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Jared Smith founded @chswx on Twitter in 2008 as an experiment in disseminating weather data through social media. Somehow, it caught on, and he kept doing it.

Lovely Valentine’s Day turning warm and somewhat unsettled for SEWE weekend

/ February 14, 2019 at 8:51 AM
It’s a beautiful day for love in whatever form you express it.

We’ve got a nice Valentine’s Day coming up — at least weather-wise. (How nice your Valentine’s Day ends up being will largely be determined by other factors.) However, an unsettled pattern with periods of showers awaits us for the weekend.

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Big changes for the weekend

/ February 8, 2019 at 8:22 AM
Weekend forecast from the National Weather Service shows quite a cooldown.

It looks like we’re going to squeeze out one more record high today, but then a cold front this evening knocks us back to reality for the weekend.

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Record warmth continues

/ February 7, 2019 at 8:23 AM
Forecast for Thursday, February 7. First 80°+ day of the year!

The warmest day of #FakeSpring is upon us, with highs expected to top out in the low 80s away from the beaches, which will remain much cooler under the influence of water temperatures in the 50s. The NWS forecast high of 81° would be a new record for the date.

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Record highs to close the week

/ February 6, 2019 at 7:36 AM
Record warmth looks to continue through Friday. Even if records aren’t set, temperatures will push 20° above normal for this time of year.

Our February “heat wave” continues for the rest of the work week as high pressure at the surface and aloft continues to be in control of our weather. Changes are in store for the weekend, though.

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Spring preview continues

/ February 5, 2019 at 8:04 AM
NWS forecast for February 5, 2019. Mostly sunny with high of 75°.
Forecast for February 5, 2019 from the National Weather Service.

Our abnormally warm start to February continues today under mostly sunny skies. We reached 73° at the airport yesterday and look to top that today, with a high of 75° in the afternoon. It gets even warmer from here, too.

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The week ahead: Abnormal February warmth

/ February 4, 2019 at 8:12 AM
National Weather Service forecast for February 4-10, 2019. Rather warm!

Warm weather fans are going to like what is in store for the upcoming work week as subtropical ridging takes shape over the Gulf of Mexico, driving the storm track and cooler air to our north for a few days.

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The warming trend is on!

/ February 1, 2019 at 7:57 AM
Forecast for Friday, February 1, 2019: Mostly sunny, warmer. High 61°.
NWS forecast for Friday, February 1, 2019. (Looking good!)

Despite our freezing start — temperatures dropped into the upper 20s briefly this morning at the airport — we will recover nicely into the low 60s this afternoon with a good mix of sun and clouds.

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One more chilly day, then we warm up

/ January 31, 2019 at 8:02 AM
Thursday, January 31, 2019 weather forecast: High 52 degrees, mostly sunny.
Forecast for Thursday, January 31, 2019 from the National Weather Service.

Hang in there, everyone — we have one more day of chilly, POLAR VORTEX-adjacent cold before we get into a rather nice warming trend to kick off February.

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A chilly couple days ahead, with a rebound for the weekend

/ January 30, 2019 at 7:58 AM
Forecast for January 30, 2019: Scattered clouds. High 48. Wind chills in the low 30s.
National Weather Service forecast for January 30, 2019. Cold!

We are getting off to a rather chilly start this morning on the southern periphery of a significant Arctic blast of cold air. While we may be starting in the upper 20s, at least we are in the upper 20s above zero — can’t say the same for our friends in the Upper Midwest.

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Today’s showers and tomorrow’s chill

/ January 29, 2019 at 6:39 AM
GOES-East infrared satellite depicting an Arctic front draped from the Gulf of Mexico north to the Great Lakes. Areas of blues in the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin are not clouds — those are just frigid temperatures!

We’ve got some rain headed our way this afternoon into early this evening, followed by another round of chilly temperatures. Temperatures look to bounce back to close out the work week, though.

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