Tag: Jet stream

A cold start to the weekend, but a slight warm up is ahead

October 31, 2014 0 Comments
A cold start to the weekend, but a slight warm up is ahead

Having the coldest air mass of the season descend upon the region on Halloween certainly has been less than ideal timing for us, but at least it appears to be a short-lived cold snap. High temperatures for Halloween in most spots locally are running about 10 to 12 degrees colder than the seasonal norm with upper 30s […]

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Cold air invades for the end of October

October 28, 2014 0 Comments
Cold air invades for the end of October

After an unbelievably warm Monday that served as the climax to essentially a full week of mild weather in the region, cold air has once again made its way into the Upper Mississippi Valley and looks to linger through the tail end of October. The large storm system responsible for producing some of these sweeping […]

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A wet start to October, then a massive weekend cool down

October 1, 2014 0 Comments
A wet start to October, then a massive weekend cool down

We’re off to a gray and damp start to the month of October and from the look of things, quiet, mild, peaceful weather will be absent from our weather picture for quite a while. The first part of a one-two punch is moving through the region today, producing today’s rain and thick cloud cover. We’ll […]

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Temperatures look to remain mild this week with a little holiday weekend rain possible

August 26, 2014 0 Comments
Temperatures look to remain mild this week with a little holiday weekend rain possible

All at once, we’ve returned to the September-like weather that has been almost a constant in our region this summer thanks to the passage of a cold front through the Upper Mississippi Valley Monday, and just like that the heat wave is over. A crisp north breeze will drawing in some dry air from northern […]

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A Big Warm Up Lies Ahead of Us

July 17, 2014 0 Comments
A Big Warm Up Lies Ahead of Us

As our current weather pattern continues to shift and we go from unseasonably cool to more seasonable weather this week, we’re beginning to see data in the forecast that suggests we may be experiencing some of the warmest weather of the year in the coming week or so. The jet stream has been shifted to […]

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Weekend Warm Up; Cooler Next Week

July 9, 2014 0 Comments
Weekend Warm Up; Cooler Next Week

The majority of our month of July has been quiet a bit cooler than normal so far with more 70 degree highs than the more seasonable 80s in the first nine days. That cool trend looks to continue through at least the mid-point in the month next week, but between now and then there will be […]

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A mild outlook with both spring and summer weather in the next week

May 21, 2014 0 Comments
A mild outlook with both spring and summer weather in the next week

It seems as though we’ve turned the proverbial corner in the our weather and are now enjoying more consistent bright, pleasant May-like days with the occasional dose of summer here and there instead of gasps of mild weather interspersed with longer stretches of March-like weather as in recent weeks. The overall upper level pattern has […]

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Cool for now, but much warmer weather is just days away

May 16, 2014 0 Comments
Cool for now, but much warmer weather is just days away

It certainly has been a cool and unsettled week, for the most part, thanks to a stagnant weather pattern that has forced the upper level winds in the jet stream southward into the southern Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys, allowing Canadian air into the region. A large storm system that has settled into the Great Lakes continues […]

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A Cool Pattern for This Week

May 14, 2014 0 Comments
A Cool Pattern for This Week

Once again, we’re dealing with wild temperature fluctuations in our weather this week thanks to a change in the upper level patterns and the passage of a potent cold front through the Midwest. We really shouldn’t be surprised by any of this, however, because it is mid May and in the middle of spring anything […]

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Another Cool, Damp Stretch of Weather Lies Ahead of Us

May 9, 2014 0 Comments
Another Cool, Damp Stretch of Weather Lies Ahead of Us

In a year that has featured the latest ever first instance of 70 degree weather in our area’s history, it shouldn’t be surprising to see that type of warmth disappear within a degree of its arrival. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what has happened thanks to the passage of a potent cold front through our area, allowing […]

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