Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.
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?
Active Advisory: (Source: National Weather Service)
A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon through late Tuesday night.
Today’s Forecast Grade: B
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium
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.
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.
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Today Outside of Wisconsin:
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Clouds and sunshine.
High Temperatures: Lower 30s.
Conditions: Clouds today, rain tonight.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s.
League City, Texas:
Conditions: Thundershowers, mostly early. Windy.
High Temperatures: Lower 70s.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Showers, mostly later today. Cooler and breezy.
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s.
Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Increasing clouds, rain late.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
High Temperatures: Near 60.
Conditions: Maybe a thundershower this afternoon or evening. Sound familiar?
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
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