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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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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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