Wisconsin Weather Update for December 28, 2009.

By: HaleStorm , 2:15 PM GMT on December 28, 2009

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Good Monday morning!

Weather Recap
We had a rather wild Christmas weekend with snow, freezing rain, sleet, and rain last Wednesday evening through early Sunday morning. Temperatures were near 30 Thursday through Saturday, then dropped to near 20 in east-central Wisconsin and the mid- to upper 20s in southern Wisconsin.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

I did end up posting a special edition of my Wisconsin Weather Update last Thursday morning as the storm was just getting underway here, which was posted online and fed to my Facebook and Twitter accounts.
http://www.wunderground.com/blog/HaleStorm/comment.html?entrynum=835

Forecast Synopsis
Finally - a forecast that isn't really all that challenging. Clouds and a few morning flurries will give way to sunshine later today, and we should see more sunshine tomorrow as well thanks to a large area of high pressure moving into the midwest. Clouds and light snow may return Wednesday and Thursday as a new but weak storm system moves through, then some colder air moves back in to start our next decade. Enjoy your holiday week of mostly quiet and seasonable winter weather.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Mostly cloudy and windy with some flurries this morning. Decreasing clouds by this afternoon. High of 28.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 24-26.
Madison: Highs 26-27.
Waukesha: Highs 26-31.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Mostly clear and cold, lows just barely above zero with wind chills around -15 overnight.

Tomorrow: More sunshine than clouds, but a little colder with highs in the lower 20s.

Extended:
Wednesday: Cloudy with scattered light snow showers late. Maybe an inch of accumulation overnight, but wait and see. Highs 24-29. Chance of measurable snow 40%.
New Year's Eve: Cloudy and breezy with a few flurries. Highs 22-27.
New Year's Day: Decreasing clouds and breezy, but colder. Highs just 13-18.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Sunshine, still cold, highs 16-23.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, a little warmer, highs 20-27.


Other City Forecasts:
Note: Will now just focus on today and tomorrow. Extended forecasts for your city are available from either of the two links below your city.

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Decreasing clouds today, sunshine tomorrow.
Temperatures: Highs near 20.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Clouds today, sunshine tomorrow.
Temperatures: Highs low to mid- 30s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy today, rain tomorrow.
Temperatures: Highs lower 50s today, cooling to the mid- 40s tomorrow.
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

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Freeze watch in effect from late tonight through Tuesday morning...
Conditions: Sunshine!
Temperatures: Highs lower 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine!
Temperatures: Highs mid- 40s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Clouds today, sunshine tomorrow.
Temperatures: Highs just above 50.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Mostly sunny.
Temperatures: Highs low to mid- 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104

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