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April 2019 on pace to be a top ten wettest?

April 14, 2019 1 Comment
April 2019 on pace to be a top ten wettest?

  Our drenching of snow, sleet, and freezing rain on April 11th in the Wausau area has tipped the scales in favor of a rather wet April before all is said and done.  As of April 14th, 2.44 inches of moisture has been registered at the Wausau Downtown Airport.  That is 1.29 inches above normal […]

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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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Breaking All the Snow Records

February 13, 2019 0 Comments
Breaking All the Snow Records

My grandparents often mentioned how there was so much snow and cold “back in the day”. You might recall your own older wiser elders telling the story of “walking 5 miles to school uphill both ways through 5 feet of snow”. Tall tales do tend to grow. No more exaggerations in the present day. While […]

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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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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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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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Could Christmas Week Deliver a Snowier Pattern?

December 16, 2018 0 Comments
Could Christmas Week Deliver a Snowier Pattern?

As you know we have had a pretty dry weather pattern most of December so far in Wisconsin.  Quite a few of you are hoping for more snow not only for Christmas, but for recreation like skiing and snowmobiling.  So is there any hope in sight?  Well check out that 8 to 14 day outlook […]

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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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Tips on measuring snow and ice

October 28, 2018 0 Comments
Tips on measuring snow and ice

  Some of you are super eager to see snow cover the ground, while some of you are dreading it.  Well, either way it is important that we have accurate snow and ice measurements.  This helps the forecasting community better gauge the accuracy of our models and forecast methods.  It also helps us better communicate […]

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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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