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After a long fall of mild weather, last week’s cold snap seemed particularly brutal. Nearly 8 inches of snow blanketed the county and then perfect polar vortex formed over the Upper Midwest to deliver several days of North Pole-type air. Temperatures plummeted to 20 below zero and wind chills...
The skies around Rock County have been absent the telltale signs of winter weather approaching. Flocks of ducks and geese headed south for warmer temperatures are not flying overhead in large numbers as they have in past years. “If they are happy, they are not going to move,” said Wendy Krueger,...
Where has the summer gone? It didn't seem that long ago that we were just beginning to talk about summer temperatures, and here I am writing about the last full month of summer, which has just come to a close. It always seems a bit difficult to make August weather very interesting.  August is...
"It's not the heat; it's the humidity" is the headline for July. I'm betting that if you polled a number of people in Rock County and asked them what the weather headline should be for July that the answers received would likely split between the heat and the heavy rainfall. Interestingly enough,...
After a brief respite of cooler-than-normal weather in May, June returned to this year's pattern of above-normal temperatures with average highs breaking the 80-degree barrier and average lows nearing the 60-degree mark.  Overall, temperatures were nearly 3 degrees above normal with one particular...
If I happened to be in the business of nicknaming the months, this April would be "Average April." Overall, April temperatures varied little, with average highs just slightly below normal and average lows a few degrees above normal. Even the extremes for the month were not that extreme, with the...
A cool spring has blanketed much of Minnesota, but a change in weather and the storms that typically come with it are on the way. Tornadoes have occurred in Minnesota from March to November and last year, there were 39 reported touchdowns in the state. While there were no reported injuries or...
If you like warm temperatures, relatively speaking, then 2016 has been your year — so far.  In the months of January through March we've seen increasing above-normal temperatures each month culminating in a balmy 7 degrees above normal for March.  Spring and fall months are weather transition times...
Warm and wet is the story for February, and if you haven't driven on one of the county gravel roads (I use that term loosely) then you really are not seeing or feeling the impact of this month's weather.  As someone who drives my kids to a rural day care provider 3 days per week, I can attest to...
The start of the new year was a pleasant one, and who wouldn't like a 30-degree New Year's Day high temperature with clear skies? In fact ... the entire first week was relatively warm with only some slight precipitation in the form of light rain and light snow.  However, the bottom dropped out of...

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