Archive for Bob Dunlap

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Arb Sightings 4/20/11

Last year, the entire state of Minnesota saw no snowfall after the month of February. This morning, on April 20, close to an inch of snow accumulated briefly in St. Peter. The upper atmosphere has been downright cold this week (for this time of year), which is why we’ve been seeing the white stuff again […]

Arb Sightings 4/15/11

After two beautiful days of sun and highs in the 60’s and low 70’s on Monday and Tuesday, the weather in southern Minnesota has changed drastically as Old Man Winter attempts to give us one last stubborn, icy breath. Cold rain yesterday gave way to blustery winds last night and into today, and late tonight/early […]

Arb Sightings 4/7/11

Finally we’ve been blessed with a week of beautiful spring weather here in southern Minnesota. Aside from a very windy day on Monday (with gusts up to 40 mph!), we’ve been experiencing days of lighter winds and highs in the 50’s and even low 60’s with plenty of sun. This weekend the high temperatures are […]

Arb Sightings 4/1/11

Although today is April Fools Day, the joke is going to come a few days later in the form of potentially heavy rain and snow showers. The bulk of the system appears to be arriving on Sunday and continuing into Monday, and as low temperatures will be hovering around freezing it’s likely that we’ll see […]

Arb Sightings 3/25/11

Old Man Winter, it seems, has a difficult time with goodbyes. Cold temperatures in the teens at night and highs in the 20’s and low 30’s (below average for the end of March) were complemented by an inch of snow here in St. Peter on Wednesday. On Tuesday, one day after the spring equinox, this […]

Arb Sightings 3/18/11

A few days short of the vernal equinox, Mother Nature does indeed appear to be in a spring-like mood. Puddles and grassy patches are beginning to abound where the snow has melted, and migrant birds are beginning to return as residents are vocalizing their full spring repertoires; that being said, high temperatures this week never […]

Arb Sightings 3/11/11

We’re nearing the light at the end of the tunnel: temperatures in the 20’s and 30’s this week are expected to give way to highs in the 40’s and even 50’s all next week! Our spring thaw, then, is just around the corner; even today we’re seeing a substantial bit of melting, as the current […]

Arb Sightings 3/4/11

After some frigid temperatures around and below zero degrees Fahrenheit earlier in the week, daily highs are once again hovering around the freezing mark. This equates to a bit of small scale freezing and thawing — especially noticeable on roads and sidewalks throughout the day; our big snowdrifts, however, still remain. It will take warmer […]

Arb Sightings 2/25/11

All bets are off, folks. Here in St. Peter we received our biggest snow storm of the winter on Sunday and Monday — officially a full-on blizzard that dropped around 17 inches of wet, heavy snow. The majority of the accumulation came on Sunday; however the snowfall persisted beyond what any meteorologists had predicted and […]

Arb Sightings 2/18/11

Two weeks ago if you would have told someone in southern Minnesota that most of the snow would melt in two weeks, you probably would have received some laughs. Yet here we are in mid-February, and that is indeed the case. At the beginning of last week temperatures were still below zero, and only yesterday […]