Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for July 30, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:46 PM GMT on July 30, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Synopsis
It looks like I may finally have to mow my lawn this weekend! The soaking rain that much of northern and central Wisconsin has been begging for has arrived, and looks to stick around through the morning and into a part of the afternoon. This is courtesy of a small, weak, and nearly-stationary low pressure system currently centralized over Iowa. This isn't going to be a really heavy rainfall - just a prolonged period of light, steady rain, so I don't think this is going to solve all of our lawn problems, but it'll definitely help. Look for things to get a little cooler today, because in addition to the cloud cover and rain showers, we have an upper-air jet stream trough moving over the north-central United States, bringing cooler air into our region from Canada. So cool and rainy today, then a little better this weekend.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
Look for isolated showers to become more widespread over northeast Wisconsin as the morning wears on. An isolated thunderstorm is also possible later morning and into the afternoon.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB

Southern Wisconsin:
Light rain is currently noted west of a line from Fond Du Lac to Madison to Monroe. The rain is moving east around 20 mph and will continue across the rest of southern Wisconsin this morning. Rain will linger much of the morning...then begin to diminish in the afternoon. An isolated thunderstorm will also be possible. Rainfall rates of less than one tenth inch per hour are expected...with total rainfall accumulation less than one quarter inch.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: C (if you have outdoor plans today), A (if you're more concerned about your lawn)

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Light to moderate rain showers becoming widespread this morning. Maybe an isolated thunderstorm in the mix, but rain is the primary weather condition for the first half of today. Showers gradually ending this afternoon. Cooler, high of 69 central, just above 70 south. Chance of rain near 100%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 66-71. Chance of rain 77-80%.
Madison: Highs 72-75. Chance of rain 68-72%.
Waukesha: High of 75. Chance of rain 43-60%.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy but dry. Lows mid- 50s.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Highs low to mid- 70s central, mid- to upper 70s south.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms, mostly early in the day. Highs 73-78. Chance of rain 50%.
Sunday: Partly sunny and a little warmer, maybe an isolated thundershower Sunday night. Highs 77-82. Chance of rain Sunday night 30%.

Next Week:
Monday: A chance of showers early, otherwise partly sunny, highs 74-84. Chance of rain 30%.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, highs 73-83.
Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 74-84. Chance of rain 40%.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered showers tonight, then again Friday night. Highs near 70 today, 80 tomorrow, then mid- 70s this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Showers and storms today, sunshine tomorrow, then isolated storms this weekend. Highs in the 80s.
Newly developed showers will continue to move northeast around 20 mph...generally north of a line from Marble Hill Missouri to Vienna Illinois. Hourly rainfall amounts will range from a trace to locally one quarter of an inch through 730 am CDT.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Upcoming weather in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated afternoon/evening storms, otherwise partly sunny and breezy. Highs low to mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Upcoming weather in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered afternoon/evening storms, otherwise partly sunny. Highs upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Upcoming weather in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs around 106.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Typical afternoon/evening storms. Highs low to mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Note: Northern and central Wisconsin are currently in a drought.
Current Midwest Drought Conditions
http://www.drought.gov/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_792_223_0_43/http%3B/drought.unl.edu/dm/ DM_midwest.htm

Pacific Northwest heat wave catches many by surprise
* Cities in Washington, Oregon hit record highs in the 90s and low 100s
* Many don't have air conditioners in region where temperatures rarely surpass 80s
* Because of unusually high humidity, temperatures not dropping in the evenings
* Whole Foods Market stores in Portland pass out free water
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/07/29/washington.oregon.heat/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 27, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:18 PM GMT on July 27, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Scattered storms were the main weather story over the weekend. Friday's storms were more focused on southwestern and south-central Wisconsin, which included two supercell, tornadic thunderstorms which developed in Lafayette County, southwest of Madison (details at the bottom of this update). Doppler radar looked more like a child with chicken pox over the weekend with popcorn thundershowers developing throughout much of the state.

As for today, a low pressure system just entering western Minnesota this morning is going to give us yet another chance at some scattered showers and thunderstorms later today. As this set of storms is associated with an actual cold front, and not just typical, tropical summertime conditions, it is no surprise that the Storm Prediction Center has once again put all of us in the slight risk category for severe weather, with a 15% chance of severe hail or wind coming within 25 miles of your place of residence.
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy and somewhat humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing this afternoon and evening. A few of these could be strong or severe late this afternoon. High of 79 central, just above 80 south. Chance of rain 50%.
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 78-79. Chance of rain 51-69%.
Madison: Highs 80-82. Chance of rain 44-68%.
Waukesha: Highs 81-83. Chance of rain 31-60%.

