Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for September 28, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:45 PM GMT on September 28, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Recap
Yesterday just might be the last time we see high temperatures in the 70s for a while. A very strong area of low pressure now centrally located over Lake Superior is generating quite a large pressure gradient (aka wind) over the upper Midwest, and moisture wrapping around this system along with some brief convective properties generated some scattered thunderstorms (some with small hail) across the state yesterday.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
Autumn is now in full swing, and it is really going to feel like it today. Clouds, scattered storms, warm air, and plenty of wind accompanied your day yesterday, and while the clouds and wind will stick around today, the warm temperatures, lightning and small hail will most likely not. Looking at the surface map using the link below, you can see the really tight isobar (yellow) lines across our area, and the tighter the space between these lines of equal pressure, the stronger the wind speed, just like putting your thumb on a running water hose. Warm air rushing northward ahead of this system's cold front gave us a warm day yesterday with highs in the lower 70s, but cold air rushing southward from Canada behind the cold front will give us daytime temperatures about 20 degrees cooler than yesterday.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...
Strong northwest winds will develop across central and east
central Wisconsin today. Sustained winds near 30 mph with gusts
approaching 45 mph are expected by late morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that very strong winds are expected which can
make driving difficult... especially for high profile vehicles.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB

Southern Wisconsin:
... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...
West to northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph are expected today... with
occasional gusts to 40 to 45 mph. The strong winds will diminish
late this afternoon and evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 30 mph or
greater are expected... or wind gusts of 45 to 57 mph are
expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...
especially for high profile vehicles. Secure loose items in the
yard such as lawn furniture and garbage cans.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: D

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy, much cooler and really windy. Scattered showers throughout the day. High of 53 central, mid- 50s south. Chance of rain 40%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 57-61. Chance of rain 60-79%.
Madison: Highs 56-59. Chance of rain 38-44%.
Waukesha: Highs 58-63. Chance of rain 45-62%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, still really windy. Lows lower 40s.

Tomorrow: Decreasing clouds and winds. Still cool though. Highs mid- to upper 50s.

Extended:
Wednesday: Sunshine, highs 58-63.
Thursday: Increasing clouds and winds again. Showers developing late and probably continuing Thursday night. Highs 57-62. Chance of rain Thursday night 51%.
Friday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers. Highs 61-66. Chance of rain 50%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy and breezy with showers. Highs 57-64. Chance of rain 50%.
Sunday: Cloudy and breezy with scattered showers. Highs 56-63. Chance of rain 40%.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Clouds and wind today with cooler highs upper 50s. Sunshine tomorrow and Wednesday, highs upper 50s again on Tuesday and mid- 60s Wednesday.
... Strong winds strike much of the region on Sunday...

A potent cold front was responsible for producing numerous wind
gusts in excess of 40 mph across most of the southern half of
Minnesota and west central Wisconsin on Sunday. A strong pressure
gradient behind the front will produce another breezy day over
the region today. However... widespread wind gusts of the magnitude
incurred on Sunday are not expected. Winds will noticeably subside
over Minnesota and west central Wisconsin by late Monday evening.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Sunshine through Wednesday, breezy today, highs upper 60s to lower 70s.
Lake Wind Advisory in effect from 9 am this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening...
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 showers Wednesday. Highs near 90 today, mid- 80s Tuesday and Wednesday.
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: Sunshine, highs mid- 80s today, lower 80s tomorrow, upper 70s Wednesday.
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, highs near 100 today and tomorrow, and only upper 70s on Wednesday. That's not a typo!
... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon through late Tuesday night...
A strong Pacific storm system will be moving onto the northwest
coast on Monday and then southeast across California and Nevada
Tuesday and Wednesday. This storm will result in increasing winds
across the district. Locally breezy winds will be seen Monday
afternoon... but gusty southwest winds to around 40 mph or greater
will likely be seen Tuesday afternoon and evening.

