Winter Weather

Theoretically, how warm could it get in March?

March 3, 2019 0 Comments
Theoretically, how warm could it get in March?

  As of this writing it is a bone-chilling -5 degrees outside with over 2 feet of snow on the ground and many folks are downright desperate for some warm weather.   I have been hearing a lot people say things like, “the snow won’t melt until June at this rate, or I am going to […]

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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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Globally, January 2019 was the 3rd warmest January on record

February 19, 2019 0 Comments
Globally, January 2019 was the 3rd warmest January on record

While the polar vortex brought some of the coldest weather in decades to our neck of the woods late in the month, this past January was tied with January 2007 for the 3rd warmest January since record keeping began in 1880. The globally averaged land and ocean temperatures in January were 1.58° above the 20th […]

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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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Chilly and unsettled into mid-February!

February 4, 2019 0 Comments
Chilly and unsettled into mid-February!

  It looks like February may try to level the playing field a bit for this winter.  We have had below normal snowfall generally, but that should be changing.  We have a storm track that will deliver snow and mixed precipitation bearing systems to our region every few days.  The Climate Prediction Center’s 6 to […]

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Probably our coldest spell of the winter

January 23, 2019 2 Comments
Probably our coldest spell of the winter

  Through January 23rd, the coldest temperature recorded at the Wausau Downtown Airport this winter has been – 8 degrees.  Well we could beat that by almost 10 degrees on various nights over the last part of January, possibly into the first few days of February.  The polar vortex will be wobbling southward at times […]

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Lack of cold this winter compared to recent ones

January 13, 2019 0 Comments
Lack of cold this winter compared to recent ones

    Through January 13th, 2019 the Wausau Downtown Airport (and most of central Wisconsin) has not recorded a below zero temperature yet for the winter.  You might be wondering how unusual this really is?  I pulled up the temperature data for the past five winters up to this point in the season to get […]

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Mild December comes to a close

January 2, 2019 0 Comments
Mild December comes to a close

This December wasn’t one most north central Wisconsinites wanted. After two straight months of well below normal temperatures in October and November, December was well above normal for most of the month. In fact, 24 days this month were above normal, which was more than October and November combined. We also had highs rise above […]

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January outlook update

January 1, 2019 0 Comments
January outlook update

Back in mid-December when the Climate Prediction Center issued their January outlook there was some trend seen in the data pointing toward enough shots of cold air over the Midwest to put our temperate trend in question.  That had much of the Midwest under equal chances of above, normal, or below normal temperatures.  Well things […]

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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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