Tonight: Some evening storms possible, otherwise mostly cloudy overnight. Lows near 60. Chance of rain after sunset 30%.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny. An outside shot at a thunderstorm in far southern Wisconsin. Highs upper 70s. Chance of rain south 25%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Partly sunny, highs 74-79. Maybe a storm Wednesday night. Chance of rain Wednesday night 50%.
Thursday: A chance of storms in the morning, then partly sunny and a little cooler. Highs 71-76. Chance of rain 50%.
Friday: Partly cloudy, highs 74-79.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly sunny, maybe a storm? Highs 75-85. Chance of rain 30%.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a better chance at some storms. Highs 75-85. Chance of rain 40%.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered storms and mid- 80s today, then partly cloudy and mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Sunshine today, then storms tomorrow and Wednesday. Highs upper 80s today and tomorrow, lower 80s on Wednesday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Upcoming weather in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated storms, breezy at times, highs low to mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Upcoming weather in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Isolated storms, otherwise partly sunny, highs mid- to upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Upcoming weather in Las Vegas, Nevada: Partly cloudy and slightly hotter than yesterday. Highs around 108.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Daytime storms, highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

India floods kill at least 441 this season
* 7 die as bus carrying 40 passengers sinks in overflowing canal in eastern India
* 7-year-old girl and her mother among the dead
* Bus driver ignored warnings from his passengers about flooding in canal
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/23/india.flood.deaths/index.html#cnnSTCText


(Source: National Weather Service)
No tornadoes reported in northeast Wisconsin so far this year
Not only has the Summer been relatively cool and dry across northeast
Wisconsin...there has been very little severe weather.

Through July 25...no tornadoes have been reported in the 22 counties of
northeast and north-central Wisconsin that make up the NWS Green Bay
service area. In fact...only one widespread severe weather episode has
occurred this season...that was on April 24.

Tornado occurrence in this part of the state is quite variable. Over
the last few years...the number of tornadoes in northeast and north-
central Wisconsin has ranged from 23 in 2005 to only 1 in 2006.

Since 1970...the lowest number of tornadoes in the NWS Green Bay service
area in a season is zero which occurred in 1975. The most tornadoes
occurred in 2005 with 23. The average number in a typical year is 6.

Even though we have moved past the usual peak tornado season...that
doesn't mean tornadoes cannot happen in late Summer. In fact...one of
the stronger tornadoes in two decades occurred on August 23 1998 in Door
County. Two tornadoes occurred on Labor Day in 2002...including a
tornado near Wausau that damaged over two dozen homes.


Storm survey results for Lafayette County for July 24th
Two supercell thunderstorms moved southeast through the southwest
half of Lafayette County during the late afternoon and early evening
hours of Friday July 24th.

Both supercells generated a tornado...damaging downburst
straight-line winds...and large damaging hail.

...Supercell 1...5 PM to 6 PM
.Tornado.
512 PM to 517 PM...4.2 NW Shullsburg to 2.0 NNE Shullsburg. Path
length 4.5 miles and path width 100 yards. Top of EF1 rating with
winds between 100 and 105 mph. No injuries or deaths.

Near the beginning of the tornado path...a barn was destroyed with
surrounding large tree limbs and trees snapped and minor damage to a
nearby house. The tornado then passed over cornfields that had been
shredded by wind-driven hail...where the only noticeable damage was
to several lines of trees. These trees were stripped of some
branches and limbs. Near the end of the path...a large metal shed
was destroyed. Sizeable metal fragments were blown about 100 yards
downstream and into County Highway u. Some of the fragments were
wrapped around a nearby stop sign. A Road sign was bent at about a
60 degree angle from the vertical. The tornado dissipated somewhere
near an adjacent corn field...where converging damage patterns were
visible in the flattened corn stalks.

.Damaging winds and large hail.
Significant hail damage was observed in a swath about 4 to 5 miles
wide from near Platteville...southwest of Belmont...to just east of
Shullsburg to where County Highway p enters Illinois just north of the
Village of Apple River. Based on observed damage to crops and
indentations in the ground...the maximum hail size was likely from
1.5 to upwards of 3 inches in diameter. The largest hail likely fell
just south of Belmont along Highway 126. The damage to corn and
soybean crops was severe.

