Tag: cool

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 weather pattern is drying out; Drought ahead?

July 24, 2014 0 Comments
Our weather pattern is drying out; Drought ahead?

What was once an active, wet weather pattern in our region has become much drier in the past couple of weeks. We came into the month of July with more than a two-inch surplus of rainfall for the calendar year, but since then rainfall has been less and less frequent and our lawns and fields […]

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Weekend Warm Up; Cooler Next Week

July 9, 2014 0 Comments
Weekend Warm Up; Cooler Next Week

The majority of our month of July has been quiet a bit cooler than normal so far with more 70 degree highs than the more seasonable 80s in the first nine days. That cool trend looks to continue through at least the mid-point in the month next week, but between now and then there will be […]

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A Cool Pattern for This Week

May 14, 2014 0 Comments
A Cool Pattern for This Week

Once again, we’re dealing with wild temperature fluctuations in our weather this week thanks to a change in the upper level patterns and the passage of a potent cold front through the Midwest. We really shouldn’t be surprised by any of this, however, because it is mid May and in the middle of spring anything […]

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Another Cool, Damp Stretch of Weather Lies Ahead of Us

May 9, 2014 0 Comments
Another Cool, Damp Stretch of Weather Lies Ahead of Us

In a year that has featured the latest ever first instance of 70 degree weather in our area’s history, it shouldn’t be surprising to see that type of warmth disappear within a degree of its arrival. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what has happened thanks to the passage of a potent cold front through our area, allowing […]

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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 Dreary, Wet Week Ahead

April 25, 2014 0 Comments
A Dreary, Wet Week Ahead

While we’re able to rejoice today and feel grateful to have abundant, late April sunshine across the area to warm things up, we know this pleasant weather is going to be short-lived. Almost right on the heels of the large storm system that brought two solid days of thick clouds and rain, we have an […]

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A Pattern Shift Will Usher in Some More Summer-like Weather

August 13, 2013 0 Comments
A Pattern Shift Will Usher in Some More Summer-like Weather

It’s been more than three weeks since we’ve really experienced any type of prolonged stretch of summer weather in our region as Canadian high pressure and a northwesterly jet stream pattern have been working to keep things cool and fall-like.  However, there appears to be a shift toward more seasonal, August-like weather in our future, perhaps […]

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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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Severe Weather Threat Today, Cooler Days Ahead

August 6, 2013 0 Comments
Severe Weather Threat Today, Cooler Days Ahead

For more than two weeks now, we’ve been in a cooler than normal pattern thanks to a dip in the jet stream pattern and a northwesterly flow in the upper levels winds that has pushed a series of cold front through our area.  If you’re thinking we’re about due for another such front, you’re right!  […]

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