Because yesterday's Wheel of Fortune only had three points, I'm going to do something a little different. Email me your Super Bowl pick by Sunday afternoon and if you're right, you'll get a bonus point included with next week's results. How's that for creating a rooting interest in Sunday's game?
Who will win Super Bowl XLI?
___ Chicago Bears
___ Indianapolis Colts
Wheel of Fortune Results
Puzzle #1 (28/28):
P A I N
G A I N
Category: Rhyme Time
Used Letters: RSTLNE BFHU
Point Value: 1
Puzzle #2 (27/28):
B E G
D I F F E R
Used Letters: RSTLNE CDPA
Point Value: 1
Puzzle #3 (14/28): ("Crazy Boat Captain" was the other commonly submitted guess for this game)
G R A V Y
B O A T
C A P T A I N
Category: Before and After
Used Letters: RSTLNE DFMA
Point Value: 1
Winter 2007 Point Standings
I think the problem with the weird formatting was the bolding, so I got rid of it this time around. Hopefully this will look the way it has been intended for four weeks now.
Total Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Name City
38 4 8 9 10 7 Perfect Score
31 4 5 7 8 7 $$$Nia, Appleton, WI:
29 4 5 7 7 6 Sheila, Appleton, WI:
28 2 6 6 7 7 Becky T. and Dad:
27 3 4 6 7 7 $Greg, Madison, WI:
27 3 4 8 7 5 Jordan, Little Chute, WI:
27 3 6 5 7 6 Lisa, Appleton, WI:
27 7 8 7 5 Raessa:
26 4 4 9 6 3 Juanita:
25 3 6 7 6 3 Deb:
25 3 5 7 6 4 Sue, De Pere, WI:
24 3 5 5 6 5 $Karl, Appleton, WI:
24 3 4 8 5 4 Sharon, Kaukauna, WI:
23 2 5 7 4 5 Chris Ke.:
23 2 5 4 6 6 Clair, Rhinelander, WI:
23 2 7 8 6 Diane Sm.:
23 4 7 4 5 3 Katie/Bart, Mukwonago, WI:
23 4 5 7 7 Mary, Appleton, WI:
22 3 4 9 2 4 Mom:
22 3 5 6 4 4 Sally:
21 4 6 6 1 4 Kelley:
20 2 5 5 5 3 $Brian, Madison, WI:
20 2 6 4 4 4 Jan, Berlin, WI:
19 4 5 4 4 2 Morgan:
19 2 1 7 5 4 Tony:
18 2 4 8 4 Bethany:
18 3 5 5 1 4 Max M., Cut 'n Shoot, TX:
18 1 7 6 4 Rhonda Lop.:
18 2 1 5 8 2 Sarah H., Appleton, WI:
17 2 3 8 4 Adam E.:
17 3 4 3 0 7 Steve L.:
14 3 7 4 Barb, Berlin, WI:
14 3 5 1 5 Dan, Henderson, NV:
14 0 5 7 2 Stacy:
13 2 1 3 3 4 $Tammy, Madison, WI:
13 6 2 5 Angela:
12 1 4 0 3 4 John/Shelley, Oshkosh, WI:
11 1 3 3 4 Jen:
8 0 3 5 Al, Germantown, WI:
8 4 2 2 John E., Madison, WI:
7 3 4 Nicole, Madison, WI:
3 3 Brian F.:
1 1 Harry
Today’s forecast grade: D
NowCast: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Look for wind chills to range from 15 below to 25 below zero this morning before rising slightly to the 10 to 15 below zero range this afternoon.
Look for mostly cloudy skies and scattered flurries...mainly east of a Fond Du Lac to Elkhorn line for the morning hours. The back edge of the clouds will progress west to east across the remainder of southeast Wisconsin between 7 am and 9 am. South central Wisconsin will see pockets of clouds and scattered flurries. Expect temperatures to slowly rise from between 3 above zero and 5 below. West winds of 5 to 10 mph will produce wind chill values of 10 below to 15 below zero.
