Today was the everything weather day! It rained hard overnight, then it was dark, gloomy with heavy mist through most of the late morning. By early afternoon the clouds broke and sunshine came out and it felt warm. Tonight we are seeing mainly clear skies and them temps are already dropping. I tell you, if today didn’t make everyone somewhat happy then I don’t know what could.
Speaking of today we had the 9 Iron challenge. It is a tournament played by most people who work at Channel 9 and other folks from the community. It is different from most golf tournaments because you are only allowed to use your 9 iron, a wedge and a putter! Just imagine how many strokes it takes to get down a par 5 fairway with a 9 iron. We had a blast playing and I have to say was an easy golf game for me because my hardest decision on the course is which club to use ( I need a catty!)! I played with Sean in Jayson in sports and with Mike in news and I think we all enjoyed playing even if the weather started out on the crumy side.
I also went to Dells of the Eau Claire for the first time this past week and was so bummed I had never went in two years of living here! It is a gorgeous place and a perfect place to take a hike or a walk. I highly suggest going there if you haven’t been. It is not to far outside of Wausau, probably 20 min, and it is well worth the drive.
I am sure it will be even prettier in the Fall! This year should also be a good one for fall colors. If you will remember last year was not so good. We had a very warm Sept and then Oct it was wet and cool so the leaves either fell off or didn’t change before the drastic change in weather.
In the tropics we have Igor which is almost at hurricane strength. There is also an area in the Caribbean that could strengthening. So far the Caribbean has been quite this year, only once storm has tracked that way. The area in the Caribbean has a 60% chance of forming and if it does could be something we keep a close I on. For now it looks like Igor could take a similar track to recent storms, especially Earl and turn towards the north and brush the eastern seaboard. This is still many days out though and could change.
Last year I blogged about the weather on 9/11 and how it impacted the attacks on US soil. Of course since weather and flying go hand in hand it played a big roll in weather the terrorists could execute their attack. Check out this link for it.
Have a great night! Meteorologist Kristen Connolly
Posted under Fall Color, Science, Summer, Trails, Travel, Tropics, Uncategorized, Weather NEws
This post was written by kconnolly on September 11, 2010