Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for July 30, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 11:38 AM GMT on July 30, 2008

Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Synopsis
A cold front swept through Wisconsin late yesterday, developing scattered showers and thunderstorms with it, a few of which became severe in northern and central Wisconsin. Behind the cold front, which didn't really bring in any cooler air, high pressure is building in, making today's forecast pretty much a slam dunk with plenty of sunshine but very warm temperatures continuing. And besides a few scattered storms tomorrow night and Friday morning, the forecast is looking pleasant and warm through the weekend.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny, warm, and slightly less humid than yesterday. High of 83 central, upper 80s south.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows lower 60s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy in the morning with a few more clouds coming in later in the day. Scattered thunderstorms developing tomorrow night. Becoming more humid later in the day, highs lower 80s central, mid- to upper 80s south. Chance of rain 30%.

This Weekend:
Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then becoming partly sunny, warm and humid, highs 83-88. Chance of rain 30%.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and very warm, highs 84-89.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, highs 81-86.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy today, isolated storms tomorrow, very warm, highs upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Scattered showers and thunderstorms through tomorrow afternoon, very warm and humid, highs upper 80s to lower 90s.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms...some with heavy rainfall...will continue to develop and move southeast around 30 mph through southeast Illinois and southwest Indiana through 730 am. Most of the rain should persist along and north of a line from Fairfield Illinois to Santa Claus Indiana. Hourly rainfall amounts will range from a trace to locally one quarter inch in showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIN0190

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, breezy, hot and humid, highs mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, highs upper 80s to lower 90s.
Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 7 PM EDT this evening...
High temperatures in the lower to middle 90s will combine with
high relative humidity to produce heat index values of 105 to 108
degrees this afternoon. The highest heat indices are expected
to occur roughly along and east of Highway 17. This includes the
communities of Beaufort... Hilton Head... Ravenel... Hollywood... west
Ashley... Mount Pleasant... Daniel Island and the downtown
Charleston area.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned
room... stay out of the sunshine... and check up on relatives and
neighbors.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, hot, maybe an aftershock or two, highs around 108.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Scattered afternoon and evening storms, highs upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Expert: L.A.'s 5.4 quake 'small sample' of one to come
* NEW: Few reports of damage or injury from "moderate" earthquake
* NEW: Experts, officials say earthquake is a reminder to be prepared
* 11:42 a.m. PT quake's epicenter was about 32 miles east of Los Angeles
* More than 30 aftershocks were recorded, largest was 3.6
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/29/earthquake.ca/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

Typhoon swamps Taiwan, kills two
* Typhoon Fung Wong kills two people in Taiwan, leaves trail of destruction
* Winds of nearly 170kph hit buffeted the island at the storm's peak
* In the neighboring Philippines at least four people were killed
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/07/29/typhoon.taiwan.ap/index.html#cnnSTCText

Briefing: Climate change
* Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humankind
* The warming of the planet has been unequivocally linked to human activity
* Temperatures are expected to rise by 3°C this century
* Technology may play a key role in solving the climate challenge
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/07/29/climate.briefing/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 28, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 11:24 AM GMT on July 28, 2008

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Another great day of weather can be expected today, as high pressure will continue to keep a stronghold over the upper Midwest. Much of Iowa is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch this morning, but those storms are expected to stay to our southwest today. Tomorrow will be a different story, however, as a new low pressure system currently building in the Rocky Mountains will sweep eastward, bringing in very warm air, humidity, and also developing scattered storms across our area. The tropical air looks to continue for the rest of this week and into this weekend as well.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk.html


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Look for patchy fog during the early morning hours over southern Wisconsin. While visibilities will generally remain in the 3 to 5 mile range...locally dense fog is possible...especially in the Wisconsin River Valley...with visibilities falling to 1/4 mile. The fog is expected to lift after sunrise. Motorists should be alert for rapidly changing visibilities while driving through the early morning hours.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: A-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Patchy early morning fog, otherwise mostly sunny and very nice once again! Warm and somewhat humid, high of 82 central, mid- 80s south.

Tonight: Increasing clouds, maybe a thundershower towards morning, lows mid- 60s. Chance of rain 25%.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, very warm and quite humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing. There is a slight risk of these becoming severe. Highs mid- to upper 80s central, near 90 south. Chance of rain 50%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and still very warm and somewhat humid, highs 85-90.
Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning with increasing clouds. Maybe a thunderstorm late or overnight. Highs 80-85. Chance of rain Thursday night 25%.
Friday: Partly sunny, very warm and somewhat humid with a few afternoon or evening thunderstorms possible. Highs 83-88. Chance of rain 30%.
Saturday: Partly sunny and remaining very warm and humid with scattered afternoon or evening thunderstorms developing. Highs 86-91. Chance of rain 30%.
Sunday: Partly sunny, very warm and still somewhat humid with a few afternoon or evening thunderstorms possible. Highs 83-88. Chance of rain 30%.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered storms tonight and tomorrow morning, otherwise partly cloudy, highs mid- to upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Morning thunderstorms, then more storms possible tonight. Partly sunny and hot tomorrow, highs upper 80s today and lower 90s tomorrow.
Heat index values 100 to 105 Tuesday afternoon...
Showers stretching from Greenville Missouri east to Vienna Illinois and Owensboro Kentucky will continue to dissipate through sunrise. Only trace amounts of rain can be expected with these showers. More showers in the St. Louis area will spread southeast and affect portions of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois by 7 am. Communities that may have a wet morning commute include...Carbondale...Cape Girardeau...and Marble Hill. Rainfall will average a tenth of an inch or less.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIN0190

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Sunshine today, a few more clouds tomorrow, hot, highs low to mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered afternoon storms, otherwise partly cloudy, highs upper 80s but mid- 90s inland.
Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 7 PM EDT this evening...
The combination of high temperatures in the lower to mid 90s
combined with high relative humidity will produce heat index
values of 104 to 107 degrees for several hours this afternoon.
Heat indices will be the highest away from the beaches... including
the communities of Beaufort... Hilton Head... ravennel... Hollywood...
west Ashley... North Charleston... Mount Pleasant and the downtown
Charleston area.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned
room... stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and
neighbors.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, hot, highs around 105.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: See also: every forecast I've written for Davenport since I started including this city in my Weather Update. Afternoon and evening storms, highs upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

China braced for Typhoon Fung-Wong
* Landslides, floods on Taiwan caused by Typhoon Fung-Wong
* Streets in Taipei empty after government orders businesses to shut down
* Typhoon expected to make second landfall in southeastern China
* 275,000 evacuated in Fujian Province; 50,000 fishing boats return to harbor
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/07/28/taiwan.typhoon/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 25, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 12:21 PM GMT on July 25, 2008

TGIF!

