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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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Big Temperature Swings This Week

September 9, 2013 0 Comments
Big Temperature Swings This Week

We’re in for quite a wild week as far as temperatures go in our region as intense heat will give way to crisp, autumnal conditions later on.  The upper levels winds right now are steering the jet stream northward to start our week and at the surface, a strong warm front is working its way […]

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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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