Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for March 30, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:30 PM GMT on March 30, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
I think after reading this week's forecast, I'm going to give a similar warning that I've given before ... please, please do not kill the messenger. :) As badly as we all want Spring to finally arrive and stay for good, the sight of a fresh blanket of snow on our lawns yesterday morning really gave the impression that maybe this is the year that summer never actually arrives. :) The Meteorologist in me knows it will, but this week's forecast is not much better than last week with temperatures near or just a little bit below normal and precipitation possible for a good chunk of the week, including perhaps a messy mix for central Wisconsin tonight! I don't see another 2-7" of snowfall like much of Wisconsin had this weekend, but a couple new strong areas of low pressure moving across the United States means keep your umbrellas handy, and perhaps even your ice scraper if you park your car outside.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Sunshine this morning, increasing clouds this afternoon. High of 42 central, mid- 40s south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 38-44.
Madison: Highs 42-51.
Waukesha: Highs 38-44.

Tonight: Cloudy and windy with rain developing overnight. Rain could be mixed with sleet or freezing rain in northern and central Wisconsin. Lows near 30 central, low to mid- 30s south. Chance of precip 50% central, 70% south.

Tomorrow: Cloudy and windy with more rain likely. Rain could be a mix early in the morning in northern and central WI so be on the lookout for slippery roads driving to work tomorrow. Rain will gradually turn to light snow or flurries late for everyone but little if any accumulation is expected. Highs mid- 40s central, upper 40s south. Chance of precip 90%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and cold with scattered drizzle or flurries. Light snow possible Wednesday night. Highs 43-48. Chance of snow Wednesday night 30%.
Thursday: Morning clouds or light snow showers ending, then becoming partly sunny, highs 44-49.
Friday: Partly sunny, highs 48-53.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, highs 48-55.
Sunday: Cloudy and breezy with rain developing, perhaps mixing with snow after dark. Highs 46-53. Chance of precip 35%.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Rain and snow starting this evening and continuing through Wednesday. Highs mid- 40s today and upper 30s tomorrow.
Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 7 PM this evening to 7 PM CDT Tuesday...
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, scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow, highs near or just above 60.
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 today, isolated storms overnight with a better chance of storms tomorrow. Breezy, highs mid- 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

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy today and tomorrow. Showers possible tomorrow night. Highs upper 60s to near 70.
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, a little breezy this morning, highs mid- 60s today and lower 70s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Sunshine today, scattered storms tomorrow, 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:

With snow over, prepare for warmth, rain
The snow that blanketed southeastern Wisconsin over the weekend shouldn't be around for long.
Temperatures on Monday could reach 47 degrees away from Lake Michigan, helping to melt the 2 to 7 inches of wet snow that coated the area Saturday and Sunday, according to WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) meteorologist Michael Fish.
http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/42081087.html

Red River receding; North Dakota braces for snow storm
* Officials expect continued receding despite coming snow, but wind a concern
* Red River at Fargo nearly foot below Saturday's level
* Flooding of homes, school a "wake-up call," Fargo mayor says
* Two deaths, 50 injuries blamed on flood-related incidents
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/03/30/north.dakota.flooding/index.html#cnnSTCText

Severe weather wreaks havoc from Plains to Gulf Coast
* Strong winds damage Tennessee shopping center
* Blizzard drops more than 2 feet of snow, strands travelers in Kansas, Oklahoma
* Mobile, Alabama, and Biloxi, Mississippi, regions hardest hit by rain
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/03/29/severe.weather/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 27, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:32 PM GMT on March 27, 2009

Good Friday morning!

Weather Synopsis
After a couple days of clouds, sunshine, and near-seasonable temperatures (give or take a few degrees), we're in for some fun this weekend. And by fun, I mean snow. Lots of snow. So please don't tell me you've already put away your snowblower and/or snow shovels! A strong area of low pressure is going to continue to develop across Texas today, absorb a bunch of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, then shoot north-northeastward tomorrow via the upper-air jet stream flow. The latest model run has the low tracking a little further south than previous runs, which means southeastern Wisconsin could get hit with 5-7" of snow whereas the Fox Valley may just get clipped by the system and see only a couple of inches. Then again, a small track change could affect these current estimates so keep an eye on this one, especially if you're travelling tomorrow evening.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
... Winter storm possible Saturday afternoon through Saturday night...

Low pressure will gather strength over northeast Texas today and
begin to track northeast. Abundant moisture streaming northward
ahead of the low will wrap around and generate snow Saturday
afternoon through Saturday night across southern Wisconsin. A
narrow band of heavy snow could set up along and southeast of a line
from Janesville to Sheboygan.

Current indications suggest snowfall will range from 4 to 8 inches
across much of southeast Wisconsin... tapering off rapidly to an inch
or two near the Wisconsin Dells.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite media outlet for
any possible headlines with this developing low.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Variably cloudy early this morning with clouds breaking up later this morning. Partly cloudy this afternoon. Colder than yesterday with a high of 40 central, lower 40s south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 34-42.
Madison: Highs 38-45.
Waukesha: Highs 37-42.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows near 20.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Some sunshine in the morning with increasing clouds from south to north. Snow and wind developing late in the day south, spreading into east-central Wisconsin Saturday night. Perhaps a rumble of thundersnow as well! Current NWS snow estimates are for 5-7" in southeastern Wisconsin and 2-4" in the Fox Valley by early Sunday morning. Subject to change. Highs near 40. Chance of snow 60% central, 80% south.

Sunday: Decreasing clouds and winds. Highs in the lower 40s.

Next Week:
Monday: Increasing clouds and winds again as a new system approaches. Rain or even a couple more inches of snow are possible Monday night. Highs 45-50. Chance of precip 50%.
Tuesday: Cloudy with light rain or snow showers. Highs 46-51. Chance of precip 40%.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with more light rain or snow showers possible. Welcome to April in Wisconsin. Highs 45-50. Chance of precip 30%.


