January Outlook

December 21, 2014 0 Comments
January Outlook

  Well after the rather mild past couple of weeks many of you are wondering if this trend might linger into January.  Will the relative lack of snow continue as well in Wisconsin?  The Climate Prediction Center is projecting an equal chance of warmer than normal, cooler than normal, and normal temperatures for Wisconsin.  They […]

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Tornadoes, Tornadoes Everywhere

December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Tornadoes, Tornadoes Everywhere

For new readers of the weather blog, allow me to relay some ancient history once again. A few years back, I started a list. It was a list of bad things that were going to happen because of anthropogenic global warming (AGW). I decided to start keeping track because I had heard so many things […]

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Ice, More or Less

December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Ice, More or Less

Ice. It was floating around Lake Superior as late as June 6th this year and it made a triumphant return to the Great Lakes and most of the rivers and lakes around Northcentral Wisconsin in November. It was the earliest I can remember ice developing around the region since, well, since a long time ago, […]

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A Near Miss for Significant Snow

December 14, 2014 0 Comments
A Near Miss for Significant Snow

  A moist storm system is tracking into Wisconsin Monday from the south.  In mid-December this is usually a good recipe for substantial snowfall in our area.  However this system has a lot of warm air piled up north and east of it with temperatures running 20 degrees above normal,  so it will be largely […]

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Solar World Record

December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Solar World Record

Since I re-visited the topics of clean energy and technological progress earlier this month, it is a great time to relate to you a couple of new world records. World records! It sounds dramatic. In the world of solar power it seems there is a new press release about every other month claiming a new […]

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Peak Oil or Cheap Oil

December 8, 2014 0 Comments
Peak Oil or Cheap Oil

Time to take a quick look at the energy situation around the world. As blog readers know, I have been periodically updating these pages with news of peak oil and alternative energy production for the last few years. These themes relate to the climate because of the leading theory that human produced carbon dioxide is […]

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Extreme Moisture in Parts of the U.S. This Week

December 7, 2014 0 Comments
Extreme Moisture in Parts of the U.S. This Week

  Despite a little snow and ice in Wisconsin Sunday night and Monday, most of the rest of the week will be dry.  That will not be the case in other parts of the United States.  A storm will be pushing through the northeast part of the country by Tuesday producing a couple of inches […]

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El Nino Influence

December 4, 2014 0 Comments
El Nino Influence

It has sure been an early start to winter across Northcentral Wisconsin. We just lived through the 3rd coldest and 3rd snowiest November (in Wausau), but as mentioned in previous blog posts, our consensus StormTrack9 forecast for the winter was for a bit above normal temps and around normal precipitation. Officially, we will grade ourselves […]

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Voices on AGW

December 3, 2014 0 Comments
Voices on AGW

Despite the recent record cold in our neck-of-the-woods, average temperatures around the earth have gone up a little this year (according major climate monitoring organizations, although there is at least some small controversy regarding statistical manipulation of the numbers upward). Earlier this Fall while I was too busy to blog, there was a “climate march” […]

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Snow Cover Set to Shrink in December

December 2, 2014 0 Comments
Snow Cover Set to Shrink in December

  The latest analysis from December 2nd indicates snow covering the ground generally in about the northern third of the U.S., plus farther south of course in mountainous areas out west.  There is also a strip of snow cover from portions of Missouri over toward southern Ohio and West Virgina.  In Wisconsin the snow depth […]

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