October 28th, 2014 at 2:38 pm by Brian Kerhin under News
Is it “Christmas” or a “holiday”?
I bring it up now because we will publish a list of the area’s Christmas and holiday parades.
It seems like there’s a debate every year about the uses of those two words and which is appropriate. Over the years, we’ve received calls, emails and tweets either asking us about it or scolding us for using one or the other.
Here’s the approach we use in the newsroom: It is not up to us to name or label someone else’s event; we report on what goes on in the community.
That’s why we will refer to the parade in Appleton as a Christmas parade – that’s what the organizers call it. And that’s why we called Green Bay’s parade a “holiday” parade – that’s what the organizers called it.
It is station policy to not shy away from using the term “Christmas.” If it’s a Christmas event, we will certainly say “Christmas.” At some point, our anchors will wish you a Merry Christmas. But it’s also not up us to change what someone else is doing or how they describe their event. If you don’t like it that the Green Bay Packers, for example, call their tree a “holiday” tree, we suggest you contact them directly.
That said – Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone.
October 14th, 2014 at 4:00 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
Rain totals are between an inch and two inches so far with Oshkosh, Manitowoc and Sheboygan picking up about an inch and three quarters. We’ll see more off and on rain today with a possible quarter inch to three quarters of an inch in additional accumulation by tomorrow morning. Winds will be strong today out of the north/northeast at 15 to 25 mph and gusts to 35 mph. After some showers tomorrow morning, things will dry out and we may see some sun Thursday afternoon.
October 10th, 2014 at 7:11 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
October 9th, 2014 at 9:53 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
It was a chilly morning Thursday with temperatures reaching their lowest so far this season in Green Bay at 33°. It was 27° in Oconto! It’ll be another cold one tomorrow morning and a frost advisory is in effect from 1 am to 8 am for the central and southern part of our viewing area. Cover those plants or bring them inside if you want to save them.
October 9th, 2014 at 3:45 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
Winds were really blowing yesterday with peak wind gusts near 40 mph in many locations. Today will be less windy with sustained winds of 10 to 15 mph this afternoon out of the west/northwest. Make sure the kids are bundled up for school as we have a frosty start to the morning.
The normal high for today is 60° but temperatures will only top out in the low to mid 50s through the weekend. We’ll see lots of sunshine though!
There’s no lunar eclipse this morning, although the moon was certainly bright last night. Did you see the great pictures we got from viewers of the eclipse from yesterday morning? Check it out in our photo gallery.
September 18th, 2014 at 3:50 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
It was a beautiful day yesterday with highs in the area near the 70 degree mark…even along the lake.
This was the first time for almost a week that the high temperature was above normal. The normal high for yesterday was 70. Today’s normal high is 69 and we will be about 10 degrees below that as colder air filters into the area. But just remember, at least for one day we were above normal!
September 12th, 2014 at 10:27 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
We set records for the coldest high temperatures yesterday in many locations. These temperatures were well below the normal high of 72 for this time of year. In fact it’s more like weather for the end of October!
We could set more records today as temperatures will be cool once again. The good news is that the sunshine will come out tomorrow and after a frosty start, we’ll warm a bit for the weekend.
September 11th, 2014 at 10:11 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
It’s cold! So cold we may set some records. The forecast high today is 56 and if we get that in Green Bay, we will tie a record for lowest maximum on this date. It was set in 2006. Other locations may also set or tie records.
Tomorrow’s high will be even a bit cooler but the record for that date is 52 set in 1902. I think that will stand. There is a chance for frost Friday and Saturday morning as well, mainly to our north. At least things warm into the 60s for the weekend.
July 3rd, 2014 at 11:06 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
Cool! Appleton set a new record low for July 3rd with 46 degrees! The normal low is 58. It was cool all over northeast Wisconsin.
It’ll warm into the mid 70s today and will be a great night for the fireworks in Appleton, Shawano and other locations. Great for tomorrow’s Fire Over the Fox in Green Bay too.
Expect lots of sunshine and low humidity for the Fourth of July events. If you’re running in the Firecracker 5K in Kaukauna tomorrow morning at 8am, temperature will be near 61 degrees with sunny skies. The high will reach into the mid to upper 70s.
Hurricane Arthur is churning up the east coast and will impact the outer banks of North Carolina tonight into tomorrow morning as a category 1 or 2 hurricane. Wind speeds of 85 mph are possible but it looks like it will not make landfall. Next up for Arthur as it moves to the north is a glancing blow to New England Friday night. For the latest information on the first Atlantic hurricane of 2014 click here.
Have a fantastic and safe Fourth of July weekend!
May 8th, 2014 at 8:56 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
Strong or severe thunderstorms are possible today but the best chance will be this evening and into tonight. At 8 am most of the state is under a “slight” risk of severe weather with the main threats being large hail and damaging wind. The storms will diminish after midnight. Notice in the map below that parts of Iowa and Minnesota are under a “moderate” threat. Thunderstorms are expected to develop in this area this afternoon and move northeast this evening and tonight into our area.
Things will heat up today with temperatures pushing into the 70s…the first time since October 12th of last year. That’s more than six months!
Temperatures will continue above normal for the next few days and it is looking good for the weekend with mostly sunny skies on Saturday and a chance of showers in the afternoon on Mother’s Day Sunday.