I apologize to regular blog readers for not posting more intriguing commentary about recent weather and science events, but computer upgrades, various presentations, special events, and the snowmelt contest have taken up all of my time. Hopefully I will be able to get on a more regular routine of posting in the near future.
Speaking of the snowmelt contest, it is getting very close to the end and for those of you who predicted today May 30th or tomorrow May 31st, you can thank the cool weather for your shot at winning the R-store gift cards. If the sun had been out all day yesterday and the temperature had topped 70 degrees, then I am certain the snow would have melted on the 29th. Instead, it hung on through the night and the tiny bit that remains is melting quite slowly today. Right now it is just a little disc of ice about 3 feet in diameter. I will be checking it again this evening, so stay tuned. Whether the final melt is today or tomorrow, we will draw for the winners on Wake-up Wisconsin early next week, most likely on Monday.
Have a nice Wednesday! Meteorologist Justin Loew.