May Outlook

April 26, 2016 0 Comments
May Outlook

    May could turn out to be fairly summer-like across Wisconsin if the Climate Prediction Center outlook is on target.  Their latest projection calls for above normal temperatures across much of the nation actually.   The probability of being warmer than normal is greatest in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest as well as over […]

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Godzilla strikes…or not?

April 25, 2016 0 Comments
Godzilla strikes…or not?

You might remember way back last fall when I gave a preview of the upcoming very strong El Nino, I was a little critical of calling it a “Godzilla El Nino”. It was pretty obvious that it was going to be a very strong El Nino, and I predicted that the 3-month average El Nino […]

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Warmest March on record globally

April 19, 2016 0 Comments
Warmest March on record globally

    The warm climate beat marches on across the globe.  Here are some highlights from a recent NOAA report. March 2016 was the 11th straight month that a monthly global temperature record was broken according to NASA, NOAA, JMA, UAH, and RSS.  Global land-ocean temperature was 1.22 degrees C above the 20th century average. Global […]

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NWS zone forecast will be easier to read

April 17, 2016 0 Comments
NWS zone forecast will be easier to read

  For generations people who have used the National Weather Service zone forecast product have looked at all capital letters.   Perhaps they have gotten used to that, or maybe it drove them crazy!   Here is an example of what the current NWS zone forecast looks like from Sunday.       NOAA has a nice article […]

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A Few Cool Things from Space

April 13, 2016 0 Comments
A Few Cool Things from Space

  Since the skies will be rather clear around here for some time perhaps you will be looking up into the night sky more frequently.  What better to do on a nice spring night then sit around a campfire and wonder at the stars, planets, and other formations up there.  Wouldn’t it be great if […]

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Faster Than You Can Imagine

April 12, 2016 0 Comments
Faster Than You Can Imagine

I often generically mention “technological progress” as a reason why any climate model forecasts more than a couple of decades out are probably more fantasy than reality. Why am I so confident in this expectation? My eyes are open. I use my brain a little as well. It doesn’t take much thought or sight to acknowledge […]

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Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week 2016

April 10, 2016 0 Comments
Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week 2016

    April 11th – 16th, 2016 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin.  Please take time to review and practice your severe weather safety plan for your home, work, and other places you may be this storm season. Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes per year, although the number has varied from just 4 in […]

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What is really going to happen?

April 5, 2016 0 Comments
What is really going to happen?

I went to the store the other day in order to buy a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL). As you probably know, I switched almost all of the lighting in my house over to LEDs. They are fantastic for many reasons, and I doubt I would ever go back. I only needed a compact fluorescent […]

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March 2016 Recap

April 4, 2016 0 Comments
March 2016 Recap

Yes, we did have a major snowstorm near the end of March. Yes, there were a few cold days. However, most of the month of March was more like April with many days in the 50s and a few in the 60s. Now it seems we are getting our March weather in April. For reference, […]

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April Outlook

April 3, 2016 0 Comments
April Outlook

  Hopefully April will not be as wet compared to normal as March was or we will be dealing with extensive flooding in Wisconsin and farmers will be delayed from getting into the fields because of very muddy conditions.  I can say the first week of April does look quite wet with precipitation totals of […]

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