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Cold air invades for the end of October

October 28, 2014 0 Comments
Cold air invades for the end of October

After an unbelievably warm Monday that served as the climax to essentially a full week of mild weather in the region, cold air has once again made its way into the Upper Mississippi Valley and looks to linger through the tail end of October. The large storm system responsible for producing some of these sweeping […]

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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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August Summary and a Look Ahead to September

September 1, 2014 0 Comments
August Summary and a Look Ahead to September

We certainly ended August on a warm, rainy note, didn’t we? Compared to what we experienced earlier in the month, there were some rather large changes later in August that will actually carry over into September. One of those pattern changes is frequent rain chances. We’ve had a rather warm, but unsettled Labor Day weekend thus far […]

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Not at all a typical July so far

July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Not at all a typical July so far

With only nine days of 80 degrees or warmer this month in the first full 29 days and lows in the 50s twice as often as 60 or 70 degree lows, we can tell without even looking at statistical data that this July is running quite a bit below normal for temperatures as we approach […]

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Our mild stretch continues and may possibly go on for a while

June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Our mild stretch continues and may possibly go on for a while

After nearly two weeks of warmer than normal temperatures in Rochester, things are beginning to feel just a little more seasonably mild as we work our way through the first week of June. In other words, high temperatures in the 70s are becoming more common in the area, a departure from the low to mid […]

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April was cool and one of the wettest, but what does May have to offer?

May 1, 2014 0 Comments
April was cool and one of the wettest, but what does May have to offer?

We certainly finished the month of April on a sour note, didn’t we? Given what we’ve experienced in the past week or so, most people are probably either breathing a sigh of relief or saying good riddance to the month even if it means we’re just flipping the calendar over to a new page, but […]

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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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September Summary; A Brief Look Ahead

October 1, 2013 0 Comments
September Summary; A Brief Look Ahead

If it seemed like September was unusually warm in our area, you’re right.  Our mean temperature was almost four full degrees warmer than the 30 year climate average of 60.4 degrees, placing us in the top ten warmest Septembers in recorded history for the city of Rochester.  We tied 1939 and 1919 for number 8 […]

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Quite a Stetch of Cool Weather…And There’s More To Come

August 7, 2013 0 Comments
Quite a Stetch of Cool Weather…And There’s More To Come

Tuesday’s 80°+ temperatures and heavier humidity gave us a rare glimpse of what typical August weather is like as cool and dry have generally been the theme this month so far.  The same cold front that triggered strong thunderstorms in the Twin Cities and even parts of our viewing area late in the evening also […]

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Our Cool Trend Continues

July 30, 2013 0 Comments
Our Cool Trend Continues

With more than a week of an unseasonably cool weather pattern under our belts, it looks like there will be a slight warm up in some of the coming days, but still nothing that might be considered typical late summer weather for our standards.  We’re going to to get rid of the 60s and lower […]

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