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Big Temperature Swings This Week

September 9, 2013 0 Comments
Big Temperature Swings This Week

We’re in for quite a wild week as far as temperatures go in our region as intense heat will give way to crisp, autumnal conditions later on.  The upper levels winds right now are steering the jet stream northward to start our week and at the surface, a strong warm front is working its way […]

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Abnormally Dry Conditions

August 27, 2013 0 Comments
Abnormally Dry Conditions

It seems absurd and kind of boggles the mind, but who would have thought a couple of months ago given the insanely wet winter and spring this year that we’d find ourselves officially listed on the U.S. Drought Monitor as “abnormally dry?”  That is the situation that the majority of our viewing area finds itself […]

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The Sturgeon Moon Is Bringing Some Heat

August 20, 2013 0 Comments

Although the two events are completely unrelated, it’s interesting to note that today’s return to the “Dog Days of Summer” and this year’s version of the “Blue Moon” are happening at roughly the same time.  For basically the last month on this blog we’ve been talking about upper level wind patterns that have brought, first, […]

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Less Heat in Our Future

July 19, 2013 0 Comments
Less Heat in Our Future

After a week that has featured intense heat and uncomfortable humidity, most of us are hoping for some kind of a break from the tropical weather if for nothing else but to save money on electricity.  The good news is a cold front is sweeping through the region today, bringing relief from our Deep South-like conditions just […]

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Heat and Humidity Return

July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Heat and Humidity Return

After a fairly comfortable stretch of days featuring low humidity and seasaonable temperatures, we’re looking at another surge of hot and humid weather in our forecast picture starting this weekend and likely holding on through the next week or so.  The jet stream is expected to shift northward, pushing most of the rain chances in […]

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Getting Ready for a Heat Wave This Week

June 18, 2013 0 Comments
Getting Ready for a Heat Wave This Week

In a year that has so far featured mostly temperate conditions to more or less cooler than normal weather it’s strange to think that we may be facing a long spell of heat in our weather picture in the not too distant future.  In other words, it appears that we may be experiencing a bit […]

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The Warmest Year in U.S. History

September 10, 2012 0 Comments
The Warmest Year in U.S. History

After we all but skipped winter, had an abnormally warm, balmy, and early spring, and then sweltered through one of the hottest summers in our local history, it should come as no surprise that we are on pace to have the warmest year ever…not just in our local records, but for the whole nation.  These national […]

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A Look Back at a Hot July

August 1, 2012 0 Comments
A Look Back at a Hot July

We turn the page on the calendar to a new month today, but it looks like we’re facing more of the same heat and humidity to start August that we felt for the vast majority of July.  Yes, it certainly was a hot July for us and the electric bills are evidence of that as […]

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The End of a Very Warm Month

July 31, 2012 0 Comments
The End of a Very Warm Month

We’re just hours away from wrapping up one of the warmest months of July in several decades in our area as only a handful of the days were even close to the type of weather we typically see in this climate.  In other words, with just a few exceptions we’ve been much warmer than average […]

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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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