Tag: Jet stream

Some Mild Weather Ahead for the Rest of This Week

April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Some Mild Weather Ahead for the Rest of This Week

We’ve already enjoyed a couple of doses of rather pleasant and mild early spring days in the past couple of weeks, including the past two days where highs near 60 degrees were felt across the entire area. It looks like we’ll be building on the concept of small gasps of mild weather by stretching out a […]

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It May Be Spring, But We Still Have Some Winter-like Weather Ahead of Us

March 21, 2014 0 Comments
It May Be Spring, But We Still Have Some Winter-like Weather Ahead of Us

While we’re enjoying a bright, breezy, and spring-like Friday we know that this gasp of warmth is going to be here for a limited time only as a potent cold front is poised to swing through the region later today (Friday evening) drawing in much colder air from Canada for tonight and the weekend. As […]

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An Active Weather Pattern for the Next Week

March 14, 2014 0 Comments
An Active Weather Pattern for the Next Week

It’s almost like a cliché or perhaps a bad joke, but when we reach mid March in southern Minnesota and north Iowa, people begin to expect at least one heavy snow event, or at the very least, an ugly wintry mixture that reminds us we’re first in the midst of  ”tournament time” and it’s not quite […]

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Warmer Days Ahead, More Snow Chances As Well

February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Warmer Days Ahead, More Snow Chances As Well

Our weather pattern has certainly gotten more active in the past few days as a series of storm systems have been sliding through the region just about every other day on the strong jet stream aloft. To go with the increase in storm system frequency in the Upper Midwest, slightly warmer air has begun to reach northward into our […]

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Cold With Less Active Weather This Week

February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Cold With Less Active Weather This Week

The jet stream looks to be taking a dip further southward this week, keeping the storm track running from the southern Rockies through the central Plains, and into the mid Mississippi Valley, but mainly south of our local area.  The next system to affect us will arrive Tuesday, bringing what looks to be a dusting […]

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Arctic Air Begins to Retreat, More Snow Chances Ahead

January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Arctic Air Begins to Retreat, More Snow Chances Ahead

The cold, dry high pressure from the Arctic that we’ve been dealing with over the past couple of days remains in control of our weather, but only for a little longer.  The blast of frigid air circulating around the cold core of the Polar Vortex northeast of us that has pushed the jet stream southward […]

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A Milder Weekend Ahead, Some Jet Stream Shifting in the Coming Days and Weeks

January 10, 2014 0 Comments
A Milder Weekend Ahead, Some Jet Stream Shifting in the Coming Days and Weeks

Now that the polar vortex (our new favorite buzz word) has finally retreated to northern Canada where it normally resides, we’re getting a chance to enjoy the prospect of some decent outdoor weather at least for this weekend.  The jet stream has shifted northward allowing some more seasonably mild air into the Upper Midwest to […]

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Bitterly Cold Weather Continues; Even Colder Next Week

January 2, 2014 0 Comments
Bitterly Cold Weather Continues; Even Colder Next Week

Our unusually cold spell of winter weather continues as we approach the first weekend in 2014, and believe it or not, there is a strong possibility that things may get even colder before they get better.  This most likely isn’t exactly what outdoor winter enthusiasts, or anybody who has to frequently venture outside for that […]

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The Clipper Parade Continues

December 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Clipper Parade Continues

Our weather pattern in has been cold and generally what we call “active” for a couple of weeks now, meaning storm systems are moving through the area with greater frequency, and the way things look right now, that trend is going to continue.  The jet stream aloft is drawing in cold air from Canada and […]

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Bitterly Cold Air Sinks Settles In And Looks To Stay For A While

December 5, 2013 0 Comments
Bitterly Cold Air Sinks Settles In And Looks To Stay For A While

After three days of murky weather and messy, wintry precipitation in our area from this week’s storm system, we’re finally getting a chance to enjoy some sunshine.  However, to say it’s deceivingly inviting would be an understatement as arctic air is accompanying this sunshine making for a frigid situation for us.  Arctic high pressure from the heart […]

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