Severe Weather

Severe weather spotter training courses beginning soon

February 25, 2019 0 Comments
Severe weather spotter training courses beginning soon

While winter weather has been absolutely relentless across north central Wisconsin this month, it’s never too early to start thinking about severe weather. National Weather Service meteorologists from Green Bay, La Crosse, and Duluth will be making stops all around north and central Wisconsin during March and April offering a free 1.5-2 hour training course […]

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2018 was the first year in history without any violent tornadoes in the U.S.

January 8, 2019 0 Comments
2018 was the first year in history without any violent tornadoes in the U.S.

2018 was another devastating year for natural disasters, however there was a noticeable lack of tornadoes, particularly strong tornadoes. For the first time since modern record keeping began in 1950, there were no violent tornadoes in the United States. Violent tornadoes are those that are rated EF-4 or EF-5, packing winds of 166-200 mph or […]

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This Weather Event Will Be “The Most Destructive Ever!”

December 6, 2018 0 Comments
This Weather Event Will Be “The Most Destructive Ever!”

My lifelong dream is to get back to nature. I would particularly like to own a large ranch in the mountains out west or a huge tract of forest land in northern Wisconsin, maybe the UP of Michigan or northern Minnesota. I am talking about well in excess of 1,000 acres. I like to roam […]

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Severe storms possible in Wisconsin this week

September 30, 2018 0 Comments
Severe storms possible in Wisconsin this week

  October is getting on the late fringe of severe thunderstorm season in Wisconsin.  However the next 10 days will offer a rather active jet stream track from the southwest United States right up toward the western Great Lakes.  It will deliver 3 or 4 moderate to strong low pressure systems.  Each will be tapping […]

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Late Season Severe Weather

August 22, 2018 0 Comments
Late Season Severe Weather

It has been a relatively quiet severe weather season across Northcentral Wisconsin so far this year. Only 9 tornadoes have occurred in the state and only one of them was in our viewing area – a weak tornado in Waushara county that touched down for a few seconds. The latest tornado occurred Monday night in […]

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Sit in the HotSeat

July 29, 2018 0 Comments
Sit in the HotSeat

Covering severe weather events is one of the most exciting and challenging parts of broadcast meteorology.  But the meteorologists you see on TV are just a small part of the weather enterprise, working all day, every day to keep you safe.  The National Weather Service offices around the country have a team of meteorologists tasked […]

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No one in the U.S. was killed by a tornado in May or June for only the second time on record

July 5, 2018 0 Comments
No one in the U.S. was killed by a tornado in May or June for only the second time on record

For the first time since 2005, and for only the second time since record keeping began in 1950, no one was killed by a tornado in the United States in May or June. May and June are the most active months of the year for tornadoes, and subsequently, are the most deadly. On average, 71 […]

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Wisconsin’s first tornadoes of the year confirmed

May 10, 2018 0 Comments
Wisconsin’s first tornadoes of the year confirmed

Two weak tornadoes touched down in southern Wisconsin yesterday afternoon. The first one was in Grant county in the town of Fennimore. This brief tornado was on the ground for a mile and a half and was rated an EF-0 by the National Weather Service in La Crosse. The 75 mph winds in this tornado […]

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Severe weather awareness week is April 9th-13th

April 8, 2018 0 Comments
Severe weather awareness week is April 9th-13th

It is that time of year again to brush up on our severe weather safety tips.  It is not uncommon to get at least one brief episode of severe weather in April in Wisconsin.  Of course it is much more likely from May through August when it is warmer out. Luckily in this day and […]

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Severe weather spotter training courses to begin next week

March 7, 2018 0 Comments
Severe weather spotter training courses to begin next week

We may have just had our biggest snowfall of the season, but spring is right around the corner, and with that comes severe weather. Each spring the National Weather Service offices in Green Bay, La Crosse, and Duluth hold Skywarn spotter training courses around the area to become an official weather spotter. Most classes run […]

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