Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for November 26, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 12:57 PM GMT on November 26, 2008

Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Synopsis
High pressure is settling in across much of the United States today, so look for plenty of sunshine with seasonable late-November temperatures in the 30s with a few places topping out above 40 degrees. We've got some light snow chances tomorrow night and this weekend, but the next shoveling opportunity comes in the form of an "Alberta Clipper" low pressure system, which is currently projected to move through Monday night. No Weather Update on Friday as many people are taking the day off to go shopping, so have a great Thanksgiving weekend!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny and seasonable, high of 37 central, near 40 south.

Tonight: Mostly clear, lows near 20.

Thanksgiving Day: Increasing clouds and breezy, maybe a light snow shower or flurry late. Highs mid- to upper 30s central, again near 40 south. Chance of measurable snow tomorrow night 20%.

Black Friday: Partly sunny and breezy, highs mid- 30s central, upper 30s south.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy with light snow showers. Highs 33-38. Chance of measurable snow 25%.
Sunday: Cloudy with more light snow showers. Highs 29-34. Chance of measurable snow 30%.
Monday: Cloudy and windy with snow developing late in the day. Several inches of snow are possible from this Alberta Clipper storm. Highs 28-35. Chance of measurable snow 40%.


Other City Forecasts:

Coming Soon in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Light snow showers tomorrow, otherwise partly cloudy, highs near 40 today and tomorrow and in the lower 30s this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Coming Soon in Anna, Illinois: Light rain/snow showers possible on Sunday, otherwise partly cloudy, highs mostly in the upper 40s to lower 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Coming Soon in League City and Pearland, Texas: Showers and thunderstorms possible tomorrow and Friday, highs in the 70s through Friday, then in the 60s this weekend.
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

Coming Soon in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy through tomorrow, then showers this weekend, highs upper 50s today then in the 60s after that.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Coming Soon in Las Vegas, Nevada: Rain today and tomorrow, then sunshine. Highs in the 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Coming Soon in Davenport, Florida: Maybe a shower on Sunday, otherwise partly cloudy, highs upper 60s today and in the 70s afterwards.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

(Source: National Weather Service)
...Thanksgiving day facts for Milwaukee and Madison...

Here are some Thanksgiving day facts for milwaukee:

Records show that there has been at least a trace of snow on the
ground on 35 Thanksgiving days...29 percent of the time...over the
119 year period of snow depth records.

Data for Thanksgiving day over the past 10 years are shown below...

snow snow on
year high low prec. Fall the ground
[whole inches]

Nov. 22...2007 32 25 0.01 0.1 1
Nov. 23...2006 52 31 0 0 0
Nov. 24...2005 34 13 T 0.1 0
Nov. 25...2004 39 23 0 0 0
Nov. 27...2003 43 33 0.01 0 0
Nov. 28...2002 37 19 0 0 0
Nov. 22...2001 55 34 0 0 0
Nov. 23...2000 34 21 0 0 0
Nov. 25...1999 47 28 0 0 0
Nov. 26...1998 59 36 0 0 0


Normal high temperature.....40 degrees
normal low temperature......26 degrees
warmest Thanksgiving day....65 in 1914 on Nov. 26th.
Coldest Thanksgiving day....-4 in 1950 on Nov. 23rd.
Highest minimum.............56 in 1896 on Nov. 26th.
Lowest maximum temperature..12 in 1872 on Nov. 28th. 13 above in 1930

Only one other below zero minimum temperature was recorded on a
Thanksgiving day...-2 in 1872.

Out of 132 years...number of days with maximum temperature...

Zero or below...........0 0 percent.
1 to 9 above............0 0 percent.
10 to 19 degrees........5 4 percent.
20 to 29 degrees.......17 13 percent.
30 to 39 degrees.......44 34 percent.
40 to 49 degrees.......48 36 percent.
50 to 59 degrees.......15 11 percent.
60 or higher............3 2 percent.

The most snowfall on a Thanksgiving day was 3.5 inches in 1947.
The most snow depth on a Thanksgiving day.....7 inches in 1895.
Wettest Thanksgiving day...................0.98 inches in 1968.

Other Thanksgiving day weather facts...

Number of days with...

Measurable precipitation.................53 out of 131...40 percent.
At least a trace of snowfall.............45 out of 117...38 percent.
Measurable snowfall[.1 inch or more].....21 out of 117...18 percent.
Snowfall of 1 inch or more...............10 out of 117... 9 percent.
1 inch or more snow on the ground........15 out of 117...13 percent.

Wind data...

Highest average wind speed... 23.0 mph in 1956.

Peak wind gust...43 mph from the southwest in 1983...43 mph from
the west in 1956.

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Here are some Thanksgiving day facts for madison:

Records show that there has been at least a trace of snow on the
ground on 45 Thanksgiving days...41 percent of the time...over the
110 year period of snow depth records.

Data for Thanksgiving day over the past 10 years are shown below...

snow snow on
year high low prec. Fall the ground
[whole inches]

Nov. 22...2007 30 21 T T T
Nov. 23...2006 58 29 0 0 0
Nov. 24...2005 34 12 0 0 0
Nov. 25...2004 39 17 0 0 0
Nov. 27...2003 46 30 T 0 0
Nov. 28...2002 37 19 0 0 0
Nov. 22...2001 53 36 0 0 0
Nov. 23...2000 33 17 0 0 T
Nov. 25...1999 46 27 0 0 0
Nov. 26...1998 59 31 0 0 0

Normal high temperature.....37 degrees
normal low temperature......23 degrees
warmest Thanksgiving day....64 in 1914 on November 26th.
Coldest Thanksgiving day....-5 in 1950 on November 23rd...and -5 in
1872 on November 28th. [The only below zero minimums on thanksgiving]
highest minimum.............52 in 1896.
Lowest maximum temperature...3 above zero in 1872.

Out of 132 years...number of days with maximum temperature...

Zero or below...........0 0 percent.
1 to 9 above............1 1 percent.
10 to 19 degrees........7 5 percent.
20 to 29 degrees.......24 18 percent.
30 to 39 degrees.......58 44 percent.
40 to 49 degrees.......28 21 percent.
50 to 59 degrees.......12 9 percent.
60 or higher............2 2 percent.

The most snowfall on a Thanksgiving day was 3.3 inches in 1887.
The most snow depth on a Thanksgiving day.....4 inches in 1975.
Wettest Thanksgiving day...................1.06 inches in 1879.

Other Thanksgiving day weather facts...

Number of days with...

Measurable precipitation.................48 out of 132...36 percent.
At least a trace of snowfall.............50 out of 132...38 percent.
Measurable snowfall [.1 inch or more]....25 out of 132...19 percent.
Snowfall of 1 inch or more...............13 out of 132...10 percent.
One inch or more snow on the ground......11 out of 52...21 percent.

Wind data...

Highest average wind speed... 19.9 mph in 1956.

Peak wind gust...35 mph from the southwest in 1990 and 1984.


(Source: National Weather Service)
...Green Bay Thanksgiving day statistics...

Thanksgiving was celebrated on the last Thursday of November
until 1939. Beginning in 1941...Thanksgiving was celebrated
on the 4th Thursday of November. Here is a look at the
Thanksgiving statistics for Green Bay.

At Green Bay...

Temperature records date back to 1887 at Green Bay.