The rear flank downdraft of the supercell produced an enhanced swath
of wind damage from about 3 miles northeast of Cuba City southeast
into the town of Shullsburg. The most significant straight line wind
damage was to a shed that was destroyed. Tree damage was noted in
many locations...and in one spot a tree about 2 to 3 feet in
diameter was snapped. Winds likely peaked around 80 to 90 mph.

...Supercell 2...6 PM to 7 PM
.Tornado.
632 PM to 640 PM...1.8 miles NE New Diggings to 3.6 S Shullsburg.
Path length 7.5 miles and path width 75 yards. Sporadic tornado. No
injuries or deaths. Bottom of EF1 rating with winds about 90 mph.

Near the beginning of the path...a metal shed was destroyed with
some surrounding damage to tree branches and limbs. Occasional tree
damage was noted along most of the rest of the damage path. In the
area south of Shullsburg...the tornado damaged a house. Part of the
roof and southwest wall were ripped off. Windows were blown in on
the west...south...and east sides of the house.

.Damaging winds and large hail.
The wind-driven hail occurred in a swath about 5 miles wide from
south of Cuba City...to Benton...Lead Mine to the Illinois border
south of Shullsburg. Wind gusts to 60 to 65 mph and hail generally
1.5 to 2 inches in diameter occurred in this swath...based on
observed damage patterns. The maximum hail size reported in this
area was baseball size hail...2.75 inches in diameter. Severe crop
damage was noted south of Shullsburg. Corn and soybean crops were
damaged.

The wind and hail swaths of the two supercells merged in the area
south and southeast of Shullsburg down to the Illinois border. This
created a region of severe crop damage about 9 miles wide and about
3 miles from north to south...centered roughly on the area around
County Highway W.

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Slight Chance of Severe Weather in Wisconsin today

By: HaleStorm, 12:18 PM GMT on July 24, 2009

I just took a look at the latest run of the GFS and ETA weather models, and it looks like the storms that are expected to develop should hit east-central, south-central and southeastern Wisconsin late this afternoon and this evening.
http://weather.unisys.com/gfs/4panel/gfs_pres_4panel1.html

The Storm Prediction Center has put almost all of Wisconsin under the "slight risk" category for severe weather today, with the primary threats being strong winds, large hail, and even a 5% chance of a tornado forming within 25 miles of your house.
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

Could this be the day where northeastern/east-central Wisconsin breaks the streak of consecutive days without a severe thunderstorm? (the last one was April 24th, and that was in northeastern Wisconsin)
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=grb&storyid=29425&source=2

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 23, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:30 PM GMT on July 23, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Synopsis
I'm afraid to jinx this, but looking at the weather models this morning, it appears we may be starting to get into a rainy pattern! There are chances at showers and thunderstorms each day for at least the next week, but most of these should be your typical hit-or-miss type storms where a few people get some rain for a few minutes, while your neighbors across the street get nothing. However, tomorrow night looks especially interesting, when a strengthening Alberta Clipper-ish low pressure system moves in from, well... Alberta..., and has the potential to drop a lot of rain on us tomorrow evening and night. I don't have to tell you how much all of our lawns need the rain, so let's just be okay with having to cancel your outdoor activities tomorrow evening in favor of some very much-needed rain. And to Mother Nature, please don't let us down yet again. Seriously. We need the rain. Do I need to write up a couple weather haikus for you to get on your good side? Here's what I think of your year in weather thus far, Ms. Nature.

Odd year of weather
Lots of snow but not much rain
Where's my thunderstorm?

Bundle up, children
Cold winter then cool summer
Thanks, global warming.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
Light winds and partly cloudy skies allowed fog to develop overnight. The fog was dense in a few places...where visibilities were below 1/4 mile at times. The fog extended over Western Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay. Visibilities were starting to improve now that the sun has risen. The fog should lift completely by 800 or 900 am...though it could linger a little longer over the lake and Bay. Anyone traveling this morning should be prepared to encounter sudden changes in visibility. When encountering dense fog...always slow down to a speed at which you will be able to stop safely if you unexpectedly encounter an object or animal in the roadway. Boaters without sophisticated navigational equipment may wish to remain ashore until visibilities improve.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy, areas of fog this morning, and a chance at a shower or thunderstorm developing later this morning or this afternoon. High of 76 central, upper 70s south. Chance of rain before sunset 30%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 76-78. Chance of rain 18-41%.
Madison: Highs 78-80. Chance of rain 20-33%.
Waukesha: Highs 75-78. Chance of rain 28-37%.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, maybe a sprinkle overnight. Lows near 60.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon and evening, with a slight chance of these storms becoming severe in southern Wisconsin. Rainfall could be heavy for us tomorrow night, which is just what our lawns need so hopefully this part of the forecast comes true. Highs upper 70s. Chance of rain tomorrow 40%, tomorrow night 80%.
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk.html

