A Promising May Outlook

May 2, 2016 0 Comments
A Promising May Outlook

The final week of April turned out to be an absolute dud as weather goes around of our with raw winds, periods of rain, and subnormal temperatures dominating the scene, but things have gotten better since we turned the page on the calendar. After a decent Sunday that featured at least some sunshine at times […]

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What’s the deal with a Blizzard Warning when we’re not getting much snow?

February 7, 2016 0 Comments
What’s the deal with a Blizzard Warning when we’re not getting much snow?

Fittingly, a Blizzard Warning has been issued for parts of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. The question you might have, however, is how there can be a Blizzard Warning when we’re only looking at a half inch to 1.5″ accumulation of snow. On the high end, there may be a pocket or two where snowfall […]

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December summary and a preview of January

January 1, 2016 0 Comments
December summary and a preview of January

Now that we’re into the new year with fairly new wintry scenery and a colder, more seasonable weather pattern we can look back at the final statistics and see how warm and wet December really was. Overall, it was the second warmest AND the second wettest December of all-time and the second warmest winter month […]

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Monday-Tuesday Snowfall Reports So Far

December 29, 2015 0 Comments

These come from NWS La Crosse More totals are available from NWS Twin Cities PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 812 AM CST TUE DEC 29 2015 …SNOWFALL REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS… LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON …IOWA… …ALLAMAKEE COUNTY… 1 N WAUKON 9.0 IN 0730 AM 12/29 43.28N/91.48W WAUKON 8.0 IN 0726 […]

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An active week ahead as we approach the holidays

December 21, 2015 0 Comments
An active week ahead as we approach the holidays

As we move through the second half of December with Christmas just ahead of us, our weather pattern looks to stay “active”, but also mostly mild which means liquid precipitation and even ice at times to go with a couple of shots at actually measuring some snow. The jet stream aloft is in a zonal […]

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A taste of more typical winter weather, then more wintry sloppiness

December 16, 2015 0 Comments
A taste of more typical winter weather, then more wintry sloppiness

As one potent storm system moves out, we’re looking at the prospect of a quieter pattern for a few days as the first blast of seasonably cold air blows in for the tail end of the week and weekend. Rochester has yet to record a high temperature below freezing this month, and in fact, twelve […]

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The mild spell continues

December 7, 2015 0 Comments
The mild spell continues

The calendar reads “December,” but for all intents and purposes it might as well say “November” as our brown ground and 40 something temperatures are essentially holdovers from last month and it looks like we may stay on the “un-December-like” side of things for a while longer. In a typical early to mid December, we’d […]

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Winter storm on the way to end November

November 28, 2015 0 Comments
Winter storm on the way to end November

A winter storm watch has been issued for the areas along and west of I-35 in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. The watch runs from 6 am Monday to 6 pm Tuesday in Minnesota and 6 am Monday to 6 am Tuesday in Iowa. There is no indication yet as to whether a watch will […]

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A quiet weekend, but more snow chances may right around the corner

November 27, 2015 0 Comments
A quiet weekend, but more snow chances may right around the corner

Thankfully, our lone “rough” weather day in this holiday weekend is behind us and now we can focus on Christmas shopping or preparing for winter. In the wake of the rain, sleet, and snow event Thursday,¬†drier and colder¬†air has poured in from the Plains making thins blissfully tranquil, but a bit raw. Surface high pressure […]

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A quiet start to Thanksgiving week

November 23, 2015 0 Comments
A quiet start to Thanksgiving week

After a cold, but sun filled weekend, slightly warmer air is trickling into the region to start the new work week as skies look to remain fairly dry and sunny. Given the amount of snow pack in north Iowa and far southern Minnesota, however, some spots will enjoy less of the warmth than others over […]

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