Man-made “drought”

March 29, 2019 0 Comments
Man-made “drought”

Did you catch Tony’s blog post recently about the Aral Sea, or maybe it should be called the Aral Pond. I have written about it in the past as well. It is a perfect example of human influence on the water resources and climate in that region. The sea itself is a man-made disaster, but […]

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April outlook

March 24, 2019 0 Comments
April outlook

  The last couple of weeks of March sure look like they will go down as pretty tranquil and not too cold for our area.  It has definitely been a nice change of pace from the relentless snowstorms of February into early March.  So you might be wondering how April is trending? Overall I think […]

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NOAA: Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May

March 21, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA: Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May

Historic flooding continues in parts of Nebraska and Iowa, but it could get worse and more expansive over the next two months, including in our neck of the woods. According to NOAA, 25 states, including Wisconsin, have an elevated risk for moderate to major flooding through May. This flood outlook map produced by NOAA, has […]

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One of the largest lakes in the world almost wiped out?

March 17, 2019 0 Comments
One of the largest lakes in the world almost wiped out?

Perhaps you have heard about the Aral Sea in central Asia.  It was at one time considered the 4th largest freshwater lake in the world.  However over the course of just four decades, it almost completely dried up, mostly due to the action of humans.  I first came across this information a few days ago.  […]

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Growing all over the world

March 14, 2019 1 Comment
Growing all over the world

It is well known that human activities disrupt some of the normal or “natural” processes that occur around the earth and in the atmosphere. Various societies and small populations have suffered some negative effects from these disruptions, mainly in the form of toxic pollution. So far though, we have managed to avoid total ecological collapse. […]

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Many fires over Southeast Asia for agriculture

March 10, 2019 0 Comments
Many fires over Southeast Asia for agriculture

As a kid I remember a few neighbors setting the ditches on fire in the spring to eradicate dried up grass, shrubs, or weeds before the growing season would kick in.  However the number of prescribed burns in Southeast Asia in the early spring is really crazy!  The NASA / NOAA image below shows them […]

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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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Severe weather spotter training courses beginning soon

February 25, 2019 0 Comments
Severe weather spotter training courses beginning soon

While winter weather has been absolutely relentless across north central Wisconsin this month, it’s never too early to start thinking about severe weather. National Weather Service meteorologists from Green Bay, La Crosse, and Duluth will be making stops all around north and central Wisconsin during March and April offering a free 1.5-2 hour training course […]

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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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