Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for August 26, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 12:11 PM GMT on August 26, 2010

Good Thursday morning!

Wisconsin Forecast Synopsis
Can you remember the last time there was this much sunshine in a single forecast? A very large area of high pressure is dominating much of the country, and this dry weather pattern looks to continue through this weekend and into the first part of next week. The jet stream trough that pushed cooler Canadian air into the Great Lakes yesterday is slowly moving to the east, and a developing jet stream ridge means warmer southerly air is going to return starting tomorrow and continue through the weekend and next week. Enjoy!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
... Patchy dense fog possible this morning...
Patchy dense fog... with visibilities as low as one-quarter mile...
will occur in river valleys and other low lying areas this morning.
The fog may result in locally hazardous driving conditions for the
morning commute to work and school. Visibilities are expected to
quickly improve between 8 am and 9 am.
When driving in fog... motorists are urged to slow down... keep a
safe distance from other vehicles... and use their low beam
headlights.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=GRB

Southern Wisconsin:
Fog is forming in the Wisconsin River Valley around Lone Rock...where the visibility has dropped to one half mile. The fog should spread into the Spring Green...Sauk City...and Merrimac areas by sunrise. Patchy fog is expected elsewhere in south central Wisconsin along lakes...rivers...and marshy areas. The fog should burn off quickly...likely by 8 or 9 am.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Patchy morning fog, otherwise sunny and pleasantly cool. High of 75.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 72-74.
Madison: Highs 74-76.
Waukesha: Highs 73-75.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Clear and cool overnight. Lows lower 50s.

Tomorrow: Sunny and warmer. Highs in the lower 80s.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Sunny and warm. Highs 80-85.
Sunday: Sunny and very warm. Highs 84-89.

Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Sunshine continues on Monday, clouds increase on Tuesday, and we might see some thundershowers pop up Tuesday night or Wednesday.
High Temperatures: Remain above normal and start off in the mid- to upper 80s again, but then drop to the upper 70s by later in the week.


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Sunshine.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s today, mid- 80s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Sunshine.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 80s.
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 and breezy.
High Temperatures: Lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Partly sunny with isolated thunderstorms today, tonight and tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Isolated showers today, sunshine tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Partly sunny with isolated thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Around 106.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Partly sunny with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.
High Temperatures: Near or just above 90.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Tropical Storm Earl forms in Atlantic Ocean
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/08/25/tropical.storm.earl.forms/index.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for August 23, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 12:15 PM GMT on August 23, 2010

Good Monday morning!

Wisconsin Forecast Synopsis
I haven't written a weather forecast that's this nice in a long time as a week of very pleasant late-summer weather has arrived. Sunny and warm conditions very similar to yesterday will continue again today. A small disturbance will move through tomorrow and could generate an isolated thundershower, but of more significance is the cooler air that will arrive behind this system. This should keep us in the low to mid- 70s Wednesday and Thursday before temperatures rebound a bit for Friday and this weekend. Other than a brief line of clouds tomorrow, there's barely any clouds in our extended forecast so we can finally dry out a bit. Enjoy!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Areas of shallow ground fog will be reducing visibilities across the area early this morning. Some of this fog will be dense...reducing visibilities to 1/4 mile or less. Low lying areas around lakes...rivers and streams are the mostly likely spots to see this fog. Areas of fog will diminish between 7 and 9 am. Motorists are urged to use caution and be alert for rapidly changing conditions.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Sunny and warm. Very nice! High of 83.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 78-82.
Madison: Highs 80-84.
Waukesha: Highs 76-80.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Clear, lows near 60.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. An isolated late-afternoon thunderstorm is possible but don't count on it. Highs near 80. Chance of rain just 20%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and cooler. Highs 71-76.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Do you like room-temperature conditions outside? Highs 72-77.
Friday: Sunny and warmer. Highs 79-84.

This Weekend’s Outlook:
Conditions: Mostly sunny and warm conditions remain through the weekend. Awesome, right?
High Temperatures: Probably just above 80.


