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Taking stock of the snow so far this season and looking ahead to the first few days of 2017

December 28, 2016 0 Comments
Taking stock of the snow so far this season and looking ahead to the first few days of 2017

I’ve heard some chatter on social media and around town lately that this has been a mild winter so far, with “not enough snow.” Well, at least from a climatological perspective, that’s a wrong assessment. In fact, we’ve received about 3 inches of snow more than we normally would expect through December 27th in Rochester. […]

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The First Heavy Snowfall of the Season

December 12, 2016 0 Comments

The totals are in from the weekend storm system that produced the first heavy snowfall of the season and the range was from four to nine inches, the majority of the area leaning toward the higher end of the spectrum. Here’s a look at some the totals from the National Weather Service in La Crosse. […]

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Forecasting the coming winter chill: How cold will we get this December?

December 2, 2016 0 Comments
Forecasting the coming winter chill: How cold will we get this December?

Coming off an incredibly mild November (the average temperature was 42.8 degrees, 9 degrees above normal), you might be wondering if December will be similar. Well, that probably won’t be the case. The good news is we should be pretty mild to start the month. The average high temperature for the first week of December […]

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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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A look back at the Rochester F5 Tornado, 133 years later

August 21, 2016 0 Comments
A look back at the Rochester F5 Tornado, 133 years later

August 21, 1883 is arguably the most important day in the history of Rochester. That was the day that the Med City took a direct hit from an F5 tornado. This mile-wide tornado touched down in Dodge County, leveling farms there. It moved northeast into northern Rochester, causing destruction to homes before finally dissipating about […]

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A Promising May Outlook

May 2, 2016 0 Comments
A Promising May Outlook

The final week of April turned out to be an absolute dud as weather goes around of our with raw winds, periods of rain, and subnormal temperatures dominating the scene, but things have gotten better since we turned the page on the calendar. After a decent Sunday that featured at least some sunshine at times […]

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Winter storm on the way to end November

November 28, 2015 0 Comments
Winter storm on the way to end November

A winter storm watch has been issued for the areas along and west of I-35 in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. The watch runs from 6 am Monday to 6 pm Tuesday in Minnesota and 6 am Monday to 6 am Tuesday in Iowa. There is no indication yet as to whether a watch will […]

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Fall Preview for Rochester

September 8, 2015 0 Comments

With summer unofficially ending on Labor Day, we can take a look ahead to what we can expect for fall, climatologically speaking. Typically, fall starts in the second week of September and lasts until the first week in November, thus it is similar to spring in that is a short season of only a little […]

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Sept. 7-8, 2015 Rainfall Reports

September 8, 2015 0 Comments

Rainfall totals courtesy of NWS La Crosse. Radar estimated precipitation totals can also be found at http://water.weather.gov/precip/   …RAINFALL REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS … LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON …NORTHEAST IOWA… …ALLAMAKEE COUNTY… 3 S DORCHESTER 0.96 IN 0900 AM 09/08 43.42N/91.51W 3 SE WATERVILLE 0.76 IN 0907 AM 09/08 43.17N/91.24W 4 ENE WATSON 0.42 IN […]

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Everyone run for your lives, it’s the Godzilla (El Niño)!!!

August 14, 2015 0 Comments
Everyone run for your lives, it’s the Godzilla (El Niño)!!!

You may have heard about a strange phenomenon that could be occurring later this year over the last couple of days on social media called the “Godzilla” El Niño. Now, it would be easy to overreact because something being referred to as “Godzilla” would seem pretty serious. Also, you may shrug it off because it […]

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