Wisconsin Weather Update for August 27, 2008.

By: HaleStorm , 11:37 AM GMT on August 27, 2008

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Good Wednesday morning!

Weather Synopsis
Another sunny morning, courtesy of high pressure to our east, will be short-lived as a cold front is sweeping across the eastern Dakotas, developing showers and thunderstorms ahead of it in eastern Minnesota. We'll see clouds on the increase tonight followed by scattered showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. We won't see much of a temperature drop behind the front, but Autumn really is right around the corner. Did you know that Rhinelander dropped to 34 degrees Monday morning, tying a record low temperature for that date? Frost in August is about as crazy as instant replay in baseball. Oh wait...
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny and again very pleasant! High of 80.

Tonight: Increasing clouds, perhaps a shower overnight. Lows near 60. Chance of rain overnight 25%.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely, but hopefully not during the last Packers preseason game. Highs upper 70s to near 80. Chance of rain 60%.

This Weekend:
It looks like our entire Labor Day weekend will have great weather!
Friday: Becoming partly cloudy, highs 76-81.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, highs 77-82.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, highs 80-85.
Labor Day: Partly cloudy, highs 80-85.


Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Showers and storms this morning, becoming more scattered later today and just isolated storms tomorrow. Highs 75-80.
An area of mainly light to moderate showers...with a few strong thunderstorms...will continue to bring well needed rainfall to portions of central Minnesota prior to 630 am. Most of the activity will be relegated to a region...north of a line...from Granite Falls...to Gaylord to New Prague. The area of disturbed weather will continue to trek east at about 30 mph. A few of the strong thunderstorms may produce pea size hail...and wind gusts up to 45 mph. Short bursts of heavy rainfall are also in the cards...as the strongest thunderstorms pass your location. Additional rainfall totals for the region mentioned...will vary between five hundredths of an inch ...to just over one inch prior to 630 am. Thunderstorms will continue to decrease in coverage and intensity as we proceed into the early morning commute.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Today and Tomorrow in Evansville, Indiana: Partly sunny, highs upper 80s to lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIN0190

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered daytime showers and thunderstorms, highs lower 90s. Ozone Action Day.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered daytime showers and thunderstorms, highs upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs 103-106.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Scattered daytime showers and thunderstorms, highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


Weather in the News:

Tropical Storm Gustav may regain hurricane status
* Tropical Storm Gustav pounds parts of Haiti with heavy rainfall
* Forecasters say Gustav could become hurricane later in week
* Louisiana residents urged to prepare for possible strike from Gustav
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/weather/08/27/gustav/index.html#cnnSTCText

Is a Mega-Katrina "Hypercane" Possible? MIT Scientist Says "Yes"
MIT's Kerry Emanuel describes the worst nightmare hurricane that could ever happen -a "hypercane" with winds raging around its center at 500 miles an hour. Water vapor; sea spray and storm debris are spewed into the atmosphere, punching a hole in the stratosphere 20 miles above the Earth's surface; at landfall, its super-gale-force winds would flatten forests and toss boulders with a 60-foot tsunami-like storm surge flooding nearby shores. The water vapor and debris could remain suspended high in the atmosphere for years, disrupting the climate and the ozone layer.
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2008/08/is-a-mega-katri.html

Cows Have Strange Sixth Sense
A study of Google Earth satellite images has revealed that herds of cattle tend to face in the north-south direction of Earth's magnetic lines.
http://www.livescience.com/animals/080825-magnetism-cows.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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