Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for August 31, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:47 PM GMT on August 31, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Recap
We've had quite the fruit cocktail of weather over the last few days. Thursday had sunshine and pleasant temperatures in the lower 70s. A line of strong thunderstorms moved through much of Wisconsin Friday evening, generating lightning, lots of rain, strong winds, and some cool clouds. This was followed by a cool, damp washout across northern and central Wisconsin on Saturday with temperatures in the 50s for most of the day. We made up for it yesterday with pleasant late-September-like temperatures in the 60s and lots of sunshine.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
This is a crazy easy forecast to mail in... errr... write up. A large and slow-moving area of high pressure over the central United States is going to create an environment of sinking air in the lower atmosphere. Sinking air is the opposite of what you need to help create clouds, so expect lots of sunshine, mixed with morning fog at times, and comfortable temperatures near or slightly below our normal high temperature (75 central, 76 south). Perhaps this would be a nice day to go visit your local Sonic?
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif
http://www.postcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200990828056


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Look for patchy fog...mainly in river valleys and low areas during the early morning hours. Visibilities in the fog areas will be below 1/2 mile...especially in the Wisconsin River Valley. Motorists should use extra caution and be on the lookout for rapidly changing visibilities. Visibilities will improve by mid morning with the sunshine.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: A-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny and very nice. High of 69.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 68-70.
Madison: Highs 69-71.
Waukesha: Highs 68-69.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Mostly clear, cool again overnight, lows lower 40s.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and nicer. Highs low to mid- 70s.

Extended:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and nicest. Highs 73-78.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and no, I'll be nicer than Wednesday. Take that, hump day! Highs 72-77.
Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs 73-78.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs 70-79.
Sunday: Partly sunny. Highs 73-82.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Sunshine, highs low to 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, highs mid- to upper 70s.
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, 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 showers and storms, highs low to mid- 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, except for those pesky areas of smoke. Highs just over 100 degrees.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Typical storms, highs lower 90s. You know, I'm going to just start adding the whole forecast to my weather update template since it hasn't changed in months. :)
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Category 4 hurricane bearing down on Baja California
* Hurricane Jimena has 145 mph sustained winds
* Storm is expected to move northwest toward Mexico's Baja California
* Hurricane watch in effect for southern tip of Baja
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/weather/08/31/hurricane.jimena/index.html#cnnSTCText

Another Little Ice Age? Solar activity and climate change
Some scientists are suggesting that the slow return to a more active phase of the solar cycle may portend a general decline in solar activity. If sunspots shut down, does that mean that we could stop worrying about climate change?
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2009/08/another-little-ice-age-solar-activity-and-climate-chang e.ars

(Source: National Weather Service)
... Record low temperatures set this morning across north central and northeast Wisconsin...
A Canadian high pressure system brought cold temperatures to the region
this morning. The following locations broke or tied there records for
August 31st. A follow up report will be sent out sometime this morning.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

City low temp old record year

Merrill 31 38 1931
Rhinelander 33 37 1935,2001
Stevens Point 39 41 1931
Appleton 43 43 1948,1967
Sturgeon Bay 43 43 1963
------------------------------------------------------------------------

The coldest reporting temperatures this morning were found at the Land O
Lakes Airport and the Tomahawk Airport of 29 degrees.


...Additional record cold maximum temperatures across the region for August 29th...
Max old Max year
city temp temp

Rhinelander 54 59 1965
Antigo 55 57 1903
merrill(tied) 58 58 1915
appleton(tied) 61 61 1982
oshkosh(tied) 63 63 1929

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Wisconsin Weather Update for August 27, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:41 PM GMT on August 27, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Recap
We've had a stretch of rather seasonable weather with scattered thundershowers on Tuesday and highs Monday through Wednesday in the mid- to upper 70s. The normal high for today's date is 76 central, 77 south.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
A front stretching eastward across central Illinois and Indiana is attached to a low pressure system centered in northern Missouri. As has been the case for most weather systems this week, it's pretty much stationary, so wherever it stops gets dumped with rain, while areas surrounding it just get jealous. Or not jealous, depending on your viewpoint. Flash Flood Warnings are in effect for several Iowa counties this morning, and Flash Flood Watches cover most of northern Illinois and eastern Iowa. High pressure to our west is already clearing out the clouds in northwestern Wisconsin, but it may take a bit for that clearing to reach southern and eastern Wisconsin.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Light rain continues south of a line from Baraboo to Port Washington. Expect rain to continue through much of the morning south of this line. The rain has been expanding slowly northward while moving off to the east...however dry air should keep the rain from expanding much farther to the north this morning. Rainfall rates have been up to one tenth of an inch per hour. Rainfall totals near the Illinois border may be up to half an inch this morning...with lighter amounts farther north.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: B central, C south

