Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for February 25, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 2:11 PM GMT on February 25, 2010

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Recap
Short-lived bands of moderate-to-heavy snow over the last couple days have given much of Wisconsin several inches of fresh snow. Luckily, with the longer hours of daylight and high temperatures in the upper 20s to lower 30s, it melted fairly quickly on road surfaces.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
A major nor'easter is going to create some havoc over the next couple days in New England with not inches but feet of snow possible in some areas, but across Wisconsin we've got just clouds to worry about. This big storm's cloud base extends westward to around Lake Michigan this morning, but over the next few days it's going to stay nearly-stationary just off the New England coast, which means some of these clouds may wobble westward and come back into eastern Wisconsin. The clouds look to linger through this weekend and into the first couple days of next week, but all that's expected to fall from these clouds around here is just some scattered flurries from time to time.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny for most of us, but a little colder compared to yesterday. More clouds possible near Lake Michigan. High of 25.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 25-26.
Madison: Highs 25-27.
Waukesha: Highs 26-27.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Clouds and stars. Lows near 10.

Tomorrow: Sunshine west, clouds east. Highs near 30.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Clouds and light snow showers or flurries. Highs 28-33. Chance of measurable snow 30%.
Sunday: Still cloudy but a little warmer. Highs 32-37.

Next Week:
Monday: More clouds than sunshine. Highs 32-39.
Tuesday: Still mostly cloudy. Highs 31-38.
Wednesday: Hopefully some more sunshine. Highs 30-37.


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Sunshine today, a few clouds tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- to upper 20s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: More sun than clouds.
High Temperatures: Upper 30s to lower 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Sunshine today, showers and storms tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 50s to near 60.
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

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine and breezy.
High Temperatures: Upper 40s today, mid- 50s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Wind Advisory in effect until 6 PM EST this evening...
Conditions: Sunshine and windy.
High Temperatures: Lower 40s today, upper 40s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine today, rain possible late tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Wind Chill Advisory in effect until 10 am EST this morning...
Freeze warning in effect from 4 am to 8 am EST Friday...
Conditions: Sunshine and cooler.
High Temperatures: Upper 50s today, mid- 60s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Another major winter storm has Northeast in bull's-eye
- Nor'easter expected to bring blizzard conditions, near-hurricane winds
- Upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine could get 30 inches of snow
- Little snow expected in Boston; New York, Philadelphia and Washington may see more
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/weather/02/24/winter.weather/index.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for February 22, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 2:13 PM GMT on February 22, 2010

Good Monday morning!

Weather Recap
We had another seasonable weekend with some light snow developing on Saturday, clouds during the day yesterday, and some light snow developing again last night. High temperatures were just above 30, which is right around our average for the last week of February.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
Well this was a wild weekend of weather forecasts if you live in southern Wisconsin. A low pressure system that couldn't quite make up its mind on how far north it wanted to bring its snow changed last night and today's forecast in southern Wisconsin from cloudy, to a Winter Storm Watch and 6-10" of snow, to a Winter Weather Advisory with 2-6" of snow, and overnight the advisory was cancelled early in south-central Wisconsin and will be ending shortly in southeastern Wisconsin with just 2-4" of snow expected by around lunchtime. East-central Wisconsin was never under any watch or advisory, but an inch or two of new snow is possible this morning as the snow gradually pushes east over Lake Michigan.
Another little disturbance could give us more light snow tomorrow night and into Wednesday, then an upcoming upper-air jet stream trough brings in colder air from Canada, so expect high temperatures in the 20s instead of the 30s for the second half of the work week.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
Snow from a storm system tracking toward the lower Great Lakes will continue to affect east-central Wisconsin for a time this morning. The primary snow band will affect areas south and east of a line from Wautoma...to Clintonville...to Oconto...to just north of Sturgeon Bay. Areas farther west should receive just flurries. Areas within the primary snow band could see visibilities briefly fall to below 1 mile at times. Most locations affected by the snow band will receive an inch or two of snow...though totals out near the western edge of the band will be a bit lower. Although temperatures were within a few degrees of freezing...the snow will fall hard enough to accumulate on untreated roadways. Morning commuters should be alert for the possibility of snow on roadways...and use extra caution. The snow should taper to flurries by mid-morning.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB

Southeastern Wisconsin:
... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10 am CST this morning...
* Timing... accumulating snow will gradually diminish from the west later this morning. However some periods of light snow and flurries are still expected into the afternoon.

* Snow accumulations... total accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected.