Weather Synopsis
A cold front will be moving across the state later today, and as it does, you can expect a few scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop this afternoon and evening (slight risk of severe). However, after the front passes through, high pressure moves in to give us a terrific Saturday of weather with plenty of sunshine and pleasantly-normal high temperatures. Sunday looks like more of the same but could be rudely interrupted by a fast-moving low pressure system, which plans to develop a few scattered thunderstorms across our area.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Some morning sunshine giving way to a mostly cloudy afternoon. Scattered showers and thunderstorms may develop this afternoon and evening, with a 15% chance of them reaching severe levels within 25 miles of your house. High of 82 central, mid- 80s south. Chance of rain 30%.

Tonight: Maybe an evening storm, then decreasing clouds. Lows lower 60s. Chance of rain 25%.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and warm, hooray for summer, highs lower 80s central, mid- 80s south.

Sunday: Partly sunny. Central and southern Wisconsin could see a thunderstorm pop-up in the afternoon or evening. Highs near 80 central, lower 80s south. Chance of rain 30% central, 50% south.

Next Week:
Monday: Partly cloudy and pleasant, highs 76-81.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, highs 78-83.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs 80-85. Chance of rain 40%.


Other City Forecasts:

This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered storms later this morning, then partly cloudy through this weekend, highs mid- 80s.
Scattered thunderstorms were rapidly developing over parts of east central and south central Minnesota. These storms were occurring generally west and north of a line from Minneapolis...Hutchinson to Wabasso. The stronger storms are likely to produce brief heavy rain and hail up to dime size. The storms were moving southeast at 20 mph. Some cities in the path of these storms are the Twin Cities...Rockford...Montrose and Vesta.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

This Weekend in Evansville, Indiana: Scattered storms becoming more isolated later this weekend, highs mid- 80s today and lower 90s this weekend.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will persist through the early morning hours. Hourly rainfall amounts will remain on the light side...with rainfall totals through 8 am ranging from a few hundredths to a quarter of an inch.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIN0190

This Weekend in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated storms today, sunshine this weekend, highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

This Weekend in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy today, isolated storms this weekend, highs upper 80s.
Patchy fog will develop across much of southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia through sunrise. Visibilities will generally remain between 3 and 5 miles. The fog could become locally dense at times with visibilities near 1/4 mile...mainly near bodies of water and other low lying areas. The fog will quickly burn off between 8 am and 9 am.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

This Weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine today, isolated storms this weekend, hot like always, highs 105-108.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: Typical afternoon and evening thunderstorms, highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Dolly knocks out power as it drenches Texas
* President Bush declares major disaster as Tropical Storm Dolly trudges on
* Tornado warnings issued in San Antonio, Texas, area
* Texas governor set to tour storm-ravaged area on Thursday
* Storm expected to become a tropical depression before dissipating Friday
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/07/24/dolly/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 23, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 11:32 AM GMT on July 23, 2008

Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Synopsis
The isolated thunderstorms which have been popping up over the last few days should not be a concern today, as a large area of high pressure just to our north will present Wisconsin with abundant sunshine today. Also, the upper-air jet stream trough which brought slightly cooler air into the region is very slowly moving east, so near or slightly below-normal high temperatures will continue as well. Thunderstorms may return late tomorrow and last until Friday, but the weekend is looking pretty swell if I do say so myself.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Sunshine and very nice today! High of 78 central, near 80 south.

Tonight: Clear, lows mid- to upper 50s.

Tomorrow: Morning sunshine with increasing afternoon clouds and maybe a thunderstorm late. Highs upper 70s. Chance of rain tomorrow night 30%.

This Weekend:
Friday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 80-85. Chance of rain 30%.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, highs 79-84.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, highs 76-81.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Sunshine today, isolated storms tonight with more storms tomorrow. Highs lower 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Sunshine, highs mid- to upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIN0190

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Showers and thunderstorms, courtesy of Dolly. Windy, highs upper 80s.
A broken line of showers and thunderstorms stretches across southeast Texas from near Palacios to Houston at 5 am. This activity is part of an outer rain band associated with Hurricane Dolly...which is still centered to the southeast of Brownsville. These showers and thunderstorms have produced rainfall amounts of up to 1/4 inch in many areas...with some locations receiving over 1 inch of rain. These showers and thunderstorms will continue to move across the area at 20 to 25 mph...with more precipitation moving in from over the nearshore waters. The main threat from any thunderstorm will be occasional lightning and locally heavy rainfall. Areas that receive higher rainfall amounts may see minor nuisance flooding or ponding on roadways. Winds may gust to over 35 mph within some of these showers and thunderstorms.
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... Coastal flood advisory now in effect until 4 PM CDT this afternoon...
Tides are currently running 1.5 to 2.0 feet above normal. Adding this to
the astronomical level at high tide will push total observed values
to around 4 feet at high tide this morning... mainly along beach
front locations. Waves on top of these higher levels will also
cause some beach runnup and minor erosion issues. Astronomical
high tides later this evening will not be as high as this morning
so although levels will still be quite elevated... it should not
pose a coastal flood threat.
Strong rip currents and high surf will prevail today. Swimming
from the beaches in the Gulf facing waters should be avoided.
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Hurricane Statement

... New information...

Updated information concerning hurricane Dolly's location...
strength... and forecasted track.

... Areas affected...

This statement recommends actions to be taken by persons in the
following counties or marine areas:

Galveston.

... Watches/warnings...

The following watches and warnings are currently in effect for
this area:

Coastal flood advisory.

... Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Residents should move unfastened items... such as garbage cans
and deck furniture... indoors or secure them. If Dolly takes a slight
northerly jog over the next 4 to 6 hours... then there will be a
slightly higher probability of experiencing tropical storm force
wind gusts. Persons near the beach should protect their boats and
docks in anticipation of the elevated tide levels.