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy. Steady light rain showers in southern Wisconsin for much of the day, slightly heavier and lingering longer the further south you live. High of 73 central, only upper 60s to near 70 south. Chance of rain's going to vary depending on where you live, so just look at a radar and if it's green where you live, then the rain chance is 100%.
http://wp.myweather.net/wp/?page=map&pub=wkow&loc=&map=ncentral_radar

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 71-76. Chance of rain 6-23%.
Madison: Highs 71-72. Chance of rain 29-55%.
Waukesha: Highs 68-70. Chance of rain 24-56%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Maybe a lingering shower in far southern Wisconsin, otherwise mostly cloudy. Lows mid- 50s.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a new 40% chance of showers and isolated storms. Highs near or just above 70.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy, windy and much cooler with lingering showers, mostly early in the day. Highs only 60-65. Chance of rain 50%.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, still cool, highs 63-68.

Next Week:
Monday: Mostly sunny, highs 64-74.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, highs 68-78.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, highs 71-81.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Sunshine today, maybe a storm tonight or tomorrow, a sprinkle on Saturday, then more sunshine on Sunday. Highs near 80 today, lower 70s tomorrow, mid- 60s Saturday, then near 70 on Sunday.
Patchy fog will continue through 800 am across eastern Minnesota...including outlying areas of the twin cites Metro...and into west central Wisconsin. In some low locations or near waterways...the fog may have visibilities reduced to a quarter mile or less. If encountering dense fog on the roadway...slow down and use your low beam headlights.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Sunshine today, maybe a storm tomorrow, a sprinkle on Saturday, then more sunshine on Sunday. Highs near 90 today, low to mid- 80s tomorrow and Saturday, then mid- 70s on Sunday.
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 today and tomorrow, isolated storms this weekend. Highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Upcoming weather in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Showers and storms likely today and tomorrow, becoming more scattered this weekend. Highs upper 80s.
Through 930 am...isolated showers with an embedded thunderstorm will impact the coastal areas from Beaufort south to McIntosh. Brief heavy rain may accompany these showers. Most areas will remain dry but areas that see rain will receive a few hundredths to 1/10 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: Sunshine, very hot, highs 105-108 in the shade. But it's a dry heat with dew points only in the 20s, so that makes everything better, right?
Excessive heat warning in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM PDT Friday...
Excessive heat watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening...
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Daytime storms, don't you know it, highs lower 90s.
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 August 24, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:48 PM GMT on August 24, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Recap
After some thunderstorms which rumbled through Wisconsin on Thursday (including the Fox Cities' first Severe Thunderstorm Warning of 2009), we enjoyed a cool, sunny weekend with temperatures just a few degrees cooler than normal.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
The high pressure system which gave us the cool northerly winds and sunshine over the weekend has been moving extremely slowly thanks to former Hurricane Bill, which has been gumming up the works for any weather system trying to move through. That's okay though, I don't think anyone minds another day of sunshine today. As the high pressure system eventually does pass us by, the winds will shift to more of a southwesterly flow, meaning warmer air is on the way through tomorrow. Besides some scattered storms tomorrow, the week looks dry and seasonable. Enjoy!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Patchy fog will continue early this morning...and then begin to thin and dissipate after 730 am CDT. The fog may be dense in low areas...river valleys and swampy areas. Localized fog will also be dense at times in far southeast Wisconsin around Kenosha...Racine...Burlington. The visibility in the dense fog will be one quarter mile or less. Dense fog in the Wisconsin River Valley will continue through 8 am before thinning and dissipating. Be prepared to slow down and use your low beam headlights if you encounter one of these fog patches early this morning.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny and warmer. A great day! High of 78 central, near or just above 80 south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 78-79.
Madison: Highs 79-81.
Waukesha: Highs 77-81.

