National Flood Safety Awareness Week

March 19, 2014 0 Comments
National Flood Safety Awareness Week

    March 16th – 22nd is National Flood Safety Awareness Week.  Certainly spring is a time that we in Wisconsin have to occasionally deal with flooding.  That could especially be a threat this year since we have so much moisture sitting on the ground yet in the snow pack.  Should a prolonged warm spell […]

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Record Cold Pace in March 2014

March 18, 2014 0 Comments
Record Cold Pace in March 2014

Time to revisit the topic of records for March. If you recall, there was some discussion flying around earlier this month about the Farmer’s Almanac predicting 30 inches of snow in March. I took a look at the claims in the blog. So far, the supposed Almanac forecast is not looking too accurate. Only 2.1 […]

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Extreme Rainfall Days Projected to Increase

March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Extreme Rainfall Days Projected to Increase

          People living in flash flood prone areas and insurance companies should pay extra attention to this.  Global warming is likely to produce more days with extreme precipitation events across portions of the U.S. according to numerous climate models.   The areas of the lower 48 likely to see the greatest increase […]

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New Jersey Considers Banning the Sale of Tesla

March 13, 2014 0 Comments
New Jersey Considers Banning the Sale of Tesla

As you know, I follow and report a lot of technological developments in order to demonstrate that -  no, the world might not burn up in a few decades due to anthropogenic global warming and – yes, we can continue to clean up pollution. There are a lot of great things going on, but once […]

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New Forecast Model Shows Lots of Promise

March 12, 2014 0 Comments
New Forecast Model Shows Lots of Promise

    Severe weather and small scale forecasting should take a nice leap forward later this year.  That is when NOAA will begin operationally using the High Resolution Rapid Refresh Model (known as HRRR).  This model has been in development for about five years, but really underwent rigorous testing and refining the past two years.   […]

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More Talking

March 11, 2014 0 Comments
More Talking

Since I have blogged so prolifically about anthropogenic global warming (AGW), just a few thoughts about last night’s climate talk-a-thon by U.S. Senators. Considering that the U.S. has dramatically cut carbon emissions in the past few years WITHOUT any national climate legislation, regulation, or taxation, perhaps there are better ways to deal with this potential […]

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El Nino Ennui

March 7, 2014 0 Comments
El Nino Ennui

When you saw the national media making a big deal about a possible El Nino later this year did you yawn? I did. At least figuratively. As a reader of the weather blog, I wouldn’t blame you for not showing too much excitement, because I covered this exact El Nino scenario already 3 months ago. […]

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This March Vs. Past Marchs’ Weather

March 6, 2014 0 Comments
This March Vs. Past Marchs’ Weather

    Well we have at least one day in the forecast (Monday) with highs projected in the 40s.  That is probably what most people are hoping for at a minimum when we get into March in Wisconsin.  So how cool or warm is our current March compared to those of the past five years.  To […]

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Lake Michigan Ice Coverage

March 4, 2014 0 Comments
Lake Michigan Ice Coverage

      You probably have heard that the Great Lakes are more covered with ice this winter than in a long, long time.  That certainly is true with Lake Superior reaching about 95% covered status a good month ago already.  A report from the National Weather Service and the Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab […]

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How Much Snow in March?

March 4, 2014 0 Comments
How Much Snow in March?

Maybe you are tired of hearing about all the records this year. If not, here is some more data for you to chew on. I can’t believe the number of people who are talking about “30 inches of snow in March”. Maybe you have caught wind of this? The prediction apparently comes from the Farmers […]

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