Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for March 29, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 12:59 PM GMT on March 29, 2011

Good Tuesday morning!

Okay, spring has been here for over a week now and April is almost here. Where's the warm weather?
South of Wisconsin, like usual! But if you're expecting consistent high temperatures in the 60s already, just remember that the normal high for this time of the year is the mid- 40s in east-central Wisconsin and the upper 40s to near 50 in southern Wisconsin. We've been below-normal for a few days now, but we are on a very slow, gradual warming trend. The lower 30s we had as highs yesterday will be replaced with upper 30s today, then we should be in the 40s for the rest of the work week. We may even hit 50 this weekend. Just be glad that we are in a dry weather pattern, which should continue for another few days. We may see a few sprinkles on Friday, but the next chance for any significant rain (and maybe thunderstorms) comes Saturday night and Sunday.
http://weather.unisys.com/gfsx/gfsx.php?inv=0&plo t=850®ion=us&t=9p


Today’s Forecast Grade: B
3-Day Forecast Confidence: Medium to High

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny east-central, a few more clouds in southern Wisconsin, high of 37 east-central, near 40 south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 37-41.
Madison: Highs 38-42.
Waukesha: Highs 38-41.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Stars with just a few stray clouds. Lows near 20.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs near 40 east-central, lower 40s south.
Thursday: More clouds than sunshine. Highs in the low to mid- 40s east-central, mid- to upper 40s south.

This Weekend’s Outlook:
Conditions: Clouds and isolated showers on Friday. Mostly cloudy on Saturday. A good chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night and Sunday.
High Temperatures: In the mid- to upper 40s east-central, in the upper 40s to lower 50s south.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Upper 30s today, lower 40s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503


Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Scattered showers today, some sun tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Near 50 today, mid- 50s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033


League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Isolated thundershowers.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s today, upper 60s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX1029


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Some sun today. Showers tonight and tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Lower 60s today, upper 60s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Isl and.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USSC0155


Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Sun today, rain tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Lower 60s today, lower 50s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121


Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine. This forecast best viewed in Google Chrome.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s today, lower 80s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040


Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Scattered thundershowers.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104



Weather in the News:

La Nina 2011 and Severe Weather in southern Wisconsin?

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=65621&source=0

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 25, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 4:51 PM GMT on March 25, 2011

No Weather Update blog today, but it will return on Tuesday morning. Wisconsin's weekend forecast in a nutshell is partly sunny and cold, maybe a few flurries today, with weekend high temperatures only in the upper 20s to lower 30s. A little warmer next week with light snow possible on Tuesday.

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 22, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 12:30 PM GMT on March 22, 2011

Good Tuesday morning!

Another Winter Storm Warning? Really?
If you live in northern or central Wisconsin, your answer is yes, really. A significant temperature gradient across the state means that most of southern Wisconsin will likely have rain showers with isolated thunderstorms today, tonight and into tomorrow, whereas colder air aloft the further north you go means that most of the precip will fall as sleet or snow in east-central Wisconsin. Southern Wisconsin may not see much in terms of accumulating snow, but east-central Wisconsin could see a wet, messy, and heavy-to-shovel 4-8" of snow on the ground by tomorrow evening. It could be worse, as if you lived in northern Wisconsin where all of the precip is expected to be snow, you'd be looking at 10-15" of new snow! Don't believe me? Check the Rhinelander NWS forecast!

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/g etForecast?query=rhinelander%2C+wi
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=grb&storyid=61409&source=0


Active Advisory:

Fox Cities:

... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT Wednesday...

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and mixed precipitation... which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/WI/038.html#WIN

http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?Discu ssionCode=GRB


Today’s Forecast Grade: D
3-Day Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms all day in southern Wisconsin. Snow and sleet beginning around lunchtime in east-central Wisconsin with 1-3" of accumulation by this evening. Did I mention it will also be windy? High of 37.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 34-37. Chance of precip 72-88%.
Madison: Highs 37-39. Chance of precip 88-100%.
Waukesha: Highs 38-41. Chance of precip 88-100%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES



Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, perhaps mixing with some sleet at times in southern Wisconsin. More snow and sleet in east-central Wisconsin with possibly some freezing rain thrown in overnight just to make things even more interesting. 2-4" of new snow accumulation is expected in east-central Wisconsin overnight. Windy with lows in the mid- to upper 20s east-central, lower 30s south.

