Wisconsin Weather Update for December 2, 2011.

By: HaleStorm , 1:54 PM GMT on December 02, 2011

Sun today, mix of precip tomorrow, much colder next week.

I could tell you all about how yesterday’s storm was a close call, about how it looked like it was snowing hard outside at times, yet barely anything stuck to the grass. I could tell you all about high pressure and southerly winds that will give Wisconsinites a pretty nice early December day today. But you don’t care, really. You heard about this storm coming tomorrow and you want to know if it’s going to ruin your travelling plans. And the answer is, well, probably not.

Of course it depends on where you live and when you’re heading out, but a panhandle-hook-type storm will arrive early tomorrow morning and continue through early Sunday. The precip will probably start out as a light mix, then turn to all rain during the day. It will probably change back over to a mix or all snow Saturday night, and we may see a couple inches of snow before it leaves Sunday morning. Exact timing, duration, and amount of snow is not guaranteed, not FDIC insured, and may go up or down in value.

Today’s Forecast Grade: B+
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today’s Conditions: Lots of sunshine, but don’t get used to it!
Today’s High Temps: Near 34 east-central, mid- to upper 30s south.
Today’s Winds: A little breezy from the south.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 31-34.
Madison: Highs 36-39.
Milwaukee: Highs 38-39.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight: Clouding up. We might see a light mix start to develop closer to sunrise. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precip 50%.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Clouds with a light mix changing to all rain during the day. Rain may change back to snow Saturday night, with some accumulation possible depending on when it changes back to snow in your backyard. Chance of precip near 100%.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs near 40 east-central and south-central, in the low to mid- 40s southeast. Lows tomorrow night near 30.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Somewhat breezy from the south.

Sunday: Decreasing clouds, breezy and colder. Highs in the mid- 30s.

Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Looks dry and cold with little if any precipitation all week.
High Temperatures: Only in the 20-25 degree range. Sorry.
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium to High

Weather in the News:

Wisconsin Wind Observations from 11/29/11
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=75709&source=0

140-mph gusts cause damage, outages, delays in California
http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/01/us/california-winds /index.html

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Sunshine.
High Temperatures: Lower 30s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Partly sunny.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Lower 70s.
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

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine.
High Temperatures: Lower 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Isl and.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine.
High Temperatures: Lower 60s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Mostly cloudy with morning rain showers.
High Temperatures: Near 60.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Mostly sunny.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

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