Temperatures look to remain mild this week with a little holiday weekend rain possible

August 26, 2014 0 Comments
Temperatures look to remain mild this week with a little holiday weekend rain possible

All at once, we’ve returned to the September-like weather that has been almost a constant in our region this summer thanks to the passage of a cold front through the Upper Mississippi Valley Monday, and just like that the heat wave is over. A crisp north breeze will drawing in some dry air from northern […]

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A Warm and Wet Stretch of Days Ahead

August 20, 2014 0 Comments
A Warm and Wet Stretch of Days Ahead

Even though we’ve experienced a couple of heavy rounds of rain in recent days, there still remains a bit of a rainfall deficit for much of the area and because of that, we’re still technically hoping for a little more rain in the forecast. The good news is, there will be several opportunities for rain in the […]

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Rain Dance Finally Pays Off; Weather Pattern Turning Active

August 17, 2014 0 Comments
Rain Dance Finally Pays Off; Weather Pattern Turning Active

Weather and active hasn’t been in the same sentence let alone universe in the Upper Midwest in quite sometime, but that is all about to change. A ridge of high pressure looks to build over the next couple of days to our south.  It was looking like over the past couple of days that we […]

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We Need A Drink. Latest Drought Monitor Includes Parts of MN/IA

August 14, 2014 0 Comments
We Need A Drink. Latest Drought Monitor Includes Parts of MN/IA

After a VERY wet spring, the rain has really shut off across the area.  For the last month or so we’ve been barking that we could use a good soaker and to keep on watering the lawns and flowers.  While there’s a chance of rain over the weekend, at this point it doesn’t look like […]

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A warmer, wetter trend possible in the next week

August 13, 2014 0 Comments
A warmer, wetter trend possible in the next week

Warmer air is surging into the area this week, meaning more summer-like 80 degree readings will be returning to our weather picture, ending the most recent spell of Fall-like weather. We’ve experienced eight consecutive days with high temperatures in the 70s while lower 80s would be considered the climate “norm” or average for early August. […]

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Supermoon VS. Meteors (Maybe)

August 9, 2014 0 Comments
Supermoon VS. Meteors (Maybe)

Freddy vs. Jason, Professor X vs. Magneto, Happy Gilmore vs. Shooter McGavin, Supermoon vs. Perseids?!  There will be a celestial battle going on above us in the coming days, but mother nature  may be the one who comes out victorious.  The bright light of the second of the three Supermoons this summer will be going […]

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Weekend Forecast — Cooler Next Week

August 8, 2014 0 Comments
Weekend Forecast — Cooler Next Week

We probably won’t see a whole lot of sunshine this weekend, but there will be enough to warm temperatures up to around 80 degrees.  The bulk of the weekend appears dry, but we’re watching a cold front come trough Sunday night that could give us rain chances for the second half of Sunday. That cold […]

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Pleasant temperatures continue, but dry weather also looks to persist

August 8, 2014 0 Comments
Pleasant temperatures continue, but dry weather also looks to persist

Our temperatures so far this summer have been phenomenal. Our readings have essentially been in a comfortable zone the entire time without any hot spikes or heat waves and it looks like that pattern will continue in the near term and in the longer term. The Climate Prediction Center has our region in a high […]

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A Tale of Two Forecasts

August 5, 2014 0 Comments
A Tale of Two Forecasts

Wednesday forecast is what you would call challenging.  It’s challenging in the sense that two towns ten miles away from one another can see completely different weather.  We break that down in the blog and talk about who has the best chance to see what. First of all the set-up. A warm front that is […]

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The first week of August may feature a little more rain for us

August 1, 2014 0 Comments
The first week of August may feature a little more rain for us

While generally unseasonably cool temperatures for the month of July in 2014 made headlines, it was the rainfall that was a bit more off the mark statistically. We were more than four degrees cooler than normal for high temperatures for July in Rochester which is certainly noteworthy, but not record-setting by any means. We measured less than half the normal amount of rainfall for […]

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