Tag: heat waves

Top 10 of 2012, Part III

December 31, 2012 0 Comments
Top 10 of 2012, Part III

The day has arrived. The last day of the year. We survived 2012 and it is time to reveal our top 3 weather events of 2012 for Northcentral Wisconsin. First, I will repost numbers 10 through 4 in case you weren’t paying attention last week. 10. The number 10 weather event was killing frost(s) in April. […]

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Some Perspective on the Drought & Heat

July 17, 2012 4 Comments
Some Perspective on the Drought & Heat

I heard someone mention the other day that the current drought and heat is just like the 1930s. I think that is taking things bit too far. We tend to have short memories and the 1930s are a long time ago as compared to the normal human lifespan. A quick look at this wikipedia page […]

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New IPCC Climate Risk Report Out

March 28, 2012 0 Comments
New IPCC Climate Risk Report Out

  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) released its Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) on 28 March.  You can read the the full press release from the following link.  http://ipcc.ch/news_and_events/docs/srex/SREX_launch_media_advisory.pdf The report was authored by 220 scientists from 62 counties around the world.  […]

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Dealing with the heat

July 14, 2011 3 Comments
Dealing with the heat

Tony asked about air conditioning use in yesterday’s blog entry. I think I might be the least attached to air conditioning out of all the people I know – at least at home – just ask my wife. We don’t have central air. We only use one window unit for one room in our house. I […]

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Is all climate change caused by humans?

July 11, 2011 0 Comments
Is all climate change caused by humans?

I am issuing a clarion call to make plans to enjoy the weather during the middle of this work week! Unless you are one of the folks who really enjoys heat and humidity (such as Don Clark, a radio personality who used to work in the area, who wanted 95 and humid as many days as possible), […]

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Hot Weather Safety

June 6, 2011 0 Comments
Hot Weather Safety

With record high temperatures expected Tuesday in Wisconsin and the Midwest coupled with muggy air, it will be downright dangerous to your health if you are not careful.  In fact danger from heat is nothing new the U.S.  It is one of the main weather killers.  Annually about 162 people die in the U.S. from […]

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Heat Waves and AGW

July 26, 2010 1 Comment
Heat Waves and AGW

See Kristen’s recent post about the east coast heat wave for a primer on the following discussion. For many years, every heat wave, every record high, every strong hurricane, nearly every bad thing that happened in the world, no matter how tenuously linked to the weather, was blamed on anthropogenic global warming (AGW). I take it […]

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