Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for November 30, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 12:47 PM GMT on November 30, 2006

Good Thursday morning!

Mad Gab
Look for an updated point standings in tomorrow's update. Only a few games are left to play this season!

Gab #1: Hail These Kin

Gab #2: Twin Teeth Sin Jury

Gab #3: Thief Lower Duck Ease

Bonus Points: 4, 14, 24, 34


Rules and How to Play
http://www.lutheransonline.com/weather/rules


Today’s forecast grade: B-


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 6am with clouds but no precipitation (for the moment anyway), temps are near 20 central and south and near 10 north. Slightly different compared to yesterday morning when many of us were still in the 50s!
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: The large cold front as passed, and is fairly apparent when you walk outside this morning. That along with the cold wind behind the front is pushing wind chills in the single digits in central and southern Wisconsin, and below zero north. Today should remain dry, but a developing low pressure system emerging from the far southern end of that cold front will shoot north and could push more of the same precip we had yesterday back at us tomorrow! Say what? Read on!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Mostly cloudy, breezy and much colder. High of 28 central, mid- 20s north, and just above 30 south.

Tonight: Remember that storm that was expected to clip eastern Wisconsin, then yesterday I mentioned that the models said it was going to miss us entirely? Well, forget what I said yesterday. Cloudy and windy with snow developing by morning southeast. Lows near 20. Chance of snow 40% south, 20% central.

Tomorrow: Cloudy and windy with snow east during the morning and afternoon. Partial clearing late. 1-3" of snow is possible south, with less than an inch central and maybe even some sunshine north. Highs near or a couple degrees above 30. Chance of snow 60% south, 40% central, 20% north.

Extended:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, maybe some light snow or flurries. Highs 27-32. Chance of snow 20%.
Sunday: Cloudy, colder, maybe some more light snow or flurries. Highs 21-26. Chance of snow 25%.
Next Week’s Outlook: Light snow is possible Monday and again on Wednesday, but these should both be weak systems so only small accumulations are expected. Highs will remain a little below normal for a change, staying in the 20s through most of next week.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs upper 40s.
Freeze warning in effect until 8 am PST this morning...
At 2 am temperatures around the southern Great Basin valleys and
the Mohave desert have generally dropped to below freezing in all
areas expected the very lowest elevations along the Colorado River.

Temperatures in the Las Vegas Valley and surrounding areas are
generally in the 28 to 30 degree range while Red Rock to the west
of the valley has already reachec 22 degrees. Meanwhile others
temperatures at 2 am PST were 25 degrees at Barstow/Daggett... 20
degrees at Kingman... 28 degrees at Mesquite... and 29 degrees in
the Yucca Valley area.

Temperatures across the area are still expected to drop a few more
degrees as the coldest temperatures will normally be around
sunrise before warming into the morning hours.

A freeze warning means that sub-freezing temperatures are
imminent or highly likely. These conditions will damage or kill
crops and other sensitive vegetation if left outside or uncovered
and measures should be taken to cover any exposed water pipes.
----------------------------
... Record low Max for Las Vegas...

The high temperature at McCarran International Airport here in Las
Vegas was 46 degrees occuring at 12:25 am. This breaks the previous
record of 49 degrees set in 2004.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Isolated showers, highs lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Windy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Morning highs in the lower 70s but dropping through the 60s, 50s and into the 40s by this afternoon.
Through the overnight and morning hours...a strong cold front will race across southeast Texas. The front is expected to pass the College Station area around 3 am...the Houston area between 8 and 10 am and the coast between 10 am and noon. Expect temperatures to plunge 20 to 25 degrees as the front moves on through. North to northwest winds 15 to 25 knots and gusty inland and 20 to 30 mph and gusty at the coast can also be expected after frontal passage. Scattered showers and thunderstorms can also be expected as this system moves through the area.
Wind Advisory in effect from 10 am this morning to midnight CST tonight...
The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
Wind Advisory... which is in effect from 10 am this morning to
midnight CST tonight.

A strong cold front will usher windy conditions for the coastal
counties of southeast Texas late this morning through the evening.
Northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph can be expected. The immediate
coast can expect wind gusts to 35 mph. The winds are expected to
decrease after midnight.

Drivers of vans... campers... trailers... and other high-profile
vehicles should be alert to the danger of these winds... especially
when driving along east to west oriented roads.
-----------------------------
... Record high temperature set at Houston Intercontinental Airport...
... Record high minimum temperature set at Houston Intercontinental
Airport...

A record high temperature of 83 degrees was set yesterday... November
29... at Houston Intercontinental Airport. This breaks the old
record of 82 set in 1998.

A record high minimum temperature of 70 degrees was set yesterday...
November 29... at Houston Intercontinental Airport. This breaks the
old record of 69 degrees set in 1975.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs mid- 60s but temps falling in the afternoon.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to move across the region as we approach sunrise. West and north of the Ohio River showers and isolated thunderstorms were moving northeast along and just ahead a slow moving cold front. Rainfall rates of a half inch an hour have been observed with this area of precipitation as it progressed across Missouri. The heaviest rains will be along and west of line from Poplar Bluff through Carbondale to near Mount Carmel through 7 am. This front will slowly advance eastward. South and east of the Ohio and Wabash rivers rainfall will be scattered and much lighter rainfall through 7 am.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html


Weather in the News:

Philippines on alert for Typhoon Durian
• Officials put nation on highest weather alert status
• Possible 120-mph winds, landslides, 15-foot storm surges
• Current path brings it close to Manila by Friday morning
• On standby: Food, medical stockpiles and rescue teams
MANILA, Philippines (Reuters) -- The Philippines raised its highest alert level and warned residents to move to higher ground on Wednesday as Typhoon Durian barrelled towards the north of the country, gaining strength on a path towards Manila.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/11/29/philippines.typhoon.reut/index.html
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/wp200624.html


In Case You Missed It:

Teen prank leaves town without water
ANNAWAN, Ill., Nov 29, 2006 (UPI via COMTEX) -- The mayor of Annawan, Ill., says eight local teenagers have confessed to emptying the city's water tower by opening four fire hydrants.
http://www.lutheransonline.com/lutheransonline/spframes/frames.html?http://sites.stockpoint.com/thr ivent/newspaper.asp?s=lutheransonline&f=20061129/20061129Teenprankleavestownwithoutwater.xml&p=-1

U.S. to N. Korean leader: No iPods for you!
• U.S. draws up proposed list of luxury items that can't be shipped to North Korea
• NK leader Kim Jong Il known to be a fan of high-end electronics, cars, cognac
• List includes iPods, Rolex watches, Harley Davidson motorcycles, Jet Skis
• U.S. acknowledges Kim can get these items elsewhere if he tries
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration wants North Korea's attention, so like a scolding parent, it's trying to make it tougher for that country's eccentric leader to buy iPods, plasma televisions and Segway electric scooters.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/11/29/nkorea.sanctions.ap/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 29, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 2:00 PM GMT on November 29, 2006

Good Wednesday morning!

Family Feud Results

Players: 32
Topic #1: Name the first thing you take off after work
Shoes/Boots (26) - 2 points
Coat (3) - 1 point
Pants
Tie
G-String

Topic #2: Something in nature a poet writes about
Flowers (10) - 2 points
Trees (8) - 1 point
Sky (Stars/Sun/Clouds also accepted) (7)
Birds/Dove/Butterflies (4)
Ocean/Water (2)
A man from Nantucket


Today’s forecast grade: C+


Important Weather Statement: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
...Much colder temperatures surging into Wisconsin...

A strong cold front over central Wisconsin will push through the
eastern part of the state this morning and early afternoon. Behind
this front...significantly colder air carried by brisk northwest
winds...poured into western Wisconsin as overnight temperatures
dropped into the lower 30s this morning.

Increasing northwest winds behind this cold front will continue
to pull this much colder air across south central and southeast
Wisconsin today and tonight. Temperatures will remain fall for
much of the day from Fond Du Lac to Madison and Monroe... west to
The Dells...Darlington and Dodgeville. Temperatures are expected
to tumble into the 30s in these areas today.

Farther east...morning highs in the middle to upper 50s are
expected from Sheboygan to Beaver Dam...Waukesha...Milwaukee...
Janesville...Racine and Kenosha. Temperatures in these areas will
fall into the 40s later today once the winds become northwest...
and continue tumbling into the 30s tonight.

All interests should be prepared for subfreezing temperatures
returning to the area during the next 24 hours. The cold air will
remain firmly entrenched over the region through the weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX&StateCode=WI&SafeCityName=Madison


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with clouds, wind, fog and scattered rain showers, temps are also scattered, in the mid- 50s southeast to the mid- 30s north.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: A strong cold front is currently moving through northeastern and south-central Wisconsin this morning. This front will be the end of autumn as we know it and stick us right into the heart of winter by tomorrow. As for transition day, which just so happens to be today, we can expect mild temperatures early this morning with temps falling through the 50s, 40s, and eventually landing into the 20s by tonight.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Clouds, fog, and windy, with scattered rain showers becoming more prevalent later today. Early high of 55 central and south with temps falling through the 50s, 40s and 30s by this evening. Temps won't get past the upper 30s north, where the cold front has already passed. Chance of rain 90%.

Tonight: Windy with rain showers changing over to freezing rain and eventually light snow overnight. An inch of snow accumulation is possible by tomorrow morning. Lows lower 20s. Chance of precip 90% south, 80% central, but only 30% north.

Tomorrow: Becoming partly cloudy, still breezy, and much colder compared to 24 hours ago. Highs upper 20s.

This Weekend:
Friday: Partly sunny. The big storm which had looked to just barely clip eastern Wisconsin is now expected to miss the state entirely. Highs 28-33.
Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs 30-35.
Sunday: Cloudy with scattered light snow showers or flurries. Little if any accumulation. Highs 27-32. Chance of snow 30%.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, breezy and colder. Highs only in the upper 40s. FYI, at 7am it's already 50 in Madison.
Freeze warning in effect from midnight tonight to 8 am PST Thursday...
Cold air moving over the southern Great Basin and Mohave desert
today will allow for the first widespread freezing temperatures to
be reported Thursday morning. Temperatures across the Lower Desert
regions are expected to drop to 28 at Las Vegas... 18 in Kingman...
and 22 in the Daggett Barstow area. The only areas not expected to
reach freezing Thursday morning are the lowest areas along the
Colorado River valley... but even here temperatures are expected to
drop to between 33 and 35.

