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Rain and Snow Totals

November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Rain and Snow Totals

November can be a vastly different month from one year to the next.  We’ve enjoyed a few fairly mild ones in recent years that have featured 50s and 60s for highs and we’ve certainly had a few colder ones as well where frequent doses of snow have made it seem more like a winter month than […]

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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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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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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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Abnormally Dry Conditions

August 27, 2013 0 Comments
Abnormally Dry Conditions

It seems absurd and kind of boggles the mind, but who would have thought a couple of months ago given the insanely wet winter and spring this year that we’d find ourselves officially listed on the U.S. Drought Monitor as “abnormally dry?”  That is the situation that the majority of our viewing area finds itself […]

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Thursday Morning Storm Reports

August 22, 2013 0 Comments
Thursday Morning Storm Reports

 What was once a strong complex of thunderstorm activity to our west moved into our area very early this morning in a weakened state at first producing localized downpours of rain in northern Iowa and mainly light rain in southeastern Minnesota just before sunrise.  However, as the complex interacted with a very humid environment and […]

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Our Weather Becomes More Active

July 5, 2013 0 Comments
Our Weather Becomes More Active

 Our phenomenal stretch of dry, sunny weather that started last weekend appears to be showing signs of ending today as we move into the heart of the Independence Day holiday weekend.  A storm system to the west is producing a narrow line of rain showers that will affect many of us for our Friday with […]

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Mid-Year Rainfall Update

July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mid-Year Rainfall Update

With six full months of a very wet and rainy 2013 under our belt it’s time to assess the situation to get an idea of where we stand statistically with our overall rainfall totals.  First of all, we’ve already surpassed the entire rainfall total of a very dry 2012 which was a paltry 24.85″, eliminating the drought headlines […]

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Some More Thunderstorm Chances and then an Improving Pattern

June 25, 2013 0 Comments
Some More Thunderstorm Chances and then an Improving Pattern

 As skies clear off a bit and things warm up in the June sunshine, we’re also enjoying a break from rain for a little while.  Unfortunately, this added warmth may be destabilizing the atmosphere and setting the stage for some late afternoon and evening thunderstorms.  The entire viewing area and Upper Midwest as a whole […]

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A Warm and Possibly Stormy First Weekend of Summer Lies Ahead of Us

June 21, 2013 0 Comments
A Warm and Possibly Stormy First Weekend of Summer Lies Ahead of Us

With one round of strong storms already under our belt in the first few hours of summer, we’re facing the prospect of additional thunderstorm activity for today and the next few days as heat and humidity have shown up right on schedule to make things feel rather summery.  The same storm system that pushed the […]

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