Other City Forecasts:

This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy, highs lower 30s today, upper 30s tomorrow, mid- 40s Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

This Weekend in Anna, Illinois: Showers and isolated storms today and tomorrow, some sun on Sunday, highs mid- to upper 50s.
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: Morning fog, severe storms possible this afternoon and evening, sunshine this weekend, highs upper 70s today, lower 60s tomorrow, near 70 Sunday.
Through mid morning...patchy dense fog is possible across the region this morning. Visibilities may be reduced to 1/4 mile at times. Commuters may want allow extra time to get to work this morning. Allow plenty of space between vehicles and use low beam headlights.
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 storms today and tomorrow, decreasing clouds on Sunday, highs lower 70s.
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, breezy this morning and again on Sunday, highs upper 60s today, mid- to upper 70s this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: Partly sunny and breezy today and tomorrow, showers and storms tomorrow night and Sunday morning. Highs lower 80s today, upper 80s tomorrow, then cooling to the mid- 70s on Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Mississippi storms hurt 24, damage 108 homes
* NEW: Mississippi governor declares emergency in 12 counties
* Church is flattened as twisters hit Mississippi
* One twister touched down outside Jackson, the other in Lauderdale County
* Two people airlifted to hospital; no fatalities reported
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/03/26/mississippi.tornadoes/index.html

Cracks in levee force evacuation of Fargo neighborhood
* NEW: City says "longitudinal cracks were found in the earthen levee"
* NEW: Weeping Fargo resident tells City Commission river could flood her home
* About 180 hospital patients were evacuated from the Fargo area
* A devastating 1997 flood saw Red River hit 39.6 feet in Fargo, North Dakota
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/03/27/north.dakota.flooding/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

Natural forces stalling global warming, UWM pair say
Two researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee say natural forces in the Earth's climate have conspired to end a recent period of global warming, and they predict that temperatures will change little or drop over the next decade or more.
http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/41870692.html

(Source: National Weather Service)
...Madison liquid equivalent precipitation total for March near record...
The liquid equivalent precipitation total for March at Dane County
regional Airport in Madison...through March 25...was 5.39 inches.
This value made March 2009 the second wettest March on record for
Madison. The wettest March on record was 5.46 inches...set in 1998.

Below is a list of the top ten wettest March months on record at
Madison...

Rank amount year

1. 5.46 1998
*2.* *5.39* *2009*
3. 5.04 1973
4. 4.75 1976
5. 4.73 1882
6. 4.67 1886
7. 4.34 1881
8. 4.24 1991
9. 4.18 1990
10. 4.14 1923

This record has a good chance of being broken before the end of the
month...with the possible snow late Saturday and Saturday night.


...Precipitation records broken across cent ral and east central portions of Wisconsin Tuesday...
A vigorous early Spring frontal system moved across east central
portions of Wisconsin yesterday. Heavy rains were reported over much of
central and east central portions of Wisconsin. Here is a list of
records that were broken yesterday...the 24th of March.

--------------------------------------------
Precip records broken

City old(in) year new(in)

Green Bay 0.52 1921 0.80
Wisconsin Rapids 0.90 1947 0.92
Wausau 1.03 1996 1.12
Appleton 1.27 1904 1.78
Oshkosh 1.15 1979 1.97

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 25, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:26 PM GMT on March 25, 2009

Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Synopsis
What a crazy last couple of days weatherwise! A strong low pressure system is very slowly moving through the region this week, which developed lots of rain on Monday and was followed by even more rain yesterday. A couple of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were even issued in southern Wisconsin yesterday evening due to some storms producing winds over 60 mph and causing some wind damage in the area. As for today, a surge of cold air wrapping around that strong low pressure system is going to keep our weather on the cold side today, but at least the rain has stopped for the moment! Look out for Saturday as we could see more rain or even significant snowfall accumulation depending on which way the rain/snow line develops!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: C+

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy and windy, making it feel rather cold outside. Decreasing winds later in the day. High of 45. Wind chills in the 20s this morning.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 39-46.
Madison: Highs 41-47.
Waukesha: Highs 45-46.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, lows near 30.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, maybe an isolated light rain or snow shower late. Highs mid- to upper 40s central, lower 50s south. Chance of precip just 20%.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, maybe a rain shower south. Becoming windy with highs mid- 40s. Chance of rain 25% central, 40% south.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy and windy with snow or rain likely, particularly in the afternoon and evening. If you're travelling anywhere keep an eye on this storm as it could be a messy situation. Highs 40-45. Chance of precip 70%.

Sunday: Maybe a morning snow shower, then decreasing clouds and winds for the moment. Highs 41-46. Chance of morning snow 30%.

Next Week’s Outlook: More rain or snow developing late Monday and again on Friday. Temperatures unfortunately don't get warm again next week and look to stay near or a little below normal in the 40s. Someone should remind Mother Nature that next week is the beginning of April.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Patchy drizzle or flurries today, Mostly cloudy tomorrow. Highs upper 30s to near 40.
Light rain...drizzle and areas of dense fog continue across eastern Minnesota and far western Wisconsin...and will continue over the east half of the state through the night. Light snow is falling across the west half of Minnesota...with a brisk northwest wind at 15 to 30 mph. This wind is pulling colder temperatures into Minnesota from the Dakotas. Rain is expected to change to snow...and ice is expected to freeze to surfaces over about the west half of Minnesota by 700 am. If you are planning on traveling to western Minnesota be aware of the rapidly changing weather conditions there.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Anna, Illinois: Mostly cloudy, highs low to mid- 60s.
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 thunderstorms, 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

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered showers, 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, windy tomorrow, highs upper 60s to lower 70s.
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 breezy, 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:

River threatens historic flooding in North Dakota
* City of Fargo prepares for what could be the worst flooding it's ever had
* Up to 10,000 volunteers have come forward since Sunday to aid in sandbagging
* Swollen Red River running 15 feet above flood stage Wednesday morning
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/03/25/north.dakota.flooding/index.html#cnnSTCText

(Source: National Weather Service)
... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Madison WI...
a record rainfall of 2.28 inches was set at Madison WI yesterday
March 24 2009. This breaks the old record of 0.91 set in 1904.

