Snowmelt 2010

Snowmelt Getting Closer

May 25, 2010 0 Comments
Snowmelt Getting Closer

All I have time for today is a short blog entry about the 2010 snowmelt contest. I got up-close-and-personal with one of the remaining snowpiles yesterday and found that it is not as big as last year and that the warm weather is melting it fast. I think we could have a May winner this […]

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The Good and Bad News

May 24, 2010 0 Comments
The Good and Bad News

Taking a look at Kristen’s blog post from yesterdayyou will find a list of 2 record high temps that were tied on Sunday and the list of potential records in Northcentral Wisconsin today. Not only is there a potential high temperature here in Wausau today, we most likely will break the record for the warmest […]

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Drought Monitor

May 20, 2010 0 Comments
Drought Monitor

With apologies to everyone that might be tired of me blogging about the drought, this is the time of week for the latest US Drought Monitor. Not a lot has changed in Wisconsin since last week except the disturbing development of “extreme drought” in the far northeastern corner of the state. What makes it hit […]

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Snowmelt 2010 Update

May 17, 2010 0 Comments
Snowmelt 2010 Update

The time is drawing near. Soon, 5 people will be going on a shopping spree at one of the 22 R-StoresĀ in Northcentral Wisconsin. Why? Because the snowmelt contest is getting close to the end. This morning, I could not see any snow with our zoomed-in skycam view. However, I did drive out there this past […]

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Drought and Space News

May 14, 2010 0 Comments
Drought and Space News

Time for a look at this week’s US Drought Monitor. Overall, there was not much change in the country or individual states, including Wisconsin. The dry areas remained relatively dry while the wet areas got wetter – including Wisconsin. That is the strange part about watching the recent weather pattern – the heavier rain keeps […]

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Fishing and Trees

April 30, 2010 0 Comments
Fishing and Trees

First off, today is Arbor Day and in recognition, how about a nice article from the U.S. Forest Service about the benefits of large urban trees. I have some very large trees in my backyard. As far as I can tell, they are the largest (and maybe the oldest) pine trees in all of Wausau. […]

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Spring Rain (hit-or-miss)

April 26, 2010 0 Comments
Spring Rain (hit-or-miss)

Since this is the last week to enter the snowmelt contest I want to mention it a couple more times in the blog. The deadline is midnight onĀ April 30th (Friday night). You can submit your guess here. You can do it today, or maybe wait until Friday. I have one of our skycams zoomed in […]

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Big Meteor, Snowmelt 2010

April 15, 2010 0 Comments
Big Meteor, Snowmelt 2010

What was that in the sky last night?! Many viewers who were awake last night shortly after 10pm, saw a glowing streak moving through the sky from north to south. It was also seen in southern Wisconsin and Illinois. What was most likely a large meteor eventually disintegrated in an explosion and flash of light. […]

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