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Frost Potential & More Divorcing the Car

September 17, 2012 3 Comments
Frost Potential & More Divorcing the Car

Because of the very short amount of time I have to explain the weather situation on the TV side of things, I wasn’t able to talk very much about the threat of frost this week, so I will do it here in the blog (and you can always check out the weather show for a […]

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September Statistics & Frost

September 7, 2012 0 Comments
September Statistics & Frost

    Crisp nights, rustling dry leaves, the smell of corn and goldenrod fill the nostrils…it can only mean that we are weaving through September.  September is of course the month summer yields to Autumn gradually.  Our daylight time shrinks by 90 minutes.  As the sun gets lower in the sky our average temperatures drop […]

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Remember The Cold June of 1992?

June 21, 2012 0 Comments
Remember The Cold June of 1992?

    On this first full day of summer I noticed that the record low for Wausau is 36 degrees set back on June 21st, 1992.  That was a bad day for agriculture and gardens in Wisconsin and other parts of the Upper Midwest.  Many areas had a pretty hard frost which severely hurt crops.  […]

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Storm Outlook Plus Gravity Waves

April 11, 2012 3 Comments
Storm Outlook Plus Gravity Waves

    Before I get into the severe thunderstorm outlook for upcoming days, I thought you might be interested in seeing how widespread this recent cold snap has been.  Freeze Warnings are in effect Wednesday night all the way down to Tennessee and North Carolina.  A good dozen states or more are covered (the area […]

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Making Ice in Mongolia

November 25, 2011 5 Comments
Making Ice in Mongolia

A while back when I was discussing the potential problems associated with anthropogenic global warming (AGW), I suggested that if some of the worse scenarios came to pass or became imminent, that there would be ways to combat those changes. I have often rejected the “irreversible” terminology used by many climatologists. Of course, an ounce of […]

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Possible Record Low Temperatures

September 14, 2011 0 Comments
Possible Record Low Temperatures

The last time it was this cold so early in the month of September was back in 2007.  We had a sharp polar blast that produced a record low of 30 degrees at the Wausau Downtown Airport on September 15th of  that year.  As it turned out, temperatures never got that cold again for the […]

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Historical Extremes in the Middle of September

September 14, 2011 0 Comments
Historical Extremes in the Middle of September

The cold blast of air continues to be the main theme in the weather for today and the rest of the week. It will be cold enough tonight that some patchy frost might form, but it is not a guarantee. The threat is great enough that the National Weather Service has issued a FROST ADVISORY […]

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Fall Allergy Season Getting Longer

September 7, 2011 0 Comments
Fall Allergy Season Getting Longer

I’ve got some not so good news for those of you with seasonal fall allergies.  A study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and others indicates that ragweed pollen season over the past 30 years has gotten longer.  For example in Madison, it’s about 12 days longer, Minneapolis, 16 days longer, to as much as […]

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Storm Damage, LED Updates

September 6, 2011 0 Comments
Storm Damage, LED Updates

I had the opportunity to drive to southern Wisconsin (Milwaukee area) last Friday and return slowly and enjoy Wisconsin’s rustic roads on the way back north on Saturday. What amazed me was the extent of the destruction cause by the wind storm that struck this past Friday. There were trees down in many locations in Waushara […]

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New Record Low Temps

May 27, 2011 2 Comments
New Record Low Temps

The most interesting thing to blog about today, whether you want to hear about it or not, is RECORD COLD! From the information I have gathered it looks like we broke 2 record lows and tied another across Northcentral Wisconsin this morning: Stevens Point 28 (old record 32 in 1906) Rhinelander 26 (old record 27 […]

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