Snowfall February 11th & 12th, 2019

February 12, 2019 0 Comments
Snowfall February 11th & 12th, 2019

Snow just doesn’t seem to want to stop as of late. Snowfall totals from February 11th & 12th were highest along and east of Highway 52 towards the Mississippi River valley. Blowing and drifting snow created a travel headache at times thanks to strong, northwest winds which peaked at over 40 mph! Here’s a sampling […]

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Snowfall 1-18-2019

January 18, 2019 0 Comments
Snowfall 1-18-2019

Here’s a look at snowfall totals as of Friday evening on January 18th, 2019. Snow continues to fall at the time of this post and I expect snow totals to be much higher south of I-90 before the snow finally ends.  

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Snow Shortage 1-9-2019

January 9, 2019 0 Comments
Snow Shortage 1-9-2019

With no official snow on the ground here in Rochester as of January 9th, some folks may be wondering if we’ll see any more snow this winter. The short answer to this question is of course yes, but with little snow in the forecast now through mid January it’s tough to say just when we’ll […]

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Strong Winds 1-8-2019

January 8, 2019 0 Comments
Strong Winds 1-8-2019

Strong winds pummeled southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa throughout the day on January 8th. Winds were driven by a strong pressure gradient which is the difference in air pressure over distance along with a process known as cold air advection. This combined to create wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph!

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Winter Rain & Snow Storm 12-28-2018

December 28, 2018 0 Comments
Winter Rain & Snow Storm 12-28-2018

A large, winter storm blasted a large portion of Minnesota with snow and rainfall between December 26th & December 28th. For much of southeast Minnesota, this system was a rain storm bringing bringing upwards of 1 to 2 inches of rainfall to the area. Central, northern and western Minnesota saw mostly snow where snowfall amounts […]

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Dreaming of a White Christmas 12-19-2018

December 19, 2018 0 Comments
Dreaming of a White Christmas 12-19-2018

Are you dreaming of a White Christmas? For some folks across Minnesota, you may be struggling to scrape up enough snow to even qualify for a White Christmas which is defined by at least 1 inch of snow on the ground on Christmas Day! As of this Wednesday (December 19th) southern Minnesota was holding on […]

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Winter Storm December 1st & 2nd, 2018

December 3, 2018 0 Comments
Winter Storm December 1st & 2nd, 2018

A winter storm dumped heavy, wet snowfall across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa over the weekend of December 1st & 2nd. Along with snow, rain, freezing rain and sleet also fell across the area. Here is a sampling of snowfall totals from across the area.

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November Chill 11-23-2018

November 23, 2018 0 Comments
November Chill 11-23-2018

We finally managed a day with above average temperatures here in Rochester during the month of November. It took us until November 23rd to achieve this feat and was our first above average day for temperatures since Halloween. With an average high temperatures of 40 degrees, November 23rd was 11 degrees above average for this […]

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A Cool & Damp October

November 1, 2018 0 Comments
A Cool & Damp October

If you thought October 2018 was on the cool side, then you are correct! While it wasn’t a record setting month with regards to the chill, we did finish off with the 10th wettest October on record for Rochester. We managed a record daily snowfall of 1.6 inches back on October 14th and this snowfall […]

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Fall Color Report 10-26-2018

October 26, 2018 0 Comments
Fall Color Report 10-26-2018

If you are looking for some fall color yet for this weekend, head out towards the Mississippi River where you may still find patches of fall color along the bluffs. While most of southeast Minnesota is reporting past peak conditions for fall color, there are certainly still some opportunities to s do some leaf peeping. […]

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