October Outlook

September 25, 2017 0 Comments
October Outlook

  Even though October will be no doubt be cooler than this recent spell of summer-like weather, the Climate Prediction Center indicates it still could be fairly mild. CPC is forecasting above normal temperatures in Wisconsin and much of the northern United States.  They have the greatest odds of being warmer than normal back across […]

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Summerlike as we approach the Fall Equinox

September 17, 2017 0 Comments
Summerlike as we approach the Fall Equinox

  Even though astronomical fall arrives Friday, September 22nd, it will likely feel more like August given the expected weather patterns.  Temperatures could be soaring 10 to 12 degrees above normal with muggy dew points in the 60s at times as well.   As you will notice in the 6-10 day temperature map from Climate […]

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How the weather affects fall colors

September 14, 2017 0 Comments
How the weather affects fall colors

Fall color is starting to pop around North Central Wisconsin and has really picked up in the last two weeks. In fact, our weather conditions have been great for developing vibrant fall colors. There are three factors that determine fall colors: leaf pigments, the length of the night, and the weather. The amount and intensity of colors […]

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When Do We Get our First 32 Degree Temperature in Wausau?

September 10, 2017 0 Comments
When Do We Get our First 32 Degree Temperature in Wausau?

  Well we had several nights recently with frosty lows in the low 30s in the Northwoods and cranberry marshes throughout the state.  However the coldest the Wausau Downtown Airport has been so far this year is 40 degrees.  There is definitely a heat island effect surrounding the Airport with urban development for miles in […]

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September Is Trending Dry for Wisconsin

September 3, 2017 0 Comments
September Is Trending Dry for Wisconsin

  Despite the chance for some spotty showers through this Wednesday around Wisconsin, the overall patterns are favoring drier than normal conditions in Wisconsin this month. Check out the Climate Prediction Center’s 6 to 10 day outlook for September 9th-13th.   It shows a large stripe of likely below normal precipitation all the way from […]

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Tropical Storm Harvey is finally moving, eyeing second landfall in Louisiana

August 29, 2017 0 Comments
Tropical Storm Harvey is finally moving, eyeing second landfall in Louisiana

The worst of the rain may be over in Houston, but the water is still rising. As of early afternoon today, between 30-50 inches of rain has fallen in and around the Houston and Galveston metro areas, and in areas to the east now stretching into Louisiana. As of early afternoon today, Mont Belvieu, a city […]

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Harvey the Horrible, Why Isn’t He Moving Much?

August 27, 2017 1 Comment
Harvey the Horrible, Why Isn’t He Moving Much?

  As you should know by know, southeast Texas and the Houston area have been taking an incredible pounding from now Tropical Storm Harvey.    Catastrophic rain totals, nearing 30 inches have been reported as of Sunday evening.  In my 25 year weather forecasting career, I have never seen a radar rainfall estimate as extreme […]

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Hurricane Harvey Expected To Become Major Hurricane

August 24, 2017 0 Comments
Hurricane Harvey Expected To Become Major Hurricane

Earlier this week, Tropical Storm Harvey impacted Central America and Mexico with heavy rainfall. As usual, the system dropped below “tropical storm” criteria as it moved over land. It’s remnants crossed the Yucatan Peninsula and into the Gulf of Mexico, where water temperatures are currently sitting in the mid to upper 80s (plenty warm enough […]

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September Outlook

August 22, 2017 0 Comments
September Outlook

  Meteorological autumn begins on September 1st.  So what might the overall trends in the weather be across the nation? According to the Climate Prediction Center, September has equal chances of being warmer than normal, cooler than normal, or normal for temperature in Wisconsin and much of middle slice of the nation.   Meanwhile they […]

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Must See Images from Space

August 15, 2017 0 Comments
Must See Images from Space

  With everyone gearing up to experience the eclipse on August 21st, you might be daydreaming about all things “space”.  It’s true there are few things as awe-inspiring as the view given us by satellites, telescopes, and cameras well above Earth.  Let’s enjoy some recent images from NASA. Dwarf spiral galaxy NGC5959 as seen from Hubble. It’s just […]

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