Wednesday: Scattered light rain or snow showers in southern Wisconsin. Light snow mixed with some freezing rain in east-central Wisconsin. About an inch of additional accumulation is possible in east-central Wisconsin, bringing total storm accumulation to around the 4-8" range. Lucky us, but it could have been worse! Windy with highs in the lower 30s east-central, upper 30s south.


Thursday: Mostly sunny and cold, highs in the upper 20s east-central, lower 30s south.

This Weekend’s Outlook:
Conditions: Clouds and flurries on Friday as a new storm misses Wisconsin to the south, then partly sunny on Saturday and more sunshine on Sunday.
High Temperatures: Below normal with highs only near 30 all weekend in east-central Wisconsin and in the mid- 30s in southern Wisconsin.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Rain today, snow tonight and tomorrow. 1-3" of snowfall possible.
High Temperatures: Near 40 today, lower 30s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503


Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Partly sunny and breezy today, isolated thundershowers tonight and/or tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033


League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy and breezy.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX1029


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine today, a few clouds tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Near 80.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Isl and.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USSC0155


Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Mostly sunny with a few clouds overnight. Breezy tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121


Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine today and tomorrow, showers possible tomorrow night.
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s today, near 70 tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040


Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Mostly sunny and warm.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104



Weather in the News:

La Nina 2011 and Severe Weather in southern Wisconsin?

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=65621&source=0

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 18, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 1:29 PM GMT on March 18, 2011

Good Friday morning!

So did we actually hit 60 degrees yesterday? I wouldn't know as I was inside watching college hoops all day.
East-central Wisconsin didn't quite make it, with the official high in Green Bay only 53 degrees, but official high temperatures in Madison and Milwaukee were 60 and 65 degrees, respectively. Don't expect a repeat performance, however, as colder air is advecting into the state from Canada, and that will keep our temperatures near-steady in the upper 30s and 40s today. We should warm up a little bit this weekend and into Monday before even colder air returns for the rest of next week. We might even get a new round of snow Tuesday night and Wednesday, so stay tuned!
http://www.aos.wisc.edu/weatherdata/sfc/sfc_mw_ma p.gif



Today’s Forecast Grade: B-
3-Day Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: More clouds than sunshine today, and unfortunately much cooler. High of 44 east-central, mid- to upper 40s south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 39-45.
Madison: Highs 46-49.
Waukesha: High of 48.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Mostly clear and cold, lows in the mid- 20s.

Saturday: Sunshine and pleasantly March. Highs in the upper 40s east-central, lower 50s south.
Sunday: Cloudy, windy and warmer with scattered showers and maybe even a thunderstorm thrown in just for fun. Highs in the upper 40s to near 50. Chance of rain 75%.

Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Looks like the next storm arrives Tuesday night and Wednesday and we could see a rain/snow mix. If the precip falls as mostly snow, there's a good possibility you'll be shoveling on Wednesday, so you can look forward to that.
High Temperatures: In the 50s on Monday, then dropping to the upper 30s to lower 40s for the rest of the week. Sorry!
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Decreasing clouds today, partly cloudy tomorrow, rain on Sunday.
High Temperatures: Lower 40s today, then near 50 this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503


Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Scattered thundershowers today, some sun tomorrow, then isolated thundershowers on Sunday.
High Temperatures: Near 70 today, lower 60s tomorrow, then lower 70s on Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033


League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Partly sunny with areas of fog.
High Temperatures: Mid- to upper 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX1029


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine today and tomorrow, cloudy and breezy Sunday.
High Temperatures: Mid- to upper 70s today and tomorrow, upper 60s on Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Isl and.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USSC0155


Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Sunny and warm today and tomorrow, clouds and cooler Sunday.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s today, mid- 70s tomorrow, then only upper 50s Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121


Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine today, clouds and wind tomorrow, more clouds on Sunday.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040


Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Mostly sunny. Maybe some morning fog.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 15, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 12:38 PM GMT on March 15, 2011

Good Tuesday morning!

I heard near 60 degrees by Thursday? Is that true?