... Storm surge and storm tide...

The following information is for coastal County residents.

Tides are currently running 1.5 to 2.0 feet above normal. Adding this to
the astronomical level at high tide will push total observed values
to around 4 feet at high tide this morning... mainly along beach
front locations. Waves on top of these higher levels will also
cause some beach run up and minor erosion issues. Astronomical
high tides later this evening will not be as high as this morning
so although levels will still be quite elevated... it should not
pose a coastal flood threat.

There is a high risk of strong rip currents and high surf conditions
in addition to the elevated tide levels and large swells. Avoid
swimming from beaches in the Gulf facing waters. Please do not
endanger yourself or others who might try to Rescue you.

Expected tide levels for the following locations.

Morgans Point...
Wed 6:49 PM. 3.1 feet.

Clear Lake entrance...
Wed 2:33 PM. 3.0 feet.

Eagle Point...
Wed 12:22 PM. 3.1 feet.

Port Bolivar...
Wed 8:42 am. 3.4 feet.
Wed 9:28 PM. 3.1 feet.

Galveston Channel...
Wed 8:28 am. 3.4 feet.
Wed 9:14 PM. 3.1 feet.

Galveston Pleasure Pier...
Wed 7:22 am. 4.0 feet.
Wed 8:08 PM. 3.6 feet.

Jamaica Beach...
Wed 11:06 am. 3.1 feet.
Wed 11:52 PM. 2.9 feet.

San Luis Pass...
Wed 8:19 am. 3.2 feet.
Wed 9:05 PM. 3.0 feet.

Note: tide levels are referenced from mean lower low water.

... Winds...

As the hurricane approaches the extreme southern Texas coastline
this morning... easterly winds will increase to 15 to 25 mph with
gusts near 30 mph inland. Sustained 25 mph winds with gusts to
near 35 mph along the immediate coast and barrier islands can be
expected.

... Inland flooding...

Total rainfall accumulations from the outer rain bands of Hurricane
Dolly will produce widespread amounts of slightly under an inch to
as high as 3 inches through early Thursday. Localized heavier
rainfall amounts over areas that experience training may reach 3
to 5 inches. This will cause temporary nuisance flooding of low
lying areas and rural roads... along with ponding on County roadways.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, hot, highs around 105.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms, highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Hurricane Dolly expected to strengthen before landfall
* NEW: Hurricane Dolly may strengthen to Category 2 before landfall Wednesday
* Residents in Texas and Mexico prepare for Hurricane Dolly's arrival
* Storm could dump up to 15 inches of rain, cause widespread flooding
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/07/23/hurricane.dolly/index.html#cnnSTCText
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at200804.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 21, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 11:53 AM GMT on July 21, 2008

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
A cold front is sweeping through far southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, and is generating a circular blob of storms across much of eastern Iowa, far southwestern Wisconsin and northwestern Illinois this morning (there's even a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for these areas this morning). The storms are moving to the east-southeast, so we should miss out on this one, but there's still enough moisture and instability around the rest of Wisconsin where a new thunderstorm could pop up this afternoon and evening. Most of the day should be partly sunny and dry, however.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Morning clouds giving way to a partly sunny sky. An isolated shower or thunderstorm could develop this afternoon or evening, but you have a better chance of remaining dry. Cooler than yesterday with a high of 75 central, near 80 south. Chance of rain 20%.

Tonight: Maybe an evening thunderstorm, otherwise variably cloudy and dry. Lows upper 50s. Chance of rain 20%.

Tomorrow: Same situation as today with a mix of clouds and sunshine and perhaps an afternoon or evening thunderstorm developing. Must be summer! Highs mid- 70s central, upper 70s south. Chance of rain 20%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and very nice, highs 75-80.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and a little warmer, highs 78-83.
Friday: Scattered thunderstorms developing late. Warm, highs 80-85. Chance of rain 30%.
Saturday: Morning showers, then decreasing clouds. A little cooler, highs 76-81.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and pleasant, highs 73-78.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Isolated storms this afternoon and evening, sunshine tomorrow, highs near or just above 80.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Scattered thunderstorms mixed with sunshine at times, hot, highs mid- 90s today and upper 80s tomorrow.
... Heat advisory remains in effect from noon today to 6 PM CDT this afternoon...
Heat index values will approach 105 degrees in some areas this
afternoon... as high temperatures reach the mid and upper 90s.

The combination of hot temperatures and humidity will combine to
create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink
plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned room... stay out of
the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIN0190

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated storms today with a better chance of storms tomorrow, becoming breezy, highs near or just above 90.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy today, scattered storms tomorrow, highs lower 90s.
... Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 9 PM EDT this evening...
Very hot afternoon temperatures will reach the upper 90s along
and to the east of Interstate 95 in South Carolina today. The sea
breeze will push inland this afternoon and humidity levels are
expected to increase along a corridor near I-95 in Jasper and
Beaufort counties and inland from U.S. 17 in the Charleston tri-
County region during the afternoon.

Heat indices are forecast to reach 105-107 degrees for 2 to 3
hours in the aforementioned areas this afternoon and this has
prompted the issuance of a heat advisory.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned
room... stay out of the sunshine... and check up on relatives and
neighbors. Never leave children or pets in car... even with the
windows rolled down.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Isolated storms today, sunshine tomorrow, highs upper 90s today and just over 100 tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Scattered afternoon and evening storms, highs low to mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Tropical Storm Dolly approaches Mexico
* NEW: Dolly emerges in Caribbean Sea, heads toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula
* NEW: Storm forecast to cross Yucatan and enter Gulf of Mexico by early Monday
* Tropical storm warning for Yucatan Peninsula from Campeche to Belize border
* Cristobal loses strength along U.S. East Coast
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/07/20/tropical.weather/index.html#cnnSTCText

Fausto becomes hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast
* Hurricane Fausto, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, is far out in the Pacific
* Fausto and Tropical Storm Elida, also in Pacific, aren't expected to threaten land
* Elida continues to weaken
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/07/18/mexico.storm.ap/index.html#cnnSTCText

Gadgets blamed as lightning strikes dozens
* Lightning has killed and injured more than a dozen people in Russia
* Widespread use of electronic gadgets blamed for deadly strikes
* Three sunbathers killed by same strike, reports say
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/07/18/russia.lightning/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 18, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 12:13 PM GMT on July 18, 2008

TGIF! (again for many of you!)

