Wisconsin Weather Update for April 2, 2012.

By: HaleStorm , 12:19 PM GMT on April 02, 2012

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Clouds and sunshine today, thundershowers possible late.
We were originally expected to be in the 60s and possibly 70s yesterday. That didn’t happen as the mild air arrived a little later than expected, and the cloud cover helped keep most of us in the 50s to near 60. Eventual cloud cover from a low pressure system moving through the Plains states could deliver the same temperatures today, although unlike yesterday, these clouds may also bring scattered showers along with a few rumbles of thunder later today and tonight. After that, it’s probably a dry rest of the work week with high temperatures a little above normal (not for a change).
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


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

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today’s Conditions: Sunshine and clouds today. Maybe a thundershower later today? Chance of rain 25%.
Today’s High Temps: High of 59.
Today’s Winds: Breezy from the south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: High of 56.
Madison: Highs 60-61.
Milwaukee: Highs 51-54.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight: Cloudy with scattered thundershowers. Nothing severe is expected. Lows in the mid- 40s. Chance of rain 50%.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Maybe a lingering shower, otherwise decreasing clouds. Chance of rain 25%.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs near 60 east-central, in the mid- 60s south.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Just a little breezy with a variable direction.

Extended Outlook:
Conditions: We should be remaining in a dry pattern for the rest of the work week, with the next chance of rain arriving Saturday night.
High Temperatures: Generally in the 50s, although we may break 60 on Wednesday and again this weekend.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium


Weather in the News:

Record Setting Warmth (Updated 8:15 AM 4/1)
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=80604&source=0
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=81338&source=0

Satellite Comparisons 2008-2012
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=81296&source=0


Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Scattered thundershowers late.
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Sunshine and mild.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Breezy with scattered thunderstorms.
High Temperatures: Lower 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 cloudy and breezy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 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 breezy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunny and windy.
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 cloudy.
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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Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.

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