Drought

Interesting Cold & Snow Stats

April 15, 2013 0 Comments
Interesting Cold & Snow Stats

Even though the weather we have experienced since late January is unusual because of the persistent cold and getting even colder (than normal) as time goes by, we still have not broken any records for snow or cold. The length of time that we have had snowcover in Wausau is highly unusual, that is for sure, but […]

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Will Drought Return?

March 27, 2013 0 Comments
Will Drought Return?

Through the blog we offer here at StormTrack9, I hope we are able to share interesting weather information and insightful commentary about various science developments. One particular issue that became front and center last year is drought. One of the worst single year droughts since 1988 hit much of the mid-section of the nation. According to the U.S. […]

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Heat, Drought, and Ice

February 1, 2013 0 Comments
Heat, Drought, and Ice

Before going into a discussion about heat, drought, and ice, I wanted to first highlight once again how the StormTrack9 weather blog is a place for insight and information long before it reaches a wider audience. Late last year I recapped the status of Peak Oil theory. In the blog entry I linked to the latest night-time […]

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Extreme Weather Then & Now

January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Extreme Weather Then & Now

There is a lot of talk recently about how “extreme” the weather is now, and how it will get so much more “extreme” in the future (even more specualtion here). There are certainly some robust theories as to why this will happen – why the frequency of severe weather events might increase (like all time heat […]

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U.S. Drought Status

January 7, 2013 0 Comments
U.S. Drought Status

        There haven’t been a lot of big, wet storms moving through the Rockies and Plains to the Upper Midwest this winter so far.  I guess it shouldn’t be too surprising then that the drought conditions are pretty substantial yet in the western and central part of the county.  The latest drough […]

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Long Range Outlooks & Drought

December 21, 2012 0 Comments
Long Range Outlooks & Drought

Snow-lovers rejoice! We ended up with a record 10.9 inches of snow fall in Wausau yesterday (melted down it was a record 0.54 inches of liquid precipitation for December 20th). Much of central Wisconsin had 6 to 10 inches while it was more in the 2 to 4 inch range in the Northwoods. Besides guaranteeing a […]

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El Nino Fading?

December 13, 2012 2 Comments
El Nino Fading?

Because it has such a big influence on our cold season weather here in Wisconsin, I follow the twists and turns of El Nino and La Nina out in the Pacific ocean. Just last week, the CPC released its monthly diagnostic discussion of the tropical Pacific ocean pattern. At one point around late Summer and […]

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New Rainfall Records

October 26, 2012 0 Comments
New Rainfall Records

Before getting into some of the interesting rain stats from yesterday, I wanted to let everyone know that I do have some pictures from my recent trip to Arizona and some complimentary thoughts about urban sprawl and alternative energy. I hope too blog about this next week, so stay tuned. Now, here is the skinny on the […]

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Hornets Eating My Apples!

September 17, 2012 6 Comments
Hornets Eating My Apples!

    I’ve been harvesting apples from trees I planted for 6 or 7 years now, but I’ve never been quite as frustrated as this year.  Of course first we had the apple blossoms getting frosted this spring, then the drought, and then the hornets!  I actually had an average crop going, but things have gone downhill […]

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Drought Expands a Bit in Wisconsin

September 14, 2012 0 Comments
Drought Expands a Bit in Wisconsin

Sad news on the drought front for Wisconsin. The latest US Drought Monitor now indicates all of the state of Wisconsin is in abnormally dry or worse conditions. The drier than normal weather in August took its toll, even in the Northwoods where earlier this year they had plenty of rain. The good news is that […]

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