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A Mild, Murky Weekend; Snow Still Possible Before Christmas

December 18, 2014 0 Comments
A Mild, Murky Weekend; Snow Still Possible Before Christmas

Well, I hope you enjoyed our day in the sun on Wednesday, because it looks like it may be quite some time before we have another day like that. Our weather has already become rather gray and it looks like it’s only going to get grayer as we move along this week and this weekend thanks […]

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Late December Temperature Outlook; White Christmas Potential

December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Late December Temperature Outlook; White Christmas Potential

The mild spell that melted our snow and almost allowed us to forget what month it is has come to an end and now December is reasserting itself across the Midwest. The storm system that brought the massive temperatures changes also brought a little freezing rain and snow to the area, but not nearly enough to […]

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Mild weather persists for us

December 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mild weather persists for us

Thanks to a relatively mild start to the day today that has featured morning high temperatures in the 30s across the area, we’ve managed to reach our fifth consecutive 30 degree day, something we haven’t done in about a month. Even though colder air is rushing into the area on the heels of the departing storm system that […]

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An Unusually Cold Spell for November

November 12, 2014 0 Comments
An Unusually Cold Spell for November

Now that the blast of Arctic air has arrived signifying the start of our heavily advertised mid November cold snap, we can focus on making some comparisons with previous years and speculating on what the upcoming winter might bring. The first 20 something high temperature of the season was on Tuesday, a day that also featured the first measurable […]

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April 2014 So Far

April 16, 2014 0 Comments
April 2014 So Far

As we officially start the second half of April today, we find ourselves in familiar territory statistically as temperatures are generally running colder than normal and rainfall isn’t an issue. The climate summary for Rochester so far this month indicates that we’re five degrees colder than the 30 year climate average to date for the […]

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An Active Weather Pattern for the Next Week

March 14, 2014 0 Comments
An Active Weather Pattern for the Next Week

It’s almost like a cliché or perhaps a bad joke, but when we reach mid March in southern Minnesota and north Iowa, people begin to expect at least one heavy snow event, or at the very least, an ugly wintry mixture that reminds us we’re first in the midst of  “tournament time” and it’s not quite […]

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Warmer Days Ahead, More Snow Chances As Well

February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Warmer Days Ahead, More Snow Chances As Well

Our weather pattern has certainly gotten more active in the past few days as a series of storm systems have been sliding through the region just about every other day on the strong jet stream aloft. To go with the increase in storm system frequency in the Upper Midwest, slightly warmer air has begun to reach northward into our […]

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Arctic Air Begins to Retreat, More Snow Chances Ahead

January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Arctic Air Begins to Retreat, More Snow Chances Ahead

The cold, dry high pressure from the Arctic that we’ve been dealing with over the past couple of days remains in control of our weather, but only for a little longer.  The blast of frigid air circulating around the cold core of the Polar Vortex northeast of us that has pushed the jet stream southward […]

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A Wintry Mess For Us Followed By An Arctic Blast

December 3, 2013 0 Comments
A Wintry Mess For Us Followed By An Arctic Blast

A massive storm system is working its way across the northern plains today, spreading snow and rain through the region ahead of it.  While much heavier snow is expected to our north from this system, we’re still expecting some modest accumulation from it in the next day or so while other wintry elements will make […]

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A Quiet Weekend, More Active Weather To Start December

November 29, 2013 0 Comments
A Quiet Weekend, More Active Weather To Start December

 We’ve been blessed with some quiet, tranquil weather for our holiday weekend so far, and even though temperatures have been quite cold at times by November standards, things are showing signs of warming up a bit.  Warmer air is surging northward today on slightly gusty south winds as one storm system grazes our region to […]

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