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Major blizzard likely on the way for Northeastern I-95 Corridor

January 26th, 2015 at 2:14 pm by under Weather

It’s been a little while since Northeast Wisconsin has seen a doozy of a snowstorm, but the Northeastern United States has one knocking on their doorstep.

Blizzard Warnings are in effect all the way from coastal New Jersey (including my home town!) through the Maine’s coastal border with Canada. Just inland from those warnings, Winter Storm Warnings are in effect, and further away from the coast yet from those is a swath of Winter Weather Advisories.

The snow has already started in many places the storm is beginning to take shape, on its way to becoming a powerful Nor’Easter.

Warnings and Radar

 

The storm total forecast for this storm from now until the snow finally tapers off late Tuesday night is going to be extremely impressive.

Official National Weather Service forecasts are calling from 18-30+ inches of snow from northern New Jersey all the way up the I-95 corridor through Connecticut, Providence, Boston, and into coastal Maine. The highest amounts could be approaching 3 feet in Connecticut and central Massachusetts. Our very own national-grid FutureTrack model that ran this morning has a very good handle on this storm, it would appear.

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But high snowfall totals alone do not make for “blizzard” conditions. You need strong winds to go with that snow, and there will be plenty of those.

Sustained winds will range from 20-30 miles per hour during this storm, and gusts to 50 miles per hour or even higher are possible in places like Long Island and Cape Cod. Put it all together, and you have a recipe for truly blinding snow and drifts that could pile up to more than twice what the actual snowfall is.

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It’s a storm that’s going to bear close monitoring over the next 36 hours as it strengthens and the snow piles up.

We have a tool on FOX 11 Online that lets you watch the latest weather conditions there live on our website, which you can find here.

 


What is the coldest temperature ever recorded in Green Bay?

January 21st, 2015 at 10:29 am by under Weather

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127 years ago today (1/21/1888) Green Bay experienced its coldest temperature ever  -36 degrees.  This season our coldest temperature has been just -12.  While -36 is cold, it’s been much colder in Northwest Wisconsin.  -55 is the coldest temperature recorded in the badger state, that was set in 1996 in the village of Couderay located in Sawyer County.

Looking nationally, the coldest temperature in the continental U.S.A. was -70 in Rogers Pass, Montana.

When you include Alaska the coldest temperature is -80 at Prospect Creek Camp near the Arctic Circle.

Looking for more cold weather facts?  Grab a blanket some hot coco and then CLICK HERE.


Ice Bowl ’67 is still #1 by many degrees

January 12th, 2015 at 10:08 am by 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°

Temperature Difference was 38°

Stronger Winds during 1967 Ice Bowl

Stronger Winds during 1967 Ice Bowl

"Feels Like" temperature 55° warmer in 2015

“Feels Like” temperature 55° warmer in 2015

 

 

 

 

 


Snow Then Cold…Again!

January 8th, 2015 at 10:55 am by 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.

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Warming up after a frigid start to December

December 2nd, 2014 at 8:18 am by under News, Weather

Warmer air moved in overnight and winds diminished making it feel much better this morning.  Our low for the day was at 10 pm last night (zero in Green Bay) but after that temperatures rose.  Today’s highs will be near 30 after highs yesterday were about 20 degrees below normal. (Normal high is 34 for this time of year) The next 7 days look much better with highs reaching the mid 30s by the weekend.

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A cold November leads into cold start for December

December 1st, 2014 at 11:53 am by under Weather

12-1-14 morning lows

Low temperatures this morning dipped down into the single digits this morning, with wind chill values ranging from -10 to -20 degrees. It was a truly frigid way to start the month.

Thankfully, the lows this morning weren’t anywhere near record values. Green Bay’s low of 5 degrees was still a full 15 degrees above the record of -11, set back in 1893.

But the cold weather wasn’t anything we haven’t become accustomed to over the course of this November, which just concluded on Sunday. It was a little bit closer to re-writing some record books.

november temp comparison

Green Bay ended up with the 5th-coldest November on record with an average of 28.5 degrees over the course of the month. It’s about 6 degrees cooler than usual.

Thankfully it was still a few degrees warmer than the coldest November on record, which was in 1951.

And the one bit of good news about this cold snap today to start December is that it doesn’t look to continue for much longer. Temperatures should rebound to near 30 for Tuesday, and by this weekend we could be seeing highs back up into the 30s.


Brandy Snow Totals

November 25th, 2014 at 3:55 am by under News, Weather

Winter Storm Brandy left behind 3 to 7 inches of snow in many locations.   Here are the updated snow totals from Brandy as of 10 am Tuesday.  How much snow did you get in your backyard?  Facebook me  or go to our reportit feature and send a snow total and/or pictures.  Thanks to Amy from Wittenberg and Samantha from Denmark for sending us these great shots from Winter Storm Brandy.   For more photos click here.

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Record-Breaking November Cold

November 21st, 2014 at 11:51 am by 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.

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More than an inch of rain overnight

October 14th, 2014 at 4:00 am by 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.

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Nice Fall Weekend

October 10th, 2014 at 7:11 am by under News, Weather

We wake up to a chilly morning again today with a 7 am temperature in Green Bay of 31 degrees, the coldest of the season so far, but temperatures will rise to the mid 50s with lots of sunshine.  Yesterday’s high was 58 in Green Bay and a low of 33. If you’re heading to High School football this evening, the Gametime temperature will be near 46 and by the end of the game, 42 degrees.  Brrr…but beautiful for Friday night football.  The weekend looks fantastic too with mostly sunny to partly sunny skies and highs in the 50s.

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