Post-midnight best time to watch meteor shower in WisconsinWisconsin Weather
-- Tonight after midnight will be the best time for Wisconsin to view the Perseids meteor shower.
Tonight after midnight will be the best time for Wisconsin to view the Perseids meteor shower.
The Iowa County Astronomers say it’s best to get away from city lights and look to the northeast sky. People looking to the heavens in Wisconsin should expect to see an average of 15 or more per hour, but possibly as many as 60 to 100. The fact the moon won’t be visible should make the meteors stand out even more. Peak activity should be tonight.
The Department of Natural Resources reports it plans to lift burning restrictions in seven central Wisconsin counties Monday morning. Recent rainfall has lessened the fire danger in the much the region. Adams, Columbia, Green Lake, Marquette, Portage, Waupaca and Waushara counties will have the ban completely lifted. It will also be lifted in portions of four other counties which are within DNR protection areas. The rainfall has reduced the wildfire danger enough the state agency has decided to allow campfires again. Despite that, drought conditions still exist in large portions of central and southern Wisconsin.
High winds and large waves on Lake Michigan swept three people off a breakwall and into the water off Sheboygan’s North Pier yesterday. A 38 year old Sheboygan woman was rescued, but two men from Sheboygan were missing. They were said to be 21 and 37 years of age. Authorities also helped two other women get off the pier during the dangerous conditions. All people were cleared off the pier due to the wind. U.S. Coast Guard, drive crews and other emergency responders joined the search just before 3:30 p.m.