March, 2012

Still Windy Today 032812

March 28th, 2012 at 8:23 am by under News, Weather

It’s still windy but not quite as bad as yesterday when we had 45 mph wind gusts in Oshkosh; 40 mph in Green Bay and 59 mph in Algoma.  Expect clouds on the increase today with west and northwest winds gusting to 35 mph.  An area of high pressure builds tomorrow bringing sunshine but cooler temperatures with highs near 48. 

It was a warm day for folks in Oshkosh and Appleton yesterday as temperatures reached 68 and 66 in those locations by 6 pm, however that warmer air didn’t move into Green Bay until 8 pm when the temperature went from 54 to 63!  The high in Green Bay was reached at 9:51 pm.  After some showers on Thursday night into Friday morning the weekend looks nice with partly sunny skies and highs on Saturday near 60 and Sunday near 70!  Have a great day!

A Very Hot Streak! 032112

March 21st, 2012 at 11:18 am by under News, Weather

The record warmth we’ve been experiencing is extremely rare for March.  In has never happened before since weather records began in Green Bay in 1886!  For 11 consecutive days starting Saturday, March 10th, high temperatures have been at least 20 degrees above normal.  There was a similar streak in 1910 from March 21-30; that lasted ten days but we’ll reach the upper 60s Thursday and that will make it 12 in a row(the normal high for March 23rd is 42°).  The current streak started 10 days earlier than the one in 1910 too which makes it even more impressive.

More Fun Facts about this streak:

  •  Green Bay and Appleton have set new record highs for 6 consecutive days.
  • The string of 6 straight days of  at least 70° (from March 16 to today) is the longest and  earliest stretch of such warm weather.  The previous streak of 6 days was from April 16-21, 1952.
  • We could set another record Thursday if the high exceeds 69° in Green Bay (the current record set in 1938).
  • It was the warmest astronomical winter on record with an average temperature of 30.2.
  • This is the earliest the sturgeon have started spawning by a long shot.

Thanks to the folks at the National Weather Service in Green Bay who keep track of these things.  This is the kind of streak that just amazes everyone and it doesn’t look like we’ll get back to “normal” temperatures  for the next 7 days.  Enjoy!

Key stat against Kentucky

March 19th, 2012 at 2:42 pm by under Uncategorized

We’ve talked about why Green Bay ended up with a lower seed than expected in the NCAA Tournament — but you have to feel for Kentucky.  Second seed, regular season SEC Champions … and good luck against a team ranked ahead of you in the AP Poll in the second round.

Here’s the stat to watch tonight: turnovers.  Kentucky leads all of division 1 women’s basketball in turnover margin, +10.34/game.  Green Bay is second, +9.44/game.  The Phoenix forced 30 (!) turnovers in a win against Iowa State, whereas Kentucky generated just 11 as they struggled against McNeese State.

The Phoenix can go to the ‘Buzz Defense,’ a 2-1-2 zone that forces lob passes, and gets Julie Wojta a bunch of steals.  An athletic Kentucky team prefers to speed up opponents, playing a style they call “40 minutes of dread.”

The team that wins the turnover battle should win this game; especially if the margin is more than 2-3.  Phoenix and Wildcats tip tonight at 8:45pm Central.

More Records Today 031912

March 19th, 2012 at 11:28 am by under News, Weather

Record highs have already been set in Green Bay and Appleton today.  The 11 am temperature in Green Bay is 73° and Appleton 72°; both eclipsing the old mark of 71° in those locations. That makes it 4 consecutive days where record highs have been set there.   More records could fall today as well.  The record in Green Bay for tomorrow is 76° so it will be close.  Sunday’s high in Green Bay and Appleton was 79° and Oshkosh hit 80° for the second straight day and Spring doesn’t officially begin until 12:14 am tomorrow.

Breezy and mild, cooler by the lake

March 15th, 2012 at 11:36 am by under Weather

Breezy Northeast winds are blowing in from Lake Michigan today.  You can see the difference in temperatures as of 11am when these pictures were captured.  The chilly lake waters will keep lake-shore areas a bit cooler today (50′s), away from the lake highs will get into the mid 60’s. Easterly winds will keep the lake-shore cooler again on Friday. Seventy degree temperatures return for the weekend!

Feels like May and June 031312

March 13th, 2012 at 8:32 am by under News, Weather

Unseasonably warm weather is expected to continue through the weekend and even into early next week.  Mostly sunny today with a high near 62° and tomorrow near 72°.  That 72 will threaten a record in Green Bay set in 1995.  To get some perspective of just how warm it is…these highs are the norm in early May and June!  Rain from yesterday’s storm brought about a half inch in Green Bay and a third of an inch in Appleton. Enjoy the warmth and have a great day!


Sunday’s Record Highs 031212

March 12th, 2012 at 4:11 am by under News, Weather

Unseasonably warm weather was felt all over Northeast Wisconsin Sunday as record high temperatures were set in numerous locations, including Green Bay, Appleton and Oshkosh.  Check out the numbers below.  In addition, Milwaukee (66°) and Madison (65°) tied records.

Spring weather comes early to NE Wisconsin

March 10th, 2012 at 5:20 am by under Weather

Warmer weather moves in today.  Strong winds combined with sunshine will push high temperatures into the mid fifties today!  Wind gusts will reach as high as forty miles per hour.  Warm weather continues on Sunday with increasing clouds and highs topping out near 62°; that would tie our record high for that date!  Rain showers will move in Sunday night into Monday.  Warm weather will continue through all of next week!

Jacobs said he’d consider playing for the Packers

March 9th, 2012 at 5:23 pm by under Sports, Uncategorized

Green Bay isn’t known for forays into free agency, nor do they seem to be in the market for a veteran power back.  That said, Brandon Jacobs said last season he would welcome a chance to, one day, continue his career in the Green and Gold.  On Friday, New York Giants released Jacobs after seven seasons.  He’s the fourth-leading rusher in Giants franchise history.

After losing to the Packers in Week 16 of the 2010 season, Jacobs and the Giants were snowed in and forced to spent some extra time at the team hotel in Appleton.  FOX 11′s Ben Krumholz caught up with Jacobs the Monday after the Giants’ loss, and asked about if Jacobs would ever consider playing in Green Bay.

“If push came to shove and Green Bay offered me an opportunity to extend my career as a Packer, you know, count me in,” said Jacobs on December 27th, 2010.

According to the AP, Jacobs wanted to work out a new deal with the Super Bowl champion Giants, but couldn’t get a deal done.

“Out of every place we play, [Green Bay] is a place I actually respect the fans and the people the most,” said Jacobs back in December 2010. “You know, it’s just all-American people.”

The Packers are scheduled to visit the Giants in the upcoming season, and could be and appealing candidate to face the Giants in the NFL’s season opener.

Cool Friday but Warm Weekend 030912

March 9th, 2012 at 10:44 am by under News, Weather

Get through the cool weather today then things really start to warm up.  Winds will turn to the south tonight and become brisk bringing up warmer air.  Expect mostly sunny skies Saturday but increasing clouds on Sunday.  Right now it looks like just a chance of showers Sunday afternoon with the bulk of the rain holding off until late Sunday night into Monday.  Have a great weekend and check back with FOX 11 News at 5, 9 and Good Day Wisconsin Weekend for more details.