Wintry November Records

November 25, 2014 0 Comments
Wintry November Records

Another snowstorm and more cold weather means another check of the record books for Northcentral Wisconsin. Let us start with a review of last week. On Tuesday the 18th and Thursday the 20th, most cities in Northcentral Wisconsin had their coldest high temps for those dates. In Wausau the new record on Tuesday was a […]

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Mild Early December Possible

November 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mild Early December Possible

  We have a bit of a cold snap settling in again for the week of Thanksgiving.  However there are pretty strong signals that a much milder pattern will resume again in early December.  The models are forecasting several periods where the jet stream flows from southwest to northeast across the U.S.  This would allow […]

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Wasted Growth

November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Wasted Growth

About a decade ago I was invited to a financial conference in order to provide entertainment in the form of a speech about weather. Quite a few people in attendance were weather enthusiasts so it was a nice diversion from the financial content. After I was finished, a fellow who managed a lot of the […]

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Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day

November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day

Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed Thursday, November 20 as Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin. The Governor’s proclamation highlights the important role snowplow operators play in keeping people and commerce moving throughout Wisconsin during the winter season. The proclamation also asks motorists to be cautious when they encounter snowplows and to limit driving during severe […]

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More Cold Weather

November 17, 2014 0 Comments
More Cold Weather

Another day and another blog about the early wintry weather. Yesterday, Tony mentioned the uncommon duration of the cold snap as being the most remarkable aspect. This is true. Our hand-written records here at the weather office go back to 1974. November of 1991 and November of 1976 rank very high on the list of […]

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More Insight Into This Cold November Stretch

November 16, 2014 0 Comments
More Insight Into This Cold November Stretch

Justin did a nice job of laying out how this November is shaping up historically for Wausau and north central Wisconsin in terms of average temperature, snowfall, and if any records could be broken in a recent blog.  Here is a little followup with a slightly different angle.  What I find most interesting about this […]

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Tracking the Cold

November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Tracking the Cold

Earlier this week. I rhetorically asked whether it was time to start talking about the “coldest ever” and the “snowiest ever” in regards to the month of November. It turns out, it is an interesting and relevant subject. So where do we stand? The coldest November ever in Wausau occurred in 1959 when the average […]

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Winter Weather Awareness Week

November 11, 2014 0 Comments
Winter Weather Awareness Week

  November 10th – 14th is Winter Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin.  We have already had to brush up on our winter skills the hard way this November with several snow, freezing rain, sleet, wind, and cold events visiting.  In case you still feel a bit shaky about how to handle the adverse conditions winter […]

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More Records on the Way?

November 10, 2014 0 Comments
More Records on the Way?

Remember last Winter when we took a tour of the record books every month to find out whether it would be the coldest ever, the snowiest ever, the most below zero nights ever, the spectacular-est winter ever? Well, it is time to start asking those questions again…and it is only November. Where do we start? How […]

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Zero Tolerance

November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Zero Tolerance

Have a you ever heard the phrase “Science advances one funeral at a time”? It is attributed to Max Planck. What does it mean? It means that many scientists become enamored with a current theory (perhaps their own) and never let go of it until they die. The theory might be substantially correct or it […]

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