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Sunshine today and tomorrow, but look out for storms tonight.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s today, mid- 70s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Sunshine.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Heat advisory in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...
Conditions: Partly sunny with isolated late afternoon or evening thundershowers each day. Hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 7 PM EDT this evening...
Conditions: Mostly cloudy with scattered storms today and tonight. Isolated storms remain for tomorrow. Hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Mostly sunny.
High Temperatures: Near 90 today, mid- 80s tomorrow.
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: Around 105.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Scattered storms whenever the sun is out.
High Temperatures: Lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Severe Storms and Heavy Rains Rake the Fox Valley and Green Bay
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=grb&storyid=56849&source=0
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=mkx&storyid=56851&source=0

2010 in the Top 10 for Wisconsin Tornadoes
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=mkx&storyid=56876&source=0

Tropical Storm Danielle forms in the Atlantic
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/22/tropical.storm.danielle/index.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for August 19, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 12:21 PM GMT on August 19, 2010

Good Thursday morning!

Wisconsin Forecast Synopsis
More clouds than sunshine and scattered storms are in the forecast for the next three days. A small area of high pressure centered in northern Minnesota is conflicting with a cold front moving across northern Wisconsin and southern Minnesota, stemming from a low pressure system in the central Rocky Mountains. This essentially means that we'll see some sunshine, some clouds, and maybe a shower or storm today. Storms become more likely tonight and tomorrow as that low pressure system moves across the Plains and into Wisconsin by tomorrow. Very warm and humid temperatures will return tomorrow and probably linger through about Tuesday.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Morning sunshine mixed with some high altocumulus clouds this morning. Expect to see some cumulus and cumulostratus clouds later today, which could drop an isolated thundershower on your house. Many areas around the state will remain dry today, though. Warm and somewhat humid with a high of 77 in east-central Wisconsin, near or just above 80 south. Dew points in the 60s. Chance of rain 30%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 73-81. Chance of precip 9-26%.
Madison: Highs 83-86. Chance of precip 8-19%.
Waukesha: Highs 80-85. Chance of precip 10-22%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight. Lows in the mid- 60s. Chance of rain 30%.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, warm and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms. There's a slight risk for severe weather across Wisconsin tomorrow. Highs in the lower 80s east-central, mid- 80s south. Dew points lower 70s. Chance of rain 50%.
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk.html

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly sunny, very warm and humid. Maybe a storm? Highs 84-89. Chance of rain 30%.
Sunday: Sunshine, highs 84-89.

Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Maybe a storm Tuesday morning, otherwise a dry weather pattern will likely emerge.
High Temperatures: Very warm and humid to begin the week with highs in the upper 80s to near 90. Highs drop to the mid- 70s by midweek.


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Isolated storms today with a better chance of storms tonight and tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Near or just above 80.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Sunshine today, some clouds tomorrow. Hot and somewhat humid.
High Temperatures: Lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Heat advisory in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...
Conditions: Showers and storms today, just isolated storms tomorrow. Hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 6 PM EDT this evening...
Conditions: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Stormy today, sunshine tomorrow. Hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s to lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunny and hot.
High Temperatures: Around 107, give or take a degree.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Scattered afternoon and evening storms. Hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Flood warning for parts of Tennessee
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/19/tennessee.flooding/index.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for August 16, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 12:33 PM GMT on August 16, 2010

Good Monday morning!

Wisconsin Forecast Synopsis
So was yesterday awesome weatherwise or what? Lots of sunshine, high temperatures in the upper 70s, the humidity is gone with dew points in the 50s, and we had enough of a breeze to keep some of the mosquitoes away. And the best news here is that this comfortable outdoor weather is going to continue for much of this week.

