Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for October 29, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:17 PM GMT on October 29, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Recap
Yesterday was a typical late-October day with a mostly cloudy sky and high temperatures in the mid- 50s.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
The rain is coming! A large area of showers and thunderstorms are moving through the eastern Dakotas, southern Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, and many more midwestern states, courtesy of a frontal boundary stretching between two areas of surface low pressure in southern Manitoba, Canada, and central Texas. The moisture associated with this front is slowly moving north-northeast so it still may take a few hours before it starts entering Wisconsin, but when it does, you can expect lots of rain and windy conditions. But before all this wackiness happens, enjoy your warm southerly breeze which should kick temperatures up to near 60 today before falling back into the 40s by this weekend.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy with areas of dense fog this morning. Increasing winds during the day. Showers with isolated thunderstorms may start to develop in southern and western Wisconsin before sunset. Warmer with a high of 60. Chance of rain this afternoon south and west 30%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 58-60. Chance of precip 11-39%.
Madison: High of 60. Chance of precip 29-32%.
Waukesha: Highs 60-62. Chance of precip 17-35%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy and windy with rain showers overnight, and maybe even a rumble of thunder. Lows staying warm overnight, in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 80%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy and windy with rain likely, especially in the morning. Rain is expected to become more scattered tomorrow afternoon and evening. Mild highs in the lower 60s central, mid- 60s south. Chance of rain 90%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy and windy in the morning. Decreasing clouds and winds as the day progresses. Much cooler with highs 45-50.
Packer/Viking Sunday: Mostly cloudy and a little breezy with a few scattered rain showers developing late. Highs 47-52, chance of rain 30%, but just remember your basic math during the day: 12 > 4.

Next Week:
Monday: Partly cloudy and breezy, highs 48-55.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, highs 47-54.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered rain showers. Highs 46-53. Chance of rain just 25%.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Showers today, lingering showers tomorrow, partly cloudy this weekend. Highs low to mid- 50s today and tomorrow, mid- to upper 40s this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Showers and thunderstorms developing today, continuing through Saturday morning. Sunshine on Sunday. Highs upper 60s through tomorrow, then mid- 50s on Saturday and lower 60s on Sunday.
Flash Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Saturday morning...
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 today, tonight, and tomorrow. Sunshine this weekend. Highs lower 80s today, cooling to only the mid- 60s tomorrow, upper 60s Saturday, then back to the mid- 70s by Sunday.
Flash Flood Watch in effect through Friday morning...
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Upcoming weather in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy through the weekend, highs upper 70s.
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, temperatures gradually getting warmer every day. Highs just lower 60s today but into the low to mid- 70s again 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: Isolated afternoon storms, otherwise partly sunny, highs upper 80s to 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 October 26, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:07 PM GMT on October 26, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Recap
Yesterday actually wasn't too bad of a day around here. It felt like a comfortable fall day with a mix of sunshine and clouds, little to no rain, and temperatures in the lower 50s central and near 60 south.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
Scattered showers are accompanying a cold front stretching from east-central Wisconsin through central Missouri, eastern Oklahoma and central Texas. We're going to see some rain moving through southern Wisconsin within the next couple of hours, with the scattered showers hitting east-central Wisconsin before lunchtime. It's not going to last that long though, so expect the rain to end early this afternoon south and before the sun sets in central Wisconsin. After that, we have a few nice Autumn days ahead of us with temperatures perhaps warming up into the 60s again by Thursday. Things change on Friday and Saturday though, when a new, nasty system is currently projected to move through the Midwest, dumping lots more rain, blowing plenty of wind, and leaving us with nothing but colder air behind it. So in other words, enjoy Tuesday through Thursday.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Look for light to moderate rain to exit eastern Fond Du Lac and Sheboygan counties between 530 and 6 am. A second area of rain will reach western Lafayette and southwest Iowa counties between 6 am and 630 am...and spread northeast across all of southern Wisconsin by 10 am. In between...expect areas of fog...patchy drizzle and scattered light rain showers. The fog could reduce visibilities to under a mile at times during the early morning commute.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: C

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy. Scattered rain showers developing within the next few hours from southwest to northeast. Scattered showers should taper off this afternoon, again from southwest to northeast. High of 50 central, lower 50s south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 49-54. Chance of precip 65-88%.
Madison: Highs 51-54. Chance of precip 74-81%.
Waukesha: Highs 53-56. Chance of precip 78-88%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Decreasing clouds. Lows mid- 30s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and breezy. Highs mid- 50s.

