Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for September 29, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 12:45 PM GMT on September 29, 2008

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
So ... besides the Brewers winning the NL Wild Card and the Packers playing poorly once again, how did you like yesterday? It was the first full day which had that Autumn feel to it with cloudy and cool conditions throughout the day. Even a few leaves are changing colors now. A line of showers is spreading eastward ahead of an occluded frontal boundary stretching across eastern Minnesota. These showers are on a north-south line through much of central Wisconsin, and will be in your backyard shortly if they aren't already. Look for these showers to gradually taper off later today, but the cool weather looks to continue for a while. Who knows when the next time we'll see 70?
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
An area of showers and isolated thunderstorms in southwest Wisconsin is moving to the east northeast at about 30 mph. The rain should begin to affect the Madison area at around 800 am...and a line from Beaver Dam to Janesville between 900 am and 930 am. As the showers move in...expect light to moderate rain and possibly some lightning. Total accumulations should generally be between a tenth and a quarter inch with the heaviest rain closer to the Illinois border. The rain will diminish early this afternoon.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: C

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy and cool with a line of showers slowly moving through this morning. Showers become more scattered this afternoon. High of 61 central, low to mid- 60s south. Chance of rain 80%.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy and breezy. An isolated shower possible. Lows mid- 40s. Chance of rain 20%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy, breezy and slightly cooler, perhaps a shower east. Highs upper 50s central, near 60 south. Chance of rain 30%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Becoming partly cloudy, still cool, highs 56-61.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, a little warmer, highs 60-65.
Friday: Partly sunny and warmer yet, highs 64-69.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, highs 65-70.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and breezy, highs 67-72.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Isolated showers today, partly cloudy tomorrow, highs near or just above 60.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly cloudy, highs upper 80s. 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

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy today, isolated storms tomorrow, 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, highs mid- 90s.
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 low to mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Kyle batters Nova Scotia, loses hurricane strength
* Storm loses tropical characteristics after battering Nova Scotia
* Kyle's remnants expected to pass over New Brunswick
* Kyle drenches eastern Maine, causing some road flooding
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/28/kyle.storm/index.html#cnnSTCText

Typhoon lashes Taiwan with torrential rains
* Typhoon Jangmi roars toward eastern China after lashing Taiwan
* Torrential rains and powerful winds kill two people and injure more than 30
* Jangmi is downgraded to a tropical storm early Monday
* Taipei's international airport resumes flights; Taiwan stock market closed
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/09/28/taiwan.typhoon.jangmi.ap/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for September 26, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 12:32 PM GMT on September 26, 2008

Good Friday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Today is the last day of what will feel like summer, as tomorrow a cold front sweeps through, developing scattered thundershowers across our area. Behind this front will be cooler air, and an upper-air jet stream trough will push down through the western Great Lakes region early next week, bringing with it the coolest persistent air we've seen since May. Perhaps this is a timely weekend to put up your Halloween decorations?
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Patchy fog will continue through early this morning. The fog will be light most areas...with visibilities generally 2 to 4 miles. Localized dense fog is expected west of Racine and Kenosha...and in the Burlington areas with visibilities at times reduced to one quarter mile or less. All the fog will persist through 730 am...and then start to thin and dissipate. The dense fog will persist the longest...but should be mostly gone by 9 am. Early morning commuters should be on the lookout for these fog patches...and slow down accordingly.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny and warm today. Get out and enjoy it as cooler weather is on the way. High of 80.

Tonight: Increasing clouds overnight. Lows lower 50s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. A little cooler with highs in the lower 70s central, mid- 70s south. Chance of rain 30%.

Sunday: Partly cloudy and again a little cooler. Highs upper 60s central, lower 70s south.

Next Week:
Monday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs 66-71. Chance of rain 40%.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, breezy and cooler. Highs 60-65.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and cool, highs 58-63.


Other City Forecasts:

This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered storms tonight and again on Sunday, otherwise partly cloudy. Warm highs in the mid- 80s today dropping to the lower 70s tomorrow and Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

This Weekend in League City and Pearland, Texas: Sunshine and mid- 80s all weekend long. 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: Scattered showers today, partly cloudy this weekend, highs mid- 70s today and mid- 80s this weekend.
Through 11 am...light to moderate showers will continue to move over southeast South Carolina. Majority of the activity will remain east of Interstate 95 with brief periods of heavy rain during this time. A few rumbles of thunder are possible with rain totals up to a quarter of an inch. Some isolated locations could receive slightly higher totals in heavier rain.
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, highs upper 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: Morning fog, isolated storms on Sunday, otherwise sunshine, highs upper 80s.
Patches of fog...some locally dense in the typical fog prone areas...reducing visibility to less than one half of a mile...will continue to affect portions of the region through mid-morning. Motorists should drive with extreme caution and allow additional travel time. Use low beams...reduce driving speed...and allow for plenty of room between you and other cars. You can overtake another vehicle quickly in poor visibilities...so slow down and drive defensively. The fog should begin to lift and dissipate by 8 am this morning.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Tropical Storm Kyle strengthens in Atlantic
* Tropical Storm Kyle continues to churn in Atlantic
* Forecasters say storm could reach hurricane status as early as Saturday
* Storm is expected to continue moving north, forecasters say
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/26/kyle.storm.ap/index.html#cnnSTCText