These winds along with the expected low afternoon relative
humidity values of 15 percent or less will combine with the dry
to very dry fuel moistures across the district... thus potentially
creating very erratic fire behavior to any starts.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag
warnings.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Partly cloudy, highs 85-90. No daytime storms expected for much of this week. Crazy, no?
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Scores killed in Philippines floods
* Flooding caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana leaves up to 300,000 displaced
* More than 80 percent of capital was under water at one point Sunday
* Manila, on island of Luzon, and nearby province of Rizal bore brunt of storm
* Power, water supply fail in some areas; Roads impassable, affecting rescue efforts
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/09/28/philippines.floods/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for September 24, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:46 PM GMT on September 24, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Recap
We've had more clouds than sunshine over the last couple days, and Tuesday for many of us was a freak-of-nature all-day washout. I say that because none of the weather models that I had looked at on Monday, nor any forecast that I saw from the NWS or local TV, talked about an all-day rain. Only an isolated shower or thunderstorm was expected from an upper-air disturbance to our south-southwest, but a record 3.63" of rain in Madison later, we realize that this still is a very imperfect science.
http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/article_1712723e-a799-11de-99df-001cc4c03286.html
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
A stationary, cut-off circulation of low pressure in the upper-atmosphere is swirling up a bunch of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and spinning it through the Midwest. It looks like another foggy, mostly cloudy day across Wisconsin, but most of the rain is expected to say south of Wisconsin until tonight and tomorrow. Expect temperatures mostly in the upper 60s to lower 70s through the weekend, but some late-weekend gusts of wind from the north are going to bring some quite cool air into our area for next week with highs only in the 50s and 60s expected. Complain all you want, but remember that October starts next week too, and highs in the 70s sure aren't going to last into January!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
... Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am CDT this morning...
The National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan has issued a
dense fog advisory... which is in effect until 10 am CDT this
morning.

Dense fog will restrict visibility to near zero in many areas
throughout the advisory area. Travel along Interstate I-94 and
I-90 will be slow early this morning. Early morning commuters
should be prepared and allow extra time to reach your destination.
Conditions are expected to improve by mid morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Areas of dense morning fog. Otherwise staying cloudy with maybe a break of sunshine this afternoon. High of 73 central, mid- 70s south, similar to yesterday.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 71-73.
Madison: Highs 75-77.
Waukesha: Highs 72-74.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy with showers starting to develop from the southwest. Fog again possible overnight. Lows mid- 50s. Chance of rain 30% south, 20% central.

Tomorrow: Cloudy, breezy and a little cooler with showers and isolated thunderstorms likely. Highs upper 60s central, lower 70s south. Chance of rain 60%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers, mostly early in the day. Highs 68-73. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and windy with scattered showers possible, this time coming from the north. Highs 72-77. Chance of rain 30%.

