In the weather world we have a few system that will be passing through over the next week but nothing major to talk about. Tonight a clipper that will drop from the Dakotas to the four corner area will bring some snowfall to Wisconsin. The past few model runs want to take it a little farther North but I still believe accumulations from a Trace to 2″ will be most likely across the area. Most of us should be on the lower end with forecast ed path right now. The snow should begin to move in after 7pm and should be out by early Saturday morning. Following the storm High pressure will move in helping to decrease the cloud cover and bring back sunshine for Sunday and Monday.
Another storm follows the path we have seen recently of the track from the Plains to the Great Lakes. It should pushing here late Tuesday and continue through Wednesday. Ahead of this system warm moist air moves in which means bad news in the sense that we will see the possibility of a mixed precip with temperatures around freezing or a few degrees above. A cold front moves through on Thursday which will keep snow chances in the forecast and cooler air by Friday.
A few other this to note. Take a look at this picture, it was taken in Iron River, Wi. I think it is an awesome picture with the time lapse of the stars.
I also want to share a few pics from some viewers in our area.
And in Energy news…
Oregon State University is creating power by working out. Student at OSU will produce approx 3500 kilowatt hours of electricity in a year. The new technology developed by a Florida firm has changed 22 elliptical machines in its Rec center and is collecting the energy produced by the students while they use the machines!
I found this slide showabout the ten biggest natural disasters. Sometimes we forget about weather related events that happened 100 to even 200 years ago that caused more destruction then nowadays. Of course events are more costly now which makes events seem worse. Take a look at the slide show, I think you will be surprised by some. In fact one of them occurred not far from where we live.
A little history news…
in 1898 the Eastern half of Wisconsin was hit by the biggest snowstorm ever on record. Racine received 30 inches of snow, and Milwaukee had snow drifts over 15 feet high!
Have a fantastic Friday! Meteorologist Kristen Connolly
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This post was written by kconnolly on February 20, 2009