Weather Synopsis
Remember that frontal boundary I mentioned on Wednesday that was in northern Wisconsin? Well, two days later, it's still there. Yep. So essentially the next four days will be the same as the last couple with a mostly cloudy sky and scattered showers and thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center is not predicting severe weather across Wisconsin today, but they do have us in the slight risk category tomorrow and Sunday (see second link below). Things will remain somewhat humid this weekend with dew points in the 60s and high temperatures in the 80s today and the upper 70s to lower 80s this weekend.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/


Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
Light winds and moist ground have combined for patchy fog development early this morning. The fog is expected to continue through until 7 am or 8 am...followed by rapidly improving conditions. The exception will be near the Lake Michigan shoreline...where marine fog will likely persist a bit longer. The fog will reduce visibilities to less than a half mile at times... so motorists are encouraged to slow down and use caution this morning.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB

Southern Wisconsin:
... Flash Flood Watch now in effect from noon CDT today through Saturday evening...
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of east central Wisconsin... south central Wisconsin
and southeast Wisconsin... including the following areas... in
east central Wisconsin... Fond Du Lac and Sheboygan. In south
central Wisconsin... Columbia... Dane... green... Green Lake...
Iowa... Lafayette... Marquette... rock and Sauk. In southeast
Wisconsin... Dodge... Jefferson... Kenosha... Milwaukee...
Ozaukee... Racine... Walworth... Washington and Waukesha.

* From noon CDT today through Saturday evening

* there is a chance of thunderstorms today. Several periods of
thunderstorms are likely later tonight into Saturday. Saturated
soils and rivers still running high from the early Summer
flooding could lead to flash flooding across the area.

A Flash Flood Watch is issued when rapid flooding of creeks...
streams... rivers... and urban areas is possible. Flash flooding can
be a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts
and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be
issued.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: B-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Isolated showers south this morning, otherwise mostly cloudy with more showers and thunderstorms redeveloping this afternoon and evening (especially south). Northern Wisconsin may stay dry (and even see some sunshine) and parts of central Wisconsin may not see that much rain today compared to southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Warm and somewhat humid, high of 83. Chance of rain 25% central, 40% south.

Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, and again could be heavier to the south (thus the Flash Flood Watch - see above). Lows mid- 60s. Chance of rain 30% central, 50% south.

Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms again likely south and a bit more scattered in central Wisconsin. A little cooler but still somewhat humid, highs mid- to upper 70s central, upper 70s south. Chance of rain 60% central, 80% south.

Sunday: Partly cloudy during the morning and early afternoon with yet another round of storms developing late in the day. Slightly warmer and still somewhat humid, highs upper 70s to near 80 central, lower 80s south. Chance of rain 30%.

Next Week:
Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, somewhat humid, highs 76-81. Chance of rain 51%.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and things finally start to dry out for a while. Pleasant with less humidity, highs 75-80.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, highs 77-82.


Other City Forecasts:

This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy today, scattered storms this weekend, highs near 80 today and tomorrow and mid- 80s Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

This Weekend in Evansville, Indiana: Mostly sunny today, a few more clouds tomorrow, maybe a storm Sunday night, hot all weekend, highs low to mid- 90s. Ozone Action Day and Particulate Matter Action Day.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIN0190

This Weekend in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated storms all weekend, highs lower 90s. Ozone Action Day.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

This Weekend in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Showers and thunderstorms likely today, becoming more scattered tomorrow and just isolated on Sunday. Highs mid- 80s today, near 90 tomorrow and low to mid- 90s Sunday thanks to a northwesterly wind! (upper 90s inland on Sunday)
Widely scattered showers will continue across the region through 9 am. Most of the showers will be along the I-95 corridor in southeast Georgia and along immediate coastal areas in southeast South Carolina. A few downpours are possible from the Charleston Harbor to the edisto area as heavier showers scrape the coast. Minor ponding of water is possible on roads from kiawah beach to Edisto Island.
-----------------
... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southeast Georgia and southeast South Carolina...
including the following areas... in southeast Georgia... coastal
Bryan... coastal Chatham... coastal Liberty... coastal McIntosh
and inland Chatham. In southeast South Carolina... Beaufort...
Charleston... coastal Colleton and coastal Jasper.

* Through this afternoon

* developing low pressure off the Georgia coast is forecast to
drift slowly northward today. Bands of heavy rain are expected
to develop along the coast through this afternoon in advance of
this system.

* Rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts
are expected to fall across parts of the region today as the low
approaches from the south. The ground is saturated from recent
heavy rains and this combined with high astronomical tides could
result in the development of significant flooding through the
period. The flood risk could be locally enhanced in the
Charleston and Savannah Metro areas... especially should heavy
rains fall around the time of high tide.

A Flash Flood Watch means there is a potential for flash flooding
based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flash flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding
should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

This Weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada: Mostly sunny today and tomorrow, isolated storms on Sunday. Highs around 107 today and tomorrow but only upper 90s come Sunday (light jacket weather for locals)
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: Same old daytime storms you can set your watch to, highs low to mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Fresh round of rain may bring floods
Some areas have yet to recover from June storms
Dangerous storms are expected to sweep across the state for the next few days, forecasters say, and could create widespread flooding similar to what hit central and southern Wisconsin last month.
http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=773872

Tropical storm kills 6 in Taiwan
* Tropical Storm Kalmaegi dumps heavy rain on central and southern Taiwan
* Six people missing
* Flood waters rose to the height of two stories in one city, officials said
* Forecasters expect the storm to hit coastal areas of southeastern China
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/weather/07/18/taiwan.storm/index.html#cnnSTCText

Hurricane, tropical storm off Mexico's Pacific coast
* Tropical Storm Fausto picks up strength far off coast from Acapulco, Mexico
* Hurricane Elida is weakening off Baja California
* Neither storm is expected to threaten land
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/07/17/mexico.storm.ap/index.html#cnnSTCText