These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.
In addition any exposed water pipes should be protected especially
across San Bernardino County in California and Mohave County in
Arizona as temperatures are expected to be below freezing for
several hours.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy, highs lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated thunderstorms, breezy, highs upper 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Scattered showers, warmer, highs near 70!
Patchy light rain will continue moving northeast across the Heartland through mid morning. Rainfall amounts will range from a trace up to a tenth through 9 am.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html


Weather in the News:

Deaths blamed on Washington state snowstorm
• Two boys apparently poisoned by carbon monoxide
• Authorities report hundreds of crashed cars due to weather
• Storms in Washington, Colorado each dumped 2 feet of snow
• Storm forces World Cup to cancel ski practice near Vail, Colo.
SEATTLE, Washington (AP) -- A storm that dumped traffic-strangling amounts of snow in the Puget Sound region and even more in other parts of western Washington is being blamed for the deaths of two teens.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/11/29/northwest.storm.ap/index.html


In Case You Missed It:

Aching Back? Sitting Up Straight Could Be The Culprit
Researchers are using a new form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show that sitting in an upright position places unnecessary strain on your back, leading to potentially chronic pain problems if you spend long hours sitting. The study, conducted at Woodend Hospital in Aberdeen, Scotland, was presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/11/061127112844.htm
http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/slashdot/eqWf/~3/55153098/article.pl

iPod To Eventually Hold All the Video In the World?
The idea of fitting your entire music collection into a single device the size of a packet of cigarettes might have seemed outlandish 15 years ago. But that was before the iPod. Now, one Google exec is predicting the iPod will lead a further media transformation of similar magnitude in the coming decade.
http://hardware.silicon.com/storage/0,39024649,39164360,00.htm
http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/28/1433238&from=rss

Can you guess the 100 top TV catchphrases?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sometimes it takes only a word, or just a few, to become immortalized in television history.
The TV Land cable network has compiled a list of the 100 greatest catchphrases in TV, from the serious -- Walter Cronkite's nightly signoff "And that's the way it is" -- to the silly: "We are two wild and crazy guys!"
http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/TV/11/28/tv.catchphrases.ap/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

Judge rules paper money unfair to blind
Judge says Treasury Department is violating the law by keeping all money the same size and feel.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Treasury Department is violating the law by failing to design and issue currency that is readily distinguishable to blind and visually impaired people.
http://money.cnn.com/2006/11/28/markets/treasury_ruling/index.htm?cnn=yes

Updated: 2:01 PM GMT on November 29, 2006

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 28, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 1:36 PM GMT on November 28, 2006

Good Tuesday morning!

Family Feud
Another week of games starts right now! Only two more weeks until Double Point Week to end the Autumn 2006 regular season!

Topic #1: Name the first thing you take off after work

Topic #2: Something in nature a poet writes about

Rules and How to Play
http://www.lutheransonline.com/weather/rules


Autumn 2006 Game Schedule

Week #1:
Family Feud
Mad Gab
Week #2:
Scattergories
Chain Reaction
Week #3:
Outburst
Would You Rather
Week #4:
Match Game
Wheel of Fortune


Today’s forecast grade: C+


Important Weather Statement: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Another batch of showers is spreading across south central Wisconsin. The leading edge of the showers extended roughly from near Portage to Madison to Beloit. The showers were moving to the northeast at about 35 mph. Showers will move back into the Milwaukee...West Bend...Sheboygan... Fond Du Lac and Kenosha areas between 645 am and 745 am. Farther west... showers will become more scattered around Monroe...Madison...and Darlington by 9 am. Additional rainfall of one quarter to one half inch is possible this morning. In addition...east winds off of the cool waters of Lake Michigan will continue to produce areas of fog this morning. The fog may be locally dense in some areas near the lake...with visibilities of less than one half mile. Morning motorists should be prepared to encounter wet roadways and reduced visibilities in the fog and rain.

...Air quality advisory issued for most of southern Wisconsin...

The Wisconsin department of natural resources has issued
an air quality advisory for particle pollution...which
will remain in effect until noon Tuesday.

This advisory affects people living in the counties of...

Marquette...Green Lake...Fond Du Lac...Sheboygan...Sauk...
Columbia...Dodge...Washington...Ozaukee...Iowa...Dane...
Jefferson...Waukesha...Milwaukee...Lafayette...Green...
Rock...Walworth...Racine and Kenosha.

The air quality index is currently at the Orange level...
which is considered to be unhealthy for people in sensitive
groups...including children...elderly people...individuals
with respiratory and cardiac problems...or anyone engaged in
strenuous outdoor activities for a prolonged period of time.

For current information on air quality readings please call
the daily air hotline at 1-866-dailyair...1-866-324-5924.

... Much colder weather to return by Thursday...

Southern Wisconsin has enjoyed near or above normal temperatures
for about the last two weeks... or since mid November. This mild
streak will continue today and Wednesday. However a significant
change in the weather pattern is expected to take place Wednesday
night and Thursday.

A strong cold front currently taking shape over the Dakotas is
expected to sweep across Wisconsin Wednesday night. Strong
northwest winds in the wake of the cold front are expected to
bring significantly colder temperatures to the area by Thursday.

High temperatures today and Wednesday will be in the 50s to lower
60s. Temperatures on Thursday are expected to be 20 to 30 degrees
colder with daytime readings mostly in the middle 20s to lower
30s. Wind chills will likely be in the teens to lower 20s.

As this cold air pours across southern Wisconsin Wednesday
night... it will result in a mixed bag of rain and snow. At this
time... little accumulation is expected.

The colder weather will then remain over the area through the
weekend. All interests should be prepared for this significant
change in the weather expected in the next 48 to 60 hours.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX&StateCode=WI&SafeCityName=Madison


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with fog, rain and mild temperatures, temps are in the mid- 30s north, lower 40s central, and near 50 south.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: That stationary front I mentioned yesterday is still lingering across southern Wisconsin. This front is going to move a little north today, bringing warmer temperatures into Wisconsin, along with more rain showers. The mild weather should stick around through tomorrow, but after that, old man winter returns.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Cloudy, foggy, and breezy with rain, becoming more scattered later today. Mild high temperatures around 55 central, near 50 north, and maybe even near 60 south! Chance of rain pretty obvious, don't you think?

Tonight: Cloudy, foggy, and breezy with scattered showers, maybe even a thunderstorm. Lows upper 40s. Chance of rain 60%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy, foggy, and breezy with more scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs lower 50s central, mid- 50s south. Chance of rain 80%.

Extended:
Thursday: Becoming partly sunny and much colder. Maybe some flurries. Highs 27-32.
Friday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with snow east. Some accumulation possible. Highs 28-33. Chance of snow 50%.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, cold, maybe a flurry. Highs 30-35.
Sunday: Partly sunny, colder yet, highs 25-30.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, breezy, highs upper 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Morning fog or drizzle, otherwise partly cloudy, highs near 70.
A little bit of light rain will affect parts of the area...mainly near and west of Interstate 95 this morning. Rainfall amounts will be no more than a few hundredths of an inch through 9 am. In addition...patchy fog will also occur. Please drive with extra care due to the fog and wet pavement.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated morning showers, a little breezy, and maybe a little sunshine later today, highs upper 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Isolated showers, maybe a thunderstorm tonight, highs mid- 60s.
Through the mid morning hours...a diminishing area of patchy rain will continue moving northeast over southern Illinois and southeast Missouri. Most of the light rain will extend from Poplar Bluff Missouri...northeast across Cape Girardeau...to Harrisburg Illinois. Sprinkles will extend as far northeast as the lower Wabash River. Rainfall will be less than five hundredths of an inch.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html


Weather in the News:

Washington state snowed under, iced over
• Storm dumped heavy snow on parts of Washington state
• Icy roads send cars skidding; three killed in crash
• Thousands left without power
• Seattle closing in on record for wettest single month
SEATTLE, Washington (AP) -- A storm that dumped as much as 2 feet of snow on some parts of Washington state turned freeways and city streets into icy gridlock and left thousands of people without power.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/11/28/washington.storm.ap/index.html


In Case You Missed It:

Self-Recycling Paper
Since the role of paper in offices has changed, Xerox has developed a process where printed information on the document “disappears” within 16 hours.
http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/27/0549252&from=rss

Jackson man trying to break Guinness record with 4.1-inch strand on forearm
Jon Sanford really isn't a hairy guy, but one of his arm hairs could land him in the coveted Guinness World Records book.
Sanford, 37, has one really long hair on his forearm, and he's hoping it's long enough to vault him into the pantheon of record-breaking hirsute humans. The Jackson man has filled out documents; found two unimpeachable witnesses, the Jackson fire chief and a Jackson police officer; made a video; and now is hoping his name and arm hair will get the thumbs-up from the Guinness record arbiters.
http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=535419

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 27, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 2:02 PM GMT on November 27, 2006

Good morning and happy Monday,
This is Lisa with our weekend and baby update and I hope you all had a great extended weekend. Ours was very busy but for the most part enjoyable. Thursday we went to my aunt Barb's house in Berlin for a tasty Thanksgiving dinner. Friday we did a little shopping in the morning, then travelled to Madison to visit with friends Dan and Lin from Las Vegas, and also Mike, Vicki, and Dan's friend Frank. Saturday was our day at home to get some stuff done around the house, including putting up some of our Christmas decorations. Yesterday after church, I worked on Bryce's scrapbook with my friend Lisa, and last night we had a fellowship dinner with our 20/30's church group. We had a great time and enjoyed good food, company and conversation, and a great game of Apples to Apples.

Not much is new with Bryce except that he's getting smarter every day. He will now assist us in getting himself dressed, and sometimes he will even try to put his shoe on his foot. Bryce had a rough night of sleep last night and has been up since 3:30am, but he seems ok healthwise and felt at ease when we held him, so we figure it must have been a bad dream that scared him. Well that wraps up our update, have a great week.


Bryce Pictures:
Group Picture in Madison
http://home.new.rr.com/wiweather/P1120766.JPG
At the UW-Madison Memorial Union Terrace
http://home.new.rr.com/wiweather/P1120793.JPG
http://home.new.rr.com/wiweather/P1120800.JPG
And at the Memorial Union arcade.
http://home.new.rr.com/wiweather/P1120811.JPG


...Air quality advisory issued for most of central and southern Wisconsin...

The Wisconsin department of natural resources has issued an air
quality advisory for particle pollution...which will remain in
effect until 1000 am Monday.

The air quality index is currently at the Orange level...which is
considered to be unhealthy for people in sensitive groups...
including children...elderly people...individuals with respiratory
and cardiac problems...or anyone engaged in strenuous outdoor
activities for a prolonged period of time.


Today’s forecast grade: C


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with clouds, fog and isolated rain showers, temps are in the mid- 30s north, lower 40s central, and mid- to upper 40s south.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: If you seen a weather forecast over the last few days, you may already know that a much gloomier week of weather is in store for Wisconsin. A stationary front is currently stretching from northern New York through central Michigan and into southern Wisconsin. There is abundant moisture in the atmosphere across most of the country, so the dry spell we've had for a while now will definitely be coming to an end. We saw a bit of fog and mist yesterday, but look for a better chance of rain, perhaps even a thunderstorm, over the next few days, along with mild temperatures through Wednesday.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Cloudy and breezy with areas of fog and scattered rain showers, mostly this morning. Don't be surprised to hear a rumble or two of thunder either. High of 48 central, lower 50s south, and lower 40s north. Chance of rain 50%.