Next Week:
Monday: Mostly cloudy, still windy, and much cooler. Highs only 57-64.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and cool, highs 56-63.
Wednesday: Partly sunny and cool, with another round of wind and showers coming shortly after. Highs 61-68.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered showers and isolated storms through the weekend. Highs 70-75.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms through Saturday. Dry on Sunday. Highs mid- to upper 70s, except maybe lower 80s on Saturday.
Through 8 am...a combination of drizzle and light to moderate showers will continue across much of the quad state region this morning. The most coverage will be across southeast Missouri west of Interstate 55...and also across areas north of Interstate 64 in southeast Illinois and southwest Indiana. Most hourly rainfall amounts will remain under a quarter of an inch...though isolated higher amounts are possible.
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 through the weekend, highs 80-85.
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 showers today and tomorrow, with a little bit better chance of showers and storms this weekend. Highs mid- 80s.
Isolated dense fog will affect portions of southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia this morning...with visibilities occasionally down to 1/4 or 1/2 a mile. If driving early this morning please be aware that visibilities may vary greatly from one location to another. Drive with extreme care.
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 95-100.
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, perhaps a little less likely this weekend. Highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Blame prolonged rains -- not big storms -- for Atlanta flood
* Eight days of rain contributed to flooding in Atlanta
* The outcome looks like the result of a tropical storm -- but it's not
* Soils are saturated to the point that water has nowhere to go
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/09/22/atlanta.weather.science/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for September 21, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:01 PM GMT on September 21, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Recap
Our weekend weather looked like it was just going to continue the trend of sunshine with slightly above-normal temperatures, then all of a sudden I look outside yesterday evening and exclaim that water is falling from the sky! I had almost forgotten what rain looked and sounded like, as we haven't had anything of the sort in over three weeks. The desert otherwise known as Wisconsin finally got some needed rain, as short-lived as it was, thanks to a small area of low pressure now centered just east of Milwaukee.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
The last full day of summer is going to finish out the way most of our summer days have been this year, with a mix of clouds and sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. A series of weak disturbances are going to create more isolated rain chances this week, with the next significant low pressure system not expected to develop across the Midwest until Friday night and Saturday. So keep the umbrella handy this week, but you probably won't need it much until this weekend.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Look for cloudy skies...patchy drizzle and areas of fog for the morning commute. Light winds and the damp conditions from the rain last night has produced locally dense fog...with visibilities falling to 1/4 mile or less. The fog will linger for a time into the morning...so motorists should be prepared for a little slower travel due to varying visibilities. The fog will slowly begin to lift between 8 am and 10 am...with the clouds lingering into the afternoon.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: B+

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Clouds this morning, along with a few spots of drizzle or fog, then a few small breaks of sunshine by this afternoon. High of 73 central, mid- 70s south, which is about what it was yesterday.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 72-74.
Madison: Highs 75-76.
Waukesha: Highs 71-74.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

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

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, a little warmer, and maybe a shower late in the day. Highs upper 70s central, near 80 south. Chance of rain 20% central, 40% south.

Extended:
Wednesday: Partly sunny, an isolated shower possible. Highs 77-82. Chance of rain just 20%.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, a thundershower possible. Highs 78-83. Chance of rain 25%.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs 76-81. Chance of rain 40%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy, breezy and cooler with showers. Highs 70-77. Chance of rain 50%.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, breezy and cooler, highs 64-71.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered showers with isolated thunderstorms through Wednesday. Highs 70-75.
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 with a better chance of rain tomorrow and Wednesday. Highs low to mid- 80s.
Low-level moisture leftover from recent rainfall has contributed to the development of fog over much of southern Illinois... southeast Missouri...and far west Kentucky early this morning. Some of the fog will be locally dense through 8 am...reducing visibilities to less than 1/2 mile. Use low beam headlights and maintain adequate spacing between vehicles if you must be on the Road early this Monday morning. An isolated shower or storm is also possible.
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 with a better chance of rain tomorrow and Wednesday. Highs in the 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Upcoming weather in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered showers with isolated storms through the week. Highs mid- 80s.
Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 8 am this morning to 1 PM EDT this afternoon...
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, cooler, highs only 90-95.
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, believe it or not, 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 September 17, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 4:43 PM GMT on September 17, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Recap
After many days in a row of temperatures in the 70s and 80s with plenty of sunshine, we had ... well ... more sunshine. However, the high temperature in Appleton was only 69 degrees as cooler air started coming in from the north. Southern Wisconsin still was in the mid- 70s yesterday, however.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
A large area of high pressure centered over Nova Scotia is still stretching into the Great Lakes today. The nearest low pressure system to Wisconsin is either over Hudson Bay in north-central Canada, or in eastern Texas where much of the south is getting all of the rain that we've been missing out on lately. This consistent weather pattern is going to continue through at least Saturday, so keep those umbrellas in the closet and continue to enjoy seasonable daytime temperatures in the 60s and 70s.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: A few passing clouds, otherwise more sunshine and comfortable temperatures. High of 72 central, mid- 70s again south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 71-74.
Madison: Highs 74-75.
Waukesha: Highs 71-74.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows upper 40s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, still excellent, highs lower 70s central, mid- 70s south.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly sunny, highs 72-77.
Sunday: More clouds than sunshine, a little cooler, and maybe even a rain shower. Highs 67-72. Chance of rain 30%.