Now: At 7am with sunshine west, a few clouds and flurries east, and plenty of very cold wind, temps are just above zero central and south, but between -5 and -10 north.
Synopsis: Yet another cold front moved through this morning, and ahead of it were the light snow showers or flurries we may have seen overnight or are still seeing briefly this morning. Behind the front will usher in the coldest temperatures of the season as polar air moves into the Midwest, and this cold air looks to stick around at least through Tuesday. At least the first day of February wasn't too bad with a high near 20 degrees. In my opinion, the only good thing about February from a weather perspective is that it's usually only 28 days long.
Today: Partly sunny, breezy and very cold. High of 7 central, near 4 north and near 10 south. Wind chills in the double-digits below zero most of the day.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, very cold, maybe some flurries, lows a few degrees below zero.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and extremely cold with scattered flurries. Highs just zero to five above.
Super Sunday: Mostly cloudy and horribly, horribly cold. Highs near zero with many places probably having a minus sign next to their temperature all day long.
Monday: Partly cloudy, "warmer," highs 1-6.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and "warmer yet" with scattered light snow showers possible. Highs 4-9.
Wednesday: Partly sunny and at least dealable outside, highs 11-16.
Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs mid- 50s today, upper 50s Saturday and mid- 60s Sunday.
Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: A mix of sunshine and clouds through the weekend, perhaps some morning fog or drizzle this morning. Highs upper 50s today, mid- 50s Saturday and lower 50s Sunday.
Patchy drizzle and fog will continue across southern South Carolina and southeast Georgia this morning. Visibility in the fog will be down to less than 1 mile at times...with local visibility reduced to near 1/2 mile. If driving on area roads this morning use extreme care due to the fog and the wet pavement from recent rains.
Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: More clouds than sun today and tomorrow, more sun than clouds on Sunday. Highs mid- 50s today and tomorrow and lower 60s Sunday.
Today in Evansville, Indiana: Flurries today, highs lower 30s. Sunshine tomorrow, highs near 30. Flurries again on Sunday, highs mid- 20s.
Very light snow or flurries will continue across southwest Indiana and the pennyrile region of western Kentucky through the early morning hours. Meanwhile...across southern Illinois and far western Kentucky...snow flurries should gradually end by 800 am.
Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Weather in the News:
Phil Says Spring is Right Around the Corner!
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — A new pair of hands pulled him from his stump this year, so it was only fitting that Punxsutawney Phil offered a new prediction.
The groundhog did not see his shadow Friday which, according to German folklore, means folks can expect an early spring instead of six more weeks of winter.
Global warming real, likely to get worse, scientists say
• Global warming "likely man-made" and expected to "continue for centuries"
• Greenhouse gases blamed for fewer cold days, hotter nights, floods
• Temperatures predicted to rise 2 F to 11.5 F by 2100
PARIS, France (AP) -- Global warming caused by human activity is real and will continue for hundreds of years, a panel of some of the world's top climate scientists said Friday.
Deaths reported in powerful Florida storms
• Winds blow four tractor-trailers and a U-Haul truck off Interstate 4
• Lake County Sheriff's Office reports "several" fatalities
• Two mobile home parks and a church are reported hit in Lady Lake
LADY LAKE, Florida (CNN) -- Deadly storms swept across central Florida on Friday morning, damaging homes, toppling trees and sending trucks careening off Interstate 4, police said.
In Case You Missed It:
Last Harry Potter book already No. 1
Final chapter in boy wizard saga tops charts on Amazon, Barnes & Noble after one day of pre-orders.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The final chapter of the Harry Potter series has at least one thing in common with the first six - it's already a runaway best seller, six months before it hits store shelves.
Online book retailer Amazon.com (Charts) and the Web site of Barnes & Noble (Charts) were both listing the next book in the popular series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," as the No. 1 seller Friday, a day after they began taking pre-orders for the book that will hit store shelves on July 21.
Updated: 8:02 PM GMT on February 02, 2007
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