Tonight: Mostly clear, breezy at times, lows lower 60s.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, breezy and somewhat humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing. Highs lower 80s. Chance of rain 40%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and cooler. Highs 73-78.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, highs 70-75.
Friday: Partly sunny, highs 73-78.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Sun and clouds, highs 69-79.
Sunday: More sun than clouds, highs 68-78.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered storms tonight, otherwise partly cloudy and breezy through Wednesday. Highs lower 80s today, mid- 70s 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, highs in the 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 storms, hot and humid, 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: Partly cloudy, isolated storms possible. Highs mid- 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 today, then sunshine after that. Highs only mid- 90s today, but near again by tomorrow and Wednesday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

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


Weather in the News:

Bill weakens to tropical storm
* Bill heads into northern Atlantic Ocean
* One of three people in Maine swept into Atlantic Ocean by wave dies
* Victims were among people at state park to watch high waves from Hurricane Bill
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/08/24/bill.east.coast/index.html#cnnSTCText
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at200903.html

(Source: National Weather Service)
2009 Wisconsin tornadoes...preliminary

Magnitude County date time location
--------- -------- ------ ------ ----------
EF0 Grant 4/26/2009 645 PM Dickeyville 5nnw

EF0 Waukesha 6/8/2009 338 PM- 1.6wsw mukwanago-
342 PM 1.5e mukwanago

EF0 Iowa 6/18/2009 1127 PM- 5.2ene Highland-
1128 PM 5.5ene Highland

EF0 Kenosha 6/19/2009 542 PM- 3.3sw Somers-
544 PM 2.7ssw Somers

EF0 rock 6/23/2009 809 PM- 2.7se Newville-
811 PM 2.0nw Milton

EF1 Lafayette 7/24/2009 512 PM- 4.2nw Shullsburg-
517 PM 2nne Shullsburg

EF1 Lafayette 7/24/2009 632 PM- 1.8ne New Diggings-
640 PM 3.6s Shullsburg

EF1 Crawford 7/27/2009 516 PM- 1e Fairview-
526 PM 5w sholdiers Grove

EF1 Marquette- 7/27/2009 548 PM- 2.9sw Montello-
Green Lake 616 PM 1.5nw Dalton

EF0 Lafayette 7/27/2009 810 PM 2ne Gratiot

EF1 St. Croix 8/8/2009 evening 1nnw Burkhardt-
4nw Roberts

EF0 St. Croix 8/8/2009 evening 4nnw Hammond-
4n Hammond

EF0 St. Croix 8/19/2009 305 PM 1 NW Hudson

Go to weather.Gov/mkx for a more detailed top news of the day story
about the 2009 Wisconsin tornado count.

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Wisconsin Weather Update for August 20, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:16 PM GMT on August 20, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Synopsis
A low pressure system centralized in Minnesota is developing numerous showers and thunderstorms ahead of it, which includes almost all of Wisconsin this morning. It looks like drier air from the south is going to start swirling into the mix within a few hours, so we may see a break in the rain by around lunchtime. Moisture behind the system will still keep a chance for more showers and isolated storms in the forecast through tomorrow, but sunshine is in the forecast for this weekend.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Showers and isolated weak thunderstorms will continue moving across south central and southeast Wisconsin this morning. The rain is moving to the northeast at 30 mph. Light to moderate rain can be expected with these showers...with rainfall rates typically less than a tenth of an inch per hour. By 830 am CDT...the back edge of the rain should roughly extend from Janesville...to Madison...to Wisconsin Dells. Drier air should eventually overtake all of southern Wisconsin by 11 am CDT. Showers and thunderstorms could redevelop later today behind this initial round of rain. No severe weather is anticipated.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: C

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy, cooler and breezy. Showers with isolated thunderstorms likely this morning, becoming more scattered this afternoon. Nothing severe is expected. High of only 72. Chance of rain pretty much near 100%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 71-73. Chance of rain 67-86%.
Madison: Highs 72-73. Chance of rain 50-71%.
Waukesha: Highs 74-76. Chance of rain 49-75%.

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with scattered showers. Lows upper 50s. Chance of rain 40%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy, breezy and cool with scattered showers in the morning, eventually moving east of Wisconsin later in the day. Decreasing winds as the day progresses. Highs upper 60s to near 70. Chance of rain 40%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly cloudy, still a little cool, highs 69-74.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and a little warmer, highs 73-78.