A strong area of low pressure is way up in north-central Canada, and its cold front (which is just now entering the New England area) is what was responsible for finally ending the heat and humidity around here yesterday. Its pressure gradient (shown on a weather map as isobars, lines of equal pressure) is stretching far beyond the center of the low and was keeping us a bit breezy yesterday and will today as well. High pressure off to our west promises to keep things status quo for now, but warmer weather will eventually find its way back to Wisconsin, along with a new storm system and the threat of thunderstorms, by Thursday and Friday.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Sunny and breezy this morning, a few fair-weather cumulus clouds this afternoon. Comfortable with a high of 75 east-central, upper 70s south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 73-78.
Madison: Highs 78-79.
Waukesha: Highs 76-80.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Mostly clear and cool overnight. Lows mid- 50s.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny in the morning, some clouds in the afternoon and evening. Maybe an isolated shower late in the day but most areas will probably be dry. Highs in the upper 70s east-central, near 80 south. Chance of rain just 20%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Partly sunny and a little warmer. Highs 80-85.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy and warm with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible Thursday night. Highs 83-88. Chance of rain Thursday night 40%.
Friday: Showers and thunderstorms. Highs 78-83. Chance of rain 60%.

This Weekend’s Outlook:
Conditions: Sunshine and warmth.
High Temperatures: In the 80s, dew points in the 60s (somewhat humid).


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Partly cloudy and a little breezy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s today, near 80 tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Sunny and warm.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Heat advisory in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening...
Conditions: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Storms likely today, just isolated storms tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine today, maybe a (gasp!) thunderstorm tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Around 107.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Scattered daytime storms.
High Temperatures: 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:

Second wave of flooding threatens southern Pakistan
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/08/13/pakistan.floods/index.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for August 12, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 5:27 AM GMT on August 12, 2010

Good (early) Thursday morning!

Wisconsin Forecast Synopsis
We have a few interesting weather-related topics to use for small talk in office elevators, water coolers and cafeterias over the next couple days. The first thing we have to deal with is the continuation of heat and humidity, with high temperatures near 90, slightly hotter than they were today, and dew points in the lower 70s through Saturday. The next thing you could mention to your coworkers is that you read that yet another storm system could give us another agonizing round of unnecessary heavy rainfall and severe weather tomorrow evening. However, relief is on the horizon as cooler and less humid air begins to enter Wisconsin late on Saturday and will be felt across backyards everywhere Sunday and through next week. How does sunshine with high temperatures in the 70s with dew points near 60 sound to you? It should make for pleasant office chatter on Monday morning.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Heat advisory in effect from noon to 9 PM CDT Thursday...
... Slow down due to the heat and humidity...

* timing... Thursday afternoon through about 9 PM. Worst conditions
from 3 PM to 5 PM.

* Temperature... 90 to 95. Heat index values of 100 to 102 most
areas... but up to 105 in the Dodgeville and Darlington areas.

* Impacts... greatest impact will occur with the Young and
elderly as well as those who have physical activities outdoors
or are on certain medications that inhibit sweating.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory is issued when hot temperatures and high relative
humidity will cause heat index readings to range between 100 to
105 during the daytime. Under these conditions... heat related
illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-
conditioned room... stay out of the sun... and check up on
relatives and neighbors.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Hot and humid. Mostly sunny with a few areas of fog early in the morning, then a few more clouds in the afternoon. High of 89 east-central, just above 90 in southern Wisconsin with a heat index of near 100 in the later afternoon.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 88-90.
Madison: Highs 90-92.
Waukesha: Highs 88-90.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Partly cloudy and muggy overnight. Lows near 70.

Tomorrow: Cloudy, hot and humid. Showers and thunderstorms likely to develop late in the day and continue tomorrow night. Heavy rainfall and severe weather is possible with some of these storms so keep an eye out for nasty weather tomorrow evening. Highs in the upper 80s to near 90. Chance of rain tomorrow night 80%.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid for one last day. For now. Highs 85-90.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and cooler. Highs 77-82.

Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: High pressure should keep us dry Monday and Tuesday. We might see a thundershower Tuesday night but otherwise it's a dry and cooler weather pattern emerging for next week.
High Temperatures: Probably in the 70s in east-central Wisconsin, maybe around the 80-degree mark in southern Wisconsin.