NASA ramps up weather research with supercomputer cluster
NASA’s triples performance of Discover IBM cluster
NASA's Center for Computational Sciences is nearly tripling the performance of a supercomputer it uses to simulate Earth's climate and weather, and our planet's relationship with the Sun.
http://pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;1045305927

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Wisconsin Weather Update for September 24, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 12:19 PM GMT on September 24, 2008

Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Synopsis
I was asked yesterday if the warm weather we've been enjoying lately is a part of Indian Summer. Considering that summer officially ended only two days ago, I would say no. I think we need to get a solid cold streak going for a while, then at some point in October or early November you get that upper air jet stream ridge followed by warm and breezy conditions for a day or two. And we'll get there, but first lets enjoy the last remnants of actual summer. As for today, a cold front's moving through northwestern Wisconsin, developing scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms ahead of it. Look for a passing thundershower this morning, followed by a clearing sky later this afternoon and evening. Warm temperatures ten degrees above normal look to continue through Saturday before cooler early Autumn air moves in for Sunday and next week.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast and Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will move into the Green Lake... Portage...Madison...Monroe and New Glarus areas between 545 am CDT and 7 am. Farther west...showers and thunderstorms will continue to affect the Baraboo...Dodgeville...Darlington and Mineral Point areas early this morning. The showers and thunderstorms will exit these areas by 8 to 9 am. Morning rainfall will be mostly between one tenth and one half inch. Be ready to encounter some wet roads on your morning commute. These showers are expected to weaken as they progress across south central toward southeast Wisconsin this morning. However there is still a chance for showers and thunderstorms across the entire area this morning...and in southeast Wisconsin this afternoon.
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...Air quality watch remains in effect for portions of south central and southeastern Wisconsin today...
A stagnant and increasingly dirty air mass will remain over the Lake
Michigan region today. There is a possibility that particle
pollution concentrations will reach unhealthy levels for people in
sensitive groups in south central and southeastern Wisconsin today.

Due to the possibility of elevated levels of particle pollution in
the region the Wisconsin department of natural resources has issued
an air quality watch for today. This watch affects people
living in the counties of

Sheboygan...Sauk...Columbia...Dodge...Washington...Ozaukee...Dane...
Jefferson...Waukesha...Milwaukee ...rock...Walworth...Racine and
Kenosha.

The air quality watch expires at midnight tonight.

To help prevent pollution from reaching unhealthy levels...people in
the watch area are encouraged to help decrease air pollution by
reducing driving when possible...avoid burning leaves...grass...brush
...Or wood...minimize vehicle engine idling...postpone using small
gas or diesel powered outdoor equipment...and practice energy
conservation.

For current information on air quality readings please call the
daily air hotline at 1-866-dailyair...1-866-324-5924.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms this morning. Decreasing clouds this afternoon and evening. High of 76 central, upper 70s south. Chance of rain this morning 70%.

Tonight: Mostly clear, lows mid- to upper 40s.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, a little cooler, highs lower 70s central, mid- 70s south.

This Weekend:
Friday: Mostly sunny and warmer, highs 77-82.
Saturday: Scattered showers, more to our north, otherwise partly sunny and cooler. Highs 70-75. Chance of rain 30%.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and cooler, highs 63-68. Next week could see highs slightly below normal, only near 60.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Sunshine today, scattered storms tomorrow, highs lower 70s today and mid- to upper 70s 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 and warm, 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: Isolated thundershowers, highs mid- 80s.
Through 8 am...scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible near the coast and offshore where deep moisture levels exist. Movement will be west at around 15 mph. Rainfall amounts will average around a tenth of an inch.
Coastal flood advisory in effect until noon CDT today...
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: Sunshine today, scattered showers tomorrow, breezy both days, highs mid- to upper 70s.
Coastal flood advisory in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 7 PM EDT Thursday...
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 warmer, highs mid- to upper 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Partly cloudy, and that's it. Highs mid- to upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Deadly typhoon hits China
* More than 200,000 fishermen came to shore in advance of the storm, Xinhua reports
* The storm killed eight people in the Philippines
* Nearly 113,000 people affected in the Philippines
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/weather/09/24/china.typhoon/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for September 22, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 12:11 PM GMT on September 22, 2008

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
The Autumnal Equinox is today, meaning that summer is over and fall is here. It's not really going to feel like fall this week though, with pleasant high temperatures above our normal for this time of the year keeping us from forgetting that in just another month we average 0.3" of snow. A frontal boundary is stretching southeastward from a low pressure system in southern Saskatchewan, which is what's going to keep us mostly cloudy today. But warmer air behind this front coupled with a ridge in the upper-air jet stream will keep summerlike thoughts in our heads through the week and into this weekend. The extended-range weather models are indicating a much cooler week next week so let's enjoy this warm weather while we still can!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
... Dense fog advisory in effect until 9 am CDT this morning...
The National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan has issued a
dense fog advisory... which is in effect until 9 am CDT this
morning.

