Cold weather continues…

April 1, 2014 0 Comments

Hi Everyone; The cold winter and spring weather just won’t let up. A few days here to end March, but the cold weather has returned again for the first week of April. Here’s a quick recap of March’s weather: We ended up averaging colder than normal for the month and it was drier than normal, […]

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More 2013 Weather Year in Review

January 2, 2014 0 Comments
More 2013 Weather Year in Review

Hi Everyone: 2013 had many ups and downs and extremes of weather. It was no different in the snowfall category. January started off slow, but February, March, April and even May more than made up for it. Each of those months meant more than our fair share of shoveling or snow blowing. January saw most […]

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2013: Weather Year in Review

January 1, 2014 0 Comments
2013: Weather Year in Review

Hi Everyone; Now that we’ve closed the book on 2013, it’s time to take a look back at another volatile weather year. The ups and downs seem to be getting a little crazier these days and the stats prove it for 2013. It’s hard to characterize 2013 in general terms. We couldn’t call it a […]

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Brutal start to December

December 5, 2013 0 Comments
Brutal start to December

While the first few days of this brand new month have been relatively mild (average high has been almost 40 degrees each day, which is around 7 degrees warmer than average), the big story today and throughout this week and next will be the cold air. Not just December cold, but bone-chilling cold. High temperatures […]

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Winter Weather Awareness- Home Preparedness

November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Winter Weather Awareness- Home Preparedness

Hi Everyone; It is Winter Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and Winter Weather Awareness Day in Iowa. Here are more tips and information on staying safe during the winter and during winter storms. Today I focus on home and work preparedness. First be prepared when a winter storm is on the way by […]

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Winter Weather Awareness Week- Frostbite and Hypothermia

November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Winter Weather Awareness Week- Frostbite and Hypothermia

Hi Everyone; I continue with Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin and Minnesota today by exploring some facts and safety tips regarding frostbite and hypothermia. When colder temperatures arrive these two elements pose a danger. Let’s take a look at these two insidious threats to not only us, but our pets as well: 1. Frostbite: It’s […]

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Winter Weather Awareness- Wind Chill Facts

November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Winter Weather Awareness- Wind Chill Facts

Hello everyone: I continue Winter Weather Awareness Week with more facts and tips on dealing with the worst(sometimes not quite that bad) that Mother Nature can throw at us when the daylight wanes and temperatures tumble. Tonight’s topic has to deal with the wind chill index. Here’s the chart for finding the Wind Chill using […]

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Winter Weather Awareness Week

November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Winter Weather Awareness Week

Hey folks! It is Winter Weather Awareness week in Minnesota and Wisconsin and time to think about safety for the upcoming season. In this installment I’ll tell you about terms that the National Weather Service and the rest of the weather community uses to inform the public about impending winter weather. 1.Winter Storm Watch: When […]

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The Ever Changing Jet Stream

August 8, 2013 0 Comments
The Ever Changing Jet Stream

The Jet Stream has been used to help meteorologists forecast the weather and climate patterns for many years. There are two jet main jet streams that affect the Western Half of the world; the subtropical jet stream and the Polar Front Jet Stream, or the main jet stream that affects the United States. There are […]

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Heat Awareness and Safety-”Beat the Heat”

June 20, 2013 0 Comments
Heat Awareness and Safety-”Beat the Heat”

Hi everyone; With the forecast heating up for the next several days it will be worthwhile to talk about what you can do to get through the upper 80s and lower 90s safely and comfortably. Of course, even hotter weather is likely this summer. Here are a few things to remember: 1. Know the forecast […]

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