Tag: Wausau

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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Record breaking April comes to a close

May 1, 2018 0 Comments
Record breaking April comes to a close

Well, we’ve officially made it through one of the worst Aprils in Wausau history. Ten records were set this past month for both snow and the cold as we had multiple snowstorms move through the state. The first blast of winter dropped 9.3″ of snow on April 3rd, which was a new daily record, and […]

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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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Fall Recap: Warmer and drier than normal across the region

December 6, 2017 0 Comments
Fall Recap: Warmer and drier than normal across the region

The calendar has turned to December, which mean Meteorological Fall has ended and winter is upon us. Temperatures have now fallen back to typical winter readings, but it was a rather warm fall across the region. The average temperature in Wausau through the three months of fall (September, October, November) was 47.6°F, which is two degrees […]

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Weak La Niña has begun, expected to last through winter

November 13, 2017 0 Comments
Weak La Niña has begun, expected to last through winter

A La Niña pattern has made itself apparent over the last month, based on sea surface temperatures and atmospheric responses over the Pacific Ocean. This La Niña is currently expected to last through this winter (65-75% chance) before returning to neutral status sometime between February and April of 2018. This La Niña is expected to […]

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Wet and Warm Winter Comes to an End

March 1, 2017 1 Comment
Wet and Warm Winter Comes to an End

It’s March 1st, which means today is officially the first day of Meteorological Spring, and it is coming in like a lion with this moderate snow. Some of you may be happy about this, giving the lack of snow throughout February, but we did see our fair share of snow this winter. Our forecast from […]

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2016 By The Numbers

January 3, 2017 1 Comment
2016 By The Numbers

Before I delve into a numerical summary of the year that was, I need to talk a little about December, since it did end up rather notable. Check Tony’s blog post from yesterday for another summary of December. The most notable aspect of December is that is was the coldest month of the year – […]

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Storm Warnings

June 6, 2016 0 Comments
Storm Warnings

Thunderstorms with damaging winds moved through the area yesterday (June 5th). Thanks to all of the viewers and the good work of our news staff, you have probably seen a lot of the pictures. The one thing a few people were wondering about yet today is why there was no severe thunderstorm warning issued prior […]

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The Winter of 2nd & 3rd Place

March 2, 2016 0 Comments
The Winter of 2nd & 3rd Place

As I prognosticated many moons and many months ago, the El Nino of 2015-2016 was likely to produce a mild winter with near or below normal snowfall. I even suspected we could be challenging some records since the last time we had such a strong El Nino during the winter it was the warmest winter ever in […]

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A November to Remember

December 1, 2014 0 Comments
A November to Remember

If you have been reading the weather blog over the last few weeks, you know I have once again been tracking the potential for all-time records and there was at least one such record that fell in the area. It was the November snowfall record in Rhinelander. Not only was it a new record, it […]

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