Tag: Temperatures

Today’s Temperatures Evidence That Snowpack Matters

March 28, 2015 0 Comments
Today’s Temperatures Evidence That Snowpack Matters

We would normally expect temperatures to soar on a day like today, with clear skies and light wind. However, when there is lots of snowpack, the temperature is regulated and does not increase nearly as fast. If you look at the current Visible Satellite image, you can see the correlation between the parts of our […]

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December Summary and a Glance at January

January 1, 2015 0 Comments
December Summary and a Glance at January

It took about three weeks, but we managed to not only coat the landscape with some fresh snow and clear the gloominess from our skies for the last few days of December. Unfortunately, that sunshine has been associated with some bitterly cold air from northern Canada. The bitterly cold temperatures in the final days of December […]

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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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Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

November 27, 2014 0 Comments
Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

If there’s an awkward lull in the usually lively Thanksgiving dinner chit-chat today, you can always shift the discussion to weather because there certainly isn’t a shortage of topics in that department right now. First, there’s the frigid November that has led to a white Thanksgiving and now the coldest temperatures of the season to […]

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A cool spell with frost concerns this week; a big warm up possible next week

October 9, 2014 0 Comments
A cool spell with frost concerns this week; a big warm up possible next week

We’re finally getting a nice break from strong, gusty winds after about a solid week of 25 to 35 mile per hour gusts today, but the trade-off is a drop in temperatures. High pressure is settling in from Canada on the heels of the disturbance that brought clouds and a few light rain showers to much […]

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A blast of Autumn for the weekend; another possible in the next week

September 5, 2014 0 Comments
A blast of Autumn for the weekend; another possible in the next week

In the span of mere hours, we went from mid summer weather to mid fall weather earlier today. A potent cold front moved through the local area Thursday evening and since then, temperatures have fallen from the 80s to the 50s and 60s in most spots and of course humidity has gone away for the foreseeable […]

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The first week of August may feature a little more rain for us

August 1, 2014 0 Comments
The first week of August may feature a little more rain for us

While generally unseasonably cool temperatures for the month of July in 2014 made headlines, it was the rainfall that was a bit more off the mark statistically. We were more than four degrees cooler than normal for high temperatures for July in Rochester which is certainly noteworthy, but not record-setting by any means. We measured less than half the normal amount of rainfall for […]

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Our mild stretch continues and may possibly go on for a while

June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Our mild stretch continues and may possibly go on for a while

After nearly two weeks of warmer than normal temperatures in Rochester, things are beginning to feel just a little more seasonably mild as we work our way through the first week of June. In other words, high temperatures in the 70s are becoming more common in the area, a departure from the low to mid […]

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A Slow Warming Trend Ahead, Possibly Good Viewing Weather For Comet ISON

November 26, 2013 0 Comments
A Slow Warming Trend Ahead, Possibly Good Viewing Weather For Comet ISON

Although our weather right now seems prematurely cold and wintry, especially with the strong winds from the north, our weather is dry and favorable for traveling across the our region as we approach the all-important Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend.  The good news is we’ll stick with a more or less dry pattern right though the […]

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