What is really going to happen?

April 5, 2016 0 Comments
What is really going to happen?

I went to the store the other day in order to buy a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL). As you probably know, I switched almost all of the lighting in my house over to LEDs. They are fantastic for many reasons, and I doubt I would ever go back. I only needed a compact fluorescent […]

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March 2016 Recap

April 4, 2016 0 Comments
March 2016 Recap

Yes, we did have a major snowstorm near the end of March. Yes, there were a few cold days. However, most of the month of March was more like April with many days in the 50s and a few in the 60s. Now it seems we are getting our March weather in April. For reference, […]

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April Outlook

April 3, 2016 0 Comments
April Outlook

  Hopefully April will not be as wet compared to normal as March was or we will be dealing with extensive flooding in Wisconsin and farmers will be delayed from getting into the fields because of very muddy conditions.  I can say the first week of April does look quite wet with precipitation totals of […]

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Peering Through Different Lenses

April 1, 2016 0 Comments
Peering Through Different Lenses

I am amazed on a daily basis as to how a person could look positively or negatively upon the current state of humanity and our effect on the environment. Technological progress is helping us achieve amazing things. Panasonic just broke two world records for efficiency with two specific types of solar panels. New records are […]

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Satellite measures increase in paved surfaces in Washington D.C.

March 30, 2016 0 Comments
Satellite measures increase in paved surfaces in Washington D.C.

There are many ways to gauge how an urban area is changing and growing over time.  Perhaps one that you haven’t thought of is looking at the amount of pavement and other hard surfaces.   A recent article from NASA shows how the use of the Landsat satellites has been very helpful in this regard.  A […]

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Soaking rain but severe storms likely to stay south

March 28, 2016 0 Comments
Soaking rain but severe storms likely to stay south

The second half of March has turned out to be pretty soggy after all.  We have yet another significant rain event on the way from Tuesday night through Thursday morning.  The latest data shows the potential of picking up between one-half inch and two inches of precipitation.  At this point the heaviest is expected to […]

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Precipitation so far this year

March 21, 2016 0 Comments
Precipitation so far this year

  With a heavy blast of precipitation on the way Wednesday to Thursday this week you may be wondering how things are stacking up for moisture so far this 2016 in our area.  This is especially true coming off of the fairly substantial river flooding experienced last week.  Well here is the deal for the […]

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Solar Power – It Could Be More!

March 17, 2016 0 Comments
Solar Power – It Could Be More!

In case you didn’t notice, solar power usage around the world is growing dramatically. Just in the last few months we have these headlines: Dubai is budgeting 27 billion for solar power development through 2030. Jordan plans to power mosques with solar panels. Morocco is building one of the world’s largest solar power plants. This […]

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March snowstorms in perspective

March 15, 2016 0 Comments
March snowstorms in perspective

      With the likelihood of accumulating snow in the region Wednesday and Thursday you probably are wondering how it will compare to other March snow events in the Wausau area.  First of all here are some of the biggest calendar day snowfall records for Wausau in March.      13.0″ from 29-March 1924 […]

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Criminal Science

March 14, 2016 0 Comments
Criminal Science

Did I fall asleep and wake up in the novel “1984”? I hope I am only dreaming. There has long been an effort to silence scientific disagreements over climate science. Some people have suggested Nuremburg-type trials for anyone who disagrees with the “climate consensus”. Others have suggested taking away the seal of approval from any […]

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