Light winds and a very moist air mass will allow dense fog to
develop over the area through the early morning hours. The fog
will lift by around 9 am this morning.

A dense fog advisory is issued when visibilities are reduced
frequently to less than 1/4 mile due to dense fog. If you
encounter one of these dense fog areas later tonight... slow down
and use your low beam headlights. Leave plenty of distance
between you and objects ahead.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy with a few areas of fog this morning. Becoming partly sunny and breezy this afternoon. High of 77 central, near 80 south.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and breezy, lows upper 50s.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny, highs upper 70s to near 80 central, just above 80 south.

Extended:
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs 75-80. Chance of rain 30%.
Thursday: Partly sunny, maybe an isolated shower. Highs 73-78. Chance of rain 20%.
Friday: Partly cloudy, highs 76-81.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and a little cooler with a small chance of a shower. Highs 71-76. Chance of rain 25%.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and cooler, highs 64-69.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Isolated storms today with a better chance of storms tomorrow. Partly sunny and breezy otherwise, highs near 80 today and in the mid- 70s 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- 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: Morning fog, then partly cloudy. Isolated storms in the afternoon and evening. Highs mid- to upper 80s.
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 developing today, partly cloudy tomorrow. Breezy, highs just above 80.
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, highs lower 90s.
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 upper 80s to near 90.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104

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Wisconsin Weather Update for September 19, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 2:54 PM GMT on September 19, 2008

Avast! Good "International Talk Like a Pirate Day" Friday to ye, me hearties! Arrr!!

Weather Synopsis
This stretch of pleasant late-summer weather is going to continue today, as Wisconsin will be sandwiched between moisture streaming northward from the Gulf of Mexico and a cold front to our northwest which will begin moving through the Dakotas by around lunchtime. Look for strong northerly winds to keep us quite warm today, and expect breezy conditions to continue through this weekend along with cooler temperatures and perhaps an isolated shower tomorrow and/or Sunday.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer, high of 78.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and breezy, lows in the mid- to upper 50s.

Saturday: Partly sunny, breezy and a little cooler, perhaps an isolated rain shower. Highs in the lower 70s central, mid- 70s south. Chance of rain 20%.

Sunday: Partly sunny, breezy and cooler yet, again an isolated shower is possible. Highs in the mid- 60s central, near 70 south. Chance of rain 20%.

Next Week:
Autumnal Equinox (Monday): Mostly cloudy and breezy, a little warmer, highs 69-74.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and warmer, highs 74-79.
Wednesday: Cloudy and breezy with a good chance of rain. Highs 72-77. Chance of rain 50%.


Other City Forecasts:

This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy all weekend, highs lower 80s toady and mid- 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: Isolated storms tomorrow, otherwise partly sunny, highs just above 80.
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: Partly cloudy, highs low to mid- 80s.
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: Sunshine today, more clouds tomorrow and isolated showers on Sunday. Breezy all weekend, highs upper 70s to lower 80s.
Coastal flood advisory in effect until 2 PM EDT this afternoon...
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 and breezy, highs mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: Scattered afternoon and evening storms, 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:

Their house survived Ike, but it's the only one left
* Couple's house is only one left standing in section of Gilchrist, Texas
* Hurricane Ike flattened most of town's 200-some homes
* Columns hold couple's house 14 feet above ground
* Couple had lost a house to Hurricane Rita three years ago
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/09/18/ike.last.house.standing/index.html#cnnSTCText

Texas law keeps rebuilding after Ike in limbo
* It could be a year before Texas tells homeowners what they may or may not do
* If beachfront homeowners lose their property, state compensation is no guarantee
* Law was enacted when there were far fewer houses on the Texas coast
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/19/ike.beach.houses.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

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Wisconsin Weather Update for September 17, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 11:32 AM GMT on September 17, 2008

Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Synopsis
After a weekend of wet weather and a mostly cloudy Monday, we were finally rewarded with a sunny and warmer Tuesday. And with the lack of any significant low pressure systems moving across the United States, we should stay dry and (mostly) in the 70s through the rest of the work week, and most of this weekend as well.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny, high of 73 central, mid- to upper 70s south.

Tonight: Mostly clear, lows near 50.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, breezy and cooler, highs upper 60s central, lower 70s south.

