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Finally a break from the rain, but several more chances lie ahead of us

May 27, 2015 0 Comments
Finally a break from the rain, but several more chances lie ahead of us

After a long stretch of unsettled, and at times, wet weather that was punctuated by a dreary and soggy Tuesday, we’re now getting a chance to enjoy some quiet, mild sunshine in the midweek. High pressure has moved in and will bring us a brief respite from the wet weather while temperatures under the sun make […]

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No fooling around here! We kick off April with the warmest day of 2015 so far

April 1, 2015 0 Comments
No fooling around here! We kick off April with the warmest day of 2015 so far

In early spring, sometimes the windiest days are the warmest ones and that’s exactly how we’re starting the month of April in the Upper Midwest. A potent storm system to our northwest is generating some strong winds as it moves in from the northern Rockies, pulling in very warm air and even a small amount […]

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A gigantic pattern shift brings April-like warmth this week

March 9, 2015 0 Comments
A gigantic pattern shift brings April-like warmth this week

It certainly seems too good to be true, but we are actually talking about a warm, sunny stretch of weather this week that pushes the mercury well beyond what we’ve experienced in recent weeks and even past what a typical week in March would produce. We’re looking at the possibility of not just 40s and 50s, […]

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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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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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A mild outlook with both spring and summer weather in the next week

May 21, 2014 0 Comments
A mild outlook with both spring and summer weather in the next week

It seems as though we’ve turned the proverbial corner in the our weather and are now enjoying more consistent bright, pleasant May-like days with the occasional dose of summer here and there instead of gasps of mild weather interspersed with longer stretches of March-like weather as in recent weeks. The overall upper level pattern has […]

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Some Mild Weather Ahead for the Rest of This Week

April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Some Mild Weather Ahead for the Rest of This Week

We’ve already enjoyed a couple of doses of rather pleasant and mild early spring days in the past couple of weeks, including the past two days where highs near 60 degrees were felt across the entire area. It looks like we’ll be building on the concept of small gasps of mild weather by stretching out a […]

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A Surge of Warmth for the Weekend

March 28, 2014 0 Comments
A Surge of Warmth for the Weekend

We’ve waited a long time to talk about the prospect of 50, or dare I say, 60 degree warmth, but this weekend’s forecast is looking like a pretty warm one, at least for a day. Given the rough winter we’ve had, the unusually pronounced Arctic air pattern  in our upper level winds, and our really […]

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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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Big Temperature Swings Ahead

April 26, 2013 0 Comments
Big Temperature Swings Ahead

For the first time this year we’re basking in the warmth of 60 degree heat across the area thanks to the passage of a warm front through the Upper Mississippi Valley.  This surge of warmer air is associated with a change in the upper level wind pattern, or jet stream, that is now buckling northward, working to bottle up the […]

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