Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.
By: HaleStorm , 12:47 PM GMT on September 27, 2006
Good Wednesday morning!
So yesterday I was thisclose to not having a Weather Update sent out. I had just put the finishing touches on the update, clicked the Send button and updated the Web site, and about 15 seconds later Bryce walks over and hits the power button on my desktop! Oh no! When I turned it back on, I got the blue screen of death where it needed to check my hard drive for errors before starting Windows, and by the time I had to leave it was only 33% done and I couldn't cancel out of it. So had I not just sent out my update, I would have had to either be an hour late for work or not send out my update that day.
Did yesterday's clue help you figure out what game I'm adding to the Autumn rotation? Judging by the poll results below, most of you would prefer to rotate all eight games, so that's what I'll do. So next season you've got Mad Gab, a new game (of which there have been 3 televised versions dating back to 1980), and maybe I'll even throw in a TriBond or two just for old time's sake. It all begins tomorrow so if you haven't played before and want to give it a shot, everyone starts at zero. That includes you, Nia!
Weather Update Poll Results:
A new game will be added to the rotation for the Autumn 2006 season. How should the games be rotated? [9 votes total]
--Eight games rotating every four weeks (6) 67%
--Six games rotating every three weeks, two games go on hiatus each season (3) 33%
--Four games rotating every two weeks, four games go on hiatus each season (0) 0%
Today’s forecast grade: C+
NowCast: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
At 725 am the back edge of rain was located from 50 miles northeast of Florence to 5 miles west of Oshkosh...moving northeast at 30 mph. The rain will be ending at... Shawano...Keshena...Carter around 740 am... mountain...Black Creek...Appleton around 750 am... Florence around 800 am... Pulaski...Kaukauna...Goodman around 810 am... Behind the solid line of rain some isolated showers are possible during the morning hours.
Now: At 7am with dihydrogen monoxide falling from the sky in east-central Wisconsin and isolated showers elsewhere in the state, temps are in the mid- 40s north but mid- 50s central and south.
Synopsis: A cold front is moving through central Wisconsin at this hour, developing scattered showers across the state. Behind the front, cooler Canadian air will begin to flow into Wisconsin. Have we seen the last of highs in the upper 60s for a while? Perhaps not since next week is looking warmer again.
Today: Cloudy and breezy with scattered showers. High of 59 central and south, lower 50s north. Chance of rain 50%.
Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with more scattered showers possible, but they should be ending overnight. Lows near 40. Chance of rain 25%.
Tomorrow: Decreasing clouds and cooler but still breezy. Highs low to mid- 50s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers developing again. Highs 54-59. Chance of rain 40%.
Saturday: More rain showers, highs 56-61. Chance of rain 60%.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, highs 57-62.
Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs mid- 90s.
Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy, highs just above 80.
Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Sunshine, highs mid- 80s.
Today in Evansville, Indiana: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs near 80.
Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
Yesterday’s Climate Data: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
My Forecast for Yesterday……..… 69 central and south, mid- to upper 60s north
High Yesterday (Appleton)……….. 66 (trace)
High Yesterday (Madison).............. 68
High Yesterday (Waukesha)........... 68
High Yesterday (Rhinelander)......... 65 (0.33")
High Yesterday (O’Hare, IL)…...... 71
High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)………... 94
High Yesterday (Hilton Head Island, SC)… 81
High Yesterday (League City, TX)……….. 81
High Yesterday (Evansville, IN)………….. 78
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