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Snowmelt 2013 continues!

June 29, 2013 0 Comments
Snowmelt 2013 continues!

Just confirmed by our Chief Meteorologist Justin Loew: there is still snow on the north face of Rib Mountain, Wisconsin.  Yes, that’s right we still have snow and the calendar does in fact read Saturday, June 29, 2013. With still no winner, the contest rolls on. 

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Snowmelt contest update: It’s still there.

June 23, 2013 0 Comments

Today is June 23, 2013.  And though this weekend has seen temperatures in low 80s with decent amounts of rain, one thing has not changed.  There is still snow on the north face of Rib Mountain. Our Chief Meteorologist and Snowmelt contest organizer Justin Loew confirmed the snow’s existence after another check of the conditions this morning.  So to all of […]

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What are our chances for a white Christmas?

December 16, 2012 0 Comments
What are our chances for a white Christmas?

VIDEO HERE: http://www.waow.com/story/20358716/2012/12/16/what-are-our-chances-for-a-white-christmas Saturday’s combination of rain and warm temperatures ate up much of Central Wisconsin’s snow base this weekend.  And with fewer than 10 days until Christmas, the possibility of the region missing a so-called “white” Christmas has come top of mind for many looking forward to the holiday. A Christmas is considered “white” […]

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Snowfall contest winning date

November 26, 2012 0 Comments
Snowfall contest winning date

It’s official!  The city of Wausau recorded 1″ of snowfall on Saturday, November 24, 2012 which makes it the date of our Storm Track 9/R-Store Snowfall Contest 2012! Congratulations to those who submitted their answers and guessed the right date!  November 24th is later in the year than normal, and climatology threw many of us off […]

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Daylight saving time ends early Sunday

November 3, 2012 0 Comments
Daylight saving time ends early Sunday

Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sun. Nov. 4th. Be sure to set you clock back by one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. This is also a good time of year to get in the habit of testing and replacing the batteries in all of the smoke detectors in […]

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Explaining Sandy’s potential

October 28, 2012 0 Comments
Explaining Sandy’s potential

Storm surge is forecast to be an important piece of the story as Hurricane Sandy gears up for a collision course with the U.S.  As of Sunday evening, the storm is considered a category one hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.  Despite its low ranking on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, the National Weather Service and government […]

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Record-breaking rainy weekend

October 14, 2012 0 Comments
Record-breaking rainy weekend

At least one rainfall record was broken this weekend from the heavy rain that moved through Central Wisconsin. Rain began moving into Wisconsin from the southwest early Saturday morning and lingered in the area through Sunday evening.  Communities in Adams,Portage and Wood Counties picked up the greatest amount of rain this weekend.  According to the […]

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Exploring under the sea!

September 23, 2012 0 Comments
Exploring under the sea!

  I came across this interesting link on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administation (NOAA) website I thought would be interesting to share.  If you’ve ever wanted to explore deep beneath the oceans, you’re not alone.  And now you have the chance to, right from your computer. Scientists from Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. […]

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Freeze Watch on Saturday Night

September 21, 2012 0 Comments

The National Weather Service will have a freeze watch in effect for much of the region on Saturday night.  Temperatures on Saturday night and Sunday morning could dip into the 20’s or 30’s.  This will put an end to the growing season in many places that have not yet seen frost.  A Freeze Watch is […]

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Tornadoes strike northeast US

September 9, 2012 0 Comments
Tornadoes strike northeast US

Tornadoes are not unheard of in the northeastern United States, but they are rare.  And in September, they are extremely rare.  Nonetheless on Saturday, Sept. 5th a powerful cold front moving from the Great Lakes through New England spawned areas of torrential rain, strong wind, hail and isolated tornadoes in some unlikely places.    Confirmed […]

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