“Climate Change” is real bad

November 23, 2017 0 Comments
“Climate Change” is real bad

I usually am not prone to hype unless it is necessary, but there is a big problem out there. The generic term “Climate Change” is awful. You might remember that the special story I produced about how the climate of Northcentral has changed over the last 50 to 100 years had the words “Climate Change” […]

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New weather stations hope to improve lake-effect snow forecasting

November 22, 2017 0 Comments
New weather stations hope to improve lake-effect snow forecasting

Just like most weather events, forecasting lake-effect snow isn’t a perfect science. Growing up in Kenosha, there were many times where we were expecting 2-4″ of lake-effect snow and wound up with 10″+. Folks up north in the Lake Superior snowbelt have probably experienced this multiple times as well. Lake-effect snow forecasts have continued to […]

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October global recap, one of the warmest on record

November 21, 2017 0 Comments
October global recap, one of the warmest on record

  Even with a La Nina pattern in place in the Pacific Ocean, 2017 is running much warmer than normal across the globe.  That was also the case for October 2017.  NOAA’s review of the temperature data places October 2017 as the 4th warmest on record.  Meanwhile NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) places […]

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November 19, 2017 0 Comments

  Do you love snow?  Do you love measuring how much has fallen at your house?  Are you available most of the time when it is snowing, such that you could take multiple measurements a day in necessary?  If you answered yes to these questions, you would be the perfect candidate to be an official […]

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Global carbon emissions expected to reach all time high in 2017

November 16, 2017 0 Comments
Global carbon emissions expected to reach all time high in 2017

For the first time in three years, global carbon emissions are expected to rise, scientists announced this week at the UN Climate Change Conference in Germany. Emissions due to fossil fuel burning and industrial use are expected to grow 2% this year, mostly because of increase coal burning in China. For the past three years, […]

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Early Trends for Thanksgiving Travel Weather

November 14, 2017 1 Comment
Early Trends for Thanksgiving Travel Weather

  With one of the busiest travel holidays of the season coming up, it is time to start thinking about how the weather could impact your trip.  Now keep in mind, this writing is a full week ahead of Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday.  So the forecast trend has plenty of uncertainty and adjustments will likely need […]

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Weak La Niña has begun, expected to last through winter

November 13, 2017 0 Comments
Weak La Niña has begun, expected to last through winter

A La Niña pattern has made itself apparent over the last month, based on sea surface temperatures and atmospheric responses over the Pacific Ocean. This La Niña is currently expected to last through this winter (65-75% chance) before returning to neutral status sometime between February and April of 2018. This La Niña is expected to […]

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Amazing views of Jupiter

November 12, 2017 0 Comments
Amazing views of Jupiter

  The Juno Spacecraft continues to beam amazing views of Jupiter back to us.  This includes very cool images of Jupiter’s massive permanent storm systems.  Some of them are over 3000 miles across and have been tracked since the the early 1990s.  And we think a storm that persists a week across the United States […]

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Launch of new NOAA satellite expected to improve forecasting delayed…again

November 7, 2017 0 Comments
Launch of new NOAA satellite expected to improve forecasting delayed…again

Who wouldn’t want more accurate forecasts out to seven days? That’s just one of the many ways the Joint Polar Satellite System – 1, or JPSS-1, is expected to help scientists understand Earth’s weather and climate. The JPSS-1 will be launched into space next Tuesday, November 14th from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, four […]

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November Outlook

November 5, 2017 1 Comment
November Outlook

  November has started on a chilly and damp note here in Wisconsin and according to the Climate Prediction Center that may be the overall theme for the month. Temperature Outlook As you can see, the CPC is calling for temperatures to average below normal from Wisconsin west across the Northern Rockies into the Pacific […]

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