Latest Snow Cover Across the Country

January 18, 2017 0 Comments
Latest Snow Cover Across the Country

  The snow pack in Wisconsin just took a bit of a hit with the rain / freezing rain storm this week along with warm sunshine Wednesday.  But in general we still have a decent amount on the ground at least over the northern half of the state where 10 to 18 inches of snow […]

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Flooding & Growing Again

January 17, 2017 0 Comments
Flooding & Growing Again

If you have been following the weather recently, you have probably heard news and seen some amazing sights coming out of California. Since the middle of December, there are many places in Northern California that have received between 7 and 15 inches of rain – essentially 6 months worth of rain in a little over a […]

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Fantastic Environmental News

January 13, 2017 0 Comments
Fantastic Environmental News

I have to admit, maybe most people will not celebrate the news as much as me, but I think it is fantastic anyway. Americans are having fewer kids (and spending more money on pets). Some demographers noticed the trend after the great recession of 2008. It continues through today. More people are delaying or foregoing […]

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Tuesday’s storm packed a punch!

January 10, 2017 0 Comments
Tuesday’s storm packed a punch!

    Wausau had a two-day snow total (Monday – Tuesday) of 9.8″.  The official amount that fell Tuesday was 8.4″ breaking the old daily record for January 10th of 5.6″ from 1924. Eau Claire also had a daily snowfall record on the 10th smashing the old record of 4.6″ from 1976. Meanwhile in the warm […]

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Tornado Fatalities Hits 30 Year Low

January 5, 2017 0 Comments
Tornado Fatalities Hits 30 Year Low

In a year filled with negativity, there were some positives in the severe weather department in regards to tornadoes. The United States saw the fewest number of tornado fatalities in 30 years, with only 17 deaths. On average, the United States sees 1,253 tornadoes each year that result in 73 fatalities, and preliminary reports suggest the […]

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Head to Michigan if you like fresh powder

January 4, 2017 0 Comments
Head to Michigan if you like fresh powder

  The current persistent flow of bitterly cold air over the relatively warmer waters of Lake Superior and Michigan will provide plentiful lake effect snow to our neighbors to the north and east.  They are looking a solid 5 day event with parts of Upper Michigan expected to receive at least 2 feet of snow. […]

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2016 By The Numbers

January 3, 2017 0 Comments
2016 By The Numbers

Before I delve into a numerical summary of the year that was, I need to talk a little about December, since it did end up rather notable. Check Tony’s blog post from yesterday for another summary of December. The most notable aspect of December is that is was the only coldest month of the year […]

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December 2016 Summary

January 2, 2017 0 Comments
December 2016 Summary

  Well, we had some real winter weather over a good part of December in our region.  First off, our region had several moderate snow systems and two heavier ones.   In Wausau we picked up 7.0 inches of snow from the evening of December 10th into the 11th.  Likewise we were buried with 6.5 inches […]

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Top ten for 2016 – 3 through 1

December 30, 2016 0 Comments
Top ten for 2016 – 3 through 1

Now it is time to reveal the top three weather events of 2016. Before you jump into the final three of the list, check out the honorable mentions, numbers 10 through 7, and numbers 6 through 4. 3. July 11th and 12th flooding in NW Wisconsin. Out of all the flooding that occurred this year, […]

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Top ten for 2016 – 6 through 4

December 29, 2016 0 Comments
Top ten for 2016 – 6 through 4

Before reading through today’s installment of the top ten list of 2016, be sure to check the honorable mentions and numbers 10 through 7. Now on to the middle of the list for 2016, numbers 6 through 4. 6. Indian Summer in early November. In Northcentral Wisconsin we usually have a couple of periods of […]

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