Tonight: Cloudy, breezy, foggy, and rain showers becoming more likely with isolated thunderstorms. Temperatures won't drop much overnight with lows in the low to mid- 40s. Chance of rain 90%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy, windy and mild with more rain and isolated thunderstorms. Highs low to mid- 50s central, upper 50s south. Chance of rain 90%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Cloudy, windy, more rain likely. Highs 52-57. Chance of rain 60%.
Thursday: Cloudy and much colder; maybe some light snow or flurries. Highs 33-38. Chance of snow 30%.
Friday: Becoming partly sunny, highs 32-37.
Saturday: Partly sunny, highs 30-35.
Sunday: Partly sunny, highs 27-32.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Isolated showers, windy, highs near 60.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy, highs mid- 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered light rain showers, highs mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Partly cloudy, highs upper 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html


In Case You Missed It:
Thanks Phil for the link!

Midnight Zamboni run prompts firings
BOISE, Idaho - Two employees of the city's ice skating rink have been fired for making a midnight fast-food run in a pair of Zambonis. An anonymous tipster reported seeing the two big ice-resurfacing machines chug through a Burger King drive-through and return to the rink around 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 10. The squat, rubber-tired vehicles, which have a top speed of about 5 mph, drove 1 1/2 miles in all.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061123/ap_on_fe_st/zamboni_run_3

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 22, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 1:22 PM GMT on November 22, 2006

Good Wednesday morning!

**************
Please Note:
There will be no updates sent on Thursday or Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a safe and tasty Thanksgiving feast!
**************

Match Game Results
Remember the new rules in place where people get one point for each six matching responses. Garbage was one vote away from earning a point!

Players: 27
Submitted by: Mom
Game #1: Emma's mother is very clean. (How clean is she???) She's so clean, she even cleans her _______.
Soap (9) - 1 point
Garbage cans/trash (5)
Cleaning supplies/bottles (3)
Dirt (2)
Rubber gloves (2)
Washing machine (2)
Dishwasher
Hands
Light bulbs
Toe nails

Game #2: This year Hollywood will be hosting the first Plastic Surgery awards. They are planning on giving the Lifetime Achievement Award to _______.
Michael Jackson (19) - 3 points
Joan Rivers (3)
Pamela Anderson (3)
Gumby
John Kerry


Weather Update Poll:
The Christmas season is finally here with Egg Nog appearing next to the milk at the grocery store. What's the best store-bought, non-alcoholic Egg Nog?
--Regular Egg Nog
--Light Egg Nog
--No Egg Nog
Please vote using the link below!
http://vote.sparklit.com/web_poll.spark/773847


Today’s forecast grade: A


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with sunshine, temps are in the lower 30s.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: High pressure has moved off to New England, but there really isn't a whole lot brewing out to our west. The only storm system that looked interesting will move through Sunday night and Monday, and could provide an interesting travel experience to work Monday morning depending on if the precipitation lands as rain or snow. But until then, enjoy the mild weather, the sunshine and the Thanksgiving leftovers!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Partly cloudy and a little breezy at times. High of 53 central, near 50 north, and mid- 50s south.

Tonight: Mostly clear, lows mid- 30s.

Thanksgiving: Partly cloudy with a 100% chance of food coma developing late in the afternoon. Highs mid- 50s.

This Weekend:
Black Friday: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of finding a decent parking spot at your local mall. Highs 48-53.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, maybe a flurry, highs 47-52.
Sunday: Partly sunny with a chance of rain or snow developing late, highs 46-51. Chance of precip Sunday night 35%.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Partly cloudy, lower 70s today. For your weekend forecast, read the Wisconsin forecast above.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered showers today, then dry through the weekend. Highs lower 50s today but back to near 70 again by Saturday.
High surf advisory in effect until 5 PM EST this afternoon...
Strong low pressure just off the South Carolina coast will move
little into early tonight... resulting in northwesterly winds up to
20 or 25 mph. Although the winds will be offshore... they may still
result in seas as high as 8 feet on the coastal waters... with
breakers up to 5 feet in the surf zone.

Minor to moderate beach erosion is still possible along some
coastal locations due to the strong winds... high surf and high
astronomical tides. This include Hunting Island... Edisto
Beach... Folly Beach and Isle of Palms.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio all hazards... TV or your local
news source for later statements concerning this coastal storm.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Sunshine through the weekend, highs upper 60s today and mid- 70s after that.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Sunshine for you too, dooder. Highs mid- 50s today and just above 60 this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html


Weather in the News:

Global warming already killing species, analysis says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Animal and plant species have begun dying off or changing sooner than predicted because of global warming, a review of hundreds of research studies contends.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/11/21/climate.species.ap/index.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 21, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 1:49 PM GMT on November 21, 2006

Good Tuesday morning!

Match Game: Sentence Edition
The lone game this week is Match Game. Have fun!

Submitted by: Mom
Game #1: Emma's mother is very clean. (How clean is she???) She's so clean, she even cleans her _______.

Game #2: This year Hollywood will be hosting the first Plastic Surgery awards. They are planning on giving the Lifetime Achievement Award to _______.

Rules and How to Play
http://www.lutheransonline.com/weather/rules


Packers Game Clarification
Quite a few of you wrote in commenting on yesterday's Packers skybox picture, noting that the stands were almost empty. As an FYI, that picture was taken about half an hour before kickoff, which would also explain the fact that we both had smiles on our faces.


Today’s forecast grade: B


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with a warm southerly wind and some low stratus clouds, temps are in the mid- to upper 30s.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: A weak frontal boundary to our northwest is causing some conflict with a large area of high pressure to the south and east. We're right in the middle between these two systems, which means we have a strong pressure gradient with tight isobars, or in other words, lots of warm wind. Look for these low clouds to hang around for part of the day, but we should see some sunshine before the day is done too.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Clouds this morning, then becoming partly sunny later today. Windy at times with a warmer high of 47 north and central, near 50 south.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows lower 30s.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, still breezy and warmer, highs lower 50s central, mid- 50s south.

Extended:
Thanksgiving: Mostly sunny, highs 50-55. Gobble gobble!
Black Friday: Partly sunny, colder, maybe a flurry north. Highs 43-48. A good day for shopping online!
Saturday: Partly cloudy, highs 45-50.
Sunday: Increasing clouds with a chance of rain or snow late. Highs 41-46. Chance of precip Sunday night 30%.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Rain, wind, colder, ick. Highs upper 40s.
High surf advisory in effect until 6 PM EST this afternoon...
Wind Advisory in effect until 6 PM EST Wednesday...
North winds at 25 to 35 mph are expected as a strong coastal low
develops off the coast. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph at
times... particularly along the immediate coast and Charleston
Harbor. These winds will continue through Wednesday afternoon.

Winds could be considerably higher on the elevated bridges around
the Charleston... Edisto Beach and Beaufort areas. This includes
the Wando River Bridge... the don Holt bridge... the Isle of Palms
connector and the Arthur Ravenel bridge. There is a possibility
that law enforcement officials may have to close these bridges at
times should conditions become too unsafe to drive over them.

High profile vehicles should use extreme caution while driving in
the Wind Advisory area.
---------------------
... Strong coastal storm to impact the South Carolina and Georgia
coast through mid week...

An unusually strong low pressure system will continue to develop off
the South Carolina coast tonight. It is forecast to sit off the
southeast coast through Wednesday... then pull off to the northeast.
During its stay... strong northerly winds will result.

Dangerous surf conditions and minor to moderate beach erosion are
possible. In addition... significant swell wave will move into surf
zone Tuesday and Tuesday night. At this time... it appears breakers
of 3 to 4 ft will occur... with waves as large as 6 ft possible...
especially Tuesday night. Coastal flooding does not appear to be an
issue due to the offshore winds.

The National Weather Service will continue to monitor this
developing weather situation and may issue high surf advisories for
portions of the area at a later time if conditions warrant.

Residents and visitors... especially those near the immediate
coast... are advised to closely monitor the development of this
major coastal storm. Tune to NOAA Weather Radio all hazards... TV
or your local news source for later statements on this event.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Sunshine, highs mid- 60s.
... Cold snap summary...
A short stint of freezing temperatures occurred this morning at
areas generally along and north of line from Winnie Texas to near
Anahuac to Lake Houston to near Spring to Katy to near El Campo to
Morales. The coldest temperatures should have been over the
eastern portions of Houston... Trinity... Polk and also the western
portions of Burleson... Washington and Colorado counties where
temperatures likely bottomed out in the 28 to 30 degree range for
at least 2 hours.

A few areas may have dipped to the freezing mark between
Angleton and Bay City for only an hour or two.

A warmer night on tap for tonight as southerly winds begin to
bring back warmth from the Gulf of Mexico.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Sunshine, highs lower 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html


Global Warming in the News:

NOAA Report: No Let-Up in Warming of Arctic
WASHINGTON — Signs of warming continue in the Arctic with a decline in sea ice, an increase in shrubs growing on the tundra and rising concerns about the Greenland ice sheet.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,230302,00.html

Forest Fires May Actually Cool Climate
WASHINGTON — Climatologists have worried for years that forest fires would worsen global warming by adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Now, there is an indication that the fires could have a regional cooling effect.
Fires in northern forests do release greenhouse gases that contribute to climate warming. But they also cause changes in the forest canopy that result in more sunlight reflected back into space during spring and summer for many decades after the fire, said James T. Randerson, associate professor of earth system science at the University of California, Irvine.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,230320,00.html

Pollution Could Fight Global Warming
NAIROBI, Kenya — If the sun warms the Earth too dangerously, the time may come to draw the shade.
The "shade" would be a layer of pollution deliberately spewed into the atmosphere to help cool the planet. This over-the-top idea comes from prominent scientists, among them a Nobel laureate.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,230047,00.html

Climate conference agrees on next steps
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- More than 180 nations at the U.N. climate conference agreed Friday on the next steps toward negotiating deeper future cuts in global-warming gases, after conceding to China that developing nations won't be pressed immediately to reduce emissions.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/11/17/climate.conference.ap/index.html


In Case You Missed It:

O.J. Simpson book, TV show canceled
• O.J. Simpson: Things have been "mischaracterized."
• News Corp. cancels book, interview on '94 double killing
• Some Fox affiliates were refusing to air TV special
• Publisher had called book Simpson's confession to crime
NEW YORK (AP) -- After a firestorm of criticism, News. Corp. said Monday that it has canceled the O.J. Simpson book and television special "If I Did It."
http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/TV/11/20/oj.cancel.ap/index.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 20, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 2:06 PM GMT on November 20, 2006

Good Morning,
This is Lisa with our weekend and baby update and I hope you all had a nice weekend. We spent part of our weekend in Madison with our friends Dave & Diane and Phil & Nicole. Bryce was good most of the time, but he had some crabby moments as well. He also got to play with Phil & Nicole's son Adam, who is almost 2. It was cute watching them play together. Steve got up at 4am on Sunday to do some testing for work, which lasted until almost 8am, then went to a rather disappointing Packers game on Sunday where the Packers lost 35-0 and Brett Favre got injured. He did have fun though, because he got to hang out with his friend Steve (see picture below), eat lots of tasty food, and watch the game from a Lambeau Field skybox. Not much is new with Bryce, outside of the fact that he now loves throwing all of his toys down the basement steps, so I'll let Steve get to the weather forecast. Have a great week and a very happy Thanksgiving.