* Winds... northeast winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph.

* Impacts... snow will lead to some slippery travel conditions...especially for the morning commute on untreated roads.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while driving.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: C

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Light snow showers this morning in eastern Wisconsin. Snow should gradually end from west to east this morning with maybe an inch or two of additional accumulation before it ends around lunchtime. Cloudy this afternoon with a high of 33.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 34-35. Chance of precip 39-69%.
Madison: High of 34. Chance of precip 28-48%.
Waukesha: Highs 34-35. Chance of precip 36-68%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Mostly cloudy overnight. Lows near 20.

Tomorrow: Cloudy and breezy with another round of light snow showers developing later in the day and continuing tomorrow night. This shouldn't be too big of a deal - maybe an inch of new snow. Highs upper 20s to near 30. Chance of measurable snow 40%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Cloudy, breezy and colder with light snow showers or flurries. Highs 19-24. Chance of measurable snow 30%.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, a little warmer, highs 23-28.
Friday: Mostly sunny, highs 28-33.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Sun and clouds, highs 28-35.
Sunday: Clouds with light snow or flurries. Maybe. Highs 28-35. Chance of measurable snow just 25%. And with that, another month will be in the record books as March begins on Monday!


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Clouds, light snow tonight and tomorrow morning.
High Temperatures: Upper 20s today, near 20 tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: More clouds than sunshine.
High Temperatures: Near or just above 40.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Sun and clouds today, rain tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Near 60 today, might not even make it to 50 tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Showers and storms today, decreasing clouds tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Lower 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
An area of rain...with a line of heavy showers in the Piedmont...continues to move east this morning. At 730 am...this area extended from north of Statesville to near Charlotte and then extending into East Georgia west of Augusta. A few rumbles of thunder will occur mainly over northern South Carolina as the heavy showers occasionally produce some lightning. This will occur mainly south of Charlotte. Many locations will get around a half inch of rainfall from this large band of rain.
Conditions: Showers today, some sunshine tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- to upper 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Morning rain showers or a light mix, sunshine tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Near 50 today, upper 50s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Showers and isolated storms today, sunshine tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

(Source: National Weather Service)
...Lack of mild weather keeps snow cover on ground...
The Green Bay area has seen a longer than usual period of cool weather
and solid snow cover this winter (defined here as December through
february).

So far during the winter of 2009-10 in Green Bay, only two days
experienced temperatures of 40 degrees or greater--both of those were at
the very beginning of December. In fact, temperatures have remained
below 40 in Green Bay since December 3. The current streak of 77
consecutive days without a high temperature of 40 or greater in Green
Bay is the 15th longest in 114 years of data. The longest such streak
is 112 days during the winter of 1903-04. More recently, the winter of
2000-01 had a run of 91 consecutive days under 40.

If the temperature stays in the 30s today and through the end of the
week, the current streak will likely last through the end of the month
and into early March as colder air is on the horizon. That would vault
the current run of consecutive days below 40 degrees into the top 10.

The cool temperatures have kept the snow cover in check across the area,
too. Through Thursday morning, Green Bay has recorded a snow depth of
at least 1 inch since December 9 (readings are taken at 6 am daily; data
available since 1948) -- 71 days in a row with snow cover. That is
nowhere near the record of 124 days in a row set during the winter of
1985-86. Just last year, Green Bay recorded 106 consecutive days with 1
inch or more on the ground -- the sixth longest streak. If the snow
cover can hang around during the next few days, the current streak would
jump into the top 20.

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Wisconsin Weather Update for February 18, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 2:06 PM GMT on February 18, 2010

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Recap
So where did those warm temperatures come from yesterday afternoon? A little bubble of warm air moved across Wisconsin yesterday afternoon, moving Wisconsin above the freezing mark and through the 30s. We did have clouds lingering for much of the day, but temperatures zoomed to the mid- to upper 30s, with a few spots actually hitting 40 degrees by late yesterday afternoon.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
We're still looking for that "January Thaw" as the National Weather Service's @JeffLast noted yesterday that "we've had a solid snowcover in Green Bay since Dec 8." I'm not quite convinced that this is it either, but we will see a little more natural snow removal with temperatures expected to be above freezing and above normal once again (the normal high temperature is 30 (Green Bay), 31 (Madison), and 33 (Milwaukee) ). High pressure is building into the Midwest, so you can expect lots of sunshine today and tomorrow, with clouds returning for the weekend and next week. Not much rain or snow in the forecast, so no worries if you're driving anywhere.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: A few morning clouds, otherwise sunshine and warm again. High of 36.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 31-33.
Madison: Highs 32-35.
Waukesha: Highs 33-34.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Clear sky. Lows in the lower teens.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny in the morning with a few more clouds later in the day. Slightly cooler with highs in the lower 30s.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 27-32.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 26-31.

