Wisconsin Weather Update for June 8, 2007.

By: HaleStorm , 1:10 PM GMT on June 08, 2007

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Updates: added better link to NWS storm damage story, gave 2 more points to Bethany, and fixed RSS Feed issue.



TGIF!

Double Outburst Results

Players: 26
Topic: Things to do at camp
Swim (21)
Hike (13)
Build Campfires (12)
Sing (11)
Make Crafts (7)
Canoeing (6)
Boating (3)
Ride Horses (2) - Two Bonus Points Awarded to: Sarah H. and Deb.
Fish (2) - Two Bonus Points Awarded to: Sheila and Clair.
Sail

Other Answers:
Roast marshmallows (9)
Tell ghost stories (4)
Cook Out (2)
Set up tents
Make s'mores
Target practice (with bow and arrow)
Food Fight
Archery
Collect bugs
Make new friends
Write home
Eat
Play games
Ride bikes
String up a hammock, open a cold frosty beverage, kick back, relax and enjoy the sound of the trees rustling in the breeze
(Editors note: what camp did YOU go to? )


Double Would You Rather Results

Players: 28
Game #1:
Topic: Appearance/Embarrassment
Would You Rather...
A. Be the world's tallest person (23) - 2 points
B. Be the world's shortest person (5)

Game #2:
Topic: Appearance/Embarrassment
Would You Rather...
A. Be the world's expert in one field but totally clueless about nearly everything else (7)
B. Have slightly less than average knowledge in all subjects (21) - 2 points


Spring 2007 Unofficial Regular Season Final Point Standings
These are the unofficial regular season point standings. Let me know if I goofed up the math on anyone's scores and I'll update the Web site right away. Next week's playoff games will be played Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with the Tuesday and Thursday games being Web-only, meaning you'll have to sign onto my Web site to get the games that day. Results will be published online Thursday night presuming I get everyone's answers in that day.

Total Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Playoffs Name City
114 8 8 7 9 8 8 28 3 Perfect Score
100 8 7 4 9 7 8 20 3 Brian F.: Menasha, WI:
96 5 8 5 9 7 8 22 2 Becky T. and Dad:
94 6 7 5 9 7 8 22 2 $$$Nia, Appleton, WI:
90 4 6 5 7 7 6 22 2 $Karl, Appleton, WI:
89 6 7 1 7 7 8 22 2 Angie: Little Chute, WI:
86 5 6 4 9 5 8 20 1 $Brian, Madison, WI:
82 3 2 6 9 7 6 22 1 Jordan, Little Chute, WI:
73 7 3 4 7 7 6 12 1 $Greg, Madison, WI:
70 7 - 4 1 6 5 24 0 Bethany:
70 6 - 3 2 7 4 22 0 Katie/Bart, Mukwonago, WI:
70 7 5 3 1 7 8 8 0 Sharon, Kaukauna, WI:
69 8 2 3 9 4 - 24 Clair, Rhinelander, WI:
68 7 8 5 7 7 4 - Raessa:
67 7 6 5 1 6 6 14 Tony:
66 7 1 4 8 4 8 18 Deb:
65 3 - 2 7 4 - 24 Sarah H., Appleton, WI:
64 6 6 4 2 2 8 12 $Dan/Lin, Henderson, NV:
64 4 3 2 10 5 8 14 Max M., Cut 'n Shoot, TX:
63 6 2 2 4 3 7 20 Steve L.:
59 6 5 4 2 5 8 14 Lisa, Appleton, WI:
57 6 - 6 6 5 - 14 Mary, Appleton, WI:
48 3 2 5 2 6 6 20 Sheila, Appleton, WI:
46 4 2 1 0 4 4 20 Diane Sm.:
45 5 - 6 2 5 6 - Sally:
41 - - - - - - 22 Sue, De Pere, WI:
36 2 0 6 - 8 4 16 Cory S. Kaukauna, WI
35 6 - 4 - 4 4 10 Kelley:
33 6 - 6 - 3 4 - Mom:
30 3 - 3 - 4 - 18 John/Shelley, Oshkosh, WI:
29 3 6 1 - 2 - - Morgan:
25 - - - 1 2 4 16 Jen:
23 7 - - - - 4 - Nicole, Madison, WI:
21 3 - - 2 4 4 2 Chris Ke.:
20 - - - 2 4 - 4 Al, Germantown, WI:
18 - - - - - - - Craig, Green Bay, WI:
15 - - - - - - - John E., St. Paul, MN:
15 - 0 3 - 4 - - Rhonda Lop.:
14 3 - - - - - - Jan, Berlin, WI:
12 1 0 5 2 0 - 4 Patty:
5 - - - - - - - Jodi, Hilton Head Island, SC:
5 - - - - - - - John S.:
4 - - - - - - - Adam E.:
1 - - - - - - - $Tammy, Madison, WI:



