Friday August 11, 2017

Greetings and welcome!

A couple of weekend updates..

The weather forecast for the weekend remains ideal with sunny skies and temps in the mid to upper 70s. Low temps are expected to be around 50 for both nights. There is no mention of rain in the forecast until about next Wednesday. Could it be true?

The sky watching will be very good this weekend, at least for a couple of hours a night. We are at the peak of the Perseid Meteor shower tonight. (LINK)  The bad news is that the moon will be very bright. Moonrise tonight comes at around 10:20 p.m., and on Saturday night  it’s at around 10:50 p.m.

I did a little star gazing on the front step last night and was rewarded not just with a sky full of stars, but quite a few shooting stars from the meteor shower. It was a good show. When the moon first rose it threw a beam that lit up my work shed roof like something inside was glowing. As it rose the shadows changing and increasing areas being lit was an interesting show too.

Tuesday night the town board did approve the ATV route on Parkway Rd from the Red Pine BP at C & Parkway south to the Stephenson town line. It will open Wednesday the 16th. This is a hugely important trail link and it came with a lot of opposition. It will be well watched.

There is live music tonight at the Caldron Falls Bar & Grill in their outside Pavilion with the band ‘Subject to Change’.

We had some fairly heavy rains come through the area yesterday. The USGS gauge says that is was about 1/2″, but I am sure that some areas had more.We had some small hail, but no severe weather.

That rain hit in the perfect area to make the Peshtigo River jump quite nicely for weekend rafting and tubing. We were at about 350cfs, still in the fun zone, but this afternoon it is back up over 500cfs, about a +6″ level and it is rising. The central and upper watersheds got hit pretty good, so I expect increased water levels for 2-3 days at the least. The median flow for today is 202cfs, a pretty rocky ride. The summer of spectacular whitewater continues!

Last but not least, tomorrow is the Silver Cliff Picnic & Parade. The parade starts at Boat Landing 11 Rd & Hwy C at 10am and proceeds to the picnic grounds at Hwy C & I, or Parkway North. The picnic starts at 11am. They have done a lot of work at the picnic grounds in the recent past and the word on the street is that it is very nice. Stop in and see what’s new!

Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting!

RJB

 

 

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