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Warmer, more unsettled days ahead in an active weather pattern

May 13, 2015 0 Comments
Warmer, more unsettled days ahead in an active weather pattern

After a blustery, raw start to the week, things have momentarily brightened up and gotten much more pleasant for us thanks to an area of high pressure. This at least gives us a break from clouds and showers for a day in what is shaping up to be a long-term “active” weather pattern, one that […]

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Our unsettled weather stretch continues into Mother’s Day and beyond

May 7, 2015 0 Comments
Our unsettled weather stretch continues into Mother’s Day and beyond

A large, slow-moving storm system to the southwest of our area in the central Plains has been bringing clouds and showers to our weather picture for the past couple of days while the strongest severe weather has been in the southern Plains in its southern flank. As the surface low pressure with this system and […]

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Monday Heat, Storms; Cooler, Quieter Days Ahead

July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Monday Heat, Storms; Cooler, Quieter Days Ahead

The second cold front in as many days is working its way into our region from the west to start the work week today. Warm humid air is trickling into the area ahead of it, and while it won’t be quite as toasty or muggy as Sunday’s weather it still looks to create an unstable […]

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A Stormy Sunday?

July 5, 2014 0 Comments
A Stormy Sunday?

Our comfy air  at the end of last week is long gone and replacing it is a much more humid and potentially hottest air mass of the season.  Highs locally were kept down Saturday thanks to clouds from a decaying thunderstorm complex that passed to our south earlier in the day.  Highs out west topped […]

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A Stormy Thursday; Better Days Ahead

June 19, 2014 0 Comments
A Stormy Thursday; Better Days Ahead

We’ve reached what looks to be the fourth and final day of stormy weather in our area this week. Each day so far has produced heavy rainfall and some severe weather locally and today (Thursday) is no exception. Strong winds and heavy rainfall late Wednesday night and early this morning knocked down some tree branches […]

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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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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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