Updated: 12:14 PM GMT on July 18, 2008

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 16, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 11:41 AM GMT on July 16, 2008

Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Synopsis
A low pressure system and its frontal boundary look like they are going to stall over the next several days, with low pressure in the Rockies taking several takes to make it through the Midwestern states and a front becoming nearly stationary across northern Wisconsin. What does that mean? Showers and thunderstorms can be expected across much of Wisconsin for the rest of this week, through this weekend, and even into the start of next week, although southern Wisconsin could escape some of this front's wrath and remain dry a little longer than the rest of us. The northern two-thirds of Wisconsin are under the slight risk category for severe weather today, mostly for the threat of high winds and hail. Central and western Wisconsin are also under the same slight risk category for severe weather tomorrow.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing later today over northern and central Wisconsin. Very warm and somewhat humid, high of 85 central, upper 80s again south. Chance of rain 25% central, but only 10% south.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms continuing over the northern half of Wisconsin. Lows upper 60s. Chance of rain 40% central, 25% south.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with more scattered showers and thunderstorms, but again far southern Wisconsin could stay dry until tomorrow night. Slightly cooler but still warm and somewhat humid, highs lower 80s central, mid- 80s south. Chance of rain central 30% during the day, 60% tomorrow night. Chance of rain south 20% during the day, 40% tomorrow night.

This Weekend:
Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms for everyone, somewhat humid, highs 79-84. Chance of rain 60% central, 40% south.
Saturday: More ubiquitous scattered showers and thunderstorms, still somewhat humid, highs 80-85. Chance of rain 60%.
Sunday: The plethora of scattered showers and thunderstorms keeps on keeping on. Highs 78-83. Chance of rain 60%.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, some perhaps severe, highs upper 80s today and lower 80s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Sunshine, hot, highs low to mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIN0190

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly cloudy, highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Isolated storms today with a better chance of storms tomorrow, highs mid- 80s today and lower 80s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Isolated storms today, mostly sunny tomorrow, highs around 100 today and 105 tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs mid- 80s today and near 90 tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Bertha moves on, leaving Bermuda drenched
* Tropical Storm Bertha floods roads in Bermuda, leaves thousands without power
* Storm over open ocean again; expected to regain hurricane strength Tuesday
* Bertha whipped up currents along U.S. East Coast; blamed for one drowning death
* Another hurricane, Elida, forms in Pacific on Monday; heading away from land
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/weather/07/15/bertha.ap/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 14, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 11:50 AM GMT on July 14, 2008

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
There's pretty much nothing on the Midwestern radar this morning, nor are there even any significant cloud patches to speak of! High pressure to our south is dominating the weather across the central United States, and promises to make the next two days outstanding weatherwise! Temperatures will be warmer than yesterday, near our normal high temperature for this time of the year, but things will warm above normal starting tomorrow as this high pressure system moves east and the winds change direction to come from the southwest instead of the northwest. So sunshine today and tomorrow, then "popcorn" thunderstorms tomorrow night through Saturday, and very warm all the while.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny this morning, maybe a few clouds this afternoon. A little warmer with a high of 80.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows near 60.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and warmer, maybe an isolated thunderstorm tomorrow night. Highs mid- 80s central, upper 80s south. Don't be surprised if a few places even hit 90 tomorrow! Chance of rain tomorrow night 25%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Partly sunny, warm and a little humid. Becoming breezy with maybe a thunderstorm developing. Highs 82-87. Chance of rain 30%.
Thursday: Partly sunny, very warm and humid with maybe another thunderstorm developing. Highs 86-91. Chance of rain 40%.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, still warm and a little humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms a little more likely. Highs 82-87. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday: Partly sunny, maybe a morning or afternoon shower or thunderstorm. Highs 79-84. Chance of rain 30%.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, highs 77-82.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Sunshine today, scattered storms tomorrow, highs mid- 80s today and near 90 tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Sunshine, highs mid- to upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIN0190

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered storms today, isolated storms tomorrow, highs mid- to upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Scattered storms today, isolated storms tomorrow, highs upper 90s to near 100.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Scattered daytime thunderstorms, highs upper 80s to near 90.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Bertha weakens, hovers near Bermuda
* Bertha's outer bands expected to brush island in coming days
* Storm weakens to a tropical storm
* Lifeguards at one beach block shoreline with red tape
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/07/13/hurricane.bertha.ap/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 11, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 1:14 PM GMT on July 11, 2008

TGIF!

Weather Synopsis
The second batch of showers and thunderstorms moving through much of Wisconsin this morning is courtesy of a warm front moving northward across north-central Wisconsin. After this round of storms moves through, look for things to get very warm and humid behind the warm front, with more showers and thunderstorms developing later today and tonight ahead of a trailing cold front. This weekend's weather is looking great with cooler air moving in along with more sunshine.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
A line of strong thunderstorms will affect Marquette...Green Lake ...Sauk and Columbia counties between 715 am and 830 am. These storms will be capable of producing one hour rainfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour...small hail and strong gusty winds to 40 mph.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: C+

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Showers and thunderstorms this morning, then becoming partly sunny, breezy, very warm and humid. Showers and thunderstorms will probably redevelop this evening and tonight, with a slight risk of these becoming severe. High of 87 central, perhaps near 90 south! Chance of rain 90% this morning, 30% this afternoon or early this evening.

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows near 70. Chance of rain 80%.

Saturday: Early morning showers and thunderstorms giving way to sunshine by tomorrow afternoon. Breezy and cooler, highs near 80. Chance of morning showers 30%.

Sunday: Partly cloudy and cooler, highs upper 70s.

Next Week:
Monday: Partly sunny, highs 79-84.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, maybe an isolated thundershower late, highs 82-87. Chance of rain 30%.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, highs 79-84.



