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Wisconsin Weather Update for April 5, 2010.

By: HaleStorm , 1:15 PM GMT on April 05, 2010

Good Monday morning!

April Fools Recap
In case you missed it, I had a little fun with my April 1st weather blog. I didn't go completely overboard with the funny like I've done in previous years - in fact, everything that's in a normal weather update was in last Thursday's update. The only difference is that after I was done, I added a few additional things. Like what, you asked?
--I removed the word "Weather" from "Yesterday's Weather Recap", so in addition to the weather, I discussed my morning coffee, what I had for lunch, my bowling scores that evening, etc.
--The last sentence of the Forecast Synopsis talked about "a rare high-low pressure system" that would bring snow next Thursday.
--Today's Forecast Grade was a word (Wow!) instead of a letter.
--Under the Raw Model Data, "Chance of precip" was from 0-100%. I normally would have stripped that part off since rain was not in the forecast that day.
--I added a next Thursday forecast which included a freak snowstorm that would start at exactly 3:15pm and end at 11:45pm. It's an April Fools Weather Update tradition to forecast a fake blizzard you know. :) Usually my forecast only goes through the following Wednesday.
--A Winnipeg forecast was listed under Other City Forecasts, with the conditions being "Who knows?" and the temperatures "Who cares?"
--Fake news story about local weather blogger's forecast accuracy was added.
http://www.wunderground.com/blog/HaleStorm/comment.html?entrynum=863

Yesterday’s Weather Recap
Yesterday was for the most part a pretty nice, warm day. It was mostly cloudy and breezy, plus we had a few isolated thundershowers rumble through, but mild temperatures remained with highs in the upper 60s to near 70.
http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php

Forecast Synopsis
An area of low pressure in the central Plains is going to strengthen while slowly moving to the northeast over the next few days. This means that any sunshine will be going away shortly, clouds will be on the increase, and showers and thunderstorms will be likely tonight through Wednesday, and even more likely the further south you live. In fact, according to the Storm Prediction Center, there is a slight risk of severe weather across southern Wisconsin both today and tomorrow. Hopefully we can all sleep through all these rumbles of thunder over the next two nights!
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/
http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc/ussatsfc.gif


Today’s Forecast Grade: B+

Wisconsin Forecast:
Today: Sunshine this morning with increasing clouds later today. Slightly cooler than yesterday with a high of 64 east-central, mid- to upper 60s in southern Wisconsin.

Raw Model Data: (combined numerical output range from three different NOAA weather models)
Appleton: Highs 62-64.
Madison: Highs 64-68.
Waukesha: Highs 64-67.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mos/getall.pl?sta=KATW&sta=KMSN&sta=KUES

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the mid- 40s. Chance of rain 80%.

Tomorrow: Cloudy and breezy with more showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s central, mid- 60s south. Chance of rain 90%.

Extended:
Wednesday: Cloudy, breezy and cooler with even more showers and thunderstorms. Highs 52-57. Chance of rain 60%.
Thursday: Decreasing clouds and winds but no snowstorm of any sort or kind expected. What kind of idiot Meteorologist would forecast that, anyway? Highs 49-54.
Friday: Partly cloudy, highs 51-56.

This Weekend:
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers possible. Highs 58-65. Chance of rain 30%.
Sunday: Partly sunny. Highs 57-64.


Other City Forecasts:
(Today and Tomorrow)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Conditions: Showers and isolated thunderstorms starting this afternoon and continuing through Wednesday morning.
High Temperatures: Lower 60s today, mid- 50s tomorrow.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MN/Minneapolis.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USMN0503

Anna, Illinois:
Conditions: Becoming partly sunny today, more sunshine expected tomorrow but breezy.
High Temperatures: Upper 70s to near 80.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/IL/Anna.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USIL0033

League City and Pearland, Texas:
Conditions: Partly sunny and breezy.
High Temperatures: Mid- to upper 70s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/League_City.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX0745
http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Pearland.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USTX1029

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:
Conditions: Sunshine, a little breezy.
High Temperatures: Near 80.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/SC/Hilton_Head_Island.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USSC0155

Charlotte, North Carolina:
Conditions: Mostly sunny.
High Temperatures: Upper 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NC/Charlotte.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNC0121

Las Vegas, Nevada:
High Wind Warning now in effect through 1 PM PDT this afternoon western Las Vegas Valley above 3000 feet...
Wind Advisory in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening...
Conditions: Scattered showers but really windy. Really. I mean it. Sunshine and less windy tomorrow.
High Temperatures: Upper 60s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/NV/Henderson.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USNV0040

Davenport, Florida:
Conditions: Sunshine!
High Temperatures: Mid- 80s.
http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Davenport.html
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USFL0104


The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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2. HaleStorm
12:40 PM GMT on April 08, 2010
Thanks!!!
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1. juslivn
7:08 PM GMT on April 05, 2010
Thanks Hale. Good stuff on the April fools blog :)
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