Warmest temperature 61 in 1896 and 1914
coldest temperature -6 in 1950

Record low maximum 12 in 1930
record high minimum 44 in 1915

Warmest average temperature 50.0 in 1914 and 1915
coldest average temperature 6.0 in 1929

Wettest Thanksgiving 0.66 inches in 1981
snowiest Thanksgiving 6.4 inches in 1887
greatest snow depth 5 inches in 1978


high low mean precip snowfall snow depth

1998 55 29 42.0 0.00 0.0 0
1999 46 26 36.0 0.00 0.0 0
2000 27 13 20.0 T T 1
2001 53 30 41.5 0.00 0.0 0
2002 34 22 28.0 0.00 0.0 0
2003 43 31 37.0 0.00 0.0 0
2004 35 16 25.5 0.00 0.0 0
2005 23 8 15.5 T 0.2 T
2006 54 29 41.5 0.00 0.0 0
2007 33 21 27.0 T T T

1887-2006 1971-2000

Average high temperature 36 37
average low temperature 23 22
average mean temperature 30 30

Here is breakdown of temperatures on Thanksgiving

high temperatures

Highs occurrences percent
10-19 3 3
20-29 25 21
30-39 56 46
40-49 25 21
50-59 10 8
60-69 2 2

low temperatures

Lows occurrences percent

Below 0 2 2
0-9 13 11
10-19 29 24
20-29 46 38
30-39 30 24
40-49 1 1

Precipitation data at Green Bay dates back to 1887 (121 years
of reliable data).

Number of days
of precipitation occurrences percent


Greater than or equal to a trace 74 61
greater than or equal to 0.01 inch 43 36
greater than or equal to 0.10 inch 22 18
greater than or equal to 0.25 inch 9 7
greater than or equal to 0.50 inch 4 3

Snowfall data at Green Bay dates back to 1887. Here
is a list of occurrences of snowfall on Thanksgiving
day.

Number of days
of snowfall occurrences percent


Greater than or equal to a trace 51 42
greater than or equal to 0.1 inch 29 24
greater than or equal to 1.0 inch 12 10
greater than or equal to 3.0 inches 3 2
greater than or equal to 5.0 inches 1 1

Snow depth data at Green Bay dates back to 1948. Here
is a look at snow depth on the morning of Thanksgiving.

Snow depth occurrences percent

Greater than or equal to a trace 27 45
greater than or equal to 1 inch 13 22
greater than or equal to 3 inches 3 5
greater than or equal to 5 inches 1 2

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 24, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 12:57 PM GMT on November 24, 2008

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Over the weekend, the forecast track of last night's storm system changed to be a little more west than initially thought, and forecasts went from flurries to 1-2" of snow. And even having read this over the weekend and knowing there might be snow on the ground when I woke up this morning, it still doesn't overcome that initial shock of opening up the window shades and seeing over an inch of snow on the patio. That sensation that winter really is here. And if the cold weather of the last couple weeks hasn't already prepared you for the onset of winter, this will probably do it for you. The good news is that this round of snow will be done momentarily as the snow is just about ready to exit Wisconsin as it travels across the rest of the Ohio Valley and into New England and southern Ontario. Moisture wrapping around the low pressure system may enter Wisconsin a second time this evening, but less than an inch is expected. And that should pretty much do it for our snow chances this week.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Snow was falling over much of south central and southeast Wisconsin. Visibilities were as low as 1/2 mile. Expect snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches...with some 3 inch totals...north of i94. Untreated roads will be slippery for the morning commute. The snow will begin to end to the west of Madison over Sauk...Iowa and Lafayette counties by 6 am.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: C

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Snow tapering off within the next few hours if it hasn't already. Perhaps a few brief breaks in the clouds this afternoon. Breezy, high of 35 central, upper 30s south.

Tonight: Cloudy and windy with scattered light snow showers. Less than 1" of snow accumulation expected. Lows mid- 20s. Chance of accumulating snow 40%.

Tomorrow: Windy with decreasing clouds, highs mid- to upper 30s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy and breezy, highs upper 30s to near 40 central, just above 40 south.

This Weekend:
Thanksgiving Day: Partly sunny, highs 36-41.

Black Friday: Mostly cloudy, highs 35-40.

Saturday: Cloudy with flurries, highs 31-38.

Sunday: Cloudy, highs 29-36.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered snow showers today, then mostly sunny, highs mid- 30s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Anna, Illinois: Morning rain showers, then becoming mostly sunny. Highs mid- 50s today but only mid- 40s tomorrow.
The trailing edge of the rain will be along and east of a line from Evansville Indiana to Mayfield around 7 am. Rainfall totals will average between a quarter and a half inch with isolated higher amounts possible. Skies will begin clearing early in southeast Missouri as winds become northwest with gusts of 20 mph possible.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered showers and upper 70s today, partly cloudy and upper 60s tomorrow.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to push north northeast across the coastal counties. Rainfall amounts will average between a tenth and a quarter inch. The storms will move northeast at 20 mph.
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 tonight, mostly sunny tomorrow. Highs lower 60s.
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 showers tomorrow, highs upper 60s to lower 70s. Wednesday looks rather nasty for you guys, surprisingly enough, with a cold rain likely.
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, highs mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


(Source: National Weather Service)
...NOAA Weather Radio all hazards...
........how to receive weather information and emergency alerts for non-weather related events around the clock.........

The NOAA Weather Radio all hazards is a nation-wide service provided
to the public by the National Weather Service...which is a part of
the department of Commerce/S National oceanic and atmospheric
administration /NOAA/.

-Over 1000 radio transmitters are currently in operation in the
U.S. And its territories.
-NOAA Weather Radio all hazards provides continuous broadcasts
of the latest weather information directly from Weather
Service offices spread across the nation.
-Non-weather related emergency messages can be broadcast...
ranging from alerts from chemical spills to terrorist
attacks.

.......Wisconsin NOAA Weather Radio all hazards coverage.......
seven National Weather Service offices in Wisconsin...Minnesota...
Illinois and Iowa provide programming for 33 NOAA Weather Radio all
hazards stations that have partial or full broadcast coverage in
Wisconsin.

......what is broadcast on the NOAA Weather Radio all hazards......
taped weather messages are repeated every four to six minutes and
are routinely updated. Some live broadcasts are made during times of
severe weather...to keep you informed of the latest weather
developments.

-Routine...daily broadcasts contain weather information
regarding travel within about a day/S drive of Wisconsin.
-Weather forecasts for local areas and extended out-looks.
-Hourly weather observations.
-Short term forecasts for the next 6 hours.
-Where applicable...marine forecasts.

..............critical broadcast information...................
for critically important weather events or other serious non-
weather related hazards to life and property...the radio transmitter
will emit a distinctive audible tone signal that will activate
special weather radio receivers.

-Tone alerts are used for warnings for weather hazards such as
tornadoes... severe thunderstorms...flash floods...
sometimes for serious winter storms and blizzards...and
possibly a non-weather related emergency.
-These radios will automatically turn on or emit a high-pitch
tone signal.
-Routine programming is reduced during these critical
periods...with most broadcast information related to
the hazard.

.....When you are looking for an NOAA Weather Radio all hazards.....
When looking for a weather radio...make sure it has the tone-alert
feature...and is able to operate automatically on batteries in case
commercial power fails.

-Tone alert radios range from 30 to 80 dollars and are available
at many stores that sell radio equipment.
-You may wish to Purchase a new weather radio that has a feature
that allows one to selectively program it tone-alerted
for warnings issued for specific counties. This feature
allows one to block out tone-alerts for warnings for other
counties in the broadcast coverage area of an NOAA Weather
Radio all hazards.

.......NOAA Weather Radio all-hazards technology.............
The newer weather radios are based on new technology...called eas
/emergency alert system/...that electronically connects all radio
and television stations...cable TV outlets...and the NWS.

