What is an emergency?

May 21, 2019 0 Comments
What is an emergency?

When I say the word “emergency”, what comes to mind? Something urgent? Something that is happening now that needs immediate action? People are in danger? The dictionary defines “emergency” as such: a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action. If your house starts on fire, that would be considered an emergency. When […]

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Waiting for the snow to melt

May 15, 2019 0 Comments
Waiting for the snow to melt

Thank you to the thousands of people who entered the snowmelt contest. It is always a fun event and the more the merrier. The entry period is closed. We are now at the point where the watching and waiting begins. The picture here is from May 13th, when there were a lot of large snow […]

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Amazing new look at one of Mars’ moons

May 12, 2019 1 Comment
Amazing new look at one of Mars’ moons

  Thanks to NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter, we are getting a much better understanding of the moons of Mars.  That is pretty remarkable considering we still have much to learn about our own moon.  Technology is certainly pushing the boundaries of distance, time, and knowledge.  Check out what NASA is discovering about our solar system […]

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What a difference a “May” makes

May 5, 2019 0 Comments
What a difference a “May” makes

  We are just coming off a few mild days with highs close to 70 degrees and it felt really nice for most of you out there! However this May is going to be a far cry from May 2018.  If you remember, it was the 3rd warmest May on record in the Wausau area.  […]

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Shooting rockets into an aurora? What’s that about?

April 28, 2019 0 Comments
Shooting rockets into an aurora?  What’s that about?

It’s really cool just to finally see an aurora (Northern Lights) with your own eyes.  How about taking it a step further.  Scientists are now launching rockets hundreds of miles up into the sky during an aurora with tracers in order really see what is going on.  Not only is it nature’s artwork at its […]

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When will the snow melt in 2019?

April 24, 2019 1 Comment
When will the snow melt in 2019?

It is that time of year once again! Time for the grass to turn green. Time for the flowers to bloom. Time to wait and see when we can finally say – It is Summer! What’s the wait? Waiting for the snow to melt off of Rib Mountain. Then you really know it is Summer. […]

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Gardeners should avoid putting tender plants outside yet

April 23, 2019 0 Comments
Gardeners should avoid putting tender plants outside yet

  I noticed some farmers out working fields and planting some early season crops in the Central Sands area and in southern Wisconsin last weekend.  While that is about normal for this time of the year, it takes a special Spring in order to safely put in garden seeds or tender plants / flowers in […]

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April 2019 on pace to be a top ten wettest?

April 14, 2019 1 Comment
April 2019 on pace to be a top ten wettest?

  Our drenching of snow, sleet, and freezing rain on April 11th in the Wausau area has tipped the scales in favor of a rather wet April before all is said and done.  As of April 14th, 2.44 inches of moisture has been registered at the Wausau Downtown Airport.  That is 1.29 inches above normal […]

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Solar sunspot activity expected to stay slow for the next 11 year cycle

April 7, 2019 0 Comments
Solar sunspot activity expected to stay slow for the next 11 year cycle

  If you are a person that likes to follow solar activity in order to gauge the most likely times to view the Northern Lights you will be interested in the following information.  Solar storm predictions are also used by many industries to gauge the possible harm to power grids, critical military, airline, and shipping […]

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March 2019 Recap

April 1, 2019 1 Comment
March 2019 Recap

  In early March we had about 25 to 35 inches of snow depth in much of central and northern Wisconsin but by the end of the month that had shrunk to nothing south to about a foot north.  Even with that dramatic melt, it was a cold month.  As you see below in the […]

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