Tag: thunderstorms

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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Holiday Weekend Outlook, Cabin Forecast

May 25, 2012 0 Comments
Holiday Weekend Outlook, Cabin Forecast

Even though a few light showers and batches of sprinkles are moving in our direction today, it’s a fairly quiet and pleasant start to the holiday weekend we’re enjoying right now as filtered sunshine, light winds, and comfortable temperatures appear to the rule across the area.  Look for highs in the mid 70s in most […]

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A Supermoon Weekend If We’re Lucky

May 4, 2012 1 Comment
A Supermoon Weekend If We’re Lucky

Once again we’re facing a weekend celestial event whose local viewing potential will possibly be affected by clouds and rain.  Keep your fingers crossed tomorrow night as our May full moon will occur at 10:35pm and will be also be the biggest and brightest lunar event in more than a year.  A storm system from […]

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Severe Weather Awareness Week

April 16, 2012 0 Comments

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week for Minnesota and Wisconsin and as in years past, each day will feature a severe weather topic and some tips that can help you prepare for dangerous weather this season.  The National Weather Service has a special website that covers the entire week’s agenda and has links to […]

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Morning Hail and Sleet

March 22, 2011 0 Comments
Morning Hail and Sleet

It’s certainly been a miserable, yet interesting day so far as far as our local weather goes.  We started the day with a round of thunderstorms just aftermidnight that rumbled through the Rochester area at about 2:30, producing pea sized hail and heavy rainfall.  We picked up about 0.30 inches in northwest Rochester in that […]

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