Extended:
Wednesday: Partly sunny, highs 53-58.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and warmer, highs 60-65.
Friday: Rain, wind and yuck. Maybe even a thunderstorm. Highs 56-61.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, windy and colder. A few lingering rain or snow showers possible. Highs 47-54. Remember to change the clocks back one hour Saturday night!
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and breezy. Highs 47-54. This will be the first day where things get dark around 4:45pm, but nobody will notice as we'll all be inside watching the Packers/Vikings game. :)


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy, maybe some rain Wednesday night. Highs mid- 40s today, but warming to the mid- to upper 50s tomorrow and Wednesday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Isolated showers today, a better chance of rain tomorrow, dry on Wednesday. Highs in the 60s.
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 today, decreasing clouds tomorrow, isolated storms late in the day on Wednesday. Highs upper 70s today and Wednesday, but just above 70 tomorrow.
Flash Flood Watch in effect through 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: Isolated showers today and tomorrow with a better chance of rain tomorrow night and Wednesday. Highs lower 70s today and tomorrow, mid- to upper 70s on 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 today, isolated showers and windy tomorrow, partly cloudy and windy on Wednesday. Watch for large flying pomegranates! Highs mid- 70s today, near 70 tomorrow, only upper 50s on Wednesday.
High wind watch in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening...
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Scattered showers and storms. Highs upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Strong winds feared in California wildfire
* Loma Fire has damaged property and injured one person
* 600-acre blaze in Santa Cruz County expected to grow with stronger winds
* Police ordered a mandatory evacuation for some residents
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/10/25/california.wildire/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for October 22, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:34 PM GMT on October 22, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Recap
Well yesterday was a pretty different day depending on where you lived in Wisconsin. Some of my Facebook friends in southern Wisconsin were complimenting on how nice yesterday was with a mix of clouds and sunshine and high temperatures near 70 degrees. Here in the Fox Valley, the clouds remained pretty much all day and our high temperature was only 48. Rhinelander only hit 43 degrees, where it rained all day long.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
A frontal boundary stretching between two different areas of low pressure to our east and south-southwest are continuing to develop a large swath of rain across the Midwest. The rain has already cleared in northern and west-central Wisconsin and is slowly working its way east-northeast. So while the Fox Valley may get a break in the rain within the next few hours, southern Wisconsin may not be so lucky. More rain is expected for everyone tonight and tomorrow as the low pressure system to our south strengthens and may not end until Friday night or Saturday morning. Our weekend is looking cool and dry, but you can't spell "cool and dry" without "dry"!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: C central, D south

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Rain showers gradually ending (for now) in central Wisconsin. Rain pretty much all day in southern Wisconsin. Breezy, high of 45. Chance of rain pretty much 100% since it's raining right now in east-central, south-central and southeastern Wisconsin right now.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 46-47. Chance of precip 34-55%.
Madison: Highs 44-48. Chance of precip 82-85%.
Waukesha: High of 49. Chance of precip 88-91%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy and windy with rain for everyone! Temps pretty much steady with lows lower 40s. Chance of rain 90%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy, windy, more rain, more yuck. Highs mid- to upper 40s. Chance of rain almost 100%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Clouds and breezy in the morning with any lingering rain showers ending. A few breaks of sunshine possible later in the day. Highs 44-49. Chance of rain 25%.
Sunday: Cloudy, maybe a new chance at rain showers late. Highs 48-53. Chance of rain 30%.

Next Week:
Monday: Mostly cloudy, a little breezy, highs 49-56.
Tuesday: Cloudy and windy with rain developing late. Highs 51-58. Chance of rain Tuesday night 40%.
Wednesday: Rain, wind, and meh. Highs 52-59. Chance of rain 60%.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Rain showers tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday. Highs in the 40s.
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, scattered showers tomorrow, some sunshine this weekend. Highs low to mid- 60s except for Saturday when mid- 50s are expected.
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 today, then partly cloudy through the weekend. Highs 75-80 except for tomorrow when upper 60s are expected.
Flash Flood Warning until 845 am and Tornado Watch until 1pm
Coastal Flood Advisory in effect until 1 PM CDT this afternoon...
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Upcoming weather in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Isolated showers today and tomorrow with a better chance of rain on Saturday. Partly cloudy on Sunday. Highs mid- to upper 70s.
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 upper 70s to mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Partly sunny, maybe an isolated storm on Sunday. Highs mid- to upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Typhoon strengthens as it nears the Philippines
* Typhoon Lupit, with winds of 121 mph, expected to hit part of the islands Thursday
* Two storms have killed more than 850 people in the past month
* Agencies fear landslides, storm surges from Lupit could cause more devastation
* 189,000 still in evacuation centers from Tropical Storm Ketsana
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/weather/10/20/philippines.storms/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for October 19, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:10 PM GMT on October 19, 2009

Good Monday morning!

