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Heavy rain leads to flooding in the area to start autumn

September 22, 2016 0 Comments

A stalled front across the area and a persistent moisture feed from a large storm system in the southern Rockies have worked to bring heavy rainfall and widespread flooding to southern Minnesota and northern Iowa this week. What started out as a severe weather event including damaging wind gusts along the border and a brief tornado […]

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Record Rainfall in the Area

September 7, 2016 0 Comments

Our current soggy spell of weather has yielded some new rainfall records in parts of the area. The slow-moving storm system interacting with this very juicy, humid atmosphere produced some localized flooding along the Minnesota-Iowa border once again, eerily similar to the set up a few weeks ago that brought more than eight inches to […]

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Winter storm on the way to end November

November 28, 2015 0 Comments
Winter storm on the way to end November

A winter storm watch has been issued for the areas along and west of I-35 in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. The watch runs from 6 am Monday to 6 pm Tuesday in Minnesota and 6 am Monday to 6 am Tuesday in Iowa. There is no indication yet as to whether a watch will […]

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Why do leaves change color during the fall months?

September 28, 2015 0 Comments
Why do leaves change color during the fall months?

One of the best things about the fall months, besides all of the pumpkin spiced products of course, is the changing of the colors of leaves. There may be a bit of a misconception on what actually causes the leaves to change color. It is not only the change in temperature as we exit summer […]

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May 10-11 Rainfall Totals

May 11, 2015 0 Comments

Rainfall totals courtesy of NWS La Crosse. Radar estimated precipitation totals can also be found at http://water.weather.gov/precip/ PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 736 AM CDT MON MAY 11 2015 …RAINFALL REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS … LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON …IOWA… …ALLAMAKEE COUNTY… 3 SE WATERVILLE 0.23 IN 0707 AM 05/11 43.17N/91.24W […]

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Messy Outlook In Play For Tuesday/Wednesday

March 23, 2015 0 Comments
Messy Outlook In Play For Tuesday/Wednesday

We saw large snow accumulations all across our area on Sunday night and we have another chance for some wintry precipitation coming on Tuesday night. A low pressure system tracking eastward across the Great Plains has a katafront (a front with precipitation preceding it) associated with it and that is bringing rain and wintry mix […]

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We May See Some Green in the Sky This St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2015 0 Comments
We May See Some Green in the Sky This St. Patrick’s Day

The night sky has decided to get into the holiday spirit and dress up in green today for St. Patrick’s Day.  A coronal mass ejection (CME), which is a large bubble of electrified gas from the Sun, hit Earth’s magnetic field at 11:30 pm CDT last night.  At first, the impact caused a relatively mild […]

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A dusting of snow and some milder weather in the area

January 14, 2015 0 Comments
A dusting of snow and some milder weather in the area

The Arctic air mass that has been plaguing us for a couple of weeks has finally retreated to the north and now we’re looking at a more seasonable weather pattern that, compared to recent subzero weather, may feel unbelievably warm to us. The storm system that accompanied the transition to this warmer regime also brought a […]

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Late December Temperature Outlook; White Christmas Potential

December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Late December Temperature Outlook; White Christmas Potential

The mild spell that melted our snow and almost allowed us to forget what month it is has come to an end and now December is reasserting itself across the Midwest. The storm system that brought the massive temperatures changes also brought a little freezing rain and snow to the area, but not nearly enough to […]

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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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