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A long spell of summer warmth

September 1, 2015 0 Comments
A long spell of summer warmth

We’ve saved the longest stretch of summer warmth for a part of the year that in some ways isn’t even considered summer. As we change the calendar to September, we also change our weather calendar to Meteorological Fall which means we’re now in the three-month of block of the most autumn-like weather in the year. However, […]

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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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Rainfall totals from morning storms with another round possibly on the way

July 24, 2015 0 Comments
Rainfall totals from morning storms with another round possibly on the way

The same cold front that triggered strong thunderstorms across our area early this morning may again serve as the focus of thunderstorm activity later today as sunshine and warm, humid south winds work to destabilize the atmosphere and set the table for more rain chances. First, here’s a look at some of the local rain totals. […]

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Warm, muggy weather and some storms ahead for the weekend

July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Warm, muggy weather and some storms ahead for the weekend

After a brief respite from summer-like heat and humidity this week, we’re looking at some changes as we approach the final weekend in July. High pressure from Canada has been responsible for providing us with this refreshing cool, and less humid air for a few days with temperatures once again dropping off to 70s for highs and 50s […]

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A warm and very humid start to the weekend

July 17, 2015 0 Comments
A warm and very humid start to the weekend

Our break from heat and heavy humidity is over and now the Deep South-style weather we experienced last weekend and early this week is returning in time for this weekend. In typical southern Minnesota and north Iowa fashion, it’s going to be here for a limited time only, but for at least two days we’ll be […]

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Northwoods forecast (Cabin Cast) for this weekend

June 26, 2015 0 Comments
Northwoods forecast (Cabin Cast) for this weekend

Our mild, but somewhat unsettled weather pattern continues today and looks to carry us into the weekend as small disturbances in the atmosphere bring scattered rain showers to the area while temperatures stay slightly below the seasonal averages. In our area today, it will be spotty light rain showers with just enough instability to produce […]

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August Summary and a Look Ahead to September

September 1, 2014 0 Comments
August Summary and a Look Ahead to September

We certainly ended August on a warm, rainy note, didn’t we? Compared to what we experienced earlier in the month, there were some rather large changes later in August that will actually carry over into September. One of those pattern changes is frequent rain chances. We’ve had a rather warm, but unsettled Labor Day weekend thus far […]

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Rainfall update; looking ahead to some more chances this weekend

August 29, 2014 0 Comments
Rainfall update; looking ahead to some more chances this weekend

It wasn’t a pretty scene by any stretch of the imagination Thursday as clouds and about 18 hours of rain dominated the weather picture locally, but in the end we came out with a decent amount of rainfall. Most spots locally ended up with anywhere from half an inch to two inches of rain which […]

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Temperatures look to remain mild this week with a little holiday weekend rain possible

August 26, 2014 0 Comments
Temperatures look to remain mild this week with a little holiday weekend rain possible

All at once, we’ve returned to the September-like weather that has been almost a constant in our region this summer thanks to the passage of a cold front through the Upper Mississippi Valley Monday, and just like that the heat wave is over. A crisp north breeze will drawing in some dry air from northern […]

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A Warm and Wet Stretch of Days Ahead

August 20, 2014 0 Comments
A Warm and Wet Stretch of Days Ahead

Even though we’ve experienced a couple of heavy rounds of rain in recent days, there still remains a bit of a rainfall deficit for much of the area and because of that, we’re still technically hoping for a little more rain in the forecast. The good news is, there will be several opportunities for rain in the […]

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