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Wisconsin Weather Update for March 4, 2013.

By: HaleStorm , 1:45 PM GMT on March 04, 2013

Clouds today, snow tomorrow (heavy snow south and west). Dry Wed. through Fri.
We’ve got a couple different weather systems we are keeping our eye on right now. A very tricky-to-forecast dual low pressure system currently in the northern and central Plains is going to merge together tonight, then sweep across the Ohio Valley tomorrow. Even though the main low is going to cross southern Illinois early tomorrow, enough moisture is expected to shoot north into Wisconsin to create some significant travel headaches. While the Fox Valley is only expected to get a couple of inches tomorrow, some areas in southern and western Wisconsin could see 10+” by the time this winds down! After tomorrow, we stay mostly cloudy and dry, although a new rain-changing-to-snow event could arrive on Saturday.
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=92979&source=0
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=grb&storyid=92055&source=0

Spring Weather Outlook
And if you’re looking for a seasonal March-May weather outlook, we may be warmer and wetter than average, according to the Climate Prediction Center.
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions /long_range/seasonal.php?lead=1

Active Advisory: (Source: National Weather Service)
South-central Wisconsin:
... Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight tonight to 6 PM CST Tuesday...
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?Discu ssionCode=MKX

Southeastern Wisconsin:
... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6 am Tuesday to midnight CST 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: Cloudy. Maybe a few flurries if you’re lucky.
Today’s High Temps: Near 31 today.
Today’s Winds: A little breezy from the east.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 30-32.
Madison: Highs 31-33.
Milwaukee: Highs 31-34.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta =KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KMKE

Tonight: Cloudy. Light snow developing overnight from the southwest, although it may not get to the Fox Valley until closer to daybreak. Lows around 20.

Tomorrow’s Conditions: Snow. Heavier totals the further south and west you live. Current NWS estimates are for 2-3” in the Fox Valley, 6-8’ near Waukesha and close to 10” in the Madison area! Areas of blowing snow will make it even more fun to drive through and shovel.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Highs near 30.
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:

Winter/February Wrap-Up and the Spring Outlook
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php ?wfo=mkx&storyid=92864&source=0

Today Outside of Wisconsin:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Snow. Heaviest tonight, 9-11” expected by late Tuesday.
High Temperatures: Near 30.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.htm l
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Rain late.
High Temperatures: Lower 50s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USIL0033

League City, Texas:
Conditions: Partly cloudy, breezy and warmer.
High Temperatures: Mid- 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: Sunshine!
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: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Lower 50s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Mid- to upper 70s.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstra veler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
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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