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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New Satellite Images (from GOES-16)

January 29, 2017 0 Comments
New Satellite Images (from GOES-16)

  It’s good to know forecasters will soon have a new weapon in their arsenal to tackle tough weather situations, GOES-16.  The images just started coming in for testing from this new satellite and they look spectacular!  In May of 2017, NOAA will announce the permanent location of GOES-16 (either GOES-E or GOES-W).  It should be […]

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February Outlook

January 22, 2017 0 Comments
February Outlook

  We are just buzzing through this winter aren’t we?  So it is time to look ahead a bit to February. The Climate Prediction Center indicates that there is an equal chance of above, below, and normal temperatures in Wisconsin and a good part of the country.    Meanwhile they suggest it should be warmer […]

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Latest Snow Cover Across the Country

January 18, 2017 0 Comments
Latest Snow Cover Across the Country

  The snow pack in Wisconsin just took a bit of a hit with the rain / freezing rain storm this week along with warm sunshine Wednesday.  But in general we still have a decent amount on the ground at least over the northern half of the state where 10 to 18 inches of snow […]

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Flooding & Growing Again

January 17, 2017 0 Comments
Flooding & Growing Again

If you have been following the weather recently, you have probably heard news and seen some amazing sights coming out of California. Since the middle of December, there are many places in Northern California that have received between 7 and 15 inches of rain – essentially 6 months worth of rain in a little over a […]

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Fantastic Environmental News

January 13, 2017 1 Comment
Fantastic Environmental News

I have to admit, maybe most people will not celebrate the news as much as me, but I think it is fantastic anyway. Americans are having fewer kids (and spending more money on pets). Some demographers noticed the trend after the great recession of 2008. It continues through today. More people are delaying or foregoing […]

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Tuesday’s storm packed a punch!

January 10, 2017 0 Comments
Tuesday’s storm packed a punch!

    Wausau had a two-day snow total (Monday – Tuesday) of 9.8″.  The official amount that fell Tuesday was 8.4″ breaking the old daily record for January 10th of 5.6″ from 1924. Eau Claire also had a daily snowfall record on the 10th smashing the old record of 4.6″ from 1976. Meanwhile in the warm […]

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Tornado Fatalities Hits 30 Year Low

January 5, 2017 0 Comments
Tornado Fatalities Hits 30 Year Low

In a year filled with negativity, there were some positives in the severe weather department in regards to tornadoes. The United States saw the fewest number of tornado fatalities in 30 years, with only 17 deaths. On average, the United States sees 1,253 tornadoes each year that result in 73 fatalities, and preliminary reports suggest the […]

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Head to Michigan if you like fresh powder

January 4, 2017 0 Comments
Head to Michigan if you like fresh powder

  The current persistent flow of bitterly cold air over the relatively warmer waters of Lake Superior and Michigan will provide plentiful lake effect snow to our neighbors to the north and east.  They are looking a solid 5 day event with parts of Upper Michigan expected to receive at least 2 feet of snow. […]

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2016 By The Numbers

January 3, 2017 0 Comments
2016 By The Numbers

Before I delve into a numerical summary of the year that was, I need to talk a little about December, since it did end up rather notable. Check Tony’s blog post from yesterday for another summary of December. The most notable aspect of December is that is was the only coldest month of the year […]

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