If you live in southern Wisconsin, yes, you've got a shot at hitting 60 on Thursday. Cloud cover and scattered rain showers may prevent a 60 from showing up on any outdoor thermometers in east-central Wisconsin, however. Mild air is gradually working its way into the Midwest, and high temperatures should get a boost each day through Thursday. A colder air flow returns on Friday, unfortunately, which will likely return most of our high temperatures back into the 40s through the weekend. If you want a 60 on an outdoor thermometer in east-central Wisconsin, put it on the eastern side of the house and check it mid-morning. Heck, it might even reach 70. :)
http://www.aos.wisc.edu/weatherdata/sfc/sfc_mw_ma p.gif

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=65344&source=0

Snow Cover Continues to Diminish

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=65310&source=0


Today’s Forecast Grade: B+
3-Day Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Sunshine and cold this morning, but then warmer with just a few clouds later today. High of 44 east-central, mid- to upper 40s south.

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

Tonight: Mostly clear, lows in the upper 20s.

Wednesday: Sunshine in the morning with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Highs near 50 east-central, mid- 50s south.
Thursday: Cloudy with a few rain showers and maybe a few areas of fog too. Highs in the low to mid- 50s east-central, near 60 south. Chance of rain 50%.

This Weekend’s Outlook:
Conditions: Clouds with some drizzle on Friday, sunshine Saturday, then a chance of rain again on Sunday.
High Temperatures: Near steady temperatures around 50 on Friday as colder air returns, then in the upper 40s to near 50 this weekend.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Scattered rain showers later today. Partly cloudy tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Near 40 today, upper 40s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503


Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Scattered showers today, sunshine tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- 40s today, but lower 60s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033


League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Near 70.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX1029


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Partly cloudy and just a little breezy.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Isl and.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USSC0155


Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Showers later today, sunshine tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s today, upper 60s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121


Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Mostly sunny. Windy tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040


Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 11, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 2:14 PM GMT on March 11, 2011

Good Friday morning!

So we are approaching the middle of March. When’s it finally going to warm up?

How does Tuesday sound? We're going to stay near or slightly below-normal through Monday, but then we finally get a favorable jet stream pattern which should bring mild air into Wisconsin. High temperatures next Tuesday through Thursday could likely get near or exceed 50 degrees, especially the further south you live.


I'd write more in this intro but I'm getting mesmerized by all of the earthquake/tsunami coverage on TV. The videos/images from the devastation in Japan are just incredible and eerily reminiscent of December 26, 2004.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/11/japan .quake/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_ea rthquake



Today’s Forecast Grade: B
3-Day Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Sunshine this morning, increasing clouds and winds this afternoon. High of 43.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 39-40.
Madison: Highs 41-43.
Waukesha: Highs 42-44.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy and windy. Light rain or snow showers are possible overnight but it looks like most of the precipitation will miss us all to the north. Lowsin the upper 20s.

Saturday: Cloudy and windy with morning flurries. Some decreasing clouds later in the day. Highs in the mid- to upper 30s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.

Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Partly sunny on Monday, rain showers possible Monday night, then more rain is possible on Wednesday and Thursday.
High Temperatures: Warmer, finally! Near 40 on Monday, but expect highs Tuesday through Thursday in the 45-50 range in east-central Wisconsin, and probably above 50 in southern Wisconsin.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium


Other City Forecasts:
(This Weekend)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:

Wind Advisory remains in effect from midnight tonight to noon CST Saturday...
Conditions: Light rain/snow mix tonight, otherwise partly cloudy and windy.
High Temperatures: Near 40 today, upper 20s tomorrow, lower 30s Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503


Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Sunshine today, some clouds tomorrow, isolated showers Sunday.
High Temperatures: Upper 50s to lower 60s today and tomorrow, lower 50s on Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033


League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Sunshine today, some clouds tomorrow, isolated showers Sunday.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s to lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX1029


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine and gradually warmer.
High Temperatures: Upper 50s today, near 70 this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Isl and.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USSC0155


Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s today, then upper 60s to near 70 this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121


Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Mostly sunny.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s to lower 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040


Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Mostly sunny.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s to lower 70s today and tomorrow, upper 70s on Sunday.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104



Weather in the News:

At least 50 killed; tsunamis feared as massive quake hits Japan
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/11/japan .quake/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=65205&source=0


Mississippi and Alabama rivers approach flood stage
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/09/southeast.weathe r/index.html


Another Snowy Winter in Green Bay
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=grb&storyid=57425&source=0

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 8, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 1:55 PM GMT on March 08, 2011

Good Tuesday morning!

