Would You Rather Results
Would you rather...
A. Go to the Super Bowl (17) - 2 points
B. Go to the Winter Olympics (14)
Would you rather...
A. Make it into the Guinness Book of World Records for surviving the most shark attacks (2)
B. Make it into the Guinness Book of World Records for surviving the most lightning strikes (29) - 2 points
This being a weather update, I should have known it would be that lop-sided!
Scattergories Challenge Results
I had some tough decisions to make! Here are the decisions that made it into the point standings below - if you still would like to debate, go ahead and post on the message board and I might reconsider. Note that anytime you submit an answer with more than one word in it, you run a big risk of it being labeled as an adjective!
Combination Answers Explained:
Raisin bagels/Raisin bread - I will separate these as different answers. However, Raisin is used as an adjective in both cases, describing the type of bagel or bread. Thus, no points are awarded.
Rhubarb/Rhubarb pie - I will separate these as different answers. Two points are awarded to Rhubarb. However, Rhubarb Pie is used as an adjective, as rhubarb is describing the type of pie. No points are awarded for Rhubarb pie.
Ron Wood/ Richards,Keith/ Ryan Hannam - Challenges denied, two points awarded. However, in the future, only last names will count for the starting letter, and going forward, people will not count as "things." I did a search through previous Weather Updates and this rule was not specifically mentioned, so I will accept these today and adjust the rules for next time.
Radio/Radio Row - I'm separating Radio Row from Radio, as this is quite different from a radio, so Radio Row receives two points, but the two people that just said Radio still will not receive credit.
Rent-a-cop - Challenge denied, two points awarded.
Rubber - Challenge denied, two points awarded.
Rubbish - Challenge denied, two points awarded.
Relics - Challenge denied, two points awarded.
Ragout - Challenge denied, two points awarded.
Rusks - Challenge denied, two points awarded.
Rarebit - Challenge denied, two points awarded.
Razors - Challenges denied, two points awarded.
Points Not Awarded:
Rotunda - Challenges accepted, no points awarded. (Not present at the site)
Ring-sizer - Challenges accepted, no points awarded. (Not likely present at the game)
Red liquorice - Challenges accepted, no points awarded. (Adjective)
Rock cakes - Challenges accepted, no points awarded. (Adjective)
Raised donuts - Challenges accepted, no points awarded. (Adjective)
Reggae hairdo - Challenges accepted, no points awarded. (Adjective)
Rice Chex - Challenges accepted, no points awarded. (Adjective. Note that brand names also will not be accepted going forward)
Winter 2006 Regular Season Point Standings (35 people played this week)
The regular season will run through March 10 and the playoff week will be the week of March 13-17.
The top player at the end of the playoff week will win a lovely weather-related prize (if not a previous winner).
Red text indicates the best player of the week. Green text indicates a perfect week.
Please verify your point total for accuracy.
^ = moved above the cut line this week.
-- = moved below the cut line this week.
Brian, Madison WI: 39 (+6)
Dan, Henderson, NV: 37 (+8)
Becky T. and Parents: 36 (+6)
Nia, Appleton, WI: 36 (+6)
Sheila, Appleton, WI: 36 (+6)
Katie/Bart, Mukwonago, WI: 34 (+4)
Tammy, Madison, WI: 34 (+6)
Jordan, Little Chute, WI: 32 (+4)
Karl, Appleton, WI: 32 (+6)^
Mary, Berlin, WI: 31 (+4)
--------Preliminary Playoff Cut Line--------
Barb, Berlin, WI: 30 (+2)--
Mom: 30 (+4)
Mary, Appleton, WI: 29 (+4)
Max, Cut 'n Shoot, TX: 29 (+2)--
Sharon, Kaukauna, WI: 29 (+4)
Sue, De Pere, WI: 29 (+6)
Greg, Madison, WI: 28 (+4)
Bethany: 27 (+6)
Lisa, Appleton, WI: 27 (+4)
Clair, Fremont, WI: 25 (+6)
Diane Sm.: 25 (+6)
Jan, Berlin, WI: 25 (+4)
Jodi, Hilton Head Island, SC: 23 (+0)
Steve L.: 23 (+4)
Chris Ke.: 21 (+6)
Jason, De Pere, WI: 20 (+4)
Sally: 20 (+0)
John/Shelley, Oshkosh, WI: 19 (+4)
Kelley: 16 (+4)
Nicole, Madison, WI: 16 (+4)
John E., Madison, WI: 13 (+2)
Al, Germantown, WI: 11 (+0)
Linda Ha.: 11 (+2)
Jen: 6 (+2)
Chad, Cleveland, OH: 3 (+0)
John S.: 2
Today’s forecast grade: C
Now: At 8am with light scattered snow showers across much of Wisconsin, temps are in the 20s.
Synopsis: An area of low pressure in northwestern Wisconsin is developing the scattered light snow showers we're seeing this morning. Look for these to become more scattered and diminish to flurries later today. Behind the cold front, look for colder temperatures with flurries from time to time.
Today: Cloudy with scattered light snow showers diminishing to flurries. 1-2" of total accumulation is expected by the time this thing ends. High of 28 central, just above 30 south. Snow chance 80%.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, maybe a few flurries, lows upper teens. And in case you've been living in a cave over the last week, you should know that the Winter Olympics begin tonight. Then again, if you're living in a cave, what are you doing reading my Weather Update?
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, breezy, more flurries, highs mid- to upper 20s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, yes, more flurries, highs low to mid- 20s.
Monday: Partly sunny, highs 26-31.
Tuesday: Light snow showers developing late, highs 26-31. Chance of snow Tuesday night 30%.
Wednesday: Breezy and colder with a chance of snow. Highs 22-27. Chance of snow 40%. Highs only in the upper teens to near 20 are currently projected for the second half of next week.
Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs lower 70s today and mid- 60s this weekend.
Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy, highs mid- to upper 50s. Scattered showers tonight and tomorrow, breezy, highs low to mid- 50s.
Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Showers and thunderstorms today, some perhaps severe, highs upper 60s. Breezy and cooler this weekend with sunshine, highs mid- to upper 50s.
Scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm will continue to push north-northeast at 20 to 25 mph. Rainfall amounts in areas that receive rain will average between a tenth and a quarter inch.
Today in Evansville, Indiana: Scattered rain showers turning to snow showers, maybe 1", highs upper 30s. More scattered snow showers this weekend, highs low to mid- 30s.
Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
Yesterday’s Climate Data: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
My Forecast for Yesterday……..… 27 central, just above 30 south
High Yesterday (Appleton)……….. 25 (0.1" as of midnight)
High Yesterday (Madison)............. 30 (1.0" as of midnight)
High Yesterday (Waukesha)......... 32 (0.3" as of midnight)
High Yesterday (O’Hare, IL)…...... 32 (0.3" as of midnight)
High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)………... 75
High Yesterday (Hilton Head Island, SC).. 54
High Yesterday (League City, TX)……….. 62
High Yesterday (Evansville, IN)…………. 34