Next Week:
Monday: Increasing clouds. Maybe some showers and thunderstorms Monday night. Highs 75-85. Chance of rain Monday night 30%.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. Highs 76-86. Chance of rain 30%.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, highs 72-82.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Showers with isolated thunderstorms today and tonight, then becoming partly cloudy after that. Highs upper 60s to near 70 today and tomorrow, 75-80 this weekend.
A wide area of steady light rain with scattered heavy showers is falling across much of central Minnesota and western Wisconsin this morning. Little change is expected through the morning. Plan on wet weather today. A steady light rain is falling along and 100 miles north of I-94 from Fargo to Fergus Falls...Alexandria...St cloud...and the Twin City Metro area. A steady rain is falling along and 150 miles east of the Mississippi River from the Twin City Metro to Red Wing...and Winona...past La Crosse to the Quad Cities Iowa. Numerous showers are scattered across the southwest half of Minnesota...south of i94. The precipitation is moving in a circular motion across the region this morning...rotating around a large low pressure system near Lake Mille lacs. Average rainfall amounts will range from a few tenths to near half an inch. The heavier amounts are expected north and east of the Twin Cities.
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 and tonight. Sun and clouds this weekend. Highs low to mid- 80s today and tomorrow, upper 70s to lower 80s this weekend.
Numerous showers will persist across southern Illinois through 9 am. There may be a rumble or two of thunder as well.
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 today and tomorrow, partly cloudy this weekend. Hot and humid, 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 showers and thunderstorms through the forecast period. 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 and hot today and tomorrow, highs near 107. Scattered storms this weekend, highs only in the upper 90s. Ahhh...
Record to near record high temperatures today...
Record to near record high temperatures Friday...
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

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


Weather in the News:

Hurricane Bill weakens slightly
* Hurricane Bill downgraded to Category 3 storm
* Storm not expected to make a direct hit on Bermuda, forecasters say
* Caribbean islands, Eastern United States could see large swells
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/weather/08/20/hurricane.bill/index.html#cnnSTCText
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at200903.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for August 17, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:08 PM GMT on August 17, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
We had a pretty nice weekend with warm summer temperatures in the low to mid- 80s, a little bit of humidity with dew points mainly in the 60s, and just a few short-lived thundershowers. The next three days are going to be slightly cooler behind a cold front moving through southern and eastern Wisconsin this morning, but besides a few showers in far southern Wisconsin this morning, we should see a mix of clouds and sunshine. After that, though, it looks like we're going to see a change in our weather pattern. A strong low pressure system is expected to develop out of western Canada and sweep down into the Great Lakes by Wednesday night and Thursday. We're looking at cool, windy, rainy conditions late on Wednesday and continuing through Thursday and parts of Friday, before clearing out again for our next weekend. Consider yourself warned. :)
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Light to moderate rain across northern Illinois is slowly moving into southern Wisconsin. Look for rain and possibly a few thunderstorms across much of southeast Wisconsin. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will also move into Lafayette...Iowa...Sauk...and green counties between 8 and 9 am. Elsewhere...patchy fog will mainly affect areas north of Interstate 94. Visibilities will generally be between 2 and 4 miles...with isolated dense fog down to 1/4 mile. Rain across northern Illinois and extreme southern Wisconsin is expected to expand north during the morning hours. Eventually most of southern Wisconsin will likely see measurable rain today.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: B+

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy, warm and somewhat humid. A chance of thundershowers in far southern Wisconsin this morning. High of 81 with dew points in the 60s.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 80-81. Chance of rain 13-28%.
Madison: Highs 77-83. Chance of rain 22-53%.
Waukesha: Highs 77-81. Chance of rain 33-62%.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows lower 60s.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, highs upper 70s.

Extended:
Wednesday: Becoming mostly cloudy and windy with showers and storms developing late. Highs 75-80. Chance of rain Wednesday night 70%.
Thursday: Cloudy, windy and cooler with showers likely. Start thinking about what you were going to save for a rainy day. Highs 71-76. Chance of rain 80%.
Friday: Cloudy, breezy and cool with more scattered showers. Highs 67-72. Chance of rain 50%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly sunny, highs 70-80.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, highs 74-84.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy through tomorrow, maybe a storm on Wednesday. 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: Isolated storms today, storms tomorrow as Claudette comes over for a visit, then more scattered storms on Wednesday. Highs upper 80s to near 90.
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 expected, hot and humid, 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: 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: Sunshine, highs around 102.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Scattered storms. The storms on Thursday could be courtesy of Ana. Highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Bill upgraded to hurricane; Claudette makes landfall
* Bill becomes season's first hurricane Monday
* Claudette hits just southeast of Fort Walton Beach about 1:15 a.m. ET
* People along Florida Panhandle warned to be cautious, watch for heavy rain
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/weather/08/17/weather.severe.storms/index.html#cnnSTCText
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/

