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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 Chance of Strong Storms Tuesday Night-Wednesday Morning

June 11, 2013 0 Comments
A Chance of Strong Storms Tuesday Night-Wednesday Morning

A storm system to our west is expected to produce some showers and thunderstorms in our area later tonight through much of our Wednesday, some of which may become severe and produce some unwanted heavy rainfall.  Right now, it looks like a complex of strong thunderstorms is going to develop in eastern Wyoming and western South […]

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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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A Little Rain is on the way, but the Drought Looks to Continue

July 12, 2012 0 Comments
A Little Rain is on the way, but the Drought Looks to Continue

We’re enjoying a bright, fairly dry Thursday with some seasonably warm weather across the area while hopes for some rain persist.  A weak storm system in the Dakotas is edging its way eastward, offering us at least the potential for a little relief from these very dry conditions.  Cloud cover will slowly increase today ahead […]

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A Stormy Week Ahead, Possibly Some Severe Weather

April 30, 2012 0 Comments
A Stormy Week Ahead, Possibly Some Severe Weather

We’ll be feeling quite a bit warmer this week and why not, it is the first week of May after all!  After a quiet, and in most cases, fairly bright Monday, we’re expecting warmer, more unstable air to move back into the region for the middle part of the week.  A storm system will slide […]

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Severe Weather in Our Area? It’s Been A While!

April 12, 2012 0 Comments
Severe Weather in Our Area?  It’s Been A While!

Enjoy the bright, quiet sunshine today because wet, unsettled weather is going to be the forecast for much of the next week or so, starting tomorrow.  We’ll have some showers and thunderstorms tomorrow, but right now severe weather isn’t a concern.  That will change, however, on Saturday as a storm system and its warm front […]

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Severe Weather Possible Today

June 21, 2011 0 Comments
Severe Weather Possible Today

As in so many other instances throughout the year in our local weather, severe weather and June seem to go hand-in-hand.  This portion of the year, centered on mid June, is the peak of our severe weather season.  Tradition severe weather season in our area typically runs from May through August, but tornadoes most frequently occur in […]

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More Tornadoes For the Plains Today?

May 24, 2011 0 Comments
More Tornadoes For the Plains Today?

The latest severe weather outlook from the Storm Prediction Center isn’t a pretty one to say the least, especially for the southern plains.  In a region that has dealt with more than its share of death and destruction this spring, there is the potential for yet another round of volatile weather today as a storm system coming out […]

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A Potentially Stormy Weekend

April 8, 2011 0 Comments
A Potentially Stormy Weekend

We’re still closely watching the weekend forecast for severe weather potential and the closer we get, the more likely it appears that we will see our first major outbreak of strong thunderstorm activity this year.  The storm system that will be responsible for setting the stage for these thunderstorms is still forming to our west […]

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Nice Wednesday; icky (& rocky?) Thursday

June 16, 2010 3 Comments
Nice Wednesday; icky (& rocky?) Thursday

Thursday, June 17th’s slight risk for severe weather In what has been a poky severe weather season for us, we may get our first day of big activity tomorrow. That’s at least how it’s looking. Our comfy highs in the low 80s today will be replaced with a sticky Thursday: highs close to 90°, dew […]

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