Wisconsin Weather Update for August 1, 2005.

By: HaleStorm , 1:04 PM GMT on August 01, 2005

Happy Monday,
This is Lisa with our weekend and baby update and I hope you all had a great weekend. Our weekend was fun and busy, like usual. Saturday, we got together for dinner and a board game with our friends Clair and Becky. We also brought Bryce along with us since Becky hadn't met him yet. We played the game RISK until after midnight, and Clair won. I was doing pretty well though considering it was my first time playing. I have to admit though, that I wouldn't have done as well without the tips I received from my opponents. They were trying to help me learn the game. Next time though, I'm sure I'll be fine on my own. Sunday morning the three of us went to church, then we all went to Berlin for a Beck family reunion. My grandma isn't doing so well healthwise, and she hadn't met Bryce yet, so we all got together for a cookout at my aunt Barb's house. It was a lot of fun. Steve had fun playing Texas Hold Em' with my family too. He was beaten by my brother Adam, but he enjoyed the competition.

Well, that wraps up our weekend and I have just a small Bryce update. He was 4 weeks old yesterday, and he'll be 1 month old on August 3rd. We have just recently started to notice what we think are his first "real" smiles. In the past, we saw his facial expressions that we thought looked like smiles, but he most likely just had some gas. The smiles we have been seeing recently look different than the expressions we were seeing before. They are wider, and his mouth is more of a full arc, and they last a little longer. Steve tried to take a few pictures but by the time he'd get the camera ready, they were gone. Also, Bryce and I have been playing a little game of "Monkey See, Monkey Do." I will stick out my tongue, and Bryce will then stick out his tongue out too. It doesn't work every time, but he was pretty consistent. Maybe I shouldn't be encouraging my baby to stick out his tongue, but it's one of the few things he can do at this stage and it's so cute when he does it. Also, on Friday I read Bryce his first book "God Gave Us You." For the most part he was very alert when I was reading, and he almost seemed to be paying attention. There were a few times when he got content enough that he started falling asleep, but he was alert for most of the book. Well, that's all I have for baby updates. Have a great week.


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Today’s forecast grade: B+


Weather Statement: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Patchy fog across south central and southeast Wisconsin will thin and dissipate between now and 9 am. Until then...patchy fog will reduce the visibility to between 2 and 4 miles in many areas. In the Wisconsin River Valley...the fog may reduce the visibility to as low as one quarter mile from Lone Rock to the Wisconsin Dells. Be wary of rapidly changing visibilities early this morning.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX&StateCode=WI&SafeCityName=Madison


Forecast:
Now: At 8am with a sun and cloud mix and a few areas of fog south, temps are around 70-75.

Synopsis: Can you believe it's August already? We sure have made up for the last two summers' lack of heat with a bundle of 90+ degree days, and we're going to add a few more to the ongoing list this week thanks to an upper-air jet stream ridge over the nation's midsection.

Today: Partly sunny, hot and humid with isolated thunderstorms developing north. Central and southern Wisconsin should remain dry today. High of 88 central, near 90 south, dew points 65-70 (somewhat humid).

Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows upper 60s to near 70.

Tomorrow: Becoming mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing late in the day. Highs near 90 central, lower 90s south. Rain chance 30%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Morning showers, then another chance of thunderstorms late, highs upper 80s. Rain chance 30%.
Thursday: Another chance of morning showers, then decreasing clouds and cooler, highs near 80. Rain chance 30%.
Friday: Partly cloudy, highs near 80.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, highs lower 80s.
Sunday: A chance of thunderstorms south, highs lower 80s. Rain chance 25%.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Scattered thunderstorms, highs upper 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Most of you guys are up in Wisconsin this week, but not all, so for those that stayed behind, you'll get to enjoy showers and thunderstorms, highs mid- 80s.
A batch of showers with an occasional rumble of thunder will continue moving northeast over the area. These showers will produce very heavy rainfall with a few places receiving up to an inch per hour. Areas affected include Jasper...Chesterfield...beufort...Walling Grove...Chisolm and Bennetts Point. Motorists should take caution and be alert for ponding on roadways.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, hot and humid, highs mid- 90s, Ozone Action Day.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html

Today in Georgetown, Kentucky: Sunshine, hot, highs lower 90s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/KY/Georgetown.html

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


Yesterday’s Climate Data: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
High Yesterday (Appleton)………... 86
High Yesterday (Madison)............. 85
High Yesterday (Waukesha).......... 86 (trace)
High Yesterday (O’Hare, IL)…....... 89

High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)………... 99
High Yesterday (Beaufort, SC)…………... 90 (0.57")
High Yesterday (League City, TX)……….. 93
High Yesterday (Lexington, KY)…………. 92


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http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/space/07/30/new.planet/index.html


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