Wisconsin Weather Update for May 8, 2006.

By: HaleStorm , 12:37 PM GMT on May 08, 2006

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Happy Monday,
This is Lisa with our weekend and baby update. Our weekend was fairly uneventful except for a visit with our friends Ray and Tina on Sunday. We went to see their new 6-week-old baby Jacob Alexander, and their new house. The only thing new with Bryce is that he seems to have discovered his tongue and for the last few days has been leaving it hanging out of his mouth, a la Michael Jordan. He's also tried a couple of new foods. Last week we went to Culver's and he loved the ice cream we gave him (go figure, kids liking ice cream!). Yesterday we gave him a few pieces of shredded cheese and he really liked that too. Well that's all that's new with us. Have a great week.

Should slang terms be allowed within Scattergories? [10 votes total]
No - only definitions as defined by the dictionary should be allowed. (6) 60%
Yes - creative loopholes are a part of the game! (4) 40%

Per the official Scattergories rules:
Creative answers can be acceptable. For example, you could answer "knuckle" as a kind of sandwich. But if one player challenges the answer, the group must vote on its acceptability.
While answers are being read, other players may challenge their acceptability. When an answer is challenged, all players (even the challenged player) vote on whether the answer is acceptable. Players who accept the answer give a thumbs-ups sign. Players who do not accept the answer give a thumbs-down sign. Majority rules. In the case of a tie, the challenged player's vote does not count.

Per the inconclusive poll results and the official rules above, I'm going to make some slight tweaks as to how Scattergories answers are challenged going forward. Basically it'll be one day of challenges and one day of voting yes/no (emailed in with your Thursday game answers), instead of two days of challenges and my iron fist on Friday. I'll share more details in a few weeks when we play it again.

Todays forecast grade: B+

Now: At 7am with sunshine east and clouds just to our west, temps are in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

Synopsis: Look for one more morning of sunshine before clouds start to roll in from west to east by around lunchtime, courtesy of a new area of low pressure and its associated cold front located in the Plains states. This system is going to stall once it gets here, with scattered thunderstorms becoming likely by tonight and lingering around Wisconsin until you forget what the sun looks like! Asking kindergartners what color the sky is, they'll all respond "Grey!"

Today: Morning sunshine with increasing clouds during the afternoon. An isolated thunderstorm is possible before sunset. Breezy, high of 71 central and south, upper 60s north. Rain chance this evening 40%.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, lows lower 50s. Rain chance tonight 75%. No severe weather is anticipated.

Tomorrow: More showers and thunderstorms. What fun. Breezy, highs mid- to upper 60s. Rain chance 80%.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with yet more scattered thundershowers. Highs 65-70. Rain chance 40%.
Thursday: You'll never guess. More scattered showers! Much cooler though, highs only 51-56. Rain chance 50%.
Friday: Morning showers, otherwise partly sunny, highs 53-58. Morning rain chance 30%.
Saturday: Partly sunny, highs 55-60. Should I mention a chance of a stray shower just to be consistent?
Sunday: Scattered showers once again. Oh how you will have missed them. Highs 58-63. Rain chance 30%.

Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs mid- 90s.

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Mostly cloudy, isolated storms, highs mid- 70s.
05/07/2006 0405 PM
Bluffton, Beaufort County.
Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by law enforcement.
Dispatch center reported dime size hail and 40 mph winds.
Also had reports of trees down at base of Hilton Head

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs mid- 80s.

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Partly cloudy, highs mid- 70s.

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:

Yesterdays Climate Data: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
High Yesterday (Appleton).. 70
High Yesterday (Madison).............. 70
High Yesterday (Waukesha)........... 70
High Yesterday (Rhinelander)......... 70
High Yesterday (OHare, IL)...... 71
High Yesterday (Evansville, IN)... 71 (0.01")

High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)... 93
High Yesterday (Hilton Head Island, SC) 79 (precip N/A)
High Yesterday (League City, TX).. 83

Earth in the News:

Wildfires force evacuations in Florida
(CNN) -- Wildfire forced about 800 people to flee their homes and closed a major highway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Sunday afternoon, a day after firefighters brought another blaze under control, local officials said.

Giant rock growing in Mount St. Helens' crater
SEATTLE, Washington (AP) -- If the skies are clear as forecast, volcano watchers who turn out for the reopening of the Johnston Ridge Observatory on Friday will get a spectacular view of a hulking slab of rock that's rapidly growing in Mount St. Helens' crater.

In Case You Missed It:

Last U.S. Titanic survivor dies
'The little ones were cuddling close to one another'
BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Lillian Gertrud Asplund, the last American survivor of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, has died, a funeral home said Sunday. She was 99.

Study: It really does hurt to wait
For some, anticipation can be as bad as pain they know is coming
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anyone who's ever taken a preschooler to the doctor knows they often cry more before the shot than afterward.
Now researchers using brain scans to unravel the biology of dread have an explanation: For some people, anticipating pain is truly as bad as experiencing it.

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