Tag: summer

Abnormally Dry Conditions

August 27, 2013 0 Comments
Abnormally Dry Conditions

It seems absurd and kind of boggles the mind, but who would have thought a couple of months ago given the insanely wet winter and spring this year that we’d find ourselves officially listed on the U.S. Drought Monitor as “abnormally dry?”  That is the situation that the majority of our viewing area finds itself […]

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Less Heat in Our Future

July 19, 2013 0 Comments
Less Heat in Our Future

After a week that has featured intense heat and uncomfortable humidity, most of us are hoping for some kind of a break from the tropical weather if for nothing else but to save money on electricity.  The good news is a cold front is sweeping through the region today, bringing relief from our Deep South-like conditions just […]

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Heat and Humidity Return

July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Heat and Humidity Return

After a fairly comfortable stretch of days featuring low humidity and seasaonable temperatures, we’re looking at another surge of hot and humid weather in our forecast picture starting this weekend and likely holding on through the next week or so.  The jet stream is expected to shift northward, pushing most of the rain chances in […]

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Getting Ready for a Heat Wave This Week

June 18, 2013 0 Comments
Getting Ready for a Heat Wave This Week

In a year that has so far featured mostly temperate conditions to more or less cooler than normal weather it’s strange to think that we may be facing a long spell of heat in our weather picture in the not too distant future.  In other words, it appears that we may be experiencing a bit […]

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Welcome Fall

September 2, 2012 0 Comments
Welcome Fall

Well, sort of.  Astronomical Fall doesn’t roll around for another few weeks, but Meteorological Fall is officially here.  With the arrival of Meteorological Fall that must mean Meteorological Summer has come to end.  It certainly has, and it has done so while making history. Meteorological Summer consists of the months June, July and August.  If […]

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Labor Day Weekend

August 31, 2012 0 Comments
Labor Day Weekend

 We continue our very summer-like weather pattern today as we head into the Labor Day holiday weekend, but at least temperatures are much more comfortable and our winds are not a concern as they were in the middle of the week.  A cold front passed through the area Thursday night, allowing some slightly cooler and […]

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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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A Warm and Wet May

June 1, 2012 0 Comments
A Warm and Wet May

Even though the last couple of days in the month of May we quite a bit cooler than normal and even a little unsettled, the overall picture for May 2012 was a rather warm one for us.  As we’ve seen every month so far this year, our average high temperature for the month was warmer […]

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Hold On To Your Hat…

April 16, 2011 0 Comments

Well it has been pretty windy for the last 36 hours.  Things tomorrow (Sunday) look to calm down a little bit as we get into the afternoon and evening.  Check out some of these wind gusts observed yesterday. …HIGHEST WINDS OBSERVED FROM AROUND THE AREA… …NORTHEAST IOWA… …ALLAMAKEE COUNTY… LANSING (760 FT)(AWS) 1124 AM APR […]

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It’s Official: 2010 Summer Dew Point Record Set

September 13, 2010 0 Comments

As we draw closer to the end of astronomical summer this week with the autumnal equinox slated to take place next Wednesday night, we can now close the books on some of our summer climate records here in southeastern Minnesota and northern Iowa and take a final look back at our warm and sticky summer of 2010.  […]

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