Skybox Picture:
http://www.lutheransonline.com/lo/332/FSLO-1164031332-111332.JPG


Today’s forecast grade: B


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with sunshine, temps are in the mid- to upper 20s central and south and near 20 north.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: Another boring week of weather is in store for Wisconsin, mostly because of a stubborn area of high pressure to our southwest and the lack of any major forcing mechanisms (aka low pressure systems) that would develop rain or snow. So expect a lot of sunshine this week, and high temperatures should be slightly above normal, too, which is 35 north, 40 central, and 41 south.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Mostly sunny, high of 44 central, lower 40s north, mid- 40s south.

Tonight: Mostly clear, breezy, lows upper 20s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, breezy and warmer, highs near 50 central, just above 50 south.

Extended:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, highs 48-53.
Thanksgiving: Partly cloudy, highs 49-54.
Black Friday: Partly cloudy, breezy, highs 44-49.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, highs 43-48.
Sunday: Partly sunny, highs 41-46.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs mid- 70s. And you're leaving this for a week for northern Illinois?
Near record high temperature today...
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Windy with scattered showers developing. Highs upper 50s.
Wind Advisory in effect from 3 PM Tuesday to 6 am EST Wednesday...
A developing strong coastal storm will cause winds to increase to
25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph along coastal sections of
southern South Carolina and southeast Georgia beginning Tuesday
afternoon and persisting through at least Tuesday night. Such
conditions may even last into Wednesday based on the exact track
of the area of low pressure.

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
-----------------------
... Major coastal storm may have significant impacts on the South
Carolina and Georgia coasts through the middle of this week...

An unusually strong area of low pressure will develop off the
southeast coast of the United States later today. The low is
forecast to strengthen into a major coastal storm and become
nearly stationary off the coast Tuesday and Wednesday... before
slowly pulling away from the region Wednesday night into Thursday.

This storm system will lead to the development of strong winds
which will result in dangerous surf conditions Tuesday into
Wednesday. In addition... significant beach erosion is likely
across much of south coastal South Carolina and north coastal
Georgia tonight into Wednesday. Damage to structures in beach erosion
prone areas such as Tybee Island... Hunting Island... Edisto
Beach... Folly Beach and wild dunes is possible. There is a
potential for coastal flooding as well... however the northerly... or
offshore winds may be a limiting factor.

Strong northerly winds on Lake Moultrie Monday night into
Wednesday will create dangerous wave action on the Open Lake
waters which could result in minor erosion on the southern end of
the lake... including areas around Pinopolis.

The National Weather Service will continue to monitor this
developing weather situation and may issue high surf advisories
and/or coastal flood watches for portions of the area at a later
time if conditions warrant.

Residents and visitors... especially those near the immediate
coast... are advised to closely monitor the development of this
major coastal storm. Tune to NOAA Weather Radio all hazards... TV
or your local news source for later statements on this event.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Sunshine, highs mid- 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Partly cloudy, highs mid- 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html


Weather in the News:

Report: California firefighters faced wall of 90-foot flames
RIVERSIDE, California (AP) -- Five firefighters who died battling an arson wildfire last month faced 90-foot-tall walls of flame that advanced at 40 mph in a terrifying firestorm fueled by howling winds and tinder-dry manzanita and chaparral, according to a new preliminary report.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/19/socal.wildfire.ap/index.html


In Case You Missed It:

I tried getting one when stores opened yesterday morning, but you had to be in line for hours to get one!
Gamers wipe out supply of Nintendo's new Wii
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nintendo Co.'s entry into the game console wars, the Wii, went on sale Sunday and quickly sold out in many stores despite stocks that far surpassed those of the rival PlayStation 3, which went on sale two days earlier.
"There were enough people in line to snap up almost all the units of the Nintendo Wii that we had in stock, so it was an instant sellout," said Circuit City spokesman Jim Babb. There were a few overnight campers, but most had lined up in the early morning.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/fun.games/11/19/nintendo.wii.ap/index.html
http://money.cnn.com/2006/11/19/technology/nintendo_wii_release.reut/index.htm?section=money_email_ alerts

Thanks Phil for the link!
European Cities Do Away with Traffic Signs
Are streets without traffic signs conceivable? Seven cities and regions in Europe are giving it a try -- with good results.
European traffic planners are dreaming of streets free of rules and directives. They want drivers and pedestrians to interact in a free and humane way, as brethren -- by means of friendly gestures, nods of the head and eye contact, without the harassment of prohibitions, restrictions and warning signs.
http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,448747,00.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 17, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 1:41 PM GMT on November 17, 2006

TGIF!

Would You Rather Results

Players: 31
Game #1:
Submitted By: Sharon
Would You Rather...
A. Get caught skinny-dipping by your parents (19) - 1 point
B. Catch your parents skinny-dipping (12)

Game #2:
Topic: Ethics/Intellect
Would You Rather...
A. Vote for an honest but stupid politician (28) - 1 point
B. Vote for a liar with tremendous savvy (3)

Game #3:
Topic: Random
Would You Rather...
A. Never eat at a restaurant again (25) - 1 point
B. Never be able to eat your 10 favorite dishes again (6)


Autumn 2006 Regular Season Point Standings (34 people played this week)
The regular season will run through December 15 and the playoff week will be the week of December 18-22.
December 11-15 will be a three-game, double point week.
The top player at the end of the playoff week will win a lovely weather-related prize (if not a previous winner in the last year).
If you would like your city and state listed next to your name, send me a note with the information.
Maroon text indicates that these players had the best week. Green text indicates a perfect week.
* = received a bonus point this week
^ = moved above the playoff cut line this week
-- = moved below the playoff cut line this week
$ = previous winner
Please verify your point total for accuracy. Any scoring updates will be immediately posted on the Web site.
Perfect Score: 61

Note that I was told by several people (including an EMT and a registered nurse) that I should not have combined Eye Scope and Otoscope for Tuesday's Outburst game, since the Otoscope is only used in the ears. So, only those who wrote in with Eye Scope or pen light got credit for that answer.

Sarah H., Appleton, WI: 50 (+12)
Sue, De Pere, WI: 47 (+11)*
Dan, Henderson, NV: 46 (+9)*
Sally: 43 (+9)*
Becky T. and Dad: 42 (+9)
Greg, Madison, WI: 42 (+7)
$Brian, Madison, WI: 41 (+8)*
$$$Nia, Appleton, WI: 41 (+7)
$Karl, Appleton, WI: 40 (+6)
Sharon, Kaukauna, WI: 40 (+10)*^
Steve L.: 40 (+4)
--------Preliminary Playoff Cut Line--------
Juanita: 39 (+11)**
Clair, Rhinelander, WI: 39 (+6)--
Bethany: 38 (+4)--
Max M., Cut 'n Shoot, TX: 37 (+4)*--
Jordan, Little Chute, WI: 36 (+9)*
Jan, Berlin, WI: 35 (+3)
Mom: 34 (+7)*
Sheila, Appleton, WI: 32 (+8)
$Tammy, Madison, WI: 31 (+7)
Diane Sm.: 30 (+8)*
Tony: 30 (+8)
Deb: 29 (+5)
Katie/Bart, Mukwonago, WI: 29 (+6)*
Rhonda Lop.: 27 (+6)*
Mary, Appleton, WI: 25 (+9)*
Chris Ke.: 24 (+4)
Lisa, Appleton, WI: 24 (+6)
Kelley: 23 (+4)
Al, Germantown, WI: 21 (+9)*
Stacy: 19 (+6)
John/Shelley, Oshkosh, WI: 18
Nicole, Madison, WI: 15
Adam S., Evansville, IN: 13 (+6)*
Mary, Berlin, WI: 13
Barb, Berlin, WI: 12
Jen: 9 (+4)*
Craig, Green Bay, WI: 5
Bree: 4
John E., Madison, WI: 4 (+4)
Sue N.: 3


Today’s forecast grade: B


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with clouds once again, temps are around 30-35.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: A fairly quiet weekend is in store for Wisconsin with no major weather systems expected to roll through, and that trend looks to continue into next week as well. Unfortunately the clouds look to stick around through tomorrow, but after that, sunshine!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Mostly cloudy, high of 41 central, upper 30s north, and low to mid- 40s south.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, lows near 30.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, maybe a flurry, highs near 40 central, lower 40s south.

Sunday: Mostly sunny finally, highs lower 40s central, low to mid- 40s south.

Next Week:
Monday: Mostly sunny and breezy, highs 43-48.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, still breezy, highs 43-48.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, highs 43-48.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine through the weekend, highs low to mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Sunshine all weekend, highs lower 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Sunshine all weekend too, highs low to mid- 70s today and tomorrow and mid- 60s Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Isolated showers Sunday, otherwise partly cloudy this weekend, highs lower 50s today and tomorrow and mid- 40s Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html


Weather in the News:

Storms head north after killing 12
RIEGELWOOD, North Carolina (AP) -- Hours after a deadly tornado ripped through this small riverside community, Tomeka Jenkins was allowed to return to her home -- what was left of it.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/11/17/eastern.storms.ap/index.html
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/11/16/southern.storms.ap/
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,230159,00.html

Tsunami hits Northern California
CRESCENT CITY, Calif., Nov 16, 2006 (UPI via COMTEX) -- The northern California coastal city of Crescent City was assessing damage Thursday from a tsunami created by an earthquake off northern Japan.
Bill Steven, a commander with the Del Norte County Sheriff's Department, told the San Francisco Chronicle the National Weather Service issued an advisory Wednesday morning that a 3-5-foot surge resulting from the 8.1 magnitude quake would hit the Crescent City region at about 11:40 a.m.
http://www.lutheransonline.com/lutheransonline/spframes/frames.html?http://sites.stockpoint.com/thr ivent/newspaper.asp?s=lutheransonline&f=20061116/20061116TsunamihitsNorthernCalifornia.xml&p=-1

Armageddon, anyone?
NASA Proposes Manned Asteroid Mission
NASA is appraising a human mission to a near-Earth asteroid—gauging the scientific merit of the endeavor while testing out spacecraft gear, as well as mastering techniques that could prove useful if a space rock ever took aim for our planet.
http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/16/1456222&from=rss
http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/slashdot/eqWf/~3/50165522/article.pl


In Case You Missed It:

Gamers battle the elements to get new PS3
Some shoppers have camped in line for more than two days to be first in U.S. to get hot new video game system.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Gamers lined up by the thousands early on Friday, aiming to be one of the first in the United States to buy Sony's PlayStation 3, the multimedia and video game machine that is key to the future of the beleaguered electronics and media conglomerate.
http://money.cnn.com/2006/11/17/technology/playstation.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,229894,00.html
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,230003,00.html

The Wii: One Small Step for Nintendo, One Giant Leap for Gaming
When Nintendo's Wii home video-gaming console debuts in North America early Sunday morning, it will put to rest any fears that it won't be able to compete with Sony's super-powered PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's already established Xbox 360.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,230038,00.html?sPage=fnc.technology/videogaming

Physicist Trying to Send a Signal Back in Time
If the experiment works, a signal could be received before it's sent
If his experiment with splitting photons actually works, says University of Washington physicist John Cramer, the next step will be to test for quantum "retrocausality."
That's science talk for saying he hopes to find evidence of a photon going backward in time.
"It doesn't seem like it should work, but on the other hand, I can't see what would prevent it from working," Cramer said. "If it does work, you could receive the signal 50 microseconds before you send it."
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/292378_timeguy15.html
http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/16/0337230&from=rss

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 16, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 1:44 PM GMT on November 16, 2006

Good Thursday morning!

