Severe Weather Geekiness Ahead

They say that everyone talks about the weather and with the advent of the internet, that “talk” just get more and more geeky. But I love it. I am a bit of a weather geek. Fortunately I have met some people even worse off than me, so I feel a bit more normal now.

The weather forecast for the next couple of days (hot! bleah!). I seem to remember that last Memorial Day was cold enough to require a jacket, and last summer we did not have a 90+ degree day all summer. Now the forecast calls for 90 degrees for the next couple of days. So you might be wondering, what is the weather supposed to be like on Memorial Day? Unbelievably even to me, I found this page on the climatology of Memorial Day in Wisconsin. Some people have too much time on their hands, I guess.

Perhaps you might also be wondering if we have been hotter, cooler, wetter or drier than “normal,” as you head off to the water cooler at the office. That kind of information can be found here. A quick look at the April map shows that April was about 5 degrees above normal here in Central Wisconsin.

Or maybe you would like to know what to expect this summer or even next winter. You can find that sort of thing here. Unfortunately the map for this summer only shows that we should be “normal,” which is not too exciting. But if you really want to have some fun around the water cooler, take a look at this prediction map for the winter, which shows pretty much the whole country as having a good chance of being warmer than normal. Perhaps another lousy cross country skiing season. You heard it here first.

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