Next Week:
Monday: Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers. Highs 69-76. Chance of rain 40%.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, maybe another shower. Highs 71-78. Chance of rain 30%.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, cooler, highs 70-77.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Mostly sunny, 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, then scattered showers through the weekend. 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: Isolated storms, otherwise partly sunny. Highs mid- to upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Upcoming weather in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Showers and isolated storms likely through the weekend. Highs low to mid- 80s.
Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6 PM to 10 PM EDT this evening...
Through 1 PM...scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will continue to move northeast across southeast Georgia and southeast South Carolina with majority of the activity along and south of Interstate 16. Most areas will receive no more than a few hundredths of an inch of rain in a hours time. Some isolated locations will receive up to 1/2 of an inch due to more persistent rainfall...especially across Tattnall and northern Long County.
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 95-100.
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:

Dry spell may take toll on fall colors
Without more rain, trees may drop leaves
If this dry weather persists, Northeastern Wisconsin can look forward to an early showing of fall colors that is dull and short-lived.
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20090917/GPG0101/909170588/1978

Weather Balloon Falls On School Campus, Hurts Boy
Boy Says He Was Shocked By Balloon
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/20946599/detail.html?taf=den

Hurricanes spawning more twisters, study finds
Researchers tie that to larger, more frequent storms in recent decades
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32879259/ns/us_news-environment/?ocid=twitter

NOAA: Warmest Global Sea-Surface Temperatures for August and Summer
The world’s ocean surface temperature was the warmest for any August on record, and the warmest on record averaged for any June-August (Northern Hemisphere summer/Southern Hemisphere winter) season according to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The preliminary analysis is based on records dating back to 1880.
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2009/20090916_globalstats.html

(Source: National Weather Service)
The first 2+ weeks of September have yet to produce measurable rain in Green Bay, the driest start to a September ever recorded in Green Bay. In fact, rain hasn't fallen in Green Bay since August 29. That makes this stretch of dry weather the longest since 1999. The next chance for rain in the area, albeit small, is Sunday night.

Assuming no rain falls through Saturday, the streak of dry weather will reach 21 days, which places it in the top 25 driest periods in Green Bay weather records (going back to the 1880's). That's a long way from the driest stretch ever: 54 days, which ran from late September-mid November 1952.
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=grb&storyid=31188&source=0

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Wisconsin Weather Update for September 14, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:06 PM GMT on September 14, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Recap
We enjoyed yet another outstanding weekend of weather thanks to a large area of surface high pressure covering most of the country. This high pressure is pushing all of the rain-making low pressure systems south of our area, hitting the southern half of the U.S. instead. According to @jefflast, the driest start to September in Green Bay was 14 days back in 1967, and looking at the forecast below, it's looking very good that we're going to break that record. However, the longest period without rain in Green Bay is 54 days, set Sept-Nov 1952, and for that record, we're only at 15 days so we have a long ways to go to break that!
http://twitter.com/jefflast
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
And if you like the idea of sunshine and temperatures about 10-degrees above normal, well, you're in for more good luck. The upper-air jet stream is continuing to bring in one high pressure system after another, keeping all the rain-makers south and keeping all the outstanding late-summer weather north. We cool off back to near-normal by Wednesday, but rain doesn't enter the forecast until this next weekend so enjoy the continued weather awesomeness!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
Clear skies and light winds have allowed areas of fog to form this morning. As has been the case the past several nights... locally dense fog will reduce visibilities to less than one quarter mile at times...especially in river valleys and other sheltered low-lying areas. Anyone traveling early this morning should be prepared for the possibility of dense fog and rapidly changing visibilities. Always use low-beam headlights when driving in foggy conditions. When encountering a fog bank...slow down so that you will be able to stop safely if you suddenly encounter a stopped vehicle... animal or other object in the roadway. Visibilities are expected to improve by around 900 am.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB

