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A nice warm up is ahead

March 27, 2015 0 Comments
A nice warm up is ahead

While we continue to muddle our way through a late March stretch of unseasonably cold weather, we at least have some signs of hope for a nice warm up ahead of us. The jet stream has been in a northwesterly flow for most of the week and each of the past five days has been […]

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Cold temps persist, but not for too much longer

March 25, 2015 0 Comments
Cold temps persist, but not for too much longer

Our winter-like final week of March continues with cold air pouring into the region on the heels of the most recent snow producing storm system to impact the local area. Most of the area received one to three inches of wet, slushy snow Tuesday night, adding a little extra white to our winter wonderland. Rochester […]

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Winter returns with heavy snow in the area; more snow is possible this week

March 23, 2015 0 Comments
Winter returns with heavy snow in the area; more snow is possible this week

We waited the entire winter in Rochester and across much of the local area for a large dumping of snow and finally, in the first weekend of spring, we got it! The 7.9 inches of snow measured at the Rochester International Airport is almost twice the previous high seasonal one-day snowfall of 3.9 inches. It […]

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A March-like cool down is ahead

March 14, 2015 0 Comments
A March-like cool down is ahead

We’re going to enjoy one more gasp of incredibly warm weather before cooler, more seasonable conditions make their way in for much of the upcoming week. The jet stream all week-long has been well to our north, keeping the “active weather” north of us, or in other words, rain and snow have been diverted around the […]

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A gigantic pattern shift brings April-like warmth this week

March 9, 2015 0 Comments
A gigantic pattern shift brings April-like warmth this week

It certainly seems too good to be true, but we are actually talking about a warm, sunny stretch of weather this week that pushes the mercury well beyond what we’ve experienced in recent weeks and even past what a typical week in March would produce. We’re looking at the possibility of not just 40s and 50s, […]

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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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Wednesday snow; a slightly warmer, more active pattern may be developing

February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Wednesday snow; a slightly warmer, more active pattern may be developing

Our winter so far has been dominated by Arctic high pressure with the occasional, weak clipper-type storm system bringing just enough snowfall to keep things white and snow covered, but there look to perhaps be some small, subtle changes ahead that may mean a little more snow and maybe a little less of the Arctic chill. Remember, it’s going […]

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A Surge of Warmth for the Weekend

March 28, 2014 0 Comments
A Surge of Warmth for the Weekend

We’ve waited a long time to talk about the prospect of 50, or dare I say, 60 degree warmth, but this weekend’s forecast is looking like a pretty warm one, at least for a day. Given the rough winter we’ve had, the unusually pronounced Arctic air pattern  in our upper level winds, and our really […]

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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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