Wisconsin Weather Update for January 16, 2006.

By: HaleStorm , 2:02 PM GMT on January 16, 2006

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Happy Monday,

This is Lisa with our week and baby update, and I hope you all had a great week. We had a fun and fairly relaxing weekend. Saturday, Steve and I attended my annual HumanaDental Holiday Party at Stadium View in Green Bay. We had a really nice dinner, and we had a chance to mingle with some of my friends and co-workers. Sunday we did some chores around the house, then spent some time together as a family. In addition, Steve got a chance to play Mario Kart DS with some of his college friends across the country via multi-player WiFi, I played some Animal Crossing DS, and lastly we finished out the weekend watching the season premiere of 24: Day 5. We're going to try not to get behind on the show like what happened last season!

Bryce Update:
Bryce had a more interesting week. Wednesday he had his 6-month doctor's appointment. He was 27 1/2 inches long and he's in the
80th percentile for babies his age for length. His weight was 15 lbs, 6 oz. Our doctor said he's growing consistently for his weight and length, and following the trend that he'll be long and lean. He said that he's a healthy 6-month old. He also gave us the approval to
start #2 solid foods which introduces meats and also has fruits and vegetables that have more variety. He has liked almost everything he's
had so far. He wasn't as crazy about the green beans w/mashed potatoes or the vegetable beef, but he liked everything else.

Bryce also grew out of his infant car seat because of his length, so we went to Wal-Mart and bought new convertible car seats. Steve and I had the project of setting them up and getting them ready for him.

Bryce is also doing lots of travelling around the living room. He's not crawling on his hands and knees yet, but he gets around very well by scooting around using his arms and legs. He's almost sitting up by himself, but he has to be propped up first. He can sit unsupported for about a minute before falling sideways. I think sometimes he does it on purpose because he's bored and doesn't feel like sitting up. He'd much rather be travelling the living room than trying to sit up in one place. He's become a very observant little boy, and he's curious about everything and likes to grab everything.

Well, that ends my update, I'll let Steve get on with the forecast, and I'll be back next week.


Photo of the Week
We didn't take any new pictures of Bryce this week, but I don't think I ever shared our first family portrait with you guys. So here is our first family portrait, taken on November 20, 2005.
Small:
http://home.new.rr.com/wiweather/bluegrey-small.jpg
High Resolution:
http://home.new.rr.com/wiweather/bluegrey-large.jpg


Todays forecast grade: B-


Forecast:
Now: At 8am with clouds north and east, some sunshine south, and a few flurries scattered across Wisconsin, temps are mostly around 30-35.

Synopsis: A decent-sized area of low pressure is revving up just to our southwest. However, current model predictions have the bulk of the precipitation staying to our south, so besides some light, mixed precipitation over the next 24 hours, look for mostly cloudy, breezy and mild conditions to continue. Will we get to use our snowblower more than once this winter season?

Today: Mostly cloudy and breezy with light, scattered flurries or drizzle from time to time. High of 36 central, upper 30s south. Chance of precip 30%.

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with more light, scattered rain or snow showers. Less than 1" of snow accumulation is expected. Lows upper 20s. Chance of precip 60%.

Tomorrow: Morning light rain or snow showers, then decreasing clouds later in the day. Windy, highs lower 30s. Chance of precip 50%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Partly sunny and breezy, highs upper 20s central, lower 30s south.
Thursday: Breezy with light rain or snow showers, highs low to mid- 30s. Chance of precip 30%.
Friday: Partly sunny, highs mid- 30s.
Saturday: Light snow showers, breezy, highs 30-35. This is another big storm, but currently projected to mostly miss us to the east. Chance of precip 30%.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, highs 30-35.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine and breezy, highs near 50.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Clouds, highs near 60.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Showers and thunderstorms, breezy, highs lower 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Increasing clouds with showers and thunderstorms late, warmer highs mid- 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterdays Climate Data: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
High Yesterday (Appleton).. 36 (trace of snow)
High Yesterday (Madison)............. 41
High Yesterday (Waukesha).......... 37
High Yesterday (OHare, IL)...... 45

High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)... 56 (trace)
High Yesterday (Hilton Head Island, SC).. 55
High Yesterday (League City, TX).. 71
High Yesterday (Evansville, IN). 41


Weather in the News:

Stardust capsule lands in Utah
Scientists hopes for clues to formation of solar system
(CNN) -- A capsule carrying dust particles from the tail of a comet parachuted to Earth on Sunday, and elated NASA scientists were eager to examine the samples for clues about how the solar system formed.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/space/01/15/stardust/index.html

...Warmest first two weeks of January on record...

The streak of mild weather that continued for the last week of
2005...has continued these first two weeks of 2006 across southern
Wisconsin.

The average temperature in Milwaukee from January 1st through the
14th has been 34.8 degrees...which is a whopping 14 degrees above
normal.

This is the warmest first two weeks of January on record in Milwaukee
dating back to 1942.

Here are the top 10 warmest first two weeks of January on record...

Rank temperature /degrees/ year

1 34.8 2006
2 34.3 1992
3 31.6 1987
4 31.5 1949
5 30.4 1990
6 30.3 2002
7 29.4 2000
8 29.0 1955
9 28.5 1983
9 28.5 1950
10 27.8 1960

The warmest January on record was 1990 when the monthly
average temperature was 31.1 degrees.

In Madison...the average temperature for the first two weeks of
January has been 32.6 degrees. This is 15.3 degrees above
normal...and also the warmest first half of January on record dating
back to 1947.

Here are the top 10 warmest first two weeks on record in Madison...

Rank temperature /degrees/ year

1 32.6 2006
2 31.5 1992
3 30.1 1987
4 27.9 1949
4 27.9 2002
5 26.9 1990
6 26.7 2000
7 26.0 1955
8 25.4 1960
9 24.9 1950
10 24.6 1956

The warmest January on record in Madison was 1990 when the monthly
average temperature was 29.0 degrees.

A lack of snow cover and a significant and long lasting push of cold
Canadian air have strongly contributed to the warm streak of weather.

Average temperatures are expected to remain above normal through the
coming week.


In Case You Missed It:

Family feud, new book pull at King's legacy
ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- On what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 77th birthday, his legacy is under attack and its greatest defender is unable to speak.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/15/mlk.legacy.ap/index.html

Baseball statistics: history or property?
Fantasy league company sues for free rights to batting averages
ST. LOUIS, Missouri (AP) -- A company that runs sports fantasy leagues is asking a federal court to decide whether major leaguers' batting averages and home run counts are historical facts that can be used freely or property that can be sold.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/15/baseball.stats.ap/index.html

First a former wrestler, and now this?
Self-Proclaimed 'Vampyre' Eyes Gubernatorial Race
(AP) St. Paul One gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota is giving a whole new meaning to the "dark side" of politics.
A man who calls himself a satanic priest plans to run for governor on a 13-point platform that includes the public impaling of terrorists at the state Capitol building.
http://wcco.com/politics/local_story_012092031.html
http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_014123111.html
http://www.wxow.com/news/publish/articles/article_3663.shtml

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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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