Blog Bits
Two quick personal blog bits before I get to today's game. First of all, for the second time this season, I got my name in the Appleton Post-Crescent Sports Section. Last night in my bowling league, I shot a 191, 245 and a 215 for a 651 series. I've been a sub for the Fischer-Ulman Construction team for years now, but last night they asked me to become a permanent member of the team, so hopefully I'll make the paper a few more times this season.
http://www.postcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061116/APC02/611160663/1892/APCsports&GID= XBAQ2x/atjW14RjiBpBX5nKT6oPMYrnKZ2T2ydgpg+c%3D

Secondly, we took Bryce to Sears Portrait Studio yesterday to retake his Halloween pictures. He was in a better mood this time around so we actually got some good photos, as opposed to last time when all we got were tears and pouty faces. Click the links below to see the new Eeyore pictures!
http://home.new.rr.com/wiweather/Bryce1.jpg
http://home.new.rr.com/wiweather/Bryce2.jpg
http://home.new.rr.com/wiweather/Bryce3.jpg


Would You Rather...

Game #1:
Submitted By: Sharon
Would You Rather...
A. Get caught skinny-dipping by your parents
B. Catch your parents skinny-dipping

Game #2:
Topic: Ethics/Intellect
Would You Rather...
A. Vote for an honest but stupid politician
B. Vote for a liar with tremendous savvy

Game #3:
Topic: Random
Would You Rather...
A. Never eat at a restaurant again
B. Never be able to eat your 10 favorite dishes again

Rules and How to Play
http://www.lutheransonline.com/weather/rules


Today’s forecast grade: B-


NowCast: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Northern Wisconsin:
Some freezing drizzle expected early this morning...
Areas of fog and some freezing drizzle are expected across north-central Wisconsin early this morning. Areas north and west of Rhinelander are most likely to experience the freezing drizzle. Since even small amounts of freezing drizzle can lead to very slippery roadways...use caution when traveling this morning. The fog should lift and freezing drizzle end by 900 am.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with a mostly cloudy sky once again and some fog or light freezing drizzle north, temps are in the low to mid- 30s.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: A very strong low pressure system now in southern Indiana is becoming quite the nuisance for many in the east-central United States. Fortunately for us, besides some backend wind, we should stay dry today. By the way, I'm tempted to give any of you a bonus point if you can use the phrase "backend wind" in a sentence today.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Mostly cloudy and windy today. High of 43 central and south, upper 30s to near 40 north.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows upper 20s.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny, highs low to mid- 40s.

Extended:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, maybe a flurry, highs 39-44.
Sunday: Partly sunny and seasonable. Great football weather for the Packers game I'll be attending...in the luxury box! Highs 37-42.
Next Week’s Outlook: Next week looks really uneventful with no major weather systems moving through during the work week. High temperatures may warm up a few degrees but probably will stay in the 40s.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs near 70. Pretty soon you'll be up here enjoying Wisconsin's late Autumn season.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered storms early, otherwise breezy, temps falling into the lower 60s.
High surf advisory in effect until noon EST today...
Wind Advisory in effect until noon EST today...
Strong southerly winds will continue this morning... reaching gale
force at times. These strong and persistent onshore winds have
allowed seas to build in excess of 8 feet over the coastal
waters... with large breakers occurring in the surf zone.

In addition... there is the potential for these battering waves to
result in significant beach erosion around the time of high
tide... which occurs through about 600 am this morning.

The high surf conditions and beach erosion will subside this
afternoon as the winds shift to an offshore direction following
the passage of a cold front.

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area and could result in localized beach erosion.
----------------------
A strong cold front will push offshore this morning. Strong
southwest winds ahead of the front will reach 25 to 35 mph with
gusts up to 45 mph this morning... then decrease to 10 to 20 mph
this afternoon. The strongest winds will be along the coast and
in the Savannah metropolitan area through noon today.

This is a potentially dangerous situation. As a result...
motorists should drive with extreme care. Be alert for sudden
wind gusts... especially in exposed locations and on the bridges
and overpasses.
-----------------------------
Gusty winds possible with a band of showers this morning...
A band of showers will continue to move east across southeast
Georgia and move into far southern South Carolina this morning.
There are still very strong winds just off the surface and these
showers are capable of bringing these winds down to the surface...
creating gusts as high as 40 or 50 mph in parts of the area.

Motorists should take extra care when driving this morning...
particularly those in high profile vehicles and if driving across
overpasses and bridges... including the Ben Sawyer bridge... Arthur
Ravenel bridge... don Holt bridge... and Eugene Talmadge bridge.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio all hazards... TV or your local news
source for the latest information from your National Weather Service
in Charleston.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Sunshine, breezy, highs mid- 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Rain, breezy, highs mid- 40s.
At early morning...a combination of drizzle and rain showers persisted across much of the quad state area. Heavier showers were noted generally along and northwest of a line from Morganfield Kentucky to Cairo Illinois. The activity was rotating around a low pressure center in west central Tennessee. Through 7 am... drizzle will continue over much of southeast Missouri...with hourly rainfall amounts just a couple hundredths of an inch. Showers will continue over the rest of the area...producing from a few hundredths up to one quarter inch with locally higher amounts possible. As the low pressure moves northeastward...windy conditions can be expected...with gusts between 25 to 35 mph out of the northwest.
--------------
Gusty winds expected across the quad state region today...
Gusty north to northwest winds from 25 to 35 mph are expected
today across the Heartland. High profile vehicles on east to west
roadways will be especially vulnerable. Persons driving high
profile vehicles across the region today should use extreme caution
and be prepared for rapid changes in wind speed. Winds should drop
back to 10 mph or less around sunset.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html


Weather/Space in the News:

Storm destroys skating rink full of preschoolers
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) -- Lines of powerful thunderstorms pelted the South with heavy wind, rain and hail Wednesday, turning a skating rink into a hulk of twisted metal soon after the 31 preschoolers and four adults inside had fled to the only part of the building that turned out to be safe.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/11/15/severe.weather.ap/index.html

Space mirrors could create Earth-like haven on Mars
Mirrors in orbit around Mars could create Earth-like conditions on a small patch of the planet's surface, according to a NASA-funded study. The extra sunlight would provide warmth and solar power for human explorers, but some experts say the mirrors may be hard to deploy.
http://space.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn10573&feedId=online-news_rss20
http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/15/1736246&from=rss

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 15, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 2:27 PM GMT on November 15, 2006

Good Wednesday morning!

Outburst Results

Players: 30
Topic: Things a Doctor Uses
Stethoscope (30!)
Tongue Depressor (15)
Eye Scope (13) (Otoscope and pen light also accepted)
Rubber Glove (10)
Flex Hammer (8)
Thermometer (3)
Blood Pressure Gauge (2)
Hypodermic Syringe (2)
Examining Table (1) - Bonus Point Awarded to Juanita.
Bandages (0)

Other Answers:
Prescription Pad (5)
Needles (4)
X-rays (3)
Scalpel (7)
Pen (3)
Medical Journal/PDR (2)
Weight Scale (2)
PDA
Forceps
Swabs
Cologne
'bedside manner"
Prescriptions
Computer
Patient Chart
Dictation machine
Poor penmanship


Today’s forecast grade: B-


NowCast: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Look for areas of fog over south central and southeast Wisconsin for the balance of the morning hours. Visibilities should range between 1 and 3 miles. However patchy dense fog...reducing visibilities to around 1/4 mile or less can be expected. Motorists are urged to be alert for rapidly changing visibilities especially during the morning rush hour.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX&StateCode=WI&SafeCityName=Madison


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 8am with clouds and a few areas of fog, temps are in the low to mid- 30s.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: A strong area of low pressure centered in Arkansas is spreading quite a bit of wind and precipitation across the lower Mississippi Valley and up into parts of the Midwest and southeastern United States. This system is going to swing north later today and tomorrow, but besides an isolated rain or snow shower tomorrow, the vast majority of the precip is going to miss us. We think.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Mostly cloudy, high of 42 central and south, upper 30s north.

Tonight: Variably cloudy, lows lower 30s.

Tomorrow: Sunshine west, more clouds and breezy east with maybe a rain or snow shower. Highs lower 40s. Chance of precip east 25%.

This Weekend:
Friday: Morning wind, otherwise partly sunny. Highs 41-46.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, highs 38-43.
Sunday: Partly sunny, highs 37-42.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs upper 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Thunderstorms developing late, some perhaps severe. Becoming windy, highs mid- 70s.
High surf advisory in effect from midnight tonight to 12 PM EST Thursday...
Wind Advisory in effect from midnight tonight to 12 PM EST Thursday...
A strong cold front will move into the area late tonight and
push offshore Thursday morning. Strong southerly winds ahead of
the front could reach 25 to 35 mph late tonight and Thursday
morning... with gusts as high as 45 mph. The highest winds are
expected near the beaches given their open exposure to the south
and east.

In addition... a line of strong to severe thunderstorms will
accompany the cold front Thursday morning. Even stronger winds
will be possible with some of the storms.
--------------------------
... Severe weather outlook...

A strong storm system will move from the Mississippi Valley to the
mid-Atlantic region tonight through Thursday. Very strong winds
associated with this low pressure system will move over the area
tonight. An associated cold front should move into the region
overnight... then move off the coast by early Thursday afternoon.
Ahead of this front... widespread showers and thunderstorms are
expected to develop... mainly after midnight tonight. Although the
wind fields are quite supportive of severe weather... the limiting
factor will be instability. Nevertheless... there should be enough
of both ingredients to produce a few severe storms across the
area. The main hazards will be damaging straight line winds... and
isolated tornadoes.

At this time... it appears the best chance for severe weather will
be across southeast South Carolina... mainly from midnight to mid-
morning Thursday. However there is also a slight risk of severe
thunderstorms across southeast Georgia. Because winds will be so
strong just above the earths surface tonight... rain showers
producing absolutely no lightning will be equally capable of
producing damaging winds at the surface. Therefore... wind gusts
greater than 58 mph will be possible with little or no warning.

