Wisconsin Weather Update

Wisconsin Weather Update for June 24, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 12:52 PM GMT on June 24, 2011

Good Friday morning!


Goodbye, Seattle.

Yesterday we got dangerously close to the record low high temperature, with highs staying in the 60s all day long. But after what seemed like 40 days and 40 nights,
you can emerge from your ark and enjoy gradually-incoming sunshine and
warmer temperatures today. The warmth should stick around for a while
this time, although the clouds will likely thicken up again by late on
Saturday.We may get some rain again Sunday night and into Monday, but that should hopefully be about it for a while.




Forecast Grade:

Forecast Confidence:



Mostly cloudy this morning, with decreasing clouds later today.

Today’s High

Lingering breezy conditions from the northwest.


Raw Model
Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather

Appleton: Highs 72-75.

Madison: Highs 72-75.

Milwaukee: Highs 67-72.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE


Tonight: Mostly clear overnight. Lows in the lower 50s.


Sunshine in the morning with some afternoon cloudiness. Warmer though!

High Temps:
In the upper 70s east-central, maybe even near 80 south.

Light and variable.


Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms develop Sunday night. Highs
again near 80. Chance of rain 25% during the day, 75% Sunday night.


Week’s Outlook:

Conditions: Could
be another soaker early on Monday, but this storm system won't linger
around. Drying out before sunset Monday evening, then hopefully staying
dry for the rest of the work week.

High Temperatures: Near or just above 80 to start the week, with mid- to upper 80s possible late in the week.

Forecast Confidence:



City Forecasts:



Paul, Minnesota:

Conditions: Partly cloudy today and tomorrow, isolated storms on Sunday.

Temperatures: Mid- to upper 70s.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503



Conditions: Some sunshine today, scattered storms tonight through Sunday.

Temperatures: Low to mid- 80s.


http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033


City and Pearland, Texas:

Conditions: Isolated storms today, otherwise partly cloudy.

Temperatures: Mid- 90s.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745


http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX1029


Head Island, South Carolina:

Conditions: Isolated thunderstorms each day, otherwise partly sunny.

Temperatures: Upper 80s to near 90.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Isl and.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USSC0155


North Carolina:

Conditions: Isolated thunderstorms today, otherwise partly cloudy.

Temperatures: Just above 90.


http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121


Vegas, Nevada:

Conditions: Sunshine.

Temperatures: Around 105.


http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040



Conditions: Daytime showers and thunderstorms expected.

Temperatures: Lower 90s.


http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104



in the News:

Lightning Safety Week: June 19-25, 2011


Severe Storms June 21, 2011

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=69945&source=0

Hurricane Beatriz on Mexican coast

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/06/21/weat her.hurricane.beatriz/index.html


3rd wettest start to a year in Green Bay...

Through the 23rd of June... 19.62 inches of precipitation has fallen at

the Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay. Normal for this

time of year is 12.20 inches. This ranks as the third wettest start to a

year at this point. The wettest was back in 2004... where 20.95 inches

fell. Here is a list of the top 15 wettest starts to a year through the

23rd of June. Climate records go back to 1886.

------------------------------------------------- -----------------------

Rank precip(in) year(23rd of june)

1 20.95 2004

2 20.00 1894

3 19.62 *2011*

4 19.49 1990

5 19.18 1973

6 18.75 2008

7 18.60 1918

8 18.57 1890

9 18.43 1922

10 17.97 1888

11 17.70 1897

12 17.44 1929

13 16.90 1967

14 16.85 1975

15 16.78 1993


Wisconsin Weather Update for June 20, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 1:17 PM GMT on June 20, 2011

Today is the last day to finish up gathering two of each animal and corralling them into your ark.

A slow-moving area of low pressure, currently centered in Kansas, has a front stretching east-northeast from it which is currently draped across far northern Illinois. Showers and thunderstorms can be found north and east of this low pressure system this morning, meaning in the Dakotas, Iowa, Illinois, and far southern Wisconsin. Heavy rainfall will be possible across our area for much of this week as this system, full of moisture, very slowly parades into Wisconsin by Thursday. Central and southern Wisconsin are under the slight risk category for severe weather today, tomorrow, and Wednesday (see SPC link below) with strong winds, damaging hail, and isolated tornadoes possible. The system finally exits our region by Friday, but until then keep your umbrella handy!



Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:

Today’s Conditions: Cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms are expected in far southern Wisconsin today but east-central Wisconsin should stay dry until tonight. Chance of rain 75% south, 25% east-central.

Today’s High Temperature: 74.

Today’s Winds: East wind and just a little breezy.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)

Appleton: Highs 71-74.

Madison: Highs 77-78.

Milwaukee: Highs 70-73.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight: Breezy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Heavy rainfall possible overnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 75%.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: It's going to be a soaker. Showers and thunderstorms for much of the day. Sorry for all of those going to Country USA in Oshkosh this week! Chance of rain near 100%.

Tomorrow’s High Temps: Somewhat humid, highs in the 70s.

