Author Archive: Tony Schumacher

StormTrak9 Meteorologist with WAOW-TV in Wausau, WI. Also the owner of Great Lakes Weather Service, LLC.

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Tracking the Smoke from the California Fires

December 12, 2017 0 Comments
Tracking the Smoke from the California Fires

  The fires this fall in California have been brutal.  You get a sense of how intense and large they are by the smoke plumes seen on satellite imagery.  These plumes extend many miles up and spread out hundreds of miles horizontally.  It would be interesting to see research on how this smoke affects our […]

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Winter really settles in this week

December 3, 2017 0 Comments
Winter really settles in this week

  We will get a harsh slap in the face this week from Ol’ Man Winter this week.  Temperatures will plunge below freezing Monday night and I don’t see them getting above 25 degrees or so for at least a good solid week, possibly longer.   COLD STUFF Wind chills will be down in the […]

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8 to 14 Day Outlook

November 28, 2017 0 Comments
8 to 14 Day Outlook

  After a ten-day stretch of warmer than normal weather (through the first weekend of December) we are probably due for some colder conditions.  That is what the Climate Prediction Center is expecting as well. Their 8 to 14 day outlook shows a large area of colder than normal conditions from December 6th – 12th […]

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October global recap, one of the warmest on record

November 21, 2017 0 Comments
October global recap, one of the warmest on record

  Even with a La Nina pattern in place in the Pacific Ocean, 2017 is running much warmer than normal across the globe.  That was also the case for October 2017.  NOAA’s review of the temperature data places October 2017 as the 4th warmest on record.  Meanwhile NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) places […]

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November 19, 2017 0 Comments

  Do you love snow?  Do you love measuring how much has fallen at your house?  Are you available most of the time when it is snowing, such that you could take multiple measurements a day in necessary?  If you answered yes to these questions, you would be the perfect candidate to be an official […]

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Early Trends for Thanksgiving Travel Weather

November 14, 2017 1 Comment
Early Trends for Thanksgiving Travel Weather

  With one of the busiest travel holidays of the season coming up, it is time to start thinking about how the weather could impact your trip.  Now keep in mind, this writing is a full week ahead of Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday.  So the forecast trend has plenty of uncertainty and adjustments will likely need […]

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Amazing views of Jupiter

November 12, 2017 0 Comments
Amazing views of Jupiter

  The Juno Spacecraft continues to beam amazing views of Jupiter back to us.  This includes very cool images of Jupiter’s massive permanent storm systems.  Some of them are over 3000 miles across and have been tracked since the the early 1990s.  And we think a storm that persists a week across the United States […]

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November Outlook

November 5, 2017 1 Comment
November Outlook

  November has started on a chilly and damp note here in Wisconsin and according to the Climate Prediction Center that may be the overall theme for the month. Temperature Outlook As you can see, the CPC is calling for temperatures to average below normal from Wisconsin west across the Northern Rockies into the Pacific […]

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Winter Weather Safety Talks Upcoming

October 31, 2017 0 Comments
Winter Weather Safety Talks Upcoming

  If winter weather catches you by surprise or it scares you, take notice.  There are some very helpful winter weather safety sessions in November in the TV-9 area thanks to the National Weather Service.  See how to best prepare for all winter hazards. Here are more details as per the National Weather Service. The NWS is presenting “Winter […]

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Halloween Weather Stats

October 29, 2017 0 Comments
Halloween Weather Stats

  Halloween falls at a time of the year when the weather can be quite pleasant, or really rotten.  We really are teetering between winter and fall so it can go haywire for sure.  By the way the average temperatures for the Wausau area on Halloween include a low of 31 F and a high […]

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