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April 2014 So Far

April 16, 2014 0 Comments
April 2014 So Far

As we officially start the second half of April today, we find ourselves in familiar territory statistically as temperatures are generally running colder than normal and rainfall isn’t an issue. The climate summary for Rochester so far this month indicates that we’re five degrees colder than the 30 year climate average to date for the […]

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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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An Early April Snow Storm For Us

April 2, 2014 0 Comments
An Early April Snow Storm For Us

 We’re continuing to watch a large storm system that is currently located in the southwestern United States, but will soon be on our doorstep, bringing a dose of winter weather to our local area even as we approach the first weekend of April. One piece of energy ahead of that will bring some rain and […]

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Snowfall Totals from the Big Blizzard of ’14

February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Snowfall Totals from the Big Blizzard of ’14

The snow came on quickly Thursday afternoon and a lot piled all evening long, but now the snow part of the storm system is gone and just the wind remains. Here’s a look at some of our area’s snowfall totals. The majority of the viewing area ended up with 5 to 10 inches of accumulation […]

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The Coldest Morning of the Season, More Cool Weather Ahead

October 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Coldest Morning of the Season, More Cool Weather Ahead

Cool, dry high pressure produced clear skies for us Wednesday night, allowing our temperatures to drop to frosty levels across most of the local area.  While many of us have seen frost in recent days, this was the first widespread major frost event of the season.  If you’re thinking it’s kind of late for a […]

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Drought Conditions Continue, But Some Rain Chances May Be Ahead

September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Drought Conditions Continue, But Some Rain Chances May Be Ahead

We’ve been enjoying some gorgeous, tranquil fall weather over the past few days and, from the looks of things, this dry pattern will continue through the next few days. Unfortunately, while we certainly appreciate pleasant, sunny weather this time of the year, we really do need some rainfall as our deficit for this month now stands […]

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Cool and Fall-like For The Weekend, But Warmer Days May Still Be Ahead

September 13, 2013 0 Comments
Cool and Fall-like For The Weekend, But Warmer Days May Still Be Ahead

After a week of above normal temperatures, our weather pattern has again shifted and cool, dry, autumn-like weather is invading the region from the north.  Strong high pressure is providing us with an absolutely gorgeous, sun filled Friday that features not only crisp dryness and bright sunshine, but also very light winds.  A similar scenario […]

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Big Temperature Swings This Week

September 9, 2013 0 Comments
Big Temperature Swings This Week

We’re in for quite a wild week as far as temperatures go in our region as intense heat will give way to crisp, autumnal conditions later on.  The upper levels winds right now are steering the jet stream northward to start our week and at the surface, a strong warm front is working its way […]

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A Worsening Drought Across The Region

September 6, 2013 0 Comments
A Worsening Drought Across The Region

Our dry weather pattern continues as bright sunshine continues to dominate our sky rather than rain clouds this week.  This morning’s light rain did very little to improve our drought situation as rainfall totals were minuscule in the few locations that experienced the showers.  The latest Drought Monitor places the majority of our area in […]

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A Chilly Morning

September 3, 2013 0 Comments
A Chilly Morning

We’ve certainly had our share of autumn-like days in the past month or so, but this morning’s chilly temperatures seemed to do the best job of reminding us how close we are to fall and that frosty weather may be just around the corner.  Thanks to a strong area of Canadian high pressure that fed […]

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