Tomorrow’s Winds: Breezy and from the southeast.

Extended Outlook:

Conditions: Breezy with more showers and thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday. Hopefully we see the sun again by Friday although I make no promises!

High Temperatures: In the mid- to upper 70s Wednesday, then just above 70 to end the work week. We may warm up again this weekend though.

Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium to High

Weather in the News:

Joplin, Missouri tornado death toll rises to 154

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/17/missouri.tornado .death/index.html


Wisconsin Weather Update for June 17, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 1:01 PM GMT on June 17, 2011

More wet weather on the way, eh? Anything severe coming?

It is true that a wet weather pattern is emerging for the next six days, but at least through this weekend, all of the severe weather is expected to stay south of the Wisconsin/Illinois border. Today should be dry, but a new storm system currently in the Dakotas will move to the east, bringing showers and a few thunderstorms to Wisconsin both tonight and tomorrow. Hopefully we'll be dry on Sunday, but then a new, stronger storm system emerges, and could bring wet and stormy weather back to our area for the first half of next week. With all this humidity and clouds in the air, along with an easterly wind, temperatures will likely be near or just below normal (normal = upper 70s east-central, 80 south), but we should at least be breaking 70 degrees each day. And yes, I mean outdoors.



Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:

Today’s Conditions: Mostly cloudy with just a few breaks of sunshine. Maybe a sprinkle too.

Today’s Temperatures: High of 76 east-central, just above 80 south. Cooler near the lake.

Today’s Winds: Just a little breezy, out of the east.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)

Appleton: Highs 72-75.

Madison: Highs 79-81.

Milwaukee: Highs 69-72.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight: Cloudy with scattered thundershowers. Lows upper 50s. Chance of rain 50%.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Chance of rain 75%.

Tomorrow’s Temperatures: Highs in the low to mid- 70s.

Tomorrow’s Winds: Slightly more breezy than today, again out of the east.

Sunday: Partly sunny and dry. Highs in the mid- to upper 70s.

Next Week’s Outlook:

Conditions: Wet. Showers and thunderstorms develop on Monday, continue on Tuesday, and linger through Wednesday. Weather models are indicating a lot of precipitation with this new, slow-moving system, along with the chance of severe weather on Tuesday. Wait and see.

High Temperatures: Generally around 70-75, but we may get near 80 again on Tuesday.

Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium

Weather in the News:

Winds threaten to blow fires across Arizona, New Mexico

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/17/arizona.wildfire s/index.html


Wisconsin Weather Update for June 13, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 1:14 PM GMT on June 13, 2011

No witty banter. No funny punchlines. Just find a way to get outside.

Yesterday was a great day to get outdoors with lots of sunshine in the morning, a few afternoon clouds, and high temperatures in the upper 60s. Picture the same thing for today but a few degrees warmer, and you've pretty much got today's forecast figured out. High pressure is centered over Wisconsin this morning, so sinking vertical air motions and plenty of sunshine can be expected. High temperatures should make it up to the lower 70s and with dew points in the 50s, we'll stay nice and comfortable throughout the day. We may see a few storms arrive on Wednesday and linger into Thursday, then a gradual warmup back to near 80 is expected by this weekend. Enjoy!



Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Forecast Confidence: Medium to High

Wisconsin Forecast:

Today: Lots of sunshine and slightly warmer than yesterday too. High of 72.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)

Appleton: Highs 73-74.

Madison: Highs 74-75.

Waukesha: Highs 70-71.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Mostly clear, lows in the upper 40s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, a few more clouds later in the day. Highs in the mid- 70s.

Extended Outlook:

Conditions: Look for scattered thunderstorms on Wednesday, a few lingering showers on Thursday, then probably dry through the weekend.

High Temperatures: A little cooler on Wednesday with highs in the upper 60s, then back in the 70s for the rest of the work week. Maybe near 80 this weekend?

Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium

Weather in the News:

2011 Wisconsin Tornado Count

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=69471&source=0


Wisconsin Weather Update for June 10, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 3:33 PM GMT on June 10, 2011

90s one day, 50s the next. 

Such is life during Wisconsin summers; just be thankful it's not snowing... yet.  Naw I'm kidding, we won't have snow for at least another few weeks. =)  We will have a lot of rain showers over the next 24 hours though, thanks to an area of low pressure just to our south. Eventually this system is going to push east, and warmer air will again begin to flow back into the western Great Lakes region. Highs in the 50s today will turn into 60s this weekend, then 70s again next week. It's not 80s or 90s, but room-temperature outdoor weather is good, right?



Today’s Forecast Grade: C

3-Day Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:

Today: Cloudy and cool with scattered rain showers. Maybe a few rumbles of thunder south. In other words, not a good day for playing with chalk on the driveway, kids. High of 57 east-central, near 60 south. Chance of rain 90%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)

Appleton: Highs 51-56.

Madison: Highs 61-67.

Waukesha: High of 64.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: More clouds, more scattered showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 75%.

