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Fall officially begins on a mild note; plenty of warmth ahead

September 22, 2014 0 Comments
Fall officially begins on a mild note; plenty of warmth ahead

We’ve already experienced our share of fall weather over the past month or so with a couple of spells of 50 and 60 degree highs and even a couple of rounds of frost in the area, but ironically as we reach the autumnal equinox, the official start to fall, our weather seems to be actually […]

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The first week of August may feature a little more rain for us

August 1, 2014 0 Comments
The first week of August may feature a little more rain for us

While generally unseasonably cool temperatures for the month of July in 2014 made headlines, it was the rainfall that was a bit more off the mark statistically. We were more than four degrees cooler than normal for high temperatures for July in Rochester which is certainly noteworthy, but not record-setting by any means. We measured less than half the normal amount of rainfall for […]

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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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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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Snowfall Totals from the Big Blizzard of ’14

February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Snowfall Totals from the Big Blizzard of ’14

The snow came on quickly Thursday afternoon and a lot piled all evening long, but now the snow part of the storm system is gone and just the wind remains. Here’s a look at some of our area’s snowfall totals. The majority of the viewing area ended up with 5 to 10 inches of accumulation […]

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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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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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Cool and Fall-like For The Weekend, But Warmer Days May Still Be Ahead

September 13, 2013 0 Comments
Cool and Fall-like For The Weekend, But Warmer Days May Still Be Ahead

After a week of above normal temperatures, our weather pattern has again shifted and cool, dry, autumn-like weather is invading the region from the north.  Strong high pressure is providing us with an absolutely gorgeous, sun filled Friday that features not only crisp dryness and bright sunshine, but also very light winds.  A similar scenario […]

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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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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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