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Wisconsin Weather Update for August 13, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:07 PM GMT on August 13, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Synopsis
This was one of those mornings where I hit the snooze button one more time than usual, knowing that the forecast was going to be pretty easy to write up. A large area of high pressure centered in the Ohio Valley continues to give us sunshine this morning. There's a small disturbance developing a few isolated thundershowers across Iowa this morning, which might spread into southern Wisconsin later today, but I wouldn't really worry about that. Just enjoy the next few days as tropical summertime weather continues in Wisconsin.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Sunshine this morning. A few clouds late this morning and this afternoon, with an isolated thundershower possible south. Just a little humid with a high of 84. Chance of rain 20%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: High of 84. Chance of rain 4-6%.
Madison: Highs 84-85. Chance of rain 6-8%.
Waukesha: Highs 81-84. Chance of rain 6-7%.

Tonight: Partly starry. An isolated thundershower possible but not very likely. Lows low to mid- 60s. Chance of rain 20%.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny, warm and somewhat humid. Again, an isolated thundershower might pop up in the afternoon or evening but shouldn't be a big deal. Highs mid- 80s central, mid- to upper 80s south. Chance of rain 25%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly cloudy, very warm and somewhat humid, highs 84-89.
Sunday: Partly sunny, breezy and somewhat humid. Maybe a late-day thundershower. Highs 82-87. Chance of rain 25%.

Next Week:
Monday: Mostly cloudy with scattered thundershowers. Highs 78-88. Chance of rain 40%.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, a chance of more thunderstorms. Highs 76-86. Chance of rain 30%.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, more showers and thunderstorms possible. Highs 75-85. Chance of rain 40%.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered thundershowers today, sunshine tomorrow, isolated storms on Saturday with a better chance of storms on Sunday. Highs near 90 through tomorrow, then mid- 80s Saturday and near 80 with the rain on Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Mostly sunny, highs upper 80s to 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 thundershowers each day. Hot and humid, 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 thunderstorms expected for the next few days. Highs in the 80s.
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 and hot, highs around 106 today, but "cooling off" to only the upper 90s by this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Typical 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:

Tropical Storm Felicia to lash Hawaii
* Felicia to hit the central islands of Maui County and Oahu, forecaster says
* Felicia was once a Category 4 hurricane but was downgraded Monday
* Flash flood watches are in effect for all areas except the Big Island
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/08/11/hawaii.storm.felicia/index.html#cnnSTCText

Taiwan rescuers battle raging rivers, downpours
* Flash floods, fog, collapsed roads, bridges hinder rescue efforts
* Funeral director tells CNN at least 200 bodies in makeshift morgue
* Economic losses estimated at $274 million
* Government drafts list of items needed from the international community
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/weather/08/13/taiwan.typhoon/index.html#cnnSTCText

(Source: National Weather Service)
...A summary of the severe weather from Sunday August 9...
During Sunday afternoon and evening August 9th...three rounds of
rounds of thunderstorms swept across southern Wisconsin. The first
two rounds caused some significant wind damage to different parts of
the Milwaukee/Sullivan County warning area. More specifically...
three significant wind damage swaths occurred. None of the damage
appears to be related to tornadic activity...but rather significant
straight-line winds.

.Swath one.../northeast Walworth co. To northern Racine co./...
330 PM to 415 PM

A severe thunderstorm moved east-northeast from northeast Walworth
County and eventually passed through far southeastern Waukesha
County...most of Racine County...and southern Milwaukee County. Wind
damage was reported across all of those areas...but the most
significant wind damage occurred in Racine County.

Widespread tree damage was noted all across Racine County...in
particular from Waterford and Wind Lake through the city of Racine.
A spotter near Wind Lake estimated wind gusts were around 70 mph. A
school mesonet site at 21st century prep school mesured a 61 mph
wind gust in the city of Racine. The Milwaukee /mke/ terminal
Doppler radar about 3 miles NNE of North Cape measured wind
velocities around 95 mph a few hundred feet above the ground in
northern Racine County at the height of the storm.

