A much needed thaw this weekend

March 29th, 2014 at 10:54 am by under Weather

Dry and sunny weather will make for a truly spring like weekend.

Snow piles will start to shrink as highs reach into the low 40s today.

South winds will push Sunday’s high into the low 50s.  While 50s won’t be a record breaker (Sunday’s record is 73°) it will be above normal.

Monday will also be above normal with mid 50′s in the forecast.  Temperatures the rest of next week end up below normal, so enjoy what warmth we have this weekend.

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The records keep falling

March 6th, 2014 at 3:46 am by 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!

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Record Cold Continues

March 3rd, 2014 at 11:45 am by under News, Weather

The forecast is like a “broken record” (remember those old 45s you used to put on your spindle) and this winter will be known as one that keeps breaking records.  The low this morning in Green Bay dropped to -24°-the coldest temperature in 18 years and the ninth coldest day ever recorded since we started keeping records in 1886; a span of 46,387 days.  The wind chill was -37 at one point this morning and it felt every bit of that on the weather deck.  Now that meteorological winter is over (December, January & February) it turned out to be the second coldest ever and we keep adding to the record of days below zero.  In addition, as of this morning the Great Lakes were 90.5% frozen which is the most ice-covered since 1994 when they were 90.7% iced over.  Check out the records below and think warm thoughts. (Thanks to the National Weather Service in Green Bay for official records)

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Record Cold Winter

February 28th, 2014 at 11:30 am by under News, Weather

It has been cold and I have the statistics to back it up.  In Green Bay we set 2 new records for low temperatures within 4 hours overnight.  Check out the graphics below and think Spring!

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Escape the cold and go to Alaska

February 27th, 2014 at 11:13 am by 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°AK VS GB


The Moon is chasing Venus over Lake Michigan

February 26th, 2014 at 11:19 am by 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.



Another cold blast to end the month

February 24th, 2014 at 11:26 am by under News, Weather

It’s cold, then getting colder and colder still.   Another Arctic Blast is impacting us this week and temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees colder than normal.  The morning lows on Wednesday through Sunday will be below zero and if that holds true, we will set  a new record for days below zero.  Wind Chills will be between -20 to -30 on some of those days so expect wind chill advisories to be issued by the National Weather Service.  At least the snow depth won’t be affected much over the next week.  Last week’s warm temperatures dropped it from 22″ to the current 14″. Those warm days also had an impact on our ice desk.  Take a look at the clear beauty of day one stacked up against today’s picture.  Notice, however, the highly calibrated “melt-o-meter” shows the melt is only at 2″ overall.    Enjoy the day, after all it will be 16 today; the warmest this week…downright balmy!

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International Space Station moves across our sky tonight

February 22nd, 2014 at 10:07 am by 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.


Winter Storm Carol snow totals

February 18th, 2014 at 3:31 am by under News, Weather

Winter Storm Carol brought a half a foot of snow to many areas on President’s Day.  The storm brought accumulating snow to the southwestern portion of our area in the morning hours, reaching Green Bay about noon.  The snow made the afternoon commute a slippery one for drivers with many run-offs and crashes.  Forecast snow totals of 4 to 6 inches held up well with Chilton in Calumet County receiving 6.5 inches of snow. Green Bay, Appleton and Oshkosh got between 5 and 6 inches of accumulation.  Now we turn warmer…for a few days.  We will probably see a high temperature above freezing today which would end a streak of 35 straight days putting it at number 9 on the top ten list. It was a very cold start to the day for Green Bay and areas to the north.  The skies cleared a bit overnight and the temperatures dropped to below zero but just to the south, clouds helped keep temps up.

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More ice than water on the Great Lakes

February 14th, 2014 at 11:02 am by 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