Monthly Archives: August 2016

Is this a rainy summer?

For southern Wisconsin, this has been a rainy summer.

This August, the precipitation that fell over southern Wisconsin is about 200 percent of normal. Continue reading

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Is another transition around the corner?

As we head into the second half of August a subtle transition in our weather begins to occur — one that is probably hard to detect at first but that eventually becomes very obvious and then lasts for approximately eight … Continue reading

Category: Climate, Meteorology, Seasons

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Has global warming stopped?

In a recent interview on the Glenn Klein Show on WRJN radio, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, asserted that “the climate hasn’t warmed in quite a few years … that is proven scientifically.”

This statement is entirely untrue but echoes a line of argument that many climate change and global warming skeptics have introduced into the discussion for a number of years. The so-called “global warming hiatus” argument suggests that since the beginning of the present century there has been a slower rate of increase in the global average surface temperature than climate models suggested would be the case. Continue reading

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