Next Week:
Monday: Clouds, highs 25-32.
Tuesday: More clouds, highs 24-31.
Wednesday: Sun and clouds, highs 24-31.


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Sunshine with just a few clouds.
High Temperatures: Lower 30s today, upper 20s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Sunshine today, a light mix possible tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Near or just above 40.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy today, a few scattered showers tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Lower 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s today, upper 50s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine.
High Temperatures: Upper 40s today, mid- 50s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 60s.
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 February 15, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 1:57 PM GMT on February 15, 2010

Good Monday morning!

Weather Recap
Yesterday morning sunshine give way to clouds in the afternoon as well as a few light snow showers late in the day and overnight in northern and central Wisconsin. High temps were in the upper 20s.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
An area of surface low pressure over Indiana this morning is keeping the entire Great Lakes region cloudy, and scattered light snow showers have spread through eastern Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan, with some heavier snow in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and snow or rain further to the south and east. Around Wisconsin, it's looking like a cloudy and seasonable week of weather. We may see a half-inch to an inch of snow today from this low pressure system, but as it slowly moves off to the northeast, the snow goes away but the clouds and breezy conditions will linger for most of the week. I also took a quick peek at next week's temperature outlook and it's looking like more of the same.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy and breezy with scattered light snow showers. An inch of snow at the most. High of 26. Chance of measurable snow 50%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 28-30. Chance of precip 49-58%.
Madison: Highs 27-30. Chance of precip 48-50%.
Waukesha: Highs 29-30. Chance of precip 41-49%.
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. Lows upper teens. Chance of new measurable snow 30%.

Tomorrow: Still cloudy, still breezy, maybe some flurries. Highs near 30.

Extended:
Wednesday: More clouds, still a little breezy. Highs 26-31.
Thursday: Finally some sunshine. Don't get too used to it though. Highs 27-32.
Friday: Clouds. Highs 26-31.

This Weekend:
Saturday: More clouds. Go figure. Highs 22-29.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 24-31.


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Winter Weather Advisory in effect until noon CST today...
Conditions: An inch of snow today, sunshine tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- to upper 20s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: 1-2" of snow today, clouds tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 20s to lower 30s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Sunshine but cooler.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 50s.
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

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Showers today, sunshine tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s today, upper 40s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Rain today, sun tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Lower 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Mostly sunny.
High Temperatures: Near 70.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Partly cloudy. An isolated shot at a shower this afternoon.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s today, down to upper 50s tomorrow.
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 February 11, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 1:46 PM GMT on February 11, 2010

Good Monday morning!

Weather Recap
After Monday night and Tuesday's snowstorm which generated varied snowfall totals across Wisconsin (a few inches in east-central and south-central Wisconsin but close to a foot in southeastern Wisconsin), yesterday we had decreasing clouds during the day with high temperatures in the upper 20s to near 30.
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=grb&storyid=48140&source=0
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=mkx&storyid=48006&source=0
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
The next week looks pretty normal weatherwise. High pressure across the Midwest got rid of our cloud cover during the day yesterday, and will be responsible for giving us some sunshine over the next few days. A weak low pressure system may develop some light snow showers or flurries Sunday and Monday, but don't expect it to be a big deal, and next week looks mostly dry as well. High temperatures should stay in the low to mid- 20s through the weekend, which is slightly below normal for this time of the year (average is 28-29).
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Partly cloudy. High of 26.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 25-26.
Madison: Highs 24-25.
Waukesha: Highs 25-27.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows around five degrees above zero.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny, highs low to mid- 20s.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, highs 22-27.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with light snow showers or flurries. Highs 20-25. Chance of measurable snow just 20%.

Next Week:
Monday: Clouds and flurries. Still breezy too. Highs 21-28.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, highs 23-30.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, highs 25-32.


