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Mild to start November, but cooler days aren’t far off

November 2, 2015 0 Comments
Mild to start November, but cooler days aren’t far off

Once again our weather has swung to the milder side of the pendulum and things are bright, quiet, and balmy for November standards. The changes arrived over Halloween weekend with a shift in the upper level pattern as warmer air once again began to blow northward, staving off the typical chill of late fall. The […]

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Why do leaves change color during the fall months?

September 28, 2015 0 Comments
Why do leaves change color during the fall months?

One of the best things about the fall months, besides all of the pumpkin spiced products of course, is the changing of the colors of leaves. There may be a bit of a misconception on what actually causes the leaves to change color. It is not only the change in temperature as we exit summer […]

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Above normal end to September; staying warm in October?

September 21, 2015 0 Comments
Above normal end to September; staying warm in October?

Even though the official start to autumn is this Wednesday, September 23, it does not necessarily feel like it. Highs in Rochester are forecasted to be in the 70s for the next seven days, which is a few degrees above normal. We don’t want to say for sure that temperatures beyond the 27th will be […]

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Fall Preview for Rochester

September 8, 2015 0 Comments

With summer unofficially ending on Labor Day, we can take a look ahead to what we can expect for fall, climatologically speaking. Typically, fall starts in the second week of September and lasts until the first week in November, thus it is similar to spring in that is a short season of only a little […]

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Quite a cool snap for us, but warmer days are ahead

August 19, 2015 0 Comments
Quite a cool snap for us, but warmer days are ahead

The unseasonably cool weather our region is experiencing today is more reminiscent of October than mid August as temperatures are running almost 20 degrees cooler than normal for this time of the year. The jet stream has buckled southward, allowing a very cool air mass to invade from Canada for the midweek and the storm […]

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Colder air has arrived, even colder air is expected next week

November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Colder air has arrived, even colder air is expected next week

The well-advertised cool down is underway and it looks like we’ll be going from typical early November chilly weather to downright frigid, December-like weather within the next week. That’s right, we’re going to be essentially skipping ahead about a month in our meteorological calendar in the coming days thanks to a shift in the jet stream […]

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Fall officially begins on a mild note; plenty of warmth ahead

September 22, 2014 0 Comments
Fall officially begins on a mild note; plenty of warmth ahead

We’ve already experienced our share of fall weather over the past month or so with a couple of spells of 50 and 60 degree highs and even a couple of rounds of frost in the area, but ironically as we reach the autumnal equinox, the official start to fall, our weather seems to be actually […]

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A blast of Autumn for the weekend; another possible in the next week

September 5, 2014 0 Comments
A blast of Autumn for the weekend; another possible in the next week

In the span of mere hours, we went from mid summer weather to mid fall weather earlier today. A potent cold front moved through the local area Thursday evening and since then, temperatures have fallen from the 80s to the 50s and 60s in most spots and of course humidity has gone away for the foreseeable […]

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A Chilly Morning

September 3, 2013 0 Comments
A Chilly Morning

We’ve certainly had our share of autumn-like days in the past month or so, but this morning’s chilly temperatures seemed to do the best job of reminding us how close we are to fall and that frosty weather may be just around the corner.  Thanks to a strong area of Canadian high pressure that fed […]

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The Coldest Morning of the Season So Far

November 13, 2012 0 Comments
The Coldest Morning of the Season So Far

We woke up to the coldest morning of the season today as strong high pressure set the stage for a clear, frosty, winter-like morning across the area.  Under the cloud-free skies and with nearly calm winds, our temperatures took a nose dive overnight into our Tuesday morning as the vast majority of the local area found […]

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