This is a potentially dangerous situation. Stay tuned to NOAA
Weather Radio all hazards... TV or your local new source for the
latest statements from the National Weather Service.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Sunshine, windy, highs mid- 70s.
Wind Advisory in effect until 6 PM CST this afternoon...
Red flag warning in effect until 6 PM CST this afternoon...
A strong cold front will move off the coast early this morning.
In the wake of the front... sustained winds of 25 to 30 mph are
expected beginning mid to late morning over the entire area... with
sustained winds of 30 to 35 mph near the coast. Wind gusts of 35
to 45 mph can be expected at times... especially near the coast.
The winds are expected to diminish around sunset... except near the
immediate coast where the strong winds will persist until around
midnight.

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds over 25 mph are
expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult... especially
for high profile vehicles. Motorists should use extra caution
while driving today.
----------------------
The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
red flag warning... which is in effect until 6 PM CST this
afternoon. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

Northwest winds will increase to 25 to 35 mph by 9 am this
morning... with higher gusts to near 40 mph. As very dry air
filters into the region... relative humidities will fall to around
25 percent this afternoon. Due to the strong northwest winds and
very low relative humidities... fire weather conditions will be
critical today.

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds and low relative humidity will create explosive fire
growth potential.
---------------------------
... Record high temperature set at Galveston...

A record high temperature of 81 degrees was set at Galveston
yesterday. This ties the old record of 81 set in 2005.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Rain, highs lower 50s.
Widespread rain will continue over the quad state region through 8 am. Rain will be heaviest over southeast Missouri...far southern Illinois...and extreme western Kentucky...where hourly rainfall totals of one quarter to one half inch are possible. Across the rest of the area...hourly rainfall rates of up to one tenth of an inch will be common.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html


Weather in the News:

Small tsunami hits northern Japan
TOKYO, Japan (CNN) -- A small 40-centimeter (16-inch) tsunami has hit northern Japan after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake shook the Russian-controlled Kuril islands, according to Japan's Meteorological Agency.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/11/15/japan.tsunami/index.html

Snowstorm wallops Colorado
DENVER, Colorado (AP) -- A winter storm dropped a foot of snow on parts of Colorado on Tuesday, bringing high winds and closing highways, with more accumulation possible in some areas.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/11/15/colorado.snow.ap/index.html


In Case You Missed It:

O.J.'s latest: 'If I Did It, Here's How It Happened'
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- In a new TV interview and book, O.J. Simpson discusses how he would have committed the slayings of his ex-wife and her friend "if I did it."
http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/TV/11/15/simpsoninterview.ap/index.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 14, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 1:54 PM GMT on November 14, 2006

Good Tuesday morning!

Outburst!
Since I was out of the state last week, Scattergories ended up getting skipped. I don't want to change the game schedule, so I'm going to stick to the plan and move forward! If you do the math, you'll also realize that Wheel of Fortune will get skipped since next Thursday is Thanksgiving. You'll get one more chance at Scattergories before this season ends, which is only a few weeks away!

Topic: Things a Doctor Uses

Rules and How to Play
http://www.lutheransonline.com/weather/rules


Autumn 2006 Game Schedule:
Week #1:
Family Feud
Mad Gab
Week #2:
Scattergories
Chain Reaction
Week #3:
Outburst
Would You Rather
Week #4:
Match Game
Wheel of Fortune


Today’s forecast grade: B-


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with clouds, temps are in the lower 30s north and mid- 30s central and south.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: A semi-weak area of high pressure is hovering over the Midwest today, which will give Wisconsin a dry day today, yet clouds are still lingering around thanks to the cold upper-air temperatures. A developing low pressure system in Oklahoma will eventually shoot nort', panhandle hooking its way into the hearts of many, but fortunately for us, it'll hit south and east of the Badger state.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Mostly cloudy, high of 41 central, lower 40s south, and upper 30s north.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, lows near 30.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny, highs lower 40s central, mid- 40s south.

Extended:
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, windy, maybe some flurries or drizzle east. Highs 40-45.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, highs 41-46.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, maybe a flurry, highs 39-44.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 60% chance of me finding and purchasing a Nintendo Wii. Highs 38-43.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, breezy, highs upper 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy, no flakes in sight except perhaps on your television, highs mid- 70s.
Patchy fog will continue to dissipate across southern South Carolina through 9 am.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered thunderstorms, breezy, highs lower 80s. Must be nice.
... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon...
Rainfall amounts this evening will be light and ground fuels are
expected to remain rather dry on Wednesday. Much drier air will
work into southeast Texas with relative humidity values falling
below 25 percent by late Wednesday morning. Northwest winds will
increase rapidly and sustained winds near 25 mph are expected by
early Wednesday afternoon with gusts exceeding 35 mph at times.
The combination of high winds low humidity levels will create
dangerous fire weather conditions across southeast Texas on
Wednesday.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Scattered showers and thunderstorms becoming likely, highs near 50.
Patchy dense fog will persist over southwest Indiana and the pennyrile region of western Kentucky early this morning. The fog should begin to burn off shortly after sunrise. Until then...give yourself a little extra time to reach your destination. Use low-beam headlights and leave extra room between yourself and the vehicle in front of you.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html


Weather in the News:

Northwest socked by snow just days after floods
SEATTLE, Washington (AP) -- Snowfall from an early season storm forced road closures and knocked out power to thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest, days after warm-weather rainstorms caused major flooding in the region.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/11/13/weather.ap/index.html

Firefighters tackle 'long, skinny' California blaze
LAKE ELSINORE, California (AP) -- Firefighters were struggling on Monday to tame a wind-driven wildfire that has charred dense brush and trees in the hills east of Los Angeles and briefly threatened hundreds of homes.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/13/socal.wildire.ap/index.html

Global warming isolates Canadians in far north
TORONTO, Ontario (Reuters) -- Aboriginal communities in Ontario's far north are becoming increasingly isolated as rising temperatures melt their winter route to the outside world and impede their access to supplies.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/americas/11/13/canada.environment.reut/index.html?eref=rss_topstories


Space in the News:

Orbiter may be last chance to rescue Mars probe
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) -- NASA is running out of options for fixing a failed Mars probe that has been snapping detailed pictures of the red planet for a decade, officials said Monday.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/space/11/13/mars.probe.reut/index.html

Space elevators: 'First floor, deadly radiation!'
Space elevators are touted as a novel and cheap way to get cargo, and possibly people, into space one day. So far, they have barely left the drawing board, but ultimately robots could climb a cable stretching 100,000 kilometres from Earth's surface into space.
But there is a hitch: humans might not survive thanks to the whopping dose of ionising radiation they would receive travelling through the core of the Van Allen radiation belts around Earth. These are two concentric rings of charged particles trapped by Earth's magnetic fields.
http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn10520-space-elevators-first-floor-deadly-radiation.html
http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn10520-space-elevators-first-floor-deadly-radiation.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 13, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 1:44 PM GMT on November 13, 2006

Happy Monday morning,
This is Lisa with our weekend and baby update and I hope you all had a great weekend. Our weekend was fairly uneventful except for on Sunday, we went to church and then to lunch at Texas Roadhouse with our friends Jason and Nicole. After lunch we went back to their house and Jason and Steve watched the Green Bay Packers game.

Bryce update: Not too much is new with Bryce this week, except that he is growing so fast. He's a little bundle of energy and he loves to make games of us chasing after him. Bryce also never converted over to daylight saving time. He's waking up at 6am now instead of 7-8am like he used to. It makes it a bit more challenging for Steve to write these updates compared to when he was waking up close to 8am, but kids will be kids! Well that wraps up the update have a great week.


One thing Lisa left out of the update is our new toy - last week we got a new DirecTV HR20 DVR! Our old 35-hour standard TiVo box was continuously filling up and occasionally deleting shows because it was out of room, but now we got a new DVR that will tape up to 200 hours of standard definition television or 30-50 hours of HD recordings. It always records the last 90 minutes of whatever you're watching live so you can pause and rewind live TV, and we got an HDMI cable for it so the picture looks amazing. We moved our old TiVo to the bedroom, so now if the need ever arises, we can tape four different shows (two at a time per box) while watching a fifth or sixth prerecorded show! I can only imagine how often that will come into play. They were supposed to come and install it a few weeks ago, but this is a new unit and they ran out of stock nationwide, so they had to postpone the install date a couple weeks, but we did get free Showtime and some money taken off of our bill for the inconvenience.


Today’s forecast grade: C+


Important Weather Statement: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Northern Wisconsin:
... Record November snowfall set at Rhinelander...
A record 24 hour snowfall of 12.5 inches fell at Rhinelander on
Friday. This exceeds the old record of 12.0 inches set on November
23 1991.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB

Southern Wisconsin:
Light rain...mixed at times with snow...was continuing to expand across south central Wisconsin...mainly along and west of a line from Monroe to Madison to Montello. The precipitation was spreading northeast at 30 mph. Occasional rain mixed at times with snow...can be expected in Green Lake...Portage...Madison...Monroe...Janesville and Ripon from 7 am through 9 am. The mixed precipitation will begin to taper off around Darlington and Dodgeville during the same time period. The temperature is expected to remain at or slightly above freezing...however a few slick spots could develop...especially in low areas. Rain will likely spread into southeast Wisconsin after 9 am. Morning motorists should be prepared for wet roadways...especially in south central Wisconsin.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX&StateCode=WI&SafeCityName=Madison


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with clouds and a scattered mix of light rain or snow showers (rain south, snow north, and a mix central), temps are, as you might guess, in the low to mid- 30s.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: Look for a scattered light rain/snow mix across Wisconsin this morning courtesy of a cold front just to our southwest. This should finish up around lunchtime with partial clearing expected before the sun goes down today. The next big thing, a building panhandle hook low pressure system, is expected to swing north just a little too late and miss us to the south and east on Wednesday and Thursday.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Morning snow north, 1-2" possible. Morning light rain/snow mix central, little if any accumulation. Morning rain south, mixing with light snow at times. Partial clearing for everyone late in the day. High of 40 central and south, mid- 30s north. Chance of precip 60%.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows upper 20s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, highs lower 40s central, mid- 40s south.

Extended:
Wednesday: A big storm looks to miss us to the south and eventually east. Mostly cloudy, maybe a late-day flurry southeast, highs 42-47.
Thursday: Sunshine west, clouds and maybe some light snow showers, drizzle or flurries east, highs 40-45. Chance of precip 25%.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, highs 41-46.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, maybe a flurry, highs 39-44.
Sunday: Partly sunny, highs 38-43.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Clouds, highs lower 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Sunshine, highs lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated showers early and again late tonight. Highs lower 70s. Congrats on your MLS Cup Championship!
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Isolated showers, highs lower 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html


In Case You Missed It:

Human-cow Hybrid To Be Allowed For Stem Cell Research?
UK scientists want approval to implant human DNA in cow eggs, in order to easier extract stem cells, and accelerate stem cell research.
http://www.spotlightingnews.com/article.php?news=3164

Thanks Nia for this video link!
The Backwards Bowler
http://www.glumbert.com/media/backwardsbowler

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 10, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 2:02 PM GMT on November 10, 2006

TGIF!

