Grain Ethanol Strikes Again?

June 26, 2017 0 Comments
Grain Ethanol Strikes Again?

An interesting story here out of Iowa. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170329122619.htm They are having trouble with drinking water. Nitrates in the water have increased so much in recent years that they have needed to add extra nitrate removal systems. In Des Moines, nitrate removal costs the city $7,000 per day. As is often the case, one of the first […]

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July 4th Weather Stats and Preview

June 25, 2017 0 Comments
July 4th Weather Stats and Preview

  I can hardly believe we are racing up toward July 4th.  How about you?  When I was a kid July 4th always felt like the midpoint of summer.  Of course back then we got out of school like around the 25th of May already.   This year, with the crazy frequent rainfall and cloud […]

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June 14th Tornado Outbreak Nearly a Record Breaker

June 18, 2017 0 Comments
June 14th Tornado Outbreak Nearly a Record Breaker

On Wednesday, June 14th severe thunderstorms traveled from southwest Wisconsin northeast up toward the Green Bay area leaving a lot of wind damage, localized flash flooding, and numerous tornadoes.  So far the National Weather Service confirms that 9 tornadoes occurred in their warning area as of the damage surveys they conducted on June 15th.  This […]

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Tornado Confirmed in Wisconsin June 12th

June 13, 2017 1 Comment
Tornado Confirmed in Wisconsin June 12th

  The severe line of storms which produced so much damage around Stevens Point Monday June 12th went on to produce a weak tornado in Fond du Lac County.  Here is the storm report from the National Weather Service Office in Milwaukee-Sullivan.   PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI 307 PM CDT […]

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Spring Recap and A Look Ahead to Summer

June 8, 2017 0 Comments
Spring Recap and A Look Ahead to Summer

We’re 8 days into the month of June, which means we are officially in Meteorological (Climatological) Summer! While the first eight days of the month have been on the warmer side, that wasn’t the case during the Spring. Meteorological Spring runs from March 1st through May 31st, and we started out the season on the […]

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What about the value of progress?

June 8, 2017 0 Comments
What about the value of progress?

In a follow up to my two blog posts about the Paris Climate Agreement (Entire Nations Will Be Wiped Off the Face of the Earth, and More Climate Statements), I would like to ask once again about the wealth re-distribution aspects that many people seem to be focusing on. That is, the Paris Climate Deal […]

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June 2017 Outlook

June 6, 2017 0 Comments
June 2017 Outlook

  Well the first week of June has been warmer than normal in the Upper Midwest.  This is coming off of a cool May.  It looks like a hot spell of weather is coming to Wisconsin by the weekend of the 10th and 11th.  So my personal prediction for how temperatures pan out this month […]

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Current Water Temperatures

June 4, 2017 0 Comments
Current Water Temperatures

  Many inland lakes in Wisconsin have now warmed into the 60s to low 70s F as of this first weekend in June.  They probably gained several degrees with the blazing sun and highs in the 80s this weekend.  That is probably not warm enough for your liking if you want to be comfortable swimming […]

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Entire Nations Could be Wiped Off the Face of the Earth

June 1, 2017 3 Comments
Entire Nations Could be Wiped Off the Face of the Earth

“Entire Nations Could be Wiped Off the Face of the Earth”….by rising sea levels, if global warming is not reversed. Yes, that could happen, but it didn’t. Let me add a couple of words from the quote, to put it into greater perspective. “Entire nations could be wiped off the earth by rising sea levels, […]

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Late Start in Getting to 80 Degrees

May 31, 2017 1 Comment
Late Start in Getting to 80 Degrees

  We came awfully close!  We had a high of 79 degrees at the Wausau Downtown Airport on May 16th.  That by the way is the same day of the destructive Barron and Rusk County tornado.  Anyway we are still waiting for our first official high of 80 degrees in Wausau for 2017.  So how […]

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