Wisconsin Weather Update for January 11, 2007.

By: HaleStorm , 1:52 PM GMT on January 11, 2007

Good Thursday morning!

Mad Gab
Mad Gab returns for yet another season! The first Gab is generally easier than the other two, and remember that this game also gives away free bonus points depending on the order in which your answers were received.

Tomorrow's update will have the first point standings of 2007, and I'm going to try to do it a little differently than before, using Microsoft Excel. We'll see if that actually saves me any time once I set up the new spreadsheet. I'm thinking the Sort option alone will save me at least five minutes, especially with more players playing this season.

Gab #1: Abe Rush Hank Home

Gab #2: Owe Love Fillet

Gab #3: Lit Told Hid High No

Bonus Points: 5, 15, 25, 35

Rules and How to Play
http://www.lutheransonline.com/weather/rules


Today’s forecast grade: B


Wisconsin Forecast:
Now: At 7am with clouds and windy conditions, temps are much warmer than they've been, near 30 north and in the mid- 30s central and south.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/wi/hourly.html
http://www.pollen.com/state.asp?id=wi

Synopsis: The Alberta Clipper storm I mentioned yesterday is currently moving through Minnesota on its way into the Great Lakes. Ahead of the low, strong southerly winds will really boost our high temperatures, but look for a light rain/snow mix late in the day and colder air once again behind the system. There is still a bit of model inconsistency with Sunday/Monday's next big thing, particularly with how far north the storm travels, how long it sticks around Monday morning, and just how much moisture it'll be bringing with it. Regardless, it looks like a lot of people somewhere in the Midwest will be shoveling their driveways Monday morning. Look for more clarity tomorrow.
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif

Today: Cloudy, windy and mild, maybe some drizzle or flurries later today. High of 40 central, upper 30s north, and lower 40s south.

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with light rain or snow possible this evening. I don't think we'll get much more than a dusting from this one, but keep your shovels handy. Lows upper 20s. Chance of precip this evening 40%.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, breezy and colder. Highs not too far from tonight's lows, in the lower 30s central, mid- 30s south.

Extended:
Saturday: Partly sunny. The calm before the storm. Highs 25-30.
Sunday: Cloudy and windy with snow developing across the southern half of the state during the day. More snow likely across the entire state Sunday night with heaviest totals southeast. I would not be surprised to see 6+ inches from this thing by Monday morning, especially south and east. Highs 23-28. Chance of snow 50% during the day, 70% Sunday night.
Next Week’s Outlook: Snow diminishing to flurries Monday, then maybe some light snow on Thursday. Highs only in the upper teens, maybe warming into the 20s by midweek.


Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Partly sunny, highs mid- 50s. But check out tomorrow - yes, this is for you. Didn't you move to Vegas to get away from the snow?
Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through late Friday night...
Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will be possible on the desert
floor Friday afternoon through Friday night. Locally higher amounts
may be seen in the western foothills of the Las Vegas Valley and
other higher terrain across the watch area... especially the
northwest plateau of Arizona.

A Winter Storm Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for
hazardous winter weather to develop... but the occurrence is still
uncertain.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNV0040

Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Partly cloudy, highs mid- 50s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USSC0155

Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly sunny, breezy, highs lower 70s.
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: Partly cloudy and breezy today, rain tonight. Make final preparations for your ark. Highs mid- 50s.
Flood Watch in effect from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon...
* a prolonged rainfall event is expected Friday through Sunday.
Some locally heavy rain is possible Friday through Saturday...
followed by a better chance of heavy rain on Saturday night and
Sunday. A cold front will move slowly southeast across the lower
Ohio Valley on Friday night and Saturday... then return north as
a warm front Saturday night and Sunday. A strong flow of
moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will interact with the front.
Preliminary indications are that storm total amounts from 2 to 4
inches will be widespread... with the potential for locally
higher amounts.

* River levels are high... and minor flooding is already occurring
on the Wabash and green rivers. The expected rainfall will
aggravate flooding of these rivers... and possibly send other
rivers over flood stage. The ground is already quite wet in
advance of this heavy rainfall... which means only one to two
inches of rain could cause flooding of low lying areas and poor
drainage areas.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.
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 Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Wisconsin
http://www.weather.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=wi&prodtype=climate
Illinois
http://www.weather.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=il&prodtype=climate
Indiana
http://www.weather.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=in&prodtype=climate
Nevada
http://www.weather.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=nv&prodtype=climate
South Carolina
http://www.weather.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=sc&prodtype=climate
Texas
http://www.weather.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=tx&prodtype=climate

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