Other City Forecasts:

This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Breezy, hot and humid with storms late today and tonight. Sunshine and cooler this weekend. Highs lower 90s today and upper 70s this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

This Weekend in Evansville, Indiana: Partly sunny today, storms likely tomorrow with more isolated storms on Sunday. Highs near or just above 90 today and tomorrow and mid- 80s on Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIN0190

This Weekend in League City and Pearland, Texas: Becoming mostly sunny today, then partly cloudy this weekend. Highs lower 90s.
Through mid morning...isolated showers will continue to develop over the nearshore waters and move inland. Expect average rainfall accumulations of 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

This Weekend in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Showers and thunderstorms later today, isolated storms tomorrow, then partly cloudy on Sunday. Highs mid- to upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

This Weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada: Isolated afternoon thunderstorms each day. Cooler highs around 103 today and only in the upper 90s this weekend. Ahhhh...
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: Typical afternoon thunderstorms, highs mid- 90s today and near 90 this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Hurricane Bertha chugs toward Bermuda
* NEW: Tropical storm watch possible for Bermuda on Friday, hurricane center says
* Bertha, now Category 1 hurricane, weakens over the Atlantic
* Hurricane Bertha is causing large swells and high surf on Bermuda shore
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/weather/07/11/hurricane.bertha/index.html
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at200802.html

Updated: 2:05 PM GMT on July 11, 2008

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 9, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 11:33 AM GMT on July 09, 2008

TGIF!

Weather Synopsis
The second batch of showers and thunderstorms moving through much of Wisconsin this morning is courtesy of a warm front moving northward across north-central Wisconsin. After this round of storms moves through, look for things to get very warm and humid behind the warm front, with more showers and thunderstorms developing later today and tonight ahead of a trailing cold front. This weekend's weather is looking great with cooler air moving in along with more sunshine.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
A line of strong thunderstorms will affect Marquette...Green Lake ...Sauk and Columbia counties between 715 am and 830 am. These storms will be capable of producing one hour rainfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour...small hail and strong gusty winds to 40 mph.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: C+

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Showers and thunderstorms this morning, then becoming partly sunny, breezy, very warm and humid. Showers and thunderstorms will probably redevelop this evening and tonight, with a slight risk of these becoming severe. High of 87 central, perhaps near 90 south! Chance of rain 90% this morning, 30% this afternoon or early this evening.

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows near 70. Chance of rain 80%.

Saturday: Early morning showers and thunderstorms giving way to sunshine by tomorrow afternoon. Breezy and cooler, highs near 80. Chance of morning showers 30%.

Sunday: Partly cloudy and cooler, highs upper 70s.

Next Week:
Monday: Partly sunny, highs 79-84.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, maybe an isolated thundershower late, highs 82-87. Chance of rain 30%.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, highs 79-84.



Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Isolated storms tonight and tomorrow, highs low to mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Storms today, some sunshine tomorrow, highs low to mid- 80s.
Through 8 am...many areas will experience showers and an occasional thunderstorm. Most of the activity was occurring in southeast Missouri...moving east northeast into southern Illinois and western Kentucky. A second area of storms were moving through southwest Indiana and the pennyrile area of Kentucky. These storms may produce brief torrential rains and gusty winds 25 to 30 mph. Some communities that may be affected by the precipitation include Cape Girardeau and New Madrid Missouri...Ana and Cairo Illinois...Evansville and Santa Claus Indiana...as well as the Land Between The Lakes area of Kentucky. Hourly rainfall totals will range from a few hundredths up to as much as one quarter inch.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIN0190

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated storms today with a better chance for storms tomorrow. Highs upper 80s to near 90.
Scattered light showers will occur across the area through 8 am. Spotty rainfall amounts from a trace to 1/10 inch can be expected.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Isolated storms today with a slightly better chance for storms tomorrow. Highs mid- to upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, very hot, highs around 110-112!
... Excessive heat warning remains in effect from 11 am PDT /11 am MST/ this morning to 8 PM PDT /8 PM MST/ this evening...
An excessive heat warning remains in effect for areas below 4000
feet in Inyo... San Bernardino... Nye... Clark and Mohave counties from
11 am this morning to 8 PM this evening.

A strong area of high pressure will hold over the area through
today... bringing dangerously high temperatures. High temperatures
are forecast to be 111 to 113 degrees in the Las Vegas
Valley... Barstow and Twentynine Palms... from 115 to 117 degrees
in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area... Laughlin... Needles...
Mesquite... Lake Havasu City... Bullhead City... and near 125 degrees
in Death Valley.

If you plan to be outside... avoid prolonged exposure or strenuous
physical activity. Your body can lose up to a gallon of water an
hour through perspiration... so drink plenty of fluids to avoid
dehydration. Alcoholic and caffeinated beverages should be avoided
because they can increase the rate of water loss in your
body... increasing the risk of heat exhaustion or stroke. Wear
light weight... light colored... loose fitting clothing. Wear a hat
to shield yourself from the sunshine and use a sunscreen to reduce
the risk of sunburn.

... High temperature records broken or tied in the Las Vegas forecast and warning area today...
The temperature climbed to 106 degrees today in Bishop California.
This reading broke the previous record high for the date which was
104 degrees set in 2002.

The afternoon high temperature at the Barstow Daggett Airport in
southeast California reached 113 degrees... which tied the record
high for the date last set in 1976. Down the Colorado River... the
temperature at The Needles Municipal Airport soared to 117 degrees
tieing the record for the date last set in 1985.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Scattered afternoon storms today, isolated afternoon storms tomorrow, highs mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Hurricane Bertha weakens as it moves toward Bermuda
* NEW: Storm weakens to Category 1 hurricane with 85 mph sustained winds
* Eye turns slightly toward northwest in Atlantic trek
* Bermuda could be affected this weekend; landfall in U.S. unlikely
* Bertha is the first hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/07/08/hurricane.bertha/index.html#cnnSTCText
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at200802.html

Sacramento Wildfire Burns Homes
(BIG SUR, Calif) — A wind-stoked wildfire northeast of Sacramento burned dozens of homes Tuesday and has forced thousands of fire-weary residents to flee, state officials said.
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1821170,00.html?xid=feed-cnn-topics

Updated: 1:16 PM GMT on July 11, 2008

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 7, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 11:38 AM GMT on July 07, 2008

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
After a few scattered showers and thunderstorms moved through late last night, only a few scattered showers remain in southern and east-central Wisconsin this morning. However, look for that to change as an area of low pressure moves across the state tonight, bringing another round of showers and thunderstorms, some of which could develop heavy rainfall totals later this afternoon, this evening, and overnight tonight.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Only a few isolated light showers are expected over southeast Wisconsin through 7 am. An area of showers with scattered thunderstorms will push out of southwest Wisconsin and affect south central Wisconsin. The showers were moving to the east at 30 mph. Another area of developing thunderstorms over northeast Iowa was moving east at 35 mph and should affect areas southwest of Madison by 630 am...especially across Lafayette County. These should push east along the Illinois border area through 8 am.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: C

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy and humid with isolated showers this morning. However, scattered showers and thunderstorms will become more numerous this afternoon and evening. We are under the slight risk category for severe weather with the biggest threat being strong winds, but don't rule out the chance for heavy rainfall, lots of lightning, small hail, or even a tornado! High of 82 central, mid- 80s south. Chance of rain 70%.

