Tag: Jet stream

A nice warm up is ahead

March 27, 2015 0 Comments
A nice warm up is ahead

While we continue to muddle our way through a late March stretch of unseasonably cold weather, we at least have some signs of hope for a nice warm up ahead of us. The jet stream has been in a northwesterly flow for most of the week and each of the past five days has been […]

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Cold temps persist, but not for too much longer

March 25, 2015 0 Comments
Cold temps persist, but not for too much longer

Our winter-like final week of March continues with cold air pouring into the region on the heels of the most recent snow producing storm system to impact the local area. Most of the area received one to three inches of wet, slushy snow Tuesday night, adding a little extra white to our winter wonderland. Rochester […]

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A March-like cool down is ahead

March 14, 2015 0 Comments
A March-like cool down is ahead

We’re going to enjoy one more gasp of incredibly warm weather before cooler, more seasonable conditions make their way in for much of the upcoming week. The jet stream all week-long has been well to our north, keeping the “active weather” north of us, or in other words, rain and snow have been diverted around the […]

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A gigantic pattern shift brings April-like warmth this week

March 9, 2015 0 Comments
A gigantic pattern shift brings April-like warmth this week

It certainly seems too good to be true, but we are actually talking about a warm, sunny stretch of weather this week that pushes the mercury well beyond what we’ve experienced in recent weeks and even past what a typical week in March would produce. We’re looking at the possibility of not just 40s and 50s, […]

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Arctic air for a few days, then a blast of early spring warmth

March 4, 2015 0 Comments
Arctic air for a few days, then a blast of early spring warmth

It’s been almost three full months since our last round of 40 degree warmth, but that string may be snapped within the next week as warmer air is expected to finally sweep into the area, helping us push the mercury out of the deep freeze and into the more March-like 30s and possibly even 40s. It’s […]

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Bitterly cold with some snow chances next week, but there are still signs of a warm up

February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Bitterly cold with some snow chances next week, but there are still signs of a warm up

Our frigid February is almost over, but it looks like the unusually cold weather that has defined this month may carry over into March. Right now, we’re dealing with yet another invasion of Arctic air under a strong area of high pressure that is planted firmly to our north along the Canadian border. With temperatures […]

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Bitterly cold this week; a very, very slow warming trend lies ahead of us

February 18, 2015 0 Comments
Bitterly cold this week; a very, very slow warming trend lies ahead of us

Even as we approach the final week of February, a time of the year when we start expecting brutally cold weather to be on the wane, we’re finding ourselves dealing with some of the coldest weather of the entire winter. An air mass straight off the polar ice cap is settling into the eastern part of […]

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A mild spell is ahead for us, but it won’t last forever

February 6, 2015 0 Comments
A mild spell is ahead for us, but it won’t last forever

A day after matching the coldest temperature reading of the season with a morning low of -17 on Thursday, things are looking brighter and warmer for us to round out the first work week of February. A subtle shift in our upper level pattern is allowing milder, Pacific modified air into the Upper Midwest and the […]

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Mild for now, but colder weather lies ahead of us

January 27, 2015 0 Comments
Mild for now, but colder weather lies ahead of us

While we’ve experienced a few clipper type storm systems in the past week or so, the jet stream guiding those through the Midwest from western Canada has kept the seasonably cold air bottled up in Canada while we’ve enjoyed highs in the 30s for the most part. Our climate average for the high temperature in […]

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Snowfall totals from our clipper system, more chances ahead

January 21, 2015 0 Comments
Snowfall totals from our clipper system, more chances ahead

In a very Alberta Clipper-like manner, we picked up a light coating of snow across the area between late Tuesday and early Wednesday and now things are slowly quieting down in the region. Rochester slowly and methodically picked up two inches of fresh snowfall in a mere 18 hours or so which was very representative of […]

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