December 14, 2020
During interviews with TMJ4, WTMJ-TV Milwaukee, Wis., and WXPR radio Rhinelander, Wis., associate director of the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, Michael Notaro shared his research into the warming trend being seen in the Great Lakes area. According to Notaro, data shows that the average winter temperature has increased by around 4°F over the past few years. Notaro has been investigating this trend as a part of a three-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program. He shared that Minnesota and Wisconsin have had the greatest amounts of warming in the winter and that this warming will have an impact on everything from the ecosystem to local businesses that depend on winter weather. Hear the TMJ4 interview here and the WXPR interview here.
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