Wisconsin Weather Update for February 3, 2012.

By: HaleStorm , 1:29 PM GMT on February 03, 2012

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Q: What will be the most interesting weather phenomena we will see in the next week?
A: Fog. Yep. Fog. Not that fog isn’t interesting, mind you. I mean, who doesn’t want to walk inside clouds? Cartoon characters do it all the time, and they seem to be enjoying themselves. And it’s not to say that there isn’t more interesting weather somewhere else. Just ask someone in Colorado or Kansas what their most interesting weather will be today, and they may make some sort of snarky blizzard comment while they scowl their eyes at you. As for us, the groundhog may think we’re getting six more weeks of winter, but to have more winter, you need to have had winter to start with, right? As for our remaining snow, goodbye, we hardly knew ye.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/03/us/colorado-winter- storm/index.html


Today’s Forecast Grade: B
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium to High

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today’s Conditions: Cloudy. Areas of fog this morning.
Today’s Temps: Not moving much with a high near 35.
Today’s Winds: Light from the east.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 37-39.
Madison: Highs 38-40.
Milwaukee: Highs 38-41.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight: Clouds and stars. Lows in the lower 20s.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Partly cloudy. More clouds the further south you live.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs in the upper 30s. Lows again in the lower 20s.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Light from the northeast.

Sunday: Lots of sunshine! Highs again in the upper 30s.

Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: That sunny trend continues for much of next week, with generally more sunshine than clouds expected. Of course, this means we’re totally going to get pounded with blizzards in April.
High Temperatures: Near 40 on Monday, then dropping back to near 30 east-central, low to mid- 30s south, for the rest of the work week. Normal high is 26-27.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium to High


Weather in the News:

Major snow storm targets Denver area
http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/03/us/colorado-winter- storm/index.html

Europe death toll rises in big freeze
http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/01/world/europe/europe -cold-snap/index.html

A Top 15 Warmest January
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=78358&source=0

1 Year Anniversary of Groundhog Day Blizzard
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mkx/?n=020211_blizzard

Milwaukee & Madison Snowfall Records - 24-hr, 48-hr, 72-hr
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=78516&source=0



Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Clouds and some fog.
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: Scattered thundershowers developing later today.
High Temperatures: Upper 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Clouds. Early morning fog. Scattered thunderstorms. Becoming breezy.
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: Partly cloudy and breezy.
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: Lower 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunny and a little breezy.
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: More clouds than sunshine. A little breezy too.
High Temperatures: Lower 80s. Enjoy!
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

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