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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Do You Remember the Sizzling Hot Summer of 1988?

July 20, 2016 0 Comments
Do You Remember the Sizzling Hot Summer of 1988?

  Whenever we have a hot spell in Wisconsin it seems I always play back scenes in my mind from the exceptionally hot and dry summer of 1988.  I can remember that summer very well, as I was in between my junior and senior years in high school.  I vividly recall how intense the heat […]

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Horrific Environmental News

July 18, 2016 0 Comments
Horrific Environmental News

It was only a few short month’s ago, that I once again highlighted the disconnect between national and international policies that promote a cleaner environment versus those that promote (industrial-type) economic growth. It is a detailed article that has many discussion points which you can review here. I ended the blog post with this: You […]

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Heat Wave May Challenge Records

July 17, 2016 0 Comments
Heat Wave May Challenge Records

    A couple of really hot days are highly likely for the week of July 18th – 23rd, especially Thursday and Friday for Wisconsin.  Typically we get our hottest weather in the central United States when there is a strong ridge in the middle atmosphere over our region.  In this case we can see it will […]

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Amazing Views of Super Typhoon Nepartak

July 10, 2016 0 Comments
Amazing Views of Super Typhoon Nepartak

  Powerful Typhoon Nepartak recently made landfall in Taiwan on July 8th.  It is remarkable looking back at its development.  It first formed into a tropical storm on July 4th.  Then just a day later it ramped up to the equivalent of category 5 hurricane strength!  On July 6th it reached its peak intensity with 175 […]

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Mid-July Outlook

July 6, 2016 0 Comments
Mid-July Outlook

The normal temperatures generally reach their annual peak in Wisconsin around mid-July with normal lows around 60 and normal highs around 80 degrees.  It is looking like this already warm time of the year could be even warmer than usual this time around.  The Climate Prediction Center is projecting a good chance of above normal temperatures over […]

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Historic Summer Severe Weather Probabilities

June 28, 2016 0 Comments
Historic Summer Severe Weather Probabilities

June is generally the peak of severe thunderstorm season in Wisconsin.  It is interesting to watch the odds change over the course of a few weeks graphically during the mid to late summer.  It seems we reach our highest chance of severe weather in Wisconsin right around when the sun is at its highest angle […]

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July Outlook

June 19, 2016 0 Comments
July Outlook

Well, here we are jumping into the heart of summer in Wisconsin, July.  Of course July is on average our warmest month of the year in Wisconsin often filled with sunny muggy days.  This July should live up to that billing.  In fact the Climate Prediction Center is predicting increased chances of above normal temperatures […]

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Pretty Wet Since Mid-May in Wisconsin

June 13, 2016 0 Comments
Pretty Wet Since Mid-May in Wisconsin

This early portion of the growing season has featured rain bands that seem to have no problem over achieving.  For example Monday  morning’s showers produced up to 2 inches of rain in Portage County, and up to 4  inches out in St. Croix and Pierce Counties.  Just to put this into perspective we normally get […]

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Heat Awareness Day

June 7, 2016 0 Comments
Heat Awareness Day

Just in time before the weather gets very warm and humid in Wisconsin we have a chance to freshen up on our hot weather safety skills.  June 9th is Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin.       While we don’t have the huge number of sweltering days like the southern United States, that doesn’t mean […]

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