Wisconsin Weather Update for January 19, 2009.

By: HaleStorm , 12:57 PM GMT on January 19, 2009

Good Monday morning!

Weather Synopsis
These weather synopsis boxes have been rather large lately, but thanks to a calmer weather pattern, I'm going to make this one shorter today. In-between high pressure to our west and low pressure to our east, we'll have a little northwesterly wind but besides a few isolated snow showers or flurries later today and tonight, you can expect a seasonable day outside. We're emerging from the coldest days of the year average-wise so high temperatures are soon going to be on their way up, and while there is really no direct correlation between the two, we may see high temperatures in the lower 30s later this week!

Today’s Forecast Grade: B-

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Sunshine this morning with clouds moving in later today. Scattered light snow showers or flurries developing late, but I'm only expecting a dusting at most. High of 18. Chance of measurable snow this evening 25%.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different weather models)
Appleton: Highs 20-22. Chance of precip 30%.
Madison: Highs 18-19. Chance of precip 30%.
Waukesha: Highs 20-21. Chance of precip 20%.

Tonight: Scattered light snow showers or flurries in the evening, then just mostly cloudy overnight. Lows near 5 above zero.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny, maybe some flurries again late, highs near 20.

Wednesday: Partly sunny and warmer, highs 25-30.
Thursday: Partly sunny and even warmer, highs 30-35.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and "warm," maybe some flurries late, highs 30-35.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and colder, maybe more flurries, highs 18-23.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and colder yet, highs 13-18.

Other City Forecasts:

Today and Tomorrow in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota: Scattered snow showers and near 20 today, partly cloudy and mid- to upper 20s tomorrow.

Today and Tomorrow in Anna, Illinois: Flurries this morning, light snow showers tonight, mostly cloudy tomorrow, highs lower 30s.
Snow flurries and widely scattered snow showers will continue to move southeast around 25 mph across parts of southeast Missouri...southern Illinois...western Kentucky and southwest Indiana. Most of the snow will remain south of a line from Zalma Missouri and Marion Illinois...Onward Boonville Indiana. Any measurable snow accumulations will remain along and east of the Land Between The Lakes in western Kentucky...with amounts remaining less than a tenth of an inch through 730 am CST.

Today and Tomorrow in League City and Pearland, Texas: Sunshine, breezy, highs lower 70s today and lower 60s tomorrow.

Today and Tomorrow in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Morning fog, otherwise mostly cloudy. Rain showers tonight, rain mixed with some snow tomorrow! Highs upper 50s today, breezy with only lower 40s tomorrow.
Dense fog advisory in effect until 9 am EST this morning...

Today and Tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs mid- to upper 60s.

Today and Tomorrow in Davenport, Florida: Isolated showers overnight, otherwise partly sunny and breezy. Highs lower 70s today, dropping to the upper 50s tomorrow.

Weather in the News:

... Record snowiest calendar year set at Madison Wisconsin for 2008...
A record snowfall of 111.1 inches was set at Madison Wisconsin in
calendar year 2008. This broke the previous record of 82.6
inches... set in 1994.

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About HaleStorm

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences degree from UW-Madison: 1998. Former broadcast Meteorologist for NewsRadio 1310 WIBA in Madison. NWS Storm Spotter.

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