Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.
By: HaleStorm , 1:33 PM GMT on December 16, 2013
Cold morning, then 2-3” of snow later today and tonight.
It’s a very cold start to your day in Wisconsin with most of us below zero as of 7am. You may be seeing some sunshine out there, but it won’t last long as a disturbance stemming from a low pressure system in Manitoba, Canada, will cloud things up shortly and start developing snow showers this afternoon and evening. The snow should end early tomorrow but not before a fresh 2-3” lands on your driveway. We will warm up starting tonight through Thursday, but look out for a mixed bag of precip headed our way Thursday. Could be rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, or maybe a wintry cornucopia of all of them!
Today’s Forecast Grade: C
Short-Term Forecast Confidence: Medium
Today’s Conditions: Partly sunny early, then becoming cloudy with scattered snow showers developing this afternoon.
Today’s High Temps: Colder, near 12 east-central and mid- teens in southern WI.
Today’s Winds: A little breezy from the southwest.
Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 10-17.
Madison: Highs 15-17.
Milwaukee: Highs 17-19.
Tonight: Scattered snow showers continuing, ending by tomorrow morning. Total accumulation of 2-3” is expected. Lows not dropping much, near 9 above.
Tomorrow’s Conditions: Morning flurries, then gradually decreasing clouds.
Tomorrow’s Temps: Warmer, highs near 20 east-central, low to mid- 20s south.
Tomorrow’s Winds: Windy from the west.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s to near 30.
Thursday: Mixed precipitation. Stay tuned. Highs near 30.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 20s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the low to mid- 20s.
Sunday: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper teens to lower 20s.
Today Outside of Wisconsin:
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Snow showers, 1-2” expected.
High Temperatures: Warmer, lower 20s.
Conditions: Partly sunny.
High Temperatures: Lower 40s.
League City, Texas:
High Temperatures: Low to mid- 60s.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
High Temperatures: Upper 50s.
Charlotte, North Carolina:
High Temperatures: Mid- 50s.
Las Vegas, Nevada:
High Temperatures: Lower 60s.
High Temperatures: Mid- 60s.
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