Category Archives: Phenomena
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) monitors and reports on the ice coverage of the Great Lakes. The average concentration of ice on Lake Superior is currently 5.7 percent, compared to 4.6 percent last year and 55.5 percent in 2015. … Continue reading
Those who keep a particularly vigilant eye on the weather might have noticed that on certain mornings, in all seasons, the lowest temperature is often recorded just after sunrise.
One of us had a morning paper route as a boy and was puzzled for years about this seemingly counterintuitive phenomena. How could the temperature continue to fall for the few minutes after sunrise on a cold winter morning? Continue reading
The Peshtigo Fire was the largest wildfire in U.S. history and occurred on Oct. 8, 1871.
The fire swept through the eastern and western shores of Green Bay, burning more than 1.28 million acres. Continue reading
Some dogs seem to have a great fear of thunderstorms, as do some humans.
Their fear can drive them through closed doors or windows, or send them cowering to an isolated spot in the house. Continue reading
The summer of 1816 is known as the year without a summer in eastern North America.
While extensive weather observations were not available, people’s journals documented the cold weather. Snow fell on June 5 in Vermont with temperatures in the low 30s, following a day with high temperatures in the upper 80s. Continue reading