Wisconsin Weather Update for March 15, 2006.

By: HaleStorm , 2:13 PM GMT on March 15, 2006

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Good "Ides of March" Wednesday morning!

Family Feud Results

Players: 21
Topic #1: Something you'd hate to step on
(Dog) Poop (13) - 2 points (and thanks for the variety of adjectives used to describe this answer!)
Nail/Tack (4) - 1 point
Glass (2)
Food/Gum (2)

Topic #2: Name something people think brings bad luck
Cracked/Breaking a mirror (10) - 2 points
Black cat (9) - 1 point
Other answers: The number 13, Walking under a ladder

Playoff Wheel of Fortune/Mad Gab
Each correct response is worth one point.

Wheel of Fortune #1:

_ _ S T
O _
_ _ N D
Category: Thing
Used Letters: RSTLNE CDMO

Wheel of Fortune #2:

_ _ _ T
T _ _ K
_ _ _
S _
L _ N _
_ N _ E R _ E _ R
Category: Before and After
There's a connecting word in the middle that is used in two separate phrases in this puzzle. The last word of the first phrase is also the first word of the second phrase in the puzzle.
Used Letters: RSTLNE BKPI

Mad Gab #1: Egg Aim Muff From He

Mad Gab #2: Kit Tread He Fort Hey Cough


Scattergories Challenge Message Board
There are two posts so far this week on the message board, and the challenge message board is open until Sunday at 5pm. If you want to debate some answers from Monday's game, go ahead! I'm also looking for feedback on the current season, so if you have any comments, please leave them here as well.

Winter 2006 Playoff Point Standings
The top player at the end of this week's playoffs will win a lovely weather-related prize (if not a previous winner).
If two or more people are tied at the end of the playoff week, the person with the most regular season points will be the champion.
Point totals in parenthesis are only from yesterday's game.

Brian, Madison WI: 11 (+4)
Becky T. and Parents: 10 (+3)
Jordan, Little Chute, WI: 10 (+4)
Katie/Bart, Mukwonago, WI: 9 (+3)
Sheila, Appleton, WI: 9 (+3)
Tammy, Madison, WI: 9 (+4)
Nia, Appleton, WI: 8 (+1)
Dan, Henderson, NV: 7 (+3)
Barb, Berlin, WI: 6 (+3)
Karl, Appleton, WI: 3 (+3)

Weather Update Poll:
Match Game will return for the Spring 2006 season. Which game should be put on hiatus until Summer?
Family Feud
Mad Gab
Wheel of Fortune
Would You Rather
Please vote using the link below!

Today’s forecast grade: B

Important Weather Statement: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Winter Storm Watch in effect from late tonight through Thursday afternoon...
4 to 8 inches of snow will fall beginning around 3 am and
continuing through Thursday. The heaviest snow will fall west and
south of Madison.

A Winter Storm Watch is issued when heavy snow... sleet... or
freezing rain is expected to accumulate to levels that will cause
major impacts to Commerce and society. Continue to monitor the
latest forecasts for updates and possible warnings.

Now: At 8am with sunshine and lighter winds compared to yesterday, temps are in the low to mid- 20s.

Synopsis: Consider today the calm before the storm, as we are smack dab in the middle between two strong storm systems! Yesterday, the computer weather models strengthened tonight's storm system, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Watch for most of Wisconsin. This morning's model run has the storm focusing more to the south, so the watch was cancelled for the Fox Cities, but southern Wisconsin is still expecting 5-7" of fresh powder out of this thing by tomorrow afternoon and central Wisconsin 2-4". There is some model discrepancy with some predicting higher amounts in central Wisconsin as well, so stay tuned!

Today: Mostly sunny with some high cirrus clouds. Overall a pretty nice day! Just don't read tomorrow's forecast. High of 36 central, upper 30s south.

Tonight: Becoming breezy again with snow developing overnight. Lows lower 20s.

Tomorrow: Snow likely, ending just before sunset. Current estimates are for 5-7" of total accumulation in southern Wisconsin and 2-4" central, but those amounts may vary locally and could change with the 10 a.m. model run so stay tuned to the latest forecasts to see just how bad it's going to get. Highs lower 30s.

Friday: Partly cloudy, highs near 30 central, lower 30s south.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, highs near 30 central, lower 30s south.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, highs mid- 30s. And I hate to say this but next week isn't looking much warmer.

Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, decreasing winds, highs upper 60s.

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Sunshine, breezy, a little cooler, highs upper 60s.

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Increasing clouds and winds with scattered thunderstorms developing late. Highs lower 70s.

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Sunshine, highs upper 50s.

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:

Yesterday’s Climate Data: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
My Forecast for Yesterday……..… 33 central, mid- 30s south
High Yesterday (Appleton)……….. 28 (trace of snow)
High Yesterday (Madison)............. 38 (trace of snow)
High Yesterday (Waukesha)......... 37 (trace of snow)

High Yesterday (O’Hare, IL)…...... 42 (trace of snow)
High Yesterday (Evansville, IN)…. 51

High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)………... 68
High Yesterday (Beaufort, SC)…………... 77 (0.02")
High Yesterday (League City, TX)……….. 72

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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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