Could Christmas Week Deliver a Snowier Pattern?

December 16, 2018 0 Comments
Could Christmas Week Deliver a Snowier Pattern?

As you know we have had a pretty dry weather pattern most of December so far in Wisconsin.  Quite a few of you are hoping for more snow not only for Christmas, but for recreation like skiing and snowmobiling.  So is there any hope in sight?  Well check out that 8 to 14 day outlook […]

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Cool and miserable Fall comes to an end

December 12, 2018 0 Comments
Cool and miserable Fall comes to an end

The calendar has turned to December, meaning meteorological fall has come to an end. If you ask around, most people will say this fall was “cold and awful”, but it certainly didn’t start off cool. The first two and a half weeks of September were more of an extension of summer, as temperatures were generally […]

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A dry December so far

December 9, 2018 0 Comments
A dry December so far

  We had a few inches of snow the first few days of December, otherwise it has been rather dry in central and northcentral Wisconsin.  Total liquid equivalent precipitation in Wausau through December 9th has been just 0.19″, which is about 0.20″ less than normal for this point in the month.  It appears the overall […]

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This Weather Event Will Be “The Most Destructive Ever!”

December 6, 2018 0 Comments
This Weather Event Will Be “The Most Destructive Ever!”

My lifelong dream is to get back to nature. I would particularly like to own a large ranch in the mountains out west or a huge tract of forest land in northern Wisconsin, maybe the UP of Michigan or northern Minnesota. I am talking about well in excess of 1,000 acres. I like to roam […]

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Cutting edge weather observation with “saildrones”

December 4, 2018 0 Comments
Cutting edge weather observation with “saildrones”

  You probably are getting pretty familiar with drones flying through the sky for all sorts of purposes.  But how about saildrones cruising the seas gathering critical weather and ocean data.  In many cases this is information from areas where no or very little information has been available.  I find this just fascinating and am […]

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November Summary….Cold in Wisconsin

December 2, 2018 0 Comments
November Summary….Cold in Wisconsin

  We didn’t have any record low temperatures in Wausau in November but it was consistently colder than average.  There were only a handful of days with above normal readings.  The lowest temperature record in Wausau this November was 6 degrees on the 8th.  Several spots in northern Wisconsin did drop below zero on that […]

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Peeking into December

November 25, 2018 0 Comments
Peeking into December

  Now that Thanksgiving is come and gone, most people get into a full winter mindset.  Maybe you are a bit upset that our snow cover disappeared or that the blizzard Sunday stayed south of our area?  In any case let’s see what might be coming our way in general for the heart of December. […]

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Speaking With Certainty

November 22, 2018 0 Comments
Speaking With Certainty

It is long past time for an update on the Peak Oil story. At one time about 15 to 20 years ago, several smart people in and out of the fossil fuel industry were quite certain that we had reached the point of “Peak Oil” – that we had exploited world oil deposits to the […]

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Thanksgiving Climate

November 18, 2018 0 Comments
Thanksgiving Climate

  I knew a meteorologist a number of years back that would start all of his radio weather broadcasts for Thanksgiving with a corny phrase such as this… “there will be heaping clouds of mashed potatoes, showers of gravy, with cranberry sauce flooding your plates and there is a 100% chance all with be satisfied.” […]

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Terrible California Fires

November 11, 2018 0 Comments
Terrible California Fires

  The size of the some of the current fires in California is astonishing, and the smoke plumes are gigantic.  We salute those emergency workers trying to keep lives and property safe.  It must be grueling.  We pray for safety for all the residents in the affected areas.  It’s scary to think that fire threats […]

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