Wisconsin Weather Update for July 16, 2012.

By: HaleStorm , 12:50 PM GMT on July 16, 2012

Triple Digits Again?

Maybe! And if we don’t quite make it to 100, we’re going to get awfully close again. The Heat Index will definitely make it above 100 in the afternoon both today and tomorrow though. Southwesterly winds ahead of a small area of low pressure to our northwest is what’s responsible for bringing the tremendous heat back to Wisconsin today. The only thing that’s going to cool us off is some scattered thunderstorms which are expected to move through Wisconsin tomorrow evening and overnight. We’re going to definitely cool off after this rain briefly moves through, with highs back in the 80s starting on Wednesday.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmssto ry.php?wfo=mkx&storyid=85327&source=0

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmssto ry.php?wfo=grb&storyid=53494&source=0



Active Advisory: (Source: National Weather Service)

Fox Cities:

Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 9 PM CDT this evening...

http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp ?DiscussionCode=GRB


Southern Wisconsin:

Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 9 PM CDT Tuesday...

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



Today’s Forecast Grade: B

Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium to High


Wisconsin Forecast:

Today’s Conditions: Sunshine, clouds, and hot!

Today’s High Temps: Near 98, but I’m sure a few places will wind up breaking 100 today. Dew points in the upper 60s to near 70 will continue to make it somewhat humid as well.

Today’s Winds: Light from the southwest.


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

Appleton: Highs 90-97.

Madison: Highs 91-101.

Milwaukee: Highs 88-98.

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


Tonight: Stars with just a few clouds. Warm and muggy overnight, lows in the lower 70s.


Tomorrow’s Conditions: More clouds than sunshine with scattered thunderstorms developing late and/or tomorrow night. Chance of rain 75%.

Tomorrow’s Temps: Still very hot and somewhat humid with highs in the mid- to upper 90s. Dew points again in the 60s to near 70. Temps and humidity should drop a bit after the storms roll through. Lows in the mid- to upper 60s.

Tomorrow’s Winds: Light from the west.


Extended Outlook:

Conditions: I hope we get some rain Tuesday night as our next chance of rain doesn’t look to come until at least Sunday.

High Temperatures: Probably “only” in the 80s, although we may break 90 again this weekend.

Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium to High



Weather in the News:


Upgrade to Severe Drought in Southern Wisconsin

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmssto ry.php?wfo=mkx&storyid=85310&source=0


Drought stretches across America, threatens crops

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/13/us/midwest-dr ought/index.html


Torrential rain kills at least 28 in southern Japan

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/16/world/asia/ja pan-floods/index.html


Extreme weather: Get ready to see more of it, scientists say

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/10/world/unusual -world-weather/index.html



Today Outside of Wisconsin:


Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:

Heat advisory in effect from 11 am this morning to 9 PM CDT this evening...

Conditions: Sunny, breezy and hot!

High Temperatures: Near 100!

http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapol is.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/busin esstraveler/local/USMN0503


Anna, Illinois:

Conditions: Isolated storms.

High Temperatures: Lower 90s.


http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/busin esstraveler/local/USIL0033


League City, Texas:

Conditions: Scattered storms.

High Temperatures: Upper 80s.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_Ci ty.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/busin esstraveler/local/USTX0745


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:

Conditions: Scattered thunderstorms.

High Temperatures: Upper 80s.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_He ad_Island.html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/busin esstraveler/local/USSC0155


Charlotte, North Carolina:

Conditions: Scattered storms later today.

High Temperatures: Lower 90s.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte .html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/busin esstraveler/local/USNC0121


Las Vegas, Nevada:

Conditions: Isolated storms.

High Temperatures: Near 90. Or as Wisconsinites call it, “nice and cool.”

http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson .html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/busin esstraveler/local/USNV0040


Davenport, Florida:

Conditions: Storms likely.

High Temperatures: Upper 80s.

http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport .html

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/busin esstraveler/local/USFL0104

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