Tag: Jet stream

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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More snow, but less of a chill in the coming days

January 20, 2015 0 Comments
More snow, but less of a chill in the coming days

For what seemed like ages, we were wishing for temperatures that were at the very least above zero, and preferably, closer to the seasonal norm. That was the case in the first couple of weeks in 2015, but things have changed dramatically since then, haven’t they? Now temperatures are not only tolerable, but we’re experiencing early March […]

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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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Staying mild for Christmas, but colder, more seasonable weather isn’t far off

December 24, 2014 0 Comments
Staying mild for Christmas, but colder, more seasonable weather isn’t far off

It’s been nearly a full week since we last experienced a high temperature as cool as what we would consider to be “normal” or seasonable for late December standards as 30s have dominated the climate data instead of teens or 20s. While it’s not exactly like the pattern we dealt with a couple of weeks […]

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A Mild, Murky Weekend; Snow Still Possible Before Christmas

December 18, 2014 0 Comments
A Mild, Murky Weekend; Snow Still Possible Before Christmas

Well, I hope you enjoyed our day in the sun on Wednesday, because it looks like it may be quite some time before we have another day like that. Our weather has already become rather gray and it looks like it’s only going to get grayer as we move along this week and this weekend thanks […]

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A wintry November is in the books, but it looks like warmer days are ahead

December 1, 2014 0 Comments
A wintry November is in the books, but it looks like warmer days are ahead

At last the frigid month of November 2014 is behind us and we can finally flip the calendar to find that…the weather has gotten even colder to start December. Fear not, however, as there are promising signs that things may be getting warmer for us in the future and not just for a day or two. […]

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