National Weather Service Tour
Before I get to the forecast, I'd like to share a unique experience I got to have this weekend. On Saturday, I was invited by Jeff Last, a NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist, to get a tour of the National Weather Service in Green Bay. About 20 weather geeks and I got to climb the 90-foot open staircase to enter the WSR-88D Doppler radar dome (I'm now one of about 50 people to have ever been in there), got to go inside the office and see how they research and write up forecasts nowadays (very different from when I was a NWS intern back in 1997), they showed us how they issue severe weather warnings, let us check out their server rooms, and we got to watch them prepare and launch a weather balloon radiosonde (no six-year-old boys were attached). Check out pictures and video below:
Video (8 minutes)
http://vimeo.com/7132311
Pictures (is a public photo album and you do not have to be registered with Facebook to view)
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=129068&id=718391393&l=65fac42447

Weather Recap
We had a dry but cool weekend with a mix of sunshine and clouds and high temperatures around the 50-55 degree mark. Our average high temperatures are in the mid- to upper 50s this time of the year, so we were still just a few degrees below normal.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
High pressure off to our southeast is still attempting to influence our weather today, and it looks like it's going to work. A low pressure system to our north is presenting a few clouds to us this morning, but it looks like any rain showers are going to stay to our north today. However, a series of strong low pressure systems are going to march across the United States this week, so starting late tomorrow and continuing through the rest of the work week, we may see a return of colder, wet weather once again. So enjoy the next 36 hours of weather, as things are going to take a turn for the worse again soon.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B+

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Partly sunny, breezy and warmer today. High of 59.

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

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, lows low to mid- 40s.

Tomorrow: Cloudy and breezy with scattered rain showers developing late. Highs mid- to upper 50s. Chance of rain tomorrow night 60%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Cloudy and windy with rain likely. Highs 53-58. Chance of rain 70%.
Thursday: Partly cloudy early, then becoming cloudy, windy and cooler with more rain likely by Thursday night. Highs 48-53. Chance of rain Thursday night 60%.
Friday: Cloudy, windy and colder with more rain likely. Highs 41-46. Chance of rain 60%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy and windy with morning rain gradually ending. Highs 42-49. Chance of rain 50%.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, highs 45-52.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Partly cloudy today, rain tomorrow and Wednesday. Highs near 60 today, mid- 50s tomorrow, then upper 40s on Wednesday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Sunshine, highs 65-70.
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 and tomorrow, maybe some storms on Wednesday. Highs upper 70s to lower 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: Sunshine, highs mid- 60s today, warming to the mid- 70s by 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 and breezy, maybe a shower tonight, highs upper 80s today, then cooling to the upper 70s tomorrow and Wednesday.
... Record high minimum temperature tied in Las Vegas today...
The low temperature at McCarran International Airport here in Las
Vegas today was 63 degrees. This reading tied the previous record
high minimum temperature for the date which last occurred in 1991.
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 only lower 70s today, warming to the low to mid- 80s tomorrow and Wednesday.
... Record low temperature set at Fort Myers...
A record low temperature of 48 degrees was set at Fort Myers today.
This breaks the old record of 54 set in 1927.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Hurricane Rick downgraded to Category 3 storm
* NEW: Rick's sustained winds decrease to 125 mph
* NEW: Hurricane watch issued for southern Baja Peninsula
* Rick expected to weaken further before landfall by midweek
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/weather/10/19/hurricane.rick/index.html#cnnSTCText

Typhoon nears Philippines, as toll rises
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/weather/10/19/philippines.storms/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for October 15, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:00 PM GMT on October 15, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Recap
It has been another average week of weather for your middle of November with high temperatures in the 40s, scattered rain mixing with snow showers this past Monday, some sunshine on Tuesday, and more scattered rain showers yesterday. Parts of northern Wisconsin received up to 3" of snow last Monday. I can't believe Thanksgiving is only a week away, it feels like it was just three weeks ago when it was sunny and in the 70s every day. Oh wait ...
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
Thanks to an upper-level disturbance in the area, you can expect another gloomy day of clouds and rain with temperatures in the lower 40s and not moving much today. However, the late-weekend warmup I teased in last Monday's update is still in the forecast, which is good news for everyone wanting a temporary end to these high temperatures in the 40s. It may actually be slightly above normal Sunday and next week, but unfortunately the average high temperature will have dropped to the upper 50s by then, so you can just go ahead and keep the shorts in your dresser drawer.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Patchy light rain over south central and southeast Wisconsin will yield to an increasing area of steady light rain this morning between 7 am and 9 am. By 9 or 10 am this morning...light rain and drizzle will be falling across most of the area. Morning rainfall will be on the light side...mostly between one tenth and one quarter inch. The rain may be mixed with a little snow in the Baraboo and Westfield areas. Temperatures will remain in the middle 30s to lower 40s this morning.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: D

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy with rain likely for much of the day. The rain could change over to light snow early and again late, especially the further north you live. Just a little breezy today with a high of 42. Chance of precip near 100%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 43-45. Chance of rain 68-74%.
Madison: Highs 40-43. Chance of rain 86-88%.
Waukesha: Highs 44-45. Chance of rain 84-88%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy with scattered light rain or snow showers gradually ending. Lows lower 30s. Chance of precip 30%.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy but pretty much dry. Highs mid- 40s.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly sunny, a little warmer, highs 47-52.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer. Thank you, future jet stream ridge. Highs 53-58.