Chain Reaction Results
As has been my custom, on odd weeks when only one game is played, I'm going to hold off on the point standings until next week Friday. Here are the results from yesterday's Chain Reaction - that bottom set was tricky!

Players: 24
Sloppy
Joe (24/24)
Cool (19/24)
Cat
Lady (13/24)
Godiva (14/24)
Chocolate

Other Answers: Litter, Granule; Licking, Good; Joe(s), Calico; Lives, Godiva; Litter, German; Lovers, Gourmet; Joe's, Copy; Lick, Ghirardelli;


Today’s forecast grade: C


Important Weather Statement: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Northern Wisconsin:
...Snow Advisory in effect until 6 PM CST this evening...
The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a Snow
Advisory... which is in effect until 6 PM CST this afternoon.

3 to 5 inches of snow are possible by the time the snow
diminishes this evening.

A Snow Advisory means that snow will cause travel difficulties.
Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities... and
use caution while driving. Air travel delays are also possible.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB

Fox Cities:
...Snow Advisory is cancelled...
The National Weather Service in Green Bay has cancelled the Snow
Advisory. While snow is still expected over the Fox Valley this
afternoon and evening...snowfall amounts are not expected to meet
advisory criteria with accumulations limited to mainly grassy areas.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with clouds across the state and snow north and west, temps are in the mid- to upper 30s central and south and near 30 north.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: As was mentioned above, the latest weather model projections have today's swath of snow shifted a little further north, and staying as rain longer central and south. This means that instead of central Wisconsin getting the 3-5" of fresh powder, west-central and northeastern Wisconsin are expected to get the heaviest snowfall amounts. Southern Wisconsin will see a mix of rain and snow (mostly rain) with barely any accumulation, and central Wisconsin may see 1-2", mostly on grassy areas.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Cloudy and becoming windy with rain developing this afternoon, gradually mixing with or changing to light snow south. Cloudy and becoming windy with light rain and snow developing by this afternoon, changing over to all snow central. Snow and wind today north and west. Total accumulations by tonight: 4-6" west-central, 3-5" north, 1-2" central, and less than an inch south. High of 38 central, low to mid- 30s north, and near 40 south. Chance of precip 90%.

Tonight: Cloudy and windy with light snow ending. Lows mid- 20s.

Saturday: Becoming mostly sunny and less windy. Highs mid- to upper 30s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny in the morning with increasing clouds later in the day and a chance of rain or snow Sunday night. Highs low to mid- 40s. Chance of precip Sunday night 30%.

Next Week:
Monday: Maybe a morning rain or snow shower. Highs 40-45. Chance of morning precip 40%.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, highs 44-49.
Wednesday: Rain changing to snow. Highs 39-44. Chance of precip 40%.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Some clouds on Saturday, otherwise mostly sunny, highs 65-70.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Isolated showers on Saturday, otherwise sunshine. Highs mid- 70s today and tomorrow and upper 60s Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: A chance of storms tonight and maybe a few showers on Sunday. Mild highs in the low to mid- 80s today but cooling into the upper 60s this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Showers and thunderstorms today and tonight. Mild highs in the mid- 70s today, then only mid- 40s tomorrow and mid- 50s Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html



Weather/Space in the News:

NASA Struggles to Contact Lost Mars Probe
An unexpected break in communications has NASA struggling to restore contact with its Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft. If communication cannot be restored soon, NASA may try to diagnose the problem by having another spacecraft, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, take pictures of MGS.
http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/10/0436258&from=rss
http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn10498-nasa-struggles-to-contact-lost-mars-probe.html


...Some record snowfall amounts recorded in Green Bay WI for November...

date snowfall
11/05/1896 10.5
11/27/1995 9.7
11/09/1985 7.6
11/26/1971 6.5
11/12/1916 6.0
11/19-20/1986 7.6

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 9, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 3:22 PM GMT on November 09, 2006

Good Thursday morning!

I'm back! I spent the last three days working at the Thrivent Financial mothership in downtown Minneapolis, where I had an all-day project meeting on Monday and yesterday evening helped run a Web Site Solutions booth at the quarterly Connect for Success Expo for new, successful Thrivent Financial representatives. While I was up in Minneapolis, I stayed with my long-time friend John and his girlfriend Rachel at their apartment, where we had good conversation, watched the election results (yes I voted absentee before I left), and played a lot of World of Warcraft. I finally got back to Appleton after midnight last night, and am looking forward to getting back into the normal routine of things!


Chain Reaction
There's only one game this week, and looking at the schedule, it seems it has been four weeks since we last played Chain Reaction. So here goes! You get one point for each correct response, and this time, it's all one big chain. Enjoy!

Sloppy
J______
C______
Cat
L______
G______
Chocolate

Rules and How to Play
http://www.lutheransonline.com/weather/rules


Today’s forecast grade: B+


Important Weather Statement: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Northern Wisconsin and the Fox Cities:
... First accumulating snow of the season for most of central and
northeast Wisconsin...

Developing low pressure will move northeast out of the plains... into
central Illinois by mid day Friday. Colder air filtering into the area
on the backside of the low will result in accumulating snows over much
of the area. There is still much uncertainty on the track and speed of
the system... though at this time the heaviest amounts are expected to be
along a corridor from Stevens Point to Marinette. The snow is expected
to begin Friday morning with three to six inches possible before ending
Friday night. A Snow Advisory will likely be needed with this early
snowfall as it is expected to create some travel difficulties.

In addition... with the relatively warm ground and the expected snowfall
Friday and Friday night... the formation of black ice is likely on
untreated sidewalks... roads and bridges as temperatures fall well below
freezing by Saturday morning.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 9am with sunshine across most of the state but some cloud cover north, temps are in the mid- 50s central and south but only near 40 north.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: Was yesterday an A+ day or what? Mild temperatures hit 69 in Madison, 65 in Appleton, 64 in Waukesha, 57 in Rhinelander, and 72 in Minneapolis! I hope you got outside and enjoyed your Indian Summer, as it's going away about as fast as you can blink. One cold front already moved through last night, and a second cold front will be moving through later today. While these cold fronts are pretty dry around here, a winter panhandle hook storm is brewing in the southern Plains and plans to give Wisconsin a shot of winter by tomorrow, with several inches of the flaky white stuff expected by tomorrow night!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Morning sunshine across most of the state with increasing clouds later today. Cooler than yesterday but still not too bad for November. High of 57 central, lower 60s south, but only mid- 40s north. This would be a good day to test if your snow blowers are still working!

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, lows mid- 30s.

Tomorrow: Cloudy and windy with snow developing, mixing with rain early in the day south and central. The snow will eventually taper off tomorrow night with total expected snow accumulations of 1-2" south, 1-3" north, and 3-5" central. Highs only near 40. Chance of precip 80%.

Extended:
Saturday: Mostly sunny, enjoy your snow cover but watch out for black ice in spots, highs 36-41.
Sunday: Becoming cloudy and windy with light rain or snow developing late. Highs 42-47. Chance of precip 40%.
Next Week’s Outlook: More rain or snow is possible on Tuesday, then a big storm may develop late in the week, but as of this time it looks like it will miss us to the south and east. High temperatures will probably stick around the 40-45 range.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs upper 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Sunshine, highs lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly cloudy, highs mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Sunshine, highs near 70.
... One year anniversary of the Madisonville and Marshall County Kentucky tornadoes coming up November 15...

During the afternoon hours of November 15 2005... two destructive
tornadoes were spawned by a long track supercell thunderstorm
that crossed western Kentucky.

The first tornado tore a path 44 miles long and claimed one life
in Marshall County. Around 145 PM... the tornado first touched
down about three miles south of Mayfield in Graves County. Until it
reached U.S. Highway 641 in Marshall County... this tornado
caused only light to moderate damage in the F1 category.

After crossing Highway 641 a couple miles south of Benton... the
tornado strengthened to F3 intensity... producing winds estimated
near 200 mph. A resident of a Mobile home was killed... and close
to a dozen others were injured. About 19 homes in Marshall
County were destroyed... and another 36 suffered major damage.
The tornado directly struck a camping resort and Marina on
Kentucky Lake. Over one hundred recreational vehicles were
destroyed. The tornado crossed Kentucky Lake into Lyon County
around 227 PM. In Lyon County... the tornado remained over
forests and lakes until striking a subdivision on the east side
of Lake Barkley. The tornado finally lifted about 250
PM... shortly after crossing Interstate 24. The tornado was on
the ground for a little over an hour.

Another even stronger tornado was spawned by the same supercell
thunderstorm when it reached Hopkins County. This second
tornado touched down at about 327 PM just southwest of
Earlington. It quickly strengthened to F4 intensity just south
of Madisonville... producing winds estimated near 220 mph along
U.S. Highway 41. About 151 homes were destroyed... including
several well constructed homes that were levelled. Multiple
vortices were witnessed. While at least two dozen people were
injured... three critically... nobody was killed. The tornado
weakened considerably before crossing the pennyrile parkway on
the southeast side of Madisonville. It finally lifted about a
mile from the McLean County border about 350 PM. The tornado was
on the ground for about 23 minutes... leaving a path of
destruction 15 miles long and a half mile wide in places. The
damage total was estimated to be over 30 million dollars.