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 23, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 11:51 AM GMT on March 23, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
After a surprising light storm dropped 1-2" of snowfall Friday night across much of our area, followed by a pleasant Spring weekend which quickly melted that layer of snow, we're in for a rather wet next couple of days. A strong and obnoxiously slow-moving area of low pressure is really going to take its time moving through Nebraska and South Dakota (must be sight-seeing I'm sure). As it gradually makes its way across the north-central Plains, a strong moisture flow will continue from the Gulf of Mexico and swirl around it all the way into central Canada. This continuous flow of moisture will keep the rain coming today and tomorrow, finally ending early Wednesday morning. Another strong system looks to move through Friday afternoon and linger all weekend long, so we have that to look forward to as well.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
Scattered light rain showers or sprinkles will affect central and parts of northeast and east central Wisconsin early this morning. Although temperatures are generally above the freezing mark... local areas of freezing rain may occur on bridges and overpasses. Motorists should be alert for slippery stretches during the morning commute.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB

Southern Wisconsin:
The leading edge of a band of showers extended from around Ripon south to Beaver Dam...Dousman and Fontana. The showers were moving northeast at 15 mph and will affect the Fond Du Lac...Mayville... Oconomowoc...Waukesha...Waterford and Lake Geneva areas from 430 am to 630 am CDT. The showers will end for a time in Madison and The Dells...but may redevelop later this morning. Rainfall of up to one tenth inch is possible with this band of showers. The band of light showers may affect the Milwaukee...Racine and Kenosha areas between 6 am and 8 am CDT.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: C

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy and windy. A line of rain showers moving through early this morning, then after a small break, more showers move through late this morning and continue through the afternoon and evening. High of 45 central, just above 50 south. Chance of rain 90%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 38-47. Chance of precip 40-70%.
Madison: Highs 43-53. Chance of precip 60-90%.
Waukesha: Highs 41-55. Chance of precip 50-70%.

Tonight: Cloudy and windy with more rain likely. Perhaps a rumble of thunder south. Lows in the upper 30s central, lower 40s south. Chance of rain 95%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy, windy and a little warmer with more rain likely and continuing through tomorrow night. Highs near 50 central, mid- 50s south. Chance of rain 90%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Rain ending early in the morning. Mostly cloudy, breezy and colder, perhaps a passing rain shower during the day but not an all-day rain like Monday and Tuesday. Highs 43-48. Chance of rain only 25%.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, highs 51-56.
Friday: Cloudy and breezy with a new round of rain developing. Highs 49-54. Chance of rain 40%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy and windy with more rain likely. But even better news awaits: rain turns to snow Saturday night. Highs 47-54. Chance of precip 60%.
Sunday: Cloudy, windy and colder with rain or snow. Ick. Highs 40-47. Chance of precip 50%.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Showers with isolated thunderstorms, breezy, highs low to mid- 50s.
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, showers and thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and evening, windy with highs near or just above 70.
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 thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow, 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: Sunshine today, a few clouds tomorrow, highs mid- to 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, breezy today, highs lower 60s today and upper 60s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Scattered showers and breezy today, partly cloudy and breezy tomorrow, highs mid- 70s toady and near 80 tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Alaska's Mount Redoubt erupts
* NEW: With the eruption, mudflows are possible on the Drift and Crescent rivers
* Volcano last erupted in December 1989 and last for months
* Mount Redoubt is about 100 southwest of Anchorage, Alaska
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/03/23/alaska.volcano/index.html

Residents race to fill sandbags as flooding threatens North Dakota
* City targets having 1.5 million sandbags ready in preparation for flooding
* Fargo has already closed a number of bridges over the Red River
* Dozens of communities in the Red River basin are threatened by rising water
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/03/23/dakota.flooding/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 20, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:51 PM GMT on March 20, 2009

Good Friday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Welcome to Spring! The Vernal Equinox is about two hours behind us, and temperatures are warming up again. High pressure, which has given us several days of sunny weather now, is moving to the east coast, and a low pressure system currently in the northern Plains is itching to give us some precipitation. We may get a little bit of precip tonight, but the main event arrives a couple days later, bringing plenty of wet weather starting late on Sunday and continue straight through Wednesday. Have I mentioned that today would be a very nice day to build an ark?
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Morning sunshine with increasing clouds in the afternoon. A little warmer than yesterday with a high of 42 central, mid- 40s south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 38-43.
Madison: Highs 37-47.
Waukesha: Highs 39-44.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered light rain showers, perhaps mixing with light snow overnight central. Probably no snow accumulation. Lows lower 30s. Chance of precip 60%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: A few morning clouds, otherwise becoming partly cloudy. Highs upper 40s central, near 50 south.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and becoming windy. Rain developing late and sticking around for a while. Highs upper 40s central, lower 50s south. Chance of rain Sunday night 60%.

Next Week:
Monday: Cloudy and windy with rain likely. Highs 48-53. Chance of rain 80%.
Tuesday: Cloudy and windy with more rain likely. Highs 50-55. Chance of rain 70%.
Wednesday: Cloudy and windy with even more rain likely. Highs 51-56. Chance of rain 70%.


