Monday November 30th, 2015

Greetings and welcome!

Monday night 9:45pm

The first wave of the storm is here and it is rain. There is a little snow mixing in to the south and west, so it could switch over, but most of what is falling now is green, yellow, and orange on the radar rain. It is expected to switch at some point, and snowfall estimates vary from 1.5-2.4″.

We had a pretty nice weekend last weekend. It got cold enough at night, but the days were around 40. This week and next weekend look about the same with the exception of tonight/tomorrow’s storm. Look for lows in the mid-20s and high temps close to 40 into next week.

El Nino.

An idle thought the other day.. Even though we are having the warm days, the cold is winning a little. Right now with our short days we are spending a lot more time in the dark than in sunlight, and that will drop as the winter solstice comes on the 22nd. It might get into the upper 30s for 6 or 7 hours, but it will be below freezing for twice that long.

This Saturday is the annual New Low Buck Riders Vintage Snowmobile show and Swap at the Gateway Bar in Crivitz. From their web site at

It’s almost SHOW TIME! The 12th Annual NEWLBVR Show & Swap is just a couple weeks away. Hope to see you in Crivitz at the Gateway Bar & Grill on Saturday, December 5, 2015. No charge for spectators and free spaces for the swap vendors, small charge to display sleds. Many prizes in many classes, including the kids class. And at 3:00 P.M. we’ll be drawing for the lucky winner of the 1978 Kawasaki. See you there!

2015show001Here are some pictures from last year..

That is it for tonight. Have a good Tuesday and thank you for visiting!


Saturday 11/28/15

Greetings and welcome!

We have a chilly little morning going today. Athelstane Weather is showing 7ºF this morning, off of a low of 5.7. The TV shows Crivitz at 7 and Wabeno at 9.

Yesterday only got up to 29, so a lot of our light snow from Wednesday night survived. When I walked out to check on the well house after work last night it was well frozen and crunchy as I crossed the field, and the light snow was in no danger.

112815aHere is a phone picture of the road on the way to work Friday morning. Areas that had sun in the daytime were a little clearer than this, but this is representative of south shaded side roads.

With all of the rain and then the cold blast there was an icy base and I had a heck of a time getting into my car to go to work Friday morning with the doors frozen shut.

We are looking at a high of 33 today and 35 Sunday, with a low of 11 tonight and a low of 20 Sunday night. At that point we are making progress freezing lakes and the ground.

But will it last?

It does not look good on the 16 day GFS. Other than a little cold air with a storm for about Tuesday, the next few weeks look like they will be well above normal for temperature. El Nino is here and it does not look good for the short term.

I checked on the El Nino last night, and it is going strong. It isn’t a ‘super El Nino’, strongest ever, or any of that hype. It is a good one though, one of the top 4 since 1950, but not as strong as ’98.

The good news is the models have it declining sharply after Christmas, and sometimes a declining ElNino can end well for us.

Well it’s time to make the donuts. Have a good Saturday and thank you for visiting!





Thursday 11/26/15

Greetings and happy Thanksgiving!

It rained much of the day today and only changed over to snow after dark. Right now there is a white layer on the ground, just enough to make it white.

Checking the radar over the course of the day it looked like the rain/snow line didn’t move much. I would guess that it was somewhere between Pembine and Iron Mountain to the east, and around Laona to the west.

Areas north and west of that line probably got a nice blanket of snow. The storm had plenty of moisture and it snowed all day.

Have a good Thanksgiving and thank you for visiting!