Archive for May, 2010

Welcome Rain

May 31, 2010 0 Comments
Welcome Rain

Guess what? More snowmelt discussion today. Ok, all I need to do is remind everyone (if you were not checking the blog over the weekend), that the snow finally melted on May 29th (Saturday). It looks like we have 63 winners (preliminary count) who will be eligible to win the 5 big R-store gift cards. […]

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Drought Update

May 30, 2010 0 Comments
Drought Update

As Justin posted, snowmelt has officially ended.  It was an early one this year.   He told me last years date was June 24h, so almost a whole month later than this year.  I am sure the record breaking heat helped.  If you are one who hasn’t enjoyed the 80′s well you will be happy to know […]

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End of the Snowmelt Contest

May 30, 2010 0 Comments
End of the Snowmelt Contest

Once again I found myself hiking up Rib Mountain on Saturday evening and this time the snow was gone. Where the snow had resided just a few hours earlier there was now only a patch of wet cool ground. And so to the best of my observational abilities, May 29th is henceforth declared the last […]

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Hurricane Update

May 29, 2010 0 Comments
Hurricane Update

Since my last blog was about the upcoming hurricane season I thought I would give a quick update. The National Hurricane Center released their tropical activity forecast on Thursday.  Here is what they are forecasting.  14 to 23 Named Storms (top winds of 39 mph or higher), including: 8 to 14 Hurricanes (top winds of 74 […]

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Latest Snowmelt Update

May 29, 2010 0 Comments
Latest Snowmelt Update

Hi all. Here is the latest picture of the snow as of 2:30 pm Saturday afternoon. Getting tiny, I suspect it will be gone this evening. Justin Loew

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Snowmelt Pics, EV Quandries

May 28, 2010 0 Comments
Snowmelt Pics, EV Quandries

I finally have some pictures of the remaining snow on Rib Mountain – fresh off the presses, or perhaps the camera. The pictures were taken at about 8am this morning. As you can see there is still a pile about the size of a large dinner table and about 6 to 10 inches thick. That […]

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Low Lake Levels & Outdoor Fun

May 27, 2010 0 Comments
Low Lake Levels & Outdoor Fun

The DNR has been forced to close several Northern Wisconsin lakes due to low water levels.  According to the AP report, area lakes are down 4 to 18 inches from last year. You can add those numbers to a much larger deficit accumulated over the past several years.  It’s no secret, we are in a long […]

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Drought Worsens

May 27, 2010 0 Comments
Drought Worsens

First off I apologize for not having pictures of the remaining snow on Rib Mountain. I did get some video earlier in the week and it was uploaded to the blog as well as in the video section of waow.com. The problem is that my personal camera has a dead battery and it is a […]

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The Season is Upon Us

May 26, 2010 0 Comments
The Season is Upon Us

As a meteorologist one of my favorite weather phenomenon to forecast is hurricanes.  This was probably sparked because I studied and interned in Florida during 2005- the most active Hurricane season on record.  But if predictions play out for this year it is possible that we could top 2005. There are numerous private and educational […]

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Historic Memorial Day Weekend Snow

May 26, 2010 2 Comments
Historic Memorial Day Weekend Snow

If you thought the snow we saw on May 7th was crazy, check this out.  Back in 1947 much of the Midwest, including a large portion of Wisconsin, was hit by a major snow storm on May 29th.  As much as 10 inches fell just south of La Crosse in Gays Mills.  Could you just […]

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