Wisconsin Weather Update for August 10, 2012.

By: HaleStorm , 12:53 PM GMT on August 10, 2012

What a Weekend!

It has been almost two weeks since I’ve written a weather update, but you’re going to like what you’re about to read. After yesterday’s washout where many areas got between 1-2” of rain, the sky is clearing up and a few really nice days of weather are ahead for us. A slow-moving area of low pressure is going to linger in the Ohio Valley, keeping the cool northerly wind around, but high pressure is gradually dropping into the Midwest from Canada, which will give us lots of sunshine today, tomorrow, and into the first part of Sunday. We may see a storm pop-up late on Sunday, but most of the weekend looks like a winner. Enjoy!

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.g if



Today’s Forecast Grade: A

Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium


Wisconsin Forecast:

Today’s Conditions: Lots of sunshine with just a few clouds.

Today’s High Temps: Slightly warmer than yesterday but still cooler than what we’re used to this summer. High of 72 east-central, mid- 70s south.

Today’s Winds: Breezy from the north.


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

Appleton: Highs 72-74.

Madison: Highs 72-77.

Milwaukee: Highs 73-77.

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


Tonight: Lots of stars. Lows near 50.


Tomorrow’s Conditions: More sunshine, again just a few fair-weather clouds.

Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs in the mid- to upper 70s. Lows in the mid- 50s.

Tomorrow’s Winds: Again a bit breezy from the north.


Sunday: Increasing clouds, maybe a storm late or overnight. Highs could vary a bit in the state depending on the timing of cloud cover, but will probably still be in the 70s. Chance of rain Sunday night just 25%.


Next Week’s Outlook:

Conditions: Maybe an isolated shower on Monday or Tuesday with a better chance of rain Wednesday night.

High Temperatures: Generally sticking in the 75-80 range.

Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium



Weather in the News:


NOAA: July 2012 marked the hottest month on record for the contiguous United States

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2012 /7

http://www.climatewatch.noaa.gov/image/2012 /july-2012-hottest-month-on-record

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmssto ry.php?wfo=mkx&storyid=86229&source=0


Tropical Storm Ernesto nearing 2nd landfall

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/09/world/america s/tropical-weather/index.html


Typhoon Haikui strikes east coast of China

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/08/world/asia/ch ina-typhoon/index.html


Flooding brings chaos to Philippine capital

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/07/world/asia/ph ilippines-floods/index.html


How to stay safe when lightning is near

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/08/us/lightning- safety-tips/index.html




Today Outside of Wisconsin:


Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:

Conditions: Mostly sunny.

High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.

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

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


Anna, Illinois:

Conditions: Clouds and some sun.

High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.


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


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:

Conditions: Breezy with scattered storms.

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: Thunderstorms developing later today.

High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.

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

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


Las Vegas, Nevada:

Conditions: Isolated thunderstorms later today.

High Temperatures: Near 105.

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

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


Davenport, Florida:

Conditions: Hot and humid with scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms. You know, the usual.

High Temperatures: Mid- 90s.

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

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

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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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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