Powerful Blizzard to Slam the Northeast

January 25, 2015 0 Comments
Powerful Blizzard to Slam the Northeast

We have had a lack of impressive snowstorms around Wisconsin this winter season. From a science perspective it will be intriguing to watch a potentially record-breaking storm take shape over coastal New England Monday into Tuesday.  Blizzard warnings are posted from New Jersey up through coastal Maine where as much as 12 to 24 inches […]

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More on the Latest Long Range Outlooks

January 21, 2015 0 Comments
More on the Latest Long Range Outlooks

Tony mentioned the February outlook yesterday in the weather blog and pointed out that our area of the country has equal chances of being below normal, normal, or above normal on both precipitation and temperature. If I had to stick my neck out on a long-term forecast for February, I would predict another month where […]

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February Outlook

January 20, 2015 0 Comments
February Outlook

  We are just marching through the winter season aren’t we?  The Climate Prediction Center is projecting a fairly normal February for Wisconsin as far as I can tell.  They have equal chances of being cooler than normal, normal, and warmer than normal.  Also they have equal chances of below normal precipitation, normal precipitation, and […]

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Disappointed in Google

January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Disappointed in Google

I am not sure if there is another company that has gone more out of their way to promote and develop renewable energy than Google. Sure, there are companies that actually make wind turbines and solar panels, but they are specifically in those businesses to turn a profit. Google invested in alternative energy because they […]

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2014 Confirmed As Warmest Year on Record

January 18, 2015 0 Comments
2014 Confirmed As Warmest Year on Record

  According to NOAA, 2014 was Earth’s warmest year since thorough records began in 1880.  The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean was 1.24 degrees F above the 20th century average.  This beats out 2005 and 2010 by .07 degrees F.  As it turns out, December 2014 was also the warmest December on record […]

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Barely El Nino

January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Barely El Nino

The latest ENSO diagnostic discussion was issued a few days ago and there hasn’t been much change since the last update back in early December. You can think of El Nino as being “barely there”. The ocean surface temps reflect a weak El Nino but the atmosphere has not reflected the usual changes in rain […]

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Current Ice Cover on Great Lakes

January 13, 2015 0 Comments
Current Ice Cover on Great Lakes

  Well it has been plenty cold enough the last few weeks to make ice on the Great Lakes but we are certainly on a much slower pace than last winter.  That is because we had such a mild December in 2014, while December 2013 was very frigid in the Great Lakes region.  According to […]

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Biggest U.S. Weather Disasters of 2014

January 11, 2015 0 Comments
Biggest U.S. Weather Disasters of 2014

  According to the National Climatic Data Center there were eight weather disasters in the U.S. in 2014 that caused at least one billion dollars worth of damage.    They included a drought event, a flooding event, 5 severe thunderstorm / tornado events, and a winter storm event. Overall, these events resulted in the deaths of […]

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“Peak Car” Has Passed

January 9, 2015 0 Comments
“Peak Car” Has Passed

I often mention how you should check in on the weather blog often because of all the great weather information but also because I try to keep track of major technology, science, and energy trends. One such trend that has been many years in the making and something you would already be aware of (if […]

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January Cold Spell Perspective

January 6, 2015 0 Comments
January Cold Spell Perspective

  You would think the forecast high of -7 in Wausau on Wednesday January 7th would be a record cold high for the date.  Actually though the record cold high is -14 from 1912.  Now that would be truly horrendous.  I don’t know if it was windy on that date back in 1912 but that […]

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