Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for April 28, 2014.

By: HaleStorm, 1:06 PM GMT on April 28, 2014

Forecast Summary: Rainy, windy and cool today. Scattered showers lingering through Friday.

Today:
Synopsis: A strong area of low pressure is moving very slowly through the central Plains. This system is responsible for the severe thunderstorms that killed at least 17 people in Arkansas and Oklahoma yesterday, with more severe weather expected in the southeastern US today, tomorrow and Wednesday. Around here we should avoid the severe weather, but the rain will become a part of daily life through the entire work week.
Conditions: Rainy, windy and cool today. Isolated thunderstorms possible too. Chance of rain near 100%. Sorry.
High Temp: Near 48.
Winds: Windy from the east.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 48-50.
Madison: Highs 48-52.
Milwaukee: Highs 46-53.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight:
Conditions: More rain, more wind, more isolated lightning strikes. Chance of rain again near 100%.
Low Temp: Upper 30s to near 40.

Tomorrow:
Conditions: Even more rain, more isolated lightning strikes, but a little less windy and a little warmer. Maybe a few more breaks in the rain tomorrow too. Chance of rain 75%.
Temps: Highs near 50 east-central, mid- to upper 50s south.
Winds: Breezy from the east.

Extended Outlook:

Wednesday: Yet more scattered showers. Highs low to mid- 50s. Chance of rain 50%.
Thursday: Isolated showers. Highs lower 50s. Chance of rain 25%.
Friday: Scattered showers. Highs lower 50s. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday: Partly sunny. Finally. Highs mid- 50s.
Sunday: New round of showers. Highs mid- to upper 50s. Chance of rain 50%.

Today Outside of Wisconsin:


Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Rainy and windy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 40s.
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, some perhaps severe.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Scattered thundershowers early.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
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: Partly sunny.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s.
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 and thunderstorms.
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!
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: Isolated thunderstorms, otherwise hot and somewhat humid.
High Temperatures: Lower 90s.
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 April 21, 2014.

By: HaleStorm, 12:32 PM GMT on April 21, 2014

Forecast Summary: Scattered thundershowers, mild again today. Sunshine but cooler tomorrow. More rain late Wed-Thursday, then colder weekend.

Today:
Synopsis: Low pressure in northern Minnesota will continue to develop scattered thundershowers across Wisconsin today. The cold front stretching eastward from this low is in northern Wisconsin, meaning both central and southern Wisconsin get the mild short-term benefits (unlike yesterday when east-central Wisconsin was in the 50s and southern Wisconsin was in the 70s).
Conditions: Cloudy with scattered showers, maybe a thunderstorm. Some areas of fog possible early as well. Chance of rain 75%.
High Temp: Near 66 east-central, in the low to mid- 70s again in southern WI.
Winds: Light from the west early, turning windy from the northwest late.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 68-70.
Madison: Highs 72-74.
Milwaukee: Highs 67-72.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight:
Conditions: Decreasing clouds in the evening. Breezy and much colder overnight.
Low Temp: In the upper 30s.

Tomorrow:
Synopsis: A large area of high pressure moves in, clearing out the clouds, but a northwest wind cools off our temperatures as well.
Conditions: Mostly sunny but cooler.
Temps: Highs in the lower 50s east-central, mid- 50s south.
Winds: Windy early from the northwest, decreasing later in the day.

Extended Outlook:

Wednesday: Increasing clouds with showers late. Highs again in the low to mid- 50s.
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs 55-60.
Friday: Cloudy and becoming colder. Highs 50-55.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and colder. Highs 44-51.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs 48-55.


Today Outside of Wisconsin:


Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Thundershowers ending early. Windy.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Scattered thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Isolated thundershowers.
High Temperatures: Upper 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: 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: 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!
High Temperatures: Near 90.
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: Near 80.
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 April 14, 2014.

By: HaleStorm, 1:25 PM GMT on April 14, 2014

Forecast Summary: Winter Wonderland ending later this morning. Another soaking rain late Wednesday through Friday.

Active Advisory: Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 10 am CDT this morning.


