Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.
By: HaleStorm , 1:36 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
Light fluffy snow early today. Mix of precip Sunday evening. Temperature roller coaster!
First of all, thanks for the very positive feedback on the “Father-Son Forecast” illustration last week Friday. Bryce has agreed to illustrate my forecasts more often and we may even have something on Monday morning for you to enjoy. I may give him a little more freedom with the pictures, but if I start getting Wednesday helicopters destroying Thursday army men, I may have to rethink that decision!
As for the forecast, it’s going to be a bit wild (as if a child made it up!) The latest batch of fluffy white stuff outside should be ending shortly if it hasn’t already with less than 1” of new accumulation expected today. We start warming up tomorrow and especially Sunday through Tuesday when we hopefully break the freezing mark, before temps plummet once again by late next week. A storm system comes in late this weekend and may provide an interesting batch of snow, freezing rain, and/or sleet Sunday afternoon and evening. Meteorologists will have a better idea of what the precip will be shaped like this weekend, so keep up with the forecast if you’re planning to be on the roads Sunday evening in case things get slick out there!
Active Advisory: (Source: National Weather Service)
... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon CST today...
Today’s Forecast Grade: BC
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium
Today’s Conditions: Light snow showers in eastern Wisconsin, ending this morning. Less than 1” of additional accumulation is expected.
Today’s High Temps: Warmer, near 21 east-central, low to mid- 20s south.
Today’s Winds: Somewhat breezy from the south this morning, turning northwest later today.
Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 21-23.
Madison: Highs 24-25.
Milwaukee: Highs 24-27.
This Evening: Decreasing clouds. Lows around five above zero.
Tomorrow’s Conditions: Morning sunshine, afternoon clouds.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs in the lower 20s. Lows near 10 above.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Light and variable.
Sunday: Cloudy, breezy and warmer with a mix of precipitation developing late in the day and continuing Sunday night. Highs in the lower 30s.
Next Week’s Outlook:
Conditions: Maybe some light snow, drizzle or flurries from time to time, perhaps a bigger snow next Friday night, but the main weather story will be the temps.
High Temperatures: Near 40 to start the week and mid- 30s Tuesday, then dropping to near 20 on Wednesday and again only near 10 above zero on Thursday and Friday. Whee!
Extended Forecast Confidence: Medium
Weather in the News:
A Shroud of Cold Air Descends on the U.S.
Today Outside of Wisconsin:
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Decreasing clouds.
High Temperatures: Mid- teens.
Conditions: Clouds, then some sunshine.
High Temperatures: Lower 40s.
League City, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Mostly cloudy and breezy.
High Temperatures: Upper 50s.
Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Light mix of everything imaginable.
High Temperatures: Near 30.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Scattered showers.
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s.
High Temperatures: Mid- 70s.
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