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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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A quiet start to Thanksgiving week

November 23, 2015 0 Comments
A quiet start to Thanksgiving week

After a cold, but sun filled weekend, slightly warmer air is trickling into the region to start the new work week as skies look to remain fairly dry and sunny. Given the amount of snow pack in north Iowa and far southern Minnesota, however, some spots will enjoy less of the warmth than others over […]

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Our mild spell ends as things become a bit wintry

November 18, 2015 0 Comments
Our mild spell ends as things become a bit wintry

How many times have we talked about how mild and pleasant this fall season has been, especially during this unusually mild November? Probably ten times on this blog alone and about 100 times on the air! A major shift is occurring right now, however, that will not only bring an end to the mild weather for good, but it looks […]

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Cold temps persist, but not for too much longer

March 25, 2015 0 Comments
Cold temps persist, but not for too much longer

Our winter-like final week of March continues with cold air pouring into the region on the heels of the most recent snow producing storm system to impact the local area. Most of the area received one to three inches of wet, slushy snow Tuesday night, adding a little extra white to our winter wonderland. Rochester […]

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Arctic air for a few days, then a blast of early spring warmth

March 4, 2015 0 Comments
Arctic air for a few days, then a blast of early spring warmth

It’s been almost three full months since our last round of 40 degree warmth, but that string may be snapped within the next week as warmer air is expected to finally sweep into the area, helping us push the mercury out of the deep freeze and into the more March-like 30s and possibly even 40s. It’s […]

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Bitterly cold this week; a very, very slow warming trend lies ahead of us

February 18, 2015 0 Comments
Bitterly cold this week; a very, very slow warming trend lies ahead of us

Even as we approach the final week of February, a time of the year when we start expecting brutally cold weather to be on the wane, we’re finding ourselves dealing with some of the coldest weather of the entire winter. An air mass straight off the polar ice cap is settling into the eastern part of […]

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A Frigid Weekend

February 13, 2015 0 Comments
A Frigid Weekend

Just when it seems like perhaps we’ve turned the corner and now the worst of winter might be behind us, we find ourselves looking up at yet another blast of Arctic air for our weekend. While temperatures for Friday seems relatively close to what we would call “typical” or “seasonable” for this time of the year, […]

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Bitterly Cold Weather Continues This Week with a Blizzard Possible

January 7, 2015 0 Comments
Bitterly Cold Weather Continues This Week with a Blizzard Possible

Harsh winds and bitterly cold temperatures ahead of a very strong area of Arctic high pressure have made for a particularly frigid midweek today. Even though temperatures early in the day weren’t quite as cold as some recent days, strong northwest winds gusting to 40 miles caused some blowing and drifting snow in spots and […]

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Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

November 27, 2014 0 Comments
Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

If there’s an awkward lull in the usually lively Thanksgiving dinner chit-chat today, you can always shift the discussion to weather because there certainly isn’t a shortage of topics in that department right now. First, there’s the frigid November that has led to a white Thanksgiving and now the coldest temperatures of the season to […]

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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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