Archive for May, 2009

Our First Tropical System?

May 23, 2009 0 Comments
Our First Tropical System?

After about 5 months of no significant rain Florida got soaked this week by a disturbance in the gulf.  The disturbance finally made landfall this morning on the Florida and Alabama coast.  There has been some talk about whether or not this could have actually been our first tropical system of the season.  There were […]

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AGW List Update

May 22, 2009 0 Comments
AGW List Update

Before I get off on a tangent about drought, the holiday weekend forecast, or space news, I have to get to the promised update of the AGW list. As regular users know, the “Big List of Bad Things” is an attempt to keep track of all the dire predictions made by AGW theorists. I started it back […]

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Fire on Radar, Note about Lows

May 21, 2009 0 Comments
Fire on Radar, Note about Lows

Yesterday high winds, very warm temperatures and dry airmass sparked fires across the our area.  The National Weather Service in Green Bay had a neat image of one fire in the Ashwaubenon area.  This brush fire actually shut down part of Interstate 43 just to the northwest of Green Bay. The plume of smoke was detected on the […]

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CPC Long Range Outlooks, AGW

May 21, 2009 0 Comments
CPC Long Range Outlooks, AGW

The latest CPC long range outlooks have been released and there isn’t too much write home about. No significant trends are indicated for our area of the country (Wisconsin) except for the upcoming winter. For the 3rd year in a row the CPC models are forecasting a significant chance of above normal temps from approximately […]

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No Records..

May 20, 2009 2 Comments
No Records..

We were close in a few locations, but it looks like we won’t break any record high temperatures today.  Strong southwest winds brought high temperatures in the middle to upper 80’s.  We were one degree away from tying a record here in Wausau.  It felt like someone blowing a blow dry in your face!!!  The […]

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On The Skeptics List

May 20, 2009 0 Comments
On The Skeptics List

**Important update: A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for Lincoln, Langlade, Oneida, Vilas, Forest, and Florence counties effective until 7pm this evening. Winds from the south will be 25 to 35 mph with gusts over 40 at times.** If you have a few extra minutes and you want to do something interesting and illuminating, put […]

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Rain Chances, Frost Chances

May 19, 2009 0 Comments
Rain Chances, Frost Chances

I took a chance and started planting some of my frost sensitive plants yesterday. I know the old rule of thumb is to wait until Memorial Day (or after) to plants things like corn, peppers, and tomatoes. Looking ahead in the forecast it didn’t look like any significant threats of frost would occur in central Wisconsin […]

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What Side of the Front?

May 18, 2009 0 Comments
What Side of the Front?

A cold front will dip down from Canada overnight tonight, holding back the heat to the west for a day.  The front will eventually stall out tomorrow morning across Central Wisconsin.  The exact point where the front stalls is still the big question.  This question will have a huge affect on tomorrow’s daytime temperatures.  Lets […]

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Green School in DC Area

May 18, 2009 1 Comment
Green School in DC Area

Since we talked about this on the morning news I thought I would do a blog about it.  Green is the new thing and the House of Representatives just apporoved  6.4 billion dollars in improving schools by making then more energy efficient. We talked about one school that is already leading the way…  TC Williams High School […]

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Safe Boating Week!

May 17, 2009 0 Comments
Safe Boating Week!

Memorial Day is right around the corner and soon we will be actually in summer mode across North Central Wisconsin.  One thing that comes with people going up north is boating.  It is always important that safety is first.  Since boating will be come even more popular it is National Safe Boating Week across the US.  […]

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