Storm Warnings

June 6, 2016 0 Comments
Storm Warnings

Thunderstorms with damaging winds moved through the area yesterday (June 5th). Thanks to all of the viewers and the good work of our news staff, you have probably seen a lot of the pictures. The one things a few people were wondering about yet today is why there was no severe thunderstorm warning issued prior […]

Continue Reading »

Story Dump

June 2, 2016 0 Comments
Story Dump

Time for some “summer cleaning”, if there is such an analogue to “spring-cleaning”. Today is the first day of meteorological summer, and it is time to clear out all of the interesting weather, technology, and science articles I have been saving for a while. There is not enough time dedicate an entire blog post to […]

Continue Reading »

2016 Hurricane Season Preview

June 1, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Hurricane Season Preview

The last three Atlantic hurricane seasons have been pretty slow by most measures.  That could change this year and be more typical according to NOAA.  They are projecting a 45% chance of a near normal tropical season but only a 25% chance of a below normal season.     NOAA’s outlook translates into 10 to […]

Continue Reading »

June outlook

May 29, 2016 0 Comments
June outlook

It appears May is going to go down warmer than normal for Wisconsin and that trend may continue into June.  That is what the Climate Prediction Center is calling for in their latest outlook.  In fact they expect much of the nation to be warmer than normal.  The greatest chance of being warm than usual […]

Continue Reading »

Lake Mead Record Low

May 27, 2016 0 Comments
Lake Mead Record Low

Drought conditions have been getting slightly better in the western U.S., thanks mainly to the El Nino that occurred last winter. However, the situation at Lake Mead continues to worsen. Yes, the dry conditions over the last decade or so have contributed to the low levels, but as I have mentioned in a couple of past […]

Continue Reading »

Wet & stormy week in the Midwest

May 22, 2016 0 Comments
Wet & stormy week in the Midwest

After a solid week of sunshine it seems weird to think that we could have a solid week of rain and thunderstorm chances.  However that appears to be the case with an active flow from the southwest parked over the middle of the nation.  This couple with stalled out fronts and  more humid air will […]

Continue Reading »

More Global Warming Lawsuits

May 19, 2016 0 Comments
More Global Warming Lawsuits

I have covered the practice of suing over “global warming” in the past, somewhat humorously at times, here, here, and here. Finally there is one lawsuit “victory” that makes sense. It isn’t going to help with anthropogenic global warming (AGW), but at least it made legal sense. Read about it here. Four teenagers sued the […]

Continue Reading »

A dry May so far

May 18, 2016 0 Comments
A dry May so far

Through May 18th the Wausau area has only received .74 inches of precipitation.   Normal for the entire month is 3.48 inches. So how does this compare to some extreme May precipitation totals for Wausau? Driest Mays on record for Wausau  .46″ from 1925 .61″ from 1931 1.08″ from 1949 1.16″ from 1986 So if […]

Continue Reading »

Update on Post-El Nino Trends

May 17, 2016 0 Comments
Update on Post-El Nino Trends

This past winter turned out about as expected. It followed a course very similar to the last two winters when we had a strong El Nino. Now what about the growing season? (May 1st through August 31st – my definition of the part of the growing season when water is most critical). If you recall, […]

Continue Reading »

Spring Temperature Trends

May 15, 2016 0 Comments
Spring Temperature Trends

The sharp cold blast, snow and sleet showers, and hard freeze that we had this weekend seems to have a lot of people talking about what is “normal” for Wisconsin this time of the year.               Many people mentioned to me recently that they go by the old standard of […]

Continue Reading »