Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.
By: HaleStorm ,
So get this - last night I'm playing tennis in my weekly league at Springfield Park, the park a couple blocks from our house. During the second set, I see Lisa waddling over! She walked all the way from our house to the park to tell me that my weather radio went off and that there was a tornado warning just to our south. Sure enough, a tornado was reported on the ground just a few miles away from our house, over northern Lake Winnebago and eventually hitting northwestern Calumet county, about a 10-minute car ride away. I didn't see anything in the news wires about it, so it must not have done much damage, but I did take a few pictures of the slick-looking wall cloud that you could see from our backyard. I'll post those this weekend.
Puzzle #1 (4 correct Wednesday, 11 correct Thursday):
M E M O R A B I L I A
D I S P L A Y
C A S E
Used Letters: RSTLNE BFGA
Puzzle #2 (5 correct Wednesday, 16 correct Thursday):
K E E P I N G
B U S Y
Used Letters: RSTLNE CPYO
Weather Update Poll Results:
The verdict is in - with only 33% approving of the puzzle preview day, I will not continue this going forward.
What do you think of the Wheel of Fortune 2-point preview day? [12 votes total]
I hate it! (6) 50%
I love it! (4) 33%
I don't care. (2) 17%
Winter/Spring 2005 Point Standings (34 people played this week)
The top three players this season will receive prizes!
This season will run from January 4 until whenever our baby is born (expected date is June 25).
If you would like your city/state listed next to your name, send me an email with the information!
Please verify your point total for accuracy.
* = received a bonus point this week.
+ = got a Wheel puzzle correct during preview day.
Ruth has now come all the way back and taken over second place with 10 of 11 possible points this week! Sheila, Clair, Brian and Sally picked up a couple spots, and Max and Tammy moved up three spots each. You can tell summer is here with a few regulars not having the chance to play this week. Next week is double points week, and with a very close battle for 2nd and 3rd place, anything can happen!
Nia, Appleton, WI: 188 (+9)*
Ruth, Madison, WI: 176 (+10)++
Karl, Appleton, WI: 174 (+8)
Jordan, Little Chute, WI: 172 (+8)++
Will/Ruth, Appleton, WI: 168 (+6)
Scott/Ann, Appleton, WI: 162 (+7)
Sheila, Appleton, WI: 156 (+8)*+
Clair, Fremont, WI: 153 (+9)+
Mary, Berlin, WI: 153 (+2)
Barb, Berlin, WI: 152
Dan, Henderson, NV: 151 (+8)
Lisa, Appleton, WI: 146 (+4)
Sue, De Pere, WI: 143 (+7)+
Sharon, Kaukauna, WI: 142 (+6)
Greg, Madison, WI: 135 (+3)
Katie/Bart, Mukwonago, WI: 128 (+5)
Mary, Appleton, WI: 123 (+7)
Brian, Madison WI: 118 (+8)
Jan, Berlin, WI: 118
Jason, De Pere, WI: 113 (+2)
Nicole, Madison, WI: 93
Sally: 89 (+8)
Max: 88 (+10)++
Tammy, Madison, WI: 86 (+8)
John/Shelley: 84 (+2)
Nikki, Green Bay, WI: 84
Mom: 81 (+2)
Al, Germantown, WI: 65 (+2)
Bob/Edie, Omro, WI: 61
John J., Berlin, WI: 54 (+2)
Becky T.: 53 (+6)
Dan C.: 39
John S.: 34 (+2)
Chad, "Wandering Jew": 25 (+2)
Kelley: 23 (+2)
Lori: 19 (+2)
Chris Ke.: 7 (+3)
Diane Sm.: 7 (+3)
Chris Ko.: 6
John E.: 6
Steve L.: 4
Chris E.: 2
Harry: 2 (+0)
Steve, Houston, TX: 2
Adam S.: 1
Rhonda: 1 (+1 - New Player!)
Today’s forecast grade: B+
Now: At 8am with scattered thunderstorms in east-central Minnesota, scattered showers in Iowa but a partly sunny sky with just isolated showers in Wisconsin, temps are near 70 central and in the lower 70s south.
Synopsis: That wacky nearly-stationary frontal boundary is still hovering over Wisconsin this morning, but it's now near south-central Wisconsin, as opposed to north-central Wisconsin, where it's been the last few days. With a southwest flow continuing, look for more of the same tropical weather through this weekend and into early next week.
Today: Partly sunny with scattered thunderstorms developing later today. The Storm Prediction Center has put us once again in the slight risk category for severe weather today and tomorrow. High of 83 central, mid- to upper 80s south, dew points near 70 (rather humid). Rain chance 35%.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows mid- to upper 60s. Rain chance 45%.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with yet more scattered thunderstorms, with the slight risk of them becoming severe. Highs lower 80s, mid- 80s south, dew points lower 70s (quite humid). Rain chance 60%.
Sunday: Yep, more scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs near 80 central, lower 80s south, dew points near 70 (rather humid). Rain chance 40%.
Monday: What's a Monday forecast without scattered thunderstorms? Not this Monday, that's for sure. Highs near 80 central, lower 80s south. Rain chance 50%.
Tuesday: The last day of scattered thunderstorms before the upper-air weather pattern finally changes. Highs mid- to upper 70s. Rain chance 40%.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, dry and cooler. Highs low to mid- 70s. Do you have any idea how hard it was for me not to write in the phrase "scattered thunderstorms" just out of habit?
Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Mostly sunny through the weekend (except at night, when it will be mostly clear), highs near 90 today and mid- 90s by Sunday.
Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Isolated morning storms today, then a chance of more storms tonight and this weekend. Highs lower 80s.
Through 9 am...scattered rainshowers will affect portions of southeast Georgia and southeast South Carolina. Areas from Moncks Corner to Summerville and down to Bennetts Point can expect rainfall totals near one tenth of an inch. Along the Georgia coast from Ossabaw Island to Tybee Island...residents will see some shower activity as well...with the showers moving inland across Chatham and Bryan counties. Parts of Savannah will see these showers during the morning commute.
Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly cloudy and breezy with isolated storms, highs near 90. Partly cloudy this weekend.
Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
Yesterday’s Climate Data: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
My Forecast for Yesterday……..… 81
High Yesterday (Appleton)……….. 82 (0.39")
High Yesterday (Madison)............. 84 (0.22")
High Yesterday (Waukesha).......... 82
High Yesterday (O’Hare, IL)…...... 89
High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)………... 87 (trace)
High Yesterday (Hilton Head Island, SC)...84
High Yesterday (League City, TX)……….. 88 (0.27")
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Updated: 5:46 PM CST on January 31, 2015