Next Week:
Monday: Mostly cloudy and breezy. Highs 52-59. Should I call it mild, even though it's really just near our normal high temperature?
Tuesday: Cloudy and breezy with rain showers. Highs 53-60. Chance of rain 30%.
Wednesday: Cloudy and breezy with more rain showers. Highs 53-60. Chance of rain 40%.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Rain and snow showers today and tomorrow, little if any snow accumulation expected. Partly cloudy this weekend. Highs near 40 today, 45 tomorrow, 50 on Saturday, then upper 50s on Sunday. Nice trend, eh?
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Clouds through Saturday, isolated rain showers tomorrow and Saturday. Sunshine on Sunday. Highs upper 40s to lower 50s through Saturday, then upper 50s 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 tonight as a cold front comes through, otherwise partly cloudy through the weekend. Highs lower 90s today, but then only in the 70s tomorrow and this weekend.
... Record high minimum temperature tied at Houston Intercontinental Airport...
The low temperature at Houston Intercontinental Airport yesterday...
October 14th... was 78 degrees. This ties the warmest low temperature
for the day. The last time the minimum temperature only fell to 78
degrees on October 14th was in 1981.
The low temperature at Houston hobby Airport yesterday... October
14th... was 76 degrees. This ties the warmest low temperature for the
day. The last time the minimum temperature only fell to 76 degrees
on October 14th was in 1985.
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 today and tomorrow, clouds on Saturday, less clouds on Sunday. Highs in the lower 70s.
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 85-90.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Scattered storms through tomorrow, then sunshine this weekend. Highs upper 80s through tomorrow, then only upper 70s this weekend. Brrrr!!!
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Storm threatens California with flooding, mudslides
* Evacuations ordered, schools closed near Santa Cruz
* Storm is expected to dump as much as 8 inches of rain
* Storm could hit parts of Southern California that the Station wildfire burned
* Residents filled sandbags to prepare for flooding
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/10/13/california.rain/index.html#cnnSTCText

Bloggers unite on climate change
* Bloggers of the world unite in a day of discussion about climate change
* Well over 15 million posts are expected on third annual Blog Action Day
* Governments, charities, businesses, individuals posting their opinions
* Thousands of bloggers have registered their participation in 144 countries
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/10/14/blog.action.day.climate/index.html#cnnSTCText

(Source: National Weather Service)

... A very cold start to the month of October...
The first 13 days for the month of October across central and northeast
Wisconsin have averaged 7 to 10 degrees below normal...as mainly cloudy
and wet periods of weather have prevailed. In fact...there has not been
one day of a high temperature of 60 degrees across the area. All
observing sites across the region are reporting at least a top 5 coldest
start to the month. Here is a list of sites across the region.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Wausau Green Bay

Rank value year rank value year
1 41.5 *2009* 1 42.4 1952
2 42.0 1952 2 43.4 1935
3 42.4 1987 3 43.7 1987
4 44.1 1979 4 44.0 1917
5 44.3 1993 5 44.4 *2009*

Appleton Rhinelander

Rank value year rank value year
1 42.8 1917 1 39.7 1987
2 43.7 1935 2 40.4 1917
3 44.8 *2009* 3 40.5 1952
4 45.1 1952 4 41.2 *2009*
5 45.3 1993 5 41.4 1935

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Wisconsin Weather Update for October 12, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:01 PM GMT on October 12, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Recap
Cold air coming in from Canada kept us chilly over the weekend with high temperatures only in the lower 40s, and many of us saw our first snowflakes of the season on Saturday.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
If you missed your chance at seeing flurries on Saturday, you're going to get another shot at it today. High pressure centered over New York is trying to keep the Midwest dry today, but it's going to get pushed aside by moisture from a small disturbance to our west. It's not even the middle of October yet so it should be rain, but the upper-air jet stream flow remains further south than what we'd like to see, so the scattered showers will fall more as light snow than light rain, especially in the morning and evening. Areas to our north and west may see 1-2" of snow today, but we'll probably just get a dusting on grassy areas. There are more chances for light rain or snow this week, but if you're looking for that Indian Summer warmup, keep your eye on Sunday and next week.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
... Some accumulating snow possible today...
An upper level disturbance passing over the state today will
combine with an unseasonably cold air to produce a mix of rain
and snow across east central Wisconsin.

