Wisconsin Weather Update for December 10, 2007.

By: HaleStorm , 1:58 PM GMT on December 10, 2007

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Good Monday morning!

Highlights of the Week:
Lisa: I hope you had a great weekend. The highlight of my weekend was going Christmas shopping at the Gurnee Mills Mall. My friend Lisa and I traveled on a charter bus to Gurnee, IL. It was nice going on a bus. We didn't have to pay for gas, or worry about parking and traffic. We had a great time, and we did some very productive shopping. I have most of my Christmas shopping done now. I love the Christmas season but I don't enjoy making several shopping trips and it was nice to get most of it done all at once. I also enjoy the holidays so much more when I have all of my shopping done. We also finished putting up our Christmas tree. We still have to wrap presents, send out Christmas cards, and possibly find time to make some cookies. Well that wraps up my weekend. Have a great week.

Steve: The most interesting part of my week was probably Saturday night/Sunday morning, when I pulled my first all-nighter since my Weather Central days, deploying and testing our new "Your Accounts" section on Thrivent.com, the end of the first phase of a project that was many months in the making. The team didn't start the deploy until 12:30am (overnight outage window) and my biggest part of the deploy was at the very end, so I was up until almost 6am working on the site. The only thing missing at the end of the night was me having to go on-the-air on the second biggest AM radio station in Wisconsin and banter about the weather for a few minutes.

Bryce: Christmas Tree!!! Lights.....on!!!

Read more highlights and thoughts on my microblog:
http://twitter.com/sbhale


Double Would You Rather...
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Topic: Appearance/Embarrassment
Would You Rather...
A. Not be able to shower/bathe for one month
B. Not be able to brush your teeth for six months

Game #2:
Topic: Random
Would You Rather...
A. Spend your entire life in a room with no windows
B. Spend your entire life in a glass room where everyone could watch your every move

Game #3:
Topic: Random
Would You Rather...
A. For the rest of your life, be on a liquids-only diet
B. For the rest of your life, eat anything you wish but have to burn it to a crisp first


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Today’s Holiday: Human Rights Day
http://library.thinkquest.org/2886/
http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/index.htm

Today’s Forecast Grade: B


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with clouds south and sunshine north, temps are in the single digits below zero north but the mid- to upper teens above zero central and south where there's more cloud cover.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: High pressure is moving across Iowa this morning, and should keep Wisconsin dry today. A new Alberta Clipper is coming in for tomorrow and will pick up additional moisture from the southwest as it moves across southern Canada. This system could make things a little slick for southern Wisconsin tomorrow.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Becoming partly sunny. Highs near 20 north, 23 central, mid- 20s south.

Tonight: Increasing clouds, maybe some light snow or sleet developing south overnight. Not that cold though, lows near 10 above zero north, mid- to upper teens central and south.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with snow continuing south and perhaps mixing with sleet. 2-3" of new accumulation is possible south by tomorrow night, with less than 1" central and probably nothing at all north. Highs mid- 20s north, lower 30s central and south. Chance of snow 70% south, 40% central, and 10% north.

Extended:
Wednesday: Partly sunny, highs 26-31.
Thursday: Morning light snow showers, otherwise partly sunny. Highs 27-32. Chance of snow 30%.
Friday: Cloudy and breezy with light snow showers or flurries. Highs 21-26. Chance of snow 25%.
Saturday: Partly sunny, colder, highs 16-21.
Sunday: A 30% chance of snow. Highs 27-32.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Sun and clouds, highs 20-25.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Rain, highs lower 40s today but warming into the mid- 60s for one day tomorrow.
Through 9 am...widespread rain will continue. The exception is the counties along the Tennessee and Arkansas borders...where most of the rain has lifted to the northeast. Rainfall at most locations will range from one quarter to one half inch over a three hour period. Due to the saturated ground...these amounts are resulting in standing water on roads and minor flooding of creeks.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered showers today, mostly cloudy tomorrow, highs mid- to upper 70s.
Isolated showers will be possible ahead of a slow moving cold front located along a Lufkin to Intercontinental Airport to Sugarland to Edna line. Areas of fog will still be possible around Galveston Bay. Temperatures will remain in the lower 70s ahead of the front.

... Record high temperature established at Houston...
A record high temperature of 82 degrees was set at Houston yesterday
Sunday December 9 2007. This breaks the old record of 80 set in 1971.

The overnight low temperature yesterday fell to only 69 degrees.
This sets a new record high minimum temperature for the date. The
previous record was 68 degrees recorded in 1971.

The average temperature yesterday was 76 degrees which is 21 degrees
warmer than normal. This is the second consecutive day in which the
departure from normal has been greater than 20 degrees. Thus far...
December is averaging 6.4 degrees warmer than normal.
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 and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Dense morning fog, then mostly sunny. Highs mid- 70s.
Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am EST this morning...
The combination of clear skies... abundant humidity and light
winds will allow for widespread dense radiation fog to continue
to develop across all of southeast South Carolina and southeast
Georgia through around daybreak. In addition... dense sea fog will
also continue to move inland. Visibilities will drop to 1/4 mile
and may drop to near zero at times... particularly near bodies of
water... marshes and other low- lying areas. The fog is expected to
persist through the morning commute with visibilities improving
slowly between 8 am and 10 am.

A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving... slow down...
use your low beam headlights... and leave plenty of distance
between vehicles.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Becoming mostly sunny, highs 50-55.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Weather in the News:

Ice storm blamed for 6 deaths, power failures, canceled flights
* NEW: Worst could be yet to come with warnings from Texas to Pennsylvania
* Six traffic deaths were blamed on icy roads in Oklahoma
* Ice nearly an inch thick coated roads and tree limbs
* Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt declared a state of emergency
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/weather/12/09/winter.ice.storm.ap/index.html

Gore: Next U.S. leader must take climate seriously
* NEW: Al Gore says U.S to have more constructive role in protecting climate
* Gore says he will not run for U.S. president, but doesn't rule out politics in future
* Former U.S. vice president, U.N. to share Nobel Peace Prize in Monday ceremony
* U.N. climate scientist says lifestyle changes may be necessary
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/12/10/gore.nobel.ap/index.html


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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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