First Big Brush With Winter For Northeast Wisconsin

After a mild and near snowless November and December it appears all good things must come to an end.  From the National Weather Service:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI 301 PM CST WED JAN 11 2012 …SNOW EXPECTED TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT TRAVEL CONDITIONS THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS… .A COMPLEX STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES REGION TONIGHT. SNOW FROM THE STORM WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM WEST TO EAST TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING…AND THEN CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.THE SNOW WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH FROM WEST TO EAST LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING. WIZ022-038>040-048>050-073-074-120515- /O.UPG.KGRB.WS.A.0001.120112T1200Z-120113T1200Z/ /O.NEW.KGRB.WW.Y.0002.120112T1500Z-120113T1500Z/ DOOR-OUTAGAMIE-BROWN-KEWAUNEE-WINNEBAGO-CALUMET-MANITOWOC- SOUTHERN MARINETTE-SOUTHERN OCONTO- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…STURGEON BAY…APPLETON…GREEN BAY… ALGOMA…OSHKOSH…CHILTON…TWO RIVERS…CRIVITZ 301 PM CST WED JAN 11 2012 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THURSDAY TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREEN BAY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THURSDAY TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * SNOW WILL BEGIN THURSDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY MORNING. * 5 TO 7 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED. * THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS WILL LEAD TO POOR ROAD CONDITIONS AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL.

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Proposed biomass plant will be safe

Still a number of hurdles left before the final green light, but this is encouraging.

A proposed trash-recycling alternative energy plant in Green Bay would not significantly harm public health or the environment, federal regulators said in a preliminary evaluation of the project released Wednesday.

The U.S. Department of Energy must approve the project before developer Oneida Seven Generations Corp. can obtain federal assistance for the $23 million development at 1230 Hurlbut St., on the city’s west side.

But in a draft environmental assessment, federal officials wrote that while there would be emissions, odors and noise, the 60,000-square-foot facility would comply with pollution limits and would not jeopardize public health.

“Overall, impacts of the proposed project on the environment and human health would be minimal,” regulators wrote.

In its 130-page report, the department wrote that the plant would generate truck traffic noise, as well as odors from decaying trash. Regulators also found that the operation would produce emissions of carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide, along with hazardous pollutants identified as acetaldehyde and formaldehyde.

But none of the emissions or other issues would be excessive, according to the report.

Sound technology that should be given a chance.

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Just a reminder for voters in the 2nd …

when Nancy Nusbaum was Brown County Executive spending increased dramatically.

Brown County officials looked up the budget numbers for us, focusing on the seven budgets Nusbaum signed from late 1995 to early 2003.

Operating spending went up 53 percent over those seven years. That works out to an average increase of 6.3 percent per year. State, local and federal funds contribute to the budget.

So the ad is on target numerically.

Indeed, Nusbaum does not dispute the numbers in it and did not criticize the ad as unfair but noted the County Board had a role in the budgets.

By contrast, the spending increase over the seven years following Nusbaum’s tenure was 34 percent, which is 4.2 percent per year on average.

If you live in the 2nd Senate District do you want a return big spending ways that won’t move Wisconsin “FORWARD”?

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Recall Hansen Celebration

The signature goal in the effort to recall State Senator Dave Hansen has been reached! In excess of 15,000 signatures will be turned in to the Government Accountability Board prior to the April 26 deadline.

The two committees looking to recall Hansen are close to submitting combined petitions to the Government Accountability Board, organizers have said. As of Tuesday, canvassers had collected about 15,000 signatures, more than the 13,852 necessary to launch a recall race in Hansen’s district, but the groups were looking to get more for insurance.

According to the “Recall Dave Hansen” Facebook page a victory celebration will be held
on Saturday night starting at 6:30 pm at Titletown Brewing in Green Bay. The event will also provide one last signing opportunity for those residents of the 30th Senate District who haven’t had a chance to do so.

And if you can’t attend, be sure to contact Titletown Brewing at (920) 437-2337 and thank them for hosting this event.

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