Tag: October

Cold air invades for the end of October

October 28, 2014 0 Comments
Cold air invades for the end of October

After an unbelievably warm Monday that served as the climax to essentially a full week of mild weather in the region, cold air has once again made its way into the Upper Mississippi Valley and looks to linger through the tail end of October. The large storm system responsible for producing some of these sweeping […]

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This week’s partial solar eclipse (let’s hope the clouds clear out in time)

October 20, 2014 0 Comments

On the heels of the impressive total lunar eclipse earlier this month, we have yet another celestial display on the menu this week, unless the weather fails us. A partial solar eclipse will be visible for a select few locations in North America this week, and get this, our area is one of them! The big concern is, […]

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A chilly Friday morning; another cold one before things warm a bit

October 10, 2014 0 Comments
A chilly Friday morning; another cold one before things warm a bit

Strong high pressure has settled in from the north, bringing ideal conditions for cold nights and bright, crisp, autumnal days to round out the week. After one of the most frosty days of the season we’re experiencing a sunny, cool Friday under this area of high pressure with almost no wind. Even in an unseasonably cool situation […]

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A cool spell with frost concerns this week; a big warm up possible next week

October 9, 2014 0 Comments
A cool spell with frost concerns this week; a big warm up possible next week

We’re finally getting a nice break from strong, gusty winds after about a solid week of 25 to 35 mile per hour gusts today, but the trade-off is a drop in temperatures. High pressure is settling in from Canada on the heels of the disturbance that brought clouds and a few light rain showers to much […]

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A wet start to October, then a massive weekend cool down

October 1, 2014 0 Comments
A wet start to October, then a massive weekend cool down

We’re off to a gray and damp start to the month of October and from the look of things, quiet, mild, peaceful weather will be absent from our weather picture for quite a while. The first part of a one-two punch is moving through the region today, producing today’s rain and thick cloud cover. We’ll […]

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Cooling down as we wrap up September

September 29, 2014 0 Comments
Cooling down as we wrap up September

The warm, summer-like weather we enjoyed over the weekend seems like a distant memory now thanks to the arrival of a cold front from northern Minnesota that has brought brisk winds, low clouds, and some light rain and drizzle to the area to start the new week. From the look of the upcoming forecast data […]

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A Tale of Two Octobers

October 25, 2013 0 Comments
A Tale of Two Octobers

It’s certainly been an interesting October so far.  We started the month coming off a September that was mostly bright and mild, but rather dry. In fact, the first couple of weeks were very September-like with highs mainly in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s.  That’s pretty easy to take for October, a […]

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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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A Pattern Shift For Us; Cooler Weather Takes Over

October 15, 2013 0 Comments
A Pattern Shift For Us; Cooler Weather Takes Over

Up until the last couple of days, we’ve been enjoying some sensational fall weather with abundant sunshine and very comfortable temperatures.  Even the rainfall we’d been missing for a few months has been showing up a little more frequently in October.  However, our weather pattern is shifting from a warmer than normal regime to a […]

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September Summary; A Brief Look Ahead

October 1, 2013 0 Comments
September Summary; A Brief Look Ahead

If it seemed like September was unusually warm in our area, you’re right.  Our mean temperature was almost four full degrees warmer than the 30 year climate average of 60.4 degrees, placing us in the top ten warmest Septembers in recorded history for the city of Rochester.  We tied 1939 and 1919 for number 8 […]

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