Why Won’t You Stay?

March 30, 2014 0 Comments
Why Won’t You Stay?

I heard so many complaints on Sunday that wind was ruining the warmest day of the year!  I’m going to go on a little rant here before I break down the real reason we will be complaining again!  I do understand the frustration though, we finally have a warm day and it is kind of […]

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A Surge of Warmth for the Weekend

March 28, 2014 0 Comments
A Surge of Warmth for the Weekend

We’ve waited a long time to talk about the prospect of 50, or dare I say, 60 degree warmth, but this weekend’s forecast is looking like a pretty warm one, at least for a day. Given the rough winter we’ve had, the unusually pronounced Arctic air pattern  in our upper level winds, and our really […]

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March 23, 2014 0 Comments

The 1st half of the week will feature a lot of winter, cold and a little more snow, but by the time next weekend rolls around spring will be knocking and most of us are going to answer. Highs Sunday afternoon would have been right on par with the middle of January as winter still […]

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It May Be Spring, But We Still Have Some Winter-like Weather Ahead of Us

March 21, 2014 0 Comments
It May Be Spring, But We Still Have Some Winter-like Weather Ahead of Us

While we’re enjoying a bright, breezy, and spring-like Friday we know that this gasp of warmth is going to be here for a limited time only as a potent cold front is poised to swing through the region later today (Friday evening) drawing in much colder air from Canada for tonight and the weekend. As […]

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Spring 2014 Begins Thursday, March 20th

March 19, 2014 0 Comments
Spring 2014 Begins Thursday, March 20th

At least by the calendar and celestial bodies, Spring of 2014 begins at 11:57am CDT on Thursday, March 20th. The Vernal Equinox (Spring Equinox) is when the center of the sun is directly overhead the equator – when the axis of the earth is tilted neither toward or away from the sun. It is not, […]

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Early week storm track

March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Early week storm track

You may have heard about a storm we are tracking for the early portion of the upcoming week, mainly Tuesday and Wednesday.   The upper level low of the eventual storm is still hanging out off of the coast of Washington state and this is why a little uncertainty exists about the actual track.  Us […]

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An Active Weather Pattern for the Next Week

March 14, 2014 0 Comments
An Active Weather Pattern for the Next Week

It’s almost like a cliché or perhaps a bad joke, but when we reach mid March in southern Minnesota and north Iowa, people begin to expect at least one heavy snow event, or at the very least, an ugly wintry mixture that reminds us we’re first in the midst of  ”tournament time” and it’s not quite […]

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El-Nino Watch

March 8, 2014 0 Comments
El-Nino Watch

There has been a lot of talk in national news about an El-Nino watch being issued.  This is true, but what does it mean and how is it going to affect us if at all?  Well, you came to the right place!  There is going to be a lot of reading to this one, but […]

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March 4-5, 2014 Snowfall Totals

March 5, 2014 0 Comments
March 4-5, 2014 Snowfall Totals

Well, that’s over now. Uff da! A persistent, narrow band of snow delivered some extreme amounts of snow to a select few in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Thanks to the National Weather Service for putting snowfall totals. We’ll update this post with updated totals as more come in.   Here’s what the actual radar […]

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Broken records that are mind blowing

March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Broken records that are mind blowing

This blog post will not disappoint! We all know by now after we have talked so much about it that we are living through one of the harshest winters of all time.  There is, however no parallel to the record we have just set because it has never been done before.  Sunday in Rochester and […]

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