Other City Forecasts:

This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Light rain or snow showers today, partly cloudy tomorrow, more rain showers late on Sunday. Highs mid- 40s today, mid- 50s tomorrow, and near 50 on Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

This Weekend in Anna, Illinois: Mostly sunny although a few more clouds tomorrow. Highs upper 50s today and tomorrow, mid- 60s 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, highs low to mid- 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: Becoming mostly sunny and staying that way for a while. Except at night. Breezy at times, highs in the 60s.
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 today and tomorrow, showers on Sunday. How ironic. Highs lower 80s today, upper 70s tomorrow, then only mid- 60s on Sunday along with a stronger wind.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: Partly cloudy all weekend, highs lower 80s today but then mid- 70s after that.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Milder Atlantic hurricane season predicted this year
* AccuWeather forecast joins three others predicting milder hurricane season
* Latest forecast: 13 named storms, 8 hurricanes in 2009 Atlantic season
* Predictions likely to be tweaked closer to the season, June 1 to November 30
* Last year was fourth busiest Atlantic hurricane season since 1944
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/03/18/hurricane.forecast/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 18, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:42 PM GMT on March 18, 2009

Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Synopsis
I hope you enjoyed the first taste of mid-May temperatures yesterday with near-record or record highs in the mid- 60s in central Wisconsin and low to mid- 70s in southern Wisconsin! Unfortunately all good things must end, or at least go away for a little while. An upper-air jet stream trough combined with a weak surface cold front which moved through last night will switch our wind directions to be from the north, bringing a return to colder air to Wisconsin. Besides an isolated morning shower south, we should remain precipitation-free through the rest of the work week, with scattered showers returning Friday night and a better chance of rain Sunday through Tuesday. But at least the snow is finally gone from the vast majority of our lawn and ends a streak of 106 days in a row with snow cover in Green Bay.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Some clouds this morning, especially south where perhaps an isolated morning shower is possible. Becoming mostly sunny later today from north to south. Cooler with a high of 52 central, low to mid- 50s south. Chance of rain south just 20%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 50-52.
Madison: Highs 49-58.
Waukesha: Highs 49-53.

Tonight: Mostly clear, lows in the mid- 20s central, near 30 south.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and colder. Welcome back to normal mid- March high temperatures. Highs near 40 central, low to mid- 40s south.

Friday: Increasing clouds and becoming breezy with scattered showers possible late. A little warmer with highs mid- 40s central, upper 40s south. Chance of rain Friday night 25%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, a little breezy and slightly warmer, highs 49-54.
Sunday: Cloudy and breezy with scattered showers. Highs 50-55. Chance of rain 40%.
Next Week’s Outlook: The first half of next week looks to continue the wet trend which begins this Sunday. Temperatures will probably be warmer for the first half of the week, in the 50s more than likely, with a drop in temperatures back to the 40s after that, which is very similar to what's happening this week.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Mostly sunny, highs near 50 today and lower 40s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Anna, Illinois: Showers and isolated thunderstorms late today, tonight, and tomorrow morning. Highs mid- 70s today and lower 60s 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: Partly cloudy, areas of morning fog, highs mid- 70s.
Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am CDT this morning...
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, highs mid- 60s today and near 70 tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Mostly sunny today, a few more clouds tomorrow, highs lower 80s.
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 upper 70s.
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)
... Record temperatures set in Milwaukee today... March 17 2009...
The high temperature at Mitchell Field in Milwaukee reached 75
degrees at 402 PM CDT on March 17 2009. This set the new record
high temperature. The previous record was 73 degrees... set back in
1966.

... Records highs broken today...
Unseasonably mild temperatures were reported across the area
this afternoon. A few records were broken.

Location new record old record / year
... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..

Manitowoc 71 65 1945
Appleton 66 65 1966
Sturgeon Bay 64 62 1999

... 106 consecutive days of snow cover ended in Green Bay on Tuesday...
Yesterday marked the first time since November 30th that
Green Bay did not report an inch of snow on the ground
at 6 am. This is the 6th longest streak of snow cover of
an inch or more since 1950. Here is a list of the longest
stretches of an inch or more on the ground at 6 am since 1950.

Rank consecutive days date ended
---------------------------------------------------------
1 124 3/26/1986
2 123 3/23/1979
3 111 4/01/1971
4 110 3/16/1951
5 109 3/29/1962
6 106 3/17/2009
7 103 3/18/2001

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 16, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:37 PM GMT on March 16, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
If you enjoyed this weekend's warmer weather, get a load of the three-day forecast! A continuation of surface low pressure systems and the main upper-air jet stream flow moving across Canada are keeping the southerly winds flowing across the Midwest, and our normal high of 40 central, 42 south will be our lows instead of our highs through the middle of the week! Significant warm-air advection over the next two days means that temperatures could even top out near 70 in parts of southern Wisconsin tomorrow! Too bad many of us will be sitting indoors inside cubicles for most of it, but at least the sun stays out past 7pm now!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: A few scattered clouds this morning, then becoming mostly sunny later this morning and this afternoon. A little bit warmer than yesterday with a high of 55 central, near or just above 60 south. You could consider today's forecast grade to be an "A" with sunshine and temps 15-20 degrees above normal, but wait until you read tomorrow's forecast!

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 52-54.
Madison: Highs 59-61.
Waukesha: Highs 59-60.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and a little breezy overnight, lows near 40. See...our normal high is our low for the next few days.