General Poll:
Have you joined any external social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, Second Life, etc.?
Yes
No
I've never heard of these sites before!
Vote:
http://vote.sparklit.com/web_poll.spark/223944


Todays Mood: Relieved. For 3-5 days a year, I seem to be one of the most popular people at work with everyone wanting to know what's going on with the upcoming storms. While I didn't write a weather update yesterday, my online weather blog was still hoping with good discussion as things progressed. Look for more info about yesterday's storms below. But I thought for sure I'd be on like two hours of sleep yesterday - on Wednesday, I had about three cups of coffee, a Diet Mountain Dew, a McDonald's shake as part of dinner, we watched the last two hours of 24: Season 6 right before bed and there was a forecast for an extremely severe weather outbreak the next day. I was shocked that I actually fell asleep almost right away and got a good night's sleep. And I'm relieved that those storms mostly stayed to our north, although I did get a few good wall cloud pictures that I'll post online this weekend.

Todays Holiday: Best Friends Day and Name Your Poison Day (interesting combination?)
http://library.thinkquest.org/2886/
http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/index.htm

Todays Forecast Grade: B


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 8am with clouds, lots of wind and a few isolated showers in north-central Wisconsin, temps are pretty varied, in the lower 50s north and near 70 in southeastern Wisconsin.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: After a wild day of weather with almost 30 Tornado Warnings issued non-stop from 11:30am until after 7pm, five actual tornadoes that caused some major damage, hail sizes larger than baseballs and wind damage throughout the state, cooler air behind that strong cold front should keep our weather relatively stable through the weekend. Moisture behind the front may give us a passing shower this morning but look for a clearing sky and winds to eventually settle down.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Mostly cloudy and windy with an isolated shower possible this morning. Becoming mostly sunny and less windy later in the day. Highs mid- to upper 60s north, 72 central and lower 70s south.

Tonight: Mostly clear, lows upper 40s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, highs mid- 70s.

Sunday: Partly sunny, maybe a thundershower north late in the day, highs upper 70s north and central, near 80 south.

Next Week:
Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs 78-83. Chance of rain 35%.
Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs 77-82. Chance of rain 50%.
Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs 76-81. Chance of rain 40%.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs near 90 today and mid- 90s this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Isolated afternoon storms through the weekend, otherwise partly cloudy, highs mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated afternoon storms through the weekend, otherwise partly cloudy, highs upper 80s.
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: Storms today, sunshine this weekend, highs low to mid- 80s.
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


Weather in the News:

Tornadoes rake state
Maelstrom roars from La Crosse area to northeast; few are hurt
Thunderstorms, tornadoes, 65 mph winds and baseball-sized hail roared through west-central to northeast Wisconsin on Thursday, leaving widespread damage, uprooting trees and knocking out power to thousands.
http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=616865
http://www.postcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070608/APC0101/706080698/1979
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/crnews/display_story.php?wfo=grb&storyid=8605&source=0
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/crnews/display_story.php?wfo=mkx&storyid=8597&source=0

At least 28 dead as storm heads for Iran
Omanis clean up mud, debris, scattered cars
Death toll in Oman and Iran rises to 28
Cyclone weakens to tropical storm strength
Storm headed for Iran; likely to miss its oil platforms
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) -- A massive cleanup began Thursday in Oman's small seaside capital, after Cyclone Gonu ripped down trees and bridges and poured mud onto a city often called the Arab world's tidiest.
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WEATHER/06/07/cyclone.ap/index.html

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4. HaleStorm
6:23 PM GMT on June 09, 2007
North-central Wisconsin got hit hard by an EF3 tornado that was almost 1/2-mile wide at one point! At my house, we saw a nice wall cloud but barely a drop of rain! Here's some information about it:

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/crnews/display_story.php?wfo=grb&storyid=8614&source=0

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/crnews/display_story.php?wfo=grb&storyid=8605&source=0

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=616865
Member Since: September 28, 2001 Posts: 1189 Comments: 20
3. bluecherry
3:04 AM GMT on June 09, 2007
Joplin is in Southwest Missouri. My family crouched down in the hallway under a matress. So how was Wisconsin?
2. HaleStorm
6:18 PM GMT on June 08, 2007
Wow - I heard those storms picked up in intensity again late in the evening. Where is Joplin?
Member Since: September 28, 2001 Posts: 1189 Comments: 20
1. bluecherry
4:12 PM GMT on June 08, 2007
Ergh. We got a tornado out of nowhere around midnight. Joplin is cleaning up.

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