Snow Totals

How Has Snowfall Stacked Up So Far This Season?

December 18, 2013 0 Comments
How Has Snowfall Stacked Up So Far This Season?

          With so many days in the past three weeks with at least a little snow falling I thought you would appreciate a summary of snowfall statistics so far this early winter season.  In the big picture snowfall has been a bit above normal so far this season.  We have accumulated […]

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Amazing Weather This Spring

May 3, 2013 0 Comments
Amazing Weather This Spring

We don’t get to the use the word “historic” or the words “all-time” very often, but it has happened a couple of times in the last 2 years. First it was the “all-time” warmest March for the state of Wisconsin (and most cities in the state) last year. This year it is just the opposite. […]

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Is the weather hurting our duck population?

July 8, 2012 0 Comments
Is the weather hurting our duck population?

Untypical weather conditions in Wisconsin for the past few months have not significantly impacted the waterfowl population, according to a new report released by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  “Overall, wetland numbers this spring were down but in Wisconsin our abundant permanent water contained in 15,000 lakes reduces the impact of dry conditions on […]

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How Long Will the Snow Last?

April 20, 2012 5 Comments
How Long Will the Snow Last?

I asked a couple of days ago about June snow in Wisconsin and I am surprised no one had a story to share. Ray did bring up some old winter folklore which I have heard as well – that the “snow drifts were up to the top of the telephone poles” – and “every winter it got down […]

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Big Snow Means Big Fun

March 2, 2012 0 Comments
Big Snow Means Big Fun

“White Gold” fell in the northwoods this week. It was the biggest snow (other than lake effect snow) I can remember in the last 15 years for not only the northwoods but for the entire viewing area. In fact, it was in March of 1997 (15 years ago) that we had over 20 inches of snow in parts of […]

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February 29th Snow Totals

February 29, 2012 0 Comments
February 29th Snow Totals

The biggest storm of the Winter season is not over yet but it is not too early to do a preliminary post-mortem on the storm and forecast. As expected the two big wild cards in the forecast were the line between rain and snow (where would it be?) and whether or not there would be […]

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February Snow Statistics

February 20, 2012 0 Comments
February Snow Statistics

    Through Monday, we’ve only accumulated about 2.5″ of snow for the month of February in the Wausau area.  That makes sense when you see all the brown, bare ground patches that have opened up.   The normal amount for the entire month is 9.2″.  Given that we have a fairly active pattern shaping up through […]

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Visually comparing this winter to last

February 18, 2012 0 Comments
Visually comparing this winter to last

Aside from a handful of short cold snaps and brief bouts of a few inches of snow at a time, this winter has proven to be fairly tame.  Especially when compared with last year’s winter that provided much of the United States with considerable snowfall.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has just released […]

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Is This One of Our Least Snowy Winters?

January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Is This One of Our Least Snowy Winters?

          There is a lot of brown ground across Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest for so deep into the winter season.  The mild winter so far has to be one of the main topics of conversation no matter where I go!   Here are some statistics to get a better perspective on […]

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Current Snow Depth

December 5, 2011 0 Comments
Current Snow Depth

The healthy wet snow event Saturday evening definitely went a long way in getting the turf covered and white in a good chunk of the Upper Midwest.  Of course it is still not enough in most areas for things like skiing and snowmobiling but you have to start somewhere, right?   The weekend storm put down […]

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