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A Pattern Shift Will Usher in Some More Summer-like Weather

August 13, 2013 0 Comments
A Pattern Shift Will Usher in Some More Summer-like Weather

It’s been more than three weeks since we’ve really experienced any type of prolonged stretch of summer weather in our region as Canadian high pressure and a northwesterly jet stream pattern have been working to keep things cool and fall-like.  However, there appears to be a shift toward more seasonal, August-like weather in our future, perhaps […]

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Summer Weather Returns

August 21, 2012 0 Comments
Summer Weather Returns

The past two weeks have certainly been memorable for us as our weather has been nothing short of comfortable and refreshing.  This spell of cooler, drier, and at times, fall-like weather has been quite a departure from the previous seven weeks or so that featured scorching heat and intense bouts of heavy humidity that forced […]

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Hot and Unsettled Now, But Cooler Days Are Ahead

July 23, 2012 0 Comments
Hot and Unsettled Now, But Cooler Days Are Ahead

Things are feeling hot and steamy as we kick off the last full week in the month of July today, but the good news is we have a few chances for much needed rain and some cooler weather in the forecast.  Right now, a disturbance is producing some scattered showers and may produce some thunderstorms […]

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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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A Hot Fireworks Forecast

July 4, 2012 0 Comments
A Hot Fireworks Forecast

We’ve reached what looks to be the hottest day of the week and possibly the entire summer today as our Independence Day forecast is calling for near record heat and incredibly warm heat indices.  Look for bright sunshine through the afternoon with a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm or two and high temperatures approaching […]

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Heat is on the Way

June 25, 2012 0 Comments
Heat is on the Way

We’re enjoying such a gorgeous, comfortable day to start the week today with bright sunshine and a dry atmosphere, but we do still have plenty of more typical summer-like heat and humidity in the forecast, so those enjoying this weather will have to soak up as much of it as they can this afternoon.  Right […]

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It’s Not So Much the Heat as it is the Humidity, Right?

July 18, 2011 0 Comments
It’s Not So Much the Heat as it is the Humidity, Right?

Even before sunrise this morning, we had heat indices in the 80s and 90s across the area while temperatures were uncomfortably warm, but not yet downright hot.  It was the other half of that heat index equation, the humidity, that was making things so unbearable.  In fact, last night just before sunset we registered some […]

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Excessive Heat Watch

July 15, 2011 0 Comments
Excessive Heat Watch

We’ve been talking for a few days about a long duration heat wave that will be gripping our area starting this weekend and now as the tropical warm air mass approaches the region today, the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for the entire area effective Sunday through Wednesday evening.  A warm front […]

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Heat Wave Ahead

July 13, 2011 1 Comment
Heat Wave Ahead

We sure have a gorgeous weather picture in the region today thanks to some cool, dry air that has blown in from the north thanks to a broad area of high pressure centered over the western Great Lakes.  If you love September weather, today is the day to get outside and enjoy as this weather […]

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Weekend Forecast

July 8, 2011 0 Comments
Weekend Forecast

We have a warm, humid, and slightly unsettled weekend ahead of us starting with a slight chance for a few afternoon thunderstorms in our area today and high temperatures in the mid 80s.  The rest of the weekend looks similar, with mid 80s and the threat for thunderstorms both tomorrow and Sunday as a storm […]

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