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy and cooler with scattered showers. Highs 71-76. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday: Partly sunny, a little warmer again, and maybe a shower. Highs 76-81. Chance of rain just 25%.

Next Week:
Monday: Partly sunny, maybe a thundershower. Highs 76-86. Chance of rain 30%.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, maybe a shower but probably dry. Highs 73-83. Chance of rain 20%.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, maybe a thunderstorm. Highs 74-84. Chance of rain 30%.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered storms tonight and tomorrow, isolated storms on Saturday, sunshine on Sunday. Highs mid- 80s today, then 75-80 after that.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Sunshine today and tomorrow, isolated storms this weekend. Highs mid- to upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Upcoming weather in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated afternoon/evening storms, otherwise partly cloudy and hot. Highs mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Upcoming weather in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Isolated storms in the afternoon and evening, otherwise partly cloudy, highs upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Upcoming weather in Las Vegas, Nevada: Isolated storms, otherwise partly sunny and hot. Highs just over 100. Perfect soft pretzel-eating weather.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Isolated daytime storms. Highs low to mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

India floods kill at least 441 this season
* 7 die as bus carrying 40 passengers sinks in overflowing canal in eastern India
* 7-year-old girl and her mother among the dead
* Bus driver ignored warnings from his passengers about flooding in canal
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/23/india.flood.deaths/index.html#cnnSTCText

Indoor Lightning Injuries On the Rise
SUNDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- While making the most of long summer days, keep in mind that lightning activity peaks during the hot-weather months -- and don't assume you're safe just because you're indoors.
http://www.ajc.com/health/content/shared-auto/healthnews/emer/628314.html

Bastardi Says Snowiest in Over 5 Years NYC to D.C.
Could the "Year Without True Summer" Mean the Coldest and Snowiest Winter in Over Five Years from New York City to Washington, D.C.?
http://www.accuweather.com/news-weather-features.asp?date=2009-07-14_2125&month=7&year=2009

(Source: National Weather Service)
...Still no severe weather reported across area in heart of severe weather season...
Northeast Wisconsin's nearly nonexistent severe weather in 2009 continues to set records.

It has been nearly thirteen weeks since the last report of severe
weather in the NWS Green Bay service area (22 counties of northeast and
central wisconsin). On April 24, scattered storms produced large hail
and damaging winds in north-central and far northeast Wisconsin. Based
on 30 years of severe weather reports (observations of 1 inch or larger
hail, damaging wind gusts near 60 mph or greater, or tornadoes), this is
the longest period during the northeast Wisconsin severe weather season
(late Spring through early fall) without severe weather. June and July
are usually the most active severe weather months in this part of
Wisconsin. In fact, there has never been a July without at least one
report of severe weather in northeast and central Wisconsin.

A persistent upper level flow from the northwest has kept severe weather
well south and west of this part of the state. In addition, dry air
near the surface has continuously funneled into the region from Canada.
This has not only kept severe weather away from northeast and central
Wisconsin, but has also been responsible for the lack of beneficial
early Summer rains the area normally receives.

There are a couple of chances for thunderstorms during the next few days
as weather disturbances move southeast across the state.

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 20, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:03 PM GMT on July 20, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
It sure felt like early October on Friday and Saturday with clouds and cool temperatures in the 60s. The only thing that was missing was football on TV. It did warm up nicely into the 70s yesterday, though, and this week will probably feel more like early June. Expect pleasant temperatures in the 70s and a chance of rain almost every day (except for today).

High pressure off to our east will keep us dry for one more day, but warmer and more humid air moves in ahead of a low pressure system to our west, which will generate scattered storms for us late tomorrow and continuing through part of Wednesday (none of which are expected to be severe). Then more storms show up in the forecast Friday night and Saturday. Might I recommend carrying with you the Ambient Umbrella, an umbrella that has a handle that glows when rain is in the forecast? :)
http://www.ambientdevices.com/products/umbrella.html
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Sunshine this morning, a few clouds this afternoon. Very nice, high of 76.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 75-77.
Madison: Highs 76-77.
Waukesha: Highs 72-76.

