Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for January 28, 2013.

By: HaleStorm, 1:39 PM GMT on January 28, 2013

Rain tonight, mild with more rain turning to light snow tomorrow, then cloudy and cold again.
We are certainly in an active weather pattern right now! The snow/mix we had yesterday (including some thundersnow!) has moved off to the east, but another storm system is hot on its tracks, so look for some scattered rain showers tonight and tomorrow. These rain showers will change over to light snow showers tomorrow night before ending, as very cold Canadian air makes another run for the upper Midwest. Highs Thursday and Friday will probably not even make double digits again, but we do warm up again this weekend, getting back to near-normal by Sunday and next Monday.
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=grb&storyid=92016&source=0

Father-Son Forecast
Due to popular demand, just like we did a couple Fridays ago, I researched and drew up the forecast and my 7-year-old son Bryce illustrated it. The forecast is focused on the Appleton-area, so generally add a couple degrees if you live in southern WI.
Click the link below to view the forecast image for this week.
http://instagram.com/p/VB3ntDG_BQ/


Active Advisory: (Source: National Weather Service)

South-Central Wisconsin:
Dense fog advisory in effect until noon CST today...
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?Discu ssionCode=MKX


Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Clouds and fog. Another mixed bag of fun tonight.
High Temperatures: Mid- 30s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Scattered thundershowers.
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Decreasing clouds.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Clouds.
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: Scattered showers.
High Temperatures: Upper 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Morning showers possible, then sunshine.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s.
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

Updated: 1:43 PM GMT on January 28, 2013

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Wisconsin Weather Update for January 25, 2013.

By: HaleStorm, 1:36 PM GMT on January 25, 2013

Light fluffy snow early today. Mix of precip Sunday evening. Temperature roller coaster!
First of all, thanks for the very positive feedback on the “Father-Son Forecast” illustration last week Friday. Bryce has agreed to illustrate my forecasts more often and we may even have something on Monday morning for you to enjoy. I may give him a little more freedom with the pictures, but if I start getting Wednesday helicopters destroying Thursday army men, I may have to rethink that decision!

As for the forecast, it’s going to be a bit wild (as if a child made it up!) The latest batch of fluffy white stuff outside should be ending shortly if it hasn’t already with less than 1” of new accumulation expected today. We start warming up tomorrow and especially Sunday through Tuesday when we hopefully break the freezing mark, before temps plummet once again by late next week. A storm system comes in late this weekend and may provide an interesting batch of snow, freezing rain, and/or sleet Sunday afternoon and evening. Meteorologists will have a better idea of what the precip will be shaped like this weekend, so keep up with the forecast if you’re planning to be on the roads Sunday evening in case things get slick out there!
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=92037&source=0
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=grb&storyid=92016&source=0


Active Advisory: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon CST today...
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?Discu ssionCode=GRB


Today’s Forecast Grade: BC
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today’s Conditions: Light snow showers in eastern Wisconsin, ending this morning. Less than 1” of additional accumulation is expected.
Today’s High Temps: Warmer, near 21 east-central, low to mid- 20s south.
Today’s Winds: Somewhat breezy from the south this morning, turning northwest later today.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 21-23.
Madison: Highs 24-25.
Milwaukee: Highs 24-27.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

This Evening: Decreasing clouds. Lows around five above zero.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Morning sunshine, afternoon clouds.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs in the lower 20s. Lows near 10 above.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Light and variable.

Sunday: Cloudy, breezy and warmer with a mix of precipitation developing late in the day and continuing Sunday night. Highs in the lower 30s.

Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Maybe some light snow, drizzle or flurries from time to time, perhaps a bigger snow next Friday night, but the main weather story will be the temps.
High Temperatures: Near 40 to start the week and mid- 30s Tuesday, then dropping to near 20 on Wednesday and again only near 10 above zero on Thursday and Friday. Whee!
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium


Weather in the News:

A Shroud of Cold Air Descends on the U.S.
http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail2.php?MediaID =1276&MediaTypeID=3&ResourceID=104730


Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Decreasing clouds.
High Temperatures: Mid- teens.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Clouds, then some sunshine.
High Temperatures: Lower 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Mostly cloudy and breezy.
High Temperatures: Upper 50s.
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: Light mix of everything imaginable.
High Temperatures: Near 30.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Scattered showers.
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

Updated: 1:41 PM GMT on January 25, 2013

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Wisconsin Weather Update for January 18, 2013.

By: HaleStorm, 2:04 PM GMT on January 18, 2013

Your forecast…illustrated.
Inspired by a story this week from a Tulsa weatherman whose computer broke down a couple hours before his TV broadcast, so he quickly hand-drew his own maps (see full story below), I thought I’d go the same route today. The only differences are that this effort is preplanned, the illustrations were drawn by my 7-year-old son Bryce, and well, I haven’t been on the air since the year 2000. But the forecast (as always) was personally researched this morning and quickly drawn up by Bryce before he had to leave for the school bus this morning. Enjoy!


http://instagram.com/p/UoKpdjm_Bl/



Weather in the News:

Weatherman's computer goes down, he goes old school
We've all become used to weathermen standing in front of moving clouds and sophisticated maps. But a Tulsa weatherman decides to draw his own maps after a digital mix-up.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57564489-71/wea thermans-computer-goes-down-he-goes-old-school/

NOAA: 2012 global temperatures 10th highest on record
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=91667&source=0


Today Outside of Wisconsin:
(We didn’t have time to hand-draw a forecast for each of these!)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Becoming partly cloudy and warmer.
High Temperatures: Near 40.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Mid- 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Lower 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Upper 50s.
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 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Near 60.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Increasing clouds and breezy. Isolated showers late?
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

Updated: 2:05 PM GMT on January 18, 2013

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Wisconsin Weather Update for January 11, 2013.

