Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.
By: HaleStorm , 2:16 PM GMT on May 19, 2006
Since only one game was played this week, there won't be an updated point standings - it'll be in next Friday's update instead. Both games yesterday were very close - only one vote separated the top two choices in each!
Topic #1: Name someone who died for a cause
Jesus (13) - 2 points
Martin Luther King Jr. (12) - 1 point
Joan of Arc (5)
Other answers: Adam Tillman, Crazy Horse, Nathan Hale, a suicide bomber
Topic #2: How many sick days the average person takes in a year
5 (9) - 2 points
3 (8) - 1 point
Other answers: 8, 50
Who wins American Idol next week? [11 votes total]
Taylor Hicks (9) 82%
Katharine McPhee (2) 18%
Today’s forecast grade: B+
Now: At 9am with a mix of sun and clouds, and some scattered showers north, temps are near 50.
Synopsis: We're in-between low pressure systems today, as a very slow-moving low pressure system moves away to develop yet more rain across the northeast, and a new system is building in the Plains. Besides a few morning showers across northern (and maybe central) Wisconsin this morning, it should be a decent day, but look for a better chance of rain tomorrow.
Today: Partly sunny, a few morning showers mostly north. High of 63 central, near 60 north, mid- 60s south. Chance of rain north 25%. Normal high for today is 68 north, 69 central, and 71 south.
Tonight: A mix of clouds and stars, lows low to mid- 40s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms developing. Nothing severe is expected. Highs mid- to upper 60s central, near 70 south.
Sunday: Sunshine with a 40% chance of clouds. Sorry, I'm just used to writing the word "chance" in each day's forecast. Cooler, highs near 60.
Monday: Partly cloudy, highs 62-67.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, increasing clouds late, warmer highs 67-72.
Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, warmer highs 70-75. Chance of rain 30%.
Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, breezy, highs near 100 again. Partly cloudy and windy this weekend, "cooler" highs in the low to mid- 90s. Maybe some showers Sunday night.
Near record high temperature today...
Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Sunshine, breezy, highs low to mid- 80s today and mid- to upper 80s this weekend.
Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly cloudy through the weekend, highs upper 80s to near 90.
Today in Evansville, Indiana: Mostly cloudy, scattered thundershowers, highs mid- 70s. Dry Saturday, maybe a storm on Sunday, highs staying in the mid- 70s.
Widely scattered light showers will continue to affect southwest Indiana...southeast Illinois and the pennyrile area of western Kentucky through 900 am.
Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
Yesterday’s Climate Data: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
My Forecast for Yesterday……..… 60 central, upper 50s north, lower 60s south
High Yesterday (Appleton)……….. 59
High Yesterday (Madison).............. 62 (trace)
High Yesterday (Waukesha)........... 59 (trace)
High Yesterday (Rhinelander)......... 56 (0.02")
High Yesterday (O’Hare, IL)…...... 63 (0.03")
High Yesterday (Evansville, IN)…... 73
High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)………... 101
High Yesterday (Hilton Head Island, SC)… 82
High Yesterday (League City, TX)……….. 89
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