November in October

October 4, 2014 0 Comments
November in October

Wind chills, showers, and flakes!  October has certainly come in with a November-like flavor over the first couple of days.  Saturday highs were held in the upper 40s to low 50s, more indicative of the first week of October.  Morning lows on Saturday dipped to right around the FREEZING mark and there was a little […]

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A wet start to October, then a massive weekend cool down

October 1, 2014 0 Comments
A wet start to October, then a massive weekend cool down

We’re off to a gray and damp start to the month of October and from the look of things, quiet, mild, peaceful weather will be absent from our weather picture for quite a while. The first part of a one-two punch is moving through the region today, producing today’s rain and thick cloud cover. We’ll […]

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Cooling down as we wrap up September

September 29, 2014 0 Comments
Cooling down as we wrap up September

The warm, summer-like weather we enjoyed over the weekend seems like a distant memory now thanks to the arrival of a cold front from northern Minnesota that has brought brisk winds, low clouds, and some light rain and drizzle to the area to start the new week. From the look of the upcoming forecast data […]

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Great Weekend (your best weekend?) Ahead for Leaf-Peepers!

September 25, 2014 0 Comments
Great Weekend (your best weekend?) Ahead for Leaf-Peepers!

The latest update from the Minnesota DNR Fall Color Finder indicates we’re nearing peak in much of central to northern Minnesota! The combination of pleasant weather and vibrant color, even if it’s not at the peak of the peak, makes this coming weekend your best opportunity for a road trip.   There are indications in […]

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A Gloomy Wednesday — Mild Stretch Ahead

September 24, 2014 0 Comments
A Gloomy Wednesday — Mild Stretch Ahead

We’ll call Wednesday a hiccup in the forecast and you’ll see why by the time you see the stretch of pleasant, mild weather heading our way. For reference, the average temperature around these parts for this time of the year is about 70 degrees.  By the time the weekend rolls around we may be close […]

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Fall officially begins on a mild note; plenty of warmth ahead

September 22, 2014 0 Comments
Fall officially begins on a mild note; plenty of warmth ahead

We’ve already experienced our share of fall weather over the past month or so with a couple of spells of 50 and 60 degree highs and even a couple of rounds of frost in the area, but ironically as we reach the autumnal equinox, the official start to fall, our weather seems to be actually […]

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Severe Storms Saturday Night

September 20, 2014 0 Comments
Severe Storms Saturday Night

Storms fired a long a cold front slicing through Minnesota Saturday evening.  As these storms developed into a line, damaging winds became the main threat, but hail stole the show.  For the most part the hail was on the smaller size (Dime to pea size) but it piled up in spots.  Looking at the pictures […]

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A gasp of summer weather for the weekend

September 19, 2014 0 Comments
A gasp of summer weather for the weekend

Our weather this week has gotten progressively warmer and warmer and seemingly more September-like as the 50 and 60 degree high temperatures we experienced a week or so ago have given way to the more seasonable lower 70s. It looks this warmer scheme of temperatures is going to stick around for quite a while starting with […]

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The Cool Spell is ending, A Warmer Spell Lies Ahead

September 16, 2014 0 Comments
The Cool Spell is ending, A Warmer Spell Lies Ahead

It’s now been a full week since Rochester officially reached the 70 degree mark. With an October-like weather pattern in place, highs in the 50s and 60s have been the norm and we’ve even had a little premature frost on a couple of occasions. However, that pattern is beginning to change as a shift toward warmer, more […]

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Patchy Frost Tuesday Morning? Warmer Days Ahead

September 15, 2014 0 Comments
Patchy Frost Tuesday Morning?  Warmer Days Ahead

We almost had our third day in the 50s this month, but sunshine late Monday afternoon helped our temps jump into the low 60s at the Rochester International Airport.  High pressure helped that sunshine break out by clearing the clouds, and those clouds will continue to go on the decrease as the evening and overnight […]

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