Seasonal Items

Historic Summer Severe Weather Probabilities

June 28, 2016 0 Comments
Historic Summer Severe Weather Probabilities

June is generally the peak of severe thunderstorm season in Wisconsin.  It is interesting to watch the odds change over the course of a few weeks graphically during the mid to late summer.  It seems we reach our highest chance of severe weather in Wisconsin right around when the sun is at its highest angle […]

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U.S. severe reports this year so far

May 11, 2016 0 Comments
U.S. severe reports this year so far

  While there have been just a very few strong thunderstorm wind and large hail reports in Wisconsin so far in 2016, it has been much more active south of  our state. Through May 10th the nation has recorded 437 tornadoes, 1996 reports of large hail, and 2441 reports of damaging thunderstorm winds.  As it turns […]

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Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week 2016

April 10, 2016 0 Comments
Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week 2016

    April 11th – 16th, 2016 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin.  Please take time to review and practice your severe weather safety plan for your home, work, and other places you may be this storm season. Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes per year, although the number has varied from just 4 in […]

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March snowstorms in perspective

March 15, 2016 0 Comments
March snowstorms in perspective

      With the likelihood of accumulating snow in the region Wednesday and Thursday you probably are wondering how it will compare to other March snow events in the Wausau area.  First of all here are some of the biggest calendar day snowfall records for Wausau in March.      13.0″ from 29-March 1924 […]

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February Recap

March 1, 2016 0 Comments
February Recap

  On the whole, February wasn’t overly harsh for Wisconsin, as far as that goes.  However we did have a little of everything, accumulating snow, light rain, strong winds, numerous nights below zero, and even some record warmth. Wausau February 2016 Statistics Average high 30.8 F (2.7 degrees above normal) Average low 15.3 F  (5.3 […]

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Comparing Max Temps Over the Past 10 Winters

February 16, 2016 0 Comments
Comparing Max Temps Over the Past 10 Winters

When looking at the highest temperatures recorded in the Wausau area over the winters in the past ten years a few things became very clear to me.   Keep in mind by winter, I mean meteorological winter (the months of December, January, and February).  No matter if the winter averaged out to be colder than normal, […]

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Strange Winter Precipitation To Date

February 14, 2016 0 Comments
Strange Winter Precipitation To Date

  On one hand it has been a wet winter, but on the other hand it has been a dry winter.  Here is what I mean.  Check out the precipitation information below for Wausau and Rhinelander from December 1st, 2015 through February 14th, 2016.   Wausau Precipitation 6.27″ (3.47″ above normal) Snowfall  22.0″  (18.6″ below […]

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Brown Christmas Statistics

December 20, 2015 0 Comments
Brown Christmas Statistics

It is the number one question I have faced in the past few weeks….will we have a white Christmas?  Surely it is pretty rare not to have a white Christmas around the TV-9 viewing area.    In fact since 1885, only 11% of the years have not had at least 1 inch of snow on the […]

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2015 Hurricane Season Recap

December 6, 2015 0 Comments
2015 Hurricane Season Recap

El Nino giveth and taketh away in many regards, including the hurricane season.  Experts believe it was responsible for the record shattering busy season in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean and responsible for the fairly quiet season in the Atlantic Basin. Atlantic Season Summary 11 named storms (well below average). 4 hurricanes, 2 of […]

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A Very Warm Fall

December 1, 2015 0 Comments
A Very Warm Fall

In case you didn’t notice, this autumn was quite warm. Take a moment to think back to all of the pleasant days. How about that 72 degree day in early November. Just think about how long you were able to work in the yard, grow plants, and rake leaves, without having to bundle up much […]

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