March 2014 Global Climate Recap

April 23, 2014 0 Comments
March 2014 Global Climate Recap

        Of course you know we had a rather cold March here in Wisconsin.  Was it that way all over the world though?  Not by a long shot.  According to NOAA the global average temperature for March 2014 was the 4th highest on record.  As it turns out most of Europe, Russia, […]

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Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week

April 21, 2014 0 Comments
Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week

    As you may know, April 21 -25 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness week in Wisconsin.  Because of the relatively cool spring, severe thunderstorms have not had much chance to form yet in central or northern Wisconsin.  That usually changes rapidly as we head into May and June.  As the warm and humid […]

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No More GDP?

April 21, 2014 0 Comments
No More GDP?

It is always satisfying to see an issue or problem you have been discussing for years, start to gain wider acceptance or acknowledgment, even if other people do a better job at laying out the theory/details. Such is the case for “economic growth”, which I have been mentioning in the blog from time-to-time through the […]

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Easter Weather Comparison

April 17, 2014 0 Comments
Easter Weather Comparison

    There are many young girls across Wisconsin who are hoping for warm and sunny weather come Easter.  For they have picked out the perfect Easter dress and bonnet.  They don’t want to have to wear heavy winter coats, mittens, and boots.  Well, our forecast for this Sunday, April 20th (Easter) is not too […]

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2014 Snowmelt Contest Begins!

April 16, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Snowmelt Contest Begins!

On a day when more snow is piling up across the area, we begin the entry period for the 2014 SnowMELT contest. Kind-of ironic, isn’t it? Seeing the conditions out there you might be tempted to enter “never” for your prediction as to when the snow will finally melt off the slopes of Rib Mountain. […]

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Bird Habits Predict the Weather?

April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Bird Habits Predict the Weather?

  One of the great things that happens in the spring is the return of many birds to our region.   Some of course are just migrating through on their way to their summer nesting grounds in Canada.  Others are here to stay.  You can’t hardly step outside without hearing lots of new chirping and singing.  […]

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Who Gets The View?

April 10, 2014 0 Comments
Who Gets The View?

An interesting story passed by my eyes the other day and it reminded me of an old blog post. It is the one where I mused whether or not all of the most beautiful natural places in the world should be off-limits to private ownership. Many people dream of owning a house in a place […]

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Drought Status

April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Drought Status

    With the snow melted in a good chunk of the Midwest and warm, dry, and breezy weather becoming more common it is time to think about fire danger and drought.  Fire danger is especially a hazard until the green up of the grass and trees occurs.  As of April 1st parts of western […]

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Great News for Arctic Sea Ice!

April 3, 2014 0 Comments
Great News for Arctic Sea Ice!

In the past I have often suggested that bias is – or could become a problem in climate science. Most people hope that our best scientists would be the least likely to fall prey to various forms of bias, but we are all human. I am biased. Just like everyone, I find it difficult sometimes […]

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Severe T-storm Outbreak Thursday

April 2, 2014 0 Comments
Severe T-storm Outbreak Thursday

    While we will be dealing with rain, ice, and some snow through Friday at least we won’t be fighting severe thunderstorms and tornadoes like they may down south.  There is a large area with a slight risk of severe storms Thursday from Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio southward to the Texas ans Louisiana Gulf […]

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