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Sweet sunset tonight
Rain expected tonight into Sun AM.
High based shelf cloud this AM
Tomorrow night per the SPC - "As upper forcing increases with the approach of the shortwave trough in tandem with low level frontal forcing, thunderstorms are expected to develop by late afternoon from north-central MN into eastern SD. Low level flow below 700 mb will remain rather weak, and while an isolated supercell is possible, convection will likely develop into clusters or line segments along the cold front. Locally strong gusts and hail will be the main concern with this activity as it shifts east/southeast into western WI/northern IA during the evening."
Beautiful Easter Sunday. Temps into the 70s. 👍
70F in the backyard today!
Early half of the week will bring rain showers. A larger storm system arrives later in the week
Temperatures will run well above average this weekend into next week. Perhaps a 70 high in there
Pretty windy yesterday. Many with gusts over 40MPH
The weather has been active but I'm still waiting for a significant system for which we've had a long drought. Will probably remain quiet till something catches my eye. 2021 will be the first storm chase season that I won't post frequent predictions or updates. I'm using SPC outlooks to cover that and this site will serve mostly an observational purpose. YouTube will be used when the opportunity arises. Altogether, I'm curious to see if this will make my chase adventures more enjoyable? Less stressing about whether storms are following the predictions or not. 
DEV UPDATE - Developing new post templates for dynamic display across the site. So far they look very similar to other social media sites because hey, it works. I'm doing my best to tailor it to our own unique uses. This project started with simply wanting a cleaner way to LIKE/COMMENT/SHARE but turning into a large clean up & standardization project making the code-behind easier to work with in the future. It doesn't need to be FB 2.0 but it should be functional enough to have effective interactions.
At HVO for a field course in January 2011. Can't wait to get back there one day.
THROWBACK - What the live map looked like in 2014.
Heavy Rain
HEAVY RAIN
FOND DU LAC, WI FOND DU LAC
0.66
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Heavy Rain
HEAVY RAIN
FOND DU LAC, WI FOND DU LAC
0.43
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10.12 small update added SPC Convective Outlooks to live map along with a couple other improvements. 
Heavy Rain
HEAVY RAIN
OSHKOSH, WI WINNEBAGO
1.14
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Band of heavy snow & sleet will moving northeast today and weakening with time. Snow amnts generally in the 1-3" across the southern half of WI (near 6" along the Mississippi River).
Snow
SNOW
MARKESAN, WI GREEN LAKE
2.6
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Snow
SNOW
FOND DU LAC, WI FOND DU LAC
2.4
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Snow
SNOW
OSHKOSH, WI WINNEBAGO
2.5
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Classic. Eluded to the possibility of heavier band on the vlog yesterday. Didn't map it out though I could have. Curious to see all the reports from today/tonight. I think the 1-3" looks good for most.
Heavy Snow
HEAVY SNOW
OSHKOSH, WI WINNEBAGO
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Snowy one arriving from the west. Dropped 9" in far western IA earlier. Not expecting that much in WI but there could be locally heavier amts in the la Crosse region.
SEASONAL SNOW ACCUM - Snowy winter for S WI, IL, and IA already at or above seasonal avg while N WI below avg. I remember many years of little snow in southern WI. Curious to see how this map looks in the end with more snow on the way.
Warmer next week
Winter weather advisory in far southeast WI for upcoming storm. Combo of low pressure system and lake enhancement could bring over 6" to Chicagoland. Snow possible across most of SE WI.
Southern Wisconsin with plenty of snow (depth) this winter. Next few days will see that snow cover grow across the Midwest/Ohio Valley. 
Live map yesterday. Thought it was funny how Missouri was a checker board. Website display issue, likely to do with warning priority (all being equal). Time to fix & improve. 
Snow
SNOW
FOND DU LAC, WI FOND DU LAC
1.3
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Snow
SNOW
OSHKOSH, WI WINNEBAGO
1.0
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Snow
SNOW
OSHKOSH, WI WINNEBAGO
T
Trains + snow never gets old. Processing video from Feb 4, 2021 winter storm. 
Chilly again this morning
WIWX 10.1 went live moments ago. New map legend. YouTube video section is back. mPing reports integrated with the classic & live map types. Small changes/bug fixes here & there. No blog write up today. I want to stay lightweight and keep moving forward. 10.2 will bring a new "About Us" page that is badly needed and long awaited. Isolated this project to focus on it. Many things I want to do in 10.3. Take care!
Example of an mPING report observations on the Live Map. Coming with next website release.
Starting this project tonight. New map legend. Not something I planned on but needs to be redone to look nice with the report type legend.
Very cold tonight. Lows dipping below -20F in Western WI
DEV NOTES - Making improvements to classic map product. Fixed a display issue with Wind Chill Advisories. These map products will now be in 1920-1080 format. New reports type legend (unfinshed product). mPING report dots. Moved road overlays above non-polygonal NWS alert types (i.e county based alerts). Development continues. 
Regarding Facebook - no motivation to post there right now. I'm happy here. Feel I'm satisfying my call to action. I've got more than enough to keep me busy. Never know when the winds will change.
Cool. 1170+ views on the latest forecast 100% organically. I didn't share the forecast anywhere expect youtube so many had to search for the website. I could get 500k on Facebook going viral. I enjoy the smaller crowd right now. I feel like it means more here. I want to keep improving this place so you CHOOSE to keep coming back. Thank you for visiting wisconsinwx.com 🙂
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SNOWFALL AMOUNTS - I was surprised by what happened in eastern MN and have no explanation for it. Most models showed narrow band of heavier amts somewhere across southern WI...turned up on the far western side, last second short range model trend. Many reports over 8" in the north.
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Snow
SNOW
MARKESAN, WI GREEN LAKE
5.1
"
Good question. Looks like the northern & southern stream energy not in sync to start the day. Coming together now but too late for us. Almost like cold front is crushing it east. Just my opinion. Major systems will tend to get organized further west/south and arrive in WI in a mature phase. 
*STORM UPDATE*
Feb 4, 2021
Winter storm underway. Scattered mixed precip this morning (snow NW). Accumulating snow by this afternoon as heavier bands move in from the southwest
I'll try again. This seems like a sloppy storm system in terms of a defined center. Is it a trough or did the energy just get spread out in different directions?
*STORM UPDATE*
Feb 4, 2021
Winter storm underway. Scattered mixed precip this morning (snow NW). Accumulating snow by this afternoon as heavier bands move in from the southwest
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Hmm can't see your comment. Strange. 
*STORM UPDATE*
Feb 4, 2021
Winter storm underway. Scattered mixed precip this morning (snow NW). Accumulating snow by this afternoon as heavier bands move in from the southwest
Outside enjoying this beautiful weather 😃
*STORM UPDATE*
Feb 4, 2021
Winter storm underway. Scattered mixed precip this morning (snow NW). Accumulating snow by this afternoon as heavier bands move in from the southwest
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Round of heavy white stuff will be the fun for this afternoon. Snowfall rates around 1"/hr possible.
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Snow
SNOW
OSHKOSH, WI WINNEBAGO
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