Southern Wisconsin:
Widespread light fog will be found through about 9 am this morning across a broad area stretching from Marquette and Green Lake counties southwest to Iowa County. Visibilities will be reduced to 1/2 to 5 miles in the this area. However...in the Wisconsin river valley the fog will be locally dense with visibilities of 1/4 mile or lower. This is almost a common occurrence in the Wisconsin River Valley when the winds are light and the sky is clear. If you are driving in the Wisconsin River Valley...slow down and watch out for other vehicles. Otherwise...patchy areas of fog can be expected through 9 am across the remainder of south central and southeast Wisconsin. Thereafter...yet another mostly sunny and warm day is expected across south central and southeast Wisconsin.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Some areas of morning fog, otherwise mostly sunny this morning and a few more clouds this afternoon. Still mild and not all that humid with a high of 83.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 79-84.
Madison: Highs 82-84.
Waukesha: Highs 80-83.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

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

Tomorrow: Partly sunny, highs near 80.

Extended:
Wednesday: Sunshine, cooler, highs 70-75.
Thursday: More sunshine, highs 69-74.
Friday: Even more sunshine, highs 70-75.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly sunny, maybe a shower finally? Highs 69-76. Chance of rain 30%.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs 68-77. Chance of rain 40%.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Sunshine, continued awesomeness, highs just above 80.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Scattered showers and isolated storms most of the week. Highs mid- to upper 70s.
A few sprinkles or light showers will slowly move across the area this morning. The best chance of any precipitation will be southwest of a line from Kentucky Lake to Perryville Missouri. Rainfall totals this morning will average between a trace and a few hundredths.
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, otherwise partly sunny, highs mid- to upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Upcoming weather in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly sunny, maybe an isolated shower on Wednesday. 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: Mostly sunny, highs mid- to upper 90s.
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:

Thousands displaced after heavy rains strike Brazil
* Flooding, landslides wreak havoc across southern Brazil
* Five people have died, dozens hurt in weather-related incidents
* Sixty-seven municipalities in Santa Catarina have declared states of emergency
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/weather/09/13/brazil.severe.weather/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for September 10, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:55 PM GMT on September 10, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Recap
We finally saw a few more clouds in the sky yesterday, but besides an isolated shower floating around, they were mostly harmless. Temperatures have remained nice, near the 80-degree mark. It looks like we won't be seeing any more 90 degree days this year, but if you can't remember any 90+ degree days this year, we did have a 2-3 day stretch of 90s in late June. Green Bay hit 95 on June 23rd and 93 on June 24th, and Madison hit 94 on June 23rd, and 90 on June 24th and 25th.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
High pressure remains in place over the northeastern United States, and its effects are still being felt here in Wisconsin. We're starting to see more clouds during the day as we move between two different high pressure weather systems, but the lack of any significant low pressure systems moving across the United States means that a mix of clouds and sunshine and temperatures slightly above normal will continue through the weekend.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast and Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
areas of dense fog occurring this morning... Areas of fog will continue early this morning. The fog will be dense at times in river valleys and other low lying areas...with visibilities dropping to 1/4 mile or less. Motorists should expect rapid variations in visibility this morning...and should use caution during the commute to work or school. When driving in fog...be sure to slow down...use low beam headlights and keep a safe distance from other vehicles. The foggy conditions will improve rapidly between 8 am and 9 am.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB

Southern Wisconsin:
... Dense fog advisory remains in effect until 9 am CDT this morning...
A dense fog advisory remains in effect until 9 am CDT this
morning.