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Partly cloudy, hot and humid during the day, storms tonight and tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Lower 90s today, mid- 80s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Excessive heat warning in effect until 8 PM CDT Friday...
Conditions: Hot and humid with isolated afternoon/evening thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Upper 90s, heat index around 105-110 in the afternoon.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Showers and storms today, becoming more isolated tonight and tomorrow. Hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Hot and humid with isolated thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Lower 90s. Heat index around 105.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Hot and humid with storms possible tonight and tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- to upper 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunny and hot, but not humid.
High Temperatures: Around 105 in the shade.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Hot and humid with scattered daytime thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: 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:

Tropical depression in Gulf dissipates, forecasters say
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/11/gulf.tropical.weather/index.html

High temperatures forecast to continue to the weekend
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/10/weather.heat/index.html

(Source: National Weather Service)
...A muggy Summer but not record breaking...
Temperatures have been above normal for much of the Summer and we
have certainly seen stretches of muggy days...but we have just
barely come close to the top 5 highest dewpoints. Dewpoints have
been a little higher than recent years which is why it seems more
noticeable...and there have been a few stretches of higher
temperatures as well.

However...we have not seen the extreme high temperatures and high
dewpoints that coincide with a major Summer heat wave. For example
during the 1995 heat wave...the high temperature on July 13 in
Milwaukee was 103 degrees with a dewpoint of 80...resulting in a
heat index of 125.

Below are the top 7 dewpoint records for Milwaukee

date dewpoint temperature
7/30/1999 82 89
7/04/1977 82 93
8/06/1968 81 94
7/13/1995 80 103
9/07/1985 80 95
6/26/1978 78 89
7/24/2005 77 97

Below are the top 7 dewpoint records for Madison

date dewpoint temperature
7/13/1995 81 101
7/26/1997 81 93
8/16/1987 80 87
7/14/1995 80 99
7/25/1997 80 85
7/30/1999 80 97
8/27/1990 79 92

The highest dewpoint reached this Summer in Milwaukee has been 75
degrees. The Madison dewpoint has reached 77 degrees. Both of these
occured on July 22. Madison dewpoint reached 75 degrees on Tuesday
August 3...and Milwaukee reached 73.

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Wisconsin Weather Update for August 9, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 12:17 PM GMT on August 09, 2010

Good Monday morning!

Wisconsin Forecast Synopsis
A squall line worked its way across Wisconsin overnight, leading to a few severe thunderstorm watches and warnings across western and southern Wisconsin. These storms are still lingering in southeastern Wisconsin this morning, but are no longer severe.

The big weather story this week across the central United States is going to be persistent heat and humidity, thanks to an upper-air jet stream ridge covering much of the country. Heat Advisories stretch from the Gulf of Mexico northward through southern Minnesota, western Iowa, and central Illinois. High temperatures in Wisconsin will probably not make it into the 90s like in many other places, but won't be far off with mid- to upper 80s expected all week and humid dew points near or above 70. Scattered storms are also in the forecast through Wednesday, with the best chance of rain tomorrow night and Wednesday.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue over southeast and portions of south central Wisconsin through the early morning. Additional rainfall of one tenth to one half inch is likely. The strong thunderstorms have pushed out over Lake Michigan...hence the severe weather threat has ended. The showers and thunderstorms will gradually diminish from west to east from 6 am through 8 am this morning.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Morning thundershowers in southeastern Wisconsin, otherwise cloudy this morning with a few breaks of sunshine this afternoon. Very warm and humid with a high of 87. Dew points in the lower 70s. Chance of rain close to 100% in southeastern Wisconsin, only 20% elsewhere in badgerland.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 87-92. Chance of precip 8-39%.
Madison: Highs 84-92. Chance of precip 52-64%.
Waukesha: Highs 83-89. Chance of precip 54-71%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the Fox Valley, mostly cloudy with maybe an isolated storm overnight in southern Wisconsin. Muggy with lows near 70. Chance of rain 30% south.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, very warm and even more humid. Maybe a storm in the later afternoon with a better chance of storms tomorrow night. Highs in the upper 80s to near 90. Dew points in the low to mid- 70s. Chance of rain 20% during the day, 40% tomorrow night.

Extended:
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, remaining very warm and humid with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs 85-90. Chance of rain 60%.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs 82-87.
Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs 82-87.

This Weekend’s Outlook:
Conditions: Storms possible on Saturday, dry on Sunday.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 80s.


