Snowfall Contest Winners 2014

October 31, 2014 0 Comments
Snowfall Contest Winners 2014

And so the snowfall contest ends early this year. It is the earliest end to the contest in the last 5 years. A record snowfall of 1.7 inches hit Wausau this morning (snow was as deep as 8 inches in parts of Vilas county). This means we have some winners – some people who are […]

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Bone-Chilling Halloween Forecast

October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Bone-Chilling Halloween Forecast

  The coldest and most wintry weather of the season so far will come screaming into Wisconsin Thursday night and just in time for Halloween morning!  Wind chills early Friday could be in the upper 10s, only warming into the 20s throughout the day.  Lake effect snow of 1 to 3 inches could leave a […]

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Yearly Precipitation Update

October 27, 2014 0 Comments
Yearly Precipitation Update

  Overall the rapid pace of heavy rain events has slowed now in the past few weeks across Wisconsin.  However we still are sitting on some pretty impressive precipitation totals.  For October up through the 27th Wausau has received 4.34″ of moisture, which is 1.7″ above normal to this point in the month.  Last year […]

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Incredible Windstorm of October 2010

October 20, 2014 0 Comments
Incredible Windstorm of October 2010

  Do the dates of October 26-27, 2010 ring a bell for you?  It was a bad couple of days for electric companies in the Upper Midwest.  A massive and very strong low pressure system churning from the Plains up through Minnesota generated widespread damaging winds taking away power to over 60,000 people in Wisconsin […]

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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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