Wisconsin Weather Update for June 14, 2006.

By: HaleStorm , 12:38 PM GMT on June 14, 2006

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Good Flag Day Wednesday morning!

Double Would You Rather...
A rare Wednesday game must mean that it's either 2004 or it's double points week! No user-submitted rathers today, but those will return next season. Enjoy!

Game #1:
Topic: Ethics/Intellect
Would You Rather...
A. Live to be 150
B. Live to be only 50 but never have your body age past 25

Game #2:
Topic: Random
Would You Rather...
A. Be a big slow bird
B. Be a fast little fish

Game #3: (in honor of the NBA/NHL Finals)
Topic: Pain/Fear/Discomfort
Would You Rather...
A. Have to spend an entire pro basketball game with your face sticking right above the rim
B. Have to spend an entire hockey game with your face sticking out into the middle of the goal net

Rules
Choose what you think will be the most popular answer from the two choices given. You cannot ask for clarification or state certain conditions - you have to choose one or the other using only the information given. Two points will be awarded per topic to those who write in with the more popular answer for each game. If you get all three correct, two bonus points are awarded.
http://www.lutheransonline.com/weather/rules


Double Feud Results
Interesting to see that even though Deal or No Deal has only been on television since February, it already has surpassed almost every other game show in the results below (except Feud, which may have been influenced considering that was the game being played that day!) I thought about adding Deal or No Deal to the weather update games next season, but I don't know how you'd play it where it would still be fun via email and not too burdensome for the host.

Players: 31
Topic #1: A game show you don't have to be a genius to play
Family Feud (13) - 4 points
Deal or No Deal (9) - 2 points
The Price is Right (6)
Wheel of Fortune (3)

Topic #2: Besides drive, name something people do in their cars
Eat/Drink (15) - 4 points
Listen to the radio/CDs (9) - 2 points
Talk on cell phones (2)
Smoke (2)
Other Answers: Ride, "Park" (make out), and Pollute!


Todays forecast grade: B


NowCast: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Look for an area of light showers to affect the Fond Du Lac and far northeast Dodge County area...before spreading toward the Sheboygan and West Bend area by 8 am. Another area of showers and isolated thunderstorms may move into areas well southwest of Madison...mainly in the LaFayette County area by around 8 am.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX&StateCode=WI&SafeCityName=Madison


Forecast:
Now: At 7am with clouds and isolated showers, temps are mostly in the upper 50s.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: Well, the scattered showers and thunderstorms that were expected to develop yesterday were a little more scattered than originally anticipated, but a few of us did get a small amount of rain out of the weak system yesterday evening, overnight, and into this morning. Look for these showers to eventually move to the south and expect a clearing sky later today.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Maybe a morning shower, otherwise decreasing clouds later today. High of 75 central, lower 70s north, mid- to upper 70s south. Chance of rain 30%.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows upper 50s.

Tomorrow: Increasing clouds, winds and temperatures with a chance of showers and thunderstorms late. Highs upper 70s to near 80 central, lower 80s south. Chance of rain tomorrow night 40%.

This Weekend:
Friday: Partly sunny and warm, an isolated thunderstorm possible, highs 83-88. Chance of rain 25%.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and mild with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 82-87. Chance of rain 50%.
Sunday: Maybe a morning shower, then becoming partly cloudy with warm highs 83-88. Chance of rain 30%.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, breezy and cooler, highs only in the lower 90s. Sweater weather for locals.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Mostly cloudy and windy with mostly morning thundershowers. Highs mid- 80s.
06/13/2006 1005 PM
Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County.
Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by Emergency Mngr.
A large tree was reported down in Hilton Head.

The following are some preliminary storm total rainfall reports...
... Southeast South Carolina...
Bluffton... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 4.13 inches
Hilton Head Island... ... ... ... 2.94 inches
Charleston Airport /kchs/... .. 2.49 inches
Beaufort... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 2.45 inches
Mount Pleasant... ... ... ... ... . 1.96 inches
Witherbee RAWS... ... ... ... ... . 1.05 inches

The following are some preliminary peak wind gusts reported by
various observation equipment across southern South Carolina and
southeast Georgia through 730 am EDT.
... Southeast South Carolina...
Edisto Beach /NWS sensor/... ... ... .. 51 mph
Folly Beach /fbis1/... ... ... ... ... .. 50 mph
Edisto Beach Town Hall... ... ... ... .. 48 mph
edisto buoy /41004/... ... ... ... ... .. 48 mph
Folly Beach Town Hall... ... ... ... ... 47 mph
Savannah nwr RAWS... ... ... ... ... ... . 44 mph
Fripp Island... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 44 mph
Capers Island... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. 44 mph
Isle of Palms... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. 43 mph
downtown Charleston /kchl/... ... ... . 41 mph
Capers Island /cap1/... ... ... ... ... . 41 mph
Hilton Head /salty dog/... ... ... ... . 40 mph
Charleston Airport /kchs/... ... ... .. 39 mph
fripp inlet /frp1/... ... ... ... ... ... 39 mph
Beaufort /mesonet/... ... ... ... ... ... 35 mph
Goose Creek... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 34 mph
Moncks Corner... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. 34 mph
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Becoming mostly sunny, highs near 90.
06/13/2006 0525 PM
League City, Galveston County.
Downburst, reported by airplane pilot.
Numerous fences and store signs blown down. Semi-truck
blown over on I-45 blocking traffic.

... Record high temperature set at Houston intercontinental...
A record high temperature of 100 degrees was set at Houston
intercontinental yesterday. This breaks the old record of 99
set in 1998.
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: Partly cloudy, highs lower 80s. Pretty boring compared to the other forecasts, right?
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)
My Forecast for Yesterday.. 72 central, near 70 north, and mid- 70s south
High Yesterday (Appleton).. 75
High Yesterday (Madison).............. 78
High Yesterday (Waukesha)........... 75
High Yesterday (Rhinelander)......... 76 (trace)
High Yesterday (OHare, IL)...... 76
High Yesterday (Evansville, IN)... 80

High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)... 98
High Yesterday (Beaufort, SC)... 76 (1.76")
High Yesterday (League City, TX).. 97 (0.72")


Weather in the News:

Alberto losing steam over South Carolina
Storm drenches Florida but causes no major problems
MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- Alberto -- the first named storm of the Atlantic's 2006 hurricane season -- weakened to a tropical depression over South Carolina early Wednesday.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/06/14/tropical.weather/index.html?section=cnn_topstories

Hawking says humans must go into space to survive
HONG KONG The survival of the human race depends on its ability to find new homes elsewhere in the universe because there's an increasing risk that a disaster will destroy the Earth, world-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking said Tuesday.
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/space/2006-06-13-hawking-humans-space_x.htm?csp=34


In Case You Missed It:

Beer ingredient may fight prostate cancer
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) A main ingredient in beer may help prevent prostate cancer and enlargement, according to a new study. But researchers say don't rush out to stock the refrigerator because the ingredient is present in such small amounts that a person would have to drink more than 17 beers to benefit.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-06-12-beer_x.htm?csp=34

Fans killed for cheering too much
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- Thai police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed two football fans at a beach resort after complaining they were cheering too loudly during a broadcast of Italy's World Cup opener against Ghana, officials said Wednesday.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/06/13/thailand.shooting.ap/index.html?section=cnn_topstories

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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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