Warmer than normal temperatures favored for Winter 2018-2019

October 18, 2018 0 Comments
Warmer than normal temperatures favored for Winter 2018-2019

If you’re not a fan of long, bitterly cold winters, you may be in luck this year. The Climate Prediction Center released their official outlook for the 2018-2019 Winter (December, January, February) today, and it favors above normal temperatures and at or below normal precipitation across north central Wisconsin.   This years winter will be […]

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Ariel survey of Hurricane Michael damage

October 16, 2018 0 Comments
Ariel survey of Hurricane Michael damage

Some of you perhaps have relatives or friends in Florida that were hit hard by Hurricane Michael.  Or maybe you have vacation property in the Florida Panhandle and you are concerned about the general welfare of the area.  If so be sure to check out the amazing damage assessment imagery listed below from NOAA’s National […]

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Excessive rainfall potential this week

October 7, 2018 0 Comments
Excessive rainfall potential this week

September was wet in our area, and October has been wet so far.  We picked up over 2 inches of rain already in October through the 7th.  That is closing in on what we normally have for the whole month.  There is high potential of significant rain early this week as a strong and very […]

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First snowfall contest

October 2, 2018 3 Comments
First snowfall contest

First things first. DO NOT ENTER your guess here in the blog. Enter here instead: https://waow.com/waow-contests/2018/09/28/2018-first-snowfall-contest/ It is time for the seasons to transition. Fall colors give way to the brown-ness of late October and November. It becomes cold enough for our first snow of the season. Whether or not you like the onset of winter, […]

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Severe storms possible in Wisconsin this week

September 30, 2018 0 Comments
Severe storms possible in Wisconsin this week

  October is getting on the late fringe of severe thunderstorm season in Wisconsin.  However the next 10 days will offer a rather active jet stream track from the southwest United States right up toward the western Great Lakes.  It will deliver 3 or 4 moderate to strong low pressure systems.  Each will be tapping […]

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October outlook

September 25, 2018 0 Comments
October outlook

We all know temperatures gradually drop during the month of October in our region, but could October 2018 be cooler than normal?  I think there is a good chance of that. Check out the Climate Prediction Center’s 30-day outlook for October.   It actually has the greater chance of below normal temperatures from Minnesota and […]

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Will the warm / dry pattern become cool / wet?

September 12, 2018 0 Comments
Will the warm / dry pattern become cool / wet?

Despite a string of cooler days  last week extending through Monday the 10th, overall September has averaged out warmer than normal to this point.  At the Wausau Downtown Airport is has been a couple of degrees above normal.  The departure from normal will get much larger through Monday the 17th, as we have very balmy […]

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Brazil converting wild lands into soybean fields very rapidly

September 8, 2018 0 Comments
Brazil converting wild lands into soybean fields very rapidly

  It is projected by experts that Brazil will overtake the United States as the top soybean producer by the year 2025.  In one large area of Brazil, the cerrado, soybeans account for about 90% of all agriculture.  Essentially this a broad savannah which is rapidly being converted to soybean production.  It has ecologists and […]

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Look back at August, look ahead to September

September 2, 2018 0 Comments
Look back at August, look ahead to September

August sure flew by for me, how about you? Maybe it went so fast for me because I was very busy harvesting and processing produce from the garden.  I had the heaviest yield of potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, and cucumbers ever in my 30 years of gardening.  In fact some of the potatoes are […]

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Rain Bullseye on Wisconsin

August 26, 2018 0 Comments
Rain Bullseye on Wisconsin

    It is funny how we can go from abnormally dry to abnormally wet in Wisconsin in a matter of a few days.  The transition is happening as of this writing Sunday evening.  Widespread rain of .25 to 1.0 was reported Sunday with some areas getting over 2 inches.  Most areas will probably receive […]

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