Tomorrow: Some sunshine during the day, but becoming mostly cloudy late. Very mild with highs low to mid- 60s central, upper 60s to near 70 south! I heard some other weather reports of mid- 70s south tomorrow but with some weather model discrepancy I'm going to balk at that for now. Maybe an isolated thundershower tomorrow night as a weak cold front moves through. Chance of rain 25%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Partly sunny and cooler behind Tuesday night's cold front. Maybe a lingering rain shower in the morning. Highs 51-56. Chance of morning rain 25%.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and colder. Highs 43-48.
Friday: Mostly cloudy and breezy, maybe a rain shower late, highs 48-53. Chance of rain Friday night 20%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered rain showers. Highs 47-54. Chance of rain 30%.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with another round of rain showers developing late. Maybe. Highs 48-55. Chance of rain 30%.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy, highs lower 60s today and mid- 50s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Anna, Illinois: Some sun today, more sun tomorrow, highs mid- 60s today and lower 70s 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: Mostly sunny, areas of morning fog, 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

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Fog and showers today, decreasing clouds tomorrow, highs near 70 today and mid- 60s tomorrow.
Dense fog advisory in effect until 11 am EDT 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, highs mid- to upper 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Morning fog, then partly cloudy today. Isolated showers tonight and tomorrow. Highs low to mid- 80s.
Through 9 am...patches of locally dense fog have reduced visibilities to 1/4 mile. The fog is currently the most dense just west of the I 75 corridor but could spread west through the mid morning. Motorist should remain cautious as sudden drops in visibilities may occur.
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 March 13, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:27 PM GMT on March 13, 2009

Good Friday morning!

Weather Synopsis
In light of all the basketball tournaments going on, I apologize in advance for my pun but I'm going to consider our weekend weather to be a slam-dunk forecast! A series of large high pressure systems are going to move through over the next few days, and that coupled with an upcoming ridge in the upper-air jet stream is going to make this weekend and the first half of next week feel once again that Spring really is here ... or about to be, anyway. In addition to warmer temperatures, the next chance of rain doesn't come until Tuesday or Wednesday. Let's get rid of this lingering snow and bring on some springtime outdoor activities! Enjoy the weekend!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: A few clouds moving in this morning, but becoming mostly sunny again this afternoon. Warmer than yesterday but still below normal for one last day, high of 32 central, upper 30s south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 31-35.
Madison: Highs 38-43.
Waukesha: Highs 35-43.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, not that cold overnight, lows upper teens to near 20.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly cloudy and warmer, highs low to mid- 40s central, upper 40s to near 50 south.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, breezy and warmer yet, highs upper 40s to near 50 central, low to mid- 50s south.

Next Week:
Monday: Partly sunny and breezy, highs 52-57.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, maybe an isolated thundershower. Highs 54-59. Chance of rain just 25%.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and much cooler with scattered rain showers, could be a possible mix at times central. The National Weather Service is calling for mostly sunny on Wednesday but I wonder if they will eventually change their tune after looking at the latest model data? Highs 42-47. Chance of precip 40%.


Other City Forecasts:

This Weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy and much warmer, highs mid- 30s today but near or just above 50 this 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, highs upper 40s today, mid- 50s today and lower 60s 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: Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms throughout the weekend. Highs only near 50 today and in the mid- to upper 50s 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

This Weekend in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Isolated rain showers today with a better chance of rain this weekend. Highs upper 50s to lower 60s.
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, highs near or just above 70.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

This Weekend in Davenport, Florida: Patchy morning fog each day, otherwise partly cloudy, highs low to mid- 80s.
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 March 11, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:37 PM GMT on March 11, 2009

Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Welcome back to winter! Although many of us may argue that in order to be welcomed back to winter, you have to leave winter to begin with. I was hoping that we would be done with highs in the teens after our last warmup, but alas, that is likely not the case. A very strong wind behind a low pressure system now to our northeast is bringing lots of cold Canadian air into the Great Lakes region. We will start to see a nice warmup Friday and this weekend as the winds die down and eventually switch direction as a new area of high pressure moves across our area. More good news comes in the way of no other strong precipitation systems expected to move through for a while, so let's just keep that snowblower in the garage for a while, hey?
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 1 PM CDT this afternoon...
Strong west winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to near 50 mph will
continue this morning. Winds will begin to slowly diminish in the
afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of at least 35 mph are expected.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult... especially for
high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB

Southern Wisconsin:
... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 am CDT this morning...
West winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph... will
subside during the early morning hours. Though the strong west
winds will fall below advisory criteria by mid morning... expect
winds of 15 to 25 knots... with a few gusts to 30 mph during the
day.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when wind gusts between 45 and 57 mph
are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...
especially for high profile vehicles. Secure loose items in the
yard such as lawn furniture and garbage cans. Use caution while
outdoors.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: D

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny and windy. Winds should start to slow down later today. We had a high of 32 overnight but many of us probably won't get out of the teens during the day today. Southern Wisconsin has the best chance of breaking out of the teens with lower 20s a possibility, but that's still pretty cold for almost the middle of March! Wind chills as low as -10. Hold on to your hat!

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 14-23.
Madison: Highs 20-29.
Waukesha: Highs 21-28.

Tonight: Clear and cold, a little breezy in the evening, lows near zero.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and still cold, even though it'll feel a little warmer compared to today. Highs in the lower 20s.

Friday: Partly cloudy and definitely warmer, highs mid- 30s central, upper 30s south.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly cloudy and pleasantly March with warmer, seasonable highs 45-50.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, highs 47-52. Maybe an isolated rain shower (25% chance).
Next Week’s Outlook: Looks like our newfound dry weather pattern continues through next week. Maybe a little light rain Monday night, otherwise dry until Thursday night when another shot at rain arrives. Highs should continue to be right around the upper 40s to lower 50s.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy and much colder, highs only around 10 today and near 20 tomorrow. Wind chills to -25 this morning.
Wind Chill Advisory in effect until 10 am CDT this morning...
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Anna, Illinois: Clouds with some sun, below normal temperatures, highs lower 40s today and mid- 30s 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: Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms today with a better chance of rain tomorrow. Highs lower 70s today and only upper 50s 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: Morning fog, then becoming partly cloudy today. Breezy with scattered showers late in the day tomorrow. Highs mid- 70s today and upper 60s tomorrow.
Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am EDT this morning...
Areas of fog will impact much of southern South Carolina this morning. Some of the fog will be dense with visibilities occasionally near 1/4 or 1/2 mile through 10 am. Motorists should remain alert for rapidly changing visibilities. Use low beam headlights whenever dense fog is encountered. The fog will dissipate by late 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 today, isolated thundershowers tomorrow, highs 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: Partly cloudy, highs mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Mountains of ice invade beachfront Michigan homes
* Strong winds blew ice into Saginaw Bay homes in Michigan on Sunday
* State police said some homes had ice nearly 12 feet deep inside
* No injuries were reported, and area residents gathered to survey the ice mounds
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/03/10/gallery.michigan.ice/index.html?iref=mpstoryview