-The NWS/S entry into eas is via its NOAA Weather Radio all
hazards network that incorporates new technology called
/same/ ...specific area message encoder.

Think about it...wouldn/T a new NOAA Weather Radio all hazards be a
great gift for someone you care about?

Information broadcast on an NOAA Weather Radio all hazards can save
a life...it is the smoke detector of the weather world.

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For more information on winter weather...visit...

http://www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/om/winter /all lower case/
http://www.Crh.NOAA.Gov/mkx//n=winter-wx-awareness

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Accumulating Snow for Wisconsin?

By: HaleStorm, 4:44 PM GMT on November 23, 2008

The weather models Friday morning showed this next weather system just brushing past Wisconsin, bringing more significant precipitation to New England and Ontario. However, the models this morning have it adjusted to a slightly more western track, meaning instead of flurries, we could see a couple inches of snow on the ground by the time Monday evening rolls around. Still not a big whopper of a storm around here, but it may be enough to make roads slippery and perhaps some light shovel duty.

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 21, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 12:56 PM GMT on November 21, 2008

Good Friday morning!

Weather Synopsis
The clouds have moved aside for now, but cold temperatures will remain for one more day. High pressure is moving through the Plains, clearing the sky for us but keeping our winds from the northwest. However, as this high pressure system passes us to the east, the winds will shift direction and warmer air will be on its way including a possible balmy 45 degrees in southern Wisconsin on Sunday. I saw a big snowflake graphic when checking Monday's weather on my iPod Touch weather application last night, but I don't think the snow will be nearly as impressive in Wisconsin as what that icon had suggested.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny, breezy and still cold. For now, anyway. High of 26 central, upper 20s south.

Tonight: Mostly clear and cold, lows near 10 above zero. Yes, it's that cold where I have to start including the clarifying phrase "above zero" in the forecast.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly sunny and warmer, highs low to mid- 30s central, mid- to upper 30s south.
Sunday: Becoming mostly cloudy, breezy and warmer yet, highs near 40 central, low to mid- 40s south.

Next Week:
Monday: Cloudy, windy and a little colder with light snow showers. Highs 34-39. Chance of measurable snow 30%. The northeastern U.S. could find this first Nor'easter system a little more interesting, however.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, highs 34-39.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, highs 36-41.
Thanksgiving: Partly cloudy with a 10% chance of giblets, highs 35-40.



Other City Forecasts:

This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Sunshine today, highs mid- 20s. A few more clouds and mid- 30s tomorrow, then isolated rain or snow showers and near 40 on Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

This Weekend in Anna, Illinois: Sunshine today, a few more clouds over the weekend, highs mid- 30s today, lower 40s tomorrow, and near a whopping 50 degrees on Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

This Weekend in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly cloudy, breezy and much cooler today, highs only in the mid- 50s. Scattered showers tomorrow night and Sunday, highs lower 60s on Saturday and lower 70s again on Sunday.
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: Mostly sunny all weekend, but breezy today, highs lower 50s today and tomorrow and upper 50s on Sunday.
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: Partly cloudy, highs lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: Mostly sunny, highs upper 60s to lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


(Source: National Weather Service)
...The impact winter weather has on US...part 7...
...General impact on society...
deep...heavy snow can immobilize a region and paralyze a city...
stranding commuters...stopping the flow of supplies...and disrupting
emergency and medical services.

-Accumulations of snow can collapse roofs of buildings and knock
down trees and power lines.
-In rural areas...homes and farms may be isolated for days...and
unprotected livestock may be lost.
-The cost of snow removal...repairing damages...and loss of
business can have a large economic impact on cities and towns.

...Winter storm impacts...
winter storms can possess the following characteristics...

-strong winds creating blizzard conditions with blinding
wind driven snow...severe drifting...and dangerous wind chill.
-Strong winds of 50 to 70 mph with intense storms and cold
fronts can knock down trees...utility poles and power lines.
-Storms near Lake Michigan or Lake Superior shorelines can cause
coastal flooding and beach erosion.

...Ground blizzard impacts...
they are rare...but sometimes a ground blizzard can strike southern
and central Wisconsin.

-The sun may be shining...but strong winds in excess of 40 mph
can pick loose...dry snow off the ground. This blowing snow can
reduce visibilities to only a few feet in areas where there are
no trees or buildings.
-If you are traveling in a ground blizzard...you may get the
sensation of driving in a Ball of Cotton. Serious multiple
vehicle accidents can result with many injuries and deaths.

...Extreme cold impacts...
extreme cold often accompanies a winter storm or is left in its
wake.

-Prolonged exposure to the cold can cause frostbite or
hypothermia and become life threatening. Infants and elderly
people are most susceptible.
-Pipes may freeze and burst in homes and buildings that are
poorly insulated or without heat.

...Ice storm impacts...
ice storms can bring travel to a standstill...and also result
in a lot of property damage.

-Heavy accumulations of ice can bring down trees...electrical
wires...telephone poles and lines...and communication towers.
-Communications and power can be disrupted for days while
utility companies work to repair the extensive damage.
-Even small accumulations of ice may cause extreme hazards to
motorists and pedestrians. Vehicle traction and braking
ability may become non existent.

...Dense fog impacts...
another hazard is dense fog. Visibilities may drop to near zero...
making it impossible to see other vehicles until it is too late.
If motorists would slow down during dense fog events the number of
vehicle accidents would be much less.

-On average...about 1200 vehicle accidents occur each year
in Wisconsin during dense fog episodes...resulting in about 15
deaths and 700 injuries.
-A typical winter in Wisconsin will usually feature a half dozen
cases in which dense fog reduces visibilities to less than
1/4 mile...or even down to near zero.
-In the worst cases...there can be a multiple vehicle accident
consisting of 15 to 50 vehicles. You literally may not see the
vehicle in front of you until it is too late.
-Historically...the Mississippi and Wisconsin river valleys
tend to have more dense fog events. This is due to cold air
drainage and moisture evaporation fro the river waters.
-Locations near Lake Superior and Lake Michigan also tend to
more dense fog events compared to other inland locations.

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For more information on winter weather...visit...

http://www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/om/winter /all lower case/
http://www.Crh.NOAA.Gov/mkx/?N=winter-wx-awwareness

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 19, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 12:55 PM GMT on November 19, 2008

Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Synopsis
A low pressure system will be moving across Lake Superior today. Besides a few flurries, most of the snow from this system will remain to our north, so all we can expect is a mix of clouds and sunshine today along with windy conditions. Oh, and did I mention that after this system's cold front moves through, our high temperatures will have a hard time even breaking 30 until the weekend? Besides the lack of snow cover on the ground, it sure does feel like winter out there.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Windy and cold with a few flurries from time to time. Mostly cloudy early this morning, although we may see a break in the clouds later this morning before clouds reappear this afternoon. High of 36 central, near 40 south.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, still windy, lows near 20.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny, windy and colder, highs near 30 central, lower 30s south.

Friday: Mostly sunny and colder yet, highs mid- 20s central, upper 20s to near 30 south.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly sunny, breezy and a little warmer, highs 31-36.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and warmer yet with scattered light rain or snow showers. Highs 35-40. Chance of measurable precip 25%.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Flurries, highs mid- 30s today and only mid- 20s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Anna, Illinois: Sunshine, lower 50s today, clouds and colder tomorrow, highs lower 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly cloudy, highs upper 60s today and warming into the mid- 70s tomorrow.
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, highs lower 50s today but warmer, lower 60s tomorrow.
Freeze warning in effect until 10 am EST this morning...
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: Sunny and mild, highs mid- to upper 70s. Normal high is mid- 60s.
Near record high temperature today...
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Sunshine, cold this morning, highs lower 60s today and near 70 tomorrow.
Wind Chill Advisory in effect until 9 am EST this morning...
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


(Source: National Weather Service)
...The meteorology of winter weather in Wisconsin...part 5...

