Winter Weather

Latest snow depth in the region

February 5, 2018 0 Comments
Latest snow depth in the region

  As you probably know, we have not had the snowiest winter in the world across most of Wisconsin.  Luckily it has been cold enough recently that most of the state has some snow cover to insulate fields and crops and provide some recreational opportunity.  So what kind of snow depth are we dealing with? […]

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A fairly seasonal January is in the books.

February 1, 2018 0 Comments
A fairly seasonal January is in the books.

What started off as a bitterly cold month ended up relatively mild, with a few “January thaws”. Once we got through the first six days of the month, where temperatures didn’t climb out of the single digits and low teens, highs were generally in the 20s and 30s with 11 days above freezing.  Although temperatures […]

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Snow Quiz: Test your snow forecasting skills!

January 23, 2018 1 Comment
Snow Quiz:  Test your snow forecasting skills!

  When a significant winter storm moves into our region, such as the one Monday, I hear more predictions than usual from the public about how much snow they think we are going to get.  Some of those guesses sound reasonable and some, well….sound way off.  But it is all good.  I understand the excitement […]

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Where has the weather been most active this winter so far?

January 16, 2018 0 Comments
Where has the weather been most active this winter so far?

  We have not had very many major snow or ice events yet this winter around the TV-9 area compared to normal.  However it has been busier in other parts of the Midwest and the nation. Check out how many WINTER STORM WATCHES  have been issued by each National Weather Service office so far.   […]

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Second half of January could be much warmer

January 3, 2018 0 Comments
Second half of January could be much warmer

  If you are hoping for a prolonged stretch of milder weather in January to balance the early cold snap we started in late December, you might be in luck. The National Weather Service’s experimental 3 to 4 week outlook is calling for above normal temperatures over about two-thirds of the nation from January 13th […]

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Early season cold snap to continue for a while longer

January 2, 2018 1 Comment
Early season cold snap to continue for a while longer

Winter has a firm grip on three quarters of the country right now, with snow even falling in the Gulf of Mexico today! We haven’t had much snow besides lake effect since this bitter cold snap took over on Christmas Day, with officially an inch and a couple of dustings in Wausau. However, the cold […]

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Historical New Year’s Day Weather Extremes

December 27, 2017 0 Comments
Historical New Year’s Day Weather Extremes

  To nobody’s surprise, it is often rather cold around here on New Year’s Day.  However it has been surprisingly warm on occasion.  Check out that statistics below and notice that the record highs are actually up close to 50 degrees across the region!                     New […]

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Winter Solstice

December 19, 2017 0 Comments
Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice for the Northern Hemisphere is on Thursday, December 21st this year at 10:28 a.m. CST.  At that time,  the sun’s rays will be directly overhead a the Tropic of Capricorn, 23.5 degrees south latitude.  In other words, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted as far away from the sun as possible in the […]

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Winter really settles in this week

December 3, 2017 0 Comments
Winter really settles in this week

  We will get a harsh slap in the face this week from Ol’ Man Winter this week.  Temperatures will plunge below freezing Monday night and I don’t see them getting above 25 degrees or so for at least a good solid week, possibly longer.   COLD STUFF Wind chills will be down in the […]

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8 to 14 Day Outlook

November 28, 2017 0 Comments
8 to 14 Day Outlook

  After a ten-day stretch of warmer than normal weather (through the first weekend of December) we are probably due for some colder conditions.  That is what the Climate Prediction Center is expecting as well. Their 8 to 14 day outlook shows a large area of colder than normal conditions from December 6th – 12th […]

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