February 8th, 2014 at 8:27 pm by Doug Higgins under Weather
Green Bay’s temperature hit -10° this morning. This was the 36th time the mercury has dipped below zero this season.
We are now tied for 12th most below zero days in history (the other year this happened was 1970/71).
There are 2 more days with below zero temperatures in the forecast, so we will likely move up to 10th most below zero days.
There is some good news here, we are expecting warmer temperatures by the end of next week.
Top 12 most below zero temperatures in Green Bay History:
#1 48 days 1976/77
#2 tie 45 days 1958/59 and 1962/63
#4 tie 41 days 1903/04 and 1978/79
#6 tie 40 days 1886/87, 1911/12, 1916,17
#8 tie 39 days 1887/88 and 1917/18
#10 tie 37 days 1919/20 and 2008/09
#12 tie 36 days 1970/71 and 20013/14
February 7th, 2014 at 4:45 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
A high pressure perched over the Ohio Valley will result in a lot of sunshine for us again today but colder than normal temperatures continue (Normal high is 26°). Wind chills this morning will be between 20 and 30 below and a wind chill advisory is in effect until noon; something we have become accustomed to this winter.
That thick ice on Lake Winnebago is not going anywhere this weekend as temperatures for the opening of Sturgeon spearing will be frigid. At 7 am tomorrow the temperature will be near -5 and wind chill about -15. There is a chance of snow after noon.
We may actually get a warm up by next weekend. After the seven day trend graphic you see below, indications are that we could see freezing or even above freezing conditions next Saturday and Sunday.
February 5th, 2014 at 11:32 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
February 5th, 2014 at 2:06 am by Doug Higgins under Weather
A strong winter storm is hitting the east coast. I was curious what airports were impacted, so I went to the Federal Aviation Administration web site. At 11:15 am their map of major northeast airports had just Philadelphia with delays. PHL’s delays were averaging one hour and fifteen minutes. I found this very surprising; just one airport having problems as the northeast was getting pounded with rain, snow, and ice.
Compare the FAA website to Flightaware’s Misery map. The major New York airports (Newark, John F. Kennedy, and LaGuardia) had 16 delays and 71 cancellations. I would consider that a big problem. The misery index rotated around a full 270 degrees, that’s pretty high! If you’re looking at flight information this this a great site to go.
Obviously check your airline for specific information on your exact flight. But if you find yourself delayed, flightaware.com will let you know how miserable you should be.
February 1st, 2014 at 9:32 am by Doug Higgins under Weather
The Climate Prediction Center Issued an updated February outlook. Temperatures are expected to stay below normal in Wisconsin.
What is normal you ask? The normal high temperature on Feb. 1st is 25 degrees in Green Bay; by the end of the month the normal high warms to 33 degrees.
There is not much information on precipitation as the CPC has Wisconsin under an “EC” or equal chance of above or below normal precipitation.
The 8-14 day outlook has better information with Wisconsin expecting above normal precipitation; so don’t put away your shovels yet.
January 31st, 2014 at 11:02 am by Doug Higgins under Weather
The average temperature in January for Green Bay was just 8.7 degrees. That ranks as the 17th coldest January on record, and the 3rd coldest in the last 30 years!
The warmest temperature was 39°; and the coldest was a bone chilling -21°.
We had 19 days where the temperature dipped below zero!
Snowfall was 4.4″ above normal, with an even 17″ falling.
Here are the top 3 coldest Januaries in Green Bay:
#1. 1921…… Average temperature -1.1°
#2. 1977….. Average temperature 3.1°
#3 1888….. Average temperature 5.2°
January 31st, 2014 at 4:14 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
Most of our area picked up 2 to 4 inches of snow from the fast-moving system that pushed through the area yesterday. The burst of snow mid-day and strong winds resulted in whiteout conditions on the roads for a time. In Green Bay 2.6 inches of snow fell at the National Weather Service office.
We’re back to the deep freeze today with highs only topping out near 10 degrees and wind chills below zero all day. If you’re traveling south tomorrow be careful. A storm moving through the region from the southwest could bring about a half foot of snow to Chicago Saturday. Around here we may get 1 to 3 inches by tomorrow evening.
January 30th, 2014 at 10:50 am by Doug Higgins under Weather
Our average high temperature warms from 25 degrees to 33 by the end of the month. I know, that doesn’t exactly make my frozen toes feel any warmer.
If temperatures did warm up in February, how warm can it get?
The highest temperature for first 10 days of the month is 56° set in 1925.
From the 11th to the 20th the highest temperature on record is 58° set in 1999.
From the 21st through leap year the highest temperature recorded (and the highest temperature ever in February) is 61° set in 2000.
So when can we expect our first big thaw? It’s not in the 7-Day forecast or the 8-14 day forecast. Beyond that, we can only wait and see.
January 29th, 2014 at 9:17 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
We’ve had an Arctic Blast around here the past few days with temperatures just touching the zero mark yesterday in Green Bay. For the month of January, the average temperature is about 8 degrees below normal so if you think it has been cold this year…you were right! As a matter of fact we’ve been stuck in a very cold weather pattern all winter. This pattern has had the opposite effect to the northwest. Folks in Alaska have been enjoying mild weather due to the position of the jet stream.
Check out yesterday’s high temperatures in Alaska and compare those to the highs in the region. I’ll bet you never think of heading to Alaska to warm up. If you want to know more about this pattern and how it is looking a lot like the winters of the late 70s, Meteorologist Phil DeCastro looked into it and has a nice comparison. Those were some extremely cold winters!