Wisconsin Weather Update for October 1, 2007.

By: HaleStorm , 12:19 PM GMT on October 01, 2007

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Good Monday morning!

Highlights of the Week
We're going to make a small adjustment to how we do the weekend personal updates. Instead of listing everything we did over the weekend and what wacky things Bryce did over the last week, we're instead each going to pick one highlight of the last week and write about it. It might be something we did, or maybe just a funny story. You'll get something separate from Lisa, myself, and Bryce (well, I'll be writing Bryce's part, but I'll make it sound like it's coming from him ). I could add highlights from Kozmo and Savannah too (our dog and cat), but they'd probably just involve going for a nice, long walk outside and checking out the new cardboard box sitting in our kitchen, respectively.

Lisa: The highlight of my week was at Octoberfest in Appleton. My mom and I happened to see a friend whom we haven't seen in a long time. He used to be a member of the former band Sweetwater. It was great to see him, enjoyed catching up as well as sharing memories from the "Sweetwater" days.

Steve: The highlight of my week was probably heading down to Genesee yesterday and hanging out with my dad, Linda, siblings (and my new niece Ella!), eating lots of snacks and a tasty lasagna dinner, and watching the Packers get yet another (surprising?) win to go 4-0 on the season! After breaking yet another record, this time the career touchdown passing record, is Brett Favre the best quarterback to ever play the game? Maybe!

Bryce: I liked going with daddy to Waukesha Saturday to my second cousins' Collin and Brenna's birthday party! They had lots of fruit and snacks and juice and a hot dog for me to eat. They had lots of inside and outside toys to play with too, like toy cars, basketballs, a fun lawn mower, slides, and even a pinata! Other kids wanted me to share the toys I found and play with them, but I didn't want to. They're my toys!

Autumn 2007 Season Begins Today!
A new season of games starts right now! If you've wanted to play but never knew when was the right time, let me tell you that now is the perfect time to start playing, as everyone's scores are reset to zero!

Power of 10
The new season begins with a new game, taken from the new CBS game show that premiered this summer, Power of 10! Now, most games in my updates only allow 4 points maximum per day, so it'd be hard for me to give 10 away if you're perfect, but you can get 6 if you really know the way America thinks.

Here's how this game works. Americans were polled by an independent public opinion research firm on a variety of questions, and two questions from the second episode of the new series are below. It is your job to give me what percentage of Americans answered yes to each question that is asked. If you remember the old game show Card Sharks, it works very similar to that.

Here is how the point values will work. If your answer is within 20% one way or the other, you get one point. If you're within 10%, you get two points, and if you are within five percent, you'll get three points per question. The correct percentages will appear in Wednesday's update, along with a breakdown of how everyone guessed. Have fun!

Question #1: What percentage of Americans think fat jokes in movies are not funny?

Question #2: What percentage of Americans would rather watch a hot dog eating contest over a 2008 presidential debate?

Weather Update Poll Results:
Which game should be removed from the Autumn 2007 season to make way for a new game? [16 votes total]
Wheel of Fortune (6) 38%
Mad Gab (3) 19%
Family Feud (2) 13%
Chain Reaction (1) 6%
Match Game (1) 6%
Outburst (1) 6%
TriBond (1) 6%
Would You Rather... (1) 6%

Autumn 2007 Game Schedule

Weeks 1, 5, 9:
Power of 10
Weeks 2, 6, 10:
Family Feud
Mad Gab
Weeks 3, 7, 11:
Would You Rather...
Chain Reaction
Weeks 4, 8, 12:
Match Game

This Month's Holidays: October is . . . . Adopt-A-Dog Month, Computer Learning Month, National Apple Jack Month, National Car Care Month, National Clock Month, National Cosmetology Month, National Dessert Month, National Pickled Pepper Month, National Popcorn Poppin' Month, National Pretzel Month, National Sarcastics Month, National Seafood Month, National Kitchen and Bath Month, and Vegetarian Awareness Month

Today’s Holiday: World Vegetarian Day and Magic Circles Day

Today’s Forecast Grade: B-

NowCast: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Look for occasional showers to affect much of southeast and south central Wisconsin during the morning hours. Some of the showers may produce brief heavy rains...especially in the Madison area through 8 am. Some ponding of water may complicate the morning commute.

Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with clouds and scattered showers, temps are in the lower 60s.

Synopsis: A low pressure system centered in southwestern Wisconsin is making life a little gloomy during the first part of Customer Service Week. The showers ahead of this system and its associated cold front will gradually move east out of the state today, meaning that yesterday's high temperatures (near 80 degrees!) will be moving east as well. However, we might get close to 80 again on Thursday and Friday before a soaker cools us into the 50s by Sunday.

Today: Scattered morning rain showers, then becoming partly sunny and cooler this afternoon. Breezy this morning, highs mid- 60s north, 68 central and south. Chance of rain 30% unless it's currently raining, in which case it's 100%.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows mid- 50s.

Tomorrow: Increasing clouds with another round of scattered showers developing late. Highs upper 60s north, lower 70s central, low to mid- 70s south. Chance of rain 40%.

Wednesday: Becoming partly cloudy, highs 69-74.
Thursday: Increasing clouds, showers possible late, highs 73-78. Chance of rain Thursday night 40%.
Friday: Mostly cloudy and breezy, more showers possible late, highs 75-80. Chance of rain 40%.
Saturday: Windy with rain. Highs 70-75. Chance of rain 60%.
Sunday: Windy and much cooler with more scattered showers. Not exactly an ideal weekend forecast. Highs 55-60. Chance of rain 40%.

Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Becoming partly cloudy today, but more showers tomorrow, highs near 70.

Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Isolated morning showers today, then becoming partly cloudy with more storms possible tomorrow night. Highs low to mid- 80s.

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered storms today, partly cloudy tomorrow, highs upper 80s like usual.
Isolated showers moving northwest around 10 mph will affect areas east of the Highway 59 corridor through 9 am. The greatest concentration of showers will affect locations around Matagorda and Galveston bays. Rainfall up to one tenth of an inch can be expected with isolated totals from one quarter to one half inch possible.

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy today, isolated showers tomorrow, highs lower 80s.
High risk of rip currents today...
High surf advisory in effect until 6 PM EDT Tuesday...
Coastal flood advisory in effect from 10 am this morning to 3 PM EDT this afternoon...
Coastal Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Tuesday afternoon...

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Mostly sunny, highs mid- 80s.

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:

Weather in the News:

Tropical Storm Melissa downgraded to depression
* Tropical Storm Melissa is downgraded
* At 5 p.m. ET Melissa was about 665 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands
* Tropical Storm Juliette was 335 miles off coast of central Mexico at 5 p.m. ET
* Forecasters expect Atlantic hurricane season to be busier than average

Storm leaves 5 dead in Mexico
* Lorenzo leaves 5 dead, thousands homeless in Mexico
* Tropical Storm Melissa peaks in remote Atlantic
* Tropical Storm Karen downgraded to tropical depression
* Tropical Depression 14-E spins in Pacific

More Articles of Interest:
Favre takes over TD record, leads Packers past Vikings
UW moves up 4 spots to No. 5 in both polls

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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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