Tag: May

A mild, but unsettled holiday weekend is ahead

May 21, 2015 0 Comments
A mild, but unsettled holiday weekend is ahead

We’re just hours away from the weekend that signifies the unofficial start to summer and right on cue, seasonable warmth is returning to the region. High pressure is settling into the Midwest from the west, making for a bright and pleasant Thursday. It’s the first of two picture perfect days in the area as we […]

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Warmer, more unsettled days ahead in an active weather pattern

May 13, 2015 0 Comments
Warmer, more unsettled days ahead in an active weather pattern

After a blustery, raw start to the week, things have momentarily brightened up and gotten much more pleasant for us thanks to an area of high pressure. This at least gives us a break from clouds and showers for a day in what is shaping up to be a long-term “active” weather pattern, one that […]

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Our unsettled weather stretch continues into Mother’s Day and beyond

May 7, 2015 0 Comments
Our unsettled weather stretch continues into Mother’s Day and beyond

A large, slow-moving storm system to the southwest of our area in the central Plains has been bringing clouds and showers to our weather picture for the past couple of days while the strongest severe weather has been in the southern Plains in its southern flank. As the surface low pressure with this system and […]

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Looking back at April and ahead at a warm, unsettled start to May

May 1, 2015 0 Comments
Looking back at April and ahead at a warm, unsettled start to May

The month of April in Rochester certainly was a turbulent period of time for us with each week seemingly having its own theme, and in some cases, its own season. There were stretches of days where we struggled to reach the mid 40s and in a couple of cases, we recorded some snowfall. The heaviest, […]

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Warm and dry for a while with changes ahead for the weekend

April 13, 2015 0 Comments
Warm and dry for a while with changes ahead for the weekend

Coming out of what turned out to be a rather dreary and damp stretch of chilly weather, we were all hoping for not only a warm up, but also a decent respite from rain and clouds and certainly the weather over the weekend we enjoyed was just what anyone could have hoped for in early April. […]

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A mild outlook with both spring and summer weather in the next week

May 21, 2014 0 Comments
A mild outlook with both spring and summer weather in the next week

It seems as though we’ve turned the proverbial corner in the our weather and are now enjoying more consistent bright, pleasant May-like days with the occasional dose of summer here and there instead of gasps of mild weather interspersed with longer stretches of March-like weather as in recent weeks. The overall upper level pattern has […]

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A Cool Pattern for This Week

May 14, 2014 0 Comments
A Cool Pattern for This Week

Once again, we’re dealing with wild temperature fluctuations in our weather this week thanks to a change in the upper level patterns and the passage of a potent cold front through the Midwest. We really shouldn’t be surprised by any of this, however, because it is mid May and in the middle of spring anything […]

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Another Cool, Damp Stretch of Weather Lies Ahead of Us

May 9, 2014 0 Comments
Another Cool, Damp Stretch of Weather Lies Ahead of Us

In a year that has featured the latest ever first instance of 70 degree weather in our area’s history, it shouldn’t be surprising to see that type of warmth disappear within a degree of its arrival. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what has happened thanks to the passage of a potent cold front through our area, allowing […]

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Looking Back at May 2013

June 3, 2013 0 Comments
Looking Back at May 2013

So far June has been a little kinder to us than May as each day has featured at least a decent window of sunshine and even the rain we’ve seen has been fairly light.  May, on the other hand, certainly did feature a ridiculous amount of rainfall and even quite a dumping of snow!  Looking back at […]

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A Memorable Month So Far

May 31, 2013 0 Comments
A Memorable Month So Far

What a crazy May it’s been!  Records have been falling left and right both in terms of temperatures and precipitation this month and our stormy pattern continues even as we wrap up May and move into June this weekend.  A large storm system to our west has been keeping things warmer, more humid, and rather […]

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