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What a difference a “May” makes

May 5, 2019 0 Comments
What a difference a “May” makes

  We are just coming off a few mild days with highs close to 70 degrees and it felt really nice for most of you out there! However this May is going to be a far cry from May 2018.  If you remember, it was the 3rd warmest May on record in the Wausau area.  […]

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How does the late January extreme cold snap fit into the warming climate?

February 17, 2019 1 Comment
How does the late January extreme cold snap fit into the warming climate?

We had quite a few record cold temperatures in the Midwest for a few days in late January 2019.  Some climate change skeptics would go so far as to say it proves that global warming isn’t happening.  However when you look at the big picture in both time and geography you can clearly see it […]

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Probably our coldest spell of the winter

January 23, 2019 2 Comments
Probably our coldest spell of the winter

  Through January 23rd, the coldest temperature recorded at the Wausau Downtown Airport this winter has been – 8 degrees.  Well we could beat that by almost 10 degrees on various nights over the last part of January, possibly into the first few days of February.  The polar vortex will be wobbling southward at times […]

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Lack of cold this winter compared to recent ones

January 13, 2019 0 Comments
Lack of cold this winter compared to recent ones

    Through January 13th, 2019 the Wausau Downtown Airport (and most of central Wisconsin) has not recorded a below zero temperature yet for the winter.  You might be wondering how unusual this really is?  I pulled up the temperature data for the past five winters up to this point in the season to get […]

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January Outlook

December 23, 2018 0 Comments
January Outlook

  It appears December is going to go down in the climate books as quite a bit warmer than normal across our region. However January may take a different twist. Temperature Outlook The Climate Prediction Center’s 30-day outlook is calling for equal chances of above, below, or normal temperatures in Wisconsin (basically near normal).  Meanwhile […]

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A MILD spell will finally move in

April 17, 2018 0 Comments
A MILD spell will finally move in

The last time the temperature was above normal in Wausau was March 28th.  In fact for April we are running an amazing 16 degrees below normal so far.  It is very interesting that in terms of departure from normal, North America has been colder than anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere for the past 3 weeks.  […]

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Why is our weather so strange right now?

April 4, 2018 2 Comments
Why is our weather so strange right now?

  It sure has been cold and snowy in the past month or so across the Midwest and other parts of the United States and many of you are wondering what in the world is going on to cause this? Well, weather patterns are complicated and usually not caused by just one thing.  However one […]

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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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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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January 2017 Recap

February 3, 2017 0 Comments
January 2017 Recap

January was a tale of two halves, with the first half being very cold and snowy, and the second half full of clouds and warmer temperatures. Within the first few days of the year an arctic cold front moved through, bringing us our first real cold snap of the winter season. From the 4th through […]

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