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WEBSITE UPDATE 11.25.2020 - Monthly forecasts are back. Prepared a winter forecast for Dec-Feb by month. Only doing them for fun. NOTE - will push update tomorrow to allow everyone to view these forecasts. 
Improved home page appearance and refreshed site SSL on update this AM. Looking forward to the day I can get back to this. Take care!
Another beauty!
Pushed a small website fix/upgrade this morning...

1. Had aprox 40 members become inactive due to expiration of payment plans in last month. All were reactivated and will get notifications again. Removed code that caused the issue.
2. Maps transitioned to winter products.
3. Fixed classic storm report tool where report magnitude was always blank. I like this tool and would like to bring it back. 

Hoping to return to development soon. Feeling good.
Heavy Rain
HEAVY RAIN
OSHKOSH, WI WINNEBAGO
5.79
"
Heavy Rain
HEAVY RAIN
MARKESAN, WI GREEN LAKE
4.10
"
Heavy Rain
HEAVY RAIN
OSHKOSH, WI WINNEBAGO
3.05
"
Heavy Rain
HEAVY RAIN
OSHKOSH, WI WINNEBAGO
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Heavy Rain
HEAVY RAIN
MARKESAN, WI GREEN LAKE
1.50
"
SUN - MON (10/25-26) | EC precipitation simulation still showing weather maker for this timeframe. I'm not impressed with the big picture and think this system will be a minor deal. Let's see how the models trend in the coming days.
On Thursday morning a period of rain and maybe even a thunderstorm will move thru southern WI. No concerns. Impact should be mostly an inconvenience to morning commute. The main system comes through Wisconsin Thursday night.
Monday light snow/rain chance for southeast WI. Weak disturbance but could produce minor accums on grassy surfaces wherever it tracks.
I don't believe GOLD & DARK GRAY color scheme is core to wisconsinwx.com, Wisconsin Weather fb page, or anything. Who said it should stay the same forever? Is it time to change it up? I have an idea to go along with this FRESH RESTART.
GFS showing quite a bit of snow accumulation thru OCT 28, mainly northern WI. WE'LL SEE. Certainly an active pattern consistently showing up. I'll believe it when I see it.
strong pressure falls along the cold front passing through today
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I have no regrets about decision made to take a break last month. I feel better.
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Slowest/weakest weather year (since Jan 1) here in northeast WI since before I started tracking storms in 2007ish. Pure nothing. 
Thinking about history. Last week I finally finished the historical events database. Took 6 months. Now figuring out way to visualize & use. 
I believe money ruined it for me. Now I want to remove $$$ from the equation completely. I accomplished what I set out to do, doesn't mean we have to do it forever. The membership system runs smoothly & fully functional. Happy with the technical end. I'm burned out. I feel you deserve better from a paid service so today I took at step back. Done forever? NO. Taking a break. Regroup and reassess. Back when the time is right.
All membership payments are CANCELED as of today at 2:43PM CST. You shouldn't be sending any money to Wisconsin Weather from this point forward. Registration page is disabled until I can figure out next step. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Got the location right. Too low/not aggressive enough on magnitude/amts. I somewhat joked on the forecast that heavy rain wouldn't be an issue unless someone got 10.0". That nearly happened north of WI Dells! I think ma nature is mocking me. 
New membership registration is disabled until further notice. With announcement on Facebook I didn't want to "drive memberships" or make it seem like anything other than what it is. Just wanted to be honest. I will be out of the office this weekend. Will reassess the situation on Monday. Burn out SUCKS. 2020 = not good. But still pushing through. Thank you.
Gosh, the rainfall estimates from the last event!!
Right turn? Thunderstorms last night took a hard right turn into southern WI. This happens as the updrafts backbuild towards the strongest instability...in this case storms were pulled south & west. Made me chuckle when compared to the outlook. Mother nature still has a sense of humor.
Heavy Rain
HEAVY RAIN
OSHKOSH, WI WINNEBAGO
0.95
"
severe warned cell cluster diving into southern WI. Taking the best instability with it. Not over for east central WI yet.
Very DRY for most of us. Was forecast to be a wet month. We need the rain. Ground to make up in the final days of AUG.
Two storm event forecasts were created for MON PM & TUES AFT timeframe. Perhaps another event later in the week too. Somewhat active - relative to the nothing burger it's been - in the days ahead. Talk to you soon.
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New SQL code snippet(partial) I wrote today to pull comments from the database into the various feeds across the website. Requires a new preview template on comment post types. Two day project that I plan to finish tomorrow!
Good progress today! 

