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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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Early Trends for Thanksgiving Travel Weather

November 14, 2017 1 Comment
Early Trends for Thanksgiving Travel Weather

  With one of the busiest travel holidays of the season coming up, it is time to start thinking about how the weather could impact your trip.  Now keep in mind, this writing is a full week ahead of Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday.  So the forecast trend has plenty of uncertainty and adjustments will likely need […]

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Trying to Bring Back Supersonic Air Travel?

May 2, 2017 0 Comments
Trying to Bring Back Supersonic Air Travel?

  Do you remember the Concorde aircraft?  Maybe you even flew on one of the supersonic planes.  It last flew in 2003.  It was fast no doubt. The problem with is was that it was not allowed to fly over the U.S.  because of the sonic boom issue.  It was deemed to be too noisy […]

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Space View of Cape Coral

July 25, 2016 0 Comments
Space View of Cape Coral

  Where I live in rural Wisconsin the township is largely planned around 1 mile square grids with roads pretty easy to follow based on that pattern.  So when I ran across this image below of Cape Coral, Florida I was fascinated how their city is put together.  They have a huge network of canals […]

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Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day

November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day

Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed Thursday, November 20 as Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin. The Governor’s proclamation highlights the important role snowplow operators play in keeping people and commerce moving throughout Wisconsin during the winter season. The proclamation also asks motorists to be cautious when they encounter snowplows and to limit driving during severe […]

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Great Lakes Water Temperatures

July 3, 2014 0 Comments
Great Lakes Water Temperatures

  Perhaps you will be heading to Lake Superior or Lake Michigan this Fourth of July weekend for some boating and recreation.  With that in mind let’s take a look at how warm or not the water is.  According to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory the warmest surface water on Lake Superior is found […]

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Reducing the Cost of Bad Weather Like Fog?

December 16, 2013 0 Comments
Reducing the Cost of Bad Weather Like Fog?

                  Did you know that the cost of weather related traffic crashes is estimated to be $42 billion per year in the U.S.  That is a staggering figure and some of that of course comes from fog related mishaps.  Of course then you have to factor in […]

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Fun Trip to Mill City Museum

November 18, 2013 0 Comments
Fun Trip to Mill City Museum

    This past weekend my family and I took the quick drive over to Minneapolis to visit the Mill City Museum (and some friends).  What a great day it turned out to be.  The Mill City Museum is built on the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill.  We learned so […]

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Hazards at the Beach

July 17, 2013 0 Comments
Hazards at the Beach

        The blazing sun and baking hot temperatures make the beach an inviting place to go.  It can be an awesome experience.  However some advanced education and preparation can save you a lot of trouble.   If you plan on taking a trip this summer to an ocean beach, please keep the […]

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Disrupting the Flying Experience

January 25, 2013 0 Comments
Disrupting the Flying Experience

Through the years, I have  often mentioned some of the opportunities available to inventors and entrepreneurs in trying to reshape out energy usage and infrastructure. After my trip to Florida for the last few days, I am reminded of another industry that needs to be disrupted and changed, and that is the airline industry. Unfortunately, […]

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