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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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March Full Moon

March 27, 2013 0 Comments
March Full Moon

This month’s full moon officially occurred this morning at 4:28 local time and boy was it especially bright thanks to completely clear skies in the region and our thick layer of snow cover.  I guess that’s one good thing about having this snow still around in the last week of March. As we know, native Americans and […]

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A Cold, Drier Pattern Ahead

March 21, 2013 0 Comments
A Cold, Drier Pattern Ahead

While our weather has dried out this week and the winds have finally dropped off, we’re still dealing with some unseasonably cold temperatures across the region as we approach the end of the week.  Cold, dry Canadian high pressure has settled in from the north, making for a bright, frigid weather picture today and this […]

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A Frigid March Morning

March 7, 2013 0 Comments
A Frigid March Morning

It’s not very often, even in this northerly climate, that we find ourselves below zero in the month of March, but that’s exactly what happened this morning in a large part of our viewing area.  With fairly fresh snowcover, dry high pressure in charge and clear skies overhead, our temperatures took a nosedive early in the […]

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Is Spring Right Around the Corner?

February 25, 2013 0 Comments
Is Spring Right Around the Corner?

 Snow lovers rejoiced last week when we registered the greatest snowfall in a couple of years in our area with 5 to 8 inches measured in most parts of southeastern Minnesota, but not everybody shared that sentiment. There are a lot of people who are thinking ahead to warmer days and hoping for a little bit of […]

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Windy and Warm

March 27, 2012 0 Comments

What a difference a day makes!  We had such a cold, blustery, gray start to the week with 30s and 40s across the local map on Monday, but now with a massive blast of warm air affecting us today to go with some nice late March sunshine, we’re talking about near record warmth again.  A […]

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Quite a Warm Spell

March 23, 2012 0 Comments
Quite a Warm Spell

We’ve talked at great length about the incredible warmth and number of records that have been shattered this month of March, highlighting of course the strong likelihood that this will prove to be the warmest March EVER in Rochester history.  We should also isolate the current warm spell of this amazing mild pattern to truly […]

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Some April-like Showers Today With Some May-like Temps Ahead

March 12, 2012

The warm, dry, gusty conditions we experienced over the weekend served as a reminder to us that we’re a little deficient in rainfall right now and certainly could use some more if we’re going to reduce the wildfire threat.  Thanks to some light to moderate showers last night and early this morning, things are looking […]

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