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Summer-like Temperatures Continue While Humidity Takes a Vacation

May 28, 2014 0 Comments
Summer-like Temperatures Continue While Humidity Takes a Vacation

The warm, summer-like spell we’ve been experiencing for more than a week now continues even though some changes are taking place in our weather pattern today. The slow-moving upper level area of low pressure that has been plaguing the area with clouds and occasional rain showers for the past couple of days, including Memorial Day, […]

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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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An Active Weather Pattern for the Next Week

March 14, 2014 0 Comments
An Active Weather Pattern for the Next Week

It’s almost like a cliché or perhaps a bad joke, but when we reach mid March in southern Minnesota and north Iowa, people begin to expect at least one heavy snow event, or at the very least, an ugly wintry mixture that reminds us we’re first in the midst of  ”tournament time” and it’s not quite […]

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A Wintry Mess For Us Followed By An Arctic Blast

December 3, 2013 0 Comments
A Wintry Mess For Us Followed By An Arctic Blast

A massive storm system is working its way across the northern plains today, spreading snow and rain through the region ahead of it.  While much heavier snow is expected to our north from this system, we’re still expecting some modest accumulation from it in the next day or so while other wintry elements will make […]

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Weekend Storm System, Meteor Shower

November 14, 2013 0 Comments
Weekend Storm System, Meteor Shower

After our bout of wintry weather early in the week, we’re now enjoying some more seasonable, fall-like weather for the latter half of the work week with temperatures in the 40s and rain instead of snow.  One system will make for a gray and damp Thursday afternoon, but it will move along fairly quickly, leaving […]

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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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Warm Weather Now, But Big Changes Are On The Horizon

September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Warm Weather Now, But Big Changes Are On The Horizon

Warm weather continues to be the rule across the region as we head into October as temperatures are still running about 10 degrees above normal.  We’ve been warmer than normal on ten of the past twelve days and look to keep that trend going through the middle of the week before we begin to experience […]

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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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Heading North for the Holiday Weekend?

May 24, 2013 0 Comments
Heading North for the Holiday Weekend?

We truly are blessed to have blue skies and comfortable temperatures today as so many people hit the pavement and travel for the holiday weekend or stay home and venture outdoors to do some yard work or gardening.  This two day stretch has been a long time in coming, but unfortunately it looks to be […]

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Big Temperature Swings Ahead

April 26, 2013 0 Comments
Big Temperature Swings Ahead

For the first time this year we’re basking in the warmth of 60 degree heat across the area thanks to the passage of a warm front through the Upper Mississippi Valley.  This surge of warmer air is associated with a change in the upper level wind pattern, or jet stream, that is now buckling northward, working to bottle up the […]

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