This Weekend:
Friday: Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer again, highs 74-79.
Saturday: Partly sunny and breezy, maybe a thunderstorm as a cold front dips down from southern Canada, highs 73-78. Chance of rain 25%.
Sunday: Partly sunny and breezy, perhaps another thundershower. Highs 72-77. Chance of rain 30%.


Other City Forecasts:

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

Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Mostly sunny, highs near 80.
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 upper 70s to lower 80s.
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 today, partly cloudy tomorrow, highs near 80.
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 daytime thunderstorms today, mostly sunny tomorrow, highs mid- 90s.
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 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:

Ike's rain swells Midwest floods
* Flooding occurring along Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, including St. Louis
* 1.3 million without power in Ohio; some won't have it restored until the weekend
* At least two sections of Interstate 80/94 and Interstate 65 remained closed in Indiana
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/16/ike.midwest.floods.ap/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for September 15, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 11:28 AM GMT on September 15, 2008

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
The remnants of Ike, which produced a soaking rain for much of the Midwest this weekend, has moved off to New England, and a large area of high pressure is moving in from the Rocky Mountains. An upper-air jet stream trough will move further north and winds will gradually shift from the north to the south over the next couple days, meaning we've got one more day of cool Autumnlike weather before temperatures return to the 70s. And without any significant areas of low pressure moving through, we should remain dry through the work week and into next weekend!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Clouds this morning, but becoming partly sunny by this afternoon. Still cool for one more day with a high of 62.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and cool overnight, lows mid- 40s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, highs lower 70s.

Extended:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, highs 70-75.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, breezy, and a little cooler, highs 66-71.
Friday: Mostly sunny and warmer again, highs 72-77.
Saturday: Partly sunny, highs 71-76.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, maybe a shower. Highs 72-77. Chance of rain 30%.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy, highs mid- 60s today and warming into the mid- 70s tomorrow.
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, highs mid- 70s.
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 and breezy, highs upper 70s to near 80.
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 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 today, isolated daytime 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 afternoon and evening storms, highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Swamped survivors sort through rubble, marvel at Ike's power
* Hundreds of people rescued in and near Galveston, state official says
* At least 15 dead in three states
* 2.6 million affected by power outages, U.S. Energy Department says
* Wreckage impedes rescue efforts, adding to uncertainty about survivors
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/15/hurricane.ike/index.html#cnnSTCText

Remnants of Hurricane Ike Drench Midwest
The remnants of Ike dumped as much as 6 to 8 inches of rain in parts of Indiana, Illinois and Missouri, spawned a tornado Arkansas that damaged several buildings, and delivered hurricane-force winds to Ohio, forcing Cincinnati's main airport to temporarily shut down.
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1841119,00.html?xid=feed-cnn-topics

Typhoon Sinlaku slams into Taiwan, China waits
* Heavy rain and strong winds flood low-lying regions
* Domestic flights were canceled, trains stopped running
* Typhoons frequently hit Taiwan between July and September
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/09/14/taiwan.typhoon.ap/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for September 12, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 12:55 PM GMT on September 12, 2008

Good Friday morning!

Weather Synopsis
After over a week off spent in the hot sun of Las Vegas (except on Monday when it actually rained!), I am back with more homemade weather forecasts! A cold front is moving across Wisconsin this morning, which is keeping most of us cloudy. All of the rain fell ahead of the front though, which we saw yesterday afternoon and evening. After one day of dry weather, we could be in for more rain tonight and tomorrow, courtesy of a new low pressure system forming from the south. This low will be picking up some moisture from Ike and bringing it north, so we could be in for another soaker not unlike when the remnants of Gustav came through last week Thursday. On the bright side, next week is looking very nice with lots of sunshine and comfortable temperatures.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hail27/2845470271/
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Clouds this morning, becoming partly sunny this afternoon (more sunshine available north). High of 73 central, low to mid- 70s south.

Tonight: Cloudy with rain becoming likely, developing from south to north. Lows near 60. Chance of rain 60% central, 90% south.

Saturday: Rain likely, and could be another soaker. Highs near 70. Chance of rain 90%.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers gradually ending. Highs again near 70. Chance of rain 40%.

Next Week:
Monday: Partly cloudy, highs 66-71
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, highs 69-74.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, highs 70-75.


Other City Forecasts:

This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered storms tomorrow, otherwise partly cloudy. Highs upper 60s to lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

This Weekend in Evansville, Indiana: Scattered storms today, isolated storms tomorrow, then a good chance for more storms on Sunday. Highs upper 80s through Saturday, then near 80 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: I hope you guys got out of there because Ike's looking nasty. Tropical storm conditions today, hurricane conditions tonight and tomorrow, tropical storm conditions tomorrow night, then showers and thunderstorms gradually diminish on Sunday. Extremely windy with gusts of over 100mph possible. Highs lower 80s.
Hurricane Warning in effect...
Flood Watch in effect from 9 am CDT this morning through Sunday morning...
* Hurricane Ike is expected to make landfall along the Upper Texas
coast late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Rain bands
will begin affecting the coastal areas of southeast Texas later
this morning and increase in coverage and intensity as the day
progresses. Periods of very heavy rain can be expected as Ike
moves inland late tonight Saturday morning.

