Winter Weather

New weather stations hope to improve lake-effect snow forecasting

November 22, 2017 0 Comments
New weather stations hope to improve lake-effect snow forecasting

Just like most weather events, forecasting lake-effect snow isn’t a perfect science. Growing up in Kenosha, there were many times where we were expecting 2-4″ of lake-effect snow and wound up with 10″+. Folks up north in the Lake Superior snowbelt have probably experienced this multiple times as well. Lake-effect snow forecasts have continued to […]

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November 19, 2017 0 Comments

  Do you love snow?  Do you love measuring how much has fallen at your house?  Are you available most of the time when it is snowing, such that you could take multiple measurements a day in necessary?  If you answered yes to these questions, you would be the perfect candidate to be an official […]

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End to the 2017 First Snowfall Contest

November 3, 2017 0 Comments
End to the 2017 First Snowfall Contest

Wausau officially picked up 1.5″ of snow this past Wednesday, making November 1st the winning date for our First Snowfall Contest! Of over 1,500 people that entered, only 15 guessed the correct date. Our winners are: Allison Ullenbrauck Darryl Oelke Loralee Geier Rhonda Cummings Lorri Vandre Jim Szmania Richard Wolfrath Chelsea Rindfleisch David Dreger Meegan […]

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Winter Weather Safety Talks Upcoming

October 31, 2017 0 Comments
Winter Weather Safety Talks Upcoming

  If winter weather catches you by surprise or it scares you, take notice.  There are some very helpful winter weather safety sessions in November in the TV-9 area thanks to the National Weather Service.  See how to best prepare for all winter hazards. Here are more details as per the National Weather Service. The NWS is presenting “Winter […]

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Wausau’s Biggest October Snow Records

October 3, 2017 0 Comments
Wausau’s Biggest October Snow Records

  It is not uncommon to get at least a few snow showers on a couple of days each October in north central Wisconsin.  After all, we average just over 1 inch of snow in Wausau for October. However, there have been several significant October snowfalls in Wausau over the years. 9.8″   October 10th, 1990 […]

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The First Snowfall Contest Has Begun!

September 28, 2017 11 Comments
The First Snowfall Contest Has Begun!

***Please do not enter your guess in the blog. You must enter on our contest page: http://www.waow.com/category/233182/contests-on-waow ****   The warm and humid weather has finally left the state, and by the end of this week we’ll likely have our first frost in Wausau (Friday night), and possibly even a freeze in spots in the Northwoods. […]

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Wet and Warm Winter Comes to an End

March 1, 2017 1 Comment
Wet and Warm Winter Comes to an End

It’s March 1st, which means today is officially the first day of Meteorological Spring, and it is coming in like a lion with this moderate snow. Some of you may be happy about this, giving the lack of snow throughout February, but we did see our fair share of snow this winter. Our forecast from […]

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Record Warmth Coming to an End as Winter Makes Its Return

February 20, 2017 0 Comments
Record Warmth Coming to an End as Winter Makes Its Return

We all knew this warm stretch of weather was too good to be true. Many of us caught Spring Fever over the weekend as temperatures soared into the 50s to low 60s, setting record highs in Wausau on both Friday and Sunday, of 53° and 57° respectively. Many locations around Wisconsin also set record highs on […]

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Dry February could suddenly turn wet

February 19, 2017 0 Comments
Dry February could suddenly turn wet

Through February 19th, the Wausau area has only received .08 inches of precipitation for the month.  The normal for all of February is .92 inches.  All of a sudden several significant weather systems are lining up that will likely put us well above normal precipitation for the month. The first is a cold front pushing […]

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January 2017 Recap

February 3, 2017 0 Comments
January 2017 Recap

January was a tale of two halves, with the first half being very cold and snowy, and the second half full of clouds and warmer temperatures. Within the first few days of the year an arctic cold front moved through, bringing us our first real cold snap of the winter season. From the 4th through […]

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