Wisconsin Weather Update for July 7, 2006.

By: HaleStorm , 12:43 PM GMT on July 07, 2006

TGIF!

Feud Results
Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm not sure why you'd hate to spot your neighbor on reality/game shows such as Deal or No Deal, American Idol or Survivor. I think it'd be fun to root for someone you know personally!

Players: 26
Topic #1: Name a TV show you'd hate to spot your neighbor on
America's Most Wanted (12) - 2 points
Jerry Springer (3) - 1 point (tie)
Cops (3) - 1 point (tie)
Deal or No Deal (2)
Other Answers: I've Got A Secret, American Idol, Dr. Phil, Survivor, The Justice Files, America's Top Model (neighbor ain't so pretty)

Topic #2: If you could live in any foreign country, what country would you choose
Australia (7) - 2 points
Italy (6) - 1 point
England (4)
Canada (2)
France (2)
New Zealand (2)
Other Answers: Greece, Amsterdam, Switzerland


Summer 2006 Regular Season Point Standings (30 people played this week)
The regular season will run through September 15 and the playoff week will be the week of September 18-22.
September 11-15 will be a double point week.
The top player at the end of the playoff week will win a lovely weather-related prize (if not a previous winner in the last year).
If you would like your city and state listed next to your name, send me a note with the information.
Point totals in parenthesis are cumulative for only this week.
Maroon text indicates that these players had the best week. Green text indicates a perfect week. Bolded text indicates players played this week. (available via email version only).
Please verify your point total for accuracy. Any scoring updates will be immediately posted on the Web site.
Perfect Score: 9

It may only be the first week, but look at how the top of the point standings have changed! The top five players this week have yet to make it into any season's playoffs, and the only two players to score perfect weeks are a newbie and my little sister. This league's got some parity! Next week's games resume their normal schedule on Tuesday and Thursday. Make it a great weekend everyone, and thanks for playing!

Jamie S., Evansville, IN: 9 (+9 - New Player!)
Kelley: 9 (+9)
Linda Ha.: 8 (+8)
Sally: 8 (+8)
Steve L.: 8 (+8)
Barb, Berlin, WI: 7 (+7)
Bethany: 7 (+7)
Brian, Madison WI: 7 (+7)
Karl, Appleton, WI: 7 (+7)
Lisa, Appleton, WI: 7 (+7)
Mary, Appleton, WI: 7 (+7)
Nia, Appleton, WI: 7 (+7)
Tammy, Madison, WI: 7 (+7)
Will/Ruth, Appleton, WI: 7 (+7)
--------Preliminary Playoff Cut Line--------
Adam S., Evansville, IN: 6 (+6)
Dan, Henderson, NV: 6 (+6)
Mom: 6 (+6)
Clair, Rhinelander, WI: 5 (+5)
John E., Madison, WI: 5 (+5)
Katie/Bart, Mukwonago, WI: 5 (+5)
Max M., Cut 'n Shoot, TX: 5 (+5)
Sue, De Pere, WI: 5 (+5)
Becky T. and Parents: 4 (+4)
Greg, Madison, WI: 4 (+4)
Diane Sm.: 3 (+3)
Sharon, Kaukauna, WI: 3 (+3)
Chris Ke.: 2 (+2)
Sheila, Appleton, WI: 2 (+2)
John/Shelley, Oshkosh, WI: 1 (+1)
Chad, Cleveland, OH: 0 (+0)


Today’s forecast grade: A


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with a mostly sunny and somewhat hazy sky, Wisconsin temps are scattered between 55-65.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: A large area of high pressure over the Ohio Valley promises one more full day of sunshine with warmer temperatures. A strengthening low pressure system in the Dakotas may give us a chance for some rain Saturday night, but otherwise, a nice, warm weekend can also be expected!
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Mostly sunny and warm. High of 83 central, low to mid- 80s north and mid- 80s south.

Tonight: Mostly clear, lows upper 50s to near 60.

