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International Space Station Passages The Next Couple Of Weeks

April 6, 2015 0 Comments
International Space Station Passages The Next Couple Of Weeks

There are a couple of really good chances to see a passage of the International Space Station here in Rochester in the next couple of weeks. There are three main factors in whether we will get to see the ISS: cloud cover, magnitude (brightness), and elevation. The ISS is the third brightest object in the sky […]

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A Look Ahead to Saturday’s Lunar Eclipse and Easter Weekend

April 2, 2015 0 Comments
A Look Ahead to Saturday’s Lunar Eclipse and Easter Weekend

Easter weekend is coming up and we have a pretty decent outlook as far as the weather is concerned. As a bonus, Saturday morning gives us a chance to see a phenomenon we rarely get to experience: a partial lunar eclipse. Areas to our west have a chance to see the total eclipse, which starts […]

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Today’s Temperatures Evidence That Snowpack Matters

March 28, 2015 0 Comments
Today’s Temperatures Evidence That Snowpack Matters

We would normally expect temperatures to soar on a day like today, with clear skies and light wind. However, when there is lots of snowpack, the temperature is regulated and does not increase nearly as fast. If you look at the current Visible Satellite image, you can see the correlation between the parts of our […]

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Messy Outlook In Play For Tuesday/Wednesday

March 23, 2015 0 Comments
Messy Outlook In Play For Tuesday/Wednesday

We saw large snow accumulations all across our area on Sunday night and we have another chance for some wintry precipitation coming on Tuesday night. A low pressure system tracking eastward across the Great Plains has a katafront (a front with precipitation preceding it) associated with it and that is bringing rain and wintry mix […]

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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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