Fixed Issue with 7-day forecast jpegs caused by memory intensive process of *recently implemented* storm event shading. For now this feature will only be available on the 7-day forecast I create manually. Fixed bugs with graphing and website logo.  

ON THE DEVELOPMENT SIDE/WILL GO LIVE IN THE FUTURE: made changes to home page layout...removing Discussion board widget, adding in a few maps. I added comment functionality to storm pages! Fixed bug on my profile page. A list of projects ready to go for tomorrow. Take care!
I want to do BI-WEEKLY 7-day forecast updates. SUN PM/MON & THU? Try to do it at a higher quality. Getting into a rhythm would be incredibly helpful. Think I need more tools in the toolbox [ i.e more forecast graphics to choose from]. Dew point & weekend forecast graphics are top of my list but depends on where the development priorities are.
MONTHLY FORECASTS are updated thru OCT 2020.
New website update pushed live tonight includes a few improvements to 7-day forecast graphics. Watching for bugs..want it to be stable ahead of bigger changes to come. I seem to be drifting back into development mode. New stuff in the works. Talk to you soon!
New t-shirt design will come eventually. Had to make changes to the first attempt because nobody liked the upside-down lettering. I always test them first.
Working on the 7-DAY graphic jpegs. Successfully added storm events shown by impact color class using test events. Will go live on the next website update.
Trying to make 7-day forecasts more enjoyable to create & view. Working on the next evolution of the 7-day forecast editor tool. First attempt at integrating the storm events system (test storm marked by red shading) which operates on an HOURLY basis. Thought this might be a nice way to differentiate from other wx sources. This is on the admin side and planning to copy it over to the HOME page. I also want to integrate with automated/local 7-day forecast system graphics...specifically the .jpeg images...on a regional basis where if you're county is not targeted for a storm event, the red shading won't appear. Large project. Making progress.
Trending cooler than average in mid-August, precip near average after a wetter start for some
Everything back up & running today at IEM who supplies our map elements. Their servers lost power during the derecho in IA yesterday. This type of outage has never happened before on WIWX. Also caused the SMS system to error on send. Added a new failsafe this AM that will allow SMS to still send even if maps are down.
Not a good day. Compounding failures. Got swallowed by heavy rain near Monroe before I could get in final position. Feel sick to my stomach seeing the damage in Iowa. The IEM data warehouse has been down since 11AM so maps are still not updating. Tomorrow is a new day.
Large Hail
LARGE HAIL
KENOSHA, WI KENOSHA
0.25
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Wall Cloud
WALL CLOUD
KENOSHA, WI KENOSHA
-
significant severe weather situation for northeast IA at the moment with widespread straightline wind gust damage...wind gusts of 70-90MPH. This complex will move near/along the WI/IL border this aft. Additional storm development likely across the rest of southern WI. Eyes on
Storms in Iowa causing wiwx maps crash. Unable to connect to Iowa State server. Definitely a serious weather situation down in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA where the reports, radar, warning information source data is located. Server overload or outage.
short range models all in agreeement
Latest trends suggest severe thunderstorms are likely today. Pushed to SEVERE. Worst near/along WI/IL border. Damaging winds the primary threat. I'll be in the area. Stay safe!
Small cluster of strong to severe t-storms w/ damaging wind gusts pushing through central WI atm. Models suggest weakening east of I39. Another t-storm event likely develops today/this aft for the rest of S WI.
Models trending more aggressive with t-storm activity SAT AM over northern & central WI. Remnants of overnight complex. Timing is poor for severe wx but at least will mention the chance of storms. Gradually weakening during the day.
Small cluster of thunderstorms continues through northern MN, set to head into northwest WI tonight. You can tell by the yellow SVR TSTORM WATCH that more development was expected into the Minneapolis region. Simply hasn't happened to this point and it's looking more likely that the existing storm cluster to head due east into far northern WI. A few damaging wind gusts overnight.
I've never waited until the last minute on so many events like I have in 2020. Storms have favored Minnesota and NW WI. I won't put THE ENTIRE STATE on blast if only a small percentage is potentially impacted. Low certainty. Slow year overall. I'm worried one will sneak through like Aug 2013. When you are least suspecting, it comes and need the message to get across. Miss miss miss, hit.