* Widespread rainfall amounts of 5 to 7 inches with isolated
totals of 10 to 12 inches possible. Significant flooding will be
possible in areas of heaviest rainfall. The heaviest rain is
expected to fall east of a College Station to Sugarland to
Freeport.

Flooding will be exacerbated in portions of Harris and Galveston
counties due to unusually high tide levels. High tide levels
will block area bayous from draining efficiently.
-------------------
... Hurricane Warning remains in effect...

... New information...

... Updated evacuation information for Matagorda County...

At 700 am CDT the center of Hurricane Ike was located near
latitude 26.9 north longitude 92.2 west or about 230 miles
southeast of Galveston Texas.

... Areas affected...

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

Brazoria... Chambers... Galveston... Harris... Jackson... Liberty...
Matagorda.

... Watches/warnings...

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.Gov on the
internet for more information about these additional hazards.

Flood Watch.

... Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Current evacuation information:

Brazoria county:

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the entire County
with the exception of the cities of Pearland... Alvin... Manvel...
and Angleton.

Residents in the coastal areas and those requiring transportation
from Brazoria County to Bell County must rush their preparations
to completion.

Chambers county:

A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for the entire County
effective immediately.

Galveston county:

A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for all of Galveston
Island.

A mandatory evacuation is in effect for Bolivar Peninsula...
Omega Bay... San Leon... Bacliff... freddiesville... Tiki Island...
Kemah... and Clear Lake Shores.

Special needs evacuation is also taking place.

Buses are available for for citizens that need assistance with
evacuations. Buses are available at the following pickup points:

Bacliff community center: 4500 10th street... Bacliff... 77518
Dickinson community center: 2417 Hwy 3... Dickinson... 77539
Hitchcock Library... 8005 Barry Avenue... Hitchcock... 77563
Crystal Beach annex... 941 Noble Carl drive... Crystal Beach...
77650

Citizens should also consider evacuating if they live in areas
subject to flooding or in Mobile homes. If you decide to
evacuate... please remember to pack your disaster kit and
important papers.

The Galveston-Bolivar Ferry has ceased operations.

School closings... the following school districts will be closed
through Friday... High Island... Hitchcock... Santa Fe... Clear
Creek... Friendswood... Galveston and Dickinson. The following
districts will be closed on Friday... La Marque and Texas City.

The Bolivar S.U.D. Has indicated they have ceased water service
to
the peninsula.

University of Texas medical branch hospital in Galveston may
begin a complete evacuation of the hospital facilities this
morning. The emergency room will stay open.

Harris county:

A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for the following zip
codes... 77058... 77059... 77062... 77520... 77546... 77571... 77586...
77598 and 77507.

Persons throughout Harris County that live in Mobile homes or
high rises should consider evacuating due to the high threat of
damaging winds.

For Harris County government workers... essential workers only
report on Friday.

For residents in the mandatory evacuation zip zones who have
special needs and are not registered... please call 311.

There will be no trash service on Friday due to the expected
high winds.

Southwest airlines is suspending flights into and out of hobby
Airport beginning at 9 am today.

Jackson county:

A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for the entire County.

Schools will be closed today.

Matagorda county:

A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for the entire County.

It is recommended you evacuate with your pets. Be sure to take a
pet Carrier... leash... vaccination records... and food for your
pet. If you evacuate to a shelter... your pets will be boarded at
a separate facility.

Be sure to start your evacuation with a full tank of gas.

If you have no means of transportation or cannot find anyone to
help you evacuate and need assistance... you can contact
979-245-3056 or 979-244-5318. You should come to the Bay City
service center or kc Hall in Palacios.

Residents of Matagorda County who need shelter can evacuate to
the shelter hub in Austin. Signs in Austin will direct evacuees
to open shelters.

All schools in Matagorda County will be closed today and Friday.
Palacios school district will also be closed on Monday September
15th.

... Storm surge and storm tide...

Tide levels at Galveston and North Jetty are already 3 feet above
normal tide levels. Tide levels will continue rising through the
morning and will exceed 5 feet above mean lower low water along
the Upper Texas coast and along the shorelines of the bays by mid
morning. Water levels will rise steadily beginning late afternoon
today as the storm surge moves into the area. Water levels will
rise very rapidly Friday night through 3 am Saturday... areas near
the coast may begin to see a slow drop after 3 to 5 am. Maximum
storm tide levels are highly dependent on the track of the storm
and variations in the track of only 15 miles can make differences
of several feet more or less from some of these values.