(Source: National Weather Service)
...Consecutive Winters over 80 inches of snow in Green Bay...
Green Bay has recorded back to back Winters over 80 inches
(84.2 inches this winter and 87.4 inches last winter) of snow.
The last time Green Bay recorded back to back Winters over 80
inches occurred during the Winters of 1886/87 (82.7 inches) and
1887/88 (147.7 inches)

...Records broken across east central portions of Wisconsin...
A vigorous late season winter storm moved across east central portions
of Wisconsin Sunday. During the height of the storm...thundersnow was
reported across the Green Bay vcnty. Here is a list of
records that were broken yesterday...the 8th of March.

--------------------------------------------
Precip records broken

City old(in) year new(in)

Two Rivers 0.62 1961 1.19
green bay(nws) 0.71 1891 0.73
Oshkosh 0.73 1946 0.98
Manitowoc 0.72 1961 0.94

---------------------------------------------
snowfall records broken

City old(in) year new(in)

Clintonville 3.0 1961 6.0
Two Rivers 6.2 1961 6.0
green bay(nws) 5.7 1946 6.0
Appleton 4.0 1959 6.4

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 9, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:28 PM GMT on March 09, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
After yesterday's strong area of low pressure moved across the region, dumping rain this weekend which turned to a mix last night across southern Wisconsin and about half a foot of new snow yesterday across central Wisconsin, today we have a one-day reprieve before another mess arrives. This new panhandle hook is going to develop strong winds and more rain starting tonight, continuing tomorrow, then turning over to a mix or snow before ending tomorrow night. After that, things look to calm down through the rest of this week and the upcoming weekend. It may be Monday morning but it's never too early to start thinking about the weekend!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
Clear skies and light winds following yesterdays snowfall were allowing temperatures to drop rapidly early this morning. The rapid fall in temperatures along with lingering moisture will cause some patchy fog to form. Visibilities could fall to less than 1/4 mile at some locations. If you will be traveling early this morning...be sure to use extra caution and be alert for the possibility of localized fog banks.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB

Southern Wisconsin:
Areas of dense fog can be expected this morning mainly north of a Madison to Milwaukee line...reducing visibilities to below 1/2 mile in some locations. Visibilities will improve to greater than 2 miles by 9 am in most locations.

... High wind watch in effect from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning...
The National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan has issued a
high wind watch... which is in effect from Tuesday evening through
Wednesday morning.

A strong cold front will track across southern Wisconsin Tuesday
evening. Behind this front... sustained west winds between 30 and
40 mph are expected... with gusts as high as 60 mph possible. The
highest wind gusts will likely be near Lake Michigan.

As high pressure builds overhead Wednesday afternoon... winds will
gradually subside.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch is issued when sustained non-thunderstorm winds
of 40 mph or higher are expected for 1 hour or more... or peak wind
gusts of 58 mph or higher... are possible but not imminent. Winds
at these speeds may cause power outages and some minor structural
damage without extra precautions.

Driving conditions may become very hazardous... especially in high
profile vehicles... so it is important to monitor the latest
forecasts.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Clouds and patchy fog early this morning, some sunshine later this morning, then becoming mostly cloudy again late in the day. A sun sandwich I suppose. High of 37 central, low to mid- 40s south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 34-43.
Madison: Highs 42-47.
Waukesha: Highs 39-45.

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with rain developing overnight; perhaps a mix of rain and snow overnight in central Wisconsin. Lows near 30 central, low to mid- 30s south. Chance of precip 80%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy and breezy with scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. Rain turns to a mix or snow tomorrow night and should end before Wednesday morning. Becoming very windy tomorrow night. Highs upper 30s to near 40 central, upper 40s south. Chance of precip 70%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Windy in the morning with decreasing winds later in the day. Decreasing clouds as well. Much colder with highs only around 22-27.
Thursday: Partly sunny, a little warmer, highs 27-32.
Friday: Partly cloudy and warmer, highs 33-38.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly cloudy and warmer yet, highs 40-47.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and even warmer, highs 43-50.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Increasing clouds today, windy with rain and snow tomorrow turning to all snow tomorrow night. Highs mid- 30s.
Winter Storm Watch in effect from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning...
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 and lower 60s today, windy with showers and thunderstorms tomorrow, highs 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 sunny and breezy, 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: Partly sunny, highs mid- to upper 70s.
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; windy today. Highs mid- 60s today and upper 50s tomorrow.
Wind Advisory in effect from noon today to midnight PDT tonight...
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 warm, highs mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Snowstorm dumps 6 inches of snow on Appleton; one killed in car crash
A winter storm dumped a half-foot of snow or more Sunday on the Fox Valley, causing numerous crashes and creating visibility problems for motorists.
In Outagamie County, authorities responded to about 50 crashes between 2 and 7 p.m.
The 6.3 inches at Appleton pushed the season total to 78.5 inches, the weather service said. That compares with 83 inches received in the winter of 2007-08, and an annual average of 44.7 for the 30 years from 1971-2001. The record of 91.7 inches was set in 1928-29.
http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20090309/APC0101/903090457/1979

Sloppy, slick mix falls Sunday
A weather sandwich — rain and sleet and snow, seasoned with salt and gravel — was served up Sunday to a winter-weary Wisconsin.
Following a week during which the high temperature was 60, it was as if motorists got a make-up driving test this weekend, especially Sunday. Most passed, or at least avoided major difficulties, as county sheriffs’ dispatchers and the State Patrol reported numerous slide-offs due to icy and snow-covered roads.
http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/latest/442117

So much for springing
More cold, rain expected this week
As folks turned their clocks ahead one hour, a sign many no doubt hoped meant spring is just that much nearer, southern Wisconsin got hit Sunday with rain, sleet and snow, making roads slippery and raising already bulging rivers.
http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/40935372.html

(Source: National Weather Service)
... Seasonal snowfall for Green Bay now in fourth place...
The seasonal snowfall for Green Bay is now 84.2 inches. This ranks
fourth among all years for which weather records have been kept.