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Partly cloudy today, scattered snow showers tonight and tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Near 20 today, mid- 20s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Sunshine today, isolated snow showers tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 30s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Rain today and tonight, decreasing clouds tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 40s.
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

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Partly cloudy today, scattered showers tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 40s to lower 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: More sun than clouds today, more clouds than sun tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Lower 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Partly cloudy today, scattered showers tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Snowfall to ease for blizzard-weary mid-Atlantic region
- NEW: officials deciding whether to reopen Reagan National Airport
- Light snow expected for New York, Maryland and Washington
- This winter is already the snowiest on record for Washington and its suburbs
- Snow blamed for the collapse of at least 22 roofs in Washington
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/weather/02/11/winter.storm/index.html

(Source: National Weather Service)
...Record daily maximum snowfall set at Madison WI...
A record snowfall of 4.8 inches was set at Madison Wisconsin
Tuesday. This breaks the old record of 4.3 set in 1909.

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Wisconsin Weather Update for February 8, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 2:18 PM GMT on February 08, 2010

Good Monday morning!

Weather Recap
Yesterday was a mostly cloudy day with scattered light snow showers and high temperatures near normal in the mid- to upper 20s.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
In continuing with the 2009-2010 theme of naming significant winter storms after Roman gods, I needed one that starts with the letter C, so let's go with the timely Greek god of love, Cupid! Winter Storm Cupid is set to bring his love to Wisconsin tonight and tomorrow, and could get intense at times state as the amount of moisture associated with this storm has increased since looking at weather model data with last Thursday's weather update.

A strong upper-level low pressure system in northwestern Minnesota is working with a surface shortwave currently in the eastern Dakotas and will work to develop snow across much of our area over the next 48 hours. What does this mean? We'll see some light snow developing from the west today, but the snow will get heavier tonight and tomorrow. Expect a couple inches of snow tonight then another few inches during the day tomorrow before the storm gradually leaves Wisconsin tomorrow night. The heaviest snowfall totals are looking to be south and east, with far southeastern Wisconsin seeing up to a foot of snow by tomorrow night. If you're looking for any sympathy, don't look to the east-central U.S. coast. Areas around Baltimore and Washington D.C. got 2-3 feet of snow as part of the so-called "Snowmageddon" last Friday and Saturday!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif
http://www.unrv.com/culture/adopted-roman-gods.php
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/weather/02/06/winter.storm/index.html#cnnSTCText


Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from midnight tonight to midnight CST Tuesday night...
* Scattered light snow or flurries are expected today... but the
steady snow will not arrive until later tonight. It will
continue through Tuesday evening.

* 3 to 7 inches are likely before the snow diminishes.

* Snow and blowing snow will make for slippery roads and poor visibilities.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that
visibilities will be limited due to a combination of falling and
blowing snow. Use caution when traveling... especially in open
areas. The latest Wisconsin Road conditions can be obtained by
calling 511.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB

South-Central Wisconsin:
... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 am CST Wednesday...
The National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan has issued a
Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow... which is in
effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 am CST Wednesday. The Winter
Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* Timing... snow will begin to overspread south central Wisconsin
this afternoon and move east across all of south central
Wisconsin by early evening. A long duration snow is then
expected through Tuesday evening.

* Snow accumulations could range from 5 to 9 inches by late
Tuesday night. The heaviest snow should fall late Monday night
and during the day on Tuesday.

* Brisk east winds will develop Tuesday morning and shift to the
north by afternoon with wind gusts to 25 mph or more. Blowing
and drifting snow will increase throughout the day on Tuesday
and last all of Tuesday night.

* Impacts... cool temperatures will allow a dry powdery snow to
accumulate easily on roadways and make for hazardous travel
especially Tuesday afternoon and night when blowing and
drifting may become widespread.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that
visibilities will be limited due to a combination of falling and
blowing snow. Use caution when traveling... especially in open
areas. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited
visibilities... and use caution while driving.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX

Southeastern Wisconsin:
... Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight tonight to 6 am CST Wednesday...
The National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan has issued a
Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow with blowing and drifting...
which is in effect from midnight tonight to 6 am CST Wednesday.
The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* Timing... steady snow will begin to move into southeast Wisconsin
this evening and overspread all of southeast Wisconsin by
midnight. A long duration snow is then expected through Tuesday
night.

* Snow accumulations could range from 7 to 14 inches by late
Tuesday night. The heaviest snow should fall over the lake
counties due to lake enhancement.

* Winds... brisk east winds will develop Tuesday morning and
shift to the northeast by afternoon with wind gusts to 30 mph
or more. Blowing and drifting snow will increase throughout
the day on Tuesday and last all of Tuesday night.