...............During the fall and winter.................
We begin to see cold polar air pushing farther south across the
country during the fall season. Weather systems which form along
the boundary between cold air to the north and warm air to the south
occasionally develop into major winter storms. Wisconsin/S location
places it right in the path of some of winter/S worst storms.

-Such storms are usually large and intense low pressure systems
covering tens of thousands of square miles.

...............Where winter storms develop.................
Major winter storms that affect Wisconsin usually develop hundreds or
thousands of miles away from the state...sometimes as far away as
Japan or Asia.

-They then migrate across the Pacific Ocean and enter the
western United States...cross the Rocky Mountains and
eventually re-develop over the central or southern Great
Plains. The storms then take aim on the Midwest.

...............Winter storm precipitation..................
precipitation with most winter storms falls to the east and north of
the storm/S center. As a result...a storm moving from the plains
into northern Illinois will keep Wisconsin in the area of greatest
precipitation for the longest period of time.

-As the storm moves east of the Badger state... polar air
is often drawn in from Canada. Wind and cold air from the
north sometimes combine to cause wind chill temperatures to
reach 20 below to 50 below zero.

-Typical snow accumulations in a winter storm usually range from
6 to 12 inches. During some Winters...a powerful storm may
deposit as much as 20 to 30 inches in a 2-day period...with
drifts of 4 to 8 feet.

-The precipitation can also reduce visibilities that make it
difficult for motorists to see vehicles in front of them.

..........influence of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior............
as cold air flows over the unfrozen waters of Lake Superior and Lake
Michigan it picks up additional moisture. The resultant lake-effect
snow showers that can be locally heavy...often falling at the rate
of 2 to 4 inches per hour. The far northern Wisconsin counties and
the eastern tier of counties are most likely to experience lake-
effect snows.

-Parts of the Gogebic Range in Iron County from Upson to Hurley
have an average winter snowfall of 135 to 165 inches.

-At the other end of the spectrum...the southern tier of
counties average 35 to 40 inches each winter season.

...............Frequency and types of winter storm events............
on average...southern Wisconsin experiences about two or three
major winter events each winter...while northern Wisconsin averages
about 6 storm events.

-The event could be heavy snow...blizzards...ice storms...heavy
sleet...or a combination of everything.

...............Best months for winter storms.................
Major winter events usually occur from mid-November through mid-
April. However...across the northern half of Wisconsin a winter storm
is possible during the month of October...and late April into early
may. January is the most favored month for their occurrence across
the state.

...............Wisconsin snowfall records....................
a summary of Wisconsin state snowfall and temperature records
include...

26.0 inches...greatest daily snowfall...Neillsville/Clark co.
Dec 27 1904

31.0 inches...greatest single storm...Superior/Douglas co.
Oct 31 - Nov 3 1991

60.0 inches...deepest snow on ground...Hurley/Iron co.
Jan 30 1997

103.5 inches...greatest monthly total...Hurley/Iron co.
Jan 1997

139.4 inches...greatest seasonal normal snowfall for the
30-year period of 1971-2000...Gurney/Iron co.

165.3 inches...greatest seasonal normal snowfall for the
14-year period of 1987-2000...Hurley/Iron co.

301.8 inches...greatest seasonal snowfall total...
Hurley/Iron co. 1996-97

-55f...........record low temperature for Wisconsin near
Couderay /Sawyer co./ Set on
February 2th and 4th in 1996.

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 17, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 1:11 PM GMT on November 17, 2008

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Looking at the latest satellite imagery, the country really is two-sided. A very large air mass to our north has much of the northern half of the United States cloudy and cold, while the southern U.S. and the coasts are enjoying mostly warm temperatures and abundant sunshine. Unfortunately for us, that means clouds, flurries, and cold temperatures will continue to be in our future, although we may see a little more sun later this week. The weather models are showing the first nasty nor'easter of the season hitting New England next week Sunday and Monday though, so the weather might not be entirely boring. :)
http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/g8/latest_g8ir.gif
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: C+

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy, breezy and cold with a few scattered light snow showers or flurries. High of 30 central, lower 30s south. Chance of measurable snow 20%.

Tonight: Decreasing clouds, but still breezy and cold. Lows in the upper teens. Brrr!

Tomorrow: Some morning sunshine but increasing clouds again in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy and breezy with light snow showers or flurries tomorrow night. Highs in the lower 30s central, low to mid- 30s south. Chance of measurable snow tomorrow night only 15%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Becoming partly sunny and a little warmer, highs 36-41.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, highs 33-38.
Friday: Cloudy and breezy with snow showers. Highs 31-36. Chance of measurable snow 30%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly sunny, highs 31-38.
Sunday: Cloudy and breezy with flurries. Highs 36-43.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Flurries today, partly cloudy tomorrow, highs 30-35.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Anna, Illinois: Partly sunny today with more sunshine tomorrow, highs low to mid- 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Sunshine, highs upper 60s.
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, highs lower 60s today. Cooler and breezy tomorrow, highs only near 50.
Frost advisory in effect until 9 am EST this morning...
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 upper 70s to near 80.
Record to near record high temperatures today and Tuesday...
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Sunshine, highs mid- to upper 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


(Source: National Weather Service)
...Winter weather...extra public service announcements...
Following are several public service announcements on winter weather
preparedness and safety. If you have any questions please contact
your local National Weather Service office that services your area.
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...Be prepared before the storm strikes...
the NWS reminds you to be prepared before winter storms strike.
-Have extra batteries and flashlights...food and water.
-Have extra medication... first-aid supplies.
-Have extra blankets for additional warmth available.
-Be ready for winter storms by listening to NOAA Weather
Radio all-hazards...or your local news station.
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...During winter storm emergencies...
stay tuned to the NOAA Weather Radio all hazards for information and
emergency instructions. Post emergency telephone numbers by the
phone and keep enough supplies in your home to meet your needs for at
least three days.
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...Playing it safe...
severe winter weather is around the corner and the National Weather
Service reminds you to play it safe. Avoid over-exertion...such as
shoveling heavy snow or walking in deep snow. The strain from the
cold and hard labor may cause a heart attack.
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...The best defense...
the best defense against severe winter weather is preparedness. Make
sure that severe weather does not catch you off guard.
-Start preparing now for the dangerous ice and cold that will
prevail in the next few months.
-Remember...most deaths and injuries related to winter weather
are caused by driving on icy roads or over-exertion.
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...How to dress for winter...
winter has arrived and the NWS reminds you to dress for the season.
-Wear loose...light-weight...warm clothing in several layers.
Trapped air is an insulator. Layers can be removed to avoid
perspiration and subsequent chill.
-Outer garments should be water repellent and hooded.
-Always cover your head...as you can lose half of your body heat
through an uncovered head.
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...If caught in a winter storm...
in the event of a winter storm...only leave your home in an
emergency.
-If a blizzard traps you in a car...pull off the Road...
activate hazard lights...and hang a distress flag from the
radio aerial or window.
-Remain in your vehicle. Rescuers are more likely to find you
there. Keep the exhaust pipe free from snow to prevent Carbon
monoxide poisoning.
-Adequate preparation and caution are important elements in
survival during severe winter weather.
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...Be considerate of the snow-plowers...
-give the Snow-Plow crews a break! They are the ones who
try to keep our roads safer during and after winter storms.
-Remove parked vehicles from roads that need to be snow-plowed.
-When passing a Snow-Plow truck...be extra careful...and give
them plenty of room to operate their truck.
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...Livestock...
Don/T Forget to provide livestock a suitable shelter from the wind
and precipitation...and make sure they have a good supply of fresh
water and food.