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Heavy rainfall is a good possibility. Lows warm overnight, in the upper 60s to near 70. Chance of rain 90%.

Tomorrow: Becoming partly cloudy and gradually a little less humid too. Highs low to mid- 80s.

Extended:
Wednesday: Partly sunny, highs 76-81.
Thursday: Partly sunny, maybe a thundershower. Highs 79-84. Chance of rain 30%.
Friday: Partly sunny and breezy with thundershowers possible north. Highs 84-89. Chance of rain around here 20%.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 82-87. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday: Partly sunny with more showers and thunderstorms possible late. Highs 78-83. Chance of rain 30%.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered storms today, partly cloudy tomorrow, highs 80-85.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Isolated afternoon storms today and tomorrow, highs near or just above 90.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIN0190

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated storms, a little breezy, highs near 90.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine and hot, highs around 108 today and 111 tomorrow!
... Excessive heat watch remains in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening...

An excessive heat watch remains in effect for areas below 4000
feet from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening.

A strong area of high pressure will settle over the area
Tuesday... bringing dangerously high temperatures to the region.
High temperatures are forecast to be around 112 degrees in the Las
Vegas Valley and around 115 degrees in the Lake Mead National
Recreation Area... Laughlin... Needles... Mesquite... Lake Havasu
City... and Bullhead City. Death Valley is forecast to reach 124
degrees.

An excessive heat watch means that a period of hot temperatures
is expected. The hot temperatures will create a dangerous
situation in which heat-related illnesses are possible. Use extra
caution and remember to drink plenty of fluids... stay out of the
sunshine and in an air-conditioned room if possible and check up
on elderly relatives and neighbors.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Scattered storms during the daylight hours, like usual, highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Bertha becomes hurricane
* Bertha is the first hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season
* Storm is packing winds of 75 mph -- the minimum for hurricane status
* The first tropical storm of the season, Arthur, formed May 31
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/07/07/hurricane.bertha/index.html

NBC Universal to buy Weather Channel
The GE unit seals deal after several media and cable companies had dropped out of bidding. Purchase price not yet disclosed but said to be $3.5 billion.
http://money.cnn.com/2008/07/06/news/companies/weather_channel.ap/index.htm?cnn=yes


...Many new June rainfall records set at Milwaukee and Madison...

The heavy rainfall over southern Wisconsin during the month of June
has set many new rainfall records for the Milwaukee and Madison
airports. Here is a listing of the new records...

Milwaukee

Record daily precipitation

Date new value previous value year

6/7/08 4.93 inches 2.44 inches 1916

6/8/08 2.25 inches 1.24 inches 1974

Record monthly precipitation

From the month of June...Milwaukee received 12.27 inches of
rainfall. This is the new record monthly precipitation amount for
June at Milwaukee. The previous record amount was 10.03 inches...set
in 1917.

Here is a list of the top 10 wettest June months on record at
Milwaukee...

value year

1. **12.27 inches** **2008**
2. 10.03 inches 1917
3. 9.98 inches 1997
4. 8.28 inches 1954
5. 7.79 inches 1968
6. 7.54 inches 1940
7. 7.53 inches 1969
8. 7.38 inches 1967
9. 6.96 inches 1999
10 6.95 inches 1928

All time record monthly precipitation

The 12.27 inches of rainfall also set the all time wettest month
ever at Milwaukee. The previous all time wettest month was 10.03
inches...set in June 1917.

Here is a list of the top 10 all time wettest months at Milwaukee...

value month year

1. **12.27 inches** **june** **2008**
2. 10.03 inches June 1917
3. 9.98 inches June 1997
4. 9.87 inches September 1941
5. 9.56 inches may 1933
6. 9.41 inches September 1961
7. 9.05 inches August 1987
8. 8.82 inches August 1986
9. 8.72 inches September 1872
10. 8.56 inches November 1934

24 hour record precipitation

The 5.70 inches of rainfall on June 7 and June 8 2008 set the 3rd
highest 24 hour precipitation amount at Milwaukee. In addition...the
4.93 inches of rainfall on June 7 set the 6th highest 24 hour
precipitation amount at Milwaukee. The record amount was 6.84
inches...set from August 5 to August 6 1986.

Here is a list of the top 10 24 hour precipitation amounts at
Milwaukee...

value dates

1. 6.84 inches 8/5/1986 to 8/6/1986
2. 5.76 inches 6/22/1917 to 6/23/1917
3. **5.70 inches** **6/7/2008 to 6/8/2008**
4. 5.28 inches 9/7/1941 to 9/8/1941
5. 5.24 inches 6/20/1997 to 6/21/1997
6. **4.93 inches** **6/7/2008**
7. 4.69 inches 6/21/1940 to 6/22/1940
8. 4.42 inches 7/2/2000
9. 4.35 inches 7/17/1959 to 7/18/1959
10. 4.05 inches 7/31/1953 to 8/1/1953

48 hour record precipitation

The 7.18 inches of rainfall on June 7 and June 8 2008 set the 48
hour precipitation record at Milwaukee. The previous 48 hour
precipitation record was 6.84 inches...set from August 5 to August 6
1986.

