ENSO Update September 2014

September 16, 2014 0 Comments
ENSO Update September 2014

Another all-important El Nino update on this Tuesday. Why is it important? Many of you who follow the blog know that an El Nino in the Pacific ocean usually means a milder winter for Wisconsin. In the last three decades, El Nino has almost guaranteed milder winter weather, however, as a caveat, back in the […]

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Milder Extended Forecast

September 14, 2014 0 Comments
Milder Extended Forecast

After our recent plunge into October-like weather with highs in the 50s three days in a row in the Wausau area, it is nice to know that we will see more moderate conditions overall the next few weeks.  Highs should mostly be in the 60s this week, which is slightly below average.  However a surge […]

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One horse said to another…

September 11, 2014 0 Comments
One horse said to another…

Well, that was quite a change! The high on Tuesday was 80, then by Wednesday afternoon temps had dropped into the upper 40s in much of the area. Some year Fall arrives gradually. Other years it happens near-instantly. This is one of those years. In addition to the sudden chill in the air, there will […]

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A Very Wet Year in Wisconsin

September 8, 2014 0 Comments
A Very Wet Year in Wisconsin

  As of September 8th, Wausau has received 30.26″ of precipitation for the year so far.  This is about 7″ above normal for this point in the year.  Normal for an entire year is 32.41″.  You might be wondering if 2014 is  going to rank as one of our wettest years ever?  Considering we have […]

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U.S. Severe Weather Statistics for 2014 So Far

September 2, 2014 1 Comment
U.S. Severe Weather Statistics for 2014 So Far

    Through early September the United States has registered 908 tornadoes in 2014.   There were 908 tornadoes in all of 2013.  For 2012, we had 939 and for 2011, we had a whopping 1691 twisters in our country.  As far as fatalities go, 2014 has piled up 44 so far.  We had 55 in […]

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August Weather Recap

August 31, 2014 0 Comments
August Weather Recap

    August 2014 was dominated by above normal rainfall here in central and northern Wisconsin.  The Wausau Airport registered 7.05″ which is 2.89″ above normal.  Certain parts of the region had nearly one foot of rain in August, for example Plover and also parts of Rusk and Price Counties.  The frequency of rain was […]

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Two in a Row for the Farmer’s Alamnac?

August 29, 2014 0 Comments
Two in a Row for the Farmer’s Alamnac?

The Farmer’s Almanac (not to be confused with the very similar “Old Farmers Almanac”) is out with its newest weather prediction for the upcoming 2014-2015 Winter. Before we get into the actual forecast, just a reminder that last year, the Farmer’s Almanac predicted a nasty winter for a lot of the nation and that was […]

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September Outlook

August 25, 2014 0 Comments
September Outlook

It’s hard to believe September is almost upon us.  Typically September is the gateway from summer to autumn here in Wisconsin.   We normally have a good number of warm and sunny days, days with thunderstorms, days with fog and cool steady rain, and some windy days as well.  It is not uncommon to have our […]

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Too much economic “growth”

August 22, 2014 4 Comments
Too much economic “growth”

I have made it a point in the past to lay the blame on water woes in the western U.S. most squarely upon human shoulders. Some scientists and commentators have at times tried to refocus the blame toward anthropogenic global warming (AGW). While this might become more of an issue in the future, we shouldn’t […]

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El Nino or Not

August 20, 2014 0 Comments
El Nino or Not

Earlier this year there were quite a few people who thought that the extreme cold Winter would be followed by hot Summer. This theme is probably popular because people inherently know that the weather tends to even out over time. This year, the weather did not exactly even out. The Summer has not been “Hot”. […]

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