...Pets...
pets should be protected from the biting cold...snow...and freezing
rain. They can get frostbite. Give them a good shelter and fresh food
and water. Better yet...bring your dog or Cat indoors during the
winter season if at all possible.
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...A few last words...
stay informed of developing weather conditions by listening to
the NOAA Weather Radio all-hazards...commercial radio...television...
or cable TV for the latest winter weather forecasts.

There is no reason anyone should be surprised by quick-changing
winter weather conditions. In most cases... heads-up winter weather
information is readily available if you know where to obtain it.
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For more information on winter weather...visit...

http://www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/om/winter /all lower case/
http://www.Crh.NOAA.Gov/mkx/?N=winter-wx-awareness

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 14, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 1:07 PM GMT on November 14, 2008

Good Friday morning!

Weather Synopsis
The "warm" temperatures we've had over the last couple of days (in between a warm front to our east and a cold front to our west) are long gone as the aforementioned trailing cold front moved through last night, generating that large line of rain showers ahead of it and giving us a pretty wet day yesterday. So now we get to deal with the moisture behind the low pressure system and several more systems gradually passing us to the north, meaning clouds and light snow showers or flurries will be the rule over the next few days. On the bright side, none of these storm systems look to give Wisconsin any driving hazards.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy, areas of morning fog, and maybe a few flurries. High of 45 central, upper 40s south.

Tonight: Cloudy and windy with a few flurries. Lows near 30.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy, windy and colder with scattered flurries. Highs mid- 30s.
Sunday: Cloudy, breezy and cold with scattered light snow showers or flurries. Highs low to mid- 30s. Chance of measurable snow 25%.

Next Week:
Monday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with more scattered light snow showers or flurries. Highs 35-40. Chance of measurable snow 20%.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, becoming breezy with more light snow showers or flurries developing late, highs 35-40. Chance of measurable snow 20%.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and windy with scattered light snow showers or flurries. Highs 36-41. Chance of measurable snow 20%.


Other City Forecasts:

This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered rain or snow showers today, isolated snow showers this weekend, highs near 40 today and low to mid- 30s this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

This Weekend in Anna, Illinois: Scattered rain showers today, scattered rain or snow showers tomorrow, some sun on Sunday, highs lower 60s today, then cooling into the low to mid- 40s this weekend!
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

This Weekend in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly sunny and upper 70s today, more sunshine and lower 60s this weekend, windy tonight and tomorrow.
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 isolated thunderstorms today and tomorrow, sunshine on Sunday, highs low to mid- 70s today and tomorrow and cooling to the lower 60s on Sunday.
Coastal flood advisory in effect until 11 am EST this morning...
Dense fog advisory in effect until 11 am EST this morning...
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- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: Isolated storms today and tomorrow, sunshine and cooler on Sunday. Highs mid- to upper 80s today and tomorrow and only upper 60s on Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


(Source: National Weather Service)
...Terminology used in NWS forecasts and statements...part 3...
...Wisconsin winter awareness week is November 10-14...

The National Weather Service uses the terms...watch...warning...
and...advisory...to alert the public to adverse weather conditions.

...Winter Storm Watch...
a winter storm that can impact society may affect your area. A Winter
Storm Watch will be used to provide 12 to 48 hours notice of the
possibility of severe winter weather.

-A watch will often be issued when neither the path of a
developing winter storm nor the consequences of the weather
event are as yet well defined.

-Ideally...the Winter Storm Watch will eventually be upgraded to
a warning when the nature and location of the developing
weather event becomes more apparent.
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The following warnings may be issued for south-central and
southeast Wisconsin...

...Winter Storm Warning...
severe winter weather is occurring or imminent. Winter storm
warnings are usually reserved for forecasts of heavy snow exceeding
6 inches in 12 hours or less. Freezing rain or sleet may also be
mixed in with the snow. A Winter Storm Warning could also be issued
if 8 inches or more of accumulations are expected in a 24 hour
period.

-Winter storm warnings can be issued for just 3 to 6 inches of
snow...if the snow occurs with strong winds of 25 to 34 mph.

-Warnings may also be issued for lesser amounts of snow if the
bulk of the snow is expected to fall during the peak rush
hour periods.

...Blizzard Warning...
sustained winds or frequent gusts of 35 miles an hour will occur in
combination with considerable falling and/or blowing snow for a
period of at least 3 hours. Visibilities will frequently be reduced
to less than 1/4 mile in a Blizzard.

...Lake-effect snow warning...
reserved for forecasts of widespread or localized lake-induced snow
squalls or heavy snow showers resulting in accumulations exceeding 6
inches in 12 hours or less...or 8 inches or more in a 24 hour
period.

...Ice Storm Warning...
reserved for forecasts of freezing rain that leave a coating of
ice...1/4 inch thick or more...in 12 hours or less.

...Wind chill warning...
life-threatening wind chills reach minus 35 or lower...in combination
with sustained winds greater than 10 mph.

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Advisories are issued for weather conditions that are below warning
criteria which will cause inconveniences...but...if caution is
exercised...should not be life-threatening.

...Winter Weather Advisory...

-a mix of snow...sleet...freezing rain...or freezing
drizzle. This is the most common type of advisory issued
since multiple types of precipitation often occur within any
single event.

-Snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches in 12 hours or less..with
winds less than 25 mph.

-Advisories can be issued for snow accumulations less than 3
inches if the bulk of the snowfall is expected during
peak rush hour periods...and roads are expected to become
very icy.

-Just sleet accumulations...with accumulations of 1/2 inch to less
than 2 inches.

-Snow and blowing snow conditions with visibilities occasionally
1/4 mile or less for 3 hours or More.

...Lake-effect Snow Advisory...
lake-effect snow event in which lake-induced snow squalls or heavy
snow showers result in snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches.

-Advisories can be issued for snow accumulations less than
3 inches if the bulk of the snowfall is expected during peak
rush hour periods...and roads are expected to become very icy.

...Freezing Rain Advisory...
light freezing rain and/or freezing drizzle with ice accumulations of
less than 1/4 inch in 12 hours or less.

...Wind Chill Advisory...
wind chills between -20f and -34f for 3 hours or more with
sustained winds of 10 mph or more.

...Dense fog advisory...
issued year-round for forecasts of dense fog that reduce visibilities
to 1/4 mile or less for at least 3 hours.

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In most cases...a Winter Storm Warning or Winter Weather Advisory
will be issued for weather systems affecting south-central and
southeast Wisconsin. On rare occasions...a single event type will be
used...such as Freezing Rain Advisory...or Ice Storm Warning.

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For more information on winter weather...visit...

http://www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/om/winter /all lower case/
http://www.Crh.NOAA.Gov/mkx/?N=winter-wx-awareness

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 12, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 1:03 PM GMT on November 12, 2008

Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Synopsis
The phrase, "wish you were here" won't exactly apply to Wisconsinites today, at least in terms of the weather. Then again, the same can be said for many parts of the United States, as a wet weather pattern has emerged thanks to a multitude of low pressure systems and their associated frontal boundaries making their way across the country. Look for rain showers all day today, more tomorrow afternoon and evening, then light rain or snow showers on Friday as colder air again makes its way into our region just in time for the weekend. And if you're interested in a video recap of the forecast, you can click here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbkG6Za6w5s
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: D

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy with rain showers likely. Meh. High of 43. Chance of rain 90%.

