Tag: June

A cool start to July, but warmer days are not far off

July 1, 2015 0 Comments
A cool start to July, but warmer days are not far off

We’re starting the month of July on a cool, crisp, and May-like note with 70s instead of 80s or 90s and little in the way of summer-like humidity. The jet stream for weeks has been oriented more to the northwest than in a west to east “zonal” flow or in a ridge that might bring […]

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Warm temperatures and some severe weather chances this week

June 8, 2015 0 Comments
Warm temperatures and some severe weather chances this week

Our current spell of warm, slightly humid, typical early summer continues into the work week today and it looks like some more thunderstorm chances will be lining up for us as well. It is June, after all. Typically the stormiest month of the year in our area. One upper level disturbance is sliding in from […]

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Finally a break from the rain, but several more chances lie ahead of us

May 27, 2015 0 Comments
Finally a break from the rain, but several more chances lie ahead of us

After a long stretch of unsettled, and at times, wet weather that was punctuated by a dreary and soggy Tuesday, we’re now getting a chance to enjoy some quiet, mild sunshine in the midweek. High pressure has moved in and will bring us a brief respite from the wet weather while temperatures under the sun make […]

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A stormy, humid weekend may be ahead of us

June 26, 2014 0 Comments
A stormy, humid weekend may be ahead of us

After a relatively quiet work week, it looks like our weekend is looking a bit stormy and possibly rather soggy. A storm system from the west is going to work to pull in extra moisture ahead of its arrival over the next couple of days, setting us up for some abundant and even, in some cases, excessive […]

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Summery, Stormy Days Ahead

June 13, 2014 0 Comments
Summery, Stormy Days Ahead

As we enjoy the benefits of dry, Canadian high pressure that include sunny skies, low humidity, and comfortable temperatures, we know that as mid and even late June approach on the calendar, heat, humidity, and some early summer thunderstorms can’t be too far off. In fact, the pattern will turn on a dime this weekend […]

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A few rain chances on the way this week and weekend which is a good thing

June 10, 2014 0 Comments
A few rain chances on the way this week and weekend which is a good thing

After a rather wet start to spring that included the fifth wettest April in Rochester history, we’re actually finding ourselves hoping for some rain as we approach the middle portion of June. At one point in May we had a surplus of more than three inches for spring 2014, but since the second week of […]

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Our mild stretch continues and may possibly go on for a while

June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Our mild stretch continues and may possibly go on for a while

After nearly two weeks of warmer than normal temperatures in Rochester, things are beginning to feel just a little more seasonably mild as we work our way through the first week of June. In other words, high temperatures in the 70s are becoming more common in the area, a departure from the low to mid […]

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Some More Thunderstorm Chances and then an Improving Pattern

June 25, 2013 0 Comments
Some More Thunderstorm Chances and then an Improving Pattern

 As skies clear off a bit and things warm up in the June sunshine, we’re also enjoying a break from rain for a little while.  Unfortunately, this added warmth may be destabilizing the atmosphere and setting the stage for some late afternoon and evening thunderstorms.  The entire viewing area and Upper Midwest as a whole […]

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Getting Ready for a Heat Wave This Week

June 18, 2013 0 Comments
Getting Ready for a Heat Wave This Week

In a year that has so far featured mostly temperate conditions to more or less cooler than normal weather it’s strange to think that we may be facing a long spell of heat in our weather picture in the not too distant future.  In other words, it appears that we may be experiencing a bit […]

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Storm Reports from Wednesday’s Severe Weather Event

June 13, 2013 0 Comments

It was a combination of a strong surface low pressure system in northern Iowa and an upper level system that came from our northwest Wednesday that created a severe weather outbreak mainly along the Minnesota-Iowa border and across a big portion of northern Iowa.  A Tornado Watch was issued for northern Iowa in the afternoon Wednesday the 12th […]

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