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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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Windy & Cool for the Deer Hunting Opener, Arctic Blast Next Week

November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Windy & Cool for the Deer Hunting Opener, Arctic Blast Next Week

After a more or less windy week, we’re facing more windy weather for the weekend as our weather pattern remains fairly active.  A large storm system centered to our north today is spreading clouds and the threat of light rain showers and sprinkles across our local area.  It’s also producing some rather windy conditions in […]

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A wet month so far and it looks to get even wetter this week

April 16, 2013 0 Comments
A wet month so far and it looks to get even wetter this week

It certainly has been a cool and wet first half of April with temperatures running about eleven degrees below normal on average and rainfall amounts approaching triple the normal value in Rochester as of the midpoint in the month.  The official rainfall total in the Med City has been 3.89 inches, which is 2.42 inches […]

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Quite A Storm System This Week: First Rain, Then A Wintry Mess

April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Quite A Storm System This Week: First Rain, Then A Wintry Mess

We’ve been dealing with some nasty, raw, rainy weather today and it’s only going to get more unpleasant and more difficult to deal with over the next couple of days thanks to the arrival of a large, dynamic storm system from the west.  We’ve already been inundated with rain from this system today and will continue to […]

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Late Season Snow

April 7, 2013 0 Comments
Late Season Snow

It’s April, we just had a couple of days in the 50s, we’ve turned the corner right?  Wrong!  Winter looks like it is going to make a late season push during the middle of the week.  Rain chances and even an outside chance for a rumble of thunder come into play late Sunday and especially […]

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