Don’t Start Growing Those Plants Just Yet

April 23, 2015 0 Comments
Don’t Start Growing Those Plants Just Yet

With all of the warm temperatures and rain that we’ve seen so far in April, one would think it would be a good time to get out in the backyard and plant some veggies and flowers. However, the best time to start growing is after the latest freeze date of Spring, and historically, that has […]

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Meteor Shower Tonight! 4/22/15

April 22, 2015 0 Comments
Meteor Shower Tonight! 4/22/15

For more details on the Lyrid Meteor Shower, seen tonight (4/22/15-4/23/15), check out this article by Science@NASA.

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Chilly to start the week, but warmer weather will return soon

April 21, 2015 0 Comments
Chilly to start the week, but warmer weather will return soon

Each week this month has had its own theme…or season. We started with seasonable, spring-like weather through Easter Sunday, but then a cold snap the following work week brought frigid temperatures and eventually shovel-able snow. Right after that was an incredible spell of 60s and 70s that almost made us think we were in the […]

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The mild spell continues, but cooler days aren’t far off

April 16, 2015 0 Comments
The mild spell continues, but cooler days aren’t far off

It’s been almost a full week since our last cool snap ended with a coating of wet snow just before a surge of milder air over the weekend brought us back into spring mode. Now, as we approach the tail end of the work week, a week that has seen us enjoy nothing but 60 to 70 […]

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Warm and dry for a while with changes ahead for the weekend

April 13, 2015 0 Comments
Warm and dry for a while with changes ahead for the weekend

Coming out of what turned out to be a rather dreary and damp stretch of chilly weather, we were all hoping for not only a warm up, but also a decent respite from rain and clouds and certainly the weather over the weekend we enjoyed was just what anyone could have hoped for in early April. […]

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Cool and unsettled weather continues with the threat of severe weather

April 8, 2015 0 Comments
Cool and unsettled weather continues with the threat of severe weather

Our active weather pattern continues as we head into the second half of the work week on a gray and damp note. The second storm system to affect our weather this week is approaching from the southwest and while its main impact will be felt well to our southeast, our local area is still in […]

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International Space Station Passages The Next Couple Of Weeks

April 6, 2015 0 Comments
International Space Station Passages The Next Couple Of Weeks

There are a couple of really good chances to see a passage of the International Space Station here in Rochester in the next couple of weeks. There are three main factors in whether we will get to see the ISS: cloud cover, magnitude (brightness), and elevation. The ISS is the third brightest object in the sky […]

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A Look Ahead to Saturday’s Lunar Eclipse and Easter Weekend

April 2, 2015 0 Comments
A Look Ahead to Saturday’s Lunar Eclipse and Easter Weekend

Easter weekend is coming up and we have a pretty decent outlook as far as the weather is concerned. As a bonus, Saturday morning gives us a chance to see a phenomenon we rarely get to experience: a partial lunar eclipse. Areas to our west have a chance to see the total eclipse, which starts […]

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No fooling around here! We kick off April with the warmest day of 2015 so far

April 1, 2015 0 Comments
No fooling around here! We kick off April with the warmest day of 2015 so far

In early spring, sometimes the windiest days are the warmest ones and that’s exactly how we’re starting the month of April in the Upper Midwest. A potent storm system to our northwest is generating some strong winds as it moves in from the northern Rockies, pulling in very warm air and even a small amount […]

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April 4th, 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse

March 31, 2015 0 Comments
April 4th, 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse

If you want to see the total lunar eclipse this weekend, head outside and check it out before sunrise Saturday morning. Partial eclipse begins at 5:16am CDT and total eclipse begins at 6:58am. However, from our perspective in Rochester, MN, we won’t be able to see the eclipse in totality. For us, sunrise is 6:46am […]

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