Players' Choice: Mad Gab Answers
Here are the answers to yesterday's more-difficult-than-usual Mad Gab puzzles! They were worth one point a piece, plus one point for the lucky bonus point winners below. Remember you have to get at least one answer correct to qualify for the bonus!
Mad Gab #1 (17/20): Call Fibber Ache =
Mad Gab #2 (19/20): Eight Wean Gull Any Size =
A twinkle in his eyes
1: Greg (8:07am)
11: Barb (5:02pm)
Autumn 2005 Point Standings (33 people played this week)
The top player this season will win a fabulous weather-related prize (if not a previous winner).
Please verify your point total for accuracy.
* = received a bonus point Thursday.
Congrats to Barb from Berlin who scored the only perfect week, including getting a bonus point for yesterday's game. Perfect weeks without the random bonus point went to Becky T., John J., my wife Lisa, Will/Ruth B., and Mary, who got three times as many points this week than she did all of last season!
Notice the new playoff line below - this will be adjusted each week to show who would make the playoffs if the regular season ended today. The top ten (plus any ties) after December 2nd will qualify for the 3-week playoffs beginning December 6th. Your goal is to have your name above that line, but there's plenty of season left if you're in the bottom third this week.
Also note that there will be no games (or updates) the week of October 17th as I'll be in Atlanta for IBM Websphere Portal Administration training. What fun! You'll just have to get your weather information, without the added sarcasm, from any of the 1,000 other weather Web sites out there.
Barb, Berlin, WI: 7 (+7)*
Becky T.: 6 (+6)
Greg, Madison, WI: 6 (+6)*
John J., Berlin, WI: 6 (+6)
Lisa, Appleton, WI: 6 (+6)
Mary, Berlin, WI: 6 (+6)
Will/Ruth, Appleton, WI: 6 (+6)
Brian, Madison WI: 4 (+4)
Chris Ke.: 4 (+4)
Dan, Henderson, NV: 4 (+4)
Harry: 4 (+4)
Jan, Berlin, WI: 4 (+4)
Jodi, Hilton Head Island, SC: 4 (+4)
Jordan, Little Chute, WI: 4 (+4)
Karl, Appleton, WI: 4 (+4)
Linda Ha.: 4 (+4)
Mary, Appleton, WI: 4 (+4)
Nia, Appleton, WI: 4 (+4)
Ruth, Madison, WI: 4 (+4)
Sally: 4 (+4)
Sue, De Pere, WI: 4 (+4)
--------Preliminary Playoff Cut Line (Final playoff participants determined December 2)--------
Sheila, Appleton, WI: 3 (+3)
Bethany: 2 (+2)
Clair, Fremont, WI: 2 (+2)
John E., Madison, WI: 2 (+2)
John/Shelley, Oshkosh, WI: 2 (+2)
Katie/Bart, Mukwonago, WI: 2 (+2)
Nicole, Madison, WI: 2 (+2)
Max, Cut 'n Shoot, TX: 2 (+2)
Sharon, Kaukauna, WI: 2 (+2)
Tammy, Madison, WI: 2 (+2)
Diane Sm.: 0 (+0)
Al, Germantown, WI: 0 (+0)
Today’s forecast grade: B-
Now: At 8am with a mix of clouds and sunshine, temps are mostly around 35-40.
Synopsis: An area of high pressure just north of Minnesota is trying to give us some sunshine today, but low clouds are still stretching into Wisconsin from a trough associated with that annoying low pressure system now all the way in central Quebec. So what does this mean for the forecast? See below.
Today: Becoming partly cloudy, less breezy, but still cold. High of 52. Normal high is 62 central, 64 south.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with areas of patchy frost in central and northern Wisconsin! Lows in the low to mid- 30s.
Saturday: Maybe some morning clouds, then mostly sunny and a little warmer, highs in the upper 50s.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and warmer yet, highs in the lower 60s.
Monday: Partly cloudy, highs near 60 or a couple degrees above.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, highs low to mid- 60s.
Wednesday: A chance of showers, but not a very good chance, highs mid- 60s. Rain chance 25%.
Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine and warmer, highs upper 80s. Breezy with isolated showers Saturday, cooling into the upper 70s on Sunday.
Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: More showers and thunderstorms, breezy, highs lower 80s. More of the same on Saturday and becoming more scattered on Sunday.
Flood Watch in effect through this evening...
Shallow coastal flooding around high tide this morning...
Through 11 am...scattered light to moderate showers will continue to move north over much of south coastal South Carolina. Generally...one tenth to one quarter inch of rain can be expected. However...some of the heavier showers may put down as much as a half inch causing ponding of water on roads. In addition...a few isolated thunderstorms may be embedded within the showers and may produce a few cloud to ground lightning strikes. The areas of rain are moving toward the north at about 25 mph.
The Flood Watch continues for
* portions of southeast Georgia and southeast South Carolina...
including the following areas... in southeast Georgia...
Bulloch... Candler... coastal Bryan... coastal Chatham... coastal
Liberty... coastal McIntosh... Effingham... Evans... inland
Bryan... inland Chatham... inland Liberty... inland McIntosh...
Jenkins... long... Screven and Tattnall in southeast South
Carolina... Allendale... Beaufort... Berkeley... Charleston...
coastal Colleton... coastal Jasper... Dorchester... Hampton...
inland Colleton and inland Jasper.
* Through this evening
* numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue
today across the watch area. Heavy rainfall is possible on top
of already saturated ground. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 8 inches
have already fallen across much of southeast South Carolina and
southeast Georgia since Wednesday morning.
* An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible across the watch
area today with locally higher amounts. This may lead to
Most flash flood deaths occur in vehicles. Do not drive into areas
where water covers the roadway or drive around police barricades.
Rising water can engulf a vehicle and its occupants. If your
vehicle stalls in water... abandon it immediately and seek higher
Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Mostly cloudy, breezy and much cooler. Highs upper 70s. Sunshine this weekend, highs upper 70s to lower 80s.
Today in Georgetown, Kentucky: Breezy and cooler with drizzle. In other words, "Bleh." Highs lower 60s. Mostly cloudy this weekend, temps low to mid- 60s.
Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
Yesterday’s Climate Data: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
My Forecast for Yesterday……..… 55
High Yesterday (Appleton)……….. 55
High Yesterday (Madison)............. 51 (0.07")
High Yesterday (Waukesha).......... 64
High Yesterday (O’Hare, IL)…...... 69
High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)………... 82
High Yesterday (Beaufort, SC)…………... 85 (1.04")
High Yesterday (League City, TX)……….. 89
High Yesterday (Lexington, KY)…………. 86 (0.01")
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