By: HaleStorm, 1:56 PM GMT on January 11, 2013

Foggy and drizzly today. Some sunshine but colder this weekend.
The rain that developed yesterday has mostly pushed off to the east, although drizzle and foggy conditions are still expected for much of the day. The fog should diminish this afternoon and evening as wind speeds increase, and the occasional drizzle should end tonight. We may even see some sunshine tomorrow as this low pressure system moves off to our north and northeast, but colder air will move in and turn our mild highs in the 40s into normal temps in the 20s.
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=grb&storyid=89882&source=0

And for those wondering, the forecast for San Francisco tomorrow night calls for a partly cloudy sky, maybe a brief isolated rain shower, and evening gametime temps in the 40s. Go Pack Go!


Active Advisory: (Source: National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
... Dense fog advisory in effect until 6 PM CST this evening...
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?Discu ssionCode=GRB

Southern Wisconsin:
... Dense fog advisory remains in effect until noon CST today...
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?Discu ssionCode=MKX


Today’s Forecast Grade: C
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today’s Conditions: Cloudy, foggy, drizzly and gloomy. Sorry. At least it’s not freezing rain or snow.
Today’s High Temps: Around 43 today east-cental, mid- 40s south.
Today’s Winds: Light from the south, increasing late.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 40-44.
Madison: Highs 45-47.
Milwaukee: Highs 47-50.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

This Evening: Cloudy, breezy and drizzly at times. Fog shouldn’t be as dense tonight. Lows in the mid- 30s.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Clouds and sunshine.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs tomorrow the same as tonight’s lows – mid- 30s, dropping into the 20s during the afternoon. Lows tomorrow night in the low to mid- teens.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Breezy from the southwest.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 20s.

Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Maybe some flurries Tuesday night, then maybe some light snow next Friday night. No big storms on the horizon.
High Temperatures: Mostly in the 20s, although we may struggle to hit 20 on Wednesday.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium


Weather in the News:

2012 Warmest Year on Record For Contiguous U.S.
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2012/13

Warm Temperatures/Snow Melt In Southern Wisconsin
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=91430&source=0

What is the Snowiest Location in the U.S. and the World?
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=77366&source=0


Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Fog with light rain or drizzle.
High Temperatures: Mid- 30s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Clouds and some sun. Colder by Sunday.
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, 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

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Fog and drizzle this morning. Mostly cloudy otherwise.
High Temperatures: Lower 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: Rain likely.
High Temperatures: Near 60.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Mid- 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Partly cloudy and very nice!
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 January 4, 2013.

By: HaleStorm, 2:11 PM GMT on January 04, 2013

Sunny and a little warmer today. Flurries tomorrow night.
A large area of high pressure in the south-central U.S. is keeping the bulk of the country sunny today. Some slightly warmer air is moving in from the west, so we should end up a little warmer than we were yesterday. We might see some flurries tomorrow night during the Packers/Vikings playoff game at Lambeau Field, but conditions should be fine otherwise.

The next big storm looks to come through Tuesday and Wednesday, but as of now the bulk of it might just barely miss Wisconsin. Then again, a small track change could get our snowblowers out again, or even some rain to get rid of some of our snow depth. Like always, wait and see.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: AB
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today’s Conditions: Sunny and a little warmer.
Today’s High Temps: Near 29 today.
Today’s Winds: Breezy at times from the west, decreasing late.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 24-25.
Madison: Highs 26-29.
Milwaukee: Highs 29-30.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

This Evening: Clear sky. Lows near 10 above.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Sunny in the morning, some clouds in the afternoon. Maybe some flurries tomorrow night, possibly mixing with freezing drizzle south.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs in the upper 20s. Lows in the mid- teens.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Light from the southwest.

Sunday: Clouds in the morning but becoming mostly sunny again later in the day. Highs in the mid- 20s.

Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Rain and/or snow on Tuesday and Wednesday. It could be a big storm, but the bulk of the precip may miss Wisconsin to the south and east. Then again, maybe it clobbers us. Wait and see. Otherwise possibly some light snow or flurries Thursday night and into Friday.
High Temperatures: Probably in the mid- 20s to start the week, then in the upper 20s to lower 30s Tuesday through Thursday.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium


Weather in the News:

A WARM YEAR ACROSS NORTHEAST AND NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN
2012 will go down in the record books as one of the warmest years on record across northeast and north-central Wisconsin.
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=grb&storyid=91059&source=0

2012 Warmest Year on Record at Milwaukee & Madison
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=90795&source=0

2012 Wisconsin Weather Summary
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/mkx/climate/2012/2 012_WI_Yrly_Wx_Summary.pdf


Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Sunny and warmer!
High Temperatures: Upper 20s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Upper 30s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Becoming sunny!
High Temperatures: Upper 50s.
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: Near 50.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Scattered showers. Sorry you couldn’t be like every other forecast above.
High Temperatures: Lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

Updated: 2:14 PM GMT on January 04, 2013

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