* Impacts... heavy snow accumulations and a relatively dry
powdery snow will make for hazardous travel especially Tuesday
afternoon and night when blowing and drifting snow may become
widespread.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast... along with blowing and drifting that will make travel
dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel... keep
an extra flashlight... food... and water in your vehicle in case of
an emergency.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: C

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy with scattered snow showers. Between a dusting and an inch of snow by the time the sun sets. High of 28. Chance of measurable snow today 50%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 30-31. Chance of precip 45-63%.
Madison: Highs 28-29. Chance of precip 42-55%.
Waukesha: Highs 29-32. Chance of precip 25-44%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with snow developing. I'm thinking 1-2" of snow in east-central Wisconsin, 2-3" in south-central Wisconsin, and 3-4" in southeastern Wisconsin. Lows near 20. Chance of measurable snow 90%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy and windy with more snow. I would expect another 3-4" of snow during the day in east-central and south-central WI and 5-6" in southeastern WI, then another inch or two tomorrow night. Highs mid- 20s. Total expected snowfall accumulations from the National Weather Service are for 5-8" in east-central WI, 7-9" in south-central WI, and 11-13" in southeastern WI. Chance of measurable snow near 100%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Cloudy and windy, probably some blowing snow. Just a little colder with highs 20-25.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, highs 20-25.
Friday: Clouds, highs 23-28.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly cloudy, highs 21-28.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and warmer, highs 27-34.


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Winter Storm Warning in effect until noon CST Tuesday...
Conditions: Snow today and tomorrow. 3-5" today, 2-3" more tonight, then another inch tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 20s.
A wide and persistent area of light snow is falling across most of Minnesota...western Wisconsin...the eastern Dakotas and Iowa this morning. Snowfall accumulations are 3 to 5 inches across western Minnesota and 1 to 3 inches over eastern Minnesota...with a trace to around an inch over western Wisconsin...and parts of south central Minnesota. Steady snow is expected to continue across the region this morning... with snow tapering and winds increasing over the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota through the morning hours. The snow is expected to increase coverage and intensity this morning over eastern Minnesota and bordering western Wisconsin counties.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Winter Weather Advisory in effect from noon today to 9 am CST Tuesday...
Conditions: An inch of snow today, 2-3" of snow tonight, flurries tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 20s to lower 30s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Scattered showers and storms today and tonight, windy and cooler tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s today, upper 40s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Partly cloudy today, scattered showers tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s today, lower 60s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Sun and clouds today, rain tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 40s today, lower 40s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Partly sunny today, scattered showers tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Sunshine today, scattered storms tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s to lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Snowbound Mid-Atlantic get set for new round
* Federal workers, some students get snow day in nation's capital
* A record 32.4 inches of snow fell on Dulles International Airport over two days
* Five more inches of snow expected in Washington-Baltimore area
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/weather/02/08/winter.weather/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Wisconsin Weather Update for February 4, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 2:11 PM GMT on February 04, 2010

Good Thursday morning!

Weather Recap
Yesterday was a pretty nice early February day with lots of sunshine and temps in the mid- 20s. That's right about normal for this time of the year. I'm also liking that it's staying light a little longer in the late afternoon.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
High pressure centered off to our east is going to keep us mostly dry for just a few more hours. Moisture shooting northward from a low pressure system off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico is going to bring us some light snow showers tonight and tomorrow. I'm expecting slightly less than what we got earlier this week but may still be worth your time to quickly shovel off of your driveway and sidewalk. Clouds will probably linger around through the weekend and most of next week with another chance at some snow Monday night and Tuesday. Temperatures should remain near or slightly above-normal through the weekend, then dropping by just a couple degrees for next week.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Extended Synopsis
Don't worry about Punxsutawney Phil predicting six more weeks of winter. The long-range prediction from the Climate Prediction Center is calling for well above-normal temperatures and near-normal precipitation for Wisconsin from February through April.
http://www.groundhog.org/
http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/seasonal.php?lead=1


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy and warmer with a few flurries. High of 29 central, lower 30s south. There's also an Air Quality Watch for Wisconsin through this evening.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 32-34.
Madison: Highs 32-36.
Waukesha: Highs 33-35.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy with light snow showers or flurries. Maybe a dusting of snow by the time you wake up. Lows mid- 20s. Chance of measurable snow 50%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy with more light snow showers. As of now I'm expecting about half-an-inch to 1" of snowfall. Highs near or just above 30. Chance of measurable snow 70%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and slightly colder. Highs 25-30.
Sunday: Clouds. Highs 23-28.

Next Week:
Monday: Clouds and flurries. Highs 21-28.
Tuesday: Clouds and breezy with snow. I'm not expecting a blizzard but it could be a few inches. Highs 20-27. Chance of measurable snow 40%.
Wednesday: Clouds and lingering snow. Highs 21-28.


