January 12th, 2015 at 10:08 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
You may have seen the graphic yesterday on FOX’s coverage calling the Packers- Dallas game at Lambeau Sunday “Ice Bowl 2″. But how did this game stack up weather-wise with the real Ice Bowl back in 1967 when the game time temperature was -13 degrees. We look at the facts by averaging the temperatures, wind speeds and wind chill from 1967 and 2015. Notice the average temperature was 38 degrees warmer and the average wind chill was an unbelievable 55 degrees warmer than 1967. So you make the call…was it really Ice Bowl 2? (Thanks to meteorologist Phil DeCastro for these graphics) Click here for pictures of the original Ice Bowl.
Temperature Difference was 38°
Stronger Winds during 1967 Ice Bowl
“Feels Like” temperature 55° warmer in 2015
January 8th, 2015 at 10:55 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
Be careful this afternoon because the accumulating snow we’ll get combined with the bitterly cold temperatures will make the roads very slippery. At temperatures this low, salt is not going to melt the snow and we’ll see 2 to 4 inches of accumulation by this evening. It’ll be coming down during the afternoon commute as well so please allow yourself extra time if you must head out on the roads.
We’re right back into the deep freeze tonight with a low near -3 and wind chills near -25. Tomorrow’s high will reach zero. Things improve this weekend with the high on Game Day Sunday at 20 degrees.
November 25th, 2014 at 3:55 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
November 21st, 2014 at 11:51 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
The record-breaking cold ends today and a warmer weekend is ahead. Strong southwest winds will bring warmer air into the area overnight causing the temperature to rise to near 32 by 6am.
Record cold highs yesterday and record lows today were achieved in many locations and today will mark 10 straight November days below freezing and that’s a new record.
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.