Here is a list of the top 10 48 hour precipitation amounts at
Milwaukee...

value dates

1. **7.18 inches** **6/7/2008 to 6/8/2008**
2. 6.84 inches 8/5/1986 to 8/6/1986
3. 6.01 inches 9/7/1941 to 9/8/1941
4. 5.76 inches 6/22/1917 to 6/23/1917
5. 5.55 inches 6/22/1940 to 6/23/1940
6. 5.25 inches 6/20/1997 to 6/21/1997
7. 4.55 inches 4/18/1877 to 4/19/1877
8. 4.48 inches 7/1/1887 to 7/2/1887
9. 4.41 inches 7/17/1959 to 7/18/1959
10. 4.13 inches 8/15/1987 to 8/16/1987

Madison

Record daily precipitation

Date new value previous value year

6/7/08 2.23 inches 2.01 inches 1993

6/8/08 4.11 inches 1.40 inches 1874

6/12/08 2.57 inches 1.20 inches 1877

Record monthly precipitation

From the month of June...Madison received 10.93 inches of rainfall.
This is the new record monthly precipitation amount for June at
Madison. The previous record amount was 9.95 inches...set in 1978.

Here is a list of the top 10 wettest June months on record at
Madison...

value year

1. **10.93 inches** **2008**
2. 9.95 inches 1978
3. 9.69 inches 1996
4. 9.31 inches 1880
5. 8.63 inches 2000
6. 8.15 inches 1963
7. 7.96 inches 1969
8. 7.82 inches 1968
9. 7.76 inches 1882
10 7.72 inches 1890

All time record monthly precipitation

The 10.93 inches of rainfall also ranked tied for the 2nd all time
wettest month at Madison. The all time wettest month was 15.18
inches...set in August 2007.

Here is a list of the top 10 all time wettest months at Madison...

value month year

1. 15.18 inches August 2007
t2. **10.93 inches** **june** **2008**
t2. 10.93 inches July 1950
3. 10.84 inches may 2004
4. 10.69 inches September 1915
5. 10.34 inches September 1941
6. 10.29 inches September 1938
7. 9.95 inches June 1978
8. 9.69 inches June 1996
9. 9.63 inches may 2000
10. 9.49 inches August 1980

24 hour record precipitation

The 5.27 inches of rainfall on June 7 and June 8 2008 set the 2nd
highest 24 hour precipitation amount at Madison. In addition...the
4.11 inches of rainfall on June 8 tied for the 9th highest 24 hour
precipitation amount at Madison. The record amount was 5.31
inches...set from September 7 to September 8 1941.

Here is a list of the top 10 24 hour precipitation amounts at
Madison...

value dates

1. 5.31 inches 9/7/1941 to 9/8/1941
2. **5.27 inches** **6/7/2008 to 6/8/2008**
3. 5.20 inches 9/12/1915 to 9/13/1915
4. 5.00 inches 8/18/2007 to 8/19/2007
5. 4.51 inches 6/17/1996
6. 4.38 inches 5/21/2004 to 5/22/2004
7. 4.32 inches 7/21/1881
8. 4.21 inches 7/15/1950 to 7/16/1950
t9. **4.11 inches** **6/8/2008**
t9. 4.11 inches 5/17/2000 to 5/18/2000
10. 3.95 inches 8/1/2001 to 8/2/2001

Calendar day record precipitation

The 4.11 inches of rainfall on June 8 2008 set the 4th highest
calendar day precipitation amount at Madison. The record amount was
4.96 inches...set on August 8 1906.

Here is a list of the top 10 calendar day precipitation amounts at
Madison...

value dates

1. 4.96 inches 8/8/1906
2. 4.51 inches 6/17/1996
3. 4.32 inches 7/21/1881
4. **4.11 inches** **6/8/2008**
5. 3.89 inches 7/3/1975
6. 3.82 inches 7/11/1878
7. 3.75 inches 7/5/1993
8. 3.67 inches 6/5/1963
9. 3.66 inches 5/21/2004
10. 3.65 inches 7/19/1950

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 2, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 11:30 AM GMT on July 02, 2008

Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Today is the one day all week where you may need to keep an umbrella handy. A cold front currently stretching across southeastern Ontario, far northwestern Wisconsin, and into southern Minnesota and South Dakota, will develop scattered thunderstorms today. There's already a line of strong thunderstorms across northeastern Wisconsin this morning, and you can expect more to develop this afternoon before exiting the state tonight. Southern Wisconsin is under the slight risk category for severe weather as well.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html


Today’s Forecast Grade: C+

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy and breezy. Maybe a thunderstorm this morning with a better chance of showers and thunderstorms later this morning through early this afternoon in central Wisconsin and through the afternoon in southern Wisconsin as a cold front sweeps southeastward. High of 81 central, low to mid- 80s south. Chance of rain 70%.

Tonight: Decreasing clouds. Lows mid- 50s.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and cooler, highs lower 70s. Happy Third Birthday, Bryce!

This Weekend:
Independence Day: Mostly sunny and a little warmer, highs 73-78.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and warmer, highs 78-83.
Sunday: Increasing clouds, breezy, maybe some storms late. Highs 80-85. Chance of rain Sunday night 40%.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Becoming partly cloudy, highs mid- to upper 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Partly sunny today, storms tomorrow, highs in the 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIN0190

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs near 90.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Mostly sunny, highs upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, hot, highs around 112! Even robots will be sweating in the heat!
... Excessive heat watch in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening...
The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued an excessive
heat watch... which is in effect from Thursday morning through
Thursday evening for elevations below 4000 feet.

A strong area of high pressure will persist over the southwest
states through the week. High temperatures are expected to increase
a couple of degrees... with values reaching 8 to 10 degrees above
normal by Thursday. High temperatures are expected to reach 112 in
Las Vegas and between 115 and 117 in the Lake Mead National
Recreation Area... Laughlin... Mesquite... Lake Havasu City...
Bullhead City and Needles. Death Valley is forecast to reach 122.

An excessive heat watch means that a period of hot temperatures
is expected. The hot temperatures will create a dangerous
situation in which heat-related illnesses are possible. Use extra
caution and remember to drink plenty of fluids... stay out of the
sunshine and in an air-conditioned room if possible and check up
on elderly relatives and neighbors.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Scattered thunderstorms during the daylight hours, highs just above 90.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Season's first hurricane forms in Pacific off Mexico
* Center of the hurricane is far to the west of Mexico's Baja California peninsula
* Boris strengthens into the first hurricane of the season, forecasters say
* Storm is packing maximum sustained winds near 75 mph
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/07/01/pacific.storm.ap/index.html#cnnSTCText

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