Seasonal Items

October Outlook

September 25, 2017 0 Comments
October Outlook

  Even though October will be no doubt be cooler than this recent spell of summer-like weather, the Climate Prediction Center indicates it still could be fairly mild. CPC is forecasting above normal temperatures in Wisconsin and much of the northern United States.  They have the greatest odds of being warmer than normal back across […]

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How the weather affects fall colors

September 14, 2017 0 Comments
How the weather affects fall colors

Fall color is starting to pop around North Central Wisconsin and has really picked up in the last two weeks. In fact, our weather conditions have been great for developing vibrant fall colors. There are three factors that determine fall colors: leaf pigments, the length of the night, and the weather. The amount and intensity of colors […]

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Lake Temperatures Are Fairly Warm

July 30, 2017 0 Comments
Lake Temperatures Are Fairly Warm

  Perhaps you have a trip planned to one of the Great Lakes in upcoming days.  We are nearing the seasonal peak in water temperatures on the Great Lakes.  As you can see in the July 29th image from NOAA, even Lake Superior water surface temperatures are reasonable.  The water is as warm as 66 degrees […]

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July 4th Weather Stats and Preview

June 25, 2017 0 Comments
July 4th Weather Stats and Preview

  I can hardly believe we are racing up toward July 4th.  How about you?  When I was a kid July 4th always felt like the midpoint of summer.  Of course back then we got out of school like around the 25th of May already.   This year, with the crazy frequent rainfall and cloud […]

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Spring Recap and A Look Ahead to Summer

June 8, 2017 0 Comments
Spring Recap and A Look Ahead to Summer

We’re 8 days into the month of June, which means we are officially in Meteorological (Climatological) Summer! While the first eight days of the month have been on the warmer side, that wasn’t the case during the Spring. Meteorological Spring runs from March 1st through May 31st, and we started out the season on the […]

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Current Water Temperatures

June 4, 2017 0 Comments
Current Water Temperatures

  Many inland lakes in Wisconsin have now warmed into the 60s to low 70s F as of this first weekend in June.  They probably gained several degrees with the blazing sun and highs in the 80s this weekend.  That is probably not warm enough for your liking if you want to be comfortable swimming […]

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Late Start in Getting to 80 Degrees

May 31, 2017 1 Comment
Late Start in Getting to 80 Degrees

  We came awfully close!  We had a high of 79 degrees at the Wausau Downtown Airport on May 16th.  That by the way is the same day of the destructive Barron and Rusk County tornado.  Anyway we are still waiting for our first official high of 80 degrees in Wausau for 2017.  So how […]

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Sunniest Cities on Earth

May 24, 2017 0 Comments
Sunniest Cities on Earth

    After enduring a rather cloudy and dreary May in Wisconsin, perhaps you are wondering how nice it must be to live in a sunnier climate?  According to data from the World Meteorological Organization, the world average for sunshine is 2334 hours per year (based on 1961-1990 reference).  That amounts to an average of […]

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Wisconsin Crop / Field Report- April 3rd

April 3, 2017 0 Comments
Wisconsin Crop / Field Report- April 3rd

  According to reports from farmers compiled by the USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service Wisconsin needs some sustained sunshine and warmth to get field work rolling.  Over 30% of the farmers reported surplus soil moisture and that was before the rain that was hitting much of the state Monday.  Field conditions by and large are […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Weather Stats

March 15, 2017 0 Comments
St. Patrick’s Day Weather Stats

  So the normal temperatures for March 17th in the Wausau area are a low of 21 F and a high of 40 F.  You might wonder how recent versions of this holiday have stacked up compared to that benchmark?   Well as you will see, there can be some huge differences from year to […]

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