Wisconsin Weather Update for January 17, 2007.

By: HaleStorm , 1:34 PM GMT on January 17, 2007

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Good Wednesday morning!

iMAgiNiff Results
I wonder which answer would have won game #1 before the whole Rosie vs. Donald fiasco!

Players: 34
iMAgiNiff #1:
iMAgiNiff Rosie O'Donnell were something worn on the hand. What would she be?
1. Brass knuckles (26) - 2 points
5. Puppet (4) - 1 point
4. Rubber glove (3)
6. Mitten (1)
2. Silk glove
3. Diamond ring

iMAgiNiff #2:
iMAgiNiff Rosie O'Donnell were an entree. Which would she be?
6. Big Mac (18) - 2 points
1. Meatloaf (11) - 1 point
4. Sushi (3)
5. Dry toast (2)
2. Lobster Thermadore
3. Mixed green salad

iMAgiNiff... Poll:
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Todays forecast grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with cold sunshine, temps are just barely above zero in most spots.

Synopsis: A strong area of high pressure is centered just south of us, near central Illinois, and will provide a lot of sinking air and thus sunshine today. Low pressure well to our northwest may give us some light snow tomorrow, but it doesn't look like a big deal.

Today: Sunshine, breezy and still cold. High of 23 north and central, mid- 20s south.

Tonight: Increasing clouds, not quite as cold overnight, lows mid- teens.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with light snow developing. Maybe an inch of accumulation at the most. Highs mid- to upper 20s central, near 30 south. Chance of snow 40%.

This Weekend:
Friday: Becoming partly sunny and colder again. Highs 18-23.
Saturday: Partly sunny, highs 20-25.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and a little warmer. Similar to what happened last week, today's weather models have the new storm staying to our south. Highs 25-30.

Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs upper 40s. Your normal high is 57.

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Breezy, colder, rain likely tonight. Highs near 50.
High surf advisory in effect from 10 am this morning to 7 am EST Thursday...
High pressure will build south over the region today with a
developing surface low pressure trough well of the coast by
tonight. Strong northeast winds will continue into Thursday.

Winds will average 25 to 35 knots across the coastal waters through
tonight... and around 20 knots Thursday. This will allow seas to
build to between 6 and 9 ft today... with similar seas continuing
into early Thursday. As a result... a high surf advisory remains in

A high surf advisory means that 8 foot seas are expected in the
nearby coastal waters... or that 5 foot breakers will occur in the
surf zone.

The strong winds combined with the building seas will create
hazardous surf conditions along the beaches of south coastal
South Carolina... and north coastal Georgia. This will likely result
in moderate to locally severe beach erosion near the times of
high tide.

East and northeast facing beaches will be the most susceptible to
high surf and beach erosion. This includes... but is not limited
to... Tybee Island and Hunting Island.

In addition to high surf... there will be an enhanced risk for rip
currents today and Thursday.

Also... tide levels will be on the rise... and will continue to be
monitored for potential shallow coastal flooding... especially
early Thursday morning.

Conditions are expected to gradually improve late Thursday and
Thursday night as low pressure develops off the coast and pulls
away from the region.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio all hazards for the latest
information from your National Weather Service in Charleston.

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Cold rain likely. Highs mid- 30s. Your normal high is 62.
Patches of light rain will continue over Brazoria... Galveston...and Chambers counties. Rainfall amounts will average less than one tenth of an inch.

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Clouds, highs mid- 30s.

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:

Yesterdays Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
South Carolina

Weather in the News:

Storm leaves 54 dead, thousands shivering
Texas shut down 300 miles of I-10 Tuesday
Death toll of 54 across nine states, with 20 in Oklahoma
Some 320,000 homes and businesses still without electricity
Forecasters say more freezing temperatures on the way
McALESTER, Oklahoma (AP) -- Hundreds of people hunkered down in emergency shelters and thousands stuck it out in darkened homes after a winter storm that left 54 dead in nine states.

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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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