Coming on the heels of the November 6 tornado that struck the
Evansville area... this event was a painful reminder that the
lower Ohio Valley is vulnerable to tornadoes at almost any time
of year. While April and may are peak tornado months in our
region... deadly outbreaks have occurred in such months as
November and December.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html


Breaking News:

U.S. Drug Manufacturer Recalls 11 Million Bottles of Acetaminophen Pills
WASHINGTON — A major U.S. manufacturer of store-brand acetaminophen recalled 11 million bottles of the pain-relieving pills Thursday after discovering some were contaminated with metal fragments.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,228366,00.html


Weather in the News:

More rain on way for flood-ravaged Northwest
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- Forecasters say another intense Pacific storm is set to hit the already soaked Northwest Friday.
The region got a short break on Thursday, when early morning light showers were expected to give way to dry conditions by afternoon, as residents cleaned up after storms that smashed rainfall records and damaged hundreds of homes, authorities said.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/11/09/weather.floods.ap/index.html

Record Japan tornado kills 9
TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- Japan's deadliest tornado on record tore through a remote northern town on Tuesday, killing nine and leaving one woman unconscious, police said. About two dozen people were injured.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/11/07/japan.tornado.ap/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

Mild hurricane season considered over
CAMP SPRINGS, Md., Nov 8, 2006 (UPI via COMTEX) -- The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center in Camp Springs, Md., has said the tame 2006 hurricane season has ended early.
The Climate Prediction Center, along with other meteorologists on the Gulf and Florida coasts, said the season, considered the quietest in a decade, is over, despite officially having three weeks left to go, USA Today reported Wednesday.
http://www.lutheransonline.com/lutheransonline/spframes/frames.html?http://sites.stockpoint.com/thr ivent/newspaper.asp?s=lutheransonline&f=20061108/20061108Mildhurricaneseasonconsideredover.xml&p=-1


In Case You Missed It:

Thanks Max for the link!
Study: Fat, boozing mice stay healthy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Huge amounts of a red wine extract seemed to help obese mice eat a high-fat diet and still live a long and healthy life, suggests a new study that some experts are calling "landmark" research.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/conditions/11/01/fat.fightingwine.ap/index.html
Reactions to this story:
http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=515493
http://www.time.com/time/cartoons/20061105/2.html

Seafood could collapse by 2050, experts warn
Overfishing, pollution, warming are destroying stocks, study finds
WASHINGTON - Clambakes, crabcakes, swordfish steaks and even humble fish sticks could be little more than a fond memory in a few decades.
If current trends of overfishing and pollution continue, by 2050 the populations of just about all seafood face collapse, defined as 90 percent depletion, a team of ecologists and economists warns in a study published in Friday’s issue of the journal Science.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15532333/

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 3, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 1:48 PM GMT on November 03, 2006

*****
Please Note:
There will not be any updates this Monday through Wednesday, November 6th-8th. Updates will return on Thursday, November 9.
*****

TGIF!

Mad Gab Results

Players: 26
Gab #1 (12/26): Ace Awe Spot =
A Sauce Pot - a bonus point is awarded to those who got it correct as less than half of the entries got it right.

Gab #2 (23/26): Chest Tan Jerk Round =
Just Stand Your Ground

Gab #3 (26/26): Red Ear Knottier Hike Hum =
Ready or Not, Here I Come

Bonus Points:
1: Jan (6:55am)
11: Dan (9:31am)
21: Sue (5:41pm)


Autumn 2006 Regular Season Point Standings (32 people played this week)
The regular season will run through December 15 and the playoff week will be the week of December 18-22.
December 11-15 will be a three-game, double point week.
The top player at the end of the playoff week will win a lovely weather-related prize (if not a previous winner in the last year).
If you would like your city and state listed next to your name, send me a note with the information.
Maroon text indicates that these players had the best week. Green text indicates a perfect week.
* = received a bonus point for Mad Gab
^ = moved above the playoff cut line this week
-- = moved below the playoff cut line this week
$ = previous winner
Please verify your point total for accuracy. Any scoring updates will be immediately posted on the Web site.
Perfect Score: 48

Sarah H., Appleton, WI: 38 (+6)
Dan, Henderson, NV: 37 (+9)**
Steve L.: 36 (+6)
Sue, De Pere, WI: 36 (+8)*
Greg, Madison, WI: 35 (+8)*
Bethany: 34 (+6)
$Karl, Appleton, WI: 34 (+7)*
$$$Nia, Appleton, WI: 34 (+7)*
Sally: 34 (+8)*^
Becky T. and Dad: 33 (+6)*
$Brian, Madison WI: 33 (+6)*
Clair, Rhinelander, WI: 33 (+6)*
Max M., Cut 'n Shoot, TX: 33 (+4)
--------Preliminary Playoff Cut Line--------
Jan, Berlin, WI: 32 (+5)**--
Sharon, Kaukauna, WI: 30 (+4)*
Juanita: 28 (+4)
Jordan, Little Chute, WI: 27 (+8)*
Mom: 27 (+2)
Deb: 24 (+5)
Sheila, Appleton, WI: 24 (+4)
$Tammy, Madison, WI: 24 (+2)
Katie/Bart, Mukwonago, WI: 23 (+6)
Diane Sm.: 22 (+1)
Tony: 22 (+6)
Rhonda Lop.: 21 (+3)
Chris Ke.: 20
Kelley: 19 (+2)
John/Shelley, Oshkosh, WI: 18 (+3)
Lisa, Appleton, WI: 18 (+4)
Mary, Appleton, WI: 16 (+4)
Nicole, Madison, WI: 15
Mary, Berlin, WI: 13
Stacy: 13
Al, Germantown, WI: 12 (+2)
Barb, Berlin, WI: 12
Adam S., Evansville, IN: 7
Craig, Green Bay, WI: 5
Jen: 5 (+1)
Bree: 4
Sue N.: 3 (+3 - New Player!)


Today’s forecast grade: B


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with cold sunshine, temps are in the upper teens to near 20.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: The low pressure system that kept us windy for a few days earlier in the week has finally moved far enough away where it won't bother us anymore. Instead, we get to enjoy a large area of high pressure centered just to our south, which should give us a nice, albeit cold, day today. There's a nice warm-up brewing next week though, so you can look forward to that!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Partly cloudy and still cold, high of 38 central, mid- 30s north, and lower 40s south.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, some flurries possible, lows mid- 20s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, maybe some light rain or snow showers at times, highs low to mid- 40s. Chance of precip 25%.

Sunday: Partly sunny, highs upper 40s central, just above 50 south.

Next Week:
Monday: Mostly cloudy, maybe an isolated rain shower. Highs 46-51. Chance of rain 20%.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, maybe a shower, highs 49-54. Chance of rain 30%.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, warmer, highs 53-58.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine through the weekend, highs low to mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Sunshine, breezy and much cooler today, highs upper 50s. Sunshine and just above 60 this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Sunshine and breezy today and tomorrow, maybe a thundershower on Sunday, highs mid- 60s today but warming into the upper 70s by Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Sunshine through the weekend, highs near 50 today and upper 50s this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html

Updated: 1:49 AM GMT on November 06, 2006

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 2, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 12:34 PM GMT on November 02, 2006

Good Thursday morning!

Mad Gab
Love it or hate it, Mad Gab is back!

Gab #1: Ace Awe Spot

Gab #2: Chest Tan Jerk Round

Gab #3: Red Ear Knottier Hike Hum

Bonus Points: 1, 11, 21, 31


Rules and How to Play
http://www.lutheransonline.com/weather/rules


Today’s forecast grade: C


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 6am with clouds, wind, and some scattered snow flurries, temps are mostly in the upper 20s.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: The strong area of low pressure well to our northeast now is still having an effect on Wisconsin's weather. In addition to the blustery conditions we'll hear and feel once again today, enough moisture is around to keep us mostly cloudy with a few snow flurries from time to time. We should see more sunshine along with decreasing winds by tomorrow as high pressure enters our scene.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Mostly cloudy, breezy and cold with a few passing snow flurries. High of 36 central, lower 30s north, and upper 30s south.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows near 20.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, highs upper 30s central, lower 40s south and west.

Extended:
Saturday: Cloudy, breezy, maybe a light snow shower or flurry. Highs 40-45. Chance of snow 20%.
Sunday: Partly sunny, a little warmer, highs 44-49.
Next Week’s Outlook: The first half of next week looks about as interesting as this week with occasional drizzle perhaps on Monday and Wednesday but that's about it. Note that I said drizzle and not flurries though, meaning that we should see warmer temperatures in the 50s for much of the week. Things could get more interesting late next week but it's too far out to really put much confidence in it at this point.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Partly cloudy, highs mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy, highs mid- 70s. The same as Las Vegas, oddly enough.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Decreasing clouds, breezy and cooler, highs mid- 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Sunshine, highs near 50.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 1, 2006.

By: HaleStorm, 1:58 PM GMT on November 01, 2006

Good Wednesday morning!

Last night was Trick-or-Treat in Appleton, and I'm not sure who had more fun - our little Eeyore, who got cute stares from everyone in his path, or our dog Kozmo, who got to bark at all the little ghosts and goblins who came to our door yesterday evening.

Eeyore Picture #1:
http://home.new.rr.com/wiweather/P1120695-bryce.jpg
Eeyore Picture #2:
http://home.new.rr.com/wiweather/P1120676.JPG


Halloween Family Feud Results

Players: 28
Topic #1: Name something besides candy that you get when trick-or-treating
Money (12) - 2 points
Apples (3) - 1 point (tie)
Popcorn Balls (3) - 1 point (tie)
Trick/Frightened/Scared (3) - 1 point (tie)
Pencils (2)
Chewing Gum
Crayons
Raisins
Toy
Pretzels

Topic #2: Name a well-known Halloween song
The Monster Mash (21) - 2 points
Thriller (3) - 1 point
Trick or Treat, smell my feet... (2)
The Great Pumpkin Waltz
Ghostbusters Theme


Today’s forecast grade: B-


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with cold sunshine and breezy conditions, temps are in the low to mid- 20s.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: Look for today to feel much like yesterday, thanks to a persistent pressure gradient between a strong low pressure system to our north and high pressure to our west. Otherwise, a dry and cold weather pattern looks to persist through this weekend.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Mostly sunny, breezy and cold, high of 41 central, mid- 40s south.

Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy, lows near 20.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, still breezy and colder yet, highs upper 30s.

This Weekend:
Friday: Partly cloudy, highs 38-43.
Saturday: Cloudy, maybe some snow flurries, highs 35-40.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, highs 42-47.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Partly cloudy, highs lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Morning fog, otherwise partly cloudy, highs mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated showers, cooler, highs near 70.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Scattered showers, highs upper 40s.
Widely scattered showers continue to move across the quad state region. Additional showers and possibly a thunderstorm could develop at any time across the area. Most of the precipitation was light... but there are a few intermittent heavier showers. Movement of the showers was to the northeast at 25 to 30 mph.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
Illinois
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html
Indiana
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html
Nevada
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
South Carolina
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
Texas
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html


Weather/Space in the News:

Hubble Saved: NASA Approves Shuttle Flight to Service Space Telescope
The decision is in and the Hubble Space Telescope is saved.
NASA announced Tuesday that it will go ahead with one final space shuttle mission to repair and upgrade Hubble after months of debate over the risks of such an endeavor.
http://www.space.com/news/061031_hubble_wrap.html


In Case You Missed It:

After 50 years, Bob Barker to say goodbye to TV
Bob Barker is heading toward his last showcase, his final "Come on down."
The silver-haired daytime-TV icon is retiring in June, he told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/TV/10/31/tv.bobbarker.retires.ap/index.html
http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2006-10-31-bob-barker_x.htm?csp=34

iHalloween: Turn your iPod into a Ouija board
When we first heard that occultists were using the new iPod to channel spirits, we had our doubts. Why would ancient spirits choose to manifest themselves in consumer electronics -- don't they prefer the dusty seclusion of basement seances? Apparently not.
http://crave.cnet.co.uk/digitalmusic/0,39029432,49284801,00.htm


October 2006 Forecast Stats:
Forecasts 22
Error Points 53
Average 2.41
Error > 4 3
% Within 4 86%
Bulls-Eye 3
% Bulls-Eye 14%

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