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Excessive heat warning in effect from noon today to 8 PM CDT this evening...
Conditions: Sunny and hot today, scattered storms tomorrow. Humid.
High Temperatures: Lower 90s today, mid- 80s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 8 PM CDT Thursday...
Conditions: Partly sunny today, isolated storms possible tomorrow. Hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Upper 90s, heat index readings around 105 in the afternoon.
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, maybe an isolated storm each day. Hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Partly cloudy today, isolated storms possible tomorrow. Hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Near 90.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Mostly sunny, hot and humid.
High Temperatures: MId- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunny and hot.
High Temperatures: Just over 100. Congrats on finally having a high temperature below 100 yesterday for the first time in 45 days, and a low below 80 for the first time in 30 days!
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Through 8 am...patchy fog will continue mainly over areas away from the coast. Visibilities may occasionally drop to one half mile or less at times. Motorists should slow down...use low beam headlights...and maintain a safe distance between vehicles.
Conditions: Morning fog, then afternoon and evening thunderstorms likely. Hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Colin dissipates near Bermuda
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/08/08/bermuda.tropical.depression/index.html

(Source: National Weather Service)
...A muggy Summer but not record breaking...
Temperatures have been above normal for much of the Summer and we
have certainly seen stretches of muggy days...but we have just
barely come close to the top 5 highest dewpoints. Dewpoints have
been a little higher than recent years which is why it seems more
noticeable...and there have been a few stretches of higher
temperatures as well. However...we have not seen the extreme high
temperatures and high dewpoints that coincide with a major Summer
heat wave. For example during the 1995 heat wave...the high
temperature on July 13 was 103 degrees with a dewpoint of
80...resulting in a heat index of 125.

Below are the top 7 dewpoint records for Milwaukee

date dewpoint temperature
7/30/1999 82 89
7/04/1977 82 93
8/06/1968 81 94
7/13/1995 80 103
9/07/1985 80 95
6/26/1978 78 89
7/24/2005 77 97

The highest dewpoint reached this Summer in Milwaukee has been 75
degrees. The Madison dewpoint has reached 77 degrees. Both of these
occured on July 22. Earlier this week Madison dewpoint reached 75
degrees on Tuesday...and Milwaukee reached 73.

Dewpoint records are not available for Madison.

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Wisconsin Weather Update for August 5, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 12:25 PM GMT on August 05, 2010

Good Thursday morning!

Wisconsin Forecast Synopsis
High pressure will gradually work its way across the Rocky Mountains and into the Midwest over the next few days, and that means more comfortable and dry weather is in store for the badger state. Cool air is going to move southward from Canada into the Great Lakes region today and tomorrow, dropping our high temperatures to near 80 today and in the 70s tomorrow. This pleasant air won't last long though, as a ridge in the upper-air jet stream is expected to develop this weekend and continue next week, which will bring more tropically hot, humid and wet weather back to Wisconsin.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Sunshine this morning, a few more clouds this afternoon. A little cooler than yesterday with a high of 81.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 79-81.
Madison: Highs 80-82.
Waukesha: Highs 81-83.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Partly cloudy and comfortable overnight, lows in the mid- to upper 50s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and pleasant, highs in the mid- to upper 70s.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Partly sunny during the day, scattered storms possible Saturday night. Highs 80-85. Chance of rain Saturday night 40%.
Sunday: Partly sunny, hot and humid, maybe a thunderstorm. Highs 86-91. Chance of rain 30%.

Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Looks like another tropical weather pattern is emerging with hot and humid temperatures along with scattered thunderstorms possible each day next week. The weather models are indicating heavy rainfall possible Monday night and Tuesday but we'll see if that actually pans out.
High Temperatures: In the mid- to upper 80s in east-central Wisconsin, probably in the upper 80s to lower 90s south. Dew points near or just above 70.


