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The Cool Spell is ending, A Warmer Spell Lies Ahead

September 16, 2014 0 Comments
The Cool Spell is ending, A Warmer Spell Lies Ahead

It’s now been a full week since Rochester officially reached the 70 degree mark. With an October-like weather pattern in place, highs in the 50s and 60s have been the norm and we’ve even had a little premature frost on a couple of occasions. However, that pattern is beginning to change as a shift toward warmer, more […]

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Rainfall update; looking ahead to some more chances this weekend

August 29, 2014 0 Comments
Rainfall update; looking ahead to some more chances this weekend

It wasn’t a pretty scene by any stretch of the imagination Thursday as clouds and about 18 hours of rain dominated the weather picture locally, but in the end we came out with a decent amount of rainfall. Most spots locally ended up with anywhere from half an inch to two inches of rain which […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Weather Tidbits

May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Memorial Day Weekend Weather Tidbits

The weather pattern we’re enjoying right now is nothing short of spectacular and its arrival coincides perfectly with the all-important Memorial Day holiday weekend. It won’t be a perfect weekend, as there are definitely some concerns about rain potential in the second half of the three-day set, but compared to what we’ve dealt with for […]

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April 2014 So Far

April 16, 2014 0 Comments
April 2014 So Far

As we officially start the second half of April today, we find ourselves in familiar territory statistically as temperatures are generally running colder than normal and rainfall isn’t an issue. The climate summary for Rochester so far this month indicates that we’re five degrees colder than the 30 year climate average to date for the […]

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A Wintry Mess For Us Followed By An Arctic Blast

December 3, 2013 0 Comments
A Wintry Mess For Us Followed By An Arctic Blast

A massive storm system is working its way across the northern plains today, spreading snow and rain through the region ahead of it.  While much heavier snow is expected to our north from this system, we’re still expecting some modest accumulation from it in the next day or so while other wintry elements will make […]

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A Quiet Weekend, More Active Weather To Start December

November 29, 2013 0 Comments
A Quiet Weekend, More Active Weather To Start December

 We’ve been blessed with some quiet, tranquil weather for our holiday weekend so far, and even though temperatures have been quite cold at times by November standards, things are showing signs of warming up a bit.  Warmer air is surging northward today on slightly gusty south winds as one storm system grazes our region to […]

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A Slow Warming Trend Ahead, Possibly Good Viewing Weather For Comet ISON

November 26, 2013 0 Comments
A Slow Warming Trend Ahead, Possibly Good Viewing Weather For Comet ISON

Although our weather right now seems prematurely cold and wintry, especially with the strong winds from the north, our weather is dry and favorable for traveling across the our region as we approach the all-important Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend.  The good news is we’ll stick with a more or less dry pattern right though the […]

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Accumulating Snow Ahead This Week For Part of the Area

November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Accumulating Snow Ahead This Week For Part of the Area

A potent storm system is expected to quickly move into our region Tuesday and possibly make headlines by producing the first shovelable snowfall in our viewing area by Wednesday morning.  A Winter Storm Watch has been posted for the counties north and northwest of Rochester and west of Albert Lea where early season snowfall may […]

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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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