Seasonal Items

Thanksgiving Weather in Recent Years

November 24, 2015 0 Comments
Thanksgiving Weather in Recent Years

As you are sitting in your warm dining room this Thanksgiving enjoying the comforts of food, family, and friends…be thankful for the shelter of the roof over your head.  That is especially true as Thanksgiving 2015 will probably go down as the wettest of the past five in Wisconsin with some areas expected to get […]

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Wet Week for Middle of the Nation

November 15, 2015 0 Comments
Wet Week for Middle of the Nation

One thing that has been a bit surprising so far this November is how wet the storms have been even in our part of the country.  Typically during a strong El Nino we have less than normal precipitation in Wisconsin.  We have had .84 inches of rain in Wausau so far this month through the […]

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75th Anniversary of Armistice Day Storm

November 9, 2015 0 Comments
75th Anniversary of Armistice Day Storm

November 11th, 1940 turned out to be a very sad day in weather history across the Upper Midwest.  A freakish storm system killed 154 people, thousands of cattle, and millions of turkeys from Iowa and Minnesota into Wisconsin. This was a classic autumn low pressure system that developed in the Southern Plains then rapidly deepened […]

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Not Like Last November!

November 2, 2015 0 Comments
Not Like Last November!

Over a foot and a half of snow, our third snowiest November on record in Wausau.  It also was about 8 degrees below normal, our third coldest November on record.  That is what we were dealing with in November 2014 around much of Wisconsin.  Do you remember!  The first punch of real accumulating snow roared […]

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September Rain Totals Getting Big

September 16, 2015 0 Comments
September Rain Totals Getting Big

Through September 16th Wausau already had received 4.37″, which is about one-half inch more than the average amount for the whole month.  We have the potential for some solid rain amounts again Thursday as a cold front pushes into the humid air in place.  It would not surprise me if we end up with an […]

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Precipitation Season / Year So Far

August 30, 2015 0 Comments
Precipitation Season / Year So Far

  One item you will take away from this post by the time you get to the end is that 2015 is turning out quite a bit drier than 2014 around central and northern Wisconsin.   Here are the precipitation statistics up through August 30th in Wausau. August  3.62″ (.41″ below normal)   Last year 7.05″ […]

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Trends After El Nino

August 27, 2015 0 Comments
Trends After El Nino

Following up on the master El Nino guide for 2015-2016, I would like to share my biggest concern. I don’t have a “horse in the race” when it comes to whether or not the winter is mild or snowy. I generally deal with the bitter cold fairly well and I enjoy the snowy scenery. Milder […]

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July 2015 U.S. Climate Recap

August 12, 2015 0 Comments
July 2015 U.S. Climate Recap

The July contiguous U.S. average temperature was 73.9°F, 0.2°F above the 20th century average and ranked near the middle in the 121-year period of record.  That certainly doesn’t mean every state had near normal temperatures.   It was much warmer than normal from northern California to Washington State for example.  It was somewhat cooler than normal […]

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2015 Precipitation So Far

May 25, 2015 0 Comments
2015 Precipitation So Far

Well we are just coming off of our wettest 24 hours of May so far in the Wausau area with over an inch of rainfall.  For the month now we are sitting at 2.95″ through the afternoon of the 25th.  That is 0.22″ above normal to this point in the month.  Last May to this […]

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April Weather Recap

May 3, 2015 0 Comments
April Weather Recap

  Well April 2015 is history and for Wisconsin it was generally fairly mild.  In Wausau the average high temperature was 57.3 degrees which is 2.5 degrees above normal.  The average low temperature in Wausau was 34.4 degrees which is 1.1 degree above normal.  The coldest temperature at the Wausau Downtown Airport was 24 degrees […]

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