Choosing “Better” Progress

January 14, 2019 0 Comments
Choosing “Better” Progress

I have noticed some negative headlines in news reports lately. It seems “progress” and growth might be slowing down in some parts of world. The U.S. birthrate hits an all-time low, again! Chinese auto sales suffer a historic collapse. Single family housing starts are the lowest since 1990. Fertility rates are declining around the world! […]

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Lack of cold this winter compared to recent ones

January 13, 2019 0 Comments
Lack of cold this winter compared to recent ones

    Through January 13th, 2019 the Wausau Downtown Airport (and most of central Wisconsin) has not recorded a below zero temperature yet for the winter.  You might be wondering how unusual this really is?  I pulled up the temperature data for the past five winters up to this point in the season to get […]

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2018 was the first year in history without any violent tornadoes in the U.S.

January 8, 2019 0 Comments
2018 was the first year in history without any violent tornadoes in the U.S.

2018 was another devastating year for natural disasters, however there was a noticeable lack of tornadoes, particularly strong tornadoes. For the first time since modern record keeping began in 1950, there were no violent tornadoes in the United States. Violent tornadoes are those that are rated EF-4 or EF-5, packing winds of 166-200 mph or […]

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Mild December comes to a close

January 2, 2019 0 Comments
Mild December comes to a close

This December wasn’t one most north central Wisconsinites wanted. After two straight months of well below normal temperatures in October and November, December was well above normal for most of the month. In fact, 24 days this month were above normal, which was more than October and November combined. We also had highs rise above […]

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2018 By The Numbers

January 2, 2019 0 Comments
2018 By The Numbers

Before reading ahead to the recap of the year, you might want to take a look back at the top ten list from 2018. There is a lot of interesting stuff in the honorable mentions, 10 through 7, 6 through 4, and 3 through 1. As mentioned in the top ten list, 2018 did not […]

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January outlook update

January 1, 2019 0 Comments
January outlook update

Back in mid-December when the Climate Prediction Center issued their January outlook there was some trend seen in the data pointing toward enough shots of cold air over the Midwest to put our temperate trend in question.  That had much of the Midwest under equal chances of above, normal, or below normal temperatures.  Well things […]

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Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 3 Through 1

December 31, 2018 0 Comments
Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 3 Through 1

The previous events in the top ten list were definitely interesting but the top three really stand apart and might be the sort-of record-setting weather that could stand for a long time. Before getting into the top 3, you might want to review the honorable mentions, 10 through 7, and 6 through 4. 3. Snowy […]

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How does this December’s snowfall compare to recent years?

December 30, 2018 0 Comments
How does this December’s snowfall compare to recent years?

  It certainly has been a frustrating start to winter for those that enjoy recreational activities that require a good amount of snow on the ground.  Through December 30th, Wausau received just 6.7 inches of snow.  That is well behind the normal of 13.9 inches.  Now it is possible Wausau will pick up an inch […]

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Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 6 Through 4

December 28, 2018 0 Comments
Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 6 Through 4

We are advancing through the list and the weather events are getting bigger. If you haven’t seen the list up until this point, take a short bit to review the honorable mentions and numbers 10 through 7 that were profiled over the last couple of days. 6. A very wet and record-breaking period of weather […]

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Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 10 through 7

December 27, 2018 0 Comments
Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 10 through 7

Before getting into the next weather events in the 2018 top ten list, you might want to check the honorable mentions from yesterday’s blog. 10. A wild week of weather in October. On October 9th we had a record rainfall of 1.72 inches in Wausau (on the next day there was an additional 0.60 inches). […]

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