Archive for July, 2008

July Sky Show
July 29, 2008

Look to the night sky and wish upon a falling star.  A couple of smaller meteor showers should be visible this week thanks to generally fair skies.  Look overhead for the Southern Delta Aquarids.  This meteor shower will be most apparent tonight and tomorrow night. (July 29-30) Up to 10 meteors per hour.  This is just a preview to the big event in August.  The annual Perseid Meteor Showers will begin to show in early August.  Peak nights for viewing up to 50 meteors per hour will be August 12 and 13. 

Sally Severson


Wild 2008 Weather
July 22, 2008

Welcome to the Weather Watch 12 blog. It will be our pleasure to post our thoughts on the latest weather trends and try to use this blog to answer many of your weather questions.

Our crazy 2008 continues. Record snows, record rains, and we still have five months to go. If we stay in our current wet pattern, we may actually set the all-time annual rainfall record. Many of you are wondering what is going on. Why have we had such wild year? The answer lies mainly in the jet stream and the persistent placement allowing for plenty of gulf moisture to be wrung out here in Wisconsin and the upper midwest. I would love to be able to say that the pattern will be changing soon, but overall we are still going to be in an active area for more rain and storms.

In the meantime, enjoy the beautiful weather for Wednesday and Thursday with comfortable highs in the seventies and low levels of humidity. The next two days are what I consider perfect Wisconsin summer weather. Not too hot and not too cold. Our next chance of rain moves in on Friday, but chances are pretty low.

Thanks for reading and look for a lot more weather fun in the near future.

Mark Baden