Areas of dense fog will persist through the early morning. The
dense fog will reduce the visibility to one quarter mile or less
for a period of time. The fog will begin to thin and dissipate
between 7 am CDT and 9 am CDT.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Visibilities will vary greatly across the area early this morning
due to these dense fog areas. Slow down if you drive into one of
these fog banks and remain alert for children waiting for school
buses.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: B+

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Areas of fog this morning, then becoming partly sunny with maybe an isolated thundershower later today. High of 79. Chance of rain only 20%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 77-80. Chance of rain 13-15%.
Madison: Highs 79-81. Chance of rain 6-11%.
Waukesha: High of 77. Chance of rain 6-12%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Variably cloudy overnight, lows lower 50s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, highs upper 70s.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly cloudy, which means more sunshine than clouds is expected. Highs 77-82.
Sunday: Partly sunny, which means more clouds than sunshine is expected. Highs 76-81.

Next Week:
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of thundershowers. Highs 74-81.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, highs 69-78.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, highs 65-75.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered storms tomorrow, otherwise partly cloudy. Highs mid- to upper 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 and tomorrow, clouds Saturday, isolated thundershowers Sunday. Highs mid- 80s through Saturday, upper 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: Showers and storms through the weekend. Highs mid- 80s.
Through noon...expect showers and thunderstorms to increase in coverage and intensity with the greatest risk area along and south of Interstate 10. Movement will generally be to the north at 5 to 10 mph...and this slow motion could lead to some locally heavy rainfall. Rainfall totals are expected to average 1/4 to 1/2 inch with isolated 1 to 2 inch amounts possible in the slower moving storms or where training develops.
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 afternoon/evening storms each day. 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: Sunshine, highs just over 100.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Scattered afternoon/evening storms with just isolated storms after dark. Highs near 90.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Fred strengthens to Category 2 hurricane
* Fred strengthens to become Category 2 hurricane early Wednesday
* In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Linda's winds increase to 65 mph
* Neither storm is forecast to make landfall before breaking up
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/weather/09/09/tropical.storms/index.html#cnnSTCText

At least 7 people killed in Brazil storms
* NEW: Officials put Sao Paulo, Brazil, on alert due to heavy rains
* Rain and wind have affected 70,000 in 45 Brazilian cities, news agency says
* Tornado kills four in Guaraciaba; three die in mudslide in Sao Paulo
* More than 135 people also injured in the storms, government says
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/09/09/brazil.mudslide/index.html#cnnSTCText

NOAA supercomputers to forecast better weather?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced this week that it has finally completed a nine-year, $180 million project aimed at installing new supercomputers to aid in more accurately predicting weather. The primary IBM supercomputer is now called Stratus. Its backup is dubbed Cirrus.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10347566-2.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for September 8, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:37 PM GMT on September 08, 2009

Good Tuesday morning!

Weather Recap
There was no Weather Update yesterday, but don't worry, you didn't miss anything surprising. Yesterday's weather was just a recreation of the last several days' weather with plenty of sunshine and highs near 80.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
A large, slow-moving area of high pressure to our north-northeast will continue to dominate our weather charts today, so look for another day of continued excellent early-September weather. Things start to gradually go downhill though, starting tomorrow with clouds on the increase and isolated showers, then a chance of more rain Thursday and continuing through the weekend, along with high temperatures in the 70s. Note that although rain is finally in the forecast for the next few days, it looks to be mostly scattered and not any all-day washouts.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
Patchy fog will continue for the morning commute to work or school. Localized patches of dense fog are possible...with visibilities at or below 1/4 mile. Motorists should expect rapid variations in visibility this morning. When driving in fog...be sure to slow down...use low beam headlights and keep a safe distance from other vehicles. The foggy conditions will improve rapidly between 8 am and 9 am.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB

Southern Wisconsin:
Areas of fog over south central and southeast Wisconsin will gradually thin and dissipate between 7 am and 830 am. Patchy dense fog in low areas...and in the vicinity of creeks...streams and rivers will reduce the visibility to one quarter mile or less before it begins to lift. Early morning motorists should be prepared to encounter rapidly changing visibilities in these areas of fog. Be aware that children may be waiting for their school bus in the fog.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Patchy morning fog, otherwise mostly sunny and remaining awesome. High of 81.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 76-79.
Madison: Highs 78-81.
Waukesha: Highs 74-77.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Partly cloudy overnight, lows lower 50s.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny. An isolated shower is possible but not too likely... yet. Highs upper 70s. Chance of rain 25%.