Tonight: Partly cloudy overnight. Lows mid- 50s.

Tomorrow: Some sunshine in the morning, becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Scattered showers and thunderstorms start to develop late in the day and continue tomorrow night. Highs in the mid- 70s. Chance of rain tomorrow night 50%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with more scattered showers and storms during the day. Rain should end before sunset. Highs 72-77. Chance of rain 50%.
Thursday: Partly sunny and warmer. Maybe an isolated shower. Highs 76-81. Chance of rain just 20%.
Friday: Partly sunny and warm. Maybe a storm late. Highs 79-84. Chance of rain Friday night 30%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy and windy with a good chance of showers and storms. Highs 74-81. Chance of rain 50%.
Sunday: Cloudy and breezy, maybe a few showers. Highs in the 70s. Chance of rain 30%.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Storms tonight and tomorrow, otherwise partly cloudy. Highs 75-80.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Sunshine today, scattered storms tomorrow and Wednesday. Highs upper 70s to lower 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Upcoming weather in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered storms, breezy at times, highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Upcoming weather in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered storms today, isolated storms tonight and tomorrow, more storms possible on Wednesday. Highs mid- to upper 80s.
Through 10 am...scattered showers will move northeast through portions of southeast Georgia and southeast South Carolina. Most of the activity will be along and to the east of Interstate 95. Were rain falls...amounts will be from a trace to a few hundredths of an inch.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Upcoming weather in Las Vegas, Nevada: Isolated storms today and tomorrow. Really. Otherwise just partly cloudy and hot like usual. Highs around 108 in the shade.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Typical scattered daytime storms, highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

(Source: National Weather Service)
...New record low maximum temperature set in Madison WI...
Friday's high temperature in Madison was only 66 degrees. This
set a new record low maximum temperature for July 17th.
The previous record was 67 degrees set way back in 1900.

...New record low maximum temperature set in Madison WI...
Saturday's high temperature in Madison was only 66 degrees. This
set a new record low maximum temperature for July 18th.
The previous record was 68 degrees set way back in 1924.
This is the second consecutive day with a new record low maximum
temperature set in Madison.

...Record cold maximum temperatures across northern and central Wisconsin...
Through 700 PM CDT Friday the following record cold maximum temperatures have been set or tied.

City todays high (through 7 pm) record/year

Antigo 64 65 set in 1984
Appleton 66 70 set in 1903/1939
Green Bay 65 66 set in 1924
Manitowoc 64 65 set in 1918
Marshfield 62 63 set in 1939
Merrill 62 66 set in 1976/1984
Oshkosh 65 65 set in 1939
Rhinelander 62 64 set in 1984
Stevens Point 63 71 set in 1979
Sturgeon Bay 64 64 set in 1924
Wausau 62 66 set in 1984
Wisconsin Rapids 64 65 set in 1939

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 16, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:45 PM GMT on July 16, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Many of us got some much-needed rain when showers and thunderstorms moved through our area last Tuesday night. At my house, we just got two rumbles of thunder and a small amount of rain, which in my opinion doesn't count as a thunderstorm, so I'm still considering us 0-for-2009. I believe all of northeast and east-central Wisconsin is still without a severe thunderstorm/tornado watch/warning so far this year, too. Southern Wisconsin has had a few this year, but definitely less than normal.

As for the future, our lawns are not going to appreciate the forecast, because besides a couple small chances at some light rain, we're going to remain dry through the weekend and into next week. One thing you will notice over the next few days, however, is a significant temperature drop. An upper-air low pressure system is going to get cut-off from the main jet-stream circulation, and when this happens, temperatures usually drop big-time, and this won't be an exception. Cooler highs in the 70s today will be followed by long-sleeved shirt highs in the 60s tomorrow and Saturday, before warming back into the 70s after that.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Sunshine and breezy this morning, increasing clouds later in the day. Cooler than yesterday with a high of 75 central, mid- to upper 70s south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 74-75.
Madison: Highs 77-78.
Waukesha: Highs 75-79.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, maybe a sprinkle. Lows lower 50s.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy and much cooler. I would suspect some cool-looking clouds tomorrow, but we'll probably just get a few sprinkles out of them. Highs only in the low to mid- 60s.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, still cool, highs 66-71.
Sunday: Partly sunny and warmer, highs 72-77.

