Severe Weather Reports Monday

October 13, 2014 0 Comments
Severe Weather Reports Monday

    The same storm system which brought rain to our region Monday, unleashed quite a few reports of severe weather south of Wisconsin.  As of 6 p.m. central time, 7 tornadoes had been reported including some in Illinois, Tennessee, and Florida.  High wind reports numbered over 100 and stretched from Illinois and Indiana down […]

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El Nino Still Likely (2014)

October 10, 2014 0 Comments
El Nino Still Likely (2014)

For everyone hoping for a milder winter than last year, the once-a-month El Nino diagnostic discussion has offered some hope. Over the last few month the surface temperatures in the Pacific ocean have warmed a bit and they should warm just enough to officially be considered and “El Nino Phase” over the next month or […]

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Fall Weather Proverbs

October 7, 2014 0 Comments
Fall Weather Proverbs

  Everybody has been talking to me and the rest of the  TV-9 weather staff about what kind of winter might be coming.  While that is a very tough question and we have some scientific reason to believe it won’t be as harsh as last winter, it can’t hurt to consult some weather folklore right?  […]

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Total Lunar Eclipse, October 2014

October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Total Lunar Eclipse, October 2014

First off, for the thousands of you who entered the First Snowfall Contest, the snowfall in Wausau on October 4th (this past Saturday), did not measure up to an inch, so that contest will continue. The snow did measure up to and inch or two in some spots such as Price county. Enough snow to […]

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Last Chance to Enter

October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Last Chance to Enter

Just updating the blog today to make sure everyone who was planning to enter the FIRST SNOWFALL CONTEST gets their entry in before midnight (end of the day) Friday night. You can enter online by clicking here. Or you can text the word “snowfall” to 28214. One of the more interesting parts about this year’s […]

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Severe Storms South of Wisconsin Thursday

October 1, 2014 0 Comments
Severe Storms South of Wisconsin Thursday

  A rather large territory of the central U.S. could be dealing with severe thunderstorms Thursday.  The zone most at risk runs from about Chicago down to Dallas.  A strong low pressure system lifting northeast from the Central Plains into Wisconsin by evening will push warm and muggy air up into the Mid-Mississippi Valley.  As […]

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A Look At Earth’s Temperature Over the Past 11,000 Years

September 29, 2014 0 Comments
A Look At Earth’s Temperature Over the Past 11,000 Years

Scientists know that there have been multiple periods since Earth began that have been warmer than our current climate.  But what about Earth’s more “recent” history?  Research published in 2013 suggests the current global average Earth temperature is close to if not the warmest it has been in 11, 300 years.   The conclusion is drawn […]

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First Snowfall 2014 & Extended Outlooks

September 23, 2014 0 Comments
First Snowfall 2014 & Extended Outlooks

For a few years, it was only the Snowmelt contest. Every year people guessed on which date the snow would finally melt off of Rib Mountain. Since so much of our lives in Northcentral Wisconsin revolve around the snow and the Winter season, eventually, we thought it would be fun and interesting to have a […]

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Mild Spell May Last into Early October

September 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mild Spell May Last into Early October

  As you probably already know, the forecast shows a confident period of much above normal temperatures and lots of sun through the last weekend of September in Wisconsin.  You might be wondering, is this  just a flash in the pan?  Will we immediately drop into the chilly 50s or lower as we flip into […]

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Smallest Known Galaxy Discovered

September 17, 2014 0 Comments
Smallest Known Galaxy Discovered

Every so often I like to write about items of outer space, if for no other reason because the scale and magnitude of things are just astounding.  Recently the Hubble Space Telescope and the Gemini North Ground Telescope discovered the smallest know Galaxy, M60-UCD1.  This galaxy is just 1/500th the diameter of the Milky Way […]

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