Seasonal Items

November Outlook

November 6, 2013 0 Comments
November Outlook

    November for us in Wisconsin is another marker.  It announces that we are a step closer to full-blown winter.  Normal high temperatures in the Wausau area drop from the upper 40s at the start of the month to the lower 30s toward the end.  The normal low temperatures fall from around freezing at the […]

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Halloween Weather Over the Past Decade

October 28, 2013 0 Comments
Halloween Weather Over the Past Decade

    Halloween is one of those holidays where the weather can be all over the board.  Some are winterlike while others and mild and sunny.  It sure can make a big difference as to what the little trick or treaters wear as a costume.   I remember as a kid going through a couple of really miserable […]

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More Interesting Wisconsin Snowfall Statistics

October 22, 2013 0 Comments
More Interesting Wisconsin Snowfall Statistics

      Parts of northern Wisconsin have already picked up their first 1.0″ of snowfall the past few days.   Actually that is just about a week ahead of normal.  They typically get their first inch snowfall in Vilas County around October 24th to the first few days of November.   However the average date […]

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What Will the Winter Bring?

September 10, 2013 0 Comments
What Will the Winter Bring?

I can’t believe it has been almost a month since I posted a blog entry. Seeing as no one complained, maybe it isn’t a good use of my time. But I enjoy sharing the latest weather and science news, so here goes… The latest Farmer’s Almanac Winter prediction is out. A lot of people are talking […]

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Comparing the Current Cool Spell

July 25, 2013 0 Comments
Comparing the Current Cool Spell

          With temperatures projected to stay in the mid 60s on this final weekend of July it got me thinking just how unusual is this?  So I examined the temperatures over the past 5 years in July for Wausau.  Here is what I found. Year        Coolest July high temperature 2012         76 […]

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Early Summer 2012 vs. Early Summer 2013

July 4, 2013 0 Comments
Early Summer 2012 vs. Early Summer 2013

              Some people consider 4th of July kind of a mid-point of summer.  While that is not exactly true, it is a good spot to evaluate how the weather patterns have shaped up so far.   So I’ve pulled up some temperature data for the Wausau area to compare the […]

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Hardening the Infrastructure

May 21, 2013 0 Comments
Hardening the Infrastructure

Just a quick post this morning about the tornado devastation in Oklahoma. It reminds me of the discussion of SuperStorm Sandy. Check out this past post about SuperStorm risks, and this one about hardening infrastructure against violent storms. The cities in Oklahoma that were struck by the tornado could have used buried power lines. Stronger […]

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Remaining Frost Threat

May 19, 2013 0 Comments

This post is for all the gardeners and farmers out there who are at the cusp of planting frost-sensitive plants such as corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons, etc… A good rule of thumb is to wait until after Memorial Day weekend. If there is frost after that point, there is nothing you can do except […]

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Fire and Ice

May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Fire and Ice

        The pattern of extreme changes continues this spring.  Perhaps you heard about the huge ice shoves this past weekend that pushed mega piles of ice off Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota.  Homes and property on the southeast shore were damaged heavily as 35 mph northwesterly winds piled the floating up onto […]

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Counting Pollen

April 29, 2013 0 Comments
Counting Pollen

        After a string of warmer than normal days, the tree pollen is going up fast.  In fact we got word Monday from the Marshfield Clinic-Wausau Center that tree pollen was measured at a level of over 300, which puts it in the high category.  So if you have red, itchy eyes, […]

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