Canada while we’ve enjoyed highs in the 30s for the most part. Our climate average for the high temperature in […]

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Our Clipper That Wasn’t Is Going On To Do Big Things

January 25, 2015 0 Comments
Our Clipper That Wasn’t Is Going On To Do Big Things

Most of us went without seeing a flake Saturday night into Sunday morning as a weak clipper really fizzled out over the area.  It figures it gained a little steam just to our south.  As of 6:00 Sunday evening our little guy has gained a lot of steam.  Now he’s not going to be affecting […]

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