Wisconsin Weather Update for October 5, 2006.

By: HaleStorm , 12:40 PM GMT on October 05, 2006

Good Thursday morning!

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On a completely unrelated note, I'm a little annoyed with McDonald's Monopoly game. So I went on Tuesday, got my game board and six game pieces, then went again yesterday, and all of my game pieces were already duplicates! What's up with that? Are they all the same pieces for a week, then switched to different pieces as the game winds down? As for going to Fatty McFat's twice in two days, I feel somewhat justified because I'm in a YMCA Racquetball League and a competitive bowling league (got a 212 last night), so I'm getting my exercise in.


Today’s forecast grade: B+


Important Weather Statement: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Southern Wisconsin:
Frost advisory in effect from 2 am to 8 am CDT Friday...
Temperatures will drop into the mid 30s later tonight across much
of southern Wisconsin. This will lead to widespread frost
developing. Counties bordering Lake Michigan will likely see just
patchy frost inland.
A frost advisory is issued when frost is expected to develop
during the growing season. Those with agricultural interests are
urged to protect or harvest tender vegetation. Potted plants
normally left outdoors should be covered or brought inside away
from the cold.
http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=MKX&StateCode=WI&SafeCityName=Madison


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with sunshine mixed with a few clouds, temps are near 40.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: The fronts are long gone, and a huge area of high pressure sits off to our west, centered near Minneapolis. Not much is going on west of the high pressure area either, so you can expect lots of sunshine and seasonable temperatures over the next few days.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Mostly sunny, high of 61 central, lower 60s south, and near 60 north.

Tonight: Clear, lows mid- to upper 30s central and south, lower 30s north.

Tomorrow: Sunny, highs low to mid- 60s.

Extended:
Saturday: Sunny, windy and warmer, highs 67-72.
Sunday: Increasing clouds, maybe a shower north, highs 62-67. Chance of rain only 20%.
Next Week’s Outlook: Our next chance of any significant rain looks to be late on Tuesday through Thursday. Unfortunately, warm temperatures do not look to be in our future with highs only in the 50s and maybe even in the upper 40s by the end of the week!


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Partly cloudy, maybe a sprinkle, highs upper 80s.
... Record high minimum temperature set in Las Vegas...

The low temperature Wednesday October 4 at McCarran International
Airport in Las Vegas was 72 degrees. This was the warmest low
temperature ever recorded for the date. The old record was 69
degrees set in 1979.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Sunshine, highs lower 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Morning fog, otherwise partly cloudy and very warm, highs lower 90s. Ozone Action Day.
Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am CDT this morning...
Areas of dense fog will persist through the early morning
hours... for locations generally along and south of Interstate ten.
Elsewhere dense fog may be more patchy in nature.

Visibilities of 1 to 2 miles will common in areas of fog and at
times visibilities of 1/4 mile or less will be possible. The fog
should begin to lift after 8 am in some areas and where the fog
is thicker it may not improve until after 9 am.

Motorists should drive with extreme caution and allow additional
travel time. Use low beams... reduce driving speed... and allow for
plenty of room between you and other cars. You can overtake
another vehicle quickly in poor visibilities... so slow down and
drive defensively.
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: Clouds, highs mid- 60s.
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……..… 61 central, lower 60s south, upper 50s north
High Yesterday (Appleton)……….. 61 (0.25")
High Yesterday (Madison).............. 62 (0.64")
High Yesterday (Waukesha)........... 57 (0.40")
High Yesterday (Rhinelander)......... 58 (0.12")
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/climate.html
High Yesterday (O’Hare, IL)…...... 76 (0.01")
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/il/climate.html

High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)………... 89
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nv/climate.html
High Yesterday (Hilton Head Island, SC)… 81
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/sc/climate.html
High Yesterday (League City, TX)……….. 87
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/tx/climate.html
High Yesterday (Evansville, IN)………….. 87
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/in/climate.html


In Case You Missed It:

Scientists make teleport breakthrough
Scientists teleport two different objects
LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Beaming people in "Star Trek" fashion is still in the realms of science fiction, but physicists in Denmark have teleported information from light to matter bringing quantum communication and computing closer to reality.
Until now scientists have teleported similar objects such as light or single atoms over short distances from one spot to another in a split second.
But Professor Eugene Polzik and his team at the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University in Denmark have made a breakthrough by using both light and matter.
"It is one step further because for the first time it involves teleportation between light and matter, two different objects. One is the carrier of information and the other one is the storage medium," Polzik explained in an interview on Wednesday.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/10/04/teleportation.reut/index.html

Do you think there were a few snickers in the office as they came up with this headline?
Hubble Discovers Dark Spot on Uranus
Just as we near the end of the hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean, winds whirl and clouds churn 2 billion miles away in the atmosphere of Uranus, forming a dark vortex large enough to engulf two-thirds of the United States. Astronomers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to take the first definitive images of a dark spot on Uranus. The elongated feature measures 1,100 miles by 1,900 miles (1,700 kilometers by 3,000 kilometers). This three-wavelength composite image was taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys on August 23, 2006. The research team found the dark spot again on August 24. The inset image shows a magnified view of the spot with enhanced contrast. Uranus's north pole is near the 3 o'clock position in this image. The bright band in the southern hemisphere is at 45 degrees south.
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/2006/47/
http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/10/04/1215247&from=rss

U.S. population nears 300 million milestone
American fears of overpopulation renewed amid declines in Asia, Europe
WASHINGTON - As the U.S. population speeds toward 300 million, the growth is producing headaches for Americans fed up with traffic congestion, sprawl and dwindling natural resources.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13724783/
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/10/04/125237&from=rss


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