Saturday: Clouds, maybe some lingering showers in the morning. Decreasing clouds later in the day. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 25%.

Sunday: Partly cloudy and warmer. Highs in the upper 60s east-central, near 70 south.

Next Week’s Outlook:

Conditions: Dry on Monday with showers and thunderstorms possible Tuesday and Wednesday.

High Temperatures: Probably in the 70s again. Indoor room temperature returns to the outdoors!

Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium

Weather in the News:

Severe Weather Over Southern Wisconsin on Wed June 8, 2011

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=69447&source=0

Possible heat-related deaths reported in 3 states

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/08/heat.deaths/inde x.html

Hurricane Adrian expected to remain offshore

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/06/09/hurr icane.adrian/index.html

Napolitano surveys Joplin damage

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/09/missouri.joplin. napolitano/index.html


Wisconsin Weather Update for June 6, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 1:08 PM GMT on June 06, 2011

So my trusty NOAA Weather Radio woke me up at 7am with a Severe Thunderstorm Watch bulletin. That's rather unusual!

Around these parts, it is rather unusual to have thunderstorms near severe intensity this early in the morning, as the storms haven't had fueling sunlight for 9 hours. Storms are typically at their weakest in the early morning, but what do you know, this one survived the night and still has enough punch to drop some severe hail onto a few unlucky homes. We aren't in the clear after this line moves through, as more storms may redevelop behind it this afternoon and evening. We're under the slight risk category for severe weather both today and Wednesday with the heat and humidity expected to linger through Wednesday before much cooler air arrives Wednesday night. Highs near 90 for the first half of the week may have a hard time breaking 70 by Thursday!


http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?ID =GRB

Schedule Change

I'm going to write my weather blog on Monday mornings instead of Tuesdays. It'll bookend the work week, which probably makes more sense anyway.


Active Advisory:

Fox Cities and Southern Wisconsin: 

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 432 in effect until noon CDT today...

http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?Discu ssionCode=MKX

Today’s Forecast Grade: B

3-Day Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:

Today: Mostly cloudy with a line of showers and thunderstorms moving through this morning. The storm could reach severe levels with strong winds and hail possible. Thunderstorms could redevelop  this afternoon and evening as well, so you can look forward to that. Warm with a high of 84 east-central, upper 80s south. Chance of rain 90%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)

Appleton: Highs 82-85.

Madison: Highs 88-89.

Waukesha: Highs 84-87.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Scattered thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 50%.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, hot, humid, and breezy. An isolated thunderstorm is possible. Highs in the upper 80s east-central, lower 90s south. Chance of rain 25%.

Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. A few could be severe so keep an eye out. Highs in the mid- 80s east-central, near 90 south. Chance of rain 50%.

Extended Outlook:

Conditions: Thursday and Friday may be dry, with showers and thunderstorms returning Friday night, Saturday and Sunday.

High Temperatures: Much cooler with highs only in the 60s to near 70 Thursday and Friday, then in the 70s this weekend.

Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium

Weather in the News:

Why So Many Tornado Deaths in the U.S. in 2011?

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=69208&source=0

June 9, 2011 is Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin

Did you know that excessive heat is the #1 weather-related killer in Wisconsin...and in the U.S.?

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=69156&source=0

Updated: 1:10 PM GMT on June 06, 2011


Wisconsin Weather Update for June 3, 2011.

By: HaleStorm, 1:02 PM GMT on June 03, 2011

When’s it going to storm again?

We had a brief round of storms move through early this morning, but these are now moving eastward across Lake Michigan. We do have a second set of storms (currently near Minneapolis) which local Meteorologists will be watching closely later today. These storms have a slight risk of becoming severe across the northern two-thirds of Wisconsin this evening, with the threat of strong winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes a possibility (see link below). Warmer air is moving in from the southwest, so we will see yesterday's highs in the 60s turn into mild and humid 80s today, and high temps are expected to stay near 80 this weekend. Summer is finally here (according to the Meteorological calendar, not the astronomical one) so enjoy the warmer weather!

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk .html

Today’s Forecast Grade: B+

3-Day Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:

Today: Isolated storms early this morning, then a few breaks of sunshine before another round of storms arrive late in the day. Much warmer today with a high of 80 east-central, mid- 80s south. Chance of rain 25%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)

Appleton: Highs 77-79.

Madison: Highs 85-86.

Waukesha: Highs 79-83.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Humid overnight with lows in the mid- 60s. Chance of rain 50%.

Saturday: Clouds in the early morning, then becoming partly cloudy. Highs again near 80 east-central, in the lower 80s south.

Sunday: Sunshine and clouds. Could I be any more vague? Highs in the upper 70s east-central, near 80 south.

Next Week’s Outlook:

Conditions: Could be a wet week with scattered storms on Monday followed by a series of storms on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

High Temperatures: 75-80 to start the week, then in the 80s again by Wednesday.

Extended Forecast Confidence: Low to Medium

Weather in the News:

Milwaukee & Madison Climate Summaries for May and Spring

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=69092&source=0


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