.Swath two.../southeast Iowa co. To southern Dane co./...
345 PM to 430 PM

A more intense thunderstorm embedded within a line of storms moved
from southeast Iowa County and northeast Lafayette County
east-norhteast into southern Dane County and northern Green County.

The most significant damage was in a path from near the Iowa and
Lafayette County border north of Yellowstone Lake State Park
east-northeast to the Belleville area. Numerous trees were reported
down in this narrow corridor...particularly in Waldwick and
Hollandale in southeast Iowa County...and in Perry Township in
southwest Dane County. Based on eyewitness accounts...the damage was
likely due to a wet microburst.

.Swath three.../rock co. To southern Walworth co./...
430 PM to 515 PM

Damage in this swath was a little more sporadic than the other two.
Trees and power lines were reported down in a general line from
Orfordville and Footville northeast through the northern side of
Janesville and into the Milton township. One report was of healthy
trees snapped off about 10 feet above ground level. We received a
measured 78 mph wind gust report from the Janesville area with this
storm.

Another hurricane-force wind gust was measured in Walworth County
near Delavan /74 mph/. A TV-meteorologist visiting Lake Geneva
estimated a 60 mph wind gust in that city. Reports of tree damage
were more sporadic in Walworth County than in Rock County.

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Wisconsin Weather Update for August 10, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:17 PM GMT on August 10, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Finally, summerlike weather! Hot and humid temperatures combined with scattered showers and thunderstorms to create a weekend that actually felt like summer for a change. East-central Wisconsin had three sets of storms come through, none of which were severe but all of which were horribly-timed. Two of them were in the middle of the night Saturday and Sunday morning, and a third washed out Packers Family Night at Lambeau Field Saturday evening. Southern Wisconsin ran the table with everything from Heat Advisories, Flash Flood Warnings, and a myriad of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings.

As for today, the dark clouds you're seeing this morning are all bark and no bite, outside of a few sprinkles. A lingering frontal boundary is going to give Wisconsin one more day of scattered showers and thunderstorms later today, but all the severe action is expected to stay south of Wisconsin. After today, surface high pressure settles in, meaning things get a little less humid and a lot more sunny for the remainder of the week.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Clouds with a few sprinkles this morning. Partly sunny with a chance of a shower or storm developing this afternoon. Cooler and a little less humid compared to yesterday with a high of 80 central, lower 80s south. Chance of rain 25% central, 50% south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 81-85. Chance of rain 6-30%.
Madison: Highs 84-85. Chance of rain 31-45%.
Waukesha: Highs 82-85. Chance of rain 35-57%.

Tonight: Partly cloudy overnight. Lows in the lower 60s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and comfortable, highs upper 70s to near 80 central, near or just above 80 south.

Extended:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, highs 80-85.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, highs 81-86.
Friday: Mostly sunny, highs 81-86.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly sunny, highs 79-89.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, maybe a storm. Highs 78-88. Chance of rain 25%.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered storms today, then sunshine after that. Highs low to mid- 80s today and tomorrow, near 90 on Wednesday.
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 and tomorrow, sunshine on Wednesday. Highs lower 90s today, mid- to upper 80s after that.
Heat index values 100 to 105 this afternoon...
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: A small chance of storms, otherwise partly sunny, hot and humid. Highs mid- to upper 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: Mostly sunny, very warm and humid, highs near 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: Sunshine, highs near 103.
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 lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

One million displaced as typhoon slams into China
* Storm made landfall in the coastal area of Beibi Town in Fujian province
* Morakot's winds were clocked at 118 kilometers per hour (73 mph) in its eye
* Nearly 1 million people evacuated from Fujian and Zhejiang provinces
* Another typhoon hit west Japan on Monday, with 12 people confirmed dead
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/weather/08/09/typhoon.china/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for August 6, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:04 PM GMT on August 06, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Synopsis
The weather this week has been for the most part pretty good so far, outside of the showers and storms that moved through Monday morning and the very isolated storms that developed Tuesday morning. Our temperatures have been right around normal with high temperatures in the low to mid- 80s last Monday, and in the mid- to upper 70s in central Wisconsin and upper 70s to lower 80s in southern Wisconsin Tuesday and yesterday.