Tonight: Scattered rain showers in the evening, then just mostly cloudy overnight. Temperatures nearly-steady in the upper 30s to near 40. Chance of evening rain 30%.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy in the morning with more rain developing later in the day. Windy at times and a little warmer, highs mid- to upper 40s. Chance of rain 70%.

This Weekend:
Friday: Cloudy and windy with scattered light rain or snow showers. Highs 44-49. Chance of precip 25%.
Saturday: Cloudy, windy and colder with a few flurries. Highs 35-40.
Sunday: Partly sunny, breezy and cold. Highs 37-42.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Light rain or snow today, rain probable tomorrow, highs mid- 30s today but warming to the mid- 40s tomorrow.
A broad area steady light drizzle and or flurries is falling across the eastern half of Minnesota and the western half of Wisconsin. Most of the precipitation is located along and east of a line from Lake Mille lacs...and Onamia...to St cloud...Buffalo...Hutchinson... Gaylord...Mankato and Blue Earth. Little or no additional accumulation is expected this morning. Areas of dense fog have spread over the southwest corner of Minnesota.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Anna, Illinois: Rain today, a little bit of sun tomorrow, highs mid- 50s today and mid- 60s tomorrow.
Scattered to widely scattered light showers will continue to move northeast at 30 mph across most of the quad state region. The most solid area of rain will move into southwestern Illinois through sunrise. Rainfall rates should be no more than two tenths of an inch an hour.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Showers and thunderstorms, some with heavy rainfall, highs upper 70s.
Flood Watch in effect until noon CST 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: A good chance of rain showers, highs upper 60s to lower 70s.
Coastal flood advisory in effect until 9 am EST this morning...
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 low to mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Isolated afternoon showers, otherwise partly sunny, highs low to mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


(Source: National Weather Service)
...The wind chill index...part 2...
...Wisconsin winter awareness week is November 10-14...

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Exposure to cold...biting air for long periods of time is dangerous
and such cold can have a substantial impact on humans.

The wind is very efficient in taking heat away from the human
body...and stronger winds can remove even more heat from the body.
When the temperature of exposed skin drops to the freezing mark of
32 degrees....frostbite sets in.

Exposed skin can sustain frostbite under these conditions...

-within 30 minutes when wind chills are -18 or colder...
-within 10 minutes when wind chills are -32 or colder...
-within 5 minutes when wind chills are -48 or colder...

Wear hats and gloves or mittens to minimize the chances of
frostbite. Cover your face with a hooded coat or use a scarf.

Although documentation is not complete...there may be at least a
dozen to two dozen frostbite cases in Wisconsin each winter. Even
more frostbite cases can occur in major outbreaks of windy and
bitter cold conditions.

The parts of the body that usually experience frostbite are The
Finger tips and toes...as well as the tip of the nose and the ear
lobes.

Minimizing your time outdoors during bitter cold and windy
situations will prevent frostbite...and covering exposed flesh will
obviously help.

Check on the latest weather forecasts before going outdoors - do not
be caught off-guard.

To bring attention to dangerous periods of extreme cold and windy
conditions...the National Weather Service offices that service
Wisconsin issue wind chill advisories and wind chill warnings.

.........Wind Chill Advisory and warning thresholds.........

-Roughly...the northern half of Wisconsin will have an
advisory threshold of -25 and a warning threshold of -35.
However...some of the northwest counties have an advisory
threshold of -25 and a warning threshold of -40.

-Roughly...the southern half of Wisconsin will have an
advisory threshold of -20 and a warning threshold of -35.

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For more information on the wind chill index...and to find the wind
chill chart...visit...

http://www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/om/winter /all lower case/
http://www.Crh.NOAA.Gov/mkx/?N=winter-wx-awareness

Updated: 1:04 PM GMT on November 12, 2008

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 10, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 1:08 PM GMT on November 10, 2008

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
The weather models were pretty accurate late last week, as I woke up Saturday morning to a dusting of snow on the ground with more light snow showers or flurries scattered throughout the weekend, but it didn't really amount to too much. As for today, an area of high pressure is moving in, which will give Wisconsin some sunshine today and early tomorrow, but another round of light rain or snow is expected tomorrow night and Wednesday. Shortly after that, a strong Alberta Clipper is expected to move through, bringing even more rain and snow to our area on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Temperatures look to remain slightly below normal (which is the mid- 40s) through the week.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy this morning with more sunshine expected later today. High of 38.

Tonight: Mostly clear and cold, lows near 20.

Tomorrow: Morning sunshine with increasing clouds from the southwest. Light rain or snow showers are possible tomorrow night. Highs in the low to mid- 40s. Chance of precip tomorrow night 40% central, 70% south.

Extended:
Wednesday: Light rain showers early in the day. Otherwise mostly cloudy, becoming breezy late, highs 40-45. Chance of rain 60%.
Thursday: Cloudy and windy with rain or snow showers. Highs 44-49. Chance of precip 70%.
Friday: Cloudy, windy and colder with more (mostly snow) showers. Highs 37-42. Chance of precip 80%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy, windy and cold with even more light snow showers, gradually ending. Highs 33-40. Chance of snow 40%.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, highs 35-42.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy today, snow developing tomorrow night, highs mid- 30s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Anna, Illinois: Rain showers tonight through Wednesday, highs upper 40s to near 50.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Showers and thunderstorms likely, highs mid- to upper 70s.
Through 8 am...the leading edge of a large area of showers and thunderstorms will be moving to a Bellville to Lake Jackson line from the southwest. Rainfall rates will average around one quarter of an inch per hour...with rates up to one inch per hour in the stronger storms.
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 60s.
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: Mostly sunny, highs mid- to upper 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Mostly sunny, highs upper 70s to near 80.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Paloma smacks Cuba, then weakens
* NEW: Paloma downgraded to tropical depression
* Paloma hit Cuba as powerful Category 4 hurricane on Saturday
* Hundreds of thousands evacuated; power, phone service interrupted
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/weather/11/09/paloma.ap/index.html#cnnSTCText


(Source: National Weather Service)
...Introduction to winter weather...part 1...
...Wisconsin winter awareness week is November 10-14...

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winter is here. Enjoy the winter weather...but use common sense.

...Winter damage...
did you know that winter storms result in more total damage in the
state than any other form of severe weather? Damage to vehicles and
other structures is common.

...Winter deaths and injuries...
did you know that winter storms and cold temperatures kill and injure
more people across Wisconsin than other weather hazards such as
tornadoes...flash floods...damaging thunderstorm winds..or
lightning? Most of these deaths and injuries are vehicle-related and
considered indirectly-related to winter weather.

Winter weather hazards in Wisconsin result in thousands of motor
vehicle accidents each year. Sadly...many of these accidents can be
avoided if travelers would use common sense...stay alert...slow
down...and put their headlights on.

-On average...about 17,000 vehicle accidents occur each winter
season in Wisconsin when Road surfaces are snow...ice...or
slush covered...resulting in about 75 deaths and 7000
injuries.

-Typically...the greatest number of weather-related vehicle
accidents occurs during the first and second seasonal snow
events...even if only one-forth or one-half inch falls.
It takes a couple snow/ice events for drivers to adjust to
recommended slower travel speeds.

-Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. Faulty furnaces and space
heaters can release Carbon monoxide gases that can kill people
in confined rooms. Usually 10 to 15 people die each year in
Wisconsin due to Carbon monoxide poisoning.

