Tag: thunderstorms

Monday Heat, Storms; Cooler, Quieter Days Ahead

July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Monday Heat, Storms; Cooler, Quieter Days Ahead

The second cold front in as many days is working its way into our region from the west to start the work week today. Warm humid air is trickling into the area ahead of it, and while it won’t be quite as toasty or muggy as Sunday’s weather it still looks to create an unstable […]

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A Stormy Thursday; Better Days Ahead

June 19, 2014 0 Comments
A Stormy Thursday; Better Days Ahead

We’ve reached what looks to be the fourth and final day of stormy weather in our area this week. Each day so far has produced heavy rainfall and some severe weather locally and today (Thursday) is no exception. Strong winds and heavy rainfall late Wednesday night and early this morning knocked down some tree branches […]

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Summery, Stormy Days Ahead

June 13, 2014 0 Comments
Summery, Stormy Days Ahead

As we enjoy the benefits of dry, Canadian high pressure that include sunny skies, low humidity, and comfortable temperatures, we know that as mid and even late June approach on the calendar, heat, humidity, and some early summer thunderstorms can’t be too far off. In fact, the pattern will turn on a dime this weekend […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Weather Tidbits

May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Memorial Day Weekend Weather Tidbits

The weather pattern we’re enjoying right now is nothing short of spectacular and its arrival coincides perfectly with the all-important Memorial Day holiday weekend. It won’t be a perfect weekend, as there are definitely some concerns about rain potential in the second half of the three-day set, but compared to what we’ve dealt with for […]

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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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A Warm, Unsettled Weekend

May 16, 2013 0 Comments
A Warm, Unsettled Weekend

The storm system to our west that looks to bring some unsettled, stormier weather to our area this weekend is also going to pull in some warmer and eventually more humid weather for us.  Of course, that humidity will prime the atmosphere for those rain chances while it keeps the summer-like feel in the air that […]

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Summer Weather Returns

August 21, 2012 0 Comments
Summer Weather Returns

The past two weeks have certainly been memorable for us as our weather has been nothing short of comfortable and refreshing.  This spell of cooler, drier, and at times, fall-like weather has been quite a departure from the previous seven weeks or so that featured scorching heat and intense bouts of heavy humidity that forced […]

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Hot and Unsettled Now, But Cooler Days Are Ahead

July 23, 2012 0 Comments
Hot and Unsettled Now, But Cooler Days Are Ahead

Things are feeling hot and steamy as we kick off the last full week in the month of July today, but the good news is we have a few chances for much needed rain and some cooler weather in the forecast.  Right now, a disturbance is producing some scattered showers and may produce some thunderstorms […]

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Some Thunderstorm Chances Today and Then We’ll Have to be Patient

July 18, 2012 0 Comments
Some Thunderstorm Chances Today and Then We’ll Have to be Patient

The front that began to push through the area last evening, sparking a handful of thunderstorms in the evening across southeastern Minnesota is now draped across the Minnesota-Iowa border and may again act as the focus of more activity today.  Right now areas south of the front are sweltering in the 90s with heat indices […]

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Hot Fun in the Sun and Then More Storms

June 19, 2012 0 Comments
Hot Fun in the Sun and Then More Storms

We’re getting a little break from severe weather today as the warm front that triggered some strong thunderstorms last night pushes northward through the Upper Mississippi Valley and away from our area, setting the stage for a windy, hot, and humid day, but one with a “capped” atmosphere, or in other words it’ll be too […]

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