Extended:
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a small chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs 76-81. Chance of rain 25%.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, another round of thundershowers possible. Highs 75-80. Chance of rain 30%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of thundershowers. Highs 75-82. Chance of rain 35%.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, maybe some more showers. Highs 72-81. Chance of rain 35%.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Sunshine today, storms tomorrow, highs mid- to upper 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Isolated storms, otherwise partly sunny today and tomorrow, 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 sunny with isolated storms, 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 today, isolated storms tomorrow, highs upper 90s.
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, 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


Weather in the News:

Tropical storms churn in Atlantic and Pacific
* Tropical Storm Fred forms in the eastern Atlantic on Monday evening
* It's not expected to be a threat to any land mass
* In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Linda's winds reach 60 mph
* Linda is more than 1,000 miles from any significant land mass
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/weather/09/08/tropical.storms/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for September 3, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 9:31 AM GMT on September 03, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Recap
September has sure started out delightful, with comfortable temperatures in the 60s and 70s and nary a cloud in the sky.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
The large area of high pressure responsible for all of this swell weather is still lingering around the eastern half of the United States. A new large area of high pressure is expected to drop south out of Canada and keep the great weather coming through this weekend. A weak low pressure system currently in the Dakotas is threatening rain, but this new high should push the low south of Wisconsin, so we have hakuna matata at least through the weekend. Enjoy!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Look for patchy fog...mainly in river valleys and low-lying rural locations during the overnight hours. Expect visibilities at or below 1/2 mile in the fog patches...with 1/4 mile visibilities common in the Wisconsin River Valley. Motorists should use extra caution and be alert for rapidly changing visibilities.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: More sunshine, more comfort. Say it with me, "Ahhh..." High of 76.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 76-77.
Madison: Highs 76-77.
Waukesha: Highs 73-76.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Clear and cool again overnight, lows lower 40s.

Tomorrow: Sunshine in the morning, maybe a cloud in the afternoon. Note the singular form of the noun in the previous sentence. Highs upper 70s.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly sunny, highs 76-81.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, highs 75-80.

Next Week:
Labor Day: Partly sunny, a good day to not do much laboring, highs 75-82.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, a small 25% chance at a shower. Highs 74-82.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a slightly better chance at some rain. Highs 73-82. Chance of rain 30%.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Mostly sunny through the weekend, highs mid- to upper 70s.
Areas of fog will affect much of east central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin through 8 am this morning. Locally dense fog can be expected in river valleys and other low lying areas across the region. The fog will lift rapidly and visibility will improve through 8 am. Motorists are urged to exercise caution in foggy areas. Use low beam headlights and slow down.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Isolated storms tonight and tomorrow, better chance of storms this weekend, highs 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: Partly cloudy today, isolated storms tomorrow and this weekend. Highs upper 80s to near 90.
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 through the weekend, 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: Isolated storms through Sunday, highs around 103 today and tomorrow, only upper 90s this weekend.
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. I was just kidding about adding this forecast to my weather update template. The temperature does fluctuate about five-degrees on occasion. :)
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Jimena slams into Baja, becomes tropical storm
* Once a powerful Category 4 hurricane, Jimena now a tropical storm
* Officials caution heavy rains could cause life-threatening flooding, mudslides
* Jimena expected to move back out into the Pacific Ocean Thursday night
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/weather/09/03/tropical.storm.jimena/index.html#cnnSTCText

Barely a tropical storm, Erika expected to weaken
* Storm may dump 3 to 5 inches of rain on Puerto Rico, 8 inches in places
* Disorganized storm's winds down to 40 mph, forecasters say
* Tracking maps put the storm east of the Bahamas by Sunday
* Tropical storm warnings remain in place for a string of Caribbean islands
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/weather/09/03/tropical.storm.erika/index.html#cnnSTCText

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