Amount
ranking (inches) season
------------------------------------------------------------
1 147.7 1887/88
2 103.6 1889/90
3 87.4 2007/08
4 84.2 2008/09
5 82.7 1886/87
6 80.1 1922/23

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 6, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:36 PM GMT on March 06, 2009

Good Friday morning!

Weather Synopsis
What a day yesterday! While central Wisconsin was enjoying a cloudy but warmer day with highs in the mid- to upper 40s, parts of southern Wisconsin rampaged through the 50s and jumped right to near 60! A cold front moved through Wisconsin overnight, but we're not going to see too much of a temperature drop until tomorrow, which will coincide with a second, stronger cold front which promises the start of several rainy days in a row. We'll also start to see temperatures back to near normal (36 Fox Valley, 38 southern WI). And if you live in northern or central Wisconsin, some of that rain could fall as a mix or snow later this weekend, so keep an eye out for that too. Another big storm system coming through Monday night and Tuesday could make things interesting next week too. But enjoy today, it should be a nice one!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
... Brief period of dense fog expected early this morning...
A brief period of dense fog is expected early this morning. The
fog will reduce visibilities to less than 1/4 mile at times... and
could make travel hazardous. Winds are expected to increase by
sunrise... so visibilities should rise to above 1 mile by 700 am.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB

Southern Wisconsin:
Areas of dense fog and low clouds will occur for brief periods through 9 am over southern Wisconsin. Afterward partly sunny skies and warming temperatures will cause the fog and low clouds to dissipate. Another mild day with plenty of sunshine is then anticipated. Motorists should drive with extreme caution due to the sudden nature of the fog...and wet roadways from condensation.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: A-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy with areas of fog in the morning. More sunshine expected by later this morning or this afternoon. Still mild with a high of 45 central, low to mid- 50s south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 39-48.
Madison: Highs 52-54.
Waukesha: Highs 51-53.

Tonight: Increasing clouds, lows near 30.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy and cooler with rain expected south. Cloudy with scattered rain showers developing late, turning to snow showers overnight. Highs upper 30s to near 40 central, lower 40s south. Chance of precip 30% central, 70% south. Remember to go to bed early or wake up later on Sunday as you lose an hour of sleep Saturday night.
Sunday: Cloudy and breezy with more rain likely south. Cloudy and breezy with a rain/snow mix expected central. Keep an eye on timing as there's enough moisture with this system to develop a few inches of snow if it turns early. Precip should end for everyone before sunset. Highs mid- 30s central, upper 30s south. Chance of precip 80%.

Next Week:
Monday: Some morning sunshine, then becoming cloudy with rain showers developing late. Highs 40-45. Chance of rain Monday night 40%.
Tuesday: Cloudy and windy with rain turning to snow. Another system to keep a watchful eye on. Highs 39-44. Chance of precip 60%.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, breezy and colder, highs 31-36. Could be even colder on Thursday. What, you thought we were done with highs below freezing?


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy and near 40 today. Light rain and snow developing tomorrow, highs mid- 30s, 2-4" of snow on Sunday with highs near 30.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Anna, Illinois: Mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms tomorrow night and Sunday. Highs upper 60s today and Sunday, mid- 70s on Saturday.
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, isolated storms on Sunday, 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: Sunshine, highs upper 60s today and mid- 70s this weekend.
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 low to 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 cloudy, highs upper 70s to lower 80s.
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 March 4, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:27 PM GMT on March 04, 2009

Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Synopsis
As a large area of surface high pressure moves off to the east coast, the chilly air we've dealt with lately moves eastward with it. Starting today, we'll get a wind shift behind the system so that warmer, southerly winds can finally arrive. Look for the thaw to continue over the next few days with highs even approaching 50 by the end of this week! With Daylight Saving Time kicking in Sunday morning, maybe we will actually want to be outside for that extra hour in the evening?
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B+

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Partly cloudy, breezy and warmer. High of 34 central, upper 30s south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 33-36.
Madison: Highs 39-41.
Waukesha: Highs 36-43.

Tonight: Partly starry and not very cold overnight, lows mid- to upper 20s.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, still breezy, maybe a rain shower. Warmer yet, highs mid- 40s central, upper 40s south. Chance of rain 30%.

Friday: Partly cloudy, highs upper 40s central, lower 50s south. Increasing clouds with rain showers developing Friday night to the south. Chance of rain Friday night 40%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy and breezy with rain showers likely. Maybe even a rumble of thunder. Highs 43-48. Chance of rain 70%.
Sunday: Maybe a morning shower, otherwise becoming partly sunny, highs 42-47.
Next Week’s Outlook: Perhaps a rain turning to snow thing Tuesday night into Wednesday, otherwise probably dry with warm first-half temperatures in the 40s giving way to a cool-down in the 30s on Wednesday and Thursday.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Sunshine and breezy today, isolated rain showers tonight and tomorrow (perhaps freezing drizzle overnight). Warmer, highs near or just above 40.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Anna, Illinois: Becoming partly sunny, warmer and breezy, highs lower 50s today and lower 60s 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: Partly cloudy, 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

