Wisconsin Weather Update for September 28, 2005.

By: HaleStorm , 1:00 PM GMT on September 28, 2005

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Good Wednesday morning!

Somebody's Teething!
Yes indeed, we have strong suspicions that the man of the house, Bryce, has begun the teething stage of his life at just under three months of age. Why do we think so? Well, he is drooling more than usual, he has started putting his hand into his mouth at times besides when he is hungry (and when doing this, has been more fussy than usual lately), and he seems to get a little better after putting a cold teething ring in his mouth. It's a little early to begin teething but not unheard of, and it'll still be a while before you can actually see the first tooth. He's a smart kid - a few weeks ago he started intentionally grabbing and holding onto things, such as his Pooh teething blanket and the rings and toys on the toybar on his bouncer seat, and we've even caught him grabbing his pacifier after it falls out of his mouth and trying to put it back in. He likes to hold onto his bottle as you're feeding him, too, but he can't quite support it on his own yet. And if you ever let him grab one of your fingers, you'll realize he has a very strong grip!

Get Up and Get Outta Here!
Prepare to be floored - the Milwaukee Brewers, with only five games left in this 162-game season, are one game ABOVE .500! Yes, the crew has won more games than it has lost with a 79-78 record and are ever so slightly above the mediocre level. In fact, if we were in the NL West division, we'd be in the playoffs over the division leading, 78-79 and 1-under-.500 San Diego Padres. To give you some perspective, it has been 12 years since the Brewers have won more games than it has lost. Yeah, talk about horrible. I'll be at the sellout game on Thursday afternoon (ala Ferris Bueller) where we can clinch a .500 record if we win tonight and tomorrow. In another year or two, this team could actually make a serious chase at the playoffs! But how terrible for Boston, New York or Cleveland, one of which will be missing the playoffs when they each have a 92-65 record as of this morning. Personally, I'm hoping it's the Yankees watching from home!

Today’s forecast grade: C

Now: At 7am with a line of showers and thunderstorms across northern Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota and a mostly cloudy sky elsewhere across Wisconsin, temps are in the mid- to upper 50s.

Synopsis: The line of showers and thunderstorms that was expected to roll through overnight last night and into this morning has stalled a bit, but it will eventually get here later today. Look for much cooler air to pour in from the north after the cold front passes through.

Today: Becoming cloudy and windy with showers and thunderstorms developing a few hours from now from northwest to southeast. No severe weather is anticipated. High of 63. Rain chance 90%.

Tonight: Maybe an evening thundershower southeast, otherwise decreasing clouds and colder, lows upper 30s! Rain chance this evening 30%.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, breezy and cool as high pressure moves into the Midwest. Highs only near 60.

Friday: Partly cloudy, breezy and warmer, highs upper 60s central, lower 70s south.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, highs near 70 central, lower 70s south.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, highs low to mid- 70s, and next week might be mild as well. Hooray!

Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, breezy, highs upper 80s.

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, breezy, highs lower 80s.

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly cloudy, breezy, and still hot and humid. Highs mid- 90s. Ozone Action Day.
Heat advisory in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...
The National Weather Service in League City has extended the heat
advisory for all of southeast Texas through 7 PM today.
Afternoon temperatures are expected to once again exceed record levels
this afternoon... ranging from the mid and upper 90s across the eastern
counties to 100 to 103 over the western counties. Near the coast the
actual high temperatures will be in the lower 90s. Heat indices will
reach 105 to 110 over most locations.

.. Record high temperature set at Houston intercontinental...
A record high temperature of 100 degrees was set at Houston
intercontinental yesterday. This breaks the old record of 97 set in
1953. This is also a record for the latest 100 degree temperature of
the year the previous record before this hot spell was September
19th 1956 with a 101 degree reading.

Today in Georgetown, Kentucky: Fog, then sunshine, highs mid- 80s.
Patchy dense fog will continue across south central Indiana and central Kentucky through 9 am EDT. This fog will be most widespread across the Kentucky River Valley...the Ohio River valley...and the Salt River Valley south of Louisville. Visibilities will fall to less than one quarter mile at times. Motorists should use extra caution and allow plenty of time to reach their destination this morning. This fog will quickly thin by 9 am.

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:

Yesterday’s Climate Data: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
My Forecast for Yesterday……..… 71 central, lower 70s south
High Yesterday (Appleton)……….. 70
High Yesterday (Madison)............. 73
High Yesterday (Waukesha).......... 73
High Yesterday (O’Hare, IL)…...... 74

High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)………... 92 (trace)
High Yesterday (Hilton Head Island, SC).. 81
High Yesterday (League City, TX)……….. 95
High Yesterday (Lexington, KY)…………. 75

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(Additional news research provided by Lisa, Chad and Ruth.)

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Bush asks U.S. to drive less, conserve gas
WASHINGTON, Sep 27, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- U.S. President George Bush is asking the country to drive less and save gas in the wake of two hurricanes that hurt Gulf coast production.

Fresh off the "moving a car with a pea-shooter" article a few days ago, here's a team that thinks it's possible to change the weather. I am not a climate expert (I focused on short-term forecasting while in college), but I highly doubt they'd ever be able to purposely turn hurricanes around 360 degrees, like is stated in the article.
Weather Wars

Here is a great way to compare your impact on the earth (and your wallet).
Hybrid Car Gas Mileage Impact Calculator

So long, old friend.
Ask Jeeves to drop butler mascot
Site's new owner wants different image
SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- The genteel butler that has been Ask Jeeves Inc.'s face for nearly a decade is getting ousted in a corporate takeover.

'Madden' bug makes NFL player tiny
Given professional athletes' penchant for ribbing each other mercilessly over even the smallest transgression or imperfection, New York Jets lineman Michael King is probably having a rough time of it these days.
Due to a bug in a recent update to Electronic Arts' best-selling football title, "Madden 2006," King can be seen in the game as a tiny, 7-inch-tall version of himself.

GameBoy has finally hit puberty. Check out the size of this fully-functional gaming machine!
The GameMan is a fully functional 6.5 times scale GameBoy, complete with working cartridges. It is over 3 feet tall, and weighs just over 100 lbs. with a cartridge.

Solar handbag lights up contents
The contents of a woman's handbag have long remained a mystery - often even to the owner - but a new design offers to shine a light on the problem. A solar-powered handbag designed by a student from Brunel University promises to make finding keys and other items at the bottom of a bag easier.

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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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