First offshore wind farm in US to begin operation

December 2, 2016 0 Comments
First offshore wind farm in US to begin operation

The nations first offshore wind farm three miles off of the coast of Rhode Island will begin spinning this month. The wind farm, located off of Block Island, has five turbines that are expected to generate 30 megawatts of electricity, serving more than 17,000 homes in the area. The electricity will move through underwater cables […]

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Tornadoes in Iowa on Monday, Nov. 28th!

November 28, 2016 0 Comments
Tornadoes in Iowa on Monday, Nov. 28th!

  Iowa is known for its tornadoes in the spring and summer, but not at the end of November!  The same strong low pressure system which brought the drenching rainfall to our region Sunday night and Monday helped spawn the twisters in Iowa.  They got into a dry slot during the afternoon with some sunshine […]

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December Outlook

November 20, 2016 0 Comments
December Outlook

  It sure looks like November is finishing up on a more seasonal note.  It’s a far cry from the record pace type heat of the first two and a half weeks of the month.  Now as we peer into the future December is quickly closing in.  The latest and greatest outlook for December from […]

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Snowiest & Least Snowiest Wisconsin Decades

November 15, 2016 0 Comments
Snowiest & Least Snowiest Wisconsin Decades

    Looking through snowfall records like most types of statistics is kind of like looking at a forest.  Do you tend to see the individual trees or do you focus more on the big picture?  Well in this post I am going to examine the wide view for sure.  I wanted to see if […]

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Winter Weather Awareness Week: Winter Weather Alerts

November 14, 2016 0 Comments
Winter Weather Awareness Week: Winter Weather Alerts

Winter Weather Awareness Week is upon us here in Wisconsin, and it’s a good time to prepare yourself for the inevitable cold and snow that will be in the area for the upcoming months. Just as with Severe Weather Awareness Week, there are a few weather alerts you should familiarize yourself with heading into the […]

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Some of Wisconsin’s Worst Snowstorms

November 13, 2016 0 Comments
Some of Wisconsin’s Worst Snowstorms

    Winter Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin is the week of November 14th.  Perhaps nothing will get our attention to the dangers of winter more than reviewing some of the most crippling winter storms on record for the Badger State.  The list below was compiled by the National Weather Service in Milwaukee-Sullivan and covers the […]

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Yes Virginia, There is a Carbon Cycle

November 10, 2016 0 Comments
Yes Virginia, There is a Carbon Cycle

With all the talk of Peak Oil and anthropogenic global warming (AGW), many people often forget that the earth has a natural carbon cycle. The carbon that is under the crust doesn’t stay there forever. The carbon in the atmosphere doesn’t stay there forever. It is naturally recycled in a myriad of ways. Almost every […]

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Supermoon on November 14th

November 9, 2016 0 Comments
Supermoon on November 14th

    We are in an impressive streak of three supermoons in a row.  The current one will occur on November 14th and the last one will be on December 14th.      When a full moon makes its closest pass to Earth in its orbit (known as perigee) it appears up to 14 percent […]

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Impossible or Not Understood?

November 9, 2016 0 Comments
Impossible or Not Understood?

Something else tumultuous and perhaps more important than the presidential election happened in the last couple of days. NASA’s research into the EM Drive has been leaked. Read about it here. What is it? It is a reaction-less propulsion system that seems to defy known physics. It “works” by bouncing microwave photons around inside of […]

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Not so permanent 400

November 8, 2016 0 Comments
Not so permanent 400

What is in a number? There are many numbers that are marked as milestones, like every decade of your life (birthdays). Silver, gold, and diamond anniversaries are marked at 25, 50, and 75 years of marriage. The turning of the seasons and each year on the calendar are often noted as special events. I though a […]

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