Meteorological Autumn is over.

December 3, 2014 0 Comments
Meteorological Autumn is over.

Hi Everyone; In the weather world, we divide the year into seasons, but we don’t follow the sun exactly. For instance, on the 2014 calendar the Vernal Equinox is on March 20; the Summer Solstice, June 21; the Autumnal Equinox, September 22; and the Winter Solstice, December 21. To simplify seasonal climate statistics we use […]

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More winter statistics

November 19, 2014 0 Comments
More winter statistics

Hi everyone; This early taste of mid-winter cold and snow has left its mark on the record books. We have just completed a stretch of 11 days with a trace or more of snowfall which sets a record exceeding the year 2000 when the streak reached 8 days from November 13th through the 20th. Here’s […]

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Winter StormReady- Travel Safety

November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Winter StormReady- Travel Safety

Hi Everyone, Every year people are injured or lose their lives because of winter travel conditions. It pays to know what to do when the winter weather arrives. Being prepared is the key. Always know what may be coming, check the forecast, more often when a storm is occurring. If you have to travel let […]

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Winter StormReady-Home Safety

November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Winter StormReady-Home Safety

Hi Everyone; As the mercury falls and the holidays approach, the last thing you need, is to worry if you’re safe in your own home. When the cold season strikes be ready, be StormReady! One of the biggest threat in the winter isn’t even associated with big winter storms, or extreme arctic tempeartures. Even ordinary […]

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Are You Winter StormReady?

November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Are You Winter StormReady?

Hi Everyone; The National Weather Service has designated this week Winter Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin and Minnesota. It’s a good time to reacquaint you and your family on how to cope with and stay safe in the winter season. WXOW News 19 Forecast Team is gathering information that will help get you through the […]

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First Snowstorm of 2014…?

November 7, 2014 0 Comments
First Snowstorm of 2014…?

Hi Everyone; Unusually cold air is moving southward into the area for the next week or so, thanks to the remnant energy of Super Typhoon Nuri. That system is moving into the North Pacific and the Bering Sea and will be affecting Alaska and Northwest Canada. The energy will dislodge cold air from the arctic […]

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Autumnal Equinox and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

September 22, 2014 0 Comments
Autumnal Equinox and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Calenders note that Autumn officially begins this year on September 23rd, however Autumn begins at 9:29PM on the night of September 22nd. How can this be? The answer lies in what is known as Coordinated Universal Time, or UTC for short.  UTC is generally interchangeable with Zulu (Z) and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).  UTC is […]

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Sharp Temperature Drop

August 4, 2014 0 Comments
Sharp Temperature Drop

Thunderstorms serve many purposes in the natural world. Basically, they release energy in the atmosphere in the form of rain and wind. They can also behave much like your window mounted air conditioning unit. This afternoon, we had a stray thunderstorm blow through around 1:45. By sucking up warm, humid air, this afternoon’s storm dropped […]

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Interesting 2014 Rainfall Patterns

July 1, 2014 0 Comments
Interesting 2014 Rainfall Patterns

It’s been a busy year for weather so far. We started 2014 in a Moderate Drought according to the US Drought Center at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. That drought finally broke the first week of May, and now the Coulee Region is dealing with a Moderate Flood stage on the Mississippi River. Considering […]

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Cold Air Funnels Over La Crosse

June 24, 2014 0 Comments
Cold Air Funnels Over La Crosse

Hi everyone! Monday evening (June 23rd) was an interesting one for our area. There were reports of funnel clouds over the Coulee Region! However, thankfully, we didn’t have to worry about tornadoes, at least not in the traditional sense. The funnel clouds were what are known as “cold air funnels”. These rotating clouds that look […]

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