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Heavy rain leads to flooding in the area to start autumn

September 22, 2016 0 Comments

A stalled front across the area and a persistent moisture feed from a large storm system in the southern Rockies have worked to bring heavy rainfall and widespread flooding to southern Minnesota and northern Iowa this week. What started out as a severe weather event including damaging wind gusts along the border and a brief tornado […]

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Record Rainfall in the Area

September 7, 2016 0 Comments

Our current soggy spell of weather has yielded some new rainfall records in parts of the area. The slow-moving storm system interacting with this very juicy, humid atmosphere produced some localized flooding along the Minnesota-Iowa border once again, eerily similar to the set up a few weeks ago that brought more than eight inches to […]

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A Promising May Outlook

May 2, 2016 0 Comments
A Promising May Outlook

The final week of April turned out to be an absolute dud as weather goes around of our with raw winds, periods of rain, and subnormal temperatures dominating the scene, but things have gotten better since we turned the page on the calendar. After a decent Sunday that featured at least some sunshine at times […]

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A taste of more typical winter weather, then more wintry sloppiness

December 16, 2015 0 Comments
A taste of more typical winter weather, then more wintry sloppiness

As one potent storm system moves out, we’re looking at the prospect of a quieter pattern for a few days as the first blast of seasonably cold air blows in for the tail end of the week and weekend. Rochester has yet to record a high temperature below freezing this month, and in fact, twelve […]

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Winter storm on the way to end November

November 28, 2015 0 Comments
Winter storm on the way to end November

A winter storm watch has been issued for the areas along and west of I-35 in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. The watch runs from 6 am Monday to 6 pm Tuesday in Minnesota and 6 am Monday to 6 am Tuesday in Iowa. There is no indication yet as to whether a watch will […]

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Fall Weather Is Here!

September 29, 2015 0 Comments
Fall Weather Is Here!

Our week-long stretch of late summer weather is over and now cooler, more fall-like air is again pouring into the region. The cold front that brought rain and some thunderstorms Monday and early Tuesday has moved on to the south and now our next weather maker, a strong area of high pressure from Canada is dropping in […]

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Why do leaves change color during the fall months?

September 28, 2015 0 Comments
Why do leaves change color during the fall months?

One of the best things about the fall months, besides all of the pumpkin spiced products of course, is the changing of the colors of leaves. There may be a bit of a misconception on what actually causes the leaves to change color. It is not only the change in temperature as we exit summer […]

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A mild, but wet May comes to a close; possibly more of the same for June

June 1, 2015 0 Comments
A mild, but wet May comes to a close; possibly more of the same for June

In typical late spring fashion, we managed to enjoy our ups and downs for temperatures in the month of May this year and it all ended up averaging out to be within a couple of degrees of what we consider to be “normal” of the climate average. Looking ahead at the month of June, it […]

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May 10-11 Rainfall Totals

May 11, 2015 0 Comments

Rainfall totals courtesy of NWS La Crosse. Radar estimated precipitation totals can also be found at http://water.weather.gov/precip/ PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 736 AM CDT MON MAY 11 2015 …RAINFALL REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS … LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON …IOWA… …ALLAMAKEE COUNTY… 3 SE WATERVILLE 0.23 IN 0707 AM 05/11 43.17N/91.24W […]

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Don’t Start Growing Those Plants Just Yet

April 23, 2015 0 Comments
Don’t Start Growing Those Plants Just Yet

With all of the warm temperatures and rain that we’ve seen so far in April, one would think it would be a good time to get out in the backyard and plant some veggies and flowers. However, the best time to start growing is after the latest freeze date of Spring, and historically, that has […]

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