As for the rest of this week, high pressure centered off to our west will give us one more pleasant day of weather today. After that, a slow-moving low pressure system and its associated fronts will gradually move through, meaning that starting tomorrow we'll start seeing scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast again, some of which could be severe. Our temperatures will cool off slightly tomorrow, but things could get pretty hot and humid this weekend.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny this morning, a few more clouds by this afternoon. High of 76 central, upper 70s south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 77-79.
Madison: Highs 80-82.
Waukesha: Highs 78-79.

Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy. Maybe a storm developing close to sunrise. Lows upper 50s. Chance of rain 30%.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, windy and somewhat humid with showers and thunderstorms developing. There's a slight risk of these storms becoming severe. Highs mid- 70s. Chance of rain 70%.
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk.html

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly sunny, very warm and humid, with scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon/evening. There's again a slight risk of severe weather. Highs 82-87. Chance of rain 40%.
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day3otlk.html
Sunday: Partly sunny, hot and humid, more scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. Highs 87-92. Chance of rain 40%.

Next Week:
Monday: Partly sunny and cooler with a smaller chance of storms. Highs 76-86. Chance of rain 30%.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, highs 75-85.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, highs 78-88.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy today, then scattered storms enter your forecast. Highs upper 70s to lower 80s through Saturday, upper 80s on Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Lots of sunshine, highs upper 80s to lower 90s through Saturday, mid- 90s on Sunday.
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. Highs 90-95.
Heat advisory in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening...
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 later today, otherwise partly cloudy. Highs upper 80s to near 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: Sunshine, windy today, highs around 101. Highs only in the lower 90s and breezy tomorrow. Highs mid- 90s on Saturday, near 100 again by Sunday.
Wind Advisory in effect from 11 am this morning to 9 PM PDT this evening...
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:

Hurricane Felicia strengthens, heads toward Hawaii
* Hurricane Felicia reaches Category 4 status on Wednesday
* Storm expected to weaken before it hits Hawaii on Monday
* Hurricane season runs through November 30
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/08/06/hurricane.felicia/index.html#cnnSTCText
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/ep200908.html

(Source: National Weather Service)
...First severe weather report in over 14 weeks...
Thunderstorms that moved across central Wisconsin early Monday morning
produced winds over 60 mph which downed trees in Rib Mountain...about
three miles south of Wausau.

The thunderstorm that produced the high winds is the first severe storm
in the NWS Green Bay service area (22 counties in central and northeast
wisconsin) since April 24. That is 101 days between severe weather
events...the longest such streak during the severe weather season in
this part of Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Weather Update for August 3, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:01 PM GMT on August 03, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
We had a bookend weather weekend with clouds, wind and rain Saturday morning, eventually clearing out and giving us a nice Saturday afternoon and evening. Yesterday was great with lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures, although the clouds increased late in the day and we all got more much-needed rain between when the sun went down last night and when it reappeared behind the clouds this morning.

As for today, a low pressure system centered near Minneapolis this morning generated showers and thunderstorms that passed through northern Wisconsin late last night, central Wisconsin during the overnight hours, and southern Wisconsin right now. Its trailing cold front will sweep through Wisconsin later today, meaning that more storms could start to pop up this afternoon and evening. As of now all the severe weather looks to stay just south of the Wisconsin/Illinois border, but with warm temperatures expected, if we can get a good dose of early-afternoon sunshine, you never know what might just happen.
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: Morning showers clearing out shortly in south-central, southeastern and east-central Wisconsin. Becoming partly sunny with more showers and thunderstorms possible later this afternoon and into this evening. Warmer than yesterday with a high of 82 central, mid- 80s south. Chance of rain this afternoon/evening 30%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 83-84. Chance of rain 9-29%.
Madison: Highs 83-85. Chance of rain 20-35%.
Waukesha: Highs 80-85. Chance of rain 21-47%.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms possible, mostly this evening. Lows lower 60s. Chance of rain 25%.

Tomorrow: Some clouds in the early morning, but becoming partly cloudy during the day. Highs upper 70s central, lower 80s south.

