Tag: Frost

October-like Weather Continues into the Weekend

September 12, 2014 0 Comments
October-like Weather Continues into the Weekend

The coldest air mass since spring continues to provide us with unseasonably cool weather as we round out only the second week of September. Yes, we have to remind ourselves that it is only September, but from the way it looks and feels, it might be late October or early November. Our Friday is featuring […]

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The Coldest Morning of the Season, More Cool Weather Ahead

October 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Coldest Morning of the Season, More Cool Weather Ahead

Cool, dry high pressure produced clear skies for us Wednesday night, allowing our temperatures to drop to frosty levels across most of the local area.  While many of us have seen frost in recent days, this was the first widespread major frost event of the season.  If you’re thinking it’s kind of late for a […]

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The Coldest Morning In Nearly A Month

April 6, 2012 0 Comments

We woke up to the first widespread frost/freeze in weeks this morning as a large portion of the local area dropped below freezing.  The low temperature of 30° in Rochester this morning was the coldest reading since we bottomed out at 18° on Friday, March 9th and was the first subnormal low temperature in about […]

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Freeze Watch Tonight

April 5, 2012 0 Comments
Freeze Watch Tonight

As strong Canadian high pressure settles into the region from the north, scouring out our clouds and drawing in some drier air, we’re looking at a perfect situation for a colder night in our area.  In fact, a Freeze Watch has been issued for the majority of our viewing area meaning lows will be around […]

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A Cold Friday Morning, But A Warmer Weekend Ahead

November 4, 2011 0 Comments
A Cold Friday Morning, But A Warmer Weekend Ahead

Thanks to some strong high pressure that scoured the clouds out of the region and a cool, dry air mass, we managed to experience enough radiational cooling to allow our temperatures this morning to drop to the coldest levels of the season so far.  While there were mainly 20 degree temperatures in our area, some spots […]

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The Coldest Morning In Quite A While

October 21, 2011 0 Comments

Cool, dry high pressure set the stage for a rather chilly night in our region last night and we woke up to the coldest temperatures of the season so far.  Rochester, for instance, dropped into the 20s for the first time since April 5th with a morning low temperature of 29°.  The widespread subfreezing readings […]

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Morning Fog Brings Us Some Hoarfrost

December 27, 2010 0 Comments
Morning Fog Brings Us Some Hoarfrost

One of the most beautiful things we experience all year in our region occurs in the winter when hoarfrost blankets the landscape.  It forms when fog deposits freezing water vapor on very cold objects around us like trees and bushes during the overnight hours.  For that to happen you need the right amount of moisture […]

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Another Chilly Morning

October 4, 2010 0 Comments

We woke up to another frosty morning today with temperatures mainly in the 30s across the local area.  In fact, some locations recorded the coldest readings of the season so far.  Rochester dropped to 33° this morning, the coldest temperature since spring and the third day to start in the 30s.  Mason City, Iowa bottomed out at […]

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