Some minor accumulation will be possible today... however motorists
traveling north or west may run into more snow. Accumulation from
1 to 3 inches of snow is possible mainly north of line from
Wisconsin Rapids to Clintonville to Oconto.

Temperatures have risen to above freezing overnight... so any mix
is expected to melt on area surfaces. If snow intensifies briefly
at times... then some minor accumulation on grassy areas will be
possible.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB


Today’s Forecast Grade: C

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy. Light snow showers expected within the next few hours, mixing with light slush or light rain in the afternoon. Don't get too excited, it'll probably just be a dusting on your lawn and should melt instantly on the roadways. High of 42.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 44-46. Chance of precip 58-88%.
Madison: Highs 43-46. Chance of precip 35-49%.
Waukesha: Highs 47-50. Chance of precip 33-42%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with light snow showers ending shortly after you get home from work ... unless you work a weird schedule. :) Again, don't expect more than a dusting of snow in your yard. Some decreasing clouds overnight. Lows upper 20s.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with another chance at light rain or snow tomorrow night. Highs mid- 40s.

Extended:
Wednesday: Maybe a rain or snow shower in the morning, otherwise cloudy and breezy. Highs 45-50.
Thursday: Cloudy, highs 46-51.
Friday: Cloudy with light rain or snow showers. Highs 45-50.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and breezy. Highs 46-53.
Sunday: Cloudy, breezy and warmer. Maybe. Highs 55-62.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: 1-2" of snow on grassy areas today. More snow possible Tuesday night, turning to rain on Wednesday. Highs upper 30s today, then lower 40s after that.
Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 4 PM CDT this afternoon...
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Isolated rain showers today, with a better chance of rain Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs upper 50s to lower 60s.
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 likely today and tomorrow, becoming more scattered later in the week. Highs in the 80s.
Through mid morning...scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to move northeast across the region. Rainfall amounts will average 1/8 to 1/2 inch. Patchy fog and occasional light rain can also be expected over the inland areas.
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 isolated storms tomorrow. Mostly cloudy but probably dry tomorrow. More showers on Wednesday. Highs upper 70s today, lower 80s tomorrow, mid- 70s on 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: Partly sunny and cooler. Maybe an isolated shower on Wednesday. Highs mid- to upper 70s. Autumn in Vegas > Autumn in Wisconsin.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

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


Weather in the News:

Days of flooding, landslides kill 186 in Philippines
* 186 people dead in provinces, including Baguio City, Benguet and Mountain
* Floods were unleased by tropical depression Parma
* Report: Worst-hit areas in Pangasinan province are Bayambang, Alcala and Basista
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/weather/10/10/philippines.floods/index.html#cnnSTCText

(Source: National Weather Service)

...First snowfall in Green Bay and Oshkosh...
Snow flurries were reported in Green Bay and Oshkosh Saturday morning. A trace of snow was reported at both locations. The average first trace of snow in the Fox cities is about October 25.

...Average date for the first snowfall of the season for the Green Bay area...

amount date

Earliest first snow: trace 09/22/1995
average first snow: trace 10/25

Average first measurable: 0.1" 11/11
average first 1 inch : 1.0" 11/22
average first 3 inch : 3.0" 12/11
average first 5 inch : 5.0" 01/05


...First snowfall statistics for Milwaukee and Madison...
The following is a list of the earliest...average...and latest dates
of occurrence for the first trace...measurable...and one inch or
greater snowfall amounts.

---Milwaukee snowfall statistics---

Earliest first snow occurrence in winter.........................
Trace measurable (0.1">) 1">
sept 20 1954 Oct 6 1889 Oct 17 1896

Average first snow occurrence in winter..........................
trace measurable (0.1">) 1">
Oct 28 Nov 14 Dec 2

Latest first snow occurrence in winter...........................
trace measurable (0.1">) 1">
Dec 5 1999 Dec 26 1888 Jan 20 1889

---Madison snowfall statistics---

Earliest first snow occurrence in winter.........................
Trace measurable (0.1">) 1">
sept 23 1928 Oct 6 1964 Oct 10 1990

Average first snow occurrence in winter..........................
trace measurable (0.1">) 1">
Oct 25 Nov 5 Nov 18

Latest first snow occurrence in winter...........................
trace measurable (0.1">) 1">
Nov 28 1994 Dec 15 1999 Dec 23 2001