Next Week:
Monday: Partly sunny, highs 75-85.
Tuesday: Scattered storms possible. Highs in the 70s. Chance of rain 40%.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, highs 75-85.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Breezy today, isolated showers tomorrow, otherwise partly cloudy. Highs lower 70s today, mid- 60s tomorrow, then 75-80 this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Scattered storms today and tomorrow, some sunshine this weekend. Highs low to mid- 80s today and tomorrow, mid- to upper 70s this weekend.
Patchy dense fog will continue to slowly burn off across parts of southern Illinois...far western Kentucky...and parts of southeast Missouri early this morning. Through 9 am...visibility will be locally less than one quarter mile south of the Marion Carbondale area and west of the Kentucky Lake region. In southeast Missouri...patchy dense fog will be mainly confined to the Cape Girardeau area and points south of there.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Upcoming weather in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered storms through the weekend, highs 90-95. Heat index above 100 at times.
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

Upcoming weather in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered storms through the weekend, although a little less likely on Sunday. Highs upper 80s.
Until 9 am...fog will reduce visibility to one quarter of a mile or less at a few locations across southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. If you plan to drive in the region this morning...anticipate patchy fog and brief periods of poor visibility along your Route. Use your low beam headlights and prepare to slow your driving speed.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Upcoming weather in Las Vegas, Nevada: Isolated storms tomorrow and Saturday, otherwise sunny and hot. Highs around 110!
Excessive heat watch in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday evening...
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Typical daytime storms. Highs low to mid- 90s. Heat index above 100 at times.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Space shuttle Endeavour blasts off after several postponements
* Shuttle took off at 6:03 p.m. Wednesday after being scrubbed five times before
* Weather delayed the shuttle's launch Monday, hydrogen leaks in June
* Endeavour, carrying seven astronauts, heads to the international space station
* Crew also bringing key component for Japan's Kibo science laboratory
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/space/07/15/space.shuttle.endeavour/index.html#cnnSTCText

Sent to me from someone at the United Space Alliance involved with the launch:
Just thought you might be interested in the delays to the Space Shuttle launch that central Florida weather has been causing over the past few days. We spent several hours yesterday watching the West coast sea breeze collide with two fronts of the East coast sea breeze, directly over the top of the launch pad. When they do collide, little thunderstorms pop into existence, and many of them have lightning and towering cumulus, which are bad for shuttle launches.
It's really kind of cool, except that it keeps us from launching. If you're ever looking for a cool weather show, check out Florida, around Cape Canaveral near dusk- about 6:30 or 7 PM CDT.

Updated: 12:54 PM GMT on July 16, 2009

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 13, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:47 PM GMT on July 13, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Once again, central Wisconsin ended up on the short end of the rain gauge last Thursday night and Friday, with the showers and storms Thursday night hitting southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, and Friday the instability in the air never became fully realized. We all had a great weekend of weather with pleasant high temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80, and today looks no different thanks to a large area of high pressure off to our northwest. Our next chance for showers and thunderstorms arrives late Tuesday as a new low pressure system moves across the upper Midwest. And if this thing doesn't bring us a lot of rain, get out your lawn sprinklers since that may be it for rain chances this week.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny and once again very nice! High of 77 central, near 80 south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 76-78.
Madison: Highs 78-80.
Waukesha: Highs 76-78.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows low to mid- 50s.

Tomorrow: Increasing clouds during the day. Scattered showers and thunderstorms develop late in the day and continue overnight. There is a slight risk of these storms becoming severe. Highs near 80. Chance of rain tomorrow night 70%.
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk.html

Extended:
Wednesday: Cloudy with lingering morning showers, then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 76-81.
Thursday: Partly sunny, a little cooler, highs 72-77.
Friday: Partly sunny, highs 71-76.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly sunny, highs in the 70s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, highs 75-85.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Storms tomorrow, otherwise partly cloudy. Highs 75-80.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Partly sunny today, scattered storms tomorrow and Wednesday. Highs upper 80s today and tomorrow, hot mid- 90s Wednesday.
... Areas of dense fog will persist into the morning...
areas of dense fog have formed over the region during the early
morning hours. In some locations where heavy rain occurred
yesterday... the visibility will be down near zero at times. This
includes the Interstate 64 and Interstate 57 corridors... as well
as the parkways in western Kentucky. Motorists should exercise
extreme caution. Be prepared for rapidly reduced visibilities. The
visibility could change from good to very poor in a very short
distance. Conditions should improve around mid morning as the sun
warms the air and Burns off the fog.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Upcoming weather in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly cloudy and hot. Highs mid- 90s, heat index around 105 in the afternoon.
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

