Monthly Recap

March 2019 Recap

April 1, 2019 1 Comment
March 2019 Recap

  In early March we had about 25 to 35 inches of snow depth in much of central and northern Wisconsin but by the end of the month that had shrunk to nothing south to about a foot north.  Even with that dramatic melt, it was a cold month.  As you see below in the […]

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Epic February 2019 Recap

February 28, 2019 0 Comments
Epic February 2019 Recap

  I remember after the brutal winter of 2013-14 that people distributed buttons that said “I survived the winter of 2013-14”.  I think someone should make buttons that say “I survived February 2019”. The numbers for the month are just mind-boggling.  We had snow on seventeen days with three of those being record daily snowfalls […]

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Mild December comes to a close

January 2, 2019 0 Comments
Mild December comes to a close

This December wasn’t one most north central Wisconsinites wanted. After two straight months of well below normal temperatures in October and November, December was well above normal for most of the month. In fact, 24 days this month were above normal, which was more than October and November combined. We also had highs rise above […]

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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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Look back at August, look ahead to September

September 2, 2018 0 Comments
Look back at August, look ahead to September

August sure flew by for me, how about you? Maybe it went so fast for me because I was very busy harvesting and processing produce from the garden.  I had the heaviest yield of potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, and cucumbers ever in my 30 years of gardening.  In fact some of the potatoes are […]

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Remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto could bring rain to Wisconsin

May 27, 2018 0 Comments
Remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto could bring rain to Wisconsin

  It has been on the dry side in much of central and northern Wisconsin for the past couple of weeks.  In Wausau we have picked up just about one-half inch of rain since May 10th. We might have a scattered shower or thunderstorm at some point Monday and Tuesday, but a more widespread rain […]

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Record breaking April comes to a close

May 1, 2018 0 Comments
Record breaking April comes to a close

Well, we’ve officially made it through one of the worst Aprils in Wausau history. Ten records were set this past month for both snow and the cold as we had multiple snowstorms move through the state. The first blast of winter dropped 9.3″ of snow on April 3rd, which was a new daily record, and […]

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February was the coolest February globally since 2014

March 26, 2018 0 Comments
February was the coolest February globally since 2014

The numbers are in, and this past February was the coldest February around the globe since the brutal winter of 2014. However, it was still 1.2° warmer than the 20th century average of 53.9°, making this the 398th consecutive month above average. Globally, the meteorological winter season (Dec-Jan-Feb) was 1.3° above normal, even with La […]

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A fairly seasonal January is in the books.

February 1, 2018 0 Comments
A fairly seasonal January is in the books.

What started off as a bitterly cold month ended up relatively mild, with a few “January thaws”. Once we got through the first six days of the month, where temperatures didn’t climb out of the single digits and low teens, highs were generally in the 20s and 30s with 11 days above freezing.  Although temperatures […]

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Fall Recap: Warmer and drier than normal across the region

December 6, 2017 0 Comments
Fall Recap: Warmer and drier than normal across the region

The calendar has turned to December, which mean Meteorological Fall has ended and winter is upon us. Temperatures have now fallen back to typical winter readings, but it was a rather warm fall across the region. The average temperature in Wausau through the three months of fall (September, October, November) was 47.6°F, which is two degrees […]

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