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Wisconsin Weather Update for October 8, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:53 PM GMT on October 08, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Recap
After some rather cloudy and rainy weather Monday and Tuesday, we finally saw the sun yesterday, and quite a lot of it actually. Temperatures have remained below normal with highs in the mid- to upper 50s.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
So remember how on Monday I mentioned that there was only going to be one significant storm system moving through Wisconsin this week? Well, that's still kinda sorta mostly true. A strong area of low pressure is centered to our north this morning, over central Ontario, Canada. A cold front stretching southward from this low is moving across Wisconsin this morning, and is going to usher in the coolest air of the season thus far over the next few days. But along with the cold front, scattered rain showers are developing in coordination with another area of low pressure to our southwest. We may see a few rain showers today, but the heaviest precipitation should remain to our north and south. Another weak disturbance looks to move through later in the day on Saturday, and there's a chance that could bring us our first snow flakes of the season! I wouldn't lie about that ... or would I?
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Look for isolated light rain showers or sprinkles to move west to east over southern Wisconsin between 7 am and 10 am...ahead of a broader band of light rain. This larger band of intermittent light rain will move into western Iowa and Lafayette counties around 8 am...and reach a dells...Madison to Lake Geneva line between 930 am and 10 am. The light rain band will cross the remainder of south central and southeast Wisconsin between 10 am and 1130 am. Look for clouds to thicken and lower ahead of the rain...with temperatures slowly rising into the lower 50s by 11 am this morning.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: C

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy with scattered showers possible. Showers more likely the further southeast you live. High of 53. Chance of rain 30% central, 60% south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 53-55. Chance of rain 17-47%.
Madison: Highs 51-53. Chance of rain 55-72%.
Waukesha: Highs 53-55. Chance of rain 68-72%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Maybe an isolated evening shower southeast. Otherwise mostly cloudy and breezy overnight. Lows near 40. Chance of rain south 30%.

Tomorrow: More clouds than sunshine, and breezy in the morning. Highs near 50.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and cool with a chance of rain showers later in the day. Don't be too surprised if you see a few flakes mixed in with your rain on Saturday. Highs 48-53. Chance of precip 30%.
Sunday: Partly sunny and cool, highs 46-51.

Next Week:
Monday: Cloudy and breezy with a blob of rain showers probably moving through. And just like Saturday, a few snow showers may mix in with the rain at times too. Highs 41-48. Chance of precip 50%.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, highs 48-55.
Wednesday: Cloudy and breezy with rain showers perhaps arriving Wednesday night. Highs 46-53. Chance of rain 30%.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Decreasing clouds today, sunshine tomorrow, then mostly cloudy with isolated SNOW showers this weekend. Highs near 50 today and tomorrow, then only 40-45 this weekend!
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Showers and storms today and tonight, tapering off tomorrow afternoon, then partly sunny this weekend. Highs mid- 70s today, lower 60s tomorrow and Saturday, upper 50s on Sunday.
Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Friday 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: Isolated storms today, storms likely tomorrow, then scattered storms this weekend. Highs upper 80s through tomorrow, then only mid- 70s this weekend.
... Record high minimum temperature for the month of October set at Houston/hobby Airport Wednesday...
The minimum temperature on Wednesday at Houston/hobby Airport was
only 80 degrees. This is a new record high minimum temperature for
the date... breaking the previous record of 77 degrees set in 2007.

This also sets the record for the highest minimum temperature for
the entire month of October. The previous record was 79 degrees set
on October 11th 1969.
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 today, clouds tomorrow, isolated showers Friday night and Saturday, and a better chance of rain on Sunday. Highs lower 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 low to mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Isolated daytime storms, otherwise partly cloudy. 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:

2 dead as Typhoon Melor lashes Japan
* Typhoon Melor roars into central Japan leaving two people dead
* Storm avoided Tokyo but caused major disruption to transport networks
* Storm's victims were killed by falling trees
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/10/08/japan.storm/index.html#cnnSTCText

Is El Nino behind spate of Pacific typhoons?
* Spate of deadly storms have hit East Asia in recent weeks
* Statistics show number of storms in Western Pacific in 2009 is below average
* El Nino phenomenon likely culprit behind recent spate of Asia-Pacific storms
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/10/07/weather.storms/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for October 5, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 1:10 PM GMT on October 05, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Recap
Our weekend weather felt a lot like late October rather than early October with a mostly cloudy sky, a few scattered rain showers, and temperatures about 5-10 degrees below normal.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
It looks like we'll have one major weather system to deal with this week. A large area of surface low pressure is developing this morning in the central Rocky Mountains. This system is expected to move east-northeastward over the next couple of days, and could make things really wet and windy again around our neighborhoods late tonight and continuing through much of tomorrow. Another strong system will work its way across the Midwest Thursday and Friday, but as of now it looks like most of the rain will remain to our south. Temperatures look to stay near or below normal this week again as well.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
While many areas remain cloudy...look for some partial clearing during the early morning. In a few spots that have cleared...patchy fog has formed...mainly in the Wisconsin River Valley. Visibilities there may be reduced to less than 1/2 mile through 8 am.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: B-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy this morning, with those few breaks of sunshine going away by this afternoon. Still dry for now though. High of 58 central, near 60 south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs today 57-59.
Madison: Highs today 58-60.
Waukesha: Highs today 60-61.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with rain developing overnight. Lows mid- 40s. Chance of rain 90%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy and blustery with more rain likely in the morning, then ending from west to east during the afternoon. Highs mid- 50s. Chance of rain pretty much 100%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Partly sunny and breezy, highs 57-62.
Thursday: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Errr... rain showers. Highs 54-59. Chance of precip 30%.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1196077-cloudy_with_a_chance_of_meatballs/