Maximum water levels forecast:

Gulf-facing coastline west of Sargent... 4 to 6 feet

Shoreline of Matagorda Bay... 2 to 5 feet

Gulf-facing coastline from Sargent to
San Luis Pass... 12 to 15 feet

Gulf-facing coastline San Luis Pass to High Island
including Galveston Island... ... 15 to 20 feet

Shoreline of Galveston Bay... 15 to 25 feet

Life threatening inundation likely!

All neighborhoods... and possibly entire coastal communities...
will be inundated during the period of peak storm tide. Persons
not heeding evacuation orders in single family one or two story
homes may face certain death. Many residences of average
construction directly on the coast will be destroyed. Widespread
and devastating personal property damage is likely elsewhere.
Vehicles left behind will likely be swept away. Numerous roads
will be swamped... some may be washed away by the water. Entire
flood prone coastal communities will be cutoff. Water levels may
exceed 9 feet for more than a mile inland. Coastal residents in
multi-story facilities risk being cutoff. Conditions will be
worsened by battering waves closer to the coast. Such waves will
exacerbate property damage... with massive destruction of
homes... including those of block construction. Damage from beach
erosion could take years to repair.

High tide times:

Morgans Point...
Fri 2:52 PM.
Sat 2:59 PM.
Clear Lake entrance...
Fri 10:36 am.
Sat 10:43 am.
Eagle Point...
Fri 8:25 am.
Sat 8:32 am.
Port Bolivar...
Fri 1:52 PM.
Sat 4:52 am.
Sat 3:00 PM.
Galveston Channel...
Fri 1:38 PM.
Sat 4:38 am.
Sat 2:46 PM.
Galveston Pleasure Pier...
Fri 12:32 PM.
Sat 3:32 am.
Sat 1:40 PM.
Jamaica Beach...
Fri 7:09 am.
Fri 4:16 PM.
Sat 7:16 am.
Sat 5:24 PM.
San Luis Pass...
Fri 1:29 PM.
Sat 4:29 am.
Sat 2:37 PM.
Freeport...
Fri 12:54 PM.
Sat 3:54 am.
Sat 2:02 PM.
Port O Connor...
Fri 10:15 am.
Sat 2:01 PM.

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

... Winds...

Persons who have not evacuated should plan to shelter in place in
a well built structure during the period of tropical storm force
winds. It is imperative that persons who live in Mobile homes or
poorly-built structures should evacuate to a safer location such
as a well built home. Persons who live in high rises should
consider evacuating as winds can be stronger at the top of a high
rise than at ground level.

The wind field surrounding Ike are unusually large. Tropical
storm force winds in excess of 39 mph are expected to
reach the coastal counties by 8 to 10 am Friday... and spread
inland to the Houston area between 11 am and 3 PM Friday.
Winds of at least tropical storm force will then possibly
last about 24 hours.

Depending on the eventual track and strength of Ike the hurricane
force winds will reach the coastal counties early evening on
Friday and the Houston Metro area 9 to 11 PM Friday night.
Hurricane force winds may last for up to 10 to 12 hours.

Peak wind gusts of 95 to 115 mph will be possible across
Harris... Liberty... Brazoria... Galveston... and Chambers counties.
Wind speeds in excess of 115 mph will be possible near where the
center of the storm comes onshore.

Very dangerous winds will produce widespread damage and
destruction of Mobile homes is likely.

Structural damage will include the majority of Mobile homes being
severely damaged. Those that survive will be uninhabitable until
repaired. Houses of poor to average construction will have major
damage... including partial wall collapse and roofs being lifted
off. Many will be uninhabitable. Well constructed houses will
incur minor damage to shingles... siding... gutters... as well as
blown out windows. Up to one quarter of gabled roofs will fail.

Partial roof failure is expected at Industrial Parks... especially
to those buildings with light weight steel and aluminum
coverings. Older low rising apartment roofs may also be torn
off... as well as receiving siding and shingle damage. Up to one
quarter of all glass in high rise office buildings will be blown
out. Airborne debris will cause damage... injury... and possible
fatalities.

Natural damage will include all trees with rotting bases becoming
uprooted or snapped. Nearly all large branches will snap. Between
one quarter and one half of healthy small to medium sized trees
will be snapped or uprooted... most common where the ground is
saturated. Up to three quarters of newly planted ground crops
will be damaged.

... Inland flooding...

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued and takes effect at 6 am
though rainfall Friday morning will be more spotty but will
expand and intensify throughout the afternoon hours. Widespread
rainfall of 5 to 7 inches with isolated totals of 10 to 12 inches
will be possible Friday through Saturday. Significant flooding
will be possible in areas of heaviest rainfall.

... Tornadoes...