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Sunshine and mid- 50s today, a few clouds tomorrow and 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, breezy just today, highs near 70 today and mid- 60s tomorrow.
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 low to mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104

Friday through Wednesday in Orlando, Florida: Partly sunny with little or no rain expected. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=orlando,%20florida&wuSelect=WEATH ER
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0372


Weather in the News:

Deep freeze follows heavy snow
* Wind-chill advisories issued for Northeast after snowstorm
* Parts of New England buried in up to 15 inches of snow
* As much as 11 inches of snow fell in Carolinas
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/03/03/winter.weather/index.html#cnnSTCText

Asteroid passes close to Earth
* Asteroid passes within 38,000 miles of Earth on Monday, an astronomer says
* The 40-yard-wide rock was nothing to be worried about, he says
* Asteroid was spotted by Robert McNaught through his telescope in rural Australia
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/03/03/asteroid.misses.earth/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

(Source: National Weather Service)
...Record daily snowfall set in Milwaukee...
For March 2...Milwaukee General Mitchell International
Airport recorded a record snowfall of 14.2 inches of snow. This
broke the old record of 9.4 inches set in 2002.


...6th snowiest winter on record so far in Green Bay...
Through March 2nd...Green Bay has received 78.2 inches of
snow so far this winter. This would make it the 6th snowiest
winter on record. Here is a list of the top 6 snowiest Winters
on record.

Amount
ranking (inches) season
------------------------------------------------------------
1 147.7 1887/88
2 103.6 1889/90
3 87.4 2007/08
4 82.7 1886/87
5 80.1 1922/23
6 78.2 2008/09

Green Bay is also approaching another record. If we receive
another 1.8 inches of snow this winter...this would make back
to back Winters of over 80 inches of snow (87.4 inches last winter).

The last time Green Bay recorded back to back Winters over
80 inches occurred during the Winters of 1886/87 (82.7 inches)
and 1887/88 (147.7 inches).

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 2, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:30 PM GMT on March 02, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Well February sure didn't last long. I still say one of the only good things about February is that it's only 28 days long (usually). But yesterday we turned the calendars to March, and the Meteorological Spring has already begun! (it's easier for their statistical record keeping if the seasons change on the first day of the month instead of the 20-23rd). One of the first signs of Spring nowadays is not the cold weather nor the snow we used to take Bryce sledding over the weekend, but Daylight Saving Time, which believe it or not is less than a week away.

As for the Wisconsin forecast, most of us will see sunny and cold weather continue today as high pressure combined with the western edge of a jet stream trough continues to bring cold Canadian air to most of the eastern United States. Look out if you're in southeastern Milwaukee County though, as you're getting a surprise lake effect snowstorm which could drop up to 10" on your driveway before it ends later this morning! How's that for a Monday morning wake-up call? TGIM!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Milwaukee:
... Lake effect snow warning remains in effect until 10 am CST this morning...
A lake effect snow warning remains in effect until 10 am CST this morning.

Periods of moderate to heavy lake effect snow showers will
continue over portions of Milwaukee County through the morning.
The Milwaukee international Airport has received over 7 inches of
new snow between midnight and 5 am CST.

Several more inches of new snow are likely through the early
morning. Snowfall will vary considerably across Milwaukee County
due to the transient nature of the snow showers. Anywhere from 6 to
10 inches of snow is expected... with the heaviest snowfall in the
eastern and southern portions of the County. Parts of western
Milwaukee County may only receive a dusting of new snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A lake effect snow warning means significant amounts of lake-
effect snow are forecast that will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. Early morning commuters will want to allow plenty of
extra time to reach their destination. Increase your distance
between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead.


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny but still cold. High of 18 central, lower 20s south. Or if you live in southeastern Milwaukee, 6-10" of lake effect snow ending later this morning!

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from four different weather models)
Appleton: Highs 16-22.
Madison: Highs 21-26.
Waukesha: Highs 19-25.

Tonight: Clear and cold, lows just above zero.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny in the morning. Becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Light snow showers or flurries possible tomorrow night. Highs mid- 20s central, near or just above 30 south. Chance of measurable snow just 25%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and warmer, maybe some morning flurries, highs 34-39.
Thursday: Partly sunny and warmer yet, highs 41-46. Sounds really warm compared to what we're used to, but it is March after all!
Friday: Mostly cloudy with rain developing late, highs 43-48. Chance of rain 30%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy with rain, highs 38-45. Chance of rain 50%.
Sunday: Cloudy with more rain showers. Highs 41-48. Chance of rain 40%.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy today, increasing clouds and warmer tomorrow with a light mix possible tomorrow night. Highs near 20 today and near 30 tomorrow.
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, highs mid- 30s today and lower 40s 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: Mostly sunny, highs low to mid- 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: Mostly sunny, breezy and much colder, highs mid- to upper 40s.
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 showers today, sunshine tomorrow, 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: Mostly sunny, highs mid- to upper 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Heavy snow in Milwaukee County could drop as much as 8 inches
A very focused band of lake effect showers that developed since midnight has dropped more than seven inches of snow over southern Milwaukee County, which could see up to eight inches in some areas before the heavy flurries stop this morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Meteorologist Marc Kavinsky said the snow is focused on east central and southern Milwaukee County, affecting areas from downtown Milwaukee out into southwest suburbs such as Greenfield, Greendale, and Franklin. Racine and Kenosha are also seeing heavy showers today.
Mitchell International Airport reported 7 inches of snow as of 5 a.m.
http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/40527482.html

Storm targets Northeast after dumping snow on South
* Commuters in Philadelphia, New York and Boston could face a nightmare
* Some airports in the South forced to close for part of Sunday
* Washington declares snow emergency, could get 10 inches by Monday night
* Massive storm spreads snow as far south as Alabama
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/03/02/winter.weather/index.html#cnnSTCText

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