Friday: Cloudy, windy and cooler with scattered showers possible. Rain may be more likely the further south you live. Highs 50-55. Chance of rain 30% central, 50% south.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly sunny, breezy and cooler yet. Highs 46-53.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 48-55.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Rain showers today and tomorrow, then dry after that. High of 10. No wait, that's the Vikings' expected scoring output tonight. Temperatures should be in the low to mid- 50s for most of the week, although it could hit 60 on Wednesday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Sunshine today, storms tomorrow, sunshine Wednesday, storms on Thursday. So it'll be an up and down week I guess. Highs near 70.
... Patchy dense fog over parts of the quad state...
The combination of clear skies and calm winds has produced
patches of dense fog to form over that part of the Heartland
generally north and west of a line from Owensboro Kentucky to New
Madrid Missouri. Through 9 am... persons traveling through these areas
should use extra caution and prepare for rapid reductions in
visibility down to one quarter mile or less. Remember to use low
beams and allow extra time to reach your destination.
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: Mostly cloudy with isolated storms developing each day. Highs mid- 80s today, then near or just above 90 after that.
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: Rain today, then just isolated showers Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs mid- 70s today, upper 70s tomorrow, then low to mid- 80s Wednesday.
Through 9 am...widespread moderate to heavy showers will continue to impact portions of southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia this morning. Rainfall accumulations between 1/10 inch to 1/4 inch per hour are expected. A few locations may see up to 1/2 inch rainfall accumulation per hour. Motorists should remain cautious as continued rains may produce ponding of water on roadways through late morning.
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, refreshing highs only in the upper 60s today. Highs in the mid- to upper 70s are expected Tuesday and Wednesday though.
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 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:

15 dead as Typhoon Parma whips Philippines
* 15 dead in Philippines from Typhoon Parma, local media report
* Storm heads to sea after crossing northern Philippines
* Tens of thousands of Filipinos sought shelter in evacuation centers
* The biggest threat was rain in areas water-logged by Typhoon Ketsana
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/10/04/philippines.typhoon/index.html#cnnSTCText

(Source: National Weather Service)
...14th driest September on record at Green Bay...
Total rainfall for the month was 1.22 inches. September 2009
will go down as the 14th driest September on record.
September 2009 did not make the top 30 warmest septembers
on record at Green Bay.

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Wisconsin Weather Update for October 1, 2009.

By: HaleStorm, 12:59 PM GMT on October 01, 2009

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Recap
After a lousy day of weather on Monday with cold wind and rain, things improved a bit on Tuesday before yesterday's sunny and calm day. We never really recovered much temperaturewise with highs mostly in the 50s so far this week. Much of Wisconsin has seen some morning frost as well, and areas in north-central Wisconsin have had lows in the 20s where the growing season has already ended.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
Hopefully you enjoyed the sunny and cool Autumn weather we had yesterday, as more wild weather is on the way. A slow-moving, large swath of rain has developed ahead of a low pressure system in Kansas. An occluded front stretches northward from the low through the Dakotas to another weaker area of low pressure. The main low's warm front is stretching southward across eastern Texas, and its cold front stretches across western Texas and New Mexico. This low pressure system is expected to move northeastward from Kansas to Wisconsin by Friday night. What does all of this mumbo-jumbo mean? Rain is going to start developing from west-southwest to east-northeast today and will likely linger through Saturday. Things will probably get windy again too, so hold onto your umbrellas! I'm looking at you, Mary Poppins.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
... Frost advisory now in effect until 8 am CDT Thursday...
Low temperatures around freezing are expected. This will lead to
widespread frost... which could kill or injure cold-sensitive
plants.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A frost advisory means that frost is expected. Sensitive outdoor
plants may be killed if left uncovered.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB


Today’s Forecast Grade: C

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Becoming cloudy shortly if it hasn't already. Increasing winds during the day with showers developing from west-southwest to east-northeast during the afternoon. High of 57 central, near 60 south. Chance of rain 30% in central Wisconsin, 50% south, 90% west.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 59-60. Chance of rain 3-39%.
Madison: Highs 58-60. Chance of rain 23-70%.
Waukesha: Highs 59-61. Chance of rain 6-52%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy and blustery with rain. Ick. Lows mid- 40s. Chance of rain 90%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy and breezy with showers remaining likely. Temperatures near-steady with highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 80%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Cloudy and breezy with scattered showers gradually ending. Highs 53-58. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy but calm and dry. Highs 57-62. Chance of rain ... oh, sorry, typed that out of habit.

