Wisconsin Weather Update for January 16, 2008.

By: HaleStorm , 1:38 PM GMT on January 16, 2008

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Good Wednesday morning!

Mad Gab Wednesday
The bonus points for Mad Gab are going to be done a little differently this season. I'm going back to the entry order system, similar to previous seasons, except that the one bonus point will be awarded to the first person to submit at least one correct answer this morning, the first person to submit at least one correct answer on Thursday, and the very last person to respond before Friday morning's update email goes out. Don't wait too long Friday morning because if I send the update before you send in your answers, you won't get any credit!

Gab #1: Lowered Sprayer

Gab #2: Wares Mighty Cert

Gab #3: Ease Snot Hub Reigns Urge Inn

Rules and How to Play

Family Feud Results

Players: 31
Topic #1:Name an animal which has funny looking feet
Duck (22) - 2 points
Penguin (4) - 1 point
Platypus (2)
3-toed Sloth

Topic #2: Past or present, name someone famous whose first name is Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth (15) - 2 points (most people did not specify I or II so these were combined)
Taylor (14) - 1 point
Montgomery ("Bewitched" star)

Today’s Thought: If you want to see something funny over the weekend, come to First English Lutheran Church's North Site 10:30am worship service. I'll be running the soundboard, which I've done many times before, but our old mixer died and we got a brand new one - the Yamaha LS9-32 - which is tremendously more powerful than our old Spirit board but also has a much higher learning curve to it. I spent an hour and a half at church last night trying to learn it, but I have a feeling it's going to be an interesting service on Sunday.
Read more thoughts on my microblog:

Today’s Holiday: National Nothing Day (tomorrow is Ditch New Years Resolutions Day)

Today’s Forecast Grade: B-

Important Weather Statement: (Source: National Weather Service)
Northern and Central Wisconsin:
Winter Storm Watch in effect from late tonight through Thursday evening...
... Heavy snow expected for Thursday...

... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late tonight through
Thursday evening...

A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late tonight through
Thursday evening.

Heavy snow is expected to develop after midnight and continue
into Thursday evening. Snow accumulations will range from 4 to 8
inches. In addition... gusty west winds developing later Thursday
night will cause blowing and drifting of the snow.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with a pretty sunrise and some scattered clouds, temps are in the upper teens north, near 20 central, and in the low to mid- 20s south.

Synopsis: Well what'dya know, the weather models beefed up the low pressure system coming through late tonight and tomorrow, which is now expected to bring plenty of snow to Wisconsin and bitter arctic temperatures will follow behind it. This panhandle hook system, currently located in northwestern Texas, is soaking up moisture from the Gulf of Mexico before shooting northward courtesy of the jet stream. Look for the snow to begin tonight and get serious during the day tomorrow. Should be a fun drive to and from work.

Today: Some morning sunshine, but increasing clouds by this afternoon. Highs upper 20s north, 32 central, mid- 30s south.

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with light snow developing. Maybe 1-2" on the ground by the time you wake up in the morning. Lows upper teens north, low to mid- 20s central and south. Chance of snow 50%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy and windy with snow likely, becoming heavy at times. Another 3-5" is expected. Snow tapers off to flurries tomorrow night. Total storm accumulations are for 5-8" north, 5-6" central, and 4-6" south. Highs lower 20s north, mid- to upper 20s central, upper 20s to near 30 south. Chance of snow 90%.

This Weekend:
Friday: Light snow redevelops as a new, weaker low pressure system moves through. Maybe another inch of snow accumulation. Highs 14-19. Chance of snow 35%.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and cold. Very cold. Highs 0-5 above zero. Wind chills will be well below zero all day thanks to the wind. Lows Saturday night at least -10.
Packers Sunday: Partly sunny and still very cold. Highs 2-7 above zero, with temps probably near or below zero around gametime. Ice Bowl II?

Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Snow showers, highs mid- 20s today and mid- teens tomorrow.

Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Rain, sleet or snow tonight, scattered rain showers tomorrow, highs upper 30s to lower 40s.

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered showers and breezy today, partly sunny tomorrow. Highs upper 50s.
Light to occasionally moderate rain will continue through mid morning mainly south of a line from Livingston to Conroe to Columbus. The heaviest rainfall will occur over Galveston and Chambers counties. Additional rainfall amounts will average 1/10 to 1/4 inch...with isolated totals of 1/2 to 1 inch possible. The rain will gradually taper off from west to east...ending by 9 am most locations.

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Rain developing late today and continuing through tomorrow morning, then becoming more scattered tomorrow afternoon. Breezy, highs low to mid- 50s today and lower 60s tomorrow.
High surf advisory in effect from 10 PM this evening to 10 am EST Thursday...

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, windy and colder, highs upper 40s.

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:

Weather in the News:

More snow on the way as New England digs out
* Major winter storm dumps up to 20 inches of snow in New England
* Up to 6 more inches of snow and cold temperatures expected Tuesday
* More than 100 flights canceled Monday at Boston's Logan airport
* At least one traffic death blamed on the storm

Google Maps Enhanced with Weather Channel Data
Planning a trip using Google Maps just got a little easier and useful. Google teamed up with The Weather Channel to create interactive layers that overlay weather data and radar information on top of Google Maps.

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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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