Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for February 17, 2014.

By: HaleStorm, 1:25 PM GMT on February 17, 2014

Forecast Summary: Heavy snow this afternoon, 5-7” expected. Mix of precip Thursday. Warmer through Thursday.

Active Advisory: Winter Storm Warning in effect from 9 am this morning to 9 PM CST this evening...
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/mkx/snowaccum/Snow Map_WI.png

Today:
Synopsis: A low pressure system tracking from Oklahoma through Illinois and northern Indiana today will develop a consistent swath of snow across the upper Midwest today.
Conditions: Cloudy with scattered light snow showers this morning. Snow becomes moderate to heavy from around lunchtime through this afternoon and evening, tapering off before bedtime. 5-7” is expected across most of Wisconsin by tonight.
High Temp: Near 24 today.
Winds: Windy at times from the southeast, turning west late.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 23-25.
Madison: Highs 25-26.
Milwaukee: Highs 25-27.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight:
Conditions: Becoming partly cloudy overnight.
Low Temp: Low to mid- teens (above zero).

Tomorrow:
Synopsis: That snowy low pressure system moves off to our east, and a southerly wind brings warmer air to Wisconsin, which should linger around through Thursday.
Conditions: Some morning sunshine, then mostly cloudy.
Temps: Warmer, highs in the mid- 30s. Lows near 20.
Winds: Breezy from the southwest.

Extended Outlook:
Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs again in the mid- 30s.
Thursday: Rain/snow mix. Could make for another day of ugly road conditions. Highs mid- to upper 30s.
Friday: Partly sunny and colder. Maybe some flurries Friday night? Highs in the upper teens to lower 20s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Light snow south? Highs 20-25.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and colder yet. Highs 10-15.

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: 2-3” additional snow today. Total accumulation around 5”.
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: Rain showers today.
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: Mostly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Lower 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: 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: Increasing clouds. Rain tonight.
High Temperatures: Mid- 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 70.
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

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Wisconsin Weather Update for February 10, 2014.

By: HaleStorm, 1:58 PM GMT on February 10, 2014

Forecast Summary: Sunshine but bitter cold through tomorrow, then warmer with several light snow chances.
Active Advisory: Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 11 am CST this morning...

Today:

Synopsis: Bitter cold air stemming from a cold air mass centrally located near the southern tip of Hudson Bay, Canada, will keep our air temperatures below zero for much of the day today. A surface high pressure system currently in the Plains states will keep our sky sunny through tomorrow.
Conditions: Mostly sunny but bitter cold today.
High Temp: About five above zero. Hey, at least it’s positive.
Winds: A little breezy from the west-northwest.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)

Appleton: Highs 3-5.
Madison: Highs 2-7.
Milwaukee: Highs 5-8.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight:
Conditions: Stars and bitter cold.
Low Temp: Around ten below zero.

Tomorrow:

Synopsis: Surface high pressure keeps the sky sunny again tomorrow, and a gradual wind shift from northwest to the south will finally start bringing in warmer air, although you may not notice the change too much until Wednesday or Thursday.
Conditions: Sunshine and still very cold, but slightly warmer than today.
Temps: Highs around ten above zero. Lows near zero.
Winds: Light and variable, increasing and turning south late.

Extended Outlook:

Wednesday: Warmer with light snow or flurries early. Probably not more than a dusting. Highs in the upper teens to near 20…above zero.
Thursday: Warmer with snow showers. Could be a couple inches? Highs in the upper 20s, making it good sledding weather for a change.
Friday: Partly sunny and colder. Highs in the upper teens.
Saturday: Snow showers. Could be another inch or two? Highs in the lower 20s.
Sunday: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid- to upper 20s. Maybe above 30 next Monday?


Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Sunshine but bitter cold.
High Temperatures: Only around zero to 5 above.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Isolated light snow showers or flurries early.
High Temperatures: Lower 20s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Scattered rain showers.
High Temperatures: Upper 50s today, only near 40 tomorrow.
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 today, rain possible tonight.
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s today, upper 40s 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: Rain showers today, light snow tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Lower 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Partly sunny today. More sunshine tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Near 70.
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

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