A cool July so far, but more summer-like warmth is on its way

July 8, 2015 0 Comments
A cool July so far, but more summer-like warmth is on its way

With the exception of about tow and half days over last weekend, our month of July has really felt nothing like a typical July. We’re a solid week into the month and only twice have we reached 80 degrees officially in Rochester. We experienced a gasp of summer warmth and humidity from early Saturday morning […]

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How do raindrops form? Weather Fun Facts: #1

July 1, 2015 0 Comments
How do raindrops form? Weather Fun Facts: #1

Since the dawn of modern science, meteorologists have gotten a bad rap based on the occasional, missed forecast, but there are actually very complex and interesting explanations to weather phenomenon that happen around us every day. This is the first installment of the more in-depth explanation behind some of weather’s coolest processes, and I attempt to explain […]

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A cool start to July, but warmer days are not far off

July 1, 2015 0 Comments
A cool start to July, but warmer days are not far off

We’re starting the month of July on a cool, crisp, and May-like note with 70s instead of 80s or 90s and little in the way of summer-like humidity. The jet stream for weeks has been oriented more to the northwest than in a west to east “zonal” flow or in a ridge that might bring […]

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Northwoods forecast (Cabin Cast) for this weekend

June 26, 2015 0 Comments
Northwoods forecast (Cabin Cast) for this weekend

Our mild, but somewhat unsettled weather pattern continues today and looks to carry us into the weekend as small disturbances in the atmosphere bring scattered rain showers to the area while temperatures stay slightly below the seasonal averages. In our area today, it will be spotty light rain showers with just enough instability to produce […]

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Storm reports and rainfall from Monday, more chances this week

June 22, 2015 0 Comments
Storm reports and rainfall from Monday, more chances this week

We experienced quite a nasty complex of severe thunderstorms early Monday morning across the area with damaging winds and heavy rainfall causing major problems in much of the region. While our local wind gusts weren’t quite as strong as some of the unbelievable reports of 80 to 95 mile per hour gusts that came out from […]

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Wednesday’s rainfall totals; some weekend thunderstorm chances for us

June 18, 2015 0 Comments
Wednesday’s rainfall totals; some weekend thunderstorm chances for us

As we move through the second half of the month of June, which is also typically the peak of severe weather season, we enjoy little break from severe weather concerns as sunshine looks to dominate the weather picture for a couple of days. The cold front that triggered our most recent round of severe weather on […]

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Rainfall totals from Thursday; more is on the way for the weekend

June 12, 2015 0 Comments
Rainfall totals from Thursday; more is on the way for the weekend

While we managed to avoid the flooding rainfall that was once in the forecast for Thursday, we still ended up getting quite a sizeable amount of soaking rain. It worked out to be essentially two weeks’ worth of rainfall in most spots as totals were mostly in a one to two-inch range in our viewing […]

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Heavy rainfall is expected before the end of the week

June 10, 2015 0 Comments
Heavy rainfall is expected before the end of the week

We’ve been talking for the past few days about the possibility of heavy rainfall in the local area and as we approach the timeframe of the impact of the approaching storm system likely bringing the rain, things are still looking rather soggy for us. The latest data suggests that more than three or four inches […]

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Warm temperatures and some severe weather chances this week

June 8, 2015 0 Comments
Warm temperatures and some severe weather chances this week

Our current spell of warm, slightly humid, typical early summer continues into the work week today and it looks like some more thunderstorm chances will be lining up for us as well. It is June, after all. Typically the stormiest month of the year in our area. One upper level disturbance is sliding in from […]

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Decreasing Drought Status – Rain Likely This Weekend

June 4, 2015 0 Comments
Decreasing Drought Status – Rain Likely This Weekend

The wet spring is helping to alleviate some long-term drought conditions across the great state of Minnesota. As per the latest drought monitor release, the area in Minnesota classified in drought has decreased from 98% to 51%, and the area in moderate drought has decreased from about 25% to 12%.   Since this past weekend, […]

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