29 people played the feud yesterday! Results are below:
Topic #1: Something that people pump
Gas (23) - 2 points
Other responses: Weights (iron), Bicycle, Tires, Football/Basketball, Air and Water. Just like the TV show, you need at least two of the same answer to show up on the points board.
Topic #2: On average, how much does one bag of groceries cost?
20 (13) - 2 points
15 (5) - 1 point (tie)
25 (5) - 1 point (tie)
Other responses: 10, 35 and 12
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.
^ = moved above the preliminary cut line this week.
-- = moved below the preliminary cut line this week.
Becky T. doubled her lead to two points, we had two perfect weeks (Nia and Sheila) which brought them both above the cut line, and only four points separate first place from tenth! There are four more weeks until the regular season ends, including a double points week to kick off Advent, which means there's plenty of time for all this to change!
Becky T.: 25 (+7)
Barb, Berlin, WI: 23 (+6)
Mary, Berlin, WI: 23 (+6)
Sue, De Pere, WI: 22 (+6)
Greg, Madison, WI: 21 (+7)
Karl, Appleton, WI: 21 (+5)
Lisa, Appleton, WI: 21 (+5)
Nia, Appleton, WI: 21 (+8)^
Sheila, Appleton, WI: 21 (+8)^
Will/Ruth, Appleton, WI: 21 (+6)
--------Preliminary Playoff Cut Line (Final playoff participants determined December 2)--------
Jordan, Little Chute, WI: 20 (+7)
Katie/Bart, Mukwonago, WI: 20 (+7)
Sally: 20 (+6)--
Bethany: 18 (+4)--
Clair, Fremont, WI: 18 (+6)
Brian, Madison WI: 17 (+6)
Dan, Henderson, NV: 17 (+5)
Max, Cut 'n Shoot, TX: 17 (+4)
Jan, Berlin, WI: 16 (+7)
Diane Sm.: 15 (+5)
Tammy, Madison, WI: 15 (+6)
Jason, De Pere, WI: 14 (+4)
John E., Madison, WI: 13 (+5)
Sharon, Kaukauna, WI: 13 (+4)
Al, Germantown, WI: 12 (+3)
John J., Berlin, WI: 12
Linda Ha.: 12
Mary, Appleton, WI: 11 (+3)
Nicole, Madison, WI: 11 (+3)
John/Shelley, Oshkosh, WI: 10 (+5)
Chris Ke.: 9 (+3)
Chad, Cleveland, OH: 8 (+6)
Jodi, Hilton Head Island, SC: 6
Rhonda: 5 (+3)
Mom: 4 (+4)
Scott/Ann, Appleton, WI: 4
Sarah: 3 (+3 - New Player!)
Today’s forecast grade: B
Weather Statement: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Look for areas of fog...reducing visibilities to around one half mile over Marquette...Green Lake...Fond Du Lac and Sheboygan counties through 9am this morning. Otherwise look for clear to partly cloudy skies over the remainder of southern Wisconsin with temperatures climbing through the 40s.
Now: At 7am with clouds north and central and some sunshine south, temps are mostly in the low to mid- 40s with a few spots in southern Wisconsin near 50.
Synopsis: A low pressure system is moving through Wisconsin this morning, bringing clouds and wind to most of the state (southern Wisconsin is seeing some sunshine but it's cloudy elsewhere). Behind the low and its associated cold front, look for colder air to pour in once again, along with a good chance of rain showers Saturday night.
Today: Partly sunny, breezy and becoming cooler, high of 54 central but still near 60 south.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, maybe some drizzle but probably not, lows near 40. Rain chance 20%.
Saturday: Partly sunny with rain developing late in the day and continuing overnight, highs near 50 central, low to mid- 50s south. Rain chance Saturday night 70%.
Sunday: Morning rain showers, then becoming partly sunny, highs near 50. Sunday morning rain chance 30%.
Monday: Partly sunny, highs 54-58.
Tuesday: Scattered rain showers, highs 52-56. Rain chance 40%.
Wednesday: Morning showers, then partly sunny and colder, highs 48-52 and highs in the 40s for the rest of next week.
Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs mid- 70s today and low to mid- 70s this weekend.
... Record high minimum set at Las Vegas Thursday...
The low temperature Thursday November 3rd at McCarran International
Airport in Las Vegas was 60 degrees. This broke the previous record
high minimum temperature of 58 degrees set in 1960.
Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Morning fog, then sunshine, highs mid- 70s through this weekend.
Areas of fog will affect southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia the first part of this morning. Visibility in the fog will be reduced in some areas to near or less than 1/4 mile...making for difficulty when traveling. Motorists are urged to drive with extreme care. Allow for extra time to reach your destination...using only low beam headlights or fog lights in areas of fog. Conditions are expected to improve by 9 am across the region.
Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Morning fog, then partly cloudy and breezy, highs lower 80s. Same forecast this weekend.
Today in Georgetown, Kentucky: Becoming partly sunny, breezy and mild, highs upper 70s. Thunderstorms developing late Saturday and Sunday, highs mid- 70s Saturday and mid- 60s Sunday.
Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
Yesterday’s Climate Data: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
My Forecast for Yesterday……..… 63 central, mid- to upper 60s south
High Yesterday (Appleton)……….. 57
High Yesterday (Madison)............. 65
High Yesterday (Waukesha).......... 66
High Yesterday (O’Hare, IL)…...... 70
High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)………... 77
High Yesterday (Hilton Head Island, SC).. 72
High Yesterday (League City, TX)……….. 78
High Yesterday (Lexington, KY)…………. 72
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View the (Earth and) Moon in 3D on Your Desktop
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Google Opens Virtual Library / Yahoo! Maps (beta)
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Google and Yahoo stepped up their battle for consumer eyeballs Thursday with the search engine launching a virtual library while the Internet portal upgraded its mapping service to better challenge Google Maps.
Google Desktop 2 Live
Combining desktop search and the Google Sidebar, Google Desktop 2 is now available for download.
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