Wisconsin Weather Update for February 10, 2012.

By: HaleStorm , 2:38 PM GMT on February 10, 2012

Weather Update blog 12 year anniversary!
Twelve years ago this week, in February, 2000, shortly after I left my first career as a Meteorologist at Weather Central in Madison, I started writing this Weather Update blog. It was originally emailed to four college buddies and posted on my previous employer’s Intranet, under the page “Webmaster Forecast,” and quickly grew to almost 100 readers. From 2004-2008, I added a games section to the blog, where readers would submit answers to popular game show trivia questions, and I kept track of the standings for each season (which went three months at a time, like a season, see?) I used to blog every weekday morning, Monday through Friday, but have since scaled back in recent years with my two kids taking priority in the mornings. However, I’m still happy to be reviewing weather models and maps twice a week for you guys, and attempting a little bit of humor along the way. Speaking of humor, if you don’t believe I was on the radio many years ago, here’s a couple examples of my radio segments on NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. I’m still annoyed I never got a copy of my radio bits which were actually sponsored. By a sponsor!
http://www.lutheransonline.com/lo/232/FSLO-105836 0070-797232.mp3
http://www.lutheransonline.com/lo/093/FSLO-105787 0044-96093.mp3

Active Advisory:
Fox Cities:
... Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 11 am CST this morning...
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?Discu ssionCode=GRB

Today’s Forecast Grade: C
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today’s Conditions: Freak blizzard? It may seem that way at times, but don’t be deceived, this snow won’t last too long, and the wind makes it look worse than what it is. Snow and wind this morning. Snow diminishes to flurries this afternoon, but blowing snow will still be annoying even after the snow stops falling. 1-2” is generally expected, which will be enough to make the roads hazardous this morning.
Today’s High Temps: Colder than yesterday with an early morning high of 30. Temps will start falling this afternoon as cold air behind this cold front begins moving in.
Today’s Winds: Windy from the north.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 17-21.
Madison: Highs 22-24.
Milwaukee: Highs 25-29.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight: Clearing sky, which also will bring cold overnight temperatures. Lows maybe a degree or two above zero. That’s it. Oh yeah, and remaining breezy overnight, which will bring wind chills to around -15.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Clouds, sunshine and wind. And cold.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs in the mid- to upper teens. Lows tomorrow night around five above zero.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Windy from the northwest.

Sunday: Sunshine and a little warmer. And less windy, too. Highs in the mid- to upper 20s.

Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Maybe some flurries Monday evening. Light snow is possible Thursday with the heaviest of that possibly staying to our south. We’ll see.
High Temperatures: Generally in the 30s. Gotta like that for mid- February!
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium

Weather in the News:

A Warmer Than Normal Winter So Far
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=78789&source=0

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Decreasing clouds, windy and colder.
High Temperatures: Only near 10.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Scattered rain showers, mixing with snow at times this morning.
High Temperatures: Mid- 40s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Showers through early afternoon.
High Temperatures: Lower 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USTX0745

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Scattered showers this afternoon and evening.
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: Clouds today, showers tonight.
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Near 70.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Showers and isolated thunderstorms developing later today.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USFL0104

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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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