Historic Summer Severe Weather Probabilities

June 28, 2016 0 Comments
Historic Summer Severe Weather Probabilities

June is generally the peak of severe thunderstorm season in Wisconsin.  It is interesting to watch the odds change over the course of a few weeks graphically during the mid to late summer.  It seems we reach our highest chance of severe weather in Wisconsin right around when the sun is at its highest angle […]

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July Outlook

June 19, 2016 0 Comments
July Outlook

Well, here we are jumping into the heart of summer in Wisconsin, July.  Of course July is on average our warmest month of the year in Wisconsin often filled with sunny muggy days.  This July should live up to that billing.  In fact the Climate Prediction Center is predicting increased chances of above normal temperatures […]

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Pretty Wet Since Mid-May in Wisconsin

June 13, 2016 0 Comments
Pretty Wet Since Mid-May in Wisconsin

This early portion of the growing season has featured rain bands that seem to have no problem over achieving.  For example Monday  morning’s showers produced up to 2 inches of rain in Portage County, and up to 4  inches out in St. Croix and Pierce Counties.  Just to put this into perspective we normally get […]

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Heat Awareness Day

June 7, 2016 0 Comments
Heat Awareness Day

Just in time before the weather gets very warm and humid in Wisconsin we have a chance to freshen up on our hot weather safety skills.  June 9th is Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin.       While we don’t have the huge number of sweltering days like the southern United States, that doesn’t mean […]

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Storm Warnings

June 6, 2016 0 Comments
Storm Warnings

Thunderstorms with damaging winds moved through the area yesterday (June 5th). Thanks to all of the viewers and the good work of our news staff, you have probably seen a lot of the pictures. The one things a few people were wondering about yet today is why there was no severe thunderstorm warning issued prior […]

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Story Dump

June 2, 2016 0 Comments
Story Dump

Time for some “summer cleaning”, if there is such an analogue to “spring-cleaning”. Today is the first day of meteorological summer, and it is time to clear out all of the interesting weather, technology, and science articles I have been saving for a while. There is not enough time dedicate an entire blog post to […]

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2016 Hurricane Season Preview

June 1, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Hurricane Season Preview

The last three Atlantic hurricane seasons have been pretty slow by most measures.  That could change this year and be more typical according to NOAA.  They are projecting a 45% chance of a near normal tropical season but only a 25% chance of a below normal season.     NOAA’s outlook translates into 10 to […]

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June outlook

May 29, 2016 0 Comments
June outlook

It appears May is going to go down warmer than normal for Wisconsin and that trend may continue into June.  That is what the Climate Prediction Center is calling for in their latest outlook.  In fact they expect much of the nation to be warmer than normal.  The greatest chance of being warm than usual […]

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Lake Mead Record Low

May 27, 2016 0 Comments
Lake Mead Record Low

Drought conditions have been getting slightly better in the western U.S., thanks mainly to the El Nino that occurred last winter. However, the situation at Lake Mead continues to worsen. Yes, the dry conditions over the last decade or so have contributed to the low levels, but as I have mentioned in a couple of past […]

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Wet & stormy week in the Midwest

May 22, 2016 0 Comments
Wet & stormy week in the Midwest

After a solid week of sunshine it seems weird to think that we could have a solid week of rain and thunderstorm chances.  However that appears to be the case with an active flow from the southwest parked over the middle of the nation.  This couple with stalled out fronts and  more humid air will […]

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