Tag: severe weather

Severe Weather Threat Today, Cooler Days Ahead

August 6, 2013 0 Comments
Severe Weather Threat Today, Cooler Days Ahead

For more than two weeks now, we’ve been in a cooler than normal pattern thanks to a dip in the jet stream pattern and a northwesterly flow in the upper levels winds that has pushed a series of cold front through our area.  If you’re thinking we’re about due for another such front, you’re right!  […]

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Some More Thunderstorm Chances and then an Improving Pattern

June 25, 2013 0 Comments
Some More Thunderstorm Chances and then an Improving Pattern

 As skies clear off a bit and things warm up in the June sunshine, we’re also enjoying a break from rain for a little while.  Unfortunately, this added warmth may be destabilizing the atmosphere and setting the stage for some late afternoon and evening thunderstorms.  The entire viewing area and Upper Midwest as a whole […]

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A Warm and Possibly Stormy First Weekend of Summer Lies Ahead of Us

June 21, 2013 0 Comments
A Warm and Possibly Stormy First Weekend of Summer Lies Ahead of Us

With one round of strong storms already under our belt in the first few hours of summer, we’re facing the prospect of additional thunderstorm activity for today and the next few days as heat and humidity have shown up right on schedule to make things feel rather summery.  The same storm system that pushed the […]

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Flood Warnings Continue As Does the Severe Weather Threat

May 20, 2013 0 Comments
Flood Warnings Continue As Does the Severe Weather Threat

The large storm system that has been keeping things unsettled and stormy for us and really the entire Midwest continues to edge its way eastward toward us, keeping things breezy, humid, and a little damp today.  In the wake of Sunday night’s severe storms that produced heavy rain and strong winds, there are still a number […]

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Sloppy Saturday For Some

October 13, 2012 0 Comments
Sloppy Saturday For Some

A storm system that we have been advertising for about a week has finally arrived.  Earlier in the week it appeared that it would have a much bigger impact on the area that it is currently having.  The Upper Level Low we were watching off of the coast of California not only weakened considerably, but it also took a […]

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Potentially Stormy Saturday

October 10, 2012 0 Comments
Potentially Stormy Saturday

October 8th and 9th was the first measurable rain we have seen across the area since back on September 17th.  Here are some of the totals from the past 48 hours. There appears to be more where that came from, and maybe much more.  With a potentially soaking rain (which we have desperately been waiting […]

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Severe Weather and Rainfall Reports

September 5, 2012 0 Comments
Severe Weather and Rainfall Reports

A cold front overnight triggered quite an intense line of thunderstorms in our area that toppled trees, knocked down power lines, damaged roofs, and even started some fires.  If there is any good news in all of this, it’s the rainfall we received from those thunderstorms.  Below is a map showing doppler radar estimates of […]

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Warm and Humid Today, But Fall Weather Is Not Far Off

September 4, 2012 0 Comments
Warm and Humid Today, But Fall Weather Is Not Far Off

Warm, sultry, summer-like weather continues to linger in our region today, but the countdown to a big change had already begun.  A cold front to our west is slowly approaching the area from the Dakotas and will eventually bring some cooler, drier more seasonably mild air to the Upper Mississippi Valley, but first we stand […]

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Bright and Warm Today, Stormy Tonight

August 15, 2012 0 Comments
Bright and Warm Today, Stormy Tonight

As promised, today is turning out to be rather summery across the region as gusty south winds behind a warm front are working to push in a little extra heat for us.  High temperatures today will be slightly warmer than normal for the first time in more than a week with readings in the mid […]

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We Still Could Use Some More Rain

July 25, 2012 0 Comments
We Still Could Use Some More Rain

Even after a stormy Monday night and Tuesday morning in much of the local area, we still find ourselves in a pretty sizable rainfall deficit for the month and season across the region.  While Rochester officially measured 1.80″ of fresh rainfall in that heavy line of showers Tuesday, we still have a slight deficit and […]

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