Rainfall Totals from Thursday 8/18/2016

August 19, 2016 0 Comments

Rainfall Totals from Thursday’s thunderstorms: Public Information Statement National Weather Service La Crosse WI 831 AM CDT Fri Aug 19 2016 …24 Hour Rainfall Reports… Location Amount Time/Date Lat/Lon …Iowa… …Allamakee County… 4 ENE Watson 1.90 in 0745 AM 08/19 43.11N/91.26W 3 SE Waterville 1.71 in 0807 AM 08/19 43.17N/91.24W Harpers Ferry 1.20 in 0620 […]

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Record Setting Rainfall

August 11, 2016 0 Comments
Record Setting Rainfall

A slow moving complex of storms delivered record setting rainfall to portions of southeast Minnesota on August 11th of 2016. These storms dropped 3 to 7″+ of rain to portions of Wabasha, Goodhue, Dodge and Olmsted Counties early in the morning which led to flooding along the Zumbro River and some of its tributaries. Rainfall […]

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Rainfall totals from Thursday morning

August 11, 2016 0 Comments

It was quite a round of thunderstorms that brought locally heavy rain to the area early this morning (August 11th) leading to some flooding in locations north and northeast of Rochester. Here are some totals from the pre-dawn event. RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 941 AM CDT THU AUG 11 2016 …RAINFALL RECORDS […]

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Hot Enough?

July 21, 2016 0 Comments
Hot Enough?

This latest stretch of weather has been a hot one and it’s not because the actual air temperatures have been that high. Blame the dew points, which is the measure of moisture in the air and the main reason why it was downright miserable to be outdoors. A dew point on 60, you may start […]

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Severe Storms Rock Southeast MN & Southwest Wisconsin

July 8, 2016 0 Comments

Mother nature decided to hold off on the natural fireworks until July 5th when a line of storms whipped across the area. Thunderstorms initially developed across western Minnesota and swept southeastward across the state producing several tornadoes, straight line winds, heavy rain and hail! Here across southeastern Minnesota, 3 tornadoes were recorded with a tornado […]

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Quite a pleasant spell of weather ahead

May 16, 2016 0 Comments
Quite a pleasant spell of weather ahead

It seems like the last few weeks have been mostly characterized by gloom with glimpses of gusty, cool sunshine, but not many stretches of mild, sensational sunshine for our region, but it looks like that may be changing. The jet stream aloft, the current of winds in the upper portion of the atmosphere responsible for […]

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5/9/16-5/10/16 Rainfall Totals

May 10, 2016 0 Comments

Courtesy NWS La Crosse PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 1013 AM CDT TUE MAY 10 2016 …RAINFALL REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS… LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON …IOWA… …ALLAMAKEE COUNTY… 3 S DORCHESTER 1.07 IN 0900 AM 05/10 43.42N/91.51W 3 SE WATERVILLE 0.77 IN 0907 AM 05/10 43.17N/91.24W …CHICKASAW COUNTY… NEW HAMPTON 0.46 […]

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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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