Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for March 31, 2014.

By: HaleStorm, 1:05 PM GMT on March 31, 2014

Forecast Summary: Warm and windy with rain later today. Colder again tonight and continuing the rest of this week (sorry!)

Today:

Synopsis: A strong area of low pressure is developing rain showers in southern Minnesota and Iowa this morning. This precip will be headed east-northeast and should arrive in eastern Wisconsin by this afternoon and evening. Parts of southern Wisconsin may miss out on the rain, but everyone will get the stronger winds with this storm system later today.
Conditions: Cloudy and breezy with sprinkles this morning. Becoming windy with scattered rain showers later this afternoon and evening. Chance of rain 50%.
High Temp: Mild for one last day, high of 57 east-central, lower 60s south.
Winds: Windy from the southeast.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 53-60.
Madison: Highs 60-63.
Milwaukee: Highs 54-59.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight:

Conditions: Cloudy, windy and becoming sharply colder with scattered rain showers. Chance of rain 50%.
Low Temp: In the mid- 30s.

Tomorrow:

Synopsis: Much colder air moves in behind today’s storm system, and these below normal temperatures look to stick around all week. Here’s wishing it was an April Fools’ Day joke.
Conditions: Cloudy and windy in the morning, becoming partly sunny and less breezy later. Unfortunately, also colder once again.
Temps: Highs near 40.
Winds: Windy from the west.

Extended Outlook:

Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.
Thursday: Cloudy and becoming windy with rain and/or snow developing late. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of precip 50%.
Friday: Cloudy and windy with more rain/snow mix entertainment from the sky. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of precip 75%.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, highs near 40.
Sunday: Cloudy with rain late. Highs in the low to mid- 40s.

Today Outside of Wisconsin:


Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Mild with scattered showers.
High Temperatures: Lower 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Isolated showers late.
High Temperatures: Near 70.
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: 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: 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: Sunshine and warmer!
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine and breezy.
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: Partly sunny and ideal IMO.
High Temperatures: Upper 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 March 24, 2014.

By: HaleStorm, 12:59 PM GMT on March 24, 2014

Forecast Summary: Light snow tonight, even colder tomorrow. Mix to rain Wed night and Thursday, warmer weekend.

Today:


Synopsis: High pressure centered over Wisconsin this morning is bringing us another morning of sunny, cold conditions. A cold front to our northwest is going to quickly sweep down into the far north-central U.S. later today, bringing us clouds this afternoon, light snow tonight, and even colder air tomorrow. Spring may have sprung a few days ago, but it isn’t going to feel like it for a few days yet.
Conditions: Morning sunshine with increasing clouds this afternoon. Flurries possible before sunset.
High Temp: Near 28.
Winds: Just a little breezy from the west.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 27-30.
Madison: Highs 31-34.
Milwaukee: Highs 29-30.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight:

Conditions: Light snow likely. Maybe 1” of fresh accumulation.
Low Temp: Low to mid- teens.

Tomorrow:

Synopsis: Even colder air will move into Wisconsin behind tonight’s cold front, but a new area of high pressure will start moving in and should start clearing out the clouds later in the day. Milwaukee Brewers Opening Day is only one week away, and I have tickets to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers opening day baseball game next week Thursday, so this cold air really has to end soon. And it might? (extended forecast spoiler!)
Conditions: Flurries ending, then hopefully some sunshine later.
Temps: Highs in the upper teens to near 20. That’s about 25 degrees below normal.
Winds: Windy from the northwest.

Extended Outlook:


Wednesday: Increasing clouds, winds and temperatures. A mix of precip is likely Wednesday night. Highs near 30 east-central, mid- 30s south.
Thursday: Windy with rain likely, turning to light snow again late before ending. Highs near 40.
Friday: Partly sunny. Highs 35-40.
Saturday: Partly sunny and warmer. Highs in the 40s.
Sunday: Warmer with scattered showers. Heck, maybe even a thunderstorm? How about that? Highs in the 50s! The first half of next week looks warm too, so it won’t be a one-and-done like Duke’s basketball team last Friday.

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Light snow showers.
High Temperatures: Lower 30s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Increasing clouds. Light rain/snow overnight.
High Temperatures: Upper 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Lower 60s. Brrr.
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 tonight.
High Temperatures: Near 60.
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, clouds tonight, rain tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s.
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: Upper 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Scattered showers becoming more numerous late, and breezy.
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 March 17, 2014.

By: HaleStorm, 1:12 PM GMT on March 17, 2014

Forecast Summary: Flurries, leprechauns and shamrock shakes (or green beer) today. Stronger rain/snow mix Tuesday night.

