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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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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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A Frigid Christmas

December 25, 2012 0 Comments
A Frigid Christmas

Cold high pressure has settled in from the north, keeping skies generally clear during our Christmas Eve last night and still bright and sunny for today as well.  The sunshine won’t help much with our temperatures, however, as high temperatures will be the coldest of the season so far.  Most locations will top out around 10° which […]

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Records fall once again

December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Records fall once again

This is a reminder that it is December, but other than the calendar and the Christmas music, there is very little to remind us of that.  December 3rd featured the 4th record high temperature that has fallen in the last three weeks or so.  What make this record more impressive in my opinion is the […]

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