September Outlook

August 25, 2014 0 Comments
September Outlook

It’s hard to believe September is almost upon us.  Typically September is the gateway from summer to autumn here in Wisconsin.   We normally have a good number of warm and sunny days, days with thunderstorms, days with fog and cool steady rain, and some windy days as well.  It is not uncommon to have our […]

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Too much economic “growth”

August 22, 2014 4 Comments
Too much economic “growth”

I have made it a point in the past to lay the blame on water woes in the western U.S. most squarely upon human shoulders. Some scientists and commentators have at times tried to refocus the blame toward anthropogenic global warming (AGW). While this might become more of an issue in the future, we shouldn’t […]

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El Nino or Not

August 20, 2014 0 Comments
El Nino or Not

Earlier this year there were quite a few people who thought that the extreme cold Winter would be followed by hot Summer. This theme is probably popular because people inherently know that the weather tends to even out over time. This year, the weather did not exactly even out. The Summer has not been “Hot”. […]

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Late Season Tornado Stats

August 17, 2014 0 Comments
Late Season Tornado Stats

  As you may know, we have had no documented tornado touchdowns in the TV-9 viewing area (basically central and north central Wisconsin area) this season up through August 17th.  There have been a few weak funnel clouds.  August is still considered prime tornado season in Wisconsin.  There have been dozens of damaging tornadoes to […]

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peak

August 11, 2014 0 Comments
Perseid Meteor Shower Peak

  Hey be sure to take advantage of the fairly clear skies Tuesday night and Wednesday night and go looking for the Perseid meteor showers which are expected to be at their maximum August 12th and 13th.  It is possible that up to 100 meteors will be visible per second in some locations.  The greatest […]

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Tracking Lake Erie’s Algae Bloom

August 5, 2014 0 Comments
Tracking Lake Erie’s Algae Bloom

  As you know a large and harmful algae bloom has contaminated drinking water to parts of northwest Ohio recently.  Scientists have relied heavily on satellite images to determine the scope of the algae and how it is moving and changing.  However visible satellite imagery doesn’t show near surface conditions very well when it is […]

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July 2014, A little deja-vu

August 4, 2014 0 Comments
July 2014, A little deja-vu

What do you remember about July of 2014? Perhaps it was remarkable how the weather stayed a bit on the cool and pleasant side. There were hardly any days with high heat or humidity. Partly because of the cooler trend, there was not much in the way of severe weather. The rash of warnings that […]

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Tropical Storm Bertha Update

August 3, 2014 0 Comments
Tropical Storm Bertha Update

  It has been a rather quiet Atlantic Hurricane season so far.  Things are revving up a bit, but it basically looks like a near miss for the U.S. East Coast.  Tropical Storm Bertha was near the Bahamas Sunday evening. Some wind shear on its north and west flanks has kept it from strengthening too […]

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Cool, Unsettled End to July

July 28, 2014 0 Comments
Cool, Unsettled End to July

  It looks like July will end much like most of the days over the month with below normal temperatures and a fair amount of cloud cover here in the Upper Midwest.  In fact there will likely be scattered showers at times right through Friday.  This is in contrast to what is often a very […]

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Impending Drought?

July 24, 2014 0 Comments
Impending Drought?

Sorry if I seem a little pensive lately, perhaps not as energetic, or not smiling as much as usual. I have analyzed the forecast and I don’t like it. For most of this Summer, people who rely upon the weather for their livelihood were complaining about too much rain. It wasn’t so much that we […]

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