Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.
By: HaleStorm , 1:33 PM GMT on March 06, 2007
Good Tuesday morning!
Double Chain Reaction
There will be no update tomorrow, but since you guys will be getting two days to come up with your responses, I'm going to do Chain Reaction a little differently than other games during double-point week. Instead of twice the value, how about twice the questions? It's twice the work, but twice the fun...right? :)
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Talks on the phone (21)
Plays games (17)
Watches TV (16)
Feeds kids (13)
Puts kids to bed (10)
Eats snacks (6)
Tells stories (5)
Reads (4) - Two Bonus Points Awarded to Clair, Raessa, Steve L., and Chris K.
Helps kids with homework
Changes diapers (15)
Watches kids/Takes care of children (2)
Has girlfriend/boyfriend over (2)
Make out with her boyfriend on your couch (2)
Let kids stay up late
Go for a walk
Cleans up after the children
Today’s forecast grade: C
NowCast: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Look for a band of light lake-effect snow showers or flurries to move across Kenosha and Racine counties between 715 am and 9 am. The leading edge of the snow showers will move northwest from a Wind Point to Twin Lakes line...reaching Franksville...Union Grove and New Munster around 8 am...and South Milwaukee...Eagle Lake to bohners lake around 9 am. While accumulations will total a few tenths or less...visibilities may drop to below 2 miles in the heavier snow showers. Expect cloudy skies over the remainder of south central and southeast Wisconsin for the morning hours...with temperatures slowly warming into the teens.
Now: At 7am with clouds, scattered light snow showers, and cold temperatures, it's near zero north and 5-10 above zero central and south.
Synopsis: High pressure, currently centered in northern Wisconsin, will move east out of the state today, and moisture from a strong storm in the upper west coast will separate itself from the main system and move through the upper Midwest. This will give us the chance for light snow today and tonight, with maybe a couple inches of new snowfall by the time you wake up tomorrow morning.
Today: Cloudy and cold with light snow developing. High of 20 central and south, mid- teens north. Chance of snow 60%.
Tonight: Cloudy with light snow. 2-3" of total accumulation is expected north and central with maybe 1" south. Lows 10-15 above zero. Chance of snow 50%.
Tomorrow: Partly sunny, warmer, highs mid- to upper 20s.
Thursday: Partly sunny, becoming breezy, maybe some flurries late. Highs 29-34.
Friday: Breezy, a little warmer, light rain or snow possible. Highs 35-40. Chance of precip 30%.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, warmer, highs 39-44.
Sunday: Increasing clouds with a chance of light rain or snow late. Highs 40-45. Chance of precip 25%.
Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Partly cloudy, highs mid- 70s.
Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Sunshine, highs upper 50s.
Frost advisory in effect until 9 am EST this morning...
The combination of clear skies and light winds will allow inland
temperatures to drop into the mid 30s across southeast South
Carolina early this morning. This will result in at least scattered
A frost advisory means that scattered to widespread frost is
possible. Those with agricultural interests should act now to
protect Young plants and early blooming flowers from frost
early this morning.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio all hazards... TV... or your local
news source for the latest weather information from the National
Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Partly cloudy, highs upper 60s.
Today in Evansville, Indiana: Sunshine, highs lower 40s.
... Tornado drills to be conducted this morning for Kentucky and Illinois...
Statewide tornado drills will be conducted in Kentucky and Illinois
this morning. In Kentucky the test will occur at 907 am CST... and
in Illinois it will occur at 10 am. NOAA Weather Radio listeners
can expect this drill to activate their weather radio receivers
just as it would for an actual Tornado Warning... however the
message will clearly state that it is only a drill. This will be
an excellent opportunity to insure that your receiver is
functioning correctly... and to practice your severe weather safety
Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
Yesterday’s Climate Data Links: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
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