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The National Weather Service in cooperation with the Wisconsin
emergency management are co-sponsoring a winter weather awareness
week to help you prepare for the 2008-2009 winter season. All this
week...the National Weather Service will provide the following
weather information and safety tips via public information
statements on the NOAA weather wire... and on the NOAA Weather
Radio...

On Monday...... 1/ an introduction to winter awareness week
2/ the wind chill index

On Tuesday..... 3/ winter weather terminology
..... 4/ extra psa/S for media taping/reading

On Wednesday... 5/ the meteorology of winter weather in Wisconsin
... 6/ extra psa/S for media taping/reading

On Thursday.... 7/ the impact winter weather has on US
.... 8/ all hazards NOAA Weather Radio

On Friday...... 9/ preparation in homes...at work...on The Farm
...at school...outdoors...and when traveling.

For more information on winter weather...visit...

http://www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/om/winter /all lower case/
http://www.Crh.NOAA.Gov/mkx/?N=winter-wx-awareness

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 7, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 1:37 PM GMT on November 07, 2008

Good Friday morning!

Weather Synopsis
A very strong area of low pressure is whipping around the north-central United States, dropping rain and snow (almost four feet in Deadwood, South Dakota!) and is also producing plenty of wind damage across the Dakotas, Minnesota and Iowa. And it's all coming our way! (well, probably not the four feet of snow) This low pressure system's cold front moved through Wisconsin yesterday, generating that solid line of rain showers most of us saw yesterday afternoon, and now we get to deal with the backend of the system. Clouds, wind, and light rain or snow showers are expected all weekend long, but then things calm down (but remain on the cold side) for most of next week.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: C

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Some sunshine this morning, then becoming cloudy with scattered light rain or snow showers moving in this afternoon and evening. Windy and colder, high of 45. Chance of precip 50%.

Tonight: Cloudy and windy with light snow showers. Don't be surprised to see some minor snow accumulations on grassy areas when you wake up tomorrow morning! Lows lower 30s. Chance of snow 70%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy, windy and cold with more light (mostly snow) showers. Additional small snow accumulations are possible but should be less than an inch, so you shouldn't need your snowblower quite yet! Highs near 40. Chance of precip 70%.
Sunday: Cloudy and breezy with a few flurries. Highs upper 30s.

Next Week:
Monday: Partly sunny, highs 38-43. Maybe some light snow showers Monday night.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with light rain or snow showers possible. Highs 37-42. Chance of precip 40%.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, highs 41-46.


Other City Forecasts:

This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Snow! 2" possible today, another 1" possible tonight, scattered light snow showers tomorrow, and partly cloudy on Sunday. Highs upper 30s to near 40 all weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

This Weekend in Anna, Illinois: Partly sunny all weekend, highs upper 50s today but upper 40s this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

This Weekend in League City and Pearland, Texas: Becoming partly cloudy later today, and mostly sunny this weekend. Breezy at times, highs mid- to upper 70s.
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: Mostly sunny, highs mid- to upper 70s today and tomorrow and near 70 on Sunday.
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, highs upper 60s to lower 70s. Isolated showers on Sunday, highs mid- 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: Partly cloudy, highs upper 70s to lower 80s.
Dense fog advisory in effect until 9 am EST this morning...
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Blizzard batters North and South Dakota
* Officials say power outages from storm may last for days
* Up to 4 feet of snow falls in some areas as strong winds rip through
* Unknown number of motorists stranded; long stretch of I-90 closed
* South Dakota governor: "This is a dangerous storm"
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/11/06/wintry.weather.ap/index.html#cnnSTCText

Hurricane Paloma intensifies in Caribbean
* Storm strengthens, could become Category 3 hurricane
* Hurricane warning in effect for Cayman Islands; Cuba may be next
* Paloma has 80-mph winds, expected to drop 5 to 10 inches of rain
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/weather/11/07/hurricane.paloma/index.html#cnnSTCText


...Warm weather coming to an end...

A period of unusually warm weather is coming to an end across
southern Wisconsin. We have enjoyed near record or record warmth
since Monday due to strong southerly breezes and warm sunshine ahead
of a strengthening area of low pressure in the plains.

However a cold front is now taking aim on southern Wisconsin. This
cold front is located in eastern Iowa and is expected to sweep
across the area this afternoon and evening. The approaching cold
front will also trigger a swath of showers and a few thunderstorms
that will affect the entire region today. The combination of clouds
and rain will keep temperatures cooler but still above normal
today.

The colder air behind the front will pour in tonight on south to
southwest winds. High temperatures on Friday are expected to be 10
to 15 degrees cooler than today.

Here are the record high temperatures of the past few days that were
neared or reached...

Dates..........record high/year.............Normal....actual

Milwaukee

Nov. 3rd.......74/1938...1964/..............52........73
Nov. 4th.......72/1964/.....................51........73*
Nov. 5th.......73/1978/.....................51........70***
Nov. 6th.......69/1887...1975/..............50........

Madison

Nov. 3rd........76/1964/.....................50.......72
Nov. 4th........70/1975/.....................50.......72*
Nov. 5th........71/1924/.....................49.......71**
Nov. 6th........71/1916/.....................48.......

* - record
** - tied record
*** - first time in climate history with three consecutive 70
degrees or warmer high temperatures in November.

A number of locations across southern Wisconsin experienced
70 degrees or warmer high temperatures for three consecutive
days...from Monday through Wednesday. This is very unusual for
November.

Checking the climate data back to 1871 for Milwaukee and 1869 for
Madison reveals that this has happened previously only once at
Madison...and has never happened at Milwaukee prior to this week. In
1938...the high temperature in Madison reached 70 degrees or warmer
on November 1st /75/...November 2nd /74/ and November 3rd /73/.

In fact...it is a rare occurrence for 70 degrees or warmer
temperatures to occur in November on two consecutive days at
Madison or Milwaukee.

Besides 1938...the high temperature has reached 70 degrees or
warmer in Madison only two other times...in 1964 /November 2nd -
71 degrees and November 3rd - 76/ and in 1999 /November 8th - 74
degrees and November 9th - 73/.

In Milwaukee the high temperature reached 70 degrees or warmer in
November for two consecutive days only six times dating back to
1871...as listed below...

1931 - 8th /70/ and 9th /72/
1938 - 2nd /77/ and 3rd /74/
1944 - 1st /77/ and 2nd /70/
1964 - 3rd /74/ and 4th /72/
1990 - 1st /74/ and 2nd /73/
1999 - 8th /73/ and 9th /75/

Hence consecutive days with high temperatures of 70 degrees or
warmer in November have occurred only 4 percent of the time in
Milwaukee...and only 2 percent of the time in Madison.

The warmest temperature ever recorded in November is 77 degrees
for both Milwaukee in 1938...1944 and 1950...and Madison in 1938.

The last 70 degree or warmer temperature to occur so late in the
season in Milwaukee was November 21 1913...when the high reached 70
degrees. In Madison...the date was November 19 1930...when the
high also reached 70 degrees.

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 5, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 1:36 PM GMT on November 05, 2008

Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Synopsis
After a day where you could have gone to your local polling station in a T-shirt and shorts and not gotten any funny looks, we're on the verge of having this wonderfully mild weather come crashing down upon us. But first, we will enjoy a very rare third November day in a row with temperatures near or above 70 degrees! A large low pressure system and its associated cold front are moving across the Plains and will give us this one last day of very mild air from the south, but rain showers currently in far western Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakotas will enter our area late tonight and continue through Friday. Along with the passage of this large cold front, much colder temperatures will invade Wisconsin as the winds turn to become from the northwest, and we may even see a few flakes in the air early this weekend. Enjoy this one last day of mild weather, because it might be the last one for a while!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Partly sunny, windy and very mild for one last day. High of 70 central, lower 70s south.