Extended:
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, highs 77-82.
Thursday: Partly sunny, highs 75-80.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. A 25% chance of a shower or storm. Highs 77-82.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and warmer with a 30% chance for some showers and storms. Highs 78-88.
Sunday: Partly sunny, breezy and warmer yet. A generic 30% chance of showers and storms. Highs 84-94.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Isolated storms tonight, otherwise partly cloudy. 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, then storms possible tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday. Highs 85-90.
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, 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: Scattered storms today, isolated storms tomorrow and Wednesday. Highs upper 80s to lower 90s.
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: Mostly sunny and hot, 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 and evening storms. Hot and very humid, highs mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Landslides kill 5 in Nepal, increasing monsoon death toll to 43
* Landslides, floods have killed 43 during this year's monsoon season in Nepal
* Five died Friday in the country's east, another 12 are missing
* Problem of landslides, floods getting worse due to increased deforestation
* In Nepal, the monsoon seasons lasts from mid-June to mid-September
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/31/nepal.landslide/index.html#cnnSTCText

(Source: National Weather Service)
...Cool and dry July across north central and northeast Wisconsin...

At Green Bay...July 2009 will go down in the record books as the
3rd coolest and 10th driest July on record. In contrast...Fairbanks
Alaska reported very warm conditions with an average temperature of
66.5 degrees or 4.1 degrees above normal during July.

During the month...Green Bay only recorded 2 low temperatures of
60 degrees or greater during the month. This sets a new record for
the fewest minimum temperatures of 60 or greater. The previous record
was 4 set in 1992. During July...there were 7 days in the 80s. Only
1905 had fewer days in the 80s with 6.

The top 5 coolest julys on record at Green Bay.

Rank Ave temp year
-----------------------------------------------------------------
1 64.9 1992
2 65.0 1956
3 65.4 2009
4 65.5 1891
5 65.8 1915


At Rhinelander...July 2009 will go down in the record books as the
coolest and 14th driest July on record. In contrast...Fairbanks
Alaska reported very warm conditions with an average temperature of
66.5 degrees or 4.1 degrees above normal during July.

During July...Rhinelander recorded no days with lows in the 60s and
70s. This ties the record (1985) for the fewest days with low
temperatures above 60 degrees. During July...there were 3 days
in the 80s or higher. You have to go back to 1992 when only 1
day reached 80 degrees.

The top 5 coolest julys on record at Rhinelander.

Rank Ave temp year
-----------------------------------------------------------------
1 61.5 2009
2 61.6 1992
3 63.5 1924
4 63.7 1971
5 63.9 1920

At Wausau...July 2009 will go down in the record books as the 4th
coolest and 3rd driest July on record. In contrast...Fairbanks
Alaska reported very warm conditions with an average temperature
of 66.5 degrees or 4.1 degrees above normal during July.

During July...Wausau recorded 3 days with lows above 60. This is the
fewest days with lows above 60 in July since there were only 2 days
during 1992. During the month...Wausau recorded 5 days at 80 degrees
or higher. You have to go back to 1992 when only 1 day reached 80
degrees.


The top 5 coolest julys on record at Wausau.

Rank Ave temp year
-----------------------------------------------------------------
1 63.4 1992
2 63.7 1904
3 64.3 1915
4 64.7 2009
5 65.1 1956


Other locations across northeast Wisconsin experienced cool
conditions.

Ave
locations July temp July ranking
------------------------------------------------------------------
Appleton 66.4 coolest
Brillion 64.3 coolest
Stevens Point 63.8 coolest

Kewaunee 63.4 2nd coolest
Laona 59.8 2nd coolest
Oconto 64.2 2nd coolest
Shawano 64.7 2nd coolest
Washington Island 62.9 2nd coolest (tied)

Chilton 67.0 3rd coolest
Wisconsin Rapids 64.3 3rd coolest

Oshkosh 67.9 5th coolest
Manitowoc 65.7 9th coolest
Sturgeon Bay 65.4 14th coolest


...Top 10 temperature and precipitation events for July 2009...

Madison...
the average temperature for the month of July in Madison was 65.7
degrees. This breaks the old record for the coolest July by a full
degree. The previous record was 66.7 degrees in July 1891.

In addition...the highest temperature recorded in July this year was
just 82 degrees. This is also a record for the coolest monthly high
temperature for July. The previous record was 84 degrees in July
1869.

Madison also recorded the 7th driest July on record with a total
monthly rainfall of 1.94 inches. The driest July on record is July
1909 with 0.29 inches.

Milwaukee...
Milwaukee did not break any temperature records...however the month
was also one of the driest on record. Milwaukee recorded only 0.71
inches of rain...making it the 4th driest on record. The record
driest is 0.28 inches in 1936

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About HaleStorm

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.

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