Saturday 10/3/15

Greetings and welcome!

We have had some freezing weather this week. The coldest that I saw was 28, but the last couple of nights have been in the mid-30s.

Right now I am stalling on going outside to tackle the mountain of outside work because it is only 43 degrees out. (The TV says Wabeno is only 41..) As long as I am hiding from the weather I grabbed the chance to do an update.

This winter looks like it will bring a medium strong El Nino. That isn’t good at all. I took a long look at the data Thursday night. It does not look like it will be quite as strong as 97-98’s El Nino, but it looks pretty robust.

At this link (PDF) farther down on page 24 theIRI/CPC Pacific Niño 3.4 SST Model Outlook shows a composite graph of 26 models and the yellow line is the mean of them. It is showing a high probability of temperature anomalies of over 2ºC in Nino 3.4, one of the key areas. Anything over about +0.5º is considered El Nino conditions.

Looking at the probability graph we are in the 95% range for a 2º+ El Nino early winter and down to 55% for late winter and spring.

The long term outlook for Jan Feb Mar shows a very high chance of above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

None of that sounds good.

Exactly how it will play out remains to be seen. Maybe it will work out well for us, you just never know. Personally I am getting ready for a strong winter just like I never heard of or followed the El Nino evolution.

The Snowmobile USA show in Milwaukee is coming up in October. Here is a link to their page.

Well I have dawdled as long as I dare, it is time to go and cut some firewood.

Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting!


Monday September 14th, 2015

Greetings and welcome!

Well I have cleaned up the mess that the script kiddies left behind, and we are back up and secure. The site has been hardened, cleaned, and while never unhackable, they will have to work a little harder.

I am trying out a new theme that I came across when I set up the temporary site. It is supposed to have a lot of features and is built to be very phone friendly.  (Feedback on that would be appreciated, I don’t have a nice phone. I wreck ’em too fast.) So far it is very basic.

A couple of news bits..

Saturday night it got down to 34 degrees. After an abnormally warm stretch, a big cold Canadian air took 0ver and gave us a good cold night.

The other news is that I saw an article a few nights ago that was questioning the durability of our current strong El Nino. The various models forecasts have it peaking about November/December and falling off sharply from there.  One discussion that I saw had it’s demise coming a little faster.

That would be welcome news. It is a strong ElNino. While it might turn out ok, they have a bad reputation for a reason.

Well it’s bed time. Have a good week and thank you for visiting!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

All Marinette County trails are now closed for the Spring break up.

The announcement was made yesterday as follows:

Monday March 16th, 2015
The entire Marinette County ATV Trail System will be closed to all vehicles effective immediately until further notice. This closure is required to protect the soft trail bed from erosion damage caused by ATV’s and other vehicles during spring break up. ATV trails will re-open when conditions warrant. Another press release will ne places in the paper when the trails are re-opened.”
Visit for the full press release.

Tuesday 3-10-15

Greetings and welcome!

Today Spring won and we hit 62 degrees. Iron Snowshoe has called it a season. Dun-Good, Paul Bunyan, and Red Arrow are open but in poor condition.

I checked the long term forecast one last time and found no hope for a last weekend making 12″ storm. It is time to call it a season..

Thank you everyone for a fun season. I wish that I could have updated more, ridden more, and made more events, but it was a busy winter. I enjoyed meeting everyone at Rapids Resort, and in other places too. I am looking forward to doing it again next year too.

Thank you all. Have a good summer and thank you for visiting!