October Outlook

September 28, 2016 0 Comments
October Outlook

  To me October is the pinnacle of autumn in Wisconsin.  We usually have the peak of the brilliant oranges, yellows, and reds on the trees in the early part of the month.  Also we normally have our share of sunny days with low humidity yielding crisp mornings and mild afternoons.  Yes indeed it can be […]

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Potential of a tropical system near southeast U.S.

September 25, 2016 0 Comments
Potential of a tropical system near southeast U.S.

  The peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin is in September.  However early October can be active as well.  That could be the case this time around.  Several models suggest a major tropical system could be developing by the first of October over the Atlantic Ocean or over the Caribbean region and then […]

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2016 U.S. Severe Weather Tally

September 18, 2016 0 Comments
2016 U.S. Severe Weather Tally

    We are getting to that time of the year now where severe thunderstorm frequency really trends down here in the Upper Midwest.  Oh there will probably be a sporadic outbreak here or there yet.  The Central and Southern Plains over toward the southeast United States will likely have some major outbreaks heading deeper […]

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Another Record Warm Month Globally

September 14, 2016 0 Comments
Another Record Warm Month Globally

  According to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies August 2016 was the warmest on August on record globally since reliable records began in 1880.  It was 0.16 degrees C above the previous warmest August, which was in 2014.  August 2016 was 0.98 degrees C above the mean surface temperature from the 1951-1980 period. This […]

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Super Typhoon Meranti to Hit Taiwan and China

September 13, 2016 0 Comments
Super Typhoon Meranti to Hit Taiwan and China

  The strongest typhoon in the western Pacific Ocean since Haiyan in November of 2013 is projected to pound Taiwan September 14th and then China by the 15th.  Super Typhoon Meranti had top sustained winds to near 190 mph on the 13th which makes it the equivalent of a very strong category 5 hurricane.  It […]

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Taste of Fall Weather

September 7, 2016 0 Comments
Taste of Fall Weather

  Some cooler days are starting to show up with more frequency in the outlook for the next 10 days.  Perhaps that is a good thing to many of you who have had enough of the very muggy weather we have at recently. The Climate Prediction Center’s 6 to 10 day outlook, covering September 13th […]

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Terrible Environmental News

September 6, 2016 0 Comments
Terrible Environmental News

Has anyone else noticed that modern “economic” policies and environmental policies contradict each other? I have been blogging about this for a few years now. “Housing Starts are Negative” is one of the entries. “Modern economics ruining the environment” is another. “Horrific Environmental News” is yet another, very similar to what you will read below. […]

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Strong storms & heavy rainfall

September 4, 2016 0 Comments
Strong storms & heavy rainfall

    After a nice and tranquil start to September in Wisconsin it looks like the weather pattern is reverting back to what we have had much of the summer (humid, stormy, and very wet). A very slow-moving cold front will sit around the region for 3 days this week and team up with tropical moisture and […]

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Holes in a theory?

September 2, 2016 0 Comments
Holes in a theory?

The Ozone Hole. That is something you probably do not hear about much lately. It was big back in “my day”. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was the “cause celeb” of many large environmental organizations. It has also been celebrated as a triumph of international cooperation. The Montreal Protocol, to limit, reduce, […]

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Pumpkins Piling Up

August 30, 2016 0 Comments
Pumpkins Piling Up

  Some things in my garden this year did not do as well as they could have because we had too much rain at my place.  However my pumpkin patch, which we put in the old cow yard on  a bit of a raised hill, did very well.  On this warm and muggy late August […]

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