2017 marks Earth’s second hottest year on record

January 18, 2018 0 Comments
2017 marks Earth’s second hottest year on record

The data is in, and according to analysis by NASA, 2017 was the second hottest year on Earth since record keeping began in 1880, and it’s the 41st consecutive year where global temperatures were above average. For the lower 48 itself, 2017 was the 3rd warmest year on record. According to NASA, the average global temperature […]

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Where has the weather been most active this winter so far?

January 16, 2018 0 Comments
Where has the weather been most active this winter so far?

  We have not had very many major snow or ice events yet this winter around the TV-9 area compared to normal.  However it has been busier in other parts of the Midwest and the nation. Check out how many WINTER STORM WATCHES  have been issued by each National Weather Service office so far.   […]

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Tools that tracked the California mudslides

January 14, 2018 0 Comments
Tools that tracked the California mudslides

As you probably know, a horrible mudslide tragedy occurred in California in early January.  So how much rain actually fell and where to cause such an event?  To answer that we can pull up some data from NASA. At NASA Goddard, a rainfall analysis was constructed using NASA’s Integrated Multi-satellite Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) data. […]

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Measuring the Sun’s Output Better

January 7, 2018 0 Comments
Measuring the Sun’s Output Better

  It is important to know how much energy the Earth is getting from the Sun at a given period as it is a critical component of climate and of life itself.  More accurate tracking of the solar energy changes should help improve climate modeling.  Did you know that there are regular eleven year cycles […]

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Second half of January could be much warmer

January 3, 2018 0 Comments
Second half of January could be much warmer

  If you are hoping for a prolonged stretch of milder weather in January to balance the early cold snap we started in late December, you might be in luck. The National Weather Service’s experimental 3 to 4 week outlook is calling for above normal temperatures over about two-thirds of the nation from January 13th […]

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Early season cold snap to continue for a while longer

January 2, 2018 1 Comment
Early season cold snap to continue for a while longer

Winter has a firm grip on three quarters of the country right now, with snow even falling in the Gulf of Mexico today! We haven’t had much snow besides lake effect since this bitter cold snap took over on Christmas Day, with officially an inch and a couple of dustings in Wausau. However, the cold […]

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2017 By The Numbers

January 2, 2018 0 Comments
2017 By The Numbers

Generally speaking, 2017 was not too extreme across Northcentral Wisconsin. We had a brutal cold spell to being the year and another one to end the year. There were a couple of tornadoes in the viewing area, but the last half of the year was remarkable by how little severe weather occurred. As far as […]

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Top Ten For 2017 – 3 Through 1

December 29, 2017 0 Comments
Top Ten For 2017 – 3 Through 1

I have been counting down the top weather events of the year and today is finally the top three. Let me know in the comments if you might have ranked the weather events differently. Before checking out the top 3, you should delve into the previous items in the list, check out Tuesday’s entry for […]

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Top Ten For 2017 – 6 Through 4

December 28, 2017 0 Comments
Top Ten For 2017 – 6 Through 4

Everyone loves top ten lists especially the year-end top ten lists, so I am once again detailing all of the top weather events and themes of the year (2017). If you want to check out the previous items in the list, check out Tuesday’s entry for the honorable mentions, and Wednesday’s entry for numbers 10 […]

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Historical New Year’s Day Weather Extremes

December 27, 2017 0 Comments
Historical New Year’s Day Weather Extremes

  To nobody’s surprise, it is often rather cold around here on New Year’s Day.  However it has been surprisingly warm on occasion.  Check out that statistics below and notice that the record highs are actually up close to 50 degrees across the region!                     New […]

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