Synopsis: So even though rain changing to snow last night was in the forecast, I’m still thinking that our mid- April winter wonderland took you by surprise. Oh it will just melt on the roadways, right? All of the snow will be gone again before lunchtime, right? Buzz! While the slow-moving low pressure system, now over southern Lake Michigan, is moving off to the east and the snow will be ending shortly, temperatures will remain cold through tomorrow, which may keep this snow lingering around for a couple days. It should be gone by Wednesday though, when temperatures start warming back up again.

Today:
Conditions: Snow ending later this morning. 2-3” of total snow accumulation.
High Temp: Colder with a high of 36 east-central, upper 30s south.
Winds: Windy from the northwest.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 34-35.
Madison: Highs 37-38.
Milwaukee: Highs 37-40.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight:
Conditions: Decreasing clouds, winds and temperatures.
Low Temp: Cold for mid- April, in the upper teens.

Tomorrow:
Conditions: Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds late. Maybe some flurries tomorrow night.
Temps: Still cold, highs in the mid- to upper 30s again east-central, near 40 south.
Winds: Just a little breezy from the west-northwest.

Extended Outlook:
Wednesday: Cloudy and warmer with scattered rain showers, especially late. Highs in the mid- to upper 40s east-central, in the lower 50s south.
Thursday: More rain. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.
Friday: Even more rain. Highs in the mid- to upper 40s.
Saturday: Rain ending early. Highs in the upper 40s or 50s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the 50s.


Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Partly cloudy and breezy.
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: Rain.
High Temperatures: Near 60 but falling earlier than usual.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Windy with showers and storms likely.
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: Scattered thundershowers.
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: Scattered thunderstorms later today through tomorrow.
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!
High Temperatures: Lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Partly cloudy, maybe an isolated shower later.
High Temperatures: Upper 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 April 7, 2014.

By: HaleStorm, 1:16 PM GMT on April 07, 2014

Forecast Summary: Scattered rain showers this afternoon through early tomorrow. Cooler tomorrow, then mild through Saturday.

Today:

Synopsis: A small disturbance in southwestern Minnesota this morning is producing a few scattered showers across eastern Minnesota, far southwestern Wisconsin and northern Iowa. As this moves to the east, look for these scattered showers to infect our area by later this morning or this afternoon, then linger around through tonight or early tomorrow morning. I’m not expecting a soaker with this system, but have an umbrella handy if you’re heading out later today or tonight. A much stronger storm system is in northern Mississippi this morning, but should miss us to the east.
Conditions: Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers moving through later today. Chance of rain 50%.
High Temp: Near 55 today, so above normal for the second day in a row! Normal high is 50 (Green Bay), 54 (Madison).
Winds: A little breezy from the northwest.
    
Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 54-60.
Madison: Highs 58-60.
Milwaukee: Highs 49-52.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight:
Conditions: Mostly cloudy with a few lingering rain showers. Chance of rain 25%.
Low Temp: Mid- 30s.

Tomorrow:
Synopsis: A strong area of low pressure finishes annoying the east coast, and high pressure begins to build into the Rocky Mountains and Plains regions. So look for a few breaks in the clouds as the day progresses. Northwesterly winds bring cooler air into our region too. Yay.
Conditions: Clouds with maybe one last rain shower early, then becoming partly sunny.
Temps: Cooler, highs in the upper 40s east-central, lower 50s south.
Winds: Breezy at times from the northwest.

Extended Outlook:
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and warmer again. Highs in the upper 50s east-central, lower 60s south.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, maybe a rain shower? Chance of rain 25%. Highs in the upper 50s.
Friday: Partly sunny. Highs near 60.
Saturday: Cloudy, breezy and mild with rain showers. Chance of rain 50%. Highs in the low to mid- 60s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and colder. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. The colder air looks to stick around for most of next week too. Apparently this week’s mild temperatures were too good to last. Sorry.

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Showers, isolated thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Rain ending early.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Isolated storms tonight.
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: Showers and thunderstorms becoming likely.
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: Showers and thunderstorms likely
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s.
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 80.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Isolated storms late. Breezy.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

Updated: 1:17 PM GMT on April 07, 2014

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