Saturday: Morning sunshine with increasing clouds later in the day. A chance of thundershowers late. Highs low to mid- 80s. Chance of rain Saturday evening 40%. There is a slight risk of severe weather tomorrow evening up north.

Sunday: Becoming partly cloudy, highs low to mid- 80s.

Next Week:
Monday: Partly cloudy, highs 75-80.
Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 77-82. Chance of rain 30%.
Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms, highs 80-85. Chance of rain 40%.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Isolated afternoon storms through the weekend, highs near 102-104.
07/06/2006 0300 PM
Hoover dam, Clark County.
Flash flood, reported by Park/Forest srvc.
*** 3 inj *** roads were covered with flood debris in
several locations... but were mostly clear by 1620 PDT.
Also... 2 injury accidents... one of which was a vehicle
Rollover. One boat was taking on water but did not sink.
Lightning stuck a Palm tree in a trailer park a caused a
small fire.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Morning showers, then decreasing clouds, breezy and cooler, highs lower 80s. Sunshine this weekend, highs low to mid- 80s.
Showers will affect a small part of the South Carolina low country this morning. Rainfall amounts through 9 am will be mainly less than 1/4 inch...with most of the rain occurring near and east of Route 17.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered showers and thunderstorms through the weekend, highs upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USTX1029

Today in Evansville, Indiana: Mostly sunny through Sunday, highs lower 80s today and upper 80s this weekend.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IN/Evansville/KEVV.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USIN0190

Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/CT/Vernon.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCT0236


Yesterday’s Climate Data: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
My Forecast for Yesterday……..… 81
High Yesterday (Appleton)……….. 81
High Yesterday (Madison).............. 83
High Yesterday (Waukesha)........... 77
High Yesterday (Rhinelander)......... 83
High Yesterday (O’Hare, IL)…...... 78
High Yesterday (Evansville, IN)…... 81

High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)………... 98 (trace)
High Yesterday (Hilton Head Island, SC)… 90 (Precip N/A)
High Yesterday (League City, TX)……….. 86 (0.45")


Breaking News:

Report: Holland Tunnel bomb plot uncovered
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A plot to bomb New York's Holland Tunnel in an effort to flood the Wall Street financial district has been uncovered by the FBI, with a suspect arrested in Lebanon, New York's Daily News reported on Friday.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/07/07/tunnel.plot.reut/index.html


Weather in the News:

Climate change 'real and severe'
An expert panel convened by BBC News has concluded that climate change is "real and dangerous".
Temperatures are likely to rise by 3C to 5C by the end of the century, with impacts likely to be "severe" but not "catastrophic", the panel said.
It also concluded that politicians are unlikely to cut emissions sufficiently to prevent dangerous global heating.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/2/hi/science/nature/5150816.stm


In Case You Missed It:

Hole in one in 67 million
Golf novice beats the odds to shoot 2 aces in 35 minutes
Sanjay Kuttemperoor of Brookfield has played about 25 rounds of golf in his life and has never broken 100. He's never even known the satisfaction of marking a birdie on his score card.
"My best score is either a 105 or a 106," he said. "I'm obviously not that good."
On June 24, Kuttemperoor made two holes-in-one in a five-hole span at Treetops Resort in Treetops Village, Mich. He used his Callaway 8-iron on both shots.
Lloyds of London set the odds for such a feat at 67 million to 1. Based on those odds, a golfer would have to play a round of golf 365 days a year for 183,561 years to accomplish it.
http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=456243

Thanks Chad for the link!
"Google" declared a verb
Having the public use your company name as a verb is, in one way, a marketer's Shangri-la. Many companies would kill for the name recognition and popularity of "xerox," "google," and "hoover." For the companies themselves, though, being "verbed" has its dark side. A company that does not defend its trademark risks losing it when it becomes a common figure of speech, which explains why Google is not happy about its recent inclusion in a new Merriam-Webster dictionary.
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060706-7198.html
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/05/
mouse_potato_needing_bling_check_merriam_websters_new_entries/
http://www.cnn.com/2006/EDUCATION/07/06/dictionary.new.words.ap/index.html

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