Wisconsin Weather Update for November 23, 2005.

By: HaleStorm , 1:34 PM GMT on November 23, 2005

Good Wednesday morning!

Triple Feud Results
25 people played the triple feud yesterday. Results are below:

Topic #1: Name a scent car air fresheners come in.
Pine Tree/Evergreen (14) - 2 points
New car smell (5) - 1 point
Vanilla (4)
Strawberry (2)

Topic #2: Besides turkey, something on the Thanksgiving table.
Stuffing (18) - 2 points
Potatoes (4) - 1 point
Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Pie

Topic #3: Name a famous Andy.
Andy Griffith (14) - 2 points
Andy Rooney (7) - 1 point
Andy Warhol (3)
Andy Kaufman

Autumn 2005 Point Standings (25 people played this week)
The top player this season will win a fabulous weather-related prize (if not a previous winner).
Please verify your point total for accuracy.
^ = moved above the preliminary cut line this week.
-- = moved below the preliminary cut line this week.

Point standings on a Wednesday? What is this world coming to? Congrats to the three players who got the number one answer to all three games yesterday: Greg, Jason and John E. Next week is a three-game, double points week which will decide who plays in the three-week playoffs. The top ten (plus ties) make it in, and the top five (plus ties) get an extra two points to start the playoffs! Everyone with nine points and up are mathematically possible to make it into the top ten! It should be an exciting finish! Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend everyone!
Becky T.: 40 (+5)
Karl, Appleton, WI: 37 (+5)
Katie/Bart, Mukwonago, WI: 37 (+5)
Sue, De Pere, WI: 37 (+5)
Jordan, Little Chute, WI: 36 (+4)
Mary, Berlin, WI: 36 (+5)
Nia, Appleton, WI: 36 (+5)
Dan, Henderson, NV: 34 (+4)
Greg, Madison, WI: 34 (+6)^
Barb, Berlin, WI: 33
--------Preliminary Playoff Cut Line (Final playoff participants determined December 2)--------
Bethany: 32 (+4)
Lisa, Appleton, WI: 32 (+3)--
Brian, Madison WI: 31 (+3)
Clair, Fremont, WI: 31 (+5)
Sally: 31 (+4)
Sheila, Appleton, WI: 29--
Jan, Berlin, WI: 27 (+5)
Tammy, Madison, WI: 27 (+2)
Jason, De Pere, WI: 26 (+6)
John E., Madison, WI: 26 (+6)
Max, Cut 'n Shoot, TX: 25
Sharon, Kaukauna, WI: 24 (+4)
Diane Sm.: 21
Will/Ruth, Appleton, WI: 21
Mary, Appleton, WI: 20 (+2)
Nicole, Madison, WI: 18
John/Shelley, Oshkosh, WI: 17 (+5)
Linda Ha.: 16
Al, Germantown, WI: 16 (+4)
Chris Ke.: 16 (+5)
Mom: 15 (+2)
Chad, Cleveland, OH: 12
John J., Berlin, WI: 12
Jodi, Hilton Head Island, SC: 8
Kelley: 7 (+4)
Rhonda: 5
Harry: 4
Scott/Ann, Appleton, WI: 4
Sarah: 3
John S.: 2

Todays forecast grade: D

Important Weather Statement: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Fox Cities:
Wind Advisory in effect from 9 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Thursday...
Northwest winds are expected to increase to 25 to 35 mph with
locally higher gusts to 45 mph this evening behind a strong cold
A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Light snow will continue to affect east central Wisconsin through the mid morning hours. Expect snow accumulations to range from 1 to 2 inches by the time the snow begins to let up by late morning. Motorists are urged to slow down to a safe speed as roadways will be slippery due to the snow. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination.

Southern Wisconsin:
Wind Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 am CST Thursday...
Strong northwest winds of 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph are
expected tonight. The winds should diminish to just below Wind
Advisory levels on Thanksgiving day... but it will still be very
windy. A much colder Canadian airmass will also blast through the
area tonight with wind chill readings by Thursday morning dropping
into the -5 to -10 degree range.
A Wind Advisory is issued when winds of 35 mph or greater are
expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...
especially for high profile vehicles. Secure loose items in the
yard such as lawn furniture and garbage cans. Use caution while

Snow will continue to reduce visibility to between one and two miles during the morning rush hour across southeast Wisconsin. The snow was beginning to taper off west of a line from Montello to Madison to Brodhead. This diminishing trend will continue to spread east this morning. Total snow accumulations of around 2 inches are expected. This will cause some slippery spots and stretches on area roads...especially on more secondary...untreated surfaces. Be very careful on bridges where deck surfaces may be icy until temperatures rise above the freezing mark this morning.

