Tag: October

Record Rainfall for Rochester

October 26, 2016 0 Comments

In an unusually wet year, another storm system producing an inch or two of rainfall overnight shouldn’t be surprising for us even if it’s late October, a part of the year not necessarily known for locally heavy rain. However, it’s actually been a few weeks since we’ve seen significant rainfall in the area, or even […]

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The chill of autumn is back

October 12, 2015 0 Comments
The chill of autumn is back

After a relatively short spell of unseasonably warm, summer-like weather over the weekend, cooler, more October-like weather is back. The changeover was rather abrupt as the warm southwest winds we felt most of the weekend swung around to the west with the passage of a strong cold front from the west very early Monday morning […]

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Mid October is Looking Warm

October 6, 2015 0 Comments
Mid October is Looking Warm

Temperatures have been much cooler and more seasonable since the end of our unusually warm September. The first five days of October have been cooler than normal in contrast to the month of September that turned out to be the second warmest in Rochester history. A minor shift in our weather pattern may be bringing […]

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Above normal end to September; staying warm in October?

September 21, 2015 0 Comments
Above normal end to September; staying warm in October?

Even though the official start to autumn is this Wednesday, September 23, it does not necessarily feel like it. Highs in Rochester are forecasted to be in the 70s for the next seven days, which is a few degrees above normal. We don’t want to say for sure that temperatures beyond the 27th will be […]

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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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