Another Winter Storm Watch? Really?
Pretty soon we'll have to start calling these a Spring Storm Watch instead! But yes, central and much of northern Wisconsin are under yet another Winter Storm Watch for tonight and tomorrow. Southern Wisconsin is going to escape much of the nastiness as more of the precip should fall as rain instead of a mix or snow. This panhandle hook is in a typical heavy-snow pattern where the central area of low pressure dips into Oklahoma and Texas, absorbs a bunch of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, then shoots northward via the jet stream, creating a heavy storm for much of the Midwest and eastern United States. Temperatures near or above freezing will make any snow that falls rather heavy to shovel (but great for snowballs!), but folks in southern Wisconsin will have more rain puddles than snow forts in their yards.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=grb&storyid=61409&source=0
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=64987&source=0

Active Advisory:

Fox Cities:
... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late tonight through Wednesday evening...
http://www.wunderground.com/severe.asp



Today’s Forecast Grade: B-
3-Day Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: A few breaks of sunshine in an otherwise cloudy day. High of 38.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 36-39.
Madison: High of 41.
Waukesha: Highs 40-43.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with rain developing in southern Wisconsin overnight, perhaps briefly mixing with snow. Light snow will begin to fall in east-central Wisconsin as we get closer to sunrise. Lows in the upper 20s.

Wednesday: Cloudy and windy. Rain briefly mixing with snow in southern Wisconsin. Wet, heavy snow occasionally mixing with sleet in east-central Wisconsin. The precip should end for everyone by tomorrow evening. East-central Wisconsin could see up to 4-6" of snow by tomorrow evening, these amounts are more or less based on how much falls as rain or sleet where you live. Southern Wisconsin will probably have taller puddles than snow blankets. Highs in the lower 30s east-central, mid- to upper 30s south.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, highs in the mid- 30s.

This Weekend’s Outlook:
Conditions: Another storm dumps rain or snow on Wisconsin Friday evening and into Saturday morning. This Alberta Clipper could get a little messy too, if it falls as a mix or snow. Some clearing later Saturday and into Sunday.
High Temperatures: Generally in the mid- to upper 30s with a few spots possibly hitting 40 on Friday and/or Saturday.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: 2-3" of snow tonight and tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 30s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503


Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Showers and thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Mid- to upper 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033


League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Scattered thundershowers. Clearing sky by later tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s to lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX1029


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Partly cloudy today, a few more clouds tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Mid- to upper 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Isl and.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USSC0155


Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine today, showers tonight and tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Near 60 today, lower 50s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121


Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Mostly sunny!
High Temperatures: Upper 60s today, mid- 70s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040


Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104



Weather in the News:

Mother killed protecting daughter during tornado, mayor says

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/05/louisiana.storm/ index.html


La Nina Winter 2010-2011: Cold and snowy (updated March 4th)

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=64143&source=0

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 4, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 2:04 PM GMT on March 04, 2011

Good Friday morning!

Ice pellets? Really? What's going on out there?
We had some wacky weather yesterday evening and again early this morning, which mixed some ice pellets in with our rain, making for a quite unwanted soup. And as temperatures went below 32 overnight, some of the rain froze shortly after hitting the ground, making the roads a little slippery in spots in east-central Wisconsin. Today we have more rain expected as this same storm system slowly moves through the central Plains and gradually into the Ohio Valley. The rain today, which will be focused more in the southeastern half of Wisconsin, may turn back to snow this evening before eventually leaving Wisconsin altogether overnight. After this, we should be precip-free through Tuesday, but more rain and wind may arrive Tuesday night and Wednesday.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif



Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
... Freezing rain creating slippery roads over east central Wisconsin this morning...

An area of light rain continues to move through the Fox Valley and Lakeshore this morning. Road temperatures at or below freezing has caused the rain to freeze on contact creating slippery conditions.

At 6am... the heavier rain has moved off over Lake Michigan. Temperatures are expected to improve through the morning hours... ending the threat of additional icing.

