Tag: Jet stream

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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Colder air has arrived, even colder air is expected next week

November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Colder air has arrived, even colder air is expected next week

The well-advertised cool down is underway and it looks like we’ll be going from typical early November chilly weather to downright frigid, December-like weather within the next week. That’s right, we’re going to be essentially skipping ahead about a month in our meteorological calendar in the coming days thanks to a shift in the jet stream […]

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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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