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Patches of freezing drizzle and snow today, 1" of snow tonight and again tomorrow. More snow this weekend too.
High Temperatures: Around 30.
Widely scattered bouts of light freezing drizzle...should be expected through 8 am...across much of central...and most of west central Wisconsin. Surfaces most affected will be overpasses...bridges and sidewalks. Motorists should curb their speed...and allow plenty of extra room between vehicles.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Rain, mixing with sleet at times. Rain changes to light snow tomorrow night.
High Temperatures: Upper 30s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Breezy with rain showers today. More clouds than sunshine but dry tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 50s.
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

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Rain tonight and tomorrow. Breezy too.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s today, lower 60s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Mostly cloudy today, a mix tonight, turning to a cold rain tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 40s today, but only mid- 30s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sun and clouds today, rain developing late tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 50s to lower 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Partly cloudy and warmer today. Scattered showers and storms tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

(Source: National Weather Service)
...Below normal snowfall reported across north central and northeast Wisconsin during January...
At Green Bay...5.5 inches of snow was reported during January.
January 2010 will go down in the record books as the 22nd least
snowiest January on record. This was also the least amount of snow
during January since 2.0 inches fell during January 2006. Records
at Green Bay date back to 1886.

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Wisconsin Weather Update for February 1, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 2:05 PM GMT on February 01, 2010

Good Monday morning!

Weather Recap
January ended rather quietly, with scattered clouds and temperatures in the lower 20s, just a few degrees below normal. Instead of "January" I thought about saying "the first month of the new decade" but some would argue that the decade technically goes from 2001-2010, just like how the last millennium didn't really end until the first day of 2001 since there was no year zero. :)
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
A weak little upper-level disturbance is moving across the Dakotas this morning, and despite the large surface high pressure system in the east-central United States that's also extending through the western Great Lakes, we're still expecting to see a little bit of snow today and tomorrow from that disturbance. It's not really going to amount to that much, but even 1" of snow can make things slippery on the roads so take it easy if mother nature's dandruff is coming down.
Temperaturewise, things are looking up. Highs in the 20s for the first half of the work week may get bumped to the 30s for the second half of the work week, before going back to the upper 20s this weekend.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy with light scattered snow showers today. Light snow becomes a little more likely late in the day. I'm expecting just a dusting of accumulation by the time the sun sets however. High of 23. Chance of measurable snow during the day 25%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 20-22. Chance of precip today 16-28%.
Madison: Highs 22-26. Chance of precip today 13-29%.
Waukesha: Highs 24-26. Chance of precip today 3-22%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy with light snow showers. Expect less than 1" of accumulation. Lows mid- teens. Chance of measurable snow 60%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy with more light snow showers. Maybe another half-inch of snowfall, bringing total accumulations to about 0.5-2". In other words, around here, it's not really going to be a big deal. Highs in the mid- 20s. Chance of measurable snow 40%. Oh, and Punxsutawney Phil says "Hi."

Extended:
Wednesday: Clouds, maybe some light snow showers or flurries. Highs 24-29. Chance of measurable snow 30%.
Thursday: More clouds than sunshine, and a little warmer. Highs 29-34.
Friday: Clouds. Highs 31-36.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Clouds and snow showers. As of now it just looks to be another 1-2" system. Highs 25-32. Chance of measurable snow 40%.
Sunday: Sunshine and clouds. Highs 24-31.


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Scattered snow showers, more likely this afternoon and evening. Maybe 2" of accumulation by tomorrow morning.
High Temperatures: 15-20.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Partly sunny.
High Temperatures: Upper 30s to lower 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Clouds with scattered showers today, Mostly cloudy tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Warmer with highs mid- 50s today and above 60 tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Rain tonight and tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Warmer highs in the mid- to upper 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Some sunshine today, freezing rain tonight, changing back to rain tomorrow. Ick.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: More sun than clouds today, more clouds than sun tomorrow. That's just the way it goes sometimes.
High Temperatures: Around 60.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Scattered showers and isolated storms.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s to near 70.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

7 deaths in Oklahoma linked to storm
- 7 deaths attributed to storm that walloped Oklahoma on Thursday
- Much of Oklahoma remains under a freezing fog advisory until noon Monday
- An 86-year-old man shoveling snow fell and died from his injuries
- States from Oklahoma to Virginia slammed by the winter storm
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/weather/02/01/winter.storm/index.html#cnnSTCText

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