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Pleasant temperatures continue, but dry weather also looks to persist

August 8, 2014 0 Comments
Pleasant temperatures continue, but dry weather also looks to persist

Our temperatures so far this summer have been phenomenal. Our readings have essentially been in a comfortable zone the entire time without any hot spikes or heat waves and it looks like that pattern will continue in the near term and in the longer term. The Climate Prediction Center has our region in a high […]

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A Cold, Drier Pattern Ahead

March 21, 2013 0 Comments
A Cold, Drier Pattern Ahead

While our weather has dried out this week and the winds have finally dropped off, we’re still dealing with some unseasonably cold temperatures across the region as we approach the end of the week.  Cold, dry Canadian high pressure has settled in from the north, making for a bright, frigid weather picture today and this […]

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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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Summer Weather Returns

August 21, 2012 0 Comments
Summer Weather Returns

The past two weeks have certainly been memorable for us as our weather has been nothing short of comfortable and refreshing.  This spell of cooler, drier, and at times, fall-like weather has been quite a departure from the previous seven weeks or so that featured scorching heat and intense bouts of heavy humidity that forced […]

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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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The August Outlook

July 30, 2012 0 Comments
The August Outlook

It’s certainly been an unusually warm and at times very dry month of July across our area and it looks like that trend will carry over into the upcoming month of August.  As it stands right now, July 2012 has been the third warmest in Rochester’s history with a mean temperature of 77.2° (that’s 87.5° […]

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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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April Summary

May 1, 2012 0 Comments
April Summary

In contrast to the record setting month of March that felt more like May most of the time, our month of April was quite seasonable with a decent amount of rainfall in the area.  In Rochester, we were only couple of degrees above normal for the average high and low temperatures and we finished a […]

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Some April-like Showers Today With Some May-like Temps Ahead

March 12, 2012

The warm, dry, gusty conditions we experienced over the weekend served as a reminder to us that we’re a little deficient in rainfall right now and certainly could use some more if we’re going to reduce the wildfire threat.  Thanks to some light to moderate showers last night and early this morning, things are looking […]

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Where’s The Snow?

December 16, 2011 0 Comments
Where’s The Snow?

So we are heading into Christmas and as noted in previous posts (1,2,3) as well as everyday observations from this winter to last winter we are in a snow deficit.  Obviously there is no snow on the ground at this time and to date we have only picked up 4.1 inches of snow through 16 days […]

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