Self-driving car accidents

May 15, 2015 0 Comments
Self-driving car accidents

Whether we like it or not, self-driving vehicles will arrive. If you don’t like the idea, just consider that most trains and airplanes are already highly automated. Having a fleet of self-driving cars roaming around the city will be like having a cheap taxi always at your disposal. More personal than a bus and more […]

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NASA’s New Soil Moisture Mapping Tool

May 11, 2015 0 Comments
NASA’s New Soil Moisture Mapping Tool

With so many concerns worldwide of drought, fires, floods, and available groundwater NASA has some good timing with the unveiling of one of its newest tools.  It is esentially a specialized radar instrument that came on line in January 2015 that can measure the amount of water in the soil worldwide.  Below is an exerpt […]

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May Outlook

May 6, 2015 0 Comments
May Outlook

  Of course May has started on a warm note around Wisconsin but will that continue for the remainder of the month?  According to the Climate Prediction Center it just may (pardon the wording).  The CPC is projecting above normal temperatures from Wisconsin and Illinois east to the East Coast.  It is also supposed to […]

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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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Last Spring Frost Dates

April 29, 2015 0 Comments
Last Spring Frost Dates

  With the mild and sunny weather this spring so far, many gardeners have started planting.  Now they are wondering if frost will sneak in and damage  their plants?  There is really no way to know for sure what low temperature we might  have on any particular night two or three weeks from now.    Well […]

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Tracking a Smoke Plume Using Weather Tools

April 26, 2015 0 Comments
Tracking a Smoke Plume Using Weather Tools

On April 23rd a large smoke plume was located over the Horicon Marsh in northern Dodge County, Wisconsin.  It was part of a prescribed burn for habitat management.  It was clearly visible with the human eye some 40 plus miles away.  It gave the National Weather Service in Sullivan a chance to track it on […]

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Extraordinary Views of Earth

April 22, 2015 0 Comments
Extraordinary Views of Earth

  Fitting for Earth Day I thought you might enjoy seeing some great photos and satellite images of the earth courtesy of NASA.  It is amazing how many different colors, shapes, and grand artistic designs are wrapped up in the views when looking down upon our lively planet.  Whether it be blue tropical waters or  […]

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Final Snowflakes of the Season?

April 19, 2015 0 Comments
Final Snowflakes of the Season?

After the mild nine-day stretch we just had in our area with highs in the 60s and 70s it is hard to think snow again no doubt.  But that is exactly what we have in the forecast from Monday night through Wednesday thanks to a strong storm that will anchor itself in southern Canada and […]

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Tornado & Severe Weather Safety Week

April 12, 2015 0 Comments
Tornado & Severe Weather Safety Week

Hopefully you have heard already that April 13 – 17, 2015 is Tornado and Severe Weather Safety Week in Wisconsin.  I think we all have been impacted by dangerous storms or tornadoes.  Perhaps a tornado has never directly hit your house, but maybe you have a relative, friend, or neighbor who has gone through that.  […]

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Severe Weather in Middle of Nation Wed. – Thur.

April 7, 2015 0 Comments
Severe Weather in Middle of Nation Wed. – Thur.

  While some thunderstorms hit southwest Wisconsin around La Crosse Tuesday afternoon with small hail and lightning, a much greater risk of damaging thunderstorms will occur Wednesday and Thursday.  A potent low pressure system taking shape toward Kansas will push warm and humid air north and interact with a warm front east of it and […]

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