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April 2019, 2nd warmest April on record for our planet

May 21, 2019 1 Comment
April 2019, 2nd warmest April on record for our planet

Even though we have been having cool weather this Spring in the Upper Midwest and much of Central Canada, most of the world has been running warmer than normal.  In fact in the latest report from NOAA, the global land and ocean temperature average for April 2019 was 1.67 degrees F above the 20th century […]

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Ariel survey of Hurricane Michael damage

October 16, 2018 0 Comments
Ariel survey of Hurricane Michael damage

Some of you perhaps have relatives or friends in Florida that were hit hard by Hurricane Michael.  Or maybe you have vacation property in the Florida Panhandle and you are concerned about the general welfare of the area.  If so be sure to check out the amazing damage assessment imagery listed below from NOAA’s National […]

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North Pole warmed above freezing during coldest time of year

February 27, 2018 1 Comment
North Pole warmed above freezing during coldest time of year

The sun won’t rise for another three weeks at the North Pole, but that didn’t stop temperatures from rising more than 50 degrees above normal over the weekend. A ‘heat wave’, otherwise known as a warm intrusion, made its way into the Arctic and warmed temperatures above freezing. In fact, the entire region north of […]

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January was still warm across the globe despite La Nina

February 20, 2018 0 Comments
January was still warm across the globe despite La Nina

  Even though North America didn’t have a remarkably warm January 2018 (24th warmest on record) since 1880 according to NOAA, the planet as a whole had its 5th warmest on record.   However Oceania, had its warmest January on record, while Europe had its 2nd warmest. The average global temperature in January 2018 was 1.28 […]

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Rare Super Blue Blood Moon January 31st

January 28, 2018 0 Comments
Rare Super Blue Blood Moon January 31st

    A very cool astronomical event is taking place January 31st, 2018 that hasn’t occurred in North America in over 150 years!  Yes the last time we had this great trifecta of lunar events was on March 31st, 1866.   SO WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL? This is the third in a series of […]

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Tracking the Smoke from the California Fires

December 12, 2017 0 Comments
Tracking the Smoke from the California Fires

  The fires this fall in California have been brutal.  You get a sense of how intense and large they are by the smoke plumes seen on satellite imagery.  These plumes extend many miles up and spread out hundreds of miles horizontally.  It would be interesting to see research on how this smoke affects our […]

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October global recap, one of the warmest on record

November 21, 2017 0 Comments
October global recap, one of the warmest on record

  Even with a La Nina pattern in place in the Pacific Ocean, 2017 is running much warmer than normal across the globe.  That was also the case for October 2017.  NOAA’s review of the temperature data places October 2017 as the 4th warmest on record.  Meanwhile NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) places […]

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Green Bay Radar Down for Maintenance

October 23, 2017 0 Comments
Green Bay Radar Down for Maintenance

  If you want to keep your car or computer running smoothly with less breakdowns they have to spend some time in repair and upgrade once in a while.   The same goes for weather radar!  To that end, we won’t have use of the National Weather Service’s Doppler radar (WSR-88D) in Green Bay from October 23rd […]

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Wettest Year on Record in La Crosse & Twin Cities

December 27, 2016 0 Comments
Wettest Year on Record in La Crosse & Twin Cities

    The precipitation really piled up in 2016 across the Upper Midwest at various times.  Here is more proof of that.  La Crosse, Wisconsin and the Twin Cities, Minnesota both had their all-time wettest year on record.  As you look over the information below provided by NOAA / National Weather Service, keep in mind […]

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Lake Levels Rebounding Nicely in Northern Wisconsin

December 4, 2016 0 Comments
Lake Levels Rebounding Nicely in Northern Wisconsin

  If you recall inland lake levels were very low 4 or 5 years ago across much of our region thanks to a series of dry years along with warm summers.  It made for eyesores along exposed shorelines and made access to the water difficult for quite a number of dock and pier owners.  Thankfully […]

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