September Outlook

August 23, 2016 0 Comments
September Outlook

  September 1st is the start of meteorological fall.  Astronomical fall also starts on September 22nd.  Either way you look at it, it starts to cool off in September in Wisconsin and we have less and less daylight. So how are the overall patterns shaping up for September?  The Climate Prediction Center suggests warmer than […]

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Louisiana flood, severe storms Friday, cooler pattern

August 15, 2016 0 Comments
Louisiana flood, severe storms Friday, cooler pattern

      It’s hard to imagine how much rain hit Louisiana and southern Mississippi recently.  NASA satellites paint a very clear picture for us though with their rainfall estimation capability.  Check out the satellite estimate from August 8-15 in that area.  It shows widespread 20 inch amounts in much of southern Louisiana with even […]

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Start of a Flash Flood Event

August 10, 2016 0 Comments
Start of a Flash Flood Event

  One round of storms and heavy rain moved through Minnesota Wednesday morning, now another was blossoming in the same very area Wednesday evening.  Take a look at the radar image from Duluth just after 5:30 p.m.     Widespread moderate to strong storms were covering the area from northwest of St. Cloud to north […]

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Get with the program!

August 10, 2016 0 Comments
Get with the program!

I bought an electric lawnmower. I wasn’t planning on it, but I have tried to use new and used gas mowers (4 push mowers and 2 riding lawnmowers) over the last couple of years and every single one of them has broken down! I had to give up on gas mowers. Now that I have […]

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Nothing New Here

August 8, 2016 0 Comments
Nothing New Here

Add George Monibot’s name to a list that includes Bjorn Lomborg, Patrick Moore, and many others. What do they all have in common? They have all delved into the science of “green” activism and found it severely lacking. Patrick Moore was a co-founder of Greenpeace, but left when he felt the organization was no longer […]

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Great Lakes Water Temperatures

August 7, 2016 0 Comments
Great Lakes Water Temperatures

  It’s fun in the winter to look at how much of the Great Lakes surface area is covered by ice and likewise it’s fun at this time of the year to see how warm the water has gotten as well.   Maybe some of you have first hand experience with the Great Lakes water […]

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Getting better or worse?

August 4, 2016 0 Comments
Getting better or worse?

Another year and more anthropogenic global warming (AGW) fears. This article recounts many of the climate-change-driven-records of 2015. I was more interested to see that an arctic mission to hype AGW got stuck in the ice. Great irony…and it is not the first time an expedition set out to qualitatively prove how much ice the […]

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July 2016 Recap

July 31, 2016 0 Comments
July 2016 Recap

  You could say it was a July with frequent changes from clusters of wet and very humid days to sunny and comfortable days.  The longest dry stretch in the Wausau area in July 2016 was the first four days of the month.  We had a three-day dry spell from the 18th to the 20th […]

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To the point of “good return”

July 28, 2016 0 Comments
To the point of “good return”

Can we breathe a sigh of relief now? What I mean is, have we reached the point in the growing season when even if it didn’t rain another drop, we would still have a good crop. As a gardener and small time farmer, I always watch closely as the growing season progresses. I feel a […]

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Space View of Cape Coral

July 25, 2016 0 Comments
Space View of Cape Coral

  Where I live in rural Wisconsin the township is largely planned around 1 mile square grids with roads pretty easy to follow based on that pattern.  So when I ran across this image below of Cape Coral, Florida I was fascinated how their city is put together.  They have a huge network of canals […]

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