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Warmer than normal up to and beyond the July 4th Holiday

June 25, 2019 0 Comments
Warmer than normal up to and beyond the July 4th Holiday

  If you enjoy very balmy conditions around the 4th of July for spending time at the lake you should be in luck this year.  The latest 8 to 14 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center indicates a strong chance of above normal temperatures in Wisconsin from July 3rd to July 9th.  Of course […]

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Memorial Day 2018 was mighty hot

May 26, 2019 0 Comments
Memorial Day 2018 was mighty hot

We are coming off of a very pleasant weekend leading up to Memorial Day 2019 with highs in the lower to mid 70s in much of central and northern Wisconsin.  But how about Memorial Day 2018?  It was much hotter in the region.  For example, Wausau had a record high of 93 degrees, which broke […]

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Warmth this summer compared to recent years

August 12, 2018 1 Comment
Warmth this summer compared to recent years

  Summer 2018 has felt pretty balmy here in the Upper Midwest.  Many people tell me they love it, and quite a few others have been complaining that it is too hot.  So how does it stack up to recent summers?  Are people just imagining that is warmer than we’ve had in some time?  Check […]

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Death Valley Just Endured The Hottest Month Ever Recorded In Earth’s History

August 8, 2017 0 Comments
Death Valley Just Endured The Hottest Month Ever Recorded In Earth’s History

Death Valley is notorious for being extremely hot, but July was a whole new level of sweltering. Last month, the average temperature in Death Valley was 107.4°F, which set a record for the hottest month anywhere on Earth…ever. Not the average high temperature, the average overall temperature, combining both the high and low temperature for […]

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Sunniest Cities on Earth

May 24, 2017 0 Comments
Sunniest Cities on Earth

    After enduring a rather cloudy and dreary May in Wisconsin, perhaps you are wondering how nice it must be to live in a sunnier climate?  According to data from the World Meteorological Organization, the world average for sunshine is 2334 hours per year (based on 1961-1990 reference).  That amounts to an average of […]

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Mid-July Outlook

July 6, 2016 0 Comments
Mid-July Outlook

The normal temperatures generally reach their annual peak in Wisconsin around mid-July with normal lows around 60 and normal highs around 80 degrees.  It is looking like this already warm time of the year could be even warmer than usual this time around.  The Climate Prediction Center is projecting a good chance of above normal temperatures over […]

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Historic Summer Severe Weather Probabilities

June 28, 2016 0 Comments
Historic Summer Severe Weather Probabilities

June is generally the peak of severe thunderstorm season in Wisconsin.  It is interesting to watch the odds change over the course of a few weeks graphically during the mid to late summer.  It seems we reach our highest chance of severe weather in Wisconsin right around when the sun is at its highest angle […]

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July Outlook

June 19, 2016 0 Comments
July Outlook

Well, here we are jumping into the heart of summer in Wisconsin, July.  Of course July is on average our warmest month of the year in Wisconsin often filled with sunny muggy days.  This July should live up to that billing.  In fact the Climate Prediction Center is predicting increased chances of above normal temperatures […]

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July 2015 U.S. Climate Recap

August 12, 2015 0 Comments
July 2015 U.S. Climate Recap

The July contiguous U.S. average temperature was 73.9°F, 0.2°F above the 20th century average and ranked near the middle in the 121-year period of record.  That certainly doesn’t mean every state had near normal temperatures.   It was much warmer than normal from northern California to Washington State for example.  It was somewhat cooler than normal […]

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July 2015 Summary

August 2, 2015 0 Comments
July 2015 Summary

July overall was a rather pleasant month for north central Wisconsin by many people’s standards.  It wasn’t too hot or too cold, we had quite a bit of sun, and the storms weren’t overly severe for most spots.  It was a bit on the dry side for the majority of the area.  As is typical […]

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