Today:
Synopsis: High pressure to our south and east is going to get replaced by a new low pressure system in the northern Rockies. Moisture ahead of the system is developing light snow in parts of Minnesota and northern Wisconsin this morning. Some of that precip may find its way into east-central WI in a few hours, but will probably end up just being flurries or light snow showers if anything. Should make for mostly fine travel for all of those leprechauns today.
Conditions: Cloudy with scattered light snow showers or flurries in central WI, just mostly cloudy in southern WI. Probably just a dusting in most places in east-central WI (if anything) with some accumulation once you get into north-central WI.
High Temp: Near 27 east-central, lower 30s south.
Winds: Becoming breezy from the south-southeast.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 25-27.
Madison: Highs 27-32.
Milwaukee: Highs 28-30.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight:
Conditions: Mostly cloudy.
Low Temp: Not that bad overnight, lows in the lower 20s (above zero!)

Tomorrow:
Synopsis: The low pressure system that may give us some flurries today will dip to the southeast into Kansas and Missouri, then shoot north with the jet stream tomorrow night. This is going to deliver a much more annoying round of rain, snow, or freezing rain tomorrow night. Give yourself some extra time on the roads Wednesday morning, especially if freezing rain or accumulating snow enters the picture overnight.
Conditions: Cloudy with a rain/snow mix developing tomorrow night. Some snow accumulation is possible along with some freezing rain, so stay informed before that tricky Wednesday morning commute.
Temps: Highs near 40 east-central, in the lower 40s south.
Winds: Windy at times from the southeast.

Extended Outlook:
Wednesday: Windy with light snow early. Diminishing winds late. Highs in the mid- 30s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with light snow and ripped-up NCAA brackets possible Thursday night (for each). Little if any accumulation is expected at this point. Highs in the upper 30s.
Friday: Cloudy with drizzle or flurries. Highs in the upper 30s.
Saturday: Partly sunny and colder. Highs near 30.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and cold. Highs in the 20s.

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Snow and sleet today, around 1” total.
High Temperatures: Upper 30s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Decreasing clouds.
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: Partly cloudy and breezy. Warmer tomorrow.
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: Rain. Meh.
High Temperatures: Near 60.
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, possibly freezing rain early and again late.
High Temperatures: Mid- 30s.
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- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Showers, thunderstorms, and breezy. Sounds like fun to me.
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 10, 2014.

By: HaleStorm, 12:19 PM GMT on March 10, 2014

Forecast Summary: Mild today, light mix tomorrow, cold on Wednesday.

Today:
Synopsis: It has been three weeks since I last wrote an update – two weeks ago we were in the Dells on vacation and last Monday I was awake most of the night for work, but I don’t think you really would have wanted to read those forecasts anyway. This one will start out much better – a rare but minor ridge in the upper-air jet stream is bringing mild air into the region for the first time in a long while. I’m thinking the lines will be long at local car washes this afternoon!
Conditions: Partly cloudy and mild. Increasing clouds late.
High Temp: Near 46 east-central, near 50 south! w00t!
Winds: Breezy at times from the west-southwest, turning north tonight.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 40-41.
Madison: Highs 41-48.
Milwaukee: Highs 41-49.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight:
Conditions: Mostly cloudy. Maybe a few sprinkles.
Low Temp: Near 30.

Tomorrow:
Synopsis: A low pressure system will move through Kansas and Missouri, bringing (mostly) rain showers to its north. And unfortunately we will be going back to “normal”, which is below-normal, as our usual jet stream trough re-emerges, bringing colder air from Canada back into Wisconsin. Gee, thanks.
Conditions: Cloudy with light rain showers, turning into a light mix late. Little if any accumulation expected but groans to follow I’m sure.
Temps: Highs in the upper 30s but dropping faster-than-usual late. Lows tomorrow night in the low to mid- teens.
Winds: Just a little breezy from the north.

Extended Outlook:
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and cold again. Flurries Wednesday night? Highs in the lower 20s. Our normal high is 36-37, in case you were wondering.
Thursday: Becoming partly sunny and warmer. Highs low to mid- 30s.
Friday: Partly sunny and warmer yet. Highs upper 30s to lower 40s.
Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs upper 30s to lower 40s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the 30s.

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Partly cloudy and mild. Light mix tonight?
High Temperatures: Upper 40s.
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- 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Morning fog, isolated showers becoming more numerous late.
High Temperatures: Upper 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: 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: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Partly sunny and breezy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Partly sunny.
High Temperatures: Near 80. Perfect.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

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