Next Week:
Monday: Cloudy and windy with a new area of rain coming in. Highs 54-61. Chance of rain 60%.
Tuesday: Cloudy and breezy with scattered showers. Highs 58-65. Chance of rain 50%.
Wednesday: Cloudy with sprinkles. Highs 58-65. Chance of rain 30%.


Other City Forecasts:

Upcoming weather in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Rain and storms likely today and tomorrow, becoming more scattered on Saturday. Sunshine on Sunday with a big storm likely inside the Metrodome Monday evening. Highs in the 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Upcoming weather in Anna, Illinois: Scattered storms today, then sunshine with a few clouds through the weekend. Highs 70-75 except for Saturday where it may not make it out of the mid- 60s.
Widely scattered showers will move across much of the quad state region this morning. By 830 am...the activity will generally be north and west of a line from Calhoun to Murray Kentucky. Prepare for brief light to moderate rainfall with the passage of the showers.
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 developing late today, then more storms likely through the weekend. 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: Partly cloudy today and tomorrow, isolated storms this weekend. Highs 80-85.
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 cool, highs upper 70s today, lower 80s tomorrow, mid- 80s Saturday, then down to the mid- 70s on Sunday. Those are high temperatures, not lows, in case you were wondering.
... Record number of days in September with low temperatures 70 degrees or highs in Las Vegas...
There were a total of 27 days in September with low temperatures of
70 degrees or warmer. This broke the previous record of 26 days set
September 2008.

Thirty year climate normals Show Low temperatures falling into the
60s by the 15th of the month.
-----------------------
... A very warm September comes to an end across the area...

Despite a cool end to the month of September... this past month will
still go down as one of the warmest septembers ever on record across
the area as Summer just did not want to seem to quit. High pressure
aloft centered near the region much of the month set up a pattern
that favored keeping warmer than normal conditions around.

- Las Vegas -

In Las Vegas the average temperature at McCarran International
Airport was 86.2 degrees for September 2009 making this the warmest
September ever on record since records started in 1937.

The 5 warmest septembers ever recorded in Las Vegas are:

1. 86.2 degrees/2009 ***
2. 85.3 degrees/1979
3. 85.1 degrees/2001
4. 84.8 degrees/2008
5. 84.4 degrees/2003

The average temperature of 86.2 degrees this past September is 4.9
degrees above normal. Most of the impressive warmth this past month
was due to the very warm low temperatures. 27 days had a low
temperature of 70 degrees or better this past month which sets a new
record for the most 70 degree or better low temperatures for the
month of September... the previous record was 26 days set just last
year. The average low temperature of 75.1 degrees breaks the
previous record of 73.0 degrees set in 2008. The normal average low
temperature for Las Vegas for September is 67.6 degrees.

High temperatures however were also above normal for September.
There were 12 days of 100 degrees or better which is 5 above the
normal number of such days for the month. The average high
temperature this past September was 97.3 degrees which is 3.5
degrees above normal.

Only a trace of precipitation fell at McCarran for the month with a
few sprinkles recorded on the 4th. Normally McCarran receives 0.31
inches of rain for the month. The last time there was this little
rain at the official Las Vegas climate station during September was
back in 2005. Rainfall this month varied greatly across the valley
however. Thunderstorms on the 4th brought some locally heavy rain to
the southwest part of the valley mainly from the southern half of
Summerlin southward towards areas near sunset and 215. On average a
third of an inch of rain fell in this area with localized amounts up
to 1.42 inches recorded. This was the heaviest rain to fall all
Summer in this part of the valley. Elsewhere outside of a locally
heavy thunderstorm that dropped around a half inch of rain in the
southern part of anthem on the 2nd amounts were light across the
valley. Trace amounts were recorded for the month at the National
Weather Service office and the North Las Vegas Airport. The driest
area was the far northern half of the valley where no rain fell at
all for the month.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Upcoming weather in Davenport, Florida: Partly cloudy today and tomorrow, a 30% chance of daytime storms this weekend. Highs mid- to upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Storm-ravaged Philippines braced for 'super typhoon' Parma
* Super Typhoon Parma set to slam into Philippines Saturday
* Philippines already reeling from deadly impact of Typhoon Ketsana
* Storm killed at least 246, affected 2 million, forced evacuation of 567,000.
* Vietnam, Cambodia also badly affected by Ketsana; total death toll more than 300
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/10/01/philippines.typhoon.parma/index.html#cnnSTCText

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