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Wisconsin Weather Update for February 25, 2013.

By: HaleStorm , 1:42 PM GMT on February 25, 2013

Clouds today, snow later tomorrow (heavier south).
We’ve got one major weather system we’re going to have to deal with this week. Another panhandle-hook-type low pressure system is going to develop today across Oklahoma, northern Texas and Arkansas, soak up a bunch of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, then shoot north-northeastward via the jet stream. The storm track is looking like south-central and southeastern Wisconsin are going to get the heavier amounts compared to the rest of the state, and a Winter Storm Watch has already been issued for those areas starting tomorrow afternoon. Some areas could see 4-6” by Wednesday, although for those of us in the Fox Valley, we’re more looking at a 1-3” snowfall range. Although 4” did close all major school systems here on Friday, so maybe the kids will get lucky yet again!

The snow should taper off to light snow or flurries on Wednesday, then we finally get out of this active weather pattern for a while. How does sunshine, clouds, and seasonable temps around 30 sound for the second half of this week and this weekend?
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=92829&source=0

Active Advisory: (Source: National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon through late Tuesday night.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?Discu ssionCode=MKX

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

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today’s Conditions: Mostly cloudy with occasional flurries.
Today’s High Temps: Near 34 east-central, mid- to upper 30s south.
Today’s Winds: Light from the southeast.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 35-37.
Madison: Highs 36-38.
Milwaukee: Highs 37-39.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid- 20s.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Cloudy with snow developing from the south. Snow should start during the afternoon in southern Wisconsin and tomorrow evening in east-central WI. Snow tapers off on Wednesday but not before 4-6” falls in southeastern Wisconsin, and around 1-3” east-central.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs in the mid- 30s.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Windy from the northeast.

Extended Outlook:
Click the link below to view the Father-Son 7-day forecast graphic:

Weather in the News:

New smart phone app lets public report rain, hail, sleet and snow to NOAA
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130206 _mping.html

Feb 22-23 Snow Wrap-Up
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=grb&storyid=92835&source=0

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Clouds and 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: Clouds today, rain tonight.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Thundershowers, mostly early. Windy.
High Temperatures: Lower 70s.
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: Showers, mostly later today. Cooler and breezy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s.
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: Increasing clouds, rain late.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Near 60.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Maybe a thundershower this afternoon or evening. Sound familiar?
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
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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