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Severe Weather Update 6/16

June 16, 2014 0 Comments
Severe Weather Update 6/16

We have entered a week that will feature several rounds of thunderstorms  and potentially heavy rain to go along with that.  Today is day one of the chance for severe weather.  In this edition of the blog we break down timing, hazards, and everything you need to know. First off the Storm Prediction Center has […]

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Strong/Severe Storms Possible Wed. Night/Thursday

May 7, 2014 0 Comments
Strong/Severe Storms Possible Wed. Night/Thursday

We’ve already gone through one round of storms early on Wednesday.  These storms brought large hail, some as big as quarters, others nearing the size of golf balls.  These storms affected Freeborn, Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, and northern Mower counties if you you are wondering what I’m talking about. The threat for severe weather will come […]

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Some More Thunderstorm Chances and then an Improving Pattern

June 25, 2013 0 Comments
Some More Thunderstorm Chances and then an Improving Pattern

 As skies clear off a bit and things warm up in the June sunshine, we’re also enjoying a break from rain for a little while.  Unfortunately, this added warmth may be destabilizing the atmosphere and setting the stage for some late afternoon and evening thunderstorms.  The entire viewing area and Upper Midwest as a whole […]

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A Warm and Possibly Stormy First Weekend of Summer Lies Ahead of Us

June 21, 2013 0 Comments
A Warm and Possibly Stormy First Weekend of Summer Lies Ahead of Us

With one round of strong storms already under our belt in the first few hours of summer, we’re facing the prospect of additional thunderstorm activity for today and the next few days as heat and humidity have shown up right on schedule to make things feel rather summery.  The same storm system that pushed the […]

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A Chance of Strong Storms Tuesday Night-Wednesday Morning

June 11, 2013 0 Comments
A Chance of Strong Storms Tuesday Night-Wednesday Morning

A storm system to our west is expected to produce some showers and thunderstorms in our area later tonight through much of our Wednesday, some of which may become severe and produce some unwanted heavy rainfall.  Right now, it looks like a complex of strong thunderstorms is going to develop in eastern Wyoming and western South […]

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Severe Weather and Rainfall Reports

September 5, 2012 0 Comments
Severe Weather and Rainfall Reports

A cold front overnight triggered quite an intense line of thunderstorms in our area that toppled trees, knocked down power lines, damaged roofs, and even started some fires.  If there is any good news in all of this, it’s the rainfall we received from those thunderstorms.  Below is a map showing doppler radar estimates of […]

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Warm and Humid Today, But Fall Weather Is Not Far Off

September 4, 2012 0 Comments
Warm and Humid Today, But Fall Weather Is Not Far Off

Warm, sultry, summer-like weather continues to linger in our region today, but the countdown to a big change had already begun.  A cold front to our west is slowly approaching the area from the Dakotas and will eventually bring some cooler, drier more seasonably mild air to the Upper Mississippi Valley, but first we stand […]

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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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Some Thunderstorm Chances Today and Then We’ll Have to be Patient

July 18, 2012 0 Comments
Some Thunderstorm Chances Today and Then We’ll Have to be Patient

The front that began to push through the area last evening, sparking a handful of thunderstorms in the evening across southeastern Minnesota is now draped across the Minnesota-Iowa border and may again act as the focus of more activity today.  Right now areas south of the front are sweltering in the 90s with heat indices […]

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Moving Into A Stormy Pattern

June 13, 2012 0 Comments
Moving Into A Stormy Pattern

We’re experiencing just light rain across the area today with thick clouds and cool temperatures, but in the coming days we’ll be feeling quite a bit more summer-like.  A storm system to our west is going to push a warm front through the region tomorrow, producing some gusty south winds that will allow extra humidity […]

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