Halloween Weather Stats

October 29, 2017 0 Comments
Halloween Weather Stats

  Halloween falls at a time of the year when the weather can be quite pleasant, or really rotten.  We really are teetering between winter and fall so it can go haywire for sure.  By the way the average temperatures for the Wausau area on Halloween include a low of 31 F and a high […]

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Green Bay Radar Down for Maintenance

October 23, 2017 0 Comments
Green Bay Radar Down for Maintenance

  If you want to keep your car or computer running smoothly with less breakdowns they have to spend some time in repair and upgrade once in a while.   The same goes for weather radar!  To that end, we won’t have use of the National Weather Service’s Doppler radar (WSR-88D) in Green Bay from October 23rd […]

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Summer 2017 Recap

October 18, 2017 0 Comments
Summer 2017 Recap

We’re almost a week into climatological fall and with the chill in the air today it definitely feels like it. In fact, temperatures were on the cool side much of the month of August. The average high was 73.9°F, which is almost 4 degrees cooler than normal. Even our nights were, on average, two degrees […]

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How Do Satellites Stay in Orbit?

October 16, 2017 0 Comments
How Do Satellites Stay in Orbit?

  One of the most common questions people ask NOAA about satellites is this;  Why don’t satellites fall out of the sky?  A second frequent question is why don’t satellites crash with each other? Below is an interesting and thorough explanation given by National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS).  It is a division […]

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Precipitation Totals So Far This Year

October 8, 2017 0 Comments
Precipitation Totals So Far This Year

  With the big two-inch drenching we had in our region on October 6th-7th, we are running well above normal for precipitation in most of the TV-9 area for 2017.  The runoff produced a robust flow of water on the Wisconsin River north of Merrill at the Grandfather Falls Dam.  Photo courtesy of John Runde. […]

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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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Misguided Engineering

September 27, 2017 0 Comments
Misguided Engineering

I am a big fan of technological progress. Sure, I have always been drawn to science and math, but the main reason I would like to see technological progress continue is so that we can cure diseases and perhaps even rejuvenate the human body in the not-too-distant future. Other people would like to travel to […]

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October Outlook

September 25, 2017 0 Comments
October Outlook

  Even though October will be no doubt be cooler than this recent spell of summer-like weather, the Climate Prediction Center indicates it still could be fairly mild. CPC is forecasting above normal temperatures in Wisconsin and much of the northern United States.  They have the greatest odds of being warmer than normal back across […]

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Summerlike as we approach the Fall Equinox

September 17, 2017 0 Comments
Summerlike as we approach the Fall Equinox

  Even though astronomical fall arrives Friday, September 22nd, it will likely feel more like August given the expected weather patterns.  Temperatures could be soaring 10 to 12 degrees above normal with muggy dew points in the 60s at times as well.   As you will notice in the 6-10 day temperature map from Climate […]

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