July 3rd, 2014 at 11:06 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
Cool! Appleton set a new record low for July 3rd with 46 degrees! The normal low is 58. It was cool all over northeast Wisconsin.
It’ll warm into the mid 70s today and will be a great night for the fireworks in Appleton, Shawano and other locations. Great for tomorrow’s Fire Over the Fox in Green Bay too.
Expect lots of sunshine and low humidity for the Fourth of July events. If you’re running in the Firecracker 5K in Kaukauna tomorrow morning at 8am, temperature will be near 61 degrees with sunny skies. The high will reach into the mid to upper 70s.
Hurricane Arthur is churning up the east coast and will impact the outer banks of North Carolina tonight into tomorrow morning as a category 1 or 2 hurricane. Wind speeds of 85 mph are possible but it looks like it will not make landfall. Next up for Arthur as it moves to the north is a glancing blow to New England Friday night. For the latest information on the first Atlantic hurricane of 2014 click here.
Have a fantastic and safe Fourth of July weekend!
May 8th, 2014 at 8:56 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
Strong or severe thunderstorms are possible today but the best chance will be this evening and into tonight. At 8 am most of the state is under a “slight” risk of severe weather with the main threats being large hail and damaging wind. The storms will diminish after midnight. Notice in the map below that parts of Iowa and Minnesota are under a “moderate” threat. Thunderstorms are expected to develop in this area this afternoon and move northeast this evening and tonight into our area.
Things will heat up today with temperatures pushing into the 70s…the first time since October 12th of last year. That’s more than six months!
Temperatures will continue above normal for the next few days and it is looking good for the weekend with mostly sunny skies on Saturday and a chance of showers in the afternoon on Mother’s Day Sunday.
March 6th, 2014 at 3:46 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
Another record to show just how cold it has been this winter may have fallen (it’ll be a record with an asterisk at this point). Last night (Wednesday) in Green Bay the temperature dropped to -11° shortly before midnight. Then at 3:30 am this morning the temperature plummeted to -15°. The official numbers aren’t in yet from the National Weather Service but that if it holds that would propel us into the number one spot for number of days below -10. Even if that isn’t the case, the record has at least been tied. The record for most days below zero keeps growing with another 2 days added because of the negative numbers reached yesterday and this morning. This may be the final hurrah as warmer weather moves in and sticks around for the next 7 days. So yes it has been cold and; most of us want it to end but at least we have the distinction of making it through one of the coldest winters on record! Feel proud!
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February 12th, 2014 at 11:05 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
The big weather story focuses on the east coast of the country as ice and snow will impact areas from Atlanta to Boston over the next 48 hours. In Atlanta they are bracing for a “catastrophic ice event”. These are words not only used by the Governor and other politicians but the National Weather Service in Georgia as well. The top of their website page reads:”Winter Storm To Result In Impossible Travel Conditions With Widespread and Extended Power Outages.” When you click on that you find the graphic below highlighting the “catastrophic ice totals” expected. This is serious stuff folks. Check it out below.
To see the latest radar image from the southeast go to our radar page and click on the southeast radar thumbnail on the bottom to see the latest 2 hours of radar. Winter storm warnings are in effect for much of the east coast and ice storm warnings around and east of Atlanta. The forecast ice and snow totals you see below is from one of the computer models that we use here at FOX 11 and it matches up closely with the National Weather Service forecast.
February 7th, 2014 at 4:45 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
A high pressure perched over the Ohio Valley will result in a lot of sunshine for us again today but colder than normal temperatures continue (Normal high is 26°). Wind chills this morning will be between 20 and 30 below and a wind chill advisory is in effect until noon; something we have become accustomed to this winter.
That thick ice on Lake Winnebago is not going anywhere this weekend as temperatures for the opening of Sturgeon spearing will be frigid. At 7 am tomorrow the temperature will be near -5 and wind chill about -15. There is a chance of snow after noon.
We may actually get a warm up by next weekend. After the seven day trend graphic you see below, indications are that we could see freezing or even above freezing conditions next Saturday and Sunday.
February 5th, 2014 at 11:32 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather