Beware Godzilla

August 14, 2015 0 Comments
Beware Godzilla

As many blog readers know, for a few years I kept a list of all of the media/scientist reports of all of the bad things that were projected to happen because of anthropogenic global warming (AGW). It was the “AGW list”. You can read one of the last entries about it here. Many of the items on […]

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July 2015 U.S. Climate Recap

August 12, 2015 0 Comments
July 2015 U.S. Climate Recap

The July contiguous U.S. average temperature was 73.9°F, 0.2°F above the 20th century average and ranked near the middle in the 121-year period of record.  That certainly doesn’t mean every state had near normal temperatures.   It was much warmer than normal from northern California to Washington State for example.  It was somewhat cooler than normal […]

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Updated Hurricane Season Outlook

August 9, 2015 0 Comments
Updated Hurricane Season Outlook

NOAA released its updated seasonal Atlantic hurricane outlook on August 6th.  The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through the end of November.  They are now projecting a 90% chance of below normal hurricane activity in the Atlantic Basin.  That is increased from the 70% chance of a below normal season they gave back […]

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Incredible Iranian Heat Index!

August 4, 2015 0 Comments
Incredible Iranian Heat Index!

If the heat index in Wisconsin gets up to 95 degrees most of us are complaining.  Well can you imagine what they just went through at the end of July over in Iran.  On Friday, July 31st areas of southwestern Iran on the coast of the Persian Gulf were absolutely boiling.  The actual air temperatures […]

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July 2015 Summary

August 2, 2015 0 Comments
July 2015 Summary

July overall was a rather pleasant month for north central Wisconsin by many people’s standards.  It wasn’t too hot or too cold, we had quite a bit of sun, and the storms weren’t overly severe for most spots.  It was a bit on the dry side for the majority of the area.  As is typical […]

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An Update on Irrelevancy

July 28, 2015 0 Comments
An Update on Irrelevancy

One of the more annoying things about being a broadcast meteorologist is the old saw about getting paid for being wrong. Old men (in particular) who like to talk about the weather often bring this up when I am out in public. They loudly proclaim to their friends and whoever might be in earshot that “You […]

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Year to Date Precipitation Summary

July 26, 2015 0 Comments
Year to Date Precipitation Summary

We have had some streaky precipitation during 2015 in our region with some very wet spells and some dry spells.  However when you total it all up, we are actually running fairly close to normal.  From January 1st through July 26th Wausau has received 18.37″ of precipitation.  That is 0.96″ above normal.  For comparison, last […]

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El Nino Strengthens

July 20, 2015 0 Comments
El Nino Strengthens

The latest ENSO diagnostic discussion from earlier this month discussed the possibility of a moderate El Nino developing by this Fall and lingering through the Winter. It is already a weak El Nino and recent water temperatures in the equatorial Pacific depict even warmer conditions in the last couple of weeks, so it should reach moderate […]

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Outlook for the End of July

July 19, 2015 0 Comments
Outlook for the End of July

      If you like warm summer weather, the latest 8 to 14 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center covering July 27 to August 2 will probably make you happy.  It projects warmer than normal temperatures over most of the United States including Wisconsin.    They just have a part of New England […]

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Google Car Rear-Ended By Human Driver

July 17, 2015 0 Comments
Google Car Rear-Ended By Human Driver

I wasn’t planning on blogging today because there are many other things that are more important, but I couldn’t help but notice some news about a subject that I have been tracking for several years now. It has to do with technological progress and with modern media. Notice the title of this blog. Humans are […]

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