Snowmelt Update July 2nd

July 2, 2014 0 Comments
Snowmelt Update July 2nd

There is still some snow left on Rib Mountain. Here is the picture Justin took this morning. The cooler temperatures for the next couple of days may just be enough to let the snow hang around until the 4th of July.

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June Recap

June 30, 2014 0 Comments
June Recap

  June seemed to cruise right on by us, didn’t it?  As far as weather in Wisconsin goes, I think the main thing people will remember is the frequency of showers and thunderstorms across the area.  For example in Wausau it rained at least a trace on 22 of 30 days in June.  We ended […]

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Snowmelt 2014 Update

June 28, 2014 0 Comments
Snowmelt 2014 Update

A quick update on the snowmelt contest. Our weather intern, Andrew, went up today and took a couple of pictures of the snow that’s left. We had 94 people enter predicting today as the day but there are still two piles of snow left. The more visible pile is almost gone but the second, larger […]

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Good News on Air Pollution in the U.S.

June 26, 2014 0 Comments
Good News on Air Pollution in the U.S.

    Millions of Americans are breathing a bit healthier air than they were a decade ago according to NASA.  After 10 years of monitoring airborne pollutants, the ozone monitoring instrument on NASA’s Aura Satellite shows that most major cities in the U.S. have shown a marked decrease in the levels of nitrogen dioxide.    Nitrogen […]

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Lightning Safety Awareness Week

June 23, 2014 0 Comments
Lightning Safety Awareness Week

    June 22 – 28, 2014 is Lightning Safety Awareness Week in the United States.  Lightning no doubt is one of the most spectacular looking atmospheric phenomenon.  Who doesn’t like to gaze upon the jagged bolts that cut through the sky.  With colors of white, blue, orange, and light purple depending on the time […]

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Update on Wisconsin’s First Tornadoes of This Season

June 17, 2014 0 Comments
Update on Wisconsin’s First Tornadoes of This Season

  This has been one of the latest starts of the tornado season for Wisconsin on record.  But finally the first four documented tornadoes of the 2014 season in Wisconsin came Monday night.  June historically is actually Wisconsin’s top tornado month.   So far the National Weather Service has identified two in the Platteville area, one in New Glarus […]

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Snowmelt 2014 Update

June 16, 2014 0 Comments
Snowmelt 2014 Update

Just a quick update for all of you following the snowmelt contest. I was up there today and took a picture of one of the remaining snowpiles – one of the bigger ones. It is still “big”. I suspect the final melt will be close to the record late melt of last year – June […]

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Heat Wave Lurking?

June 12, 2014 0 Comments
Heat Wave Lurking?

  We’ve had a few warm days in the 80s sprinkled in throughout the late spring and early summer season.  However we still haven’t had a full-blown heat wave with four or five consecutive days of upper 80s and 90s with high humidity just yet.  That could be changing before you know it.  There are […]

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Weather Forecast Critical in D-Day Invasion

June 9, 2014 0 Comments
Weather Forecast Critical in D-Day Invasion

    If you follow World War II history closely, you probably know that the weather leading up to June 6, 1944 in Europe and France was pretty stormy.  Frequent fronts had been coming through with heavy clouds, rain, wind, and fog.  This type of weather would have been horrible for launching the massive invasion […]

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Annual Greenhouse Gas Index

June 3, 2014 0 Comments
Annual Greenhouse Gas Index

    I recently saw an interesting discussion about a very accurate and useful greenhouse gas measurement index that NOAA and other climate researchers have used since 2004.  It is an index that combines the measured values of key greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).  It uses the values from […]

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