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Partly cloudy, maybe an isolated shower later today. Sunshine tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Near or just above 80.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Scattered storms today, sunshine tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Near or just above 90.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Heat advisory in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...
Conditions: Isolated showers today, otherwise partly cloudy, hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Lower 90s. Heat index 105-110 in the afternoon.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Heat advisory in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening...
Conditions: Isolated thundershowers today with a better chance of storms tomorrow. Hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Mid- 90s. Heat index near 110 in the afternoon.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Scattered showers and storms today and tomorrow. Hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunny and hot. Humid, not so much.
High Temperatures: Around 108.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Scattered afternoon and evening storms.
High Temperatures: Mid- 90s. Heat index just above 100 this afternoon.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Scorching heat prompts warnings in 18 states
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/05/weather.heat/index.html

Tropical Storm forms in the Atlantic Ocean
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/03/tropical.storm.colin/index.html

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Wisconsin Weather Update for August 2, 2010.

By: HaleStorm, 12:49 PM GMT on August 02, 2010

Good Monday morning!

Wisconsin Forecast Synopsis
We're back into a tropical weather pattern with warm and humid air moving across much of the United States. A line of showers is moving to the east-southeast across northern and central Wisconsin this morning, with just a few isolated showers showing up on radar in southern Wisconsin. This pattern will continue through the morning and into the afternoon. We should see some breaks in the rain today, but more storms are expected to develop late and continue overnight across both central and southern Wisconsin. Warm and muggy conditions will lead to the development of more storms tomorrow and Wednesday before cooler and less humid air arrives late this week.
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy, warm and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms today in central Wisconsin, isolated thundershowers possible in southern Wisconsin. High of 84 in the Fox Valley, mid- to upper 80s in southern Wisconsin. Chance of rain 60% east-central, 30% south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 84-87. Chance of precip 6-28%.
Madison: Highs 82-87. Chance of precip 7-12%.
Waukesha: Highs 82-86. Chance of precip 5-9%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy and muggy with scattered thunderstorms more likely this evening and overnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 70%.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny, warm and humid. Maybe a lingering shower in the morning or an isolated storm developing in the late afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 30%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, remaining warm and humid with scattered storms developing later in the day. Highs 84-89. Chance of rain 50%.
Thursday: Partly sunny and a little less humid. Highs 80-85.
Friday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs 77-82.

This Weekend’s Outlook:
Conditions: Increasing clouds on Saturday with showers and storms possible on Sunday.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s to lower 80s.


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Scattered storms today, sun tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s today, near 90 tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Excessive heat watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening...
Conditions: Sunny and hot.
High Temperatures: Mid- to upper 90s.
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, hot and humid.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Heat advisory in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening...
Conditions: Partly cloudy, isolated thunderstorms possible late each day.
High Temperatures: Lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Clouds today, sun tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s today, lower 90s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Partly cloudy and hot.
High Temperatures: Around 105.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Scattered storms in the afternoon and evening.
High Temperatures: 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:

Officials: Pakistan flood deaths top 1,100
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/08/01/pakistan.flooding.deaths/index.html


(Source: National Weather Service)
...July 2010 rainfall totals across north central and northeast Wisconsin...
Second consecutive month of well above normal rainfall across
the region. Appleton...Poy Sippi and New London reported over
a foot of rain for the month.

In Appleton...July 2010 will go down in the record books as the
wettest July on record and the wettest month ever. The previous
wettest month on record was 10.30 inches set in August 1995.
At the coop site in Oshkosh...it was the third wettest month
on record which fell only 0.08 inches short of the wettest month
on record. At Oshkosh...August 1924 is the wettest month on record
with 11.94 inches followed by 11.93 inches in June 2008.

--------------------------------------------------------------
Preliminary
July 2010
location / direction rainfall (inches)
--------------------------------------------------------------
Appleton 13.23
Poy Sippi 12.39
New London 12.28
Oshkosh coop site 11.86
Eau Pleine Reservoir 11.07
Appleton - whby radio 10.98
Marshfield coop site 10.94

Neenah 10.72
Kimberly 10.60
Amherst 10.40
Oshkosh - 5n 10.23
Oshkosh Airport 9.80
Weyauwega 9.79
Plover 9.78

Merrill - 8w 9.71
Shawano 9.70
Rosholt 9.69
Green Bay se - Bellevue 9.65
Green Bay Airport 9.51
Black Creek 9.25