Upcoming weather in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly sunny with scattered storms, highs upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Upcoming weather in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine all week. Breezy today (which is causing delays at the airport). Highs around 108.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Scattered daytime storms, highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

(Source: National Weather Service)
...Record low temperatures Sunday...
Two record low temperatures were set or tied this morning as a
dry Canadian high pressure system dominated the weather pattern.

Low this previous
location morning record low / year(s)
-----------------------------------------------------------
Appleton 48 tied 48 1940...1941
Wisconsin Rapids 44 tied 44 1959

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 9, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 4:27 PM GMT on July 09, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Synopsis
After numerous pleasant summer days in a row, we could finally have some interesting weather tonight and tomorrow. So in proper journalism fashion (or if you prefer, Vinnie Barbarino from "Welcome Back, Kotter"), here are the 6 forecast W's:
Who?
Most of you reading this.
What?
Showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be severe.
When?
Tonight and tomorrow.
Where?
Almost all of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and northern Illinois.
Why?
A strong low pressure system in south-central Canada will work with a second low currently in central Nebraska to develop scattered showers and thunderstorms. And because God finally feels we should get some rain around here.
hoW?
Warm, moist air will be forced to rise ahead of a low pressure system's frontal boundary, and as the air rises, it will cool, condense, and form clouds. With enough convective vertical lifting in the troposphere expected, showers and thunderstorms will develop and could become strong at times.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/


Today’s Forecast Grade: A-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Sunshine this morning, clouds on the increase by this afternoon. Warmer than yesterday, high of 80.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 76-78.
Madison: Highs 78-80.
Waukesha: Highs 74-78.

Tonight: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms developing overnight. I'm up with the baby anyway so it won't bother me. :) Lows near 60. Chance of rain 70%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. A few of these could be strong or severe, especially the further south you live. Somewhat humid, highs upper 70s. Chance of rain 80%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly cloudy, very nice. Highs 77-82.
Sunday: Partly sunny, highs 78-83.

Next Week:
Monday: Showers and thunderstorms developing late. Highs 76-83. Chance of rain 40%.
Tuesday: Showers and storms continue. Highs 76-83. Chance of rain 50%.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, highs 75-82.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered storms today, isolated storms tomorrow, sunshine this weekend. Highs near 80 today, 85 tomorrow, then 75-80 this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Sunshine today, isolated storms tomorrow, scattered storms this weekend. Highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Upcoming weather in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated afternoon storms today and tomorrow, sunshine this weekend, highs in the 90s.
Heat advisory in effect until 4 am CDT Friday...
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

Upcoming weather in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Showers and storms today and tomorrow, sunshine this weekend, highs mid- 80s through Saturday, maybe a little warmer on Sunday.
Flash Flood Watch in effect through this evening...
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Upcoming weather in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, a little breezy, highs around 105 for now but could get up to 110 by Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Scattered daytime storms, highs upper 80s to lower 90s.
Through 1245...scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will move east at 15 mph through the area...with more isolated activity moving north of the Tampa Bay area and west of the Bay in the Gulf. Expect moderate to heavy rain...wind gusts to around 30 mph and frequent lightning. If caught outside...go to a low spot...away from tall objects. Rains could cause ponding of water on roads...and minor flooding of poor drainage areas.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

El Niño Arrives; Expected to Persist through Winter 2009-10
NOAA scientists today announced the arrival of El Niño, a climate phenomenon with a significant influence on global weather, ocean conditions and marine fisheries. El Niño, the periodic warming of central and eastern tropical Pacific waters, occurs on average every two to five years and typically lasts about 12 months
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2009/20090709_elnino.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 6, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 4:27 PM GMT on July 06, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Well I think everyone enjoyed this weekend's holiday weather with lots of sunshine and high temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Well, the lawn probably didn't enjoy it all that much, instead still thirsty from the lack of rain while getting trampled by people enjoying the weekend. The Fox Valley still has not had a thunderstorm this year containing more than 1-2 rumbles, but we do have a few shots at some storms later this week. A large area of high pressure to our southwest will continue to dominate our weather today and tomorrow, so look for another great day outside with seasonable summer temperatures, not too much humidity, and plenty of sunshine. A low pressure system and its associated warm and cold fronts may deliver some rain Wednesday and Thursday, which is good, since if I wanted sunshine and temperatures in the 70s and 80s every day, I'd move to San Diego. :)
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Partly cloudy and seasonably summer. High of 79 central, just above 80 south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 78-79.
Madison: High of 81.
Waukesha: Highs 79-80.

