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Drought Conditions Continue, But Some Rain Chances May Be Ahead

September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Drought Conditions Continue, But Some Rain Chances May Be Ahead

We’ve been enjoying some gorgeous, tranquil fall weather over the past few days and, from the looks of things, this dry pattern will continue through the next few days. Unfortunately, while we certainly appreciate pleasant, sunny weather this time of the year, we really do need some rainfall as our deficit for this month now stands […]

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A Worsening Drought Across The Region

September 6, 2013 0 Comments
A Worsening Drought Across The Region

Our dry weather pattern continues as bright sunshine continues to dominate our sky rather than rain clouds this week.  This morning’s light rain did very little to improve our drought situation as rainfall totals were minuscule in the few locations that experienced the showers.  The latest Drought Monitor places the majority of our area in […]

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Abnormally Dry Conditions

August 27, 2013 0 Comments
Abnormally Dry Conditions

It seems absurd and kind of boggles the mind, but who would have thought a couple of months ago given the insanely wet winter and spring this year that we’d find ourselves officially listed on the U.S. Drought Monitor as “abnormally dry?”  That is the situation that the majority of our viewing area finds itself […]

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A Snowy February

February 24, 2013 0 Comments
A Snowy February

It has been a long time since we have talked about something being above average other than the temperature.  The February of 2013 is changing that though.  Through February so far we have had 15″ of snow fall at the Rochester International Airport.  That was jump started by day after day after day of Clippers […]

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Rainfall Deficit

September 7, 2012 0 Comments
Rainfall Deficit

A cold front has swept through the Upper Mississippi Valley today, ushering in some cool, Canadian air and producing some light rain showers and gusty winds for us.  Unfortunately, as we’ve seen so many times this year, rainfall amounts have been sparse with this rain event locally with less than a tenth of an inch […]

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The Latest on the Drought Situation

August 3, 2012 0 Comments
The Latest on the Drought Situation

The latest drought monitor has been released and although we’ve received some nice, soaking showers in the past couple of days, very little has changed in the local drought headlines.  Much of north Iowa remains in the Severe Drought category of the drought monitor suggesting that crop loss may be inevitable for a large part […]

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We Still Could Use Some More Rain

July 25, 2012 0 Comments
We Still Could Use Some More Rain

Even after a stormy Monday night and Tuesday morning in much of the local area, we still find ourselves in a pretty sizable rainfall deficit for the month and season across the region.  While Rochester officially measured 1.80″ of fresh rainfall in that heavy line of showers Tuesday, we still have a slight deficit and […]

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This Week’s Drought Update

July 19, 2012 0 Comments
This Week’s Drought Update

The latest Drought Monitor update from the USDA shows little change in our area over the past week.  Most of our southern Minnesota and Wisconsin counties are rather dry and are listed as “abnormally dry” or in the “moderate drought” category and are anywhere from two to four inches below normal for rainfall this summer, […]

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A Little Rain is on the way, but the Drought Looks to Continue

July 12, 2012 0 Comments
A Little Rain is on the way, but the Drought Looks to Continue

We’re enjoying a bright, fairly dry Thursday with some seasonably warm weather across the area while hopes for some rain persist.  A weak storm system in the Dakotas is edging its way eastward, offering us at least the potential for a little relief from these very dry conditions.  Cloud cover will slowly increase today ahead […]

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Where Are You Rain?

July 9, 2012 0 Comments
Where Are You Rain?

When it rains, it pours.  That has been the case this spring and summer for sure.  It hasn’t rained for very many days but when it did we were able to pick up a good amount of liquid.  Over the past few months though there has not been any consistency.  As a matter of fact, if […]

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