Archive for May, 2009

Plants and Freezing Temps

May 16, 2009 0 Comments
Plants and Freezing Temps

First to get you updated…. clear skies, and calm winds are the perfect ingredients for you guessed it, very cold temperatures.  Tonight we will be dropping down into the 20′s in some areas! I wouldn’t be surprised if we do see records broke around the area.  Because of the cold we have a Freeze Warning […]

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Frost, Space News, LED lighting

May 15, 2009 2 Comments
Frost, Space News, LED lighting

Sorry, I forgot to include the link to the US Drought Monitor in yesterday’s blog post. Here it is. Also here is the Wisconsin image. Notice the severe drought area shrinking, leaving most of our area in moderate drought. With another chance of rain late today and a couple chances next week, hopefully we will […]

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Last Frost??

May 14, 2009 1 Comment
Last Frost??

A Frost Advisory has been issued for the Northwoods Thursday night.  Low temperatures will fall to around freezing.  A heavy frost can be expected, so you should cover or bring in any sensitive plants and flowers.  Frosty nights are not uncommon this late into the spring.  That raises the question…When do we typically see our last […]

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Frost Potential, Lunar X-Prize

May 14, 2009 0 Comments
Frost Potential, Lunar X-Prize

A nice little rain of 0.51 inches fell in Wausau yesterday bringing our monthly total closer to one inch and bringing us closer to end our our drought. Check out the latest US Drought Monitor here. Another chance of showers and thunderstorms will develop on Friday evening with a quarter to half inch of rain […]

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A Peek At Memorial Day Weekend..

May 13, 2009 0 Comments
A Peek At Memorial Day Weekend..

Most places picked up some very nice rainfall this evening, and the severe weather was minimal…a big ++.  Now lets hope for some nice weather ahead.  I’m sure plans are already being made and many of you are already looking forward to the Memorial Day Weekend.  I thought we could take a quick look at a long […]

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A New Hurricane Tape?!?

May 13, 2009 0 Comments
A New Hurricane Tape?!?

My father mentioned to me something about this tape and when I saw an article about I knew it was something I wanted to blog about on here.  As most of you probably know I am from Florida and have went through over 4hurricanes and even more tropical storms.  Making houses “hurricane proof” is something people are […]

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Rain Chances

May 13, 2009 1 Comment
Rain Chances

I got an email from a farmer near Spencer who says enough with the rain. His fields are wet in low lying areas. He can’t plow/plant. He has heavy soil (a higher percentage of clay). That is unfortunate. For the other 99% of us, I hope we get more rain as we are still in […]

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Storms Tomorrow and Ike Baby Boom?

May 12, 2009 0 Comments
Storms Tomorrow and Ike Baby Boom?

It has been a week since we have seen any significant storms around the area but don’t get to used to the break because some active weather is heading our way tonight.  The bulk of the activity should push in mainly overnight with showers and storms continuing through morning.  Althoguh there may be some heavy […]

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Snowmelt Contest, Biofuels

May 12, 2009 0 Comments
Snowmelt Contest, Biofuels

If you are keeping track of the Snowmelt Contest, take a look here: Corporate Cove Skycam. (it will be focused on Rib Mountain through midday). As you can see, today will not be the last day of snow on Rib Mountain in 2009. Eight people predicted today’s date. Good try. Way to go out on a […]

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Fire Spotters

May 11, 2009 0 Comments
Fire Spotters

I wanted to direct you guys to a great article in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  The article features a woman who has served as a fire spotter for over 9 years.  The un-matched efficiency the human spotters have over the technology of today is the most important thing to take from the story.  In the state […]

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