The threat for tornadoes will increase rapidly beginning late
Friday and continue through late Saturday as Ike moves onshore.
You should plan to seek shelter in an interior room on the lowest
floor away from windows.

... Next update...

This statement will be updated around 11 am CDT.
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: Scattered showers today, partly cloudy tomorrow, then even more sunshine on Sunday. Highs upper 80s.
Through 9 am...isolated showers and a possible thunderstorm will continue to drift onshore over portions of coastal southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia...especially near McIntosh...long...and Liberty counties. Brief periods of heavy rain are possible with rain totals up to a tenth of an inch. Some isolated areas could receive slightly higher totals in slow moving showers. Although most areas will remain dry during this time period.
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, highs mid- to upper 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: Isolated afternoon storms, otherwise partly cloudy, highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Weather service warns of 'certain death' in face of Ike
* Life-threatening floods expected in parts of coastal Texas, agency says
* Hurricane Ike could make landfall near Galveston Island as early as Saturday
* Wall of water could send floodwaters surging into Houston, 20 miles inland
* Last time weather service used such forceful language was in regard to Katrina
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/12/hurricane.ike.texas/index.html#cnnSTCText
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/12/ike.certain.death/index.html?iref=mpstoryview
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at200809.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for September 3, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 2:17 PM GMT on September 03, 2008

Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Update Vacation
We're heading to Las Vegas for a few days, so there will not be a Weather Update on Friday, next Monday, and there may or may not be one on Wednesday either. Have a great weekend!

Weather Synopsis
After months of waiting, Appleton and Madison finally broke the 90-degree barrier yesterday, topping the mercury off at 91 degrees! I hope you enjoyed it, because I don't know the next time we'll break the 80-degree barrier, let alone 90 again! A big fat cold front moved through Wisconsin yesterday, developing scattered showers and thunderstorms across the state. Behind the front is high pressure and significantly cooler air. Temperatures are going to struggle to hit 70 for a few days, but we may make up for our very dry August with a soaker tomorrow as former Hurricane Gustav makes its way up to Wisconsin! I believe the last time a former hurricane developed a soaking rain across parts of Wisconsin was Hurricane Rita in 2005. I think we picked a good time to take a vacation!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Weather Update Archive
Wisconsin Weather Update: September 26, 2005 (the last time a former hurricane hit Wisconsin).
http://www.wunderground.com/blog/HaleStorm/comment.html?entrynum=70&tstamp=200509


Today’s Forecast Grade: B+

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy and breezy with morning showers southeast. Decreasing clouds later this morning and into this afternoon. Much cooler compared to the last few days with a high of only 69.

Tonight: Partly cloudy north, mostly cloudy central and south with maybe a rain shower towards daybreak south. Lows lower 50s. Chance of rain south 30%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy, breezy and cool with rain likely, courtesy of the system formerly known as Hurricane Gustav! Highs only in the lower 60s! Chance of rain 90%.

Extended:
Friday: Becoming partly cloudy as Gustav moves into southwestern Quebec. Highs 67-72.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, maybe a light rain shower or sprinkle. Highs 69-74. Chance of rain 30%.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Highs 68-73. Chance of rain 60%.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs 68-73. Chance of rain 40%.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, highs 67-72.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy, highs upper 60s to near 70.
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, highs upper 80s to near 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: Scattered storms today, partly cloudy tomorrow, 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: Sunshine, breezy, highs mid- to upper 80s. Be careful of Tropical Storm / Hurricane Hanna Friday and Saturday!
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Today through next Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs 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: Isolated daytime storms, highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Trio of storms stirs up Atlantic
* Florida governor issues state of emergency for Hanna
* Ike, Josephine in line behind Hanna in Atlantic
* Ten Haitians reported killed by Hanna, AP says
* At least one death in Puerto Rico attributed to Hanna, AP reports
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/02/hurricane.hanna/index.html?iref=mpstoryview
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at200808.html

Gustav damage could reach $10 billion
Estimates would make storm one of the 10 costliest hurricanes in U.S. history - a fraction of Katrina's cost in 2005.
http://money.cnn.com/2008/09/02/news/economy/gustav_estimates/index.htm

Louisianans can return to powerless homes
* NEW: Half of Louisiana residents without power, governor says
* NEW: 13 of 14 transmission lines into New Orleans area down
* Evacuees can come home by Thursday at latest, New Orleans mayor says
* President Bush declares 34 Louisiana parishes disaster areas
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/02/gustav/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

Haitians 'screaming for help' after storms
* Gonaives is surrounded by a lake of floodwaters
* The known death toll in northern Haiti is 13
* Haiti still recovering from Hurricane Gustav and Tropical Storm Fay in past two weeks
* Steep terrain and deforested hills make Haiti vulnerable to floods
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/02/haiti.hanna.ap/index.html#cnnSTCText


...Madison finally reaches 90 degrees for the first time this year...Milwaukee comes just short...

