Tag: weather

Shower chances return to the area for a few days

August 6, 2015 0 Comments
Shower chances return to the area for a few days

It’s strange how this pattern keeps repeating itself, but for the past several years we’ve had a wet spring and early summer with no need to irrigate the lawns and fields, but by late July and for most of August we’re reaching for the sprinklers and actually hoping for rain. Over the past month and […]

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A Look Ahead to Saturday’s Lunar Eclipse and Easter Weekend

April 2, 2015 0 Comments
A Look Ahead to Saturday’s Lunar Eclipse and Easter Weekend

Easter weekend is coming up and we have a pretty decent outlook as far as the weather is concerned. As a bonus, Saturday morning gives us a chance to see a phenomenon we rarely get to experience: a partial lunar eclipse. Areas to our west have a chance to see the total eclipse, which starts […]

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Messy Outlook In Play For Tuesday/Wednesday

March 23, 2015 0 Comments
Messy Outlook In Play For Tuesday/Wednesday

We saw large snow accumulations all across our area on Sunday night and we have another chance for some wintry precipitation coming on Tuesday night. A low pressure system tracking eastward across the Great Plains has a katafront (a front with precipitation preceding it) associated with it and that is bringing rain and wintry mix […]

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We May See Some Green in the Sky This St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2015 0 Comments
We May See Some Green in the Sky This St. Patrick’s Day

The night sky has decided to get into the holiday spirit and dress up in green today for St. Patrick’s Day.  A coronal mass ejection (CME), which is a large bubble of electrified gas from the Sun, hit Earth’s magnetic field at 11:30 pm CDT last night.  At first, the impact caused a relatively mild […]

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A dusting of snow and some milder weather in the area

January 14, 2015 0 Comments
A dusting of snow and some milder weather in the area

The Arctic air mass that has been plaguing us for a couple of weeks has finally retreated to the north and now we’re looking at a more seasonable weather pattern that, compared to recent subzero weather, may feel unbelievably warm to us. The storm system that accompanied the transition to this warmer regime also brought a […]

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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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Cool and Gray With Some Showers

August 8, 2012 0 Comments
Cool and Gray With Some Showers

While rain has been a little more timely and plentiful in the past couple of weeks, we could always use some more and it looks like we stand a chance of picking up some decent rainfall totals in the next day or two as two storm systems will be affecting the region.  The first system […]

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Fresh Snow, But It Won’t Stick Around Long: The Regional Holiday Weekend Forecast

December 23, 2011 0 Comments
Fresh Snow, But It Won’t Stick Around Long: The Regional Holiday Weekend Forecast

A weak “clipper” system is swinging through the region today, producing a little light festive snow for us, but accumulations are rather light and thanks to a mild weekend, it won’t be lingering through the holiday.  A ridge of high pressure is expected to build back into the Upper Mississippi Valley behind today’s disturbance, bringing […]

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Economic Cost of Weather

June 25, 2011 0 Comments

Check out this article!  When I saw the title, “Economic cost of weather may total 485 billion in U.S”,  I was assuming that the amount listed was an estimate of how much it would cost the United States this year with the abnormally high amounts of Tornadoes, Flooding and other weather related natural disasters we […]

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Derby Weather

May 7, 2011 0 Comments

Well the Kentucky Derby is not a stranger to wet weather.  This is now the 136th running of the most exciting two minuets in sports and 62 times, it has been a wet sloppy track.   Doing the math it rains about 45% of the time the race is run.  Here is a link to the weather and track […]

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