Tag: climate

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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A Frigid Christmas

December 25, 2012 0 Comments
A Frigid Christmas

Cold high pressure has settled in from the north, keeping skies generally clear during our Christmas Eve last night and still bright and sunny for today as well.  The sunshine won’t help much with our temperatures, however, as high temperatures will be the coldest of the season so far.  Most locations will top out around 10° which […]

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Snowfall Totals From the Weekend: Updated

December 10, 2012 0 Comments
Snowfall Totals From the Weekend: Updated

  It seems like winter showed up all at once for us as our weekend storm system made up for lost time bringing significant snowfall to most of the area.  We officially ended up with 4.1 inches of snowfall in Rochester on Sunday, snapping the string of 292 days without at least one inch of measurable […]

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September Summary

October 1, 2012 0 Comments
September Summary

It was a warm and very dry September for us in ou area as high temperatures were just a little warmer than normal while rainfall was way below normal.  Stagnant high pressure was dominant in the regionfor te last half of the month, bringing incredibly beautiful weather, but suppressing any rainfall potential.  The atmosphere itself […]

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August Preview

August 2, 2012 0 Comments
August Preview

Last year at this time, the latest 30 year climate data was released by the National Weather Service’s Climate Center outlining the new set of “norms” for each month in terms of both temperatures and rainfall for our area and the entire United States.  Those statistics are recalculated every decade and it then takes a […]

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April Summary

May 1, 2012 0 Comments
April Summary

In contrast to the record setting month of March that felt more like May most of the time, our month of April was quite seasonable with a decent amount of rainfall in the area.  In Rochester, we were only couple of degrees above normal for the average high and low temperatures and we finished a […]

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Where We Stand So Far

February 12, 2012 0 Comments

Talk about polar opposites when comparing last winter to this winter.  I decided to jump the gun a little bit and give a winter update on where things are standing in terms of breaking any seasonable records.  Some of these are eye popping and I couldn’t contain waiting til the end of meteorological winter (December,January, […]

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