Tonight: Cloudy and windy, rain showers gradually start moving in towards morning. Lows lower 50s. Chance of rain overnight 30%.

Tomorrow: Ick. Cloudy, windy, rain, bleh. Maybe a rumble of thunder too, thrown in just for fun. Cooler, highs lower 60s. Chance of rain 80%.

This Weekend:
Friday: Cloudy, breezy and much colder with scattered light rain showers, possibly turning to light snow showers late. Highs 48-53. Chance of precip 50%.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and cold with a few flurries. Highs 42-47.
Sunday: Cloudy and cold with another round of light rain or snow showers developing late. Highs 43-48. Chance of precip 25%.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Showers and thunderstorms, highs upper 60s today and upper 50s tomorrow.
Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms were moving across east central and south central Minnesota. At 530 am...the stronger storms were moving through the Waseca and St Peter areas. They were moving to the northeast at 45 mph. Present movement would bring the showers and storms into the southern suburbs...near Prior Lake...Savage and Lakeville by 630 am...and over the eastern Twin Cities through 7 am. Hail up to dime size...and wind gusts to 40 mph are possible as the storms move through. Other showers and storms were moving across central Minnesota...in the Hutchinson and Paynesville areas. They were moving to the northeast at 45 mph as well. Small hail and gusty winds could also accompany and strong storms that develop over this region through 8 am.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Anna, Illinois: Sunny with record highs today, showers and storms tomorrow. Highs upper 70s today, near 70 tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated thundershowers this afternoon with a better chance of storms late in the day tomorrow. Highs 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: Cloudy with drizzle today, partly cloudy tomorrow, highs upper 60s today and mid- 70s tomorrow.
Areas of drizzle will continue to fall across much of southeast South Carolina and areas along the lower Savannah River in southeast Georgia through mid morning. Patches of heavier drizzle may produce a few hundredths of rain and reduce visibilities to less than 2 miles at times through the period. Motorists should remain alert for wet roadways this morning.
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: Mostly sunny and a little cooler, highs mid- 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Partly sunny today, more sunshine tomorrow, highs mid- to upper 70s today and lower 80s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Winter: Snow Slams Sierra Nevada
A storm dropped as much as 15 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada, hastening the start of the ski season but bogging down traffic on mountain highways.
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1856365,00.html


(Source: National Weather Service)
... Record high temperature set at Milwaukee WI...

a record high temperature of 73 degrees was set at Milwaukee WI
yesterday for Tuesday Nov 4th. This breaks the old record of
72 set in 1964.

A record highest low of 54 was also set at Milwaukee yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 52 set in 1956 and 1940.


... Record high temperature set at Madison WI...

a record high temperature of 72 degrees was set at Madison WI for
yesterday Tuesday Nov 4th. This breaks the old record of 70 set
in 1975.

A record highest low of 56 was also set at Madison yesterday. This
breaks the old record of 50 set in 1898.


... Record high temperatures across the region...

city high old record/date

Antigo 70 68 set in 1978
Appleton 75 68 set in 1958
Green Bay 74 66 set in 1981
Manitowoc 76 69 set in 1964
Marshfield 73 67 set in 1975
Oshkosh 74 67 set in 1930
Sturgeon Bay 73 66 set in 1964
Wausau 70 70 set in 1975
Wisconsin Rapids 73 72 set in 1975


... Record or near record highs again today...

Another day of unseasonably mild temperatures are in store for the
region with high temperatures in the middle 60s to lower 70s. Normal
high temperatures for today are in the middle and upper 40s.

Do not get used to the mild weather. Much colder weather is in
store for the weekend along with a chance of snow showers.

Here is a list of record high temperatures for twelve sites across
central... north central and northeast Wisconsin.


Record
location high year(s)
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Antigo 69 1975
Appleton 71 1924
Green Bay 71 1924
Manitowoc 70 1975

Marshfield 68 1924
Merrill 70 1909
Oshkosh 72 1924
Rhinelander 73 1975

Stevens Point 73 1978
Sturgeon Bay 70 1975
Wausau 71 1975
Wisconsin Rapids 73 1975

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Wisconsin Weather Update for November 3, 2008.

By: HaleStorm, 1:20 PM GMT on November 03, 2008

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
We had a rather terrific weekend of weather for the first few days of November with outstanding sunny and warm trick-or-treat conditions late Friday afternoon (keeping us on the hunt for candy for over an hour and a half), and more sunshine this weekend with cool but still pleasant temperatures in the 50s. The great weather is going to keep on coming for the first half of this week, courtesy of a warm front which is moving northward across central Wisconsin this morning. The northern half of Wisconsin is seeing some foggy conditions this morning, but after this passes, you can expect more sunshine with even warmer temperatures behind the warm front, which could even break 70 in many spots! This is probably going to all come crashing down later this week, but let's not talk about that quite yet. For the next three days, enjoy the early November warmth!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
... Dense fog advisory remains in effect until 9 am CST this morning...
Dense fog will continue this morning. The fog will reduce
visibilities to near zero at times... and make travel hazardous
for the morning commute to work or school.

The foggy conditions are expected to improve by mid-morning.

A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving... slow down...
use your low beam headlights... and leave plenty of distance
between your vehicle and the one ahead of you.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB


Today’s Forecast Grade: A-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Areas of morning fog, particularly across northern and central Wisconsin, otherwise mostly sunny, breezy and much warmer! High of 68 central, lower 70s south!

Tonight: Mostly clear and still breezy, lows lower 50s.

Tomorrow: Morning sunshine with a few more afternoon clouds. Breezy and mild once again, highs mid- to upper 60s central, near 70 south.

Extended:
Wednesday: Becoming cloudy and windy with rain showers developing late. Still mild for one last day, highs 63-68. Chance of rain Wednesday night 60%.
Thursday: Windy and cooler with rain showers likely. Highs 56-61. Chance of rain 80%.
Friday: Cloudy, breezy and colder with occasional rain showers, perhaps changing over to sleet or light snow showers at times. Highs 47-52, which is actually about our normal high temperature for this time of the year. Chance of precipitation 70%.

Next Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy, breezy and cold with rain/snow showers ending. Highs 40-47. Chance of precipitation 30%.
Sunday: Partly sunny and cold, highs 37-44.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Sunshine today, showers late tomorrow, mild highs in the mid- 70s today and mid- 60s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Anna, Illinois: Sunshine and pleasant, highs low to mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly cloudy, highs 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: Breezy with showers likely, highs mid- 60s.
Through 9 am...light to moderate showers will continue to develop over the Atlantic and shift onshore this morning over portions of southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia. Rainfall totals between 1/10 inch to 1/4 inch are likely during this time frame...especially over southeast South Carolina. Some local areas in the tri County area may see up to 1 inch of rainfall during this time frame.
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, a few more clouds tomorrow, and breezy at times, highs low to mid- 70s.
... Record high minimum set in Las Vegas Sunday...
The low temperature only dropped to 59 degrees at McCarran
International Airport Sunday November 2nd. This reading broke the
record high minimum temperature for the date... which was 58 degrees
set in 2005.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Isolated showers today, partly cloudy tomorrow, highs lower 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

47 dead, missing in Vietnam floods
* Rainfall, which began Thursday, is the heaviest in 24 years
* The bad weather is expected to last another two days
* Last month, floods triggered by Typhoon Hagupit killed 37 in northern Vietnam
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/11/02/viet.floods/index.html#cnnSTCText

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