Weather Safety

Winter Weather Safety Talks Upcoming

October 31, 2017 0 Comments
Winter Weather Safety Talks Upcoming

  If winter weather catches you by surprise or it scares you, take notice.  There are some very helpful winter weather safety sessions in November in the TV-9 area thanks to the National Weather Service.  See how to best prepare for all winter hazards. Here are more details as per the National Weather Service. The NWS is presenting “Winter […]

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The Chetek Tornado

May 19, 2017 0 Comments
The Chetek Tornado

It has been a long time since we have experienced an active tornadic weather pattern in our part of the state.  The storms that rolled through on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week reminded us once again that yes, strong tornadoes do affect our area, even if they have been infrequent since 2011 (the year […]

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Improvements in tracking Hawaii’s volcanoes

February 13, 2017 0 Comments
Improvements in tracking Hawaii’s volcanoes

  A NASA-led team is studying Hawaiian volcanoes including Kilauea and Mauna Loa from the air, ground and space to better understand volcanic processes and hazards.  Below you will find information from a NASA article dealing with this fascinating topic.   A high-altitude ER-2 aircraft from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Palmdale, California, based at […]

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Some of Wisconsin’s Worst Snowstorms

November 13, 2016 0 Comments
Some of Wisconsin’s Worst Snowstorms

    Winter Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin is the week of November 14th.  Perhaps nothing will get our attention to the dangers of winter more than reviewing some of the most crippling winter storms on record for the Badger State.  The list below was compiled by the National Weather Service in Milwaukee-Sullivan and covers the […]

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Heat Wave May Challenge Records

July 17, 2016 0 Comments
Heat Wave May Challenge Records

    A couple of really hot days are highly likely for the week of July 18th – 23rd, especially Thursday and Friday for Wisconsin.  Typically we get our hottest weather in the central United States when there is a strong ridge in the middle atmosphere over our region.  In this case we can see it will […]

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Heat Awareness Day

June 7, 2016 0 Comments
Heat Awareness Day

Just in time before the weather gets very warm and humid in Wisconsin we have a chance to freshen up on our hot weather safety skills.  June 9th is Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin.       While we don’t have the huge number of sweltering days like the southern United States, that doesn’t mean […]

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Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week 2016

April 10, 2016 0 Comments
Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week 2016

    April 11th – 16th, 2016 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin.  Please take time to review and practice your severe weather safety plan for your home, work, and other places you may be this storm season. Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes per year, although the number has varied from just 4 in […]

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Heat Wave Dangers

July 14, 2015 0 Comments
Heat Wave Dangers

About this time twenty years ago, in mid-July of 1995 a very intense heat wave settled into the Upper Midwest.  It was characterized by four or five days in a row with highs in the 90s to low 100s coupled with dew points in the 70s to near 80.  Afternoon heat index readings reached into […]

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What is a Derecho?

June 21, 2015 0 Comments
What is a Derecho?

Perhaps you have heard the dreaded “D-word” when it comes to some severe thunderstorms.  That’s right, the word derecho.  A derecho is a widespread, long-lived damaging straight-line wind event associated with showers or thunderstorms.  These devastating events can blow down thousands or millions of trees in their path and they often survive over the course […]

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Studying Nighttime Thunderstorms

June 1, 2015 0 Comments
Studying Nighttime Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms at night are certainly unique and important components of summer weather across the central U.S.  They often have different mechanics as far as formation and sustainability than those of daytime storms.  In an effort to learn more about them and provide more accurate forecasting of nighttime storms NOAA is launching a large research project […]

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