Seasonal Items

Historical odds of getting rain on July 4th

July 2, 2019 0 Comments
Historical odds of getting rain on July 4th

Nobody likes getting their holiday picnic of parade rained on.  So many folks are carefully watching the forecast to see how the fickle skies might turn out for them.  One way to get a feel for the likelihood of getting rainy weather on the 4th of July is to examine the historical odds of that […]

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April outlook

March 24, 2019 0 Comments
April outlook

  The last couple of weeks of March sure look like they will go down as pretty tranquil and not too cold for our area.  It has definitely been a nice change of pace from the relentless snowstorms of February into early March.  So you might be wondering how April is trending? Overall I think […]

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Theoretically, how warm could it get in March?

March 3, 2019 0 Comments
Theoretically, how warm could it get in March?

  As of this writing it is a bone-chilling -5 degrees outside with over 2 feet of snow on the ground and many folks are downright desperate for some warm weather.   I have been hearing a lot people say things like, “the snow won’t melt until June at this rate, or I am going to […]

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Could we set a February snowfall record?

February 9, 2019 0 Comments
Could we set a February snowfall record?

  There has been a good amount of snow as you know over the past few weeks, especially compared to earlier in the winter.  But how is this month’s snow stacking up against the snowiest on record for Wausau.  Well, through February 9th Wausau has received 13.8 inches of snow.  That is already above the […]

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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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How does this December’s snowfall compare to recent years?

December 30, 2018 0 Comments
How does this December’s snowfall compare to recent years?

  It certainly has been a frustrating start to winter for those that enjoy recreational activities that require a good amount of snow on the ground.  Through December 30th, Wausau received just 6.7 inches of snow.  That is well behind the normal of 13.9 inches.  Now it is possible Wausau will pick up an inch […]

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A dry December so far

December 9, 2018 0 Comments
A dry December so far

  We had a few inches of snow the first few days of December, otherwise it has been rather dry in central and northcentral Wisconsin.  Total liquid equivalent precipitation in Wausau through December 9th has been just 0.19″, which is about 0.20″ less than normal for this point in the month.  It appears the overall […]

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Peeking into December

November 25, 2018 0 Comments
Peeking into December

  Now that Thanksgiving is come and gone, most people get into a full winter mindset.  Maybe you are a bit upset that our snow cover disappeared or that the blizzard Sunday stayed south of our area?  In any case let’s see what might be coming our way in general for the heart of December. […]

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Thanksgiving Climate

November 18, 2018 0 Comments
Thanksgiving Climate

  I knew a meteorologist a number of years back that would start all of his radio weather broadcasts for Thanksgiving with a corny phrase such as this… “there will be heaping clouds of mashed potatoes, showers of gravy, with cranberry sauce flooding your plates and there is a 100% chance all with be satisfied.” […]

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8 to 14 Day Outlook

July 22, 2018 0 Comments
8 to 14 Day Outlook

  Temperature pattern Cooler weather may dominate the first several days of August in Wisconsin according to the Climate Prediction Center’s latest outlook.  Notice how they are predicting cool conditions for the central United States.  The area runs from Montana to Wisconsin, south almost all the way down to the Gulf Coast.  This large of […]

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