Motorists are urged to use caution on the roadways this morning.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?Discu ssionCode=GRB


Today’s Forecast Grade: C
3-Day Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Cloudy, breezy and warmer with rain showers likely. Some freezing drizzle is possible early this morning in east-central Wisconsin, but should turn to rain as temperatures warm up. High of 37 east-central, just above 40 south. Chance of precip pretty close to 100%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 37-39. Chance of precip 62-73%.
Madison: Highs 38-41. Chance of precip 81-93%.
Waukesha: Highs 41-44. Chance of precip 88-100%.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with light snow showers gradually ending. We could see an inch or so of snow before the storm system pushes off to the east. Lowsin the mid- 20s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and colder. Highs near 30.
Sunday: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid- to upper 20s.

Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Look out for Tuesday night and Wednesday as a new nasty storm could hit the Midwest. However, if you're a good little boy or girl, most of it will fall as rain instead of snow. Consider yourself warned.
High Temperatures: Gradually warmer with temps near 30 on Monday, mid- 30s on Tuesday, and perhaps near 40 on Wednesday. If you were good, of course.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium


Other City Forecasts: (This Weekend)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Clouds today, sunshine tomorrow, maybe some light snow on Sunday.
High Temperatures: Lower 30s today, then mid- to upper 20s this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503


Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Showers today and tomorrow, some sun on Sunday.
High Temperatures: Lower 60s today, then mid- to upper 40s this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033


League City and Pearland, Texas:
Active Advisory: Dense Fog Advisory
Conditions: Cloudy with fog today. Showers and storms tomorrow, sun on Sunday.
High Temperatures: Near 70 today, then low to mid- 60s this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX1029


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Clouds today, rain this weekend.
High Temperatures: 65-70.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Isl and.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USSC0155


Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Some sun today, showers tomorrow and Sunday morning.
High Temperatures: Upper 50s to lower 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121


Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sun and just a few clouds.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s. Very nice.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040


Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Partly cloudy today and tomorrow, showers on Sunday.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 1, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 1:54 PM GMT on March 01, 2011

Good Tuesday morning!

Why is March 1st considered the Meteorological first day of Spring?
Mostly it's for better record keeping, as it's easier to compare data year-over-year instead of using the astronomical first day of Spring (Vernal Equinox) which can vary from March 19 to March 23.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox


Any more snow coming our way?

Of course, that's a silly question. A short-lived and quick-moving disturbance in the atmosphere may give Wisconsinites a fresh 1-2" of new snow to shovel on Thursday, but the next stronger system looks to move through Friday night and Saturday. It's currently tracking to swipe the southeastern half of Wisconsin and could be similar to this past Sunday night's storm that just missed Wisconsin to the south and east. Will this system also miss Wisconsin? Maybe, but if it keeps its current forecast track, look for some slippery road conditions possible on Saturday. After this, the next storm on the horizon is for next Tuesday night, but we'll talk about that one later.


Today’s Forecast Grade: B
3-Day Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Partly sunny, breezy and warmer today. High of 36 east-central, upper 30s south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 35-39.
Madison: Highs 37-41.
Waukesha: Highs 36-42.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Partly cloudy and breezy overnight. Lows in the lower teens.

Wednesday: Partly sunny and colder. Highs in the low to mid- 20s.
Thursday: Cloudy with snow showers. We could see 1-2" of new snow accumulation from this fast-moving disturbance. Highs near 30 east-central, lower 30s south.

This Weekend’s Outlook:
Conditions: Mostly cloudy on Friday with a rain/snow mix possible Friday night and Saturday. Partly cloudy and colder on Sunday.
High Temperatures: In the 30s Friday and Saturday and in the 20s on Sunday post-storm.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Upper 30s today, only middle teens tomorrow. Sorry!
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503


Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Mostly sunny.
High Temperatures: Mid- to upper 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033


League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Near 70.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX1029


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Mostly sunny.
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Isl and.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USSC0155


Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine.
High Temperatures: Upper 50s today, mid- 60s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121


Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s today, mid- 70s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040


Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Scattered storms today, partly cloudy tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s to lower 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104



Weather in the News:


Top 5 Snowiest February for Milwaukee & Madison

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=64700&source=0

Damaging winds, heavy rain pound Midwest, move into Southeast

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/02/28/us.severe.weathe r/index.html

Updated: 2:00 PM GMT on March 01, 2011

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