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It All Evens Out in the End

January 29, 2015 0 Comments
It All Evens Out in the End

It’s strange how our climatology works. For every stretch of abnormally warm or cold weather, there’s another spell of weather that is just the opposite to balance things out. More often than not, it’s within the same month, so in the end, the climate statistics are right around the 30 year average. With only a few exceptions […]

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December Summary and a Glance at January

January 1, 2015 0 Comments
December Summary and a Glance at January

It took about three weeks, but we managed to not only coat the landscape with some fresh snow and clear the gloominess from our skies for the last few days of December. Unfortunately, that sunshine has been associated with some bitterly cold air from northern Canada. The bitterly cold temperatures in the final days of December […]

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Rainfall update; looking ahead to some more chances this weekend

August 29, 2014 0 Comments
Rainfall update; looking ahead to some more chances this weekend

It wasn’t a pretty scene by any stretch of the imagination Thursday as clouds and about 18 hours of rain dominated the weather picture locally, but in the end we came out with a decent amount of rainfall. Most spots locally ended up with anywhere from half an inch to two inches of rain which […]

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Our mild stretch continues and may possibly go on for a while

June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Our mild stretch continues and may possibly go on for a while

After nearly two weeks of warmer than normal temperatures in Rochester, things are beginning to feel just a little more seasonably mild as we work our way through the first week of June. In other words, high temperatures in the 70s are becoming more common in the area, a departure from the low to mid […]

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Strong/Severe Storms Possible Wed. Night/Thursday

May 7, 2014 0 Comments
Strong/Severe Storms Possible Wed. Night/Thursday

We’ve already gone through one round of storms early on Wednesday.  These storms brought large hail, some as big as quarters, others nearing the size of golf balls.  These storms affected Freeborn, Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, and northern Mower counties if you you are wondering what I’m talking about. The threat for severe weather will come […]

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April was cool and one of the wettest, but what does May have to offer?

May 1, 2014 0 Comments
April was cool and one of the wettest, but what does May have to offer?

We certainly finished the month of April on a sour note, didn’t we? Given what we’ve experienced in the past week or so, most people are probably either breathing a sigh of relief or saying good riddance to the month even if it means we’re just flipping the calendar over to a new page, but […]

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An Early April Snow Storm For Us

April 2, 2014 0 Comments
An Early April Snow Storm For Us

 We’re continuing to watch a large storm system that is currently located in the southwestern United States, but will soon be on our doorstep, bringing a dose of winter weather to our local area even as we approach the first weekend of April. One piece of energy ahead of that will bring some rain and […]

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A Surge of Warmth for the Weekend

March 28, 2014 0 Comments
A Surge of Warmth for the Weekend

We’ve waited a long time to talk about the prospect of 50, or dare I say, 60 degree warmth, but this weekend’s forecast is looking like a pretty warm one, at least for a day. Given the rough winter we’ve had, the unusually pronounced Arctic air pattern  in our upper level winds, and our really […]

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Snowfall Totals from the Big Blizzard of ’14

February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Snowfall Totals from the Big Blizzard of ’14

The snow came on quickly Thursday afternoon and a lot piled all evening long, but now the snow part of the storm system is gone and just the wind remains. Here’s a look at some of our area’s snowfall totals. The majority of the viewing area ended up with 5 to 10 inches of accumulation […]

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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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