Now: With snow across the eastern half of Wisconsin and just clouds in the western half, temps are in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

Synopsis: As you may have already noticed this morning, we've got an Alberta Clipper making the roads quite the pain in the you-know-what this morning. This light snow is being generated by a fast moving low pressure system to our north, and while the snow will be ending in the next few hours, strong winds associated with the system will bring the coldest air of the season so far to our area tomorrow and Friday.

Today: Snow likely this morning, tapering off to drizzle or flurries and eventually ending by around lunchtime. But no, taking an early lunch will not make the snow stop any quicker. 1-2" of total storm accumulation is expected. Becoming windy later today with a high of 35 central, near 40 south.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, very windy and quite chilly behind a cold front, lows only 10-15 above zero, wind chills below zero.

Thanksgiving: A great day to stay inside and stuff yourself with lots of tasty turkey. Partly sunny, windy and cold, highs in the lower 20s.

This Weekend:
Shopping Friday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with light snow developing later in the day. Highs in the low to mid- 20s. Snow chance Friday night 40%.
Saturday: Morning flurries, then partly sunny and warmer, highs 35-40.
Sunday: Cloudy and breezy with a rain/snow mix developing later in the day. Highs 35-40. Precip chance 50%. Keep an eye on this storm system from Sunday evening through Tuesday as it could be quite interesting.

Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: What do you care, you'll be enjoying our snow this week.

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy, highs upper 50s today, warming to near 70 for Thanksgiving.

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Sunshine and a little breezy, highs upper 70s. Same for Thanksgiving.

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Isolated morning showers; breezy, highs lower 50s today and only upper 30s tomorrow. Not that you live there quite yet anyway.

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:

Yesterdays Climate Data: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
My Forecast for Yesterday.. 36 central, upper 30s south
High Yesterday (Appleton).. 32
High Yesterday (Madison)............. 36
High Yesterday (Waukesha).......... 34
High Yesterday (OHare, IL)...... 39

High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)... 69
High Yesterday (Hilton Head Island, SC).. 59
High Yesterday (League City, TX).. 72
High Yesterday (Evansville, IN). 46

Weather/Space in the News:

'Lost' probe lands on asteroid
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's space agency said Wednesday that a space probe had successfully touched down on an asteroid despite an initial announcement of a failed attempt.

Snows fail to fall in Arctic tundra
HARSTAD, Norway (Reuters) -- Life is harsh on the freezing tundra of the Arctic Circle where Anna Prakhova lives. But it can be much harder when snows do not fall.

In Case You Missed It:
(Additional news research provided by Steve B. and Clair)

The old logo is back!
Brewers to unveil new Sunday uniforms
Alternate home jerseys expected to feature ball and glove logo
MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers will unveil new Sunday home uniforms during a live broadcast event at Miller Park next week.

Xbox 360 on eBay? $5,000 and up
As retailers sell out, profiteers begin to cash in.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) As big box retailers quickly sell out of the Xbox 360, some lucky buyers are seeing a nice turnaround on their investment. And more and more are seeing an obscenely profitable one.

Scotch Tape Stymies Sony Copy Protection
With a small bit of tape on the outer edge of the CD, the PC then treats the disc as an ordinary single-session music CD and the commonly used music 'rip' programs continue to work as usual.
Sony BMG Music's controversial copy-protection scheme can be defeated with a small piece of tape, a research firm said Monday in a demonstration of the futility of digital rights management (DRM).

Ted Koppel Signs Off
After 25 Years, Koppel Says Goodnight to 'Nightline'

Honda Civic wins 'Car of the Year'
Motor Trend magazine honors all four new versions of the nation's best-selling compact model.

Punter sorry for halftime disruption
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams punter Bryan Barker apologized Monday for disrupting a halftime tribute to the armed forces by kicking the ball over bands and color guards.

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