Madison Truax field hit 92 degrees today which was the warmest
temperature of the year thus far. Milwaukee came just short of 90 as
usual...with a high of 89 degrees before the lake breeze pushed
through late this morning.

During meteorological Summer /June..July..August/ neither Milwaukee
or Madison reached 90 degrees. Both cities however have come close
on a number of days.

Milwaukee/S warmest temperature during the meteorological Summer was
88 degrees...which was reached on July 15th..16th..30th..and
most recently on August 5th.

The last time Milwaukee did not reach 90 degrees or higher during
the Summer months was in 2000...and in the previous Summers of
1915..1882 and 1877.

The average number of days with 90 degrees or higher each Summer in
Milwaukee is nine...which is based on the 30 year average from 1971
to 2000.

Madison/S warmest temperature for meteorological Summer was also
88 degrees...which was reached on July 16th and most recently on
August 31st.

The last time Madison did not reach 90 or higher during the Summer
months was in 2004...and in the previous Summers of 1924..1915..
1907..1906..1903..1902..1884..1883..1882..1877..1875 and 1869.

The average number of days with 90 degrees or higher each Summer in
Madison is 12...based on the 30 year average from 1971 to 2000.


...Possible reasons southern Wisconsin struggled to reach 90 degrees this Summer...

One possible reason is due to the heavy rainfall of June. With this
excessive rainfall came nearly saturated sub soils. When the air
temperature increases into the 80s with sunny conditions...deep soil
moisture evaporates more easily. Evaporation is a cooling process...
thereby making it more difficult for surface temperatures to rise
much higher than the upper 80s.

Another potential reason when a warm airmass tried to nudge toward
southern Wisconsin...thunderstorms have developed along a tight
temperature gradient known as a baroclinic zone...sending rain
cooled air into southern Wisconsin. This has happened on numerous
occasions this Summer.

Also...the upper level steering winds for much of July and August
have been from the west or northwest across the upper Midwest...
which have contributed to keeping the hot and more humid air to the
south of Wisconsin.

Tuesday may have been the last shot at 90 degrees for the remainder
of the year. Much cooler air will filter into southern Wisconsin
from the north beginning Wednesday when highs will struggle to reach
70. The extended period does not look conducive for hot temperatures
either.

For much more information on this topic go to our website at
www.Weather.Gov/Milwaukee and click on the appropriate link under
the top news of the day.


...Dry August at Milwaukee and Madison airports...

The month of August 2008 was dry at the Milwaukee and Madison
Airport observation sites. Below is a summary of the rainfall for
August 2008.

...Milwaukee...

0.88 inches of rainfall occurred at General Mitchell International
Airport in Milwaukee for August 2008. This amount was 3.15 inches
below the normal amount of 4.03 inches. This made August 2008 the
10th driest August on record. Below are the top 10 driest augusts on
record at Milwaukee...

Rank amount in year
inches

1. 0.29 1894
2. 0.35 1929
3. 0.38 1883
4. 0.46 1948
t5. 0.53 1969
t5. 0.53 1902
6. 0.57 2003
t7. 0.58 1927
t7. 0.58 1917
t8. 0.64 1970
t8. 0.64 1878
9. 0.65 1926
*10.* *0.88* *2008*

...Madison...

1.41 inches of rainfall occurred at Dane County regional Airport in
Madison for August 2008. This amount was 2.92 inches below the
normal amount of 4.33 inches. This tied for the 17th driest August
on record. Below are the top 17 driest augusts on record at
Madison...

Rank amount in year
inches

1. 0.46 1927
2. 0.54 1894
3. 0.56 1881
4. 0.67 1937
5. 0.72 1889
6. 0.78 1902
t7. 0.87 2003
t7. 0.87 1929
8. 0.89 1919
9. 0.96 1969
10. 0.97 1970
11. 0.99 1879
12. 1.12 1926
13. 1.22 2005
14. 1.27 1888
t15. 1.33 1922
t15. 1.33 1901
16. 1.40 1874
*t17.* *1.41* *2008*
t17. 1.41 1891

The precipitation outlook for September is for equal chances of
above normal...near normal and below normal precipitation for
southern Wisconsin. Currently...there is no drought classification
across southern Wisconsin. This may change in the next month if the
dry weather continues.


...2nd driest August on record at Green Bay...

Total rainfall at Green Bay was only 0.59 inches for the month
of August...and tied for the 2nd driest August on record. Here is
the list of the top driest August on record at Green Bay.

Rank amount year(s)
--------------------------------------------------------------------
1 0.36 1899
2 0.59 1927...1930...2008
3 0.90 1955
4 0.96 1948
5 1.01 1913

The average temperature for the month of August was 68.8 degrees
and was 1.3 degrees above normal. August 2008 did not make the
top 20 warmest August on record at Green Bay.

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