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Snowfall totals from Sunday; more snow chances ahead

February 2, 2015 0 Comments
Snowfall totals from Sunday; more snow chances ahead

Our viewing area was on the northern periphery of the massive storm system that brought heavy snow to the Midwest on Sunday. Areas from Central Iowa through the Quad cities area and Chicago received up to 18 inches of snowfall from the goliath storm while our local area received a slightly more modest amount of snow. […]

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Snowfall totals from our clipper system, more chances ahead

January 21, 2015 0 Comments
Snowfall totals from our clipper system, more chances ahead

In a very Alberta Clipper-like manner, we picked up a light coating of snow across the area between late Tuesday and early Wednesday and now things are slowly quieting down in the region. Rochester slowly and methodically picked up two inches of fresh snowfall in a mere 18 hours or so which was very representative of […]

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More snow, but less of a chill in the coming days

January 20, 2015 0 Comments
More snow, but less of a chill in the coming days

For what seemed like ages, we were wishing for temperatures that were at the very least above zero, and preferably, closer to the seasonal norm. That was the case in the first couple of weeks in 2015, but things have changed dramatically since then, haven’t they? Now temperatures are not only tolerable, but we’re experiencing early March […]

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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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Snowfall Totals from the Big Blizzard of ’14

February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Snowfall Totals from the Big Blizzard of ’14

The snow came on quickly Thursday afternoon and a lot piled all evening long, but now the snow part of the storm system is gone and just the wind remains. Here’s a look at some of our area’s snowfall totals. The majority of the viewing area ended up with 5 to 10 inches of accumulation […]

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Current Snow Depth

January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Current Snow Depth

In case you’re curious, below is a look at current snow depth across our local area and a map of the region showing snow cover for northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Upper Michigan compliments of the National Weather Service in La Crosse. Latest Snow Depth Analysis Recent quick hitting weather systems have helped grow the snow […]

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Snowfall Totals; A Frigid Weekend

November 22, 2013 0 Comments
Snowfall Totals; A Frigid Weekend

The fast-moving storm system that dropped a dusting of snow on our area Thursday night has moved on to the east, but not before pulling in some cold air and priming us for some winter-like weather this weekend.  Snowfall totals were very much on the light side with generally an inch or less of accumulation reported. […]

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Snowfall Totals From the Weekend: Updated

December 10, 2012 0 Comments
Snowfall Totals From the Weekend: Updated

  It seems like winter showed up all at once for us as our weekend storm system made up for lost time bringing significant snowfall to most of the area.  We officially ended up with 4.1 inches of snowfall in Rochester on Sunday, snapping the string of 292 days without at least one inch of measurable […]

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Ice on The Lakes

November 26, 2012 0 Comments
Ice on The Lakes

It is getting to be that time of the year again.  The temperatures are dropping and the water on the smaller bodies will start to freeze and thaw until we settle into Winter and then basically everything freezes.  My daily forecast ritual, as with many meteorologists, is to look at the visible satellite to determine […]

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The Second Warmest Winter On Record So Far

February 15, 2012 0 Comments

With just two weeks remaining in meteorological winter we find ourselves getting closer and closer to setting a new record for the warmest winter in history.  As our temperatures continue to hover some ten degrees above climate average this month, our overall mean temperatures for the winter continues to climb, drawing us closer to the […]

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