Top ten for 2016 – 10 through 7

December 28, 2016 0 Comments
Top ten for 2016 – 10 through 7

Check out yesterday’s blog entry for the honorable mentions in weather for 2016. Now on to numbers 10 through 7 on our year-end list of weather events. 10. A wet and warm March. After two very cold months of March in 2013 and 2014, it finally turned out a little better in 2015 and this […]

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Wettest Year on Record in La Crosse & Twin Cities

December 27, 2016 0 Comments
Wettest Year on Record in La Crosse & Twin Cities

    The precipitation really piled up in 2016 across the Upper Midwest at various times.  Here is more proof of that.  La Crosse, Wisconsin and the Twin Cities, Minnesota both had their all-time wettest year on record.  As you look over the information below provided by NOAA / National Weather Service, keep in mind […]

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Top Ten for 2016 – Honorable Mention

December 27, 2016 0 Comments
Top Ten for 2016 – Honorable Mention

When I think back upon the weather of 2016…nothing sticks out right away. Because there were no large tornadoes in the area and Wausau happened to miss out on almost every heavy rain event, it didn’t seem like that much “happened” (at my house). I guess that is the best type of weather year, one where […]

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Holiday Cheer for the Environment

December 23, 2016 0 Comments
Holiday Cheer for the Environment

News about abnormally warm conditions at the North Pole might be dominating the doom-and-gloom headlines lately, but there is a lot of good news as well. Let me share some of the latest developments surrounding clean energy to put you in a good mood for this Christmas weekend. Many people are worried that the world is […]

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Extreme Hipocrisy?

December 21, 2016 0 Comments
Extreme Hipocrisy?

I experienced an enormous sense of de-ja-vu a couple of weeks ago. There is a new movie about the potential dangers of “climate change”. It is called “Before the Flood“, but I will forgive you if you think the title could be “An Inconvenient Truth“. Before I begin an epic but not very unique rant about […]

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January Outlook

December 18, 2016 0 Comments
January Outlook

  January is rapidly approaching, like it or not!  Here are the latest clues we have from the Climate Prediction Center on how it may turn out. Temperature Outlook The CPC is projected warmer than normal conditions in about the southern one-fourth of the country, parts of New England, and western Alaska.  Meanwhile there are […]

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Tracking the change of glaciers in near real-time

December 13, 2016 0 Comments
Tracking the change of glaciers in near real-time

  When we look at still photos of glaciers and other ice sheets, they often seem still and stable.  Yet when viewed in a time sequence using satellite technology and computer software their changes are remarkable. A recent article from NASA highlights how ice can move in unique and surprising ways.    “With imagery and […]

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Snowy December So Far

December 11, 2016 0 Comments
Snowy December So Far

    Through Sunday evening December 11th Wausau has received about 10.7″ of snow in the month.  Normal for the whole month is 13.9″.  With almost two-thirds of the month to go, it is almost a sure bet we will be well above normal for snowfall this month.  In December of 2015, Wausau only had […]

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Focusing on the Good

December 8, 2016 0 Comments
Focusing on the Good

Negative “Armageddon” stories about the environment are a dime a dozen. A couple of weeks ago the World Wildlife Federation released their latest “Living Planet Report”. They have tracked some of the declines in some wildlife populations and species since 1970 and claim that, on average, numbers will have declined 67% percent by 2020. This seems […]

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Lake Levels Rebounding Nicely in Northern Wisconsin

December 4, 2016 0 Comments
Lake Levels Rebounding Nicely in Northern Wisconsin

  If you recall inland lake levels were very low 4 or 5 years ago across much of our region thanks to a series of dry years along with warm summers.  It made for eyesores along exposed shorelines and made access to the water difficult for quite a number of dock and pier owners.  Thankfully […]

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