Tag: autumn

Why do leaves change color during the fall months?

September 28, 2015 0 Comments
Why do leaves change color during the fall months?

One of the best things about the fall months, besides all of the pumpkin spiced products of course, is the changing of the colors of leaves. There may be a bit of a misconception on what actually causes the leaves to change color. It is not only the change in temperature as we exit summer […]

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Above normal end to September; staying warm in October?

September 21, 2015 0 Comments
Above normal end to September; staying warm in October?

Even though the official start to autumn is this Wednesday, September 23, it does not necessarily feel like it. Highs in Rochester are forecasted to be in the 70s for the next seven days, which is a few degrees above normal. We don’t want to say for sure that temperatures beyond the 27th will be […]

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A Chilly Morning

September 3, 2013 0 Comments
A Chilly Morning

We’ve certainly had our share of autumn-like days in the past month or so, but this morning’s chilly temperatures seemed to do the best job of reminding us how close we are to fall and that frosty weather may be just around the corner.  Thanks to a strong area of Canadian high pressure that fed […]

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Harvest Moon This Weekend

September 28, 2012 0 Comments
Harvest Moon This Weekend

Our weather may not be feeling particularly fall-like right now with afternoon high temperatures consistently in the 70s this week, but despite that we’re seeing more and more of those bright and beautiful fall colors and we’re approaching the annual Harvest Moon this weekend.  Of course just about every month features a full moon (they occur every 29.5 […]

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Major Cool Down

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Major Cool Down

Fall is officially less than a week away coming in this upcoming Saturday, but a large storm system will supply us with some much cooler air helping it feel like fall a little earlier. Temperatures have been above average over the past couple of days, but some BIG changes are coming.  These were some of our […]

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Still Some Fall Colors Around Us…For Now

October 12, 2010 0 Comments
Still Some Fall Colors Around Us…For Now

Even though it really hasn’t been feeling like fall for the past several days, the brightly colored foliage around the area continues to remind us that it’s still October and as we all know, this wonderfully colorful time of the year won’t last forever.  According to the Minnesota DNR, we’ve reached the peak for fall colors in southeastern Minnesota, […]

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Fall Foliage Update

September 29, 2010 0 Comments
Fall Foliage Update

As our weather remains quiet and pleasant right now, we can focus our attention on the bright colors of the early fall season.  While we still have at least a week or so before most of our local area enjoys the peak foliage colors, there are a few spots locally that are beginning to look extra […]

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Fall Color Reports

September 18, 2009 1 Comment

Parts of Minnesota are already at 25-50% of peak, including a chunk of southeast Minnesota. Check these pages out for reports in… Minnesota Wisconsin Iowa Also, we’ll be featuring Fall Photos again on the KTTC NewsCenter, so please submit your pictures to weather@kttc.com

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Persistence…

December 4, 2008 1 Comment

The overall weather pattern isn’t changing much for us in the next week.  We’re under northwest flow aloft, which means the jetstream, in general, is flowing from northwest to southeast across southern Canada and the northern U.S.  This will mean a steady parade of cold fronts ‘clippers’ that will deliver occasional light snow.  The next good […]

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Brr!! and other things

October 27, 2008 0 Comments
Brr!! and other things

Get ready for tomorrow morning – low 20s, maybe even some upper teens out there. Then we’re in the clear (literally) for the rest of the week. Nice, pleasant, dry weather – even a 60° reading for Thursday looks possible. We still have a couple of fall photos trickling into the weather office. Thanks to […]

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