Doug Higgins

We’ll get snow Tuesday, but how much?

March 1st, 2015 at 11:25 am by under Weather

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We will have snow on Tuesday.  The big question is how much will we get?  (The image above shows the forecast snow amount for Green Bay by 10pm Tuesday by two different weather forecasting models.)  The latest computer models have a storm arriving Tuesday in the form of all snow for NE Wisconsin.  The snow will start early in the morning, and last through the afternoon.  The heaviest snow will fall around mid-day.  There are two limiting factors to how much snow we’ll get.  The strong lift with this system moves out early in the afternoon, so snow rates will slow down after a brief “burst of snow” mid-day.  Also, by the early evening a dry layer of air will wrap into the storm acting to shut down snow production.  As of now (Sunday morning) it looks like most of our area will get 3″ to 4″ of snow.   Isolated areas could see up to 5″.  We’ll continue to monitor this storm and will bring you the latest updates on Fox 11 News and Fox11online.com.


Winter Storm Possible Tuesday

February 28th, 2015 at 11:17 am by under Weather

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Travel Tuesday may be slow and slick across the badger state.

Over the past few days several weather computer models have placed a strong storm system in Wisconsin.  The image above is the forecast track for the storm and the associated swath of snow on it’s northeast side.  The storm track and the amount of moisture in this storm all point to a healthy snow event for NE Wisconsin.

While it’s too far out in time to give specific snow forecasts for each town in NE Wisconsin, I do believe may areas will see 5″ of snow with isolated area getting even more of the white stuff.

The snow is expected to start late Monday night, become heaviest mid-day Tuesday, and tapper off to flurries Tuesday night.  Gusty winds Tuesday night will cause significant blowing and drifting of the snow.  If you have travel plans Tuesday or early Wednesday keep a very close eye on the latest forecast.  We’ll be updating you with the latest forecast here, and on Fox 11 news.


Easy shoveling in Green Bay so far this season

January 30th, 2015 at 11:09 am by under Weather

Snow EventsNo big nowThe largest snow event in Green Bay is just 3.8″ this season.  We’ve only had 2 days with 3″ snow amounts, and none with 4″.

As of January 30th we are a full 9″ behind normal for snowfall.  This is the first time in 20 years that we have not had a 6″+ snow in the months of December and January!

The 6-10 day forecast by the Climate Prediction Center is calling for below normal precipitation in western Wisconsin and near normal levels for eastern Wisconsin.


What is the coldest temperature ever recorded in Green Bay?

January 21st, 2015 at 10:29 am by under Weather

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127 years ago today (1/21/1888) Green Bay experienced its coldest temperature ever  -36 degrees.  This season our coldest temperature has been just -12.  While -36 is cold, it’s been much colder in Northwest Wisconsin.  -55 is the coldest temperature recorded in the badger state, that was set in 1996 in the village of Couderay located in Sawyer County.

Looking nationally, the coldest temperature in the continental U.S.A. was -70 in Rogers Pass, Montana.

When you include Alaska the coldest temperature is -80 at Prospect Creek Camp near the Arctic Circle.

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Hot today, scattered storms Sunday

May 31st, 2014 at 4:29 pm by under Weather

Abundant sunshine pushed Saturday’s temperatures to the warmest so far this year.  Green Bay hit 86 degrees.  Even warmer weather hit the western portion of Wisconsin with La Crosse hitting 90 degrees.

Humidity levels will start to increase overnight, that will make for a sticky day Sunday.

A few waves of storms will move though the area the next 48 hours.  The first wave will hit Sunday morning, the second Sunday afternoon, and the third Sunday night into Monday morning.

The Storm Prediction Center has the risk for severe storms with wind, hail, and tornadoes well west of Wisconsin.

We will see lightning, and at times heavy rainfall.  If you have outdoor plans Sunday, be prepared for an occasion soaker to move through.

For the latest updates on your weather check out Fox 11 News tonight after Major League Baseball.

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Severe Storms Possible Sunday Afternoon/Evening

May 10th, 2014 at 9:48 am by under Weather

Parts of NE Wisconsin are under a slight risk for severe thunderstorms Sunday afternoon/evening.  Counties in the Fox 11 viewing area under the risk are Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, and Waushara.

The main risk from these storms will be large hail and damaging winds.  A warm front will trigger thunderstorms Sunday late afternoon/ early evening.

These storms will originate in Iowa and Illinois and move northeast into Wisconsin.  Stormy weather is expected to continue Sunday night and into Monday.  Much of NE Wisconsin is under a slight risk for severe storms Monday.

Click Here for the latest severe weather outlooks from the Storm Prediction Center.

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Warmer weather could bring strong storms to Wisconsin

May 4th, 2014 at 10:50 am by under Weather

Spring warmth (70s) may bring severe thunderstorms to parts of Wisconsin this week.

The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted Southwest Wisconsin for a risk for severe weather on Day 5, (D5 is the secret government code for Thursday).  On Monday it will be D4, Tuesday D3……

While NE Wisconsin is not in the highlighted area, we could also have severe storms; at this point large hail will be the most likely threat.

What do you need to do now?  Make sure you have a weather radio; it acts like a personal tornado siren for severe weather.  Weather radios are an inexpensive way to save your life when damaging weather moves in; every family should have one.  If you already have a weather radio, make sure it has new batteries inside.

Also, let your family know that storms Thursday could be severe.  By planting that seed of information people will pay closer attention to the weather.  At Fox 11 we don’t want anyone caught off guard by life threatening storms.

For the latest weather information tune into Good Day Wisconsin 5-9am and Fox 11 News @ 5pm and 9pm.  And of course you can get weather information 24/7 here at Fox11online.com

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Heavy rainfall hits the valley, more rain is on the way

April 13th, 2014 at 10:28 am by under Weather

Heavy rain and thunderstorms brought flooding to parts of NE Wisconsin Saturday.

Rain amounts were impressive from Wautoma through Oshkosh and east to Manitowoc with 2 to 3” falling in that area.

Down burst winds even damaged a school roof in Cleveland, WI.

More rain and thunderstorms are on the way this afternoon / evening, so watch out for more localized flooding.

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A much needed thaw this weekend

March 29th, 2014 at 10:54 am by under Weather

Dry and sunny weather will make for a truly spring like weekend.

Snow piles will start to shrink as highs reach into the low 40s today.

South winds will push Sunday’s high into the low 50s.  While 50s won’t be a record breaker (Sunday’s record is 73°) it will be above normal.

Monday will also be above normal with mid 50′s in the forecast.  Temperatures the rest of next week end up below normal, so enjoy what warmth we have this weekend.

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Escape the cold and go to Alaska

February 27th, 2014 at 11:13 am by under Weather

Green Bay’s high temperature will be 20 degrees colder than Fairbanks Alaska today.  This temperature flip is typical that when we see very cold weather in Wisconsin.  Currently the jet stream is rising in Alaska (producing milder temperatures) and is dipping in the Great Lakes (giving us the never ending cold).

Green Bay Average high and low 32°/16°

Fairbanks average high and low 17°/-10°AK VS GB