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Warm and Humid Today, But Fall Weather Is Not Far Off

September 4, 2012 0 Comments
Warm and Humid Today, But Fall Weather Is Not Far Off

Warm, sultry, summer-like weather continues to linger in our region today, but the countdown to a big change had already begun.  A cold front to our west is slowly approaching the area from the Dakotas and will eventually bring some cooler, drier more seasonably mild air to the Upper Mississippi Valley, but first we stand […]

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We Still Could Use Some More Rain

July 25, 2012 0 Comments
We Still Could Use Some More Rain

Even after a stormy Monday night and Tuesday morning in much of the local area, we still find ourselves in a pretty sizable rainfall deficit for the month and season across the region.  While Rochester officially measured 1.80″ of fresh rainfall in that heavy line of showers Tuesday, we still have a slight deficit and […]

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A Bright and Warm Weekend and Then Some Thunderstorm Chances

June 8, 2012 0 Comments
A Bright and Warm Weekend and Then Some Thunderstorm Chances

The first part of a one-two punch in what looks to be a warm and slightly unsettled weekend weather pattern is moving through the region today.  A storm system along the U.S.-Canadian border is stirring up our winds and producing some scattered showers and thunderstorms in the central Minnesota and in parts of Wisconsin today. […]

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A Stormy Week Ahead, Possibly Some Severe Weather

April 30, 2012 0 Comments
A Stormy Week Ahead, Possibly Some Severe Weather

We’ll be feeling quite a bit warmer this week and why not, it is the first week of May after all!  After a quiet, and in most cases, fairly bright Monday, we’re expecting warmer, more unstable air to move back into the region for the middle part of the week.  A storm system will slide […]

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Weekend Forecast

July 8, 2011 0 Comments
Weekend Forecast

We have a warm, humid, and slightly unsettled weekend ahead of us starting with a slight chance for a few afternoon thunderstorms in our area today and high temperatures in the mid 80s.  The rest of the weekend looks similar, with mid 80s and the threat for thunderstorms both tomorrow and Sunday as a storm […]

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Phoenix Dust Storm and a New Glossary Word

July 6, 2011 0 Comments
Phoenix Dust Storm and a New Glossary Word

We’ve been seeing quite a few images and video clips in the news from Tuesday evening’s sand and dust storm that struck the Phoenix, Arizona area in the past 24 hours and while that exact scenario isn’t likley to affect southeastern Minnesota or northern Iowa anytime soon, the magnitude of the winds in the storm […]

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March Tornado Upgraded for Iowa, Now an EF4!

May 3, 2011 0 Comments
March Tornado Upgraded for Iowa, Now an EF4!

Even though it’s bright and sunny today and certainly not a severe weather environment, the National Weather Service in Des Moines is still talking about tornadoes because a recent survey of the damage in Pocahontas County from the April 9th outbreak shows EF4 tornado intensity.  It’s estimated that the winds in this particular tornado reached an astonishing […]

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Update on the record pressures from the storm; wind reports too

October 27, 2010 1 Comment

Here is an update on what is so far known about the record low pressures on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010: NEW RECORD – MINNESOTA – 28.20 inHg (or 954.96 mb): Bigfork, 5:13 PM. (Previous Minnesota record: 962.6 mb in Albert Lea & Austin, November 10th, 1998) The record was first broken shortly after 10 AM […]

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Friday’s rainfall totals & what’s in store for us

August 21, 2010 0 Comments

By far, the severe weather on Friday was limited to the extreme southeastern portion of Minnesota, but was more widespread across Wisconsin. There, reports of tornadoes and damaging winds (up to 100mph!) did their number across the state, toppling trees and knocking out power to many. Some were sent to the hospital with injuries in my hometown, Neenah, […]

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Weekend Outlook

July 2, 2010 0 Comments
Weekend Outlook

Well we certainly couldn’t ask for a better start to our holiday weekend today as sunshine and seasonably warm temperatures are the rule in the region.  A storm system from the west will continue to produce gusty south winds for us today and tomorrow, but skies will be sunny to partly sunny right through Saturday […]

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