Brillion 9.23
Pulaski 9.22
Marshfield Airport 8.86
Stratford 8.76
Omro 8.71
Colby - 5ne 8.68

Stevens Point south 8.48
Valders 8.46
Wausau - northeast 8.29
Wausau Airport 8.24
Suring 8.08
Wisconsin Rapids - southeast 7.93
Wisconsin Rapids - grand Ave 7.80

Long Lake - 3 NE 7.73
Edgar 7.65
Antigo - 1n 7.63
St. Nazianz 7.54
Pittsville 7.42
Wisconsin Rapids Airport 7.10
Arbor Vitae 7.03

Mountain 6.95
Crivitz High Falls 6.94
Denmark 6.79
Manitowoc 6.79
Francis Creek 6.34
Lake Tomahawk 6.27
Eagle River 6.25

Laona 6.08
Aurora 6.07
Lac Vieux Desert 5.73
Kewaunee 5.71
Oconto 5.69
Marinette 5.64
Peshtigo 5.56

Two Rivers 5.53
Rhinelander - 4ne 5.42
Alvin 5.41
Hiles 4.84
Sturgeon Bay 4.32
Fish Creek 4.23
Washington Island 3.48


...July 2010 was warm and wet in Green Bay...
The average temperature at Green Bay during the month of July was
72.6 degrees or 2.7 degrees above normal. July 2010 will go down
in the record books as the 22nd warmest July on record.

During the month...there were only 2 heating degree days reported.
July 2010 will go down in the record books ranked as the 10th least
heating degree days. During July...there were 243 cooling degree days...
which ranked as the 23rd most cooling degree days for the month.

The biggest story of the month was the rain. Total rainfall during
July was 9.51 inches...which broke the previous wettest July of
7.46 inches set in 1912.

July 2010 will go down in the record books as the 3rd wettest month
on record. Only June 1990 with 10.29 inches and may 1918 with 9.70
inches recorded more rain than July 2010. Records began in September
1886.


...Record breaking rainfall in Appleton for July...
July 2010 will go down in the record books as the wettest July on record
and the wettest month of all time. Through the 30th of July...13.13
inches of rainfall has been recorded in Appleton. The old record for the
month of July was 8.21 inches set in 1994.

The 13.13 inches of rainfall for July also broke the wettest month of
all time. The previous record was 10.30 inches set back in August of
1995. Records at Appleton date back to 1901.

Wettest month amount
rank on record (in)
------------------------------------------
1 July 2010 13.13
2 Aug 1995 10.30
3 sept 1986 9.15
4 June 1990 9.07
5 June 1968 9.06
------------------------------------------

wettest July amount
rank on record (in)
------------------------------------------
1 July 2010 13.13
2 July 1994 8.21
3 July 1961 7.29
4 July 1904 7.06
5 July 1913 7.02



...Record July monthly rainfall set at Milwaukee WI...
A record rainfall of 10.93 inches has fallen in Milwaukee WI in July
2010. This shatters the old record of 7.66 set in July 1964.

July 2010 will also go down as the 2nd wettest calendar month ever
in Milwaukee. The wettest month was June 2008 with 12.27 inches.

In addition...a new record for two month rainfall in June and July
was set at Milwaukee. 6.93 inches fell in June 2010 and 10.93
inches in July 2010...for a total of 17.86 inches combined. This
breaks the previous record of 15.47 inches in June and July of 2008.


...June and July 2010 the wettest two month period in Green Bay history...
Total precipitation for June and July 2010 /through July 29th/ is
15.43 inches. June and July 2010 will go down in the Green Bay
record books as the wettest two month period ever. The old record
was 14.28 inches set in may and June 1990.

The record may go up some more as rain is in the forecast Friday
into Saturday.

As of today...the Summer of 2010 ranks as the 6th wettest Summer
on record with another month to go. Below is a list of the
wettest Summers in Green Bay history. The meteorological Summer
is defined as June 1st through August 31st.

Wettest
rank Summer year
----------------------------------------------------------------
1 18.89 1914
2 16.09 1975
3 15.95 1993
4 15.90 1906
5 15.73 1990
6 15.43 2010

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