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December summary and a preview of January

January 1, 2016 0 Comments
December summary and a preview of January

Now that we’re into the new year with fairly new wintry scenery and a colder, more seasonable weather pattern we can look back at the final statistics and see how warm and wet December really was. Overall, it was the second warmest AND the second wettest December of all-time and the second warmest winter month […]

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A taste of more typical winter weather, then more wintry sloppiness

December 16, 2015 0 Comments
A taste of more typical winter weather, then more wintry sloppiness

As one potent storm system moves out, we’re looking at the prospect of a quieter pattern for a few days as the first blast of seasonably cold air blows in for the tail end of the week and weekend. Rochester has yet to record a high temperature below freezing this month, and in fact, twelve […]

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A quiet weekend, but more snow chances may right around the corner

November 27, 2015 0 Comments
A quiet weekend, but more snow chances may right around the corner

Thankfully, our lone “rough” weather day in this holiday weekend is behind us and now we can focus on Christmas shopping or preparing for winter. In the wake of the rain, sleet, and snow event Thursday, drier and colder air has poured in from the Plains making thins blissfully tranquil, but a bit raw. Surface high pressure […]

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Looking back at April and ahead at a warm, unsettled start to May

May 1, 2015 0 Comments
Looking back at April and ahead at a warm, unsettled start to May

The month of April in Rochester certainly was a turbulent period of time for us with each week seemingly having its own theme, and in some cases, its own season. There were stretches of days where we struggled to reach the mid 40s and in a couple of cases, we recorded some snowfall. The heaviest, […]

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It All Evens Out in the End

January 29, 2015 0 Comments
It All Evens Out in the End

It’s strange how our climatology works. For every stretch of abnormally warm or cold weather, there’s another spell of weather that is just the opposite to balance things out. More often than not, it’s within the same month, so in the end, the climate statistics are right around the 30 year average. With only a few exceptions […]

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December Summary and a Glance at January

January 1, 2015 0 Comments
December Summary and a Glance at January

It took about three weeks, but we managed to not only coat the landscape with some fresh snow and clear the gloominess from our skies for the last few days of December. Unfortunately, that sunshine has been associated with some bitterly cold air from northern Canada. The bitterly cold temperatures in the final days of December […]

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A wintry November is in the books, but it looks like warmer days are ahead

December 1, 2014 0 Comments
A wintry November is in the books, but it looks like warmer days are ahead

At last the frigid month of November 2014 is behind us and we can finally flip the calendar to find that…the weather has gotten even colder to start December. Fear not, however, as there are promising signs that things may be getting warmer for us in the future and not just for a day or two. […]

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The Cold Spell Continues

November 19, 2014 0 Comments
The Cold Spell Continues

Our unbelievable cold spell has now passed the one week mark with plenty of cold weather still in our immediate future. We’ve been below freezing for eight full days now which isn’t quite a record for the month of November, but it now places us on the top ten list and it looks like a quick climb to […]

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A cool spell lies ahead of us

November 4, 2014 0 Comments
A cool spell lies ahead of us

As we move through the first week of November, we’re experiencing quite a range of November style weather. So far, it’s been we’ve been essentially right on the money for this time of the year with typical 40s and 50s for highs, brisk winds, and both sun and rain. We’ll be adding a little late […]

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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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