Seasonal Items

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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Where has the weather been most active this winter so far?

January 16, 2018 0 Comments
Where has the weather been most active this winter so far?

  We have not had very many major snow or ice events yet this winter around the TV-9 area compared to normal.  However it has been busier in other parts of the Midwest and the nation. Check out how many WINTER STORM WATCHES  have been issued by each National Weather Service office so far.   […]

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Historical New Year’s Day Weather Extremes

December 27, 2017 0 Comments
Historical New Year’s Day Weather Extremes

  To nobody’s surprise, it is often rather cold around here on New Year’s Day.  However it has been surprisingly warm on occasion.  Check out that statistics below and notice that the record highs are actually up close to 50 degrees across the region!                     New […]

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Winter Solstice

December 19, 2017 0 Comments
Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice for the Northern Hemisphere is on Thursday, December 21st this year at 10:28 a.m. CST.  At that time,  the sun’s rays will be directly overhead a the Tropic of Capricorn, 23.5 degrees south latitude.  In other words, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted as far away from the sun as possible in the […]

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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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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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Precipitation Totals So Far This Year

October 8, 2017 0 Comments
Precipitation Totals So Far This Year

  With the big two-inch drenching we had in our region on October 6th-7th, we are running well above normal for precipitation in most of the TV-9 area for 2017.  The runoff produced a robust flow of water on the Wisconsin River north of Merrill at the Grandfather Falls Dam.  Photo courtesy of John Runde. […]

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October Outlook

September 25, 2017 0 Comments
October Outlook

  Even though October will be no doubt be cooler than this recent spell of summer-like weather, the Climate Prediction Center indicates it still could be fairly mild. CPC is forecasting above normal temperatures in Wisconsin and much of the northern United States.  They have the greatest odds of being warmer than normal back across […]

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How the weather affects fall colors

September 14, 2017 0 Comments
How the weather affects fall colors

Fall color is starting to pop around North Central Wisconsin and has really picked up in the last two weeks. In fact, our weather conditions have been great for developing vibrant fall colors. There are three factors that determine fall colors: leaf pigments, the length of the night, and the weather. The amount and intensity of colors […]

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Lake Temperatures Are Fairly Warm

July 30, 2017 0 Comments
Lake Temperatures Are Fairly Warm

  Perhaps you have a trip planned to one of the Great Lakes in upcoming days.  We are nearing the seasonal peak in water temperatures on the Great Lakes.  As you can see in the July 29th image from NOAA, even Lake Superior water surface temperatures are reasonable.  The water is as warm as 66 degrees […]

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