Wisconsin Weather Update for June 12, 2006.

By: HaleStorm , 12:53 PM GMT on June 12, 2006

Good morning and happy Monday,
This is Lisa with our weekend and baby update, and I hope you all had a great weekend.

Family Update:
The biggest highlight of our weekend was walking in the Bellin Run on Saturday morning. It's a 10K/6.2 mile run or walk. We weren't in shape enough to run it, so we walked it along with our friends Lisa and Amy. We were sore afterwards, and I'm still feeling sore and achy today, but it was well worth it. We really felt good about doing it, and we were happy with our times. We were even able to decrease our finish time this year. My time in 2004 was 1:46:14 and my time in 2006 was 1:43:03. Steve's time in 2004 was also 1:46:14 and his time in 2006 was 1:42:11.
Sunday, Lisa S. and I worked on Bryce's scrapbook. It was my first time scrapbooking since November, 2004, as I've been feeling a lack of motivation and Bryce has been keeping us very busy. It felt good to be scrapbooking again though. I had forgotten how much fun it was, and now I'm feeling motivated and looking forward to working more on his scrapbook.

Bryce Update:
The biggest news with Bryce is that he's been starting to walk. For a couple weeks now, he's been able to take up to about five steps without the aid of furniture or support, but now he's been able to take 5-10 steps regularly, and once even made it up to 14 steps in a row before falling down. We also got him a Playskool 1st Starts - Step Start Walk n ' Ride toy, which he has been using to help him walk. He really has fun with it and he loves it. He can also sit on it, but he hasn't yet quite figured out how to make it move so he can ride on it. Well, I guess that wraps up this part of the update and I hope you all have a great week.

Bryce Photos of the Week
Eight more pictures of Bryce were added, including images of him climbing our wall gate, playing with his new Walk n' Ride toy, taking a few steps, and taking the phrase "eat my shorts" way too literally.

Today’s forecast grade: A-

NowCast: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Look for patchy fog early this morning...especially over portions of south central Wisconsin. The fog may reduce visibilities to below 1/2 mile in the Wisconsin River Valley. Any fog will dissipate by 9 am.

Now: At 7am with sunshine, temps are in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

Synopsis: Another nice day of weather is expected across Wisconsin today courtesy of a large area of high pressure just to our north, centered in southern Ontario. However, a very weak area of low pressure may move in tomorrow, generating a passing thundershower. Mild summer weather may return by this weekend, though!

Today: Morning sunshine with a few afternoon clouds. Very nice, high of 71 north and central, lower 70s south.

Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy, lows low to mid- 50s.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or an isolated thunderstorm. Nothing severe is anticipated. Highs lower 70s central, mid- 70 south. Chance of rain 40%.

Wednesday: Maybe a morning shower, otherwise becoming partly cloudy. Highs 72-77.
Thursday: Morning sunshine, increasing clouds late, highs 74-79.
Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, breezy and warmer, highs 78-83. Chance of rain 30%.
Saturday: Breezy and warmer with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms, highs 81-86. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs 79-84. Chance of rain 45%.

Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, breezy, highs again near 100. And that's in the shade!

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing later today. Highs upper 80s.

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Sunshine, highs near 90. Ozone Action Day once again.

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Decreasing clouds, highs upper 70s.

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:

Yesterday’s Climate Data: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
High Yesterday (Appleton)……….. 66
High Yesterday (Madison).............. 68 (trace)
High Yesterday (Waukesha)........... 63
High Yesterday (Rhinelander)......... 69
High Yesterday (O’Hare, IL)…...... 64 (trace)

High Yesterday (Evansville, IN)…............ 79 (0.01")
High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)………... 100
High Yesterday (Hilton Head Island, SC)… 95
High Yesterday (League City, TX)……….. 89

Weather in the News:

Tropical storm picks up steam off Florida
Alberto not expected to reach hurricane strength
TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- The first named storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season slightly strengthened early Monday in the Gulf of Mexico, prompting forecasters to issue tropical storm warnings for Florida's west coast.

Tech in the News:

House passes telecommunications bill
'Net neutrality' dominates debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legislation to open cable TV markets to more competition, possibly saving consumers hundreds of dollars a year, passed the House Thursday.
The biggest telecommunications legislation in a decade, approved 321-101, would make it easier for telephone companies to enter the subscription television market. A national franchise process would replace the current system where potential providers must negotiate contracts municipality by municipality, sometimes taking months and years.

Coming soon: The Web toll
New laws may transform cyberspace and the way you surf it
What if the Internet were like cable television, with Web sites grouped like channels into either basic or premium offerings? What if a few big companies decided which sites loaded quickly and which ones slowly, or not at all, on your computer?
Welcome to the brave new Web, brought to you by Verizon, Bell South, AT&T and the other telecommunications giants (including PopSci and CNN.com's parent company, Time Warner) that are now lobbying Congress to block laws that would prevent a two-tiered Internet, with a fast lane for Web sites able to afford it and a slow lane for everyone else.

In Case You Missed It:

Torch My Ride: Arson for Hire
Debt-weary SUV owners unload their gas-guzzlers on insurance companies
SUV owners who are faced with rising gas prices have found a new way to get out from under their high car payments — arson.
This trend was spotted by a Southern California arson task force in the summer of 2005 when gas prices spiked. At one point, firefighters responding to a report of a vehicle fire arrived at the Los Angeles River Bed to find two SUVs burning at the same time.

Rhode Island says spay it or pay it
Fine of $75 a month could be levied on owners who don't fix cats
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) -- Gov. Don Carcieri signed a law Friday making Rhode Island the first state to require cat owners to spay or neuter their pets.
Cat owners must spay or neuter pets older than six months unless they pay $100 for a breeder's license. Violators can be fined $75 per month.

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