March 6th, 2014 at 3:46 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
Another record to show just how cold it has been this winter may have fallen (it’ll be a record with an asterisk at this point). Last night (Wednesday) in Green Bay the temperature dropped to -11° shortly before midnight. Then at 3:30 am this morning the temperature plummeted to -15°. The official numbers aren’t in yet from the National Weather Service but that if it holds that would propel us into the number one spot for number of days below -10. Even if that isn’t the case, the record has at least been tied. The record for most days below zero keeps growing with another 2 days added because of the negative numbers reached yesterday and this morning. This may be the final hurrah as warmer weather moves in and sticks around for the next 7 days. So yes it has been cold and; most of us want it to end but at least we have the distinction of making it through one of the coldest winters on record! Feel proud!
March 3rd, 2014 at 11:45 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
February 28th, 2014 at 11:30 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
February 27th, 2014 at 11:13 am by Doug Higgins under Weather
Green Bay’s high temperature will be 20 degrees colder than Fairbanks Alaska today. This temperature flip is typical that when we see very cold weather in Wisconsin. Currently the jet stream is rising in Alaska (producing milder temperatures) and is dipping in the Great Lakes (giving us the never ending cold).
Green Bay Average high and low 32°/16°
Fairbanks average high and low 17°/-10°
February 26th, 2014 at 11:19 am by Doug Higgins under Weather
Fox 11′s Manitowoc weather camera caught an interesting celestial event. In this pre-dawn time-lapse video you can see the crescent Moon chasing Venus over Lake Michigan. Click Here to see the Video.
February 24th, 2014 at 11:26 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
February 22nd, 2014 at 10:07 am by Doug Higgins under Weather
Tonight will be a good time to check out the International Space Station. It will float overhead at 6:45 pm. Skies should be clear and the ISS will be visible for about 4 minute. Just look northwest and it will appear like a bright moving star moving ESE. No need for a telescope, as you can see it with your eyes. Binoculars can also help you zoom in to it. If you missed the fly-by tonight click the link for more times to see it. http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/index.cfm#.UwjIOz-a-fY
February 18th, 2014 at 3:31 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
February 14th, 2014 at 11:02 am by Doug Higgins under Weather
The ice continues to pileup on the Great Lakes. For the entire Great Lakes the average ice cover is 88.4%. The record is 94.7% set in 1979.
Lake Michigan is 81% ice covered. That’s not to say you can walk across the lake, it’s just a satellite estimate of ice cover on the water. It doesn’t indicate how thick the ice is or if it’s in sheets or small chunks floating in the water.
For more information on the history of ice cover on the Great Lakes Click Here.
For current ice cover for Lake Michigan and the entire Great Lakes, Click Here
February 12th, 2014 at 11:05 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
The big weather story focuses on the east coast of the country as ice and snow will impact areas from Atlanta to Boston over the next 48 hours. In Atlanta they are bracing for a “catastrophic ice event”. These are words not only used by the Governor and other politicians but the National Weather Service in Georgia as well. The top of their website page reads:”Winter Storm To Result In Impossible Travel Conditions With Widespread and Extended Power Outages.” When you click on that you find the graphic below highlighting the “catastrophic ice totals” expected. This is serious stuff folks. Check it out below.
To see the latest radar image from the southeast go to our radar page and click on the southeast radar thumbnail on the bottom to see the latest 2 hours of radar. Winter storm warnings are in effect for much of the east coast and ice storm warnings around and east of Atlanta. The forecast ice and snow totals you see below is from one of the computer models that we use here at FOX 11 and it matches up closely with the National Weather Service forecast.