Northern Lights Possible July 16th – 17th

July 16, 2017 0 Comments
Northern Lights Possible July 16th – 17th

  With the clear skies expected Sunday night into Monday morning, (other than some patchy fog), be sure to look outside before going to bed.  There is at least a chance that the Aurora Borealis will be visible over Wisconsin.  The following graphic from from the Space Weather Prediction Center and NOAA / National Weather Service highlights […]

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Weather Folklore Dealing with Rain

July 9, 2017 0 Comments
Weather Folklore Dealing with Rain

  Since we have had so many days with rain this spring and summer I thought it would be fun to pull up some weather folklore that dabbles in predicting rain.   Hey, this would be a good year to test some of them out.  You will likely have many chances if this pattern continues. […]

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Tsunami Warning System in the Works for the Great Lakes

July 5, 2017 0 Comments
Tsunami Warning System in the Works for the Great Lakes

Tsunamis? On the Great Lakes? It can, and does happen, but it’s not your typical tsunami caused by an earthquake. These tsunamis are called meteotsunamis because they are formed by meteorological event. Most of the time, a meteotsunami is formed by a severe thunderstorms crossing over the body of water, creating a large, local change […]

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Things Change, Always

July 4, 2017 0 Comments
Things Change, Always

One thing that is not commented upon too often nowadays in regard to anthropogenic global warming (AGW, aka “climate change”) and pollution in general is that a lower population would likely mean less impact on the “natural” world. Since the human race does seem to be headed in that direction  – a lower population growth […]

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Hot spells likely to visit Wisconsin in upcoming weeks

July 2, 2017 1 Comment
Hot spells likely to visit Wisconsin in upcoming weeks

July is on average is the warmest month of the year to begin with in Wisconsin.  However if you throw a strong upper atmospheric ridge in the steering currents into the mix, you can end up with some searing heat waves.  Several of our medium range models are suggesting the strong heat wave that has been […]

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A Sign of Peak Housing

June 29, 2017 0 Comments
A Sign of Peak Housing

Just when I thought the madness of materialism had peaked, it seems not quite yet. Just the other day I came across some statistics revealing an increase in square footage for new homes in the U.S. Check out the graph here. Looking at the graph, as would be expected, housing square footage took a dip […]

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Grain Ethanol Strikes Again?

June 26, 2017 0 Comments
Grain Ethanol Strikes Again?

An interesting story here out of Iowa. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170329122619.htm They are having trouble with drinking water. Nitrates in the water have increased so much in recent years that they have needed to add extra nitrate removal systems. In Des Moines, nitrate removal costs the city $7,000 per day. As is often the case, one of the first […]

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July 4th Weather Stats and Preview

June 25, 2017 0 Comments
July 4th Weather Stats and Preview

  I can hardly believe we are racing up toward July 4th.  How about you?  When I was a kid July 4th always felt like the midpoint of summer.  Of course back then we got out of school like around the 25th of May already.   This year, with the crazy frequent rainfall and cloud […]

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June 14th Tornado Outbreak Nearly a Record Breaker

June 18, 2017 0 Comments
June 14th Tornado Outbreak Nearly a Record Breaker

On Wednesday, June 14th severe thunderstorms traveled from southwest Wisconsin northeast up toward the Green Bay area leaving a lot of wind damage, localized flash flooding, and numerous tornadoes.  So far the National Weather Service confirms that 9 tornadoes occurred in their warning area as of the damage surveys they conducted on June 15th.  This […]

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Tornado Confirmed in Wisconsin June 12th

June 13, 2017 1 Comment
Tornado Confirmed in Wisconsin June 12th

  The severe line of storms which produced so much damage around Stevens Point Monday June 12th went on to produce a weak tornado in Fond du Lac County.  Here is the storm report from the National Weather Service Office in Milwaukee-Sullivan.   PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI 307 PM CDT […]

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