Guess what? More snowmelt discussion today. Ok, all I need to do is remind everyone (if you were not checking the blog over the weekend), that the snow finally melted on May 29th (Saturday). It looks like we have 63 winners (preliminary count) who will be eligible to win the 5 big R-store gift cards. We will hold a drawing for 5th, 4th, and 3rd place on Tuesday (June 1st, and a drawing for #2 and #1 on Wednesday (June 2nd). Remember, everyone who does not win a gift card will get a car wash coupon from the R-stores of northcentral Wisconsin – now serving 22 locations. The other point in regards to the snowmelt contest is that once again, my blog posts might be a bit shorter this week because I will be typing up all the winner’s names for the drawing and for mailing out the coupons.
The best thing in the weather is that we had some nice rain last night. Here in Wausau the airport reported only 0.19 inches (preliminary) but just east of town and into parts of Shawano county radar estimated that over and inch fell. One viewer called in from Bevent and reported 0.80 inches of rain. Marianne in Scandinavia reported 0.50 inches. The eastern part of the area missed out on the rain last week so it was wonderful to see it fall in those areas last night. Even better is the fact that more rain is possible during the work week. Right now, I am calling for a 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms late Tuesday into early Wednesday morning and then a 30% chance of rain or storms Friday and Saturday. The weather pattern looks active enough that everyone should eventually end up with some rain this week.
Have a good Memorial Day! Meteorologist Justin Loew.
This post was written by jloew on May 31, 2010