Tonight: Partly cloudy overnight, lows lower 50s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, a little cooler, highs mid- 70s.

Extended:
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and cool, scattered showers and storms possible. Highs 70-75. Chance of rain 40%.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy and warmer again with more scattered showers and thunderstorms developing. Highs 82-87. Chance of rain 50%.
Friday: Partly cloudy and warm, highs 82-87.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and a little cooler with scattered storms possible. Highs 77-84. Chance of rain 30%.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, highs 76-83.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Isolated showers today with a better chance for storms later tomorrow and Wednesday. Highs lower 80s today, near 80 tomorrow, mid- 70s on Wednesday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Sunshine, highs mid- to upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

Upcoming weather in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered showers and storms, a little breezy, highs low to mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Upcoming weather in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Showers and storms likely today, becoming more scattered tomorrow and Wednesday. Not great golfing weather. Highs upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Upcoming weather in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, a little breezy, highs around 105.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Scattered storms, highs just above 90.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104

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Wisconsin Weather Update for July 2, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 3:18 PM GMT on July 02, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Synopsis
So are you enjoying our summer vacation? Starting with this past Monday, we have had a vacation from summer with cool high temperatures only in the 60s. High temperatures look to only moderate a little bit today thanks to cloud cover and the continuation of cool Canadian air flowing into the Great Lakes behind a slow-moving upper-air low pressure system to our northeast. However, starting tomorrow we should start seeing more sunshine and temperatures getting back to near-normal with highs in the upper 70s to near 80 expected. If you're hoping for some rain in the forecast to water our lawns, you're going to have to look elsewhere, as besides a stray shower, things are looking dry through this weekend and much of next week.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy during the morning, maybe a sprinkle. Hopefully some breaks of sunshine this afternoon. Still cool but warmer than yesterday with a high of 71 central, lower 70s south. Chance of rain 20%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 71-73. Chance of rain 25-33%.
Madison: Highs 75-77. Chance of rain 14-16%.
Waukesha: High 73. Chance of rain 24-40%.

Tonight: Partly cloudy overnight, lows mid- 50s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and a little warmer, highs mid- to upper 70s central, upper 70s to near 80 south.

This Weekend:
Independence Day: Partly cloudy, highs 75-80.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, highs 75-80.

Next Week:
Monday: Partly sunny, highs 76-83.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, maybe a shower. Highs 78-85. Chance of rain just 25%.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, highs 80-87.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy, isolated storms on the fourth, highs upper 70s to near 80.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Partly sunny today and tomorrow, scattered storms tomorrow night through Sunday, highs mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

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

Upcoming weather in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Isolated storms this evening, more storms possible on Sunday, highs near or just above 90.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Upcoming weather in Las Vegas, Nevada: Scattered storms today, isolated storms tomorrow, sunshine this weekend, highs mid- 90s today, near 100 tomorrow, and just over 100 this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Showers and storms today, becoming more typically scattered tomorrow and this weekend. Highs upper 80s today, low to mid- 90s this weekend.
Flood Watch in effect through this evening...
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)
... New record low maximum temperature set in Madison WI...
Yesterday's high temperature in Madison was only 63 degrees. This
set a new record low maximum temperature for July 1st.
The previous record was 64 degrees set in 1959.

...Lack of severe weather sets record...
Northeast Wisconsin's nearly nonexistent severe weather has set a record in northeast Wisconsin.

For the first time in 30 years of severe weather reports for northeast
Wisconsin...there were no severe weather events recorded in may and
June of 2009. Severe weather is defined as thunderstorms with 1 inch
hail or larger...damaging wind gusts near 60 mph or greater...or
tornadoes.

While a lack of severe weather in the month of may has occurred from
time-to-time in northeast Wisconsin...only one other